Performing Identities in Jewish Latin American Film

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August 31, 2018
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Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities
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Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities solicits submissions for a special issue on Performing Identities in Jewish Latin American Film, guest edited by Luca Barattoni (Clemson University) and Patricia Nuriel (Wofford College).

The growing field of Jewish Latin American film studies in recent years accounts for the increasing presence of Jewish characters and cultural subjects in Latin American cinema. Since their early days, the Jews were among the innovators of the film and music industries in Latin America. However, cinematographic representations of Jewish topics started emerging only after the mid-20th century. By virtue of this progression, portrayals of Jewish experience in Latin American film provide new insights of topics such as predicaments of acculturation and assimilation, collective memory, historical traumas, militancy and political agency, and diasporas and exiles. “Latin American Jewishness” transcends the status of an ethnic marker, working as a catalyst to rethink ways of membership to their particular nation and to dynamize discussions on modes of inclusion for ethnic, religious, gender, and other minorities. It goes beyond the mere representation of a milieu, shedding light on identity debates and proposing new forms of visibility in the global continuum.

This special issue of Post Script welcomes original papers on the topic from scholars, independent researchers, and filmmakers. Manuscripts must be in English. They should be of no more than 7,000 words for articles and interviews with filmmakers; 750- 1,000 words for book reviews, or 3,000 words for review essays (2-3 books).  

Essays will be subject to peer review. Please, send documents by attachment, with author identification on a separate page and not in the headers, to Luca Barattoni and Patricia Nuriel: nur.bar.film@gmail.com.       

Deadline for submissions is August 31, 2018.

For questions regarding Post Script that are not related to this special issue, please contact the general editor, Gerald Duchovnay: Gerald.Duchovnay@tamuc.edu.