Confounding Purpose, Confusing Identity: Examinations of Reality and Fantasy in Joss Whedon¡¦s Dollhouse
Call for Papers Date:
Co-editors Alyson Buckman, Sherry Ginn, and Heather M. Porter invite proposals or completed essays for an edited collection of scholarly works that explore Joss Whedon¡¦s science fiction television series Dollhouse (2009-2010). We are interested in a variety of topics as well as diverse disciplinary approaches. Proposals should demonstrate not only a clear methodology and strong thesis but also a familiarity with current conversations and publications about the series. We would be especially pleased to see innovative perspectives on unusual topics such as the show¡¦s paratexts or production elements. Though not prescriptive, the following list of topics may be productive to consider:
The construction of sexuality and/or sex work within the Dollhouse
Queer identity and Theory
Neurology and Neurophysiology
The Posthuman Body
The Dollhouse Comic
Philosophy and Ethics
Violence against Women
We strongly recommend authors familiarize themselves with these publications to extend and/or challenge published analyses of the series:
„R ESPENSON, JANE, ED. INSIDE JOSS¡¦ DOLLHOUSE: FROM ALPHA TO ROSSUM. DALLAS, TX: BENBELLA, 2010.
„R SELECTED INFORMATION ABOUT DOLLHOUSE IN SHERRY GINN, POWER AND CONTROL IN THE TELEVISION WORLDS OF JOSS WHEDON. JEFFERSON, NC: MCFARLAND AND COMPANY, INC., 2012.
„R ARTICLES RELATED TO DOLLHOUSE IN ERIN B. WAGGONER, SEXUAL RHETORIC IN THE WORKS OF JOSS WHEDON. JEFFERSON, NC: MCFARLAND AND COMPANY, INC., 2010
„R THE SPECIAL ISSUE OF SLAYAGE: THE JOURNAL OF THE WHEDON STUDIES ASSOCIATION, VOLUME 8.2/3, SUMMER/FALL 2010.
„R THE WHEDON BIBLIOGRAPHY AVAILABLE AT WWW.SLAYAGEONLINE.COM
QUERIES AND SUBMISSIONS
Queries are welcomed; please email us at email@example.com and indicate that it is a ¡§Dollhouse Query/Proposal/Paper¡¨ in the subject line. Send 350-500 word proposals or 5,000-7,000 word essays in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) to the same email address; please label your attachment with ¡§Dollhouse,¡¨ your last name, and the date (day.month.year)¡Xe.g., ¡§Dollhouse, Ginn, 8.01.12.¡¨ We suggest but do not require that proposals include a working bibliography. Please provide in a separate document or in the body of the email a brief biography and selected vita.
We are currently discussing the book proposal with a publisher, who is very interested in such a collection. We are working on the following timeline which would tentatively allow the book a 2013 publication date.
„X Proposals Due: 1 September 2012
„X Notification of Acceptance: 1 October 2012
„X First Drafts Due: 1 January 2013
„X Second Drafts Due: 1 May 2013
„X Completed Manuscript: 1 July 2013
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