CFP: Turkish Cinema Anthology (5/1/06; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Bergen-Aurand, Brian K
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Turkish Cinema: Aesthetics, Culture, History
Call For Papers

With the recent international success of such films as Head-On, Distant,
and The Waiting Room has come a renewed interest in Turkish Cinema.

We are seeking proposals (or completed essays) for an edited collection
examining the aesthetics, forms, representations, pleasures, ethics,
politics, culture, history, ethnicity, race, sexuality, and gender of
Turkish cinema from its beginning to the present. We are requesting
contributions that will investigate Turkish national, transnational, and
diasporic images as well as images of Turkey and the various peoples
within Turkey from the outside and inside. Essays should be of interest
to a scholarly audience, but suitable for graduate and undergraduate
students in Turkish Studies, Film Studies, and Comparative Studies.

Topics might include, but are not limited to:

Reconsidering Outside Views of Turkey (Midnight Express, Ararat, Lawrence
of Arabia, etc.)
Early filmmaking and the fall of the Ottoman Empire
The Theater and Films of Muhsin Ertugrul
Yesil Cinema (Green Cinema) and the Turkish Studio System
"Confection" Cinema
The Turkish Star System
Turkish History through Film
Islam in Turkey through Film
Auteurs (Guney, Goren, Ozgenturk, etc.)
Studies of Specific Films (Girl with the Red Scarf, The Horse, Yol, The
Waiting Room etc.)
New Turkish Filmmakers (Demirkubuz, Ceylan, Zaim, Kaftan, Ustaoglu, etc.)
The Turkish Diaspora (Germany, Italy, Cyprus, United States)
Transnational Turkish Film
Genre in Turkish Film
Children and Family in Turkish Film
Turkish Animation and Other Media
Gender and Sexuality in Turkish Films
Contemporary Popular Film
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgendered/Queer/Questioning issues in Turkish Cinema
Questions of Ethnicity and Nation
Turkish Film Festivals

Please send proposals (300-500 words) or completed essays (4500-7500
words) with a brief CV by 1 May 2006. Print and email submissions are

Brian Bergen-Aurand
Department of English (M/C 162)
2026 University Hall
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL 60607-7120

Brian K. Bergen-Aurand, PhD
Department of English (M/C 162)
University Hall
601 S. Morgan St.
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL 60607-7120

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