UPDATE: [Film] Call for Papers for edited volume

full name / name of organization: 
M. Elise Marubbio
contact email: 

Contributions are sought for a book project that provides a Native voice
and/or an American Indian Studies approach to teaching key issues
surrounding producing, accessing, and using Native American film and media
imagery. The primary goal of this project is to: highlight Native responses
to representation in popular culture; spotlight a growing Indigenous
aesthetic and media community; create a model for critiquing Indigenous
representation from an Indigenous perspective that is readily accessible to
film courses in American Studies, Cultural Studies, English, Film Studies,
and American Indian/Indigenous Studies; and provide access to Native media,
particularly animation and films that are difficult and expensive to acquire.

Topics might include the following:

• Native responses to how Hollywood and mainstream cinema impact Indigenous
lives and communities
• The impact of popular culture on Native and non-Native communities
• How Native communities use and access Native media
o as a new form for transmitting and expressing cultural worldviews
o as an art form
o as a vehicle for cross-cultural community building
• New forms of Native media
• How production and filmmaking infrastructure and aesthetic choices open
up our understanding of film meanings. This topic could take a variety of
forms from close reading Hollywood film to studies of Indigenous
storytelling style in film
• Pedagogical strategies for teaching Native film and media
o Integrating discourse from different fields (film studies, Indigenous
Studies, visual Anthropology, etc.) in talking about Native film.
o Using interviews with Native filmmakers to highlight their voices and
stories about how their films are made

Book editors will work with authors to cultivate a select group of clips
for inclusion on a DVD or within the text. The collection’s editors are
Eric Buffalohead, Augsburg College, Joanna Hearne, University of
Missouri-Columbia, and M. Elise Marubbio, Augsburg College. The Minnesota
Historical Society Press is currently working as project publisher.

Contributors should submit a scholarly paper, 15-25 pages long, including
endnotes and bibliography. Abstracts of 150 words by November 1 and
completed paper by February 1, 2009. Send to:
Eric Buffalohead and Elise Marubbio, marubbio_at_augsburg.edu
Augsburg College, buffaloe_at_augsburg.edu
CB 115 hearnej_at_missouri.edu
2211 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55454

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