CFP: Clint Eastwood’s Films

CALL FOR PAPERS

For a third collection of essays on the films of Clint Eastwood.

Please submit a 1 page proposal as soon as possible, but no later than September 15 to
wanat@ohio.edu  or  len.engel@quinnipiac.edu

Len Engel, CAS—1, Quinnipiac University &

Matt Wanat, University of Ohio

15 page papers due Jan 15, 2016.  Preference will be given to proposals that deal with Eastwood’s films

not covered in the previous collections and his films appearing since 2012.  Please see below the Table of Contents for the two previous collections.

(If you intend to send a proposal, please send a short note, within the next day  or two, indicating that.)

Clint Eastwood, Actor and Director:  New Perspectives (2007)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1–“Feminism and the Limits of Genre in Fistful of Dollars and The Outlaw Josey Wales” Brett Westbrook, St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas

Chapter 2–“A Fistful of Anarchy: Clint Eastwood’s Character in Sergio Leone’s Dollars Trilogy and in His Four ‘Own’ Westerns Beyond” David Cremean, Black Hills University, Spearfish, South Dakota.

Chapter 3 —“Irony as Absolution” Matt Wanat, Mayville State Universtiy, North Dakota.

Chapter 4—“’One hang, we all hang’: High Plains Drifter” Richard Hutson, University of California, Berkeley

Chapter 5—“Mocking Success in Every Which Way But Loose” Leger Grindon, Middlebury College, Vermont,

Chapter 6—“Subverting Shane:  Ambiguities in Eastwood’s Politics in Fistful of Dollars,High Plains Drifter, and Pale Rider” Stephen McVeigh, University of Wales Swansea.

Chapter 7—-“’All on Accounta Pullin’ a Trigger’:  Violence, the Media, and the Historical Contextualization of Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven” Brad Klypchak, Lon Morris College, Jacksonville, Texas.

Chapter 8—The Machinery of Violence:  Clint Eastwood talks about Unforgiven” John C. Tibbetts, University of Kansas, Lawrence.

Chapter 9—“Clint Eastwood’s Western Films and the Evolving Mythic Hero” Fred Erisman, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth.

Chapter 10—“Narrative Pacing and the Eye of the Other in The Bridges of Madison County” Raymond Foery, Quinnipiac University.

Chapter 11—-“The Old Man and the C: Masculinity and Age in the Recent Films of Clint Eastwood” Walter Metz, Montana State University, Bozeman.

Chapter 12—“Mystical Moral Miasma in Mystic River” Dennis Rothermel, California State University, Chico.

Chapter 13—“Million Dollar Baby:  The Deep Heart’s Core” John M.Gourlie, Quinnipiac

NEW ESSAYS ON Clint Eastwood (2012)—TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreward, “Why do we turn to Eastwood now?” Drucilla Cornell

One, “Landscape as Moral Destiny:’ Mythic Reinvention from Rowdy Yates to the Stranger,” Robert Smart

Two, “Thoroughly Modern Eastwood: Male/Female Power Relations in The Beguiled and Play Misty for Me,” Brett Westbrook

Three, “Clintus and Siegelini: ‘We’ve got a system. Not much, but we’re fond of it,'” Mike Smrtic and Matt Wanat

Four, “Rawhide to Pale Rider: The Maturation of Clint Eastwood,” Edward Rielly

Five, “Eastwood’s Treatment of the Life of Creativity and Performance in Bronco Billy, Honkytonk Man, White Hunter Black Heart, and Bird,” Dennis Rothermel

Six, “’You Can’t Hunt Alone’: White Hunter Black Heart,”  Richard Hutson

Seven, “The End of History and America First: How the 1990s Revitalized Clint Eastwood,” Craig Rinne

Eight, “A Man of Notoriously Vicious and Intemperate Disposition”: Western Noir and the Tenderfoot’s Revenge in Unforgiven,” Stanley Orr

Nine, “A Good Vintage or Damaged Goods?: Clint Eastwood and Aging in Hollywood Film,” Philippa Gates

Ten, “Space, Pace, and Southern Gentility in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” Brad Klypchak

Eleven, “Mystic River as a Tragic Action,” Robert Merrill and John L. Simons

Twelve, “Lies of Our Fathers: Mythology and Artifice in Eastwood’s Cinema,” William Beard

Thirteen, “Eastwood’s Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima: The Silence of Heroes and the Voice of History,” John M. Gourlie

Fourteen, “Gran Torino: Showdown in Detroit, Shrimp Cowboys, and A New Mythology,” John M. Gourlie and Leonard Engel

Fifteen, “Invictus: The Master Craftsman as Hagiographer,” Raymond Foery

Sixteen, “Hereafter: Dreaming beyond Our Philosophies,” John M. Gourlie

Seventeen, “Citizen Hoover: Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar,” Richard Hutson and Kathleen Moran

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Western American Literature (Spring 2015)

WAL 50.1 is now available on Project MUSE
http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/western_american_literature/toc/wal.50.1.html

WESTERN AMERICAN LITERATURE 50.1

“A Chaotic and Dark Vitalism: A Case Study of Cormac McCarthy’s Psychopaths amid a Geology of Immorals”

Sean Braune

“Social Space and the Suburb in Mike Cahill’s King of California: Mapping Race, Neoliberalism, and Narratives of the Past in the Southern California Landscape”

Emily Cheng

“New Frontiers for Post-Western Cinema: Frozen River, Sin Nombre, Winter’s Bone

Jesus Angel Gonzalez

Book Reviews

Michael K. Johnson, Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos: Conceptions of the African American West.

Bryant Keith Alexander

Stephen Miller and Jose Pablo Villalobos, eds., Rolando Hinojosa’s Klair City Death Trip Series:

A Retrospective, New Directions.

Martin Camps

Brandon D. Shuler, Robert Johnson, and Erika Garza-Johnson, eds., New Border Voices: An Anthology.

Cristina Herrera

Claudine Chalmers, Chronicling the West for Harper’s: Coast to Coast with Frenzeny & Tavernier in 1873–1874.

Jessica Dallow

Stephen J. Mexal, Reading for Liberalism: The Overland Monthly and the Writing of the Modern American West.

Nicolas S. Witschi

Linda Scarangella McNenly, Native Performers in Wild West Shows: From Buffalo Bill to Euro Disney.

Arnold Krupat

Wendy Harding, The Myth of Emptiness and the New American Literature of Place.

  1. Alan Weltzien

Bernard Mergen, At Pyramid Lake.

Jeffrey Chisum

Ken Lamberton, Dry River: Stories of Life, Death, and Redemption on the Santa Cruz.

Hal Crimmel

Andrew Gulliford, ed., Outdoors in the Southwest: An Adventure Anthology.

Linda Helstern

Julia Corbett, Seven Summers: A Naturalist Homesteads in the Modern West.

Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy

Saul Sanchez, Rows of Memory: Journeys of a Migrant Sugar-Beet Worker.

Luis H. Moreno

Joshua Doleẑal, Down from the Mountaintop: From Belief to Belonging.

Gregory L. Morris

Tyra A. Olstad, Zen of the Plains: Experiencing Wild Western Places.

Francis Moul

Iver Arnegard, Whip and Spur.

Laura Rebecca Payne