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Children and Teenagers in Latin American and Spanish Film
full name / name of organization:
Carolina Rocha and Georgia Seminet
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Call for contributions to Children and Teenagers in Latin American and Spanish Film.
We are seeking original articles for an edited collection about the representation of identity, history and culture from the perspective of the child or adolescent focalizer in modern and contemporary Latin American and Spanish cinema (from 1960 to the present). The point of view and voice of children and youth in film correspond to a variety of representations. Children can be used to construct a biting social critique of the adult world. Furthermore, the violence experienced in many Hispanic countries over the past 50 years demands ongoing critical revision, and child and adolescent narrators comprise a vehicle for questioning the past as well as traditional values. In addition, teenagers are often deployed to highlight a coming-of-age story that marks the passage from the known universe of the family to their integration into heterogeneous societies. Films relevant to this project depict childhood as a microcosm of a world where adult characters have been and continue to be unable to negotiate difference due to the legacies of polarizing political ideologies and traditional social values. This body of cinematic work explores childhood as a site where a panorama of difference (sexual, ethnic, class, political or religious...) must negotiate a complex, and often hostile, social landscape.
Proposals are welcome on, but certainly not limited to, the following films:
El bola (Achero Mañas, 2000), Kamtchatka (Marcelo Piñeyro, 2002); Asesinato en lunes de carnaval (Malena Rocayolo, 2002); Al otro lado (Gustavo Loza, 2004); El silencio de Neto (Luis Argueta, 1994); El espinazo del diablo, Hellboy, El laberinto de Pan (Guillermo Del Toro, 2001, 2004, 2006); Paloma de papel (Fabrizio Aguilar, 2003); Martín (Hache) (Adolfo Aristarain, 1997); Rodrigo D: No futuro (Víctor Gaviria, 1990); Voces Inocentes (Luis Mandoki, 2004), María, llena eres de gracia (Joshua Marston, 2004); Viva Cuba (Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti & Riraida Malberti Cabrera, 2005); XXY (Lucia Puenzo, 2007); El niño pez (Lucia Puenzo, 2009), La teta asustada (Claudia Llosa, 2009)
Contributors please send a 250-500 word abstract (or, if complete, the full essay), a short bio-note, and complete contact information to Carolina Rocha (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Georgia Seminet, email@example.com
Deadline for abstracts is September 1, 2010.