UPDATE: [Film] Sopranos Wake (Fordham University, NY, 5/23-25, 2008)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. David Lavery
contact email: 

The deadline for submission of proposals has been extended to November 1.

David Lavery, convener, Paul Levinson and Douglas L. Howard co-conveners,
solicit your proposals for an academic conference on The Sopranos to be
held at Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus in New York, May 23-25,
2008 (Memorial Day Weekend). Sponsored by Film and Television and the
School of Arts at Brunel University in London in partnership with the
Department of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University in New
York, this first scholarly gathering devoted to the HBO drama The Sopranos
aspires to provide a definitive final assessment of one of the most
important television series ever. Proposals on any aspect of The Sopranos
are invited. The best papers from the conference will be published as a book.

We welcome proposals of 200-300 words (or an abstract of a completed paper)
on any aspect of The Sopranos. We invite presentations by from the
perspective of any discipline: literature, history, communication, film and
television studies, women's studies, philosophy, religion, linguistics,
music, cultural studies, and others. Discussions of the text, the social
context, the audience, the producers, the production, and more are all
appropriate. For a comprehensive but not exhaustive list of possible
topics, see http://davidlavery.net/Sopranos_Wake/topics.pdf. All
proposals/abstracts should demonstrate familiarity with the substantial
already-published scholarship on The Sopranos.

Papers are limited to a maximum reading time of 20 minutes. Presenters can
anticipate using DVDs, Power Point, the Internet, and visual presenters in
their talks. Please fill out the form to be found at
http://davidlavery.net/Sopranos_Wake/proposal.doc. Submissions by
undergraduates and graduate students are welcome; however, undergraduate
students should provide the name, email, and phone number of a faculty
member willing to consult with them (the faculty member need not need to

Proposals for prearranged, complete sessions of multiple presenters (no
more than three) are welcome. Fill out the form to be found at
http://davidlavery.net/Sopranos_Wake/session_proposal.doc .

Proposals must be submitted by November 1, 2007.

Please write us with questions at sopranos.wake_at_gmail.com.

The conference website can be found at: http://davidlavery.net/Sopranos_Wake/

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