TEXAS STUDIES IN LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE

Texas Studies in Literature and Language seeks submissions for a special issue, The Films of Wes Anderson, which aims to further develop the burgeoning critical engagement with Anderson and his works. Whereas the popular press has tended to lavish attention on the intricacies and idiosyncrasies of the director’s hallmark visual style, Anderson offers academic commentators numerous lines of inquiry that may or may not incorporate questions of his visual motifs, any of which can help place Anderson’s work in dialogue with film history, theoretical trends and movements, and issues of literary and filmic style. Contributions are welcome from any critical perspective. Proposals are due by 23 January 2017.  Please submit name, affiliation, abstract (150–200 words), and a brief biographical note (100 words) to Donna Kornhaber (donna.kornhaber@austin.utexas.edu). For accepted proposals, submissions of 6,000–10,000 words will be due by 1 August 2017. Queries are welcome and encouraged and should be directed to Kornhaber.