CFP: Critical Methodologies in Contemporary Black Film (6/30/07; collection)

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Paula Massood
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CFP: Critical Methodologies in Contemporary Black Film (abstracts
6/30/2007; collection)

Proposals are sought for an anthology on contemporary approaches to
African American film. The collection will consist of two parts:
The first half will include new theoretical approaches to African
American film. Of special interest here will be essays that seek to
broaden our understanding of African American filmmaking beyond
questions of representation, stereotype, and caricature. Essays
presenting new theories of aesthetics or working to formulate new
film methodologies are of special interest. The second half of the
anthology will include a selection of case studies exemplifying new
approaches to African American film. These can be focused on one
film and/or filmmaker or a selection of films and/or filmmakers.
Essays that rethink African American film and genre are also invited
for either section.

Possible Topics:

Part 1
Psychoanalysis and Black Film
Methods and Modes of Address
Reflexivity and film form
Queer theory and blackness
Genre Hybridity
New Approaches to Black Film History
Digital technologies

Part 2
Genre: gangster films. the Western, noir, romance
New independent filmmaking
Digital films and the web
African American auteurs
Global "blackness"

Interested participants should e-mail abstracts (no more than 500
words) and short CVs (highlighting publications and presentations) to by June 30, 2007. Accepted contributions
(9,000 words max) will be due in February 2008.

Abstracts, questions, and comments should be sent to:
Paula J. Massood, Ph.D
Associate Professor of Film Studies
Department of Film
Brooklyn College, CUNY
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210
Office: 718-951-5664

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