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>From: "Alexander Gil Fuentes" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Abusing the Muse: Inspiration and Exploitation 
>(2/1/06; collection)
>
>CALL FOR PAPERS
>
>"Abusing the Muse: Inspiration and Exploitation in 19th and 20th
>Century Literature and Culture"
>
>Edited by Alex Gil Fuentes, Sandy Alexandre and A.C. Geoghan
>
>Abstracts are invited for a new collection that explores the various
>ways in which authors exploit their sources of artistic or intellectual
>inspiration whether it be for profit, fame or other such unseemly
>motivations. 
>
>Potential topics include but are not limited to:
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>- the muse in the modern tradition
>- failed collaborations
>- paparazzi, yellow journalism and talk show culture
>- copyright issues
>- embodying/incorporating the muse
>- patronage and manipulation
>- art for art's sake?
>- the artist manquÈ
>- academic critics and opportunism
>- the spectacle of pain
>- ghost-writers and ghost-writing
>- ethics and the role of the contemporary artist/critic
>- "based on a true story"
>- stolen identities and plagiarism
>
>Existing contributions include essays on copyright issues surrounding
>the play _Six Degrees of Separation_; the literary muses in modernism
>and the authors who loved to hate them; the fates of Zelda Fitzgerald,
>Vivienne Eliot and Sylvia Plath as disembodied muses; and the case
>studies of Lacan and Freud.
>
>A broad range of approaches, including critique, analysis, cultural
>history, etc., are encouraged, as are collaborations, especially between
>writers working in different fields or methodologies. Please send
>abstracts and proposals (maximum 500 words) by February 1, 2006. All
>attachments should be sent as RTF files for compatibility.
>
>All materials and inquiries should be directed to:
>
>Alex Gil Fuentes
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>English Department
>University of Virginia
>
>

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