CFP: [Film] Renegade Visions - Collection 05/30/2008

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Edwards

This is a call for papers, for a new anthology tentatively titled Renegade
Visions: Films and filmmakers that defy popular cinema. The anthology’s
aim is to examine independent, experimental, cult, or maligned cinema,
across the globe that has gone against the grain of commercial and popular

I’m looking for critical and scholarly essays, written in an accessible
and not overly dry manner, that discuss individual films, directors or
topics relating to obscure filmmakers and films that have deliberately
defied commercial cinema’s aesthetic approach to filmmaking, thus
creating original and challenging cinema. All mediums of cinema will be
considered, from feature/short films to animated/documentary features and
short films.

I have already collected papers on E. Elias Merhige’s experimental debut
film, Begotten, a paper on Klaus Kinski’s flawed, yet beautiful, film
Paganini; interviews with Japanese director Go Shibata, Animator Barry
Purves and Australian filmmaker Geoffrey Wright.

I am particularly interested in receiving papers on contemporary films or
obscure rarities that have sunk into the cinematic abyss, dark and twisted
cinematic visions from filmmakers who have rebelled from the system,
looking to create a ‘new cinema.’ The films, or filmmakers, discussed
should be cutting-edge, weird, obscure, dark, bleak, rebellious, or angry
pieces of celluloid shot with flair, passion with an obvious violent
streak, or rage, brimming under the surface.

If interested, I recommend that you first send a 300-400 word proposal (or
a simple email, in order to check the paper’s suitability). Submissions
and proposals should be sent to

All texts should be in Times New Roman, font size 12 and justified.
Please use endnotes, though please refrain from using the endnotes
facility on your computer. For notes, please use superscript and number
all notes numerically.
Closing date for submissions will be May 30th. I am aiming for a 2009

Matthew Edwards is the editor of the anthology Film out of Bounds, which
was published in the US by Mcfarland and Co in 2007.

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