UPDATE: [Film] Genre in Asian Film and Television (collection)

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Felicia Chan
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Second call for papers

Genre in Asian Film and Television (collection)
Edited by: Xin Zhang (University of Wales Aberystwyth), Angelina Karpovich
(Brunel University), and Felicia Chan (University of Ulster).
This is a second call for papers for a proposed collection investigating
genre in Asian film and television. The main motivation for this second
call is to fill in gaps in the field that the collection still has room

In the first proposal, a call was put forward for essays on studies in
Asian cinema and television that aimed to address those genres and
locations which have so far been overlooked in much of English-language
academic writing on the subject.

Currently, we have submissions in the following areas:
• Anime re-imagining of Europe
• Chinese documentary
• Chinese literary adaptation for television
• Contemporary Japanese costume drama
• Contemporary Singapore cinema
• Genre as a means of cross-cultural negotiation
• Indonesian reality television
• South Korean legal dramas
• Soviet Central Asian film

We would like to include essays on the following topics/areas of research:
• Representations of 'Asia' in genre films/television
• 'Asian genres' versus 'genres in Asian film/television'
• Films/television of/by/for Asian diaspora communities
• Non-Japanese animation or non-anime Japanese animation
• Propaganda films/television
• Television genres in Asia
• Folklore, literary, and comic book adaptations

Proposals on subjects outside these areas are welcome, especially if they
are studies that provoke new thinking on where the boundaries surrounding
notions of 'Asia' and 'genre' might lie. These may include case studies of
individual media texts, comparative studies across generic or national
contexts, and overviews of the historical development of genres within
particular national (and trans- and inter-national) contexts, as well as
of new or lesser explored genres, such as non-Japanese animation produced
in Asia.

Proposals of up to 500 words, including a brief author bio and publishing
history, should be sent to asiangenre_at_googlemail.com by 15th October
2007. Completed papers of about 5,000 to 6,000 words are expected by 30th
December 2007.


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