CALL FOR CHAPTERS for an edited collection (under contract with AUP)

deadline for submissions: 
December 21, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Temenuga Trifonova
contact email: 

I am looking for a chapter to round off an edited volume titled SCREENING THE ART WORLD, currently in the final stages of preparation. One of the contributors just pulled out of the project.


The volume is under contract with Amsterdam University Press and the final MS has to be submitted by December 31, 2020.


The volume examines the ways in which artists and the art world more generally have been represented in cinema. The book is divided into four sections. Section I, Art (and) History Matters, explores the intersection of art history with history in cinema. Section II, Art and Truth in Cinema, considers cinema’s simultaneous affirmation and denigration of the idea of art as ‘truth’ and what this means for cinema’s understanding of itself. Section III, The Figure of the Artist in Cinema, reflects on some of the dominant, often contradictory ways, in which artists have been represented on screen. Section IV, The Business of Art in Cinema, examines cinematic representations of the art world’s tenuous position between commercial good and cultural capital.


The chapter I am looking for will be included in Section IV. Thus, it will have to deal in some way with the business of contemporary art in fiction and/or documentary cinema.


Submissions must follow the Chicago Manual of Style (the Footnotes and Bibliography system) and be no more than 6,000 words (including footnotes and bibliography). Submissions should be accompanied by an abstract (max 120 words), 4-6 keywords, name, affiliation, short bio (max 50 words), and full contact details (professional address and email).


Deadline for submission: December 21, 2020.


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