Pushing Daisies Collection, 9/15/09

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Dr. Alissa Burger
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Bryan Fuller's television series 'Pushing Daisies' is visually stunning, with quirky dialogue and captivating characters. It has also - unfortunately - been cancelled. This collection seeks to explore the critical and popular elements of 'Pushing Daisies' and we welcome articles catering to both fans of the show and scholars in the fields of film and television; gender, sexuality and representation; pouplar culture; and cultural studies.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:
* The signature 'Pushing Daisies' visual imagery
* situating 'Pushing Daisies' within the larger Bryan Fuller canon (i.e. 'Wonderfalls,' 'Dead Like Me')
* incorporation of music within narrative
* genre transformation (i.e crime drama, detective story)
* production value/cinematography
* nature/significance of death
* representations of food and identity
* critical response (i.e. Emmy nominations)
* philosophical engagement (i.e. life/death, innocence/guilt, responsibility)
* the role of narration

Please submit a 300-400 word proposal, including a short (100 word max) biography, via email in a Word document (.doc, NOT .docx, please). Proposals should clearly outline the line of argument, as well as the significance or relevance of scholarship/originality. Any necessary copyrights for articles must be secured in advance by author.

Deadline for submissions is September 15, 2009. Please send submissions and questions to Dr. Alissa Burger at aburger@bgsu.edu.