RARA-AVIS: CFP: Villainy in Detective Fiction/Film (Collection - 07/31;2000/03)

Stacy Gillis (stacy.gillis@ukonline.co.uk)
Fri, 25 Jun 1999 23:51:02 +0100

>Professor Moriarty, Dr. No, Bridget O'Shaughnessy, Blofeld, Count Fosco,
Fu Manchu, Keyser Soz鬠S.P.E.C.T.R.E., Cruella de Vil, Jaws - from Britain to America, from novel to film, from thug to mastermind, these villains are often more interesting than their heroic opponents. The relationship between the villain and the hero(ine) is often the crux of the entire story. But what makes a villain? What is villainous activity? How have villains changed over the past two centuries?
>Possible topics include but are not limited to:
>· Gender and villainy
>· Vicarious appeal of villains
>· Villains capturing the public imagination
>· Villainy as a reflection of changing social mores
>· Relationship between hero and villain
>· the difference between villain and hero
>· Villain as Other
>· Villains as plot devices
>· Poweful versus weak villains
>· How society deals with villains
>· Victims and villains
>· Faceless organizations as villains
>· Masterminds versus thugs
>· Sensation fiction villains
>· Villains and violence
>· Villains and fate
>We are soliciting abstracts for a collection focusing on Villainy in
Detective Fiction/Film. Abstracts of 500 words, as well as a brief c.v., must be submitted by the end of July, 1999. Final drafts (25 pp., MLA format) must be submitted by March 2000. The full proposal is available upon request.
>Please send abstracts and queries to:
>Stacy Gillis/ Philippa Gates
>School of English
>Queen's Building
>University of Exeter
>Exeter, Devon
>EX4 4QH
>United Kingdom
>E-mail: stacy.gillis@ukonline.co.uk
> p.c.gates@exeter.ac.uk

 Stacy Gillis

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