CFP@ British Landscapes on Film
Edited Collection: British Landscapes on Film.
Proposals by 1 October, 2011.
From the earliest days of British cinema, filmmakers have sought to capture landscapes on screen. Some British landscapes represented in films have spectacular qualities. Others operate as everyday rural or isolated spaces. And others appear to be significant primarily because they are not modern and urban. Some of the most memorable, iconic and enduring images in British films feature characters in landscapes.
This edited collection of articles will pull together work that seeks to understand how far British landscapes represented on film have been invested with meaning and significance, and, for example, how far this meaning is generated textually by the play of characters that inhabit these landscapes, or, extra-textually, by the connotations these landscapes might continue to have for audiences.
The editor welcomes subject-specific and interdisciplinary approaches to British landscapes on film. The primary focus of the collection will be on non-urban landscapes. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
representations of specific British landscapes in specific films
the landscapes of Wales, Scotland and England on film
the employment of rural locations in British films
British coastal zones on film
British landscape and genre
experimental and avant-garde approaches to filming British landscape
the influence of landscape painting on British filmmakers
representations of pastoral landscapes
representations of sublime landscapes
naturalism, realism and rural British landscapes
prestige and heritage British landscapes on film
settings employed in adaptations of British novels
political and philosophical debates around British landscape as reflected in filmic representations
the tension between the rural and the urban in British films
landscape in early British films
British silent cinema and landscape
Articles should be between 5000-6000 words and will be due by 1 November, 2012.
Abstracts of 300 words and a brief bio should be sent to the editor, Paul Newland - email@example.com by 1 October, 2011.
For queries please contact Paul Newland using the above email address.
The editor: Dr Paul Newland is a lecturer in film in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television at Aberystwyth University (UK).