UPDATE: [Film] Rape in Art Cinema (Collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Dominique Russell

I am looking for two chapters to complete this anthology, to be published by Continuum in
2009: one on Italian cinema, and the second on male rape, looking more specifically at Bruno
Dumont's 29 Palms.

Please send a proposal asap and no later than June 20th, 2008 to:

Proposals should include:
- Provisional title,
- 500-word abstract
- Provisional bibliography
- Short bio.

Below is the original cfp:

In her 2001 book Watching Rape, Sarah Projansky, argues that rape is
a key force throughout the history of film, and that "one cannot
fully understand cinema itself without addressing rape and its
representation" (26).

Despite new theoretical explorations and
increasingly graphic depictions of rape onscreen, however, rape has
remained under explored critically in Film Studies. The few book-
length studies that exist focus on rape revenge films and Hollywood.

This collection seeks to redress that balance by looking at the
representation of rape in international art cinema. How does rape
function narratively and stylistically within this high culture
context? What does its prevalence reveal about cultural practices?
How do these representations intersect with pop culture representations? How does the theme of
rape play out in the work of different national cinemas privileged auteurs?
Papers can focus on rape and sexual violence within the mode of art
cinema; across national cinemas; in a director's oeuvre; in a
specific film or group of films. Innovative, theoretically
sophisticated explorations from a range of perspectives and
disciplines are sought.

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