Disability in World Film Contexts [cfp-edited volume; abstracts by 1 Sept. 2014]
The edited volume titled 'Disability in World Film Contexts' has received initial interest from Yoram Allon of renowned film publisher Wallflower Press (now part of Columbia UP). Contributions are invited in the form of chapters that focus on an individual film or films from a specific national, regional or linguistic context. Such contributions should be of one of two types: 1) essays in the film studies or humanities traditions that give equal weight to the formal properties of cinema and the theme of disability understood in a broadly social context, or 2) anthropological, sociological or geographical approaches to disability as portrayed on film giving more weight to extra-filmic context. Titles and 200-250-word abstracts should be submitted by 1 September 2014 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (Benjamin Fraser, Professor and Chair of Foreign Languages and Literatures at East Carolina University, author of Disability Studies and Spanish Culture [Liverpool UP, 2013] and editor/translator of Deaf History and Culture in Spain [Gallaudet UP, 2009]). If selected for the volume, complete chapters of 7,000-10,000 words including notes and references will be due 1 July 2015. Send all correspondence to email@example.com.