Native American/Indigenous FIlm Special PostScript Issue

full name / name of organization: 
M. Elise Marubbio/ PostScript
contact email: 

Call for Papers:

Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities (Texas A & M University-Commerce) welcomes submissions on Native American/Indigenous film for a special issue. Post Script encourages original manuscripts in this area coming from a Native perspective on film and focusing on Native and Indigenous film of North America. We are seeking work from scholars and academics as well as others, such as filmmakers, archivists and librarians, curators, teachers and the like.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:
• Narrative films;
• Video, shorts, animation;
• Documentaries;
• Analysis/readings of individual films or film projects;
• Audience reception—how various academic, Native, non-Native audiences receive films;
• Themes, aesthetics, modes of storytelling in film;
• Film as an aspect of oral tradition and storytelling;
• Substantive interviews with Native filmmakers;
• Personal responses to working as a Native filmmaker, which may include issues surrounding audience, community, aesthetics, storytelling, project focus, response to the mainstream industry, etc.;
• Reviews of recently published books in the area (last two years);
• Bibliography of recent works (books, essays, etc.);
• Filmmography of films and media.

Please note that Post Script does not reprint previously published material. Please submit proposals (of 250-750 words) to guest editor M. Elise Marubbio at the address below by September 2009. Completed essays (of no more than 7,000 words, MLA format)
will be due by January 15, 2010 and should be sent as both an attachment (virus free) and a hard copy.

M. Elise Marubbio,
Associate Professor, American Indian Studies
Augsburg College
CB 115
2211 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 5545
(612) 330-1523