UPDATE: [Film] Trash Cinema Collection (08/15/08)

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Chris Robe'
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We are searching for three to five additional submissions for a critical
collection about the ever-expanding world of national and international
trash cinema.

As fans of trash cinema, while we do like to think of the form as being
utterly anti- or counter- “mainstream” cinema, we are amazed at how many
trash favorites (both personal and more perennial, if such a thing exists)
have a striking formal similarity to â€" as well as an appeal for devotees of
â€" more mainstream fare.

As scholars of trash cinema, while we know that the films are often
shoddily-produced, ill-distributed, and under-exhibited; that they are
often single-minded in their pursuit of spectacle over substance; and that
their use as scholarly texts to think about and through is often limited by
the means and ends of their production, we are fascinated with the
aesthetic and ideological work that this type of film does.

For this collection, we are interested in building on the work of such
scholars like Jeffrey Sconce, Eric Schaefer, Joan Hawkins, and Greg Taylor,
which analyzes the material processes and cultural contexts of exhibition,
distribution, exhibition, and reception of trash cinema, as well as track
its transnational vectors.

Abstracts of 500 words can be sent as e-mail attachments to Anthony C.
Bleach (acbleach_at_gmail.com), John F. Lennon (jlennon01_at_gmail.com), and
Christopher Robe (crobe_at_fau.edu); they need to be submitted no later than
September 15, 2008. Final versions of essays accepted for the volume will
be due October 31, 2008. Contributors should be aware that we are working
with stringent deadlines as we bring the collection to press. Please
include full contact information with your submissions.

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