CFP: Ukrainian Poetic Cinema

deadline for submissions: 
February 15, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
East European Film Bulletin
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East European Film Bulletin
Call for Papers

Poetic Cinema in Ukraine and Beyond: History, Memory and Legacy

Proposals: 15th of February 2019
Papers due: 15th of June 2019

As part of its Ukraine focus 2019, the East European Film Bulletin is preparing a special issue on the history, memory and legacy of poetic cinema in Ukraine and Beyond.
"Poetry" and "poetic cinema" have been key to defining Ukrainian cinema both positively and negatively. The concept of "poetry" has been deployed by those interested in delineating the demarcations of a unique cinematic culture, as well as by those wishing to write alternative narratives through revolutionary filmmaking attempts and revisionary academic accounts on what defines Ukrainian cinema.

We are particularly interested in:

• New discussions on the history, memory and legacy of the poetic cinema of Dovzhenko, Paradjanov, Osyka, Illienko and others
• Papers that discuss the theoretical roots of Ukrainian poetic cinema
• Contributions that reflect on the role of poetry as a literary medium used within films, or on adaptations of poetic material on screen

Proposals of 250 words should be sent to by Friday, February 15, 2019. A selection of the best published papers are scheduled to be republished as part of a print edition of our regional focus on Ukraine 2019.

Stylistic guidelines for essays published in our journal can be found here:


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