This is a call for papers, for a new anthology tentatively titled Renegade Visions: Films and filmmakers that defied popular cinema. The anthology�s aim is to examine independent, experimental, cult, or maligned cinema, across the globe that has gone against the grain of commercial and popular cinema.
I�m looking for critical and scholarly essays, written in an accessible and not overly dry manner, that discuss individual films, directors or topics relating to obscure filmmakers and films that have deliberately defied commercial cinema�s aesthetic approach to filmmaking, thus creating original and challenging cinema. All mediums of cinema will be considered, from feature/short films to animated/documentary features and short films.
I have already collected 19 papers which cover filmmakers such as Guy Maddin, David Lynch, Svankmajer, Quay Brothers, Abel Ferrara, Takeshi Miike, Harmony Korine, Peter Watkins, Hal Hartley and films like Begotten, Klaus Kinski's Paganini, The Cremator and Chinese Independent Cinema.
I am primarily only reading papers on:
Werner Herzog (especially his documentary cinema)
However, I may be open to any new essays relating to contemporary films or obscure rarities that have sunk into the cinematic abyss or dark and twisted cinematic visions from filmmakers who have rebelled from the system, looking to create a �new cinema.� The films, or filmmakers, discussed should be cutting-edge, weird, obscure, dark, bleak, rebellious, or angry pieces of celluloid shot with flair, passion with an obvious violent streak, or rage, brimming under the surface.
If interested, I recommend that you first send a 300-400 word proposal (or a simple email, in order to check the paper�s suitability). A bio of previous publications would also be welcomed. Submissions and proposals should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
All texts should be in Times New Roman, font size 12 and justified. Please use endnotes, though please refrain from using the endnotes facility on your computer. For notes, please use superscript and number all notes numerically. Please you the harvard referencing system.
Closing date for submissions will be May 30th as I am aiming for a 2010 publication.
Editor of Film out Bounds, which was published by McFarland and co. in 2007.
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