Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image invites submissions for its issue on Portuguese Cinema and Philosophy.
This issue of Cinema takes up the theme of Portuguese cinema and philosophy, aiming at addressing films made by Portuguese filmmakers from a philosophical perspective.
Many of the most admired and studied Portuguese films have a strong connection with philosophical enquiry and reflection. This is a unique and extraordinary characteristic which turns Portuguese cinema into a singular case within European and worldwide cinema. Furthermore, in recent years, we have been witnessing the growth of a complex network of connections between Portuguese political and social background and its films, which is visible in emerging cinema schools and cultural movements that have been playing a decisive role in the political, ethical and aesthetic development of the actual Portuguese culture. Our aim in this issue is also to discuss this long and strong relationship, inviting and combining various approaches and interpretations.
We are seeking contributions that address the specific relationship between Portuguese films and philosophy. As our starting point, and aesthetic statement, we endorse the belief that philosophical texts and cinematic images share commonalities, and that they can have a direct or indirect rapport. It is well known the philosophical interest that Jacques Rancière has in Pedro Costa’s films, or the importance that João Canijo gives to José Gil’s philosophical ideas, or even the paradigmatic case of the curious encounter and mutual interest between Manoel de Oliveira and Gilles Deleuze. Besides those already established dialogues, one can also grasp this unique and fruitful relationship in such different filmmakers like Paulo Rocha, Fernando Lopes, João César Monteiro, João Mário Grilo, Teresa Villaverde, João Pedro Rodrigues, or Susana de Sousa Dias, among others.
This issue of Cinema seeks original research articles engaging the theme of Portuguese cinema and philosophy. The editors welcome innovative approaches that address (but are not limited to) the following issues:
. direct and indirect influences between cinema and philosophy in Portugal;
. philosophical approaches to Portuguese films or filmmakers;
. philosophical concepts on Portuguese cinema;
. encounters between philosophers and filmmakers;
. Portuguese cinematic culture;
. cinema as a portrayal of Portuguese identity;
. minorities, feminism, politics in Portugal.
The submission deadline is 15 March 2013 (for 500-word abstracts).
Prospective authors should submit a short CV along with the abstract. A selection of authors will be invited to submit full papers according to the journal guidelines. Acceptance of the abstract does not guarantee publication, since all papers will be subject to double blind peer-review. Submissions are accepted in Portuguese and English (and in French and Spanish, but only from native speakers of these languages).
Cinema also invites submissions to its special sections: interviews, conference reports, and book reviews. For further details, please consult the journal’s web site.
Please feel free to contact the editors for this issue, Patrícia Castello Branco (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Susana Viegas (email@example.com), on specific queries, or Sérgio Dias Branco with general queries at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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