Cambria Press Book Series Highlight for MLA 2012: Cambria Contemporary Literature, Film, and Theory Series
The Cambria Contemporary Literature, Film, and Theory Series is critically innovative, diverse in subject matter, and challenging to existing critical frames. Proposals that engender progressive debate in the fields of literary and/or cultural theory are welcome, as are author-specific or filmmaker-specific studies that deal with their subjects in critically original ways. The series does not align itself to any one particular critical or cultural frame; rather it reflects an aspiration to move beyond the limits of singular categories in order to explore how many ways of reading can intersect in fruitful ways. The general editor is Professor Neil Murphy of Nanyang Technological University.
The following is a sample list of authors of interest:
|Martin Amis||Margaret Atwood||John Banville|
|Sebastian Barry||Italo Calvino||Peter Carey|
|Caryl Churchill||Don deLillo||Gabriel Garcia Marquez|
|Romesh Gunesekera||Sunetra Gupta||David Hare|
|Aidan Higgins||Geoffrey Hill||Ted Hughes|
|Sarah Kane||Milan Kundera||Hanif Kureishi|
|Tony Kushner||Doris Lessing||Naguib Mahfouz|
|Derek Mahon||David Malouf||Ian McEwan|
|Medbh McGuckian||Vladimir Nabokov||Harold Pinter|
|Salman Rushdie||Tom Stoppard||Jeanette Winterson|
Manuscripts on filmmakers, particularly those who have perpetually expanded the aesthetic horizons of their medium and who have contributed to an ever-expanding filmic vocabulary, are also welcome.
Books that have been published in this series include:
- Reading Blindly: Literature, Otherness, and the Possibility of an Ethical Reading by Jeremy Fernando
- The Sex Goddess in American Film, 1930–1965: Jean Harlow, Mae West, Lana Turner, and Jayne Mansfield by Jessica Hope Jordan
- Reading Literature After Deconstruction by Robert Lumsden
- Identity in Doris Lessing’s Space Fiction by David Waterman
- Narrating the Prison: Role and Representation in Charles Dickens’ Novels, Twentieth-Century Fiction, and Film by Jan Alber
- Seductions in Narrative: Subjectivity and Desire in the Works of Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson by Gemma López
- Naguib Mahfouz: A Western and Eastern Cage of Female Entrapment by Pamela Allegretto-Diiulio
- Don DeLillo, Jean Baudrillard, and the Consumer Conundrum by Marc Schuster
Inquiries should be directed to email@example.com.
Learn more about this series at the MLA annual convention (http://www.mla.org/convention).
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