CFP: Gilmore Girls (5/7/04; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Ritch Calvin
contact email: 

CALL FOR PAPERS (Collection)
Entries are invited for a proposed anthology on the subject of the =
television series, Gilmore Girls. Now in its fourth season, the series =
has achieved popular success on a fledgling 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 the =
nation's top advertisers and The WB, the program is intended to offer a =
greater array of compelling family programming on network television" =
( 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 =
women's lives in the media. We invite essays from a variety of =
perspectives and disciplines, and on a variety of topics:=20

  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, 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 or =
WordPerfect attachments) or snail-mail (on floppy, ZIP or CD-R). =
Deadline for submissions is May 7,2004.


Snail-mail: Ritch Calvin

115 Old Chem.

SUNY Stony Brook

Stony Brook, NY 11794-3456

(631) 632-7607

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