Collection on Salman Rushdie and Visual Culture(s)
Essays are invited for an anthology tentatively entitled Salman Rushdie and Visual Culture(s) that seeks to shed light on Rushdie’s fictional and non-fictional writings and their various connections with visual culture. The collection does not intend to set aside textuality, but draws it into dialogue with visuality. Some possible topics for consideration include, but are not limited to: film, photography (e.g. The Ground Beneath Her Feet and essays on portrait photography), painting (e.g. The Moor’s Last Sigh), sculpture (e.g. Rushdie’s collaboration with artist Anish Kapoor in Blood Relations), advertising, mapping,television (e.g. The Aliens Show in The Satanic Verses), the materiality of Rushdie’s books (e.g. covers and design).
A reputed academic publisher has shown interest in publishing the collection and is waiting on a detailed proposal. Please send abstracts of up to 500 words, including a short cv, to Ana Mendes (anafmendes_at_gmail.com), University of Lisbon Center for English Studies, Portugal, by 1 October, 2008.
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