Changing Screen Cultures: New Archaeologies, Ecologies, Topologies

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American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, invites submissions for a special issue on Changing Screen Cultures: New Archaeologies, Ecologies, Topologies. The special issue will explore patterns of continuity and change in Anglophone screen culture after the year 2000 within a wide spatial and conceptual frame. While we will consider essays that seek to contribute reconceptualisations of established categories and genres, we are particularly keen on poetico-critical writings that address new departures, innovative styles, and experimental waves in the practice of film and television, from documentary film to the emergent genre of 'quality TV.' We are especially looking for original critical essays that capture the essence of new film poetics in its manifold articulations with the virtual and physical environment. Theoretical pieces addressing the distribution of spaces, screens and senses across local and global media ecologies are of immediate interest.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

 Site-specificity, landscape and creative geographies (James Benning, Nina Danino, Patrick Keiller, etc.).
 City Symphonies and the Archive (Los Angeles Plays itself, Of Time and the City, The Memories of Angels, The City of the Future, My Winnipeg, Rick Prelinger's "Lost Landscapes" project, etc.).
 Environmental cinema (Night Moves, DamNation, Leviathan, FrackNation, Petropolis, Shored Up, etc.).
 Artist Cinema and Media Archaeology (Tacita Dean, Stan Douglas, Douglas Gordon, Ken Jacobs, etc.).
 Chronotopes of contemporary television (Treme, Mad Men, Bowardwalk Empire, True Detective, The Knick, Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, etc.).
 Cinema and Photography (Cindy Bernard, Gregory Crewdson, Willie Doherty, Jeff Wall, etc.).
 American minimalist cinema (Kelly Reichardt, Alexander Payne, Daniel Patrick Carbone, Josephine Decker, etc.).
 New developments in experimental cinema.
 Cinema, Place and Philosophy (Walden/Cavell/Upstream Color; Baudrillard/Monument Valley; Transcendentalism/Terrence Malick/General Orders no. 9, etc.).
 Cinema in the Expanded Field/Expanded Cinema (Cinema in the gallery, museum and online).
 Film festivals and regionalism (Sundance, Tribeca).
 American Crime Scenes (Urbicide, Detroit "ruin porn," When the Levee Breaks, Taxi to the Dark Side, 12 Years a Slave, There Will be Blood, No Country for Old Men, Twentynine Palms, Gerry, etc.).

Guest Editors: Asbjørn S. Grønstad, University of Bergen
Henrik Gustafsson, University of Tromsø

Submission deadline: 15 March 2015

Submissions to Changing Screen Cultures: New Archaeologies, Ecologies, Topologies should be sent to: asbjorn.gronstad@infomedia.uib.no and copied to abc.journal@ulbsibiu.ro.