UPDATE: Fabulous! The Diva Issue-Camera Obscura Special Issue (8/1/06; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Patricia White
contact email: 

Deadline extended!
                                                 CALL FOR PAPERS

Camera Obscura is planning a special issue titled Fabulous! The Diva
Issue. From actual goddesses to 21st century divinities in film,
television, and popular music, the figure of the diva has captivated,
inspired, and appalled. She (and, maybe, he?) is larger-than-life
and carries with her the cultural and psychic baggage of individuals,
communities, and nations. We are looking for essays (5,000-6,000
words) and shorter "appreciations" (500-1400 words) that consider the
intersection of film, television, or music divas with gender,
sexuality, race/ethnicity, and class.

Submissions can address general aspects of cinematic, televisual, or
music divadom or can focus on particular divas. Shorter
appreciations should be written from a scholar-fan perspective,
although this approach might also inform the essays.

Among the topics submissions might address are:

      The investments of particular groups or communities in divas
      Divas and nation(alism)
      The diva as commodity
      Non-Western divas and notions of divadom
      The case for the male diva
      Genre and the diva
      The social and/or psychic work of the diva
      Feminism and the diva
      The queer diva
      Working class divas

New deadline for submissions is August 1, 2006. Submissions should
follow Chicago Manual of Style specifications for manuscript
preparation. Send submission to:

Professor Alexander Doty, Special Issue Editor
Camera Obscura
Department of Film Studies
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4010
--Patricia WhiteAssociate Professor, English LiteratureChair, Film and Media StudiesSwarthmore Collegeon sabbatical 05-06 ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List CFP_at_english.upenn.edu Full Information at http://cfp.english.upenn.edu or write Jennifer Higginbotham: higginbj_at_english.upenn.edu ==========================================================Received on Wed Jun 07 2006 - 11:24:25 EDT