Special Issue: Interviews with Latin American Women Filmmakers

deadline for submissions: 
October 31, 2020
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Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities
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Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities solicits submissions for a special issue on Latin American women filmmakers, guest edited by Nora Glickman (CUNY) and Patricia Nuriel (Wofford College).

Over the past four decades the increasing number of women film directors in Latin America has provided a substantial contribution to the field of world cinematography, adding original perspectives that deconstruct conventional conceptions on filmmaking. Their work sheds light across a vast spectrum of themes such as inquiries of history and memory, denunciation of dictatorships, condemnation of violence against minorities and the environment, and exploration of female sexuality.

This special issue of Post Script invites scholars, independent researchers, and filmmakers to submit interviews with Latin American women filmmakers. Review essays and book reviews on the topic are also welcome. Manuscripts must be in English. They should be original and will be subject to peer review. Manuscripts should be between 4000-7000 words for interviews; 750-1,000 words for book reviews, or 3,000 words for review essays (2-3 books).

This volume seeks to highlight cinematographic production by women, often undervalued in the film industry. By offering women directors’ personal accounts on their experience behind the camera and at the forefront, this collection of interviews attempts to provide a valuable resource for the expansion of Cinema Studies.

Suggested filmmakers:

Lola Arias, Albertina Carri, Paz Encina, Paz Fábrega, Camila Guzmán, Paula Hernández, Tatiana Huezo, Claudia Llosa, Kátia Lund, Lucrecia Martel, Jeanine Meerapfel, Lucía Murat, María Novaro, Lucía Puenzo, Marialy Rivas, Dana Rotberg, Alicia Scherson, Guita Schyfter, Daniela Seggiaro, Sandra Werneck, Tizuka Yamasaki, and Marcela Zamora.

Please follow these steps for submissions:

1: Send an abstract of up to 200 words on your prospective interview, review essay or book review to Nora Glickman and to Patricia Nuriel, glick.nur.film@gmail.com. Deadline: October 31, 2020.

2: Editors will invite contributors who have completed the first step to submit their full interview, review essay, or book review. Interviews should include an introduction with a biographical summary of the filmmaker and a brief study of her cinematographic work. Deadline: December 31, 2020.  

For questions regarding Post Script that are not related to this special issue, please contact the general editor, Gerald Duchovnay: Gerald.Duchovnay@tamuc.edu.