CFP on Michael Haneke's Das Weiße Band

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With his last film, Das weiße Band, the Austrian director Michael Haneke gets to the core of his reflection on Evil and its representation. After such films as Funny Games, in which violence, although always present, is never showed, or Caché, in which violence remains a mere threat, Das weiße Band constitutes a very complex work, in which the relationship between victim and executioner is not clear, in which acted violence and suffered violence are confused, and in which the director interweaves realism with abstraction, creating a film that can be read in different layers.

The papers presented deal with these topics, trying to develop, from different points of view, the notions of violence and realism in the recent work of Michael Haneke.

The journal Jura Gentium Cinema ( seeks submissions for an online volume entitled "Violence and Realism - Michael Haneke's Das Weiße Band"

Articles should be 3,000 - 8,000 words in length.

Please contact Gabriele De Luca for proposals ( by February 2, 2010. Final drafts will be due by February 20, 2010.

Jura Gentium Cinema