UPDATE: [Film] Image of Prostitute in Film, Literature, Drama

full name / name of organization: 
Ted Price
contact email: 
pricet@mail.montclair.edu

Session at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Conference in
Buffalo, New York, April 10 - 13, 2008. Call for Papers.
TOPIC: The Image of the Prostitute in Film, Literature, Drama, and Popular
Culture Roundtable. Send abstracts to Ted Price, pricet_at_mail.montclair.edu
 and Vincenzo Bollettino bollettinov_at_mail.Montclair.edu Open to Graduate
Students too.
       Further elaboration of this panel: The Oldest Profession: The Whys
and Wherefores for the continued fascination of this subject in Literature,
Drama, & Film. For example: O'Neill's Anna Christie, Dostoyevsky's Crime
and Punishment & Notes from Underground,Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession,
Fellini's Nights of Cabiria, Scorcese's Taxi Driver, Jeanne Moreau in
Losey's Eve, Marlene Dietrich in von Sternberg's The Blue Angel, Ingrid
Bergman in Hitchcock's Notorious, and (of course) Louise Brooks as Lulu in
 Pabst's Pandora's Box. But others too: individually or in aggregate.
       All perspectives welcome: Mythic, dramatic, musical,
psycho-analytic, feminist, biographical or autobiographical, personal
response -- not excluding that of Jack the Ripper.
       To foster discussion, accepted panelists must keep strictly to
15-minute presentations, but finished papers should be brought. Please
submit a 200-350 abstract with brief Currculum Vita via eMail to each of
the above co-Chairmen by 9/25/07, preferably earlier.

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