Call for Contributions - Dreamscapes Projected: The Oneiric in Italian Film Culture

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Francesco Pascuzzi
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I am seeking essays in English to include in a volume tentatively entitled "Dreamscapes Projected: The Oneiric in Italian Film Culture," to be published by FDU Press.

This volume will explore the oneiric in Italian cinema, from filmic representations and visualizations of dreams, nightmares, hallucinations, dream-like and hypnagogic states, to dreams as cinematic allegories and metaphors, and the theoretical frameworks applied to the investigation of this relationship. Relevant comparative studies between Italian and American, European and non-Western cinema are encouraged.

Please send 500-word abstracts to Francesco Pascuzzi ( by May 15, 2012. Notification of acceptance should be expected by late May.


Francesco Pascuzzi
Rutgers University