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Cfp: Essay collection, “Cinematic Strategies in XXth Century Narratives” (deadline: 15/07/09)
full name / name of organization:
Dr Teresa Prudente and Dr Federico Sabatini, University of Turin, Italy
firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com
Cfp: Essay collection, “Cinematic Strategies in XXth Century Narratives”
This collection of essays will examine the cinematic elements which characterise the XXth century novel in its aspects of style and narrative, so as to enlighten the less explored implications between literary and visual recreations of images. Russian director Eisenstein, for instance, pointed at the cinematic aspect of Joyce’s writing by affirming that “what Joyce does in literature is quite near to what we do and even closer to what we have intentions of doing with the new cinematography”. Starting from early modernism, writers have famously been influenced by the new visual media of cinema, due to the innovative and revolutionary possibility to capture and reproduce movement. Such a recreation of movement and of realistic detail was enacted in several modernist novels and short-stories through the literary employment of cinematic techniques, such as spatial montage, panning, close-up and time-shifts. The collection will offer a multiple perspective on authors who have shown a direct interest in the art of cinema and especially on those who less overtly proved to have been influenced by cinematic techniques. We will welcome submissions from scholars from any field of literary studies, as the collection also aims at tracing an innovative comparative overview of literatures and of literary currents of the XXth century, as well as at providing a wide perspective on different methodological, critical and philosophical approaches.
Authors of particular interest include (but are not limited to):
Related topics include (but are not limited to):
Please send a 500-word abstract as a word-attachment, together with a brief bio-bibliographical note, by 15 July 2009, to Dr Teresa Prudente and Dr Federico Sabatini, Department of Comparative Literature, Faculty of Humanities, University of Turin, Via San Ottavio, 10123, Turin, Italy. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com.