CFP: 'Traveling' in Asian, African and Latin American cinema

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'Traveling' in Asian, African and Latin American cinema

Holiday, business, private matters. There are several reasons for traveling. The autumn edition of MANY CINEMAS will dedicate its issue to the topic Traveling.

Traveling: People who are undertaking a journey to places, strange and not familiar to them. How do they act or behave in an unfamiliar environment and how does it take an impact on them?

Well, the cinema is close connected with traveling. It is a window to the world, both real and imaginary. The lights turn off and pictures appear which bring you to places far away.

Many cinemas seeks for articles which focus on traveling in cinema - and just like our maxim - in the non-western cinemas of the world.

Some possible topics are:

*How to travel in film, reasons, way of traveling, genre-questions?

*Travel in search of relatives, lovers or someone/something else?

*Exploring own roots - Culture and Identity

*Thoughts of travels

*Vehicles of voyage


*Images of appearing and vanishing landscapes and people

*Travel and interruption

*Traveling Cinema

And for our rubric BEYOND THE SCREEN articles which are loosely connected to film like music, dance, performance, visual culture...

We would like to invite you to participate to our second issue of our e-journal MANY CINEMAS.

MANY CINEMAS sets its focus on the cinema-traditions beyond the American and European business.

After our first issue which will be published in May 2011, the second issue will take place in autumn 2011.

Please send us your proposal (300-500 words) and a brief CV until 18th April 2011. Do not hesitate to mail us, if you have some questions, but don't get in panic, if our answer needs some time.

The later articles should have a length of 3000 to 4000 words. Please send you proposals to

Helen Staufer and Michael Christopher

Issue 3 (Spring 2012): DREAD, GHOST, SPECTER and POSSESSION
Issue 4 (Autumn 2012): LOVE