[Deadline Extended] PTSD and Clint Eastwood Films

deadline for submissions: 
May 27, 2016
full name / name of organization: 
Allen Redmon and Charles Hamilton, Texas A&M University-Central Texas
contact email: 

Our initial deadline has passed but we still have room for one-three more chapters on PTSD and trauma in Clint Eastwood's directorial efforts.

With the release of American Sniper (2014), Clint Eastwood brought to the surface an interest in post-traumatic stress disorder that runs throughout his directorial career. In response to this important but largely underdeveloped aspect of Clint Eastwood's films, we seek essays that address Eastwood's attention to trauma and especially as it relates to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. We are especially interested in essays that detail Clint Eastwood's willingness to represent post-traumatic stress disorder on screen, and especially those essays that challenge the idea that PTSD is limited to war-time experiences.

We are still seeking essays that discuss a number of intriguing films: Changeling, Million Dollar BabyTrue CrimeMidnight in the Garden of Good and EvilAbsolute PowerUnforgivenPale Rider, and Firefox. Several of these films feature trauma (and PTSD) in critical ways. We would love to include a discussion of some of these films in our collection.  

Final essays should be between 6000-8000 words and should include no more than two images from the film or films being discussed. Essays that focus on one film or on one common interest across several films are equally welcomed. Authors interested in being considered for inclusion in this collection should email Charles Hamilton and Allen Redmon at eptext2016@gmail.com by 27 May 2016. Emails should include 1) an abstract of 600-800 words, 2) a brief bio, and 3) a short CV. Inquiries can also be sent to the above address. Accepted essays will be due by 31 August 2016. The manuscript will be delivered to McFarland by 31 December 2016.