Holocaust and Film
Holocaust and Film, Special issue CFP
POST SCRIPT: Essays in Film and the Humanities
Holocaust and Film
POST SCRIPT: Essays in Film and the Humanities (Texas A&M University-Commerce Georgia Institute of Technology) invites submissions for a special issue on Holocaust and Film.
The issue will be co-edited by Dr. Yvonne Kozlovsky Golan, Head of the graduate program for Film and Culture at University of Haifa, and Dr. Boaz Cohen, Chair of the Holocaust Studies Program in Western Galilee College, Akko.
Holocaust history and the social and cultural trends, which developed following the Holocaust, are in the focus of research in various disciplines. No less important is the film industry and other media, reflecting socio-cultural moods and recruited for political, familial and personal goals. With the development of multidisciplinary research and teaching and the use of multimedia, we are seeking an academic exploration of the interface between cinematic representations of the Holocaust and their social, didactic and cultural meanings.
Post Script encourages original manuscripts of no more than 7,000 words in this area from scholars and academics as well as filmmakers. Essays will be subject to peer review. The guest editors invite submissions on the following topics or related topics:
*The Holocaust in Middle East cinema: Oxymoron, or the first glimmerings of recognition?
*Early warning signs: Trends, history and visibility
*Consciousness of the Shoah and genocide: Creative methods and displacement of the narrative in film from one tragedy to another
*Research methodologies for understanding films on trauma as "holocaust": The cinematic reflection of historical and ideological positions
*Documentary film in the realm of fiction and narrative stratification: Consensual prosthetic memory or structured invented memory?
*The flourishing of personal documentary and memorial films: Is there a conflict or synergy between collective memory and individual memory?
*Representations and reflections of Holocaust themes in postmodern cinema: What can learn from them on the state of humanity in the Third Millennium?
*Reality vs. fiction: Early 21st century European films about the Holocaust and their meaning
*Substantive interviews with filmmakers
Please note that Post Script does not reprint previously published material. Submit manuscripts by e-mail to guest editor Yvonne Kozlovsky Golan at the address below by March 15, 2012. Manuscripts must be in English. Book reviews (up to 1,000 words) are also welcomed.
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