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Studies in Australasian Cinema
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Anthony Lambert, Macquarie University
Studies in Australasian Cinema is an international refereed scholarly journal devoted to the cinema of, and film scholarship from, the Australian, New Zealand, and Pacific region. We would like to announce a call for papers for the following issues:
Issue 5.3 (Dec 2011): Cities and Australasian Film and Television
Issue 6.1 (Apr 2012): Imaging Religion and Spirituality
The journal features academic articles focusing on current and historical trends, representations, themes, styles, debates and scholarly work from across the region's rich cinema culture: What shapes, and has shaped the contemporary filmmaking landscape in the region? What theoretical and critical discussions of cinema are, and have been in the past, the most visible in Australasia? What policies, practices, modalities and technologies define Australasian cinema?
The editor of Studies in Australasian Cinema is Anthony Lambert.
5.3: Cities and Australasian Film and Television
Cinema has long played a leading role in the ways in which ‘the city’, either a particular place or a composite idea, has been imagined, created, remembered, and experienced. Similarly in television, the city looms large as physical location, imaginative setting, metaphorical canvas and figurative backdrop for dramatic stories. This special issue of Studies in Australasian Cinema seeks to explore urban spaces and stories in Australian and New Zealand film and television.
• The representation and presence of particular cities in Australian and New Zealand cinema and television (Sydney, Auckland, Melbourne, Wellington, Brisbane, Gold Coast, London, Los Angeles…)
Papers due: July 31, 2011
6.1: Imaging Religion and Spirituality in Australasian Film
Issues of spirituality and religion have long between central to the social, cultural and political rituals of many countries and communities within the Australasian-Pacific Island and Oceanic regions. Religion and secularism have also emerged as intense sites of geopolitical conflict in Australasia since the initiation of a now decade-long ‘war on terror’. Cinema plays a vital role in the ways in which community, citizenship, nationality and morality are imagined, normalised and debated. In this special issue of Studies in Australasian Cinema we are seeking papers that focus on filmic engagements with and representations of spirituality and religion. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
• Representations of all forms religious and spiritual practices whether institutionally, ethnically or individually oriented, in different genres and conventions of filmmaking, e.g. documentary, fiction etc.
‘Imaging religion and spirituality in Australasian film’ will be edited by Anthony Lambert and Holly Randell-Moon. Enquiries in the first instance should be made via email to either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Final submissions to this issue close on Friday December 16, 2011.
Submission for both issues and can be made directly to the editors or via the journal link: http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/article-sub/