Since the early days of Hollywood film, individuals of mixed racial and cultural heritage have served as powerful totems within filmic storyworlds, often epitomizing schisms within U.S. racial histories and race relations. Scholars of early and classical Hollywood have begun the work of documenting how such characters and mixed-race romantic relationships were portrayed before and during the studio system era, often to tragic conclusions. Less well documented, however, is how mixed-race and bicultural characters, romances, and families have been portrayed since the breakdown of the studio system.
This anthology aims to compile scholarship that explores the place of mixed race in Hollywood film, both historically and in the contemporary era.
Please submit 500-word proposal/abstracts or completed papers and a brief CV by November 30th, 2005. Documents can be sent via email to Mary Beltran at firstname.lastname@example.org and Camilla Fojas at email@example.com.
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