CFP: [Film] Mediterranean Film and TV beyond America

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Nicholas Potamitis
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Call For Papers

A Special Issue of the New Review of Film and Television Studies : "Appropriation/ Antagonism/
Alternatives: Mediterranean Film and TV beyond America", Autumn 2010

Guest Editors: Dr. Daniela Treveri-Gennari (Oxford Brookes, UK) Dr. Nick Potamitis (Birmingham,

Despite the predominance of US popular culture on European screens, audiences around the
Mediterranean have long popularised movies and television drama from places as far afield as
Latin America and South East Asia, and from regions as disparate as the Balkans and the Middle
East. Recent scholarship has begun to explore both Hollywood's continued global currency as
well as the critical and commercial challenge posed by non-US film and television in the
countries of the Mediterranean, but the majority of work thus far has tended to focus on specific
national situations in isolation. Exploring the transnational context in which vernacular
perspectives and practices crisscross the region's coastlines, this special issue will open up new
ways of thinking about moving image culture in the Mediterranean and its' rapidly changing
economies and influences. Industry analysis, reception studies and archive research that explore
the commonalities between Southern European, North African and Middle Eastern film and
television are welcome, as are case studies of regional co-productions; star mobility and
fandom; the impact of migration on audiences and industries; discourses of Mediterraneanism;
alternative exhibition practices and the role of technology in "glocal" networks of cultural
exchange and circulation.

The editors invite contributors to submit abstracts of no more than 200 words and a short bio by
30 November 2008.

Selected authors will be asked to submit completed articles of no more than 9,000 words by 31
January 2009

Potential contributors should feel free to query about the appropriateness of any proposed topic
or methodology. Generally, however, the guest editors seek a broad range of topics and
comparative approaches that can capture the complex interactions of Mediterranean audiences
and industries with international film and television.

Send all abstracts and submissions as attachments in a MSWord file format to:
dtreveri-gennari[at] and n.y.potamitis[at]

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