CELAAN: Special Issue on Abdellatif Kechiche

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CFP: CELAAN special issue on Abdellatif Kechiche

Tunisian-born actor and director, Abdellatif Kechiche, made his directorial debut with La faute à Voltaire in 2000. Since then, his films (including L'Esquive, La Graine et le mulet, Vénus noire, and La Vie d'Adèle) have consistently garnered both popular and critical attention. His next production, reportedly based on François Bégaudeau's coming-of-age book, La Blessure, la vraie, has just recently been announced and will begin filming late this summer. Kechiche's oeuvre is known for its social realism (though he disputes this term himself), its stories of Maghrebian immigration, and its focus on youth. In this special issue of CELAAN, we would like to bring together a collection of articles that examine aspects of Kechiche's work and that explore the impact it has had upon contemporary cinema.

Proposals for articles (250 word abstract) in English or French should be emailed to ppears2@washcoll.edu by September 15, 2014. Accepted articles will be due by December 15, 2014.