Recent Animated Films

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Jura Gentium Cinema
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The journal "Jura Gentium Cinema" ( is seeking articles (between 4000 and 5000 words) for a special dossier on recent animated films. The overarching goal of the dossier will be to analyze recent animated films through the lens of the following themes: the relationship between the individual self and a global society ("Up"; "WALL-E"; "The Incredibles"; "Fantastic Mr. Fox"); environmentalism ("WALL-E"; "Cars"; "Up"); gender and the structuring presence/absence of female protagonists, and/or the quality and kind of female protagonists, in animated films ("Coraline" and/or the absence of female characters as central protagonists in Pixar films); representation of war and inter-cultural conflict in animation ("9"; "Fantastic Mr. Fox"); or another topic on recent animated features that is closely related to the above.

The article should be informative and evaluative, without being dismissive; that is, the writer should find some value in the work, even if themes in the film prove problematic.

Please contact Steven Rybin ( with a 150-word abstract.

Deadline for abstracts: March 1, 2010. Deadline for final submissions: April 15, 2010.

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