CfP manycinemas 05: histoire – history/story
In manycinemas 05 we are looking for academic articles which highlights the polysemous aspects of history (history/story) in the cinemas of Asia, Africa and Latin America (or some other small film tradition like Inuit etc.).
In French the term histoire is a polysemous one - it has a multiple meaning: history and story. And thus, history is often nothing else than a "narrated history" – a story to describe events in the past in the right manner.
Heroes are created, legends are told, and events in the past are sometimes rewritten. Cinema as well as history forms a collective (and cultural) memory of a nation.
As we are preparing this issue following questions and topics raise in our mind:
We are not looking for Bio-Pics or War-movies.
Please send us your proposal (300-500 words) with the titles of films you will include and a brief CV until 17th March 2013. Do not hesitate to mail us, if you have some questions.
The later articles should have a length of 3000 to 5000 words.
For styleguide: look on manycinemas/styleguide
Proposal deadline: 17. March 2013
Notification: 01.April 2013
Article deadline: 15. September 2013
Release date: late Autumn 2013
Please send your proposal to
Helen and Michael Christopher
Next cfp in Autumn 2013: violence