UPDATE: Gilmore Girls (1/1/07; collection)

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CALL FOR PAPERS (Collection)
This is an updated cfp. I had originally asked for abstracts only. I am
calling for full essays for publication in an anthology of essays. A
publisher is
currently "very excited" about the project.

Entries are invited for a proposed anthology on the subject of the
series, Gilmore Girls. Now entering its seventh season (and by all
it's final season), the series has achieved popular success on a
network. It is also the first TV series "to make it to air supported by
the Family
Friendly Forum's script development fund. An initiative between some of
nation's top advertisers and The WB, the program is intended to offer a
array of compelling family programming on network
television" (www2.warnerbrothers.com). However, to date, little critical
attention has been paid to the series.

As a series about three generations of women, the series offers multiple
opportunities for critical analysis of representations of women and
lives in the media. We invite essays from a variety of perspectives and
disciplines, and on a variety of topics. The list is meant to be
suggestive, not

  a.. The concept of family/parenthood
  b.. Intergenerational relations
  c.. Concepts/constructs of femininity (Emily, Lorelai, Rory, Sookie,
Paris, Lane, Mrs. Kim, Babette, Miss Patty)
  d.. Concepts/constructs of masculinity (Luke, Jason, Richard, Dean,
Jess, Logan, Michel, Taylor, Kirk, Jackson)
  e.. Lorelai and Rory qua feminists
  f.. Aesthetics
  g.. Fashion and style
  h.. Commodification/consumerism
  i.. Intertexuality
  j.. Cultural and ethnic diversity (on TV and in Stars Hollow)
  k.. "Family values"
  l.. Analysis of the "Family Friendly Forum" guidelines in relation to

Final articles should not exceed 6,500 words. They should conform to MLA

Please send abstracts and/or submissions via e-mail (as Word
attachments) or
snail-mail (on CD-R).

Deadline for submissions is Jan 1, 2007. Even if you cannot provide a
revision by the due date, please consider submitting. Please disseminate

E-mail: rcalvink_at_notes.cc.sunysb.edu

Snail-mail: Ritch Calvin
115 Old Chem.
SUNY Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3456
(631) 632-7607

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