[UPDATE] CfP manycinemas 05: histoire – history/story

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The journal manycinemas 05 is looking for some more interesting academic articles which highlight 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.).
Please send us your proposal until 10. June 2013.

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:

  • Is there any important movie for the perception of "the own history" of a particular nation/ minority group
  • The seam between a possible history (filmic story) and written history (like in Lagaan)
  • Cinema as (hi)story-teller
  • The effect of a visualized history on the cultural memory/ understanding of historic events
    coming to terms with the past via cinema (like in Camp de Thiaroye).
  • History fiction and documentary
  • False Memory - False History - False Presentation
  • History Film genre (like Samurai Films/ Zatoichi Legend)
  • National History narrated via a personal tale
  • Film and meta-history

"Beyond the Screen" as an open rubric for essays, which are loosely connected to film like theater, music, dance, performance, visual culture, comic, graphic novels...
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: 10. June 2013
Article deadline: 15. September 2013

Release date: late Autumn 2013