CFP: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - History, Memory and Nostalgia in Cinema (5/31/06; collection)

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History, Memory and Nostalgia in Cinema (anthology)

Seeking papers on "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"

We are soliciting contributions for an anthology which will address the ways in
which history and memory have been (re)presented and reconstructed in cinema –
encompassing both fictional and non-fictional – narratives. The book will
explore how actual events, myths and memories are refracted through the
cinematic lens; altering the meaning and the manner in which accounts are
recorded, recalled and understood. The individual chapters not only look at the
obvious landmarks in the linear chronology of official histories, but also mine
the gaps in time that separate them where private accounts and imagined
realities are to be located. The book will broach a diversity of genres
inclusive of documentaries, historical recreations and time travel films.

We are specifically seeking papers on the film "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless
Mind" (dir. Michel Gondry, 2004) as additions to the already-commissioned
contributions. Possible areas of research in relation to the film are:

* the politics of memory and nostalgia

* disappearing histories, manufactured memories and loss of identity

* the cinematic aesthetics of memory

* capturing the past, present and future in fictional narrative

* reconfiguring time, space and experience

* creating new historical 'truths' and realities

* ideological fantasies

Submissions (abstracts of 250-300 words) must be sent via email to the editor
before 31 May, 2006. This should include a short bio of the author and recent
publications. Accepted contributions (6,000 words) will be due 31 July, 2006.

Contributors, please address all inquiries and proposals to:

Christina Lee:

Dr Christina Lee
Faculty of Media, Society and Culture
Curtin University of Technology
Kent Street
Bentley WA 6102

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