Claire Denis: Call for Chapter Proposals - DUE NOVEMBER 1, 2009

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Chapter proposals are invited for an edited book on the themes and films of Claire Denis. As Denis' films are rich in subject matter, story, theme and contemporary concerns, the preference is for a cross-disciplinary perspective, which may include film studies but does not have to concentrate solely on or derive from it. Topics may relate to the following subjects, but are not limited to: human geography, global citizenship, foreignness, the future of race and immigration, family psychology, kinship, exile, identity development, gender, geopolitical bodies, fathering/parenting, nationalism, border politics, sexuality, post-colonialism and decolonization, language and communication, African history, biracialism, landscape interpretation, multiculturalism, music and sound, etc.

Collaborations are invited, especially between scholars, artists, writers, poets, filmmakers, philosophers, etc. of differing media and field. Interview proposals between potential contributors, writers, etc. and/or people with whom Denis' regularly work. Letter of Collaboration/interview must be sent with application.

Final selected chapters DO NOT have to be written in English. The publisher is Atropos Press and the editor is Marjorie Vecchio, PhD

Submission through email to, subject line in email should read DENIS BOOK. Please use same email for questions. Submission should include:
1) 1 to 2 page chapter proposal describing your subject and strategy;
2) 1 writing sample (max. 10 pages);
3) CV or resume; and
4) if proposing collaboration or interview, include a letter of interest/confirmed collaboration or interview.

Proposals due by November 1, 2009.