UPDATE: Oprah Anthology (11/30/03; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Tolley-Stokes, Rebecca Lyne
contact email: 

Update: deadline is Nov. 30, 2003

CFP: Oprah Anthology

We are soliciting academic papers for an anthology on the phenomenon of
Oprah. It is undeniable that Oprah Winfrey has transcended the iconic cult
of celebrity to become a Western cultural force of the late-twentieth and
early twenty-first centuries. As she show nears its much anticipated
end--though its endless reproduction in syndication seems inevitable--it
seem appropriate to produce an anthology that evaluate the multifaceted
influences and implications of Oprah.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

*Oprah as a cultural phenomenon
*Oprah as an icon
*Marketing Oprah
*Oprah and Black feminisms
*Oprah and spirituality
*O Magazine
*Oprah and autobiographical confession
*Oprah and middle-class identity
*Oprah and economic empowerment
*Oprah and female empowerment
*Racial uplift and Oprah
*One of my best friends: Oprah and white viewers

If interested, please send an abstract, no more than 1 1/2 types pages
by November 30, 2003 to either:

Elwood Watson
Associate Professor/Assistant Chair
Department of History
East Tennessee State University
P.O. Box 70672
Johnson City, Tennessee 37614-1709
(423) 439-8575

Jennifer Harris
Assistant Professor
Department of English
University of Windsor
402 Sunset
Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4
(519) 253-3000, ext. 2303

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