CFP Synoptique - An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies Special Issue titled Transitions & Translations
Call for Papers Deadline:
The widespread adoption of digital technologies, both by the film and television industries and in culture at large, has changed the ways in which people interact with and understand moving images. Contemporary transitions in production, exhibition and distribution networks have tasked film and moving image scholars with rethinking and re-evaluating traditional disciplinary objects, concepts and models of analysis. Though this digital shift is a comparatively new development, the histories of film and other moving images are filled with similar moments of transition, whether from nickelodeons to multiplexes, from silent film to synchronized sound, from national cinemas to international co-productions and distribution networks, from strict disciplinarity to interdisciplinary research, or from the singular theatre space to portable platforms. These histories offer multiple instances of translation as well, whether in a strict linguistic sense, as with the circulation of media and scholarship at the international level, or an expanded technological sense, as with the digitization of media archives. In this regard, the concepts of transition and translation offer productive spaces for interdisciplinary research that aims to trace these moments of change and their historical, cultural, political and theoretical implications. Moreover, these concepts provide the opportunity to seek broader trends and affinities across this array of topics.
These are the central issues that Synoptique is seeking to explore in its next issue. The Editorial Board is looking for new scholarship that examines these points of transition.
In particular, this issue aims to focus on:
film theory in a digital age
the politics of language
digital technology and archiving
depictions and transformations of space and time
gender and queer identities
national film industries and the global film market
ethnography and orientalism
television and community
Submissions should be approximately 15-30 pages, written in either English or French. Essays should be double-spaced, with 12 point Arial font, and 1 inch margins, formatted according to MLA guidelines.
Make sure no personal information appears in your submission.
Papers should be submitted by May 3rd. A link on www.synoptique.ca will guide you through the submission process. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions.
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