Special issue of Antipodes on Australian and New Zealand Cinema

deadline for submissions: 
December 1, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Eva Rueschmann

We invite essay submissions for a special issue of Antipodes, journal of the American Association for Australasian Literary Studies (AAALS), devoted to the topic “Australian and New Zealand Cinema.” This special issue will be guest edited by Eva Rueschmann, Professor of Cultural Studies at Hampshire College (Amherst, MA) and former President of the American Association of Australasian Literary Studies.

In the last two decades, Australasian cinema and film criticism have increasingly interrogated the ways in which questions of intersectional identities and histories have haunted post-settlement Australia and New Zealand, and have foregrounded indigenous and immigrant knowledge, memory and (in)visibility. We are seeking essays that critically explore the intersectionality of race, indigeneity, gender and sexuality, class, immigration/refugee status and/or (dis)ability in Australian and/or New Zealand films. Other topics may be considered. Essays may address individual films or take a comparative approach that seeks to draw connections and contrasts between films from Australia and New Zealand. Different methodological approaches are encouraged, such as genre studies, postcolonial and post-settler theory, Indigenous studies of film, historical and trauma theory-informed analysis, feminist and queer theory, a focus on specific directors and others.

The submission deadline for complete essays is December 1, 2020. Essays should be 5500-7000 words in length and follow the latest MLA citation style and Antipodes guidelines.

Please contact the guest editor Eva Rueschmann (erueschmann@hampshire.edu) if you have any questions. All essays should be submitted through the journal’s website (see below) and must go through peer review and editorial evaluation per the journal’s standing policy. Antipodes is published by Wayne State University Press. More information about the journal and submission process can be found here: https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/antipodes/