CFP: EnterText: Chinese Martial Arts in Film, Literature and Beyond (5/1/06; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Leon Hunt
contact email: 
Leon.Hunt@brunel.ac.uk

CALL FOR PAPERS: EnterText Volume 6 number 2

 

Wuxia Fictions: Chinese Martial Arts in Film, Literature and Beyond

 

Guest Editor: Leon Hunt, Film and TV Studies, Brunel University

 

Submissions for this edition are invited by 1 May 2006. With the success of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hero and House of Flying Daggers, the wuxia (Martial Chivalry/Martial Arts) genre has attracted a new wave of critical attention. This issue seeks to examine wuxia fictions in a range of contexts (national, regional, transnational) and across a range of media. Topics might include:

 

· developments in and aesthetics of fight choreography

· wuxia and authorship in literature and film

· wuxia from literature to film

· audiences and fan cults (empirical fan/audience studies particularly invited)

· transnational contexts of production and/or consumption

· sub-genres and cycles

· the wuxia pian and the studio system-Shaw Brothers, Golden Harvest

· stardom

· merchandising, multimedia and remediation-action figures, anime, computer/console and other games, records and CDs

· the representation of Chinese Martial Arts (north and south, 'authentic' and fantastique

· wuxia and gender

· crossover, Orientalism and 'Asiaphilia'

· teaching wuxia in the classroom

 

Related creative submissions in any medium suitable for electronic publication are also invited.

 

Please direct all submissions or queries to the Guest Editor, Leon Hunt (leon.hunt_at_brunel.ac.uk <mailto:leon.hunt_at_brunel.ac.uk> ). The Guest Editor has written and researched widely on Chinese and Hong Kong cinema and is the author of the acclaimed 'Kung Fu Cult Masters: From Bruce Lee to Crouching Tiger' (Wallflower Press 2003)

 
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