>From: "David Lavery" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: On the Verge of Tears: Why the Movies, Television,
>Music, and Literature Make us Cry (7/1/07; collection)
>David Lavery (Brunel University, London) and Michele Byers (St. Mary's
>University, Canada), the editors of this in-development book, seek
>submissions on the subject of crying inspired by art.
>We welcome any type of writing on the subject from memoirs and personal
>essays to critical interpretations and more theoretical pieces. Contributors
>may, of course, come from any discipline or field and need not be academics.
>The idea for this book came out of a piece one of us wrote for an upcoming
>issue of the online journal Flow. A pre-publication draft of the piece can
>be read here:
>We are open to pieces of any length, from a few paragraphs to 5,000 words.
>Submissions should be sent as Word or .rtf e-mail attachments. Although we
>prefer submission of finished pieces, we welcome your questions and
>proposals as well. All correspondence should be sent to both of us via
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>The deadline for submissions is July 1, 2007.
>Well my friends are gone and my hair is grey
>I ache in the places where I used to play
>And Im crazy for love but I'm not coming on
>I'm just paying my rent every day
>In the tower of song
>I said to Hank Williams: how lonely does it get?
>Hank Williams hasn't answered yet
>But I hear him coughing all night long
>A hundred floors above me
>In the tower of song--Leonard Cohen
>David Lavery, Chair in Film & TV, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8
>3PH, UK; Website: http:/davidlavery.net | Voice Mail: +44 (0)1895 266358;
>Mobile: 07733450288; Fax: +44 (0) 1895 269768; Co-Editor, SLAYAGE
>& CRITICAL STUDIES IN TELEVISION. Author of JOSS WHEDON, A CREATIVE
>PORTRAIT (forthcoming); author/editor/co-editor of books on LOST, TWIN
>PEAKS, X-FILES, SOPRANOS, BUFFY, TELEPARODY, SEINFELD, DEADWOOD, GILMORE
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