Gore Vidal Revisited

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Journal of American Studies of Turkey

In keeping with its stated aims, the Journal of American Studies of Turkey (JAST) is preparing a special Gore Vidal issue devoted to innovative pieces focusing on how his writing engages with American cultures past and present as well as with the rest of the world. Papers may include but are not limited to the following topics:

• Gore Vidal's Politics
• Literary reviews & Literary Criticism
• Historical Fiction
• Drama
• Gore Vidal in Hollywood (screenplays, adaptations written by Vidal)
• Filming Gore Vidal
• Gender Issues
• Sexuality
• Life Writing
• Gore Vidal in Translation
• Attitudes towards Vidal inside and outside America
• Vidal criticism past and present
• Gore Vidal as an outsider as well as an insider writing about America

Contributions can vary in length, from full-length (5000-6000) word pieces, to shorter 'think-pieces' (1500-2000) words, as well as reviews of books and films devoted to Vidal's work. We are interested in pieces that re-evaluate Vidal's reputation as a major figure in contemporary American culture, as well as looking at the worldwide impact of his work – for example, in translation or in terms of his film adaptations.