Call for Abstracts: Egyptian Film Posters

deadline for submissions: 
November 15, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
City Lights Posters

City Lights Posters invites submissions for its debut special anthology publication, devoted to a wide ranging and multi-layered assessment of Egyptian film posters from the 1930s to 1980s.

 Articles should be written in English or Arabic. Articles must be informative and intellectually stimulating, yet entertaining and highly readable to reach a wider audience.


Indicative list of appropriate subjects:

 1 - The history of Egyptian film posters: historical development of the craft of poster making, biographical accounts of distinguished poster artists, etc.

2 - Representations of gender, class, nation, ideology, or religion in posters.

3 - Graphic analysis (typography, illustrations, visual composition, color, layout).

4 - The art of storytelling and creation of meanings through posters and visual aesthetics.

5 - Thematic analysis of posters and the films they promote, e.g. a comparative study of posters promoting films belonging to the same genre or about similar topics.

6 - Contextualized analysis of the influence of the socio-economic and political realities of the time on the content and artistic form of the posters.

7 - Posters as simple promotional ads vs. message-driven media propagating or opposing political and social trends.


Submission Guidelines

- Abstract 250-300 words

- Short bio up to 200 words

Submissions should be emailed to by November 15, 2017. Acceptance notices will be circulated in early December. Selected contributors must submit their articles (3,000-5,000 words) by January 31, 2018.


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