CFP: [Film] The role of class in Latin American films

full name / name of organization: 
Meredith Clermont-Ferrand
contact email: 
clermontm@easternct.edu

How do Latin American film makers portray the class struggle through
politically charged topics? For example, does a film like “El Norte”
idealize the class struggle, over-sentimentalizing the situations faced
by immigrants, or is it a fair representation? Or does a film such
as “Amores Perros” more accurately portray the class struggle through its
emphasis on tragedy and brutality? How does the film “Maria Full of
Grace” personalize the efforts made by Latino women to overcome the
financial and political trappings of being poor? Connecticut Review is
looking for academic essays that address how Latin American films and
filmmakers address the roles of class. Your work should be 2,000 to 4,000
words. Submit work to: clermontm_at_easternct.edu in hypertext form or send
2 hard copies to:
Meredith Clermont-Ferrand, Senior Editor
Connecticut Review
CSU System Office
39 Woodland Street
Hartford CT 06105-2337

Connecticut Review is a semi-annual journal published since 1967 under
the auspices of the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut State
University. Connecticut Review invites submission of poetry, literary
plays, short fiction, translations, creative nonfiction, essays,
interviews, and academic articles of general interest.

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cfp categories: 
film_and_television