PLL (Papers on Language and Literature): Call for book reviews

deadline for submissions: 
August 10, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

PLL (Papers on Language and Literature): Call for book reviews

PLL (Papers on Language and Literature) invites reviews of current books on topics relevant to independent, avant-garde, experimental and art film for publication in PLL’s upcoming special issue (vol. 57) due in 2021.

Please send a review proposal and CV (including the list of publications) to the guest editor, Dr. Kornelia Boczkowska ( by August 10, 2020.

Authors of accepted proposals will be expected to write a book review (1,000 words) by September 10, 2020.

Papers on Language and Literature is published quarterly at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. It is indexed in Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, IBZ Online, Periodicals Index Online, Art Abstracts, Art Source, Humanities Abstracts, Art Index, Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, DIALNET.

Suggested titles (but other proposals are more than welcome):

Devereaux, Michelle. The Stillness of Solitude: Romanticism and Contemporary American Independent Film. Edinburgh University Press, 2019.

Goldberg, Marcy and Ian Wooldrige. Minor Cinema: Experimental Film in Switzerland. JRP Ringier Kunstverlag AG, 2020.

Heck, Kalling. After Authority: Global Art Cinema and Political Transition. Rutgers University Press, 2020.

Hobbs, Simon. Cultivating Extreme Art Cinema: Text, Paratext and Home Video Culture. Edinburgh University Press, 2020.

Howes, Seth. Moving Images on the Margins: Experimental Film in Late Socialist East Germany. Boydell & Brewer, 2019.

Kiejziewicz, Agnieszka. Japanese Avant-Garde and Experimental Film. Peter Lang, 2019.

King, Geoff. Positioning Art Cinema: Film and Cultural Value. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019.

Ma, Ran. Independent Filmmaking Across Borders in Contemporary Asia. Amsterdam University Press, 2019.

Murphy, J. J. Rewriting Indie Cinema: Improvisation, Psychodrama, and the Screenplay. Columbia University Press, 2019.

Rees, A.L. Fields of View: Film, Art and Spectatorship. Bloomsbury Academic, 2020.

Remes, Justin. Absence in Cinema: The Art of Showing Nothing. Columbia University Press, 2020.

Sheehan, Rebecca A. American Avant-Garde Cinema's Philosophy of the In-Between. Oxford University Press, 2020.

Sinwell, Sarah E.S. Indie Cinema Online. Rutgers University Press, 2020.

Youngblood, Gene. Expanded Cinema: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition. Fordham University Press, 2020.

Walley, Jonathan. Cinema Expanded: Avant-garde Film in the Age of Intermedia. Oxford University Press, 2020.

Willis, Holly. New Digital Cinema: Reinventing the Moving Image. Columbia University Press, 2019.

Zimmermann, Patricia R. Documentary Across Platforms: Reverse Engineering Media, Place, and Politics. Indiana University Press, 2019.