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Call for Papers: Scandinavian cinema culture and archival practices: collecting, curating and accessing moving image histories
Archives are not storehouses of neutral material, but play a crucial role in the construction of ‘historical sources’, of documents through selection, classification and categorization, for instance through metadata. An agent in its own right, the archive entails a performative dimension in constructing documents and sources and, as a consequence, in creating the grounds from which history is written.
This special issue brings together scholarship on archives and archiving, theoretical and practical approaches to the relationship between moving images and the archive, and media archaeology, all within the specific context of Scandinavian cinema culture. In line with the ongoing paradigmatic shift from products to processes we would like to direct the attention from the archival content as a product to the process of archiving (creating content).
We especially, but not exclusively, encourage contributions on Scandinavian cinema culture addressing the following topics and approaches:
- Archival remixes, appropriation, mashups etc
- Archives and canons
- Archives and cultural memory
- Archives and identity: self-fashioning
- Archives and intermediality
- Audiovisual preservation formats
- Collaboration and networking between archives
- Curating archival content and representation
- Digital archival techniques and cultures
- Fan culture and the archive
- Feminist archives / Feminism in the archive
- Film festivals as archives and archival practice
- Filmmaking as archival intervention
- Grassroot archives
- Imagining the nation: national film archives
- LGBT-related content
- Metadata, tagging
- Performative archives
- Post-colonial perspectives on archiving
- Queering the archive – how to rework heteronormative frameworks?
- Regional archives
- Remediating archival content
- Social protest and the archive
- Sound and the archive
- The archive from preservation and storage to access
- The creation of historical sources through archival practice
- Transnationality in the archive / and archival practice
- Usage of the archive
- YouTube or Pirate Bay as archives?
Please submit an abstract of 250–300 words for Short subjects (2000 words) or Feature articles (6000 words) before 1 June, 2016 to the Special Issue editors, Dagmar Brunow (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ingrid Stigsdotter (email@example.com) together with a brief bio and select references. Final submissions are due on 1 January, 2017. Only submissions that follow Journal of Scandinavian Cinema’s Notes for contributors will be accepted.
For general information or questions regarding Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, please contact primary editor Anders Marklund (firstname.lastname@example.org), editors Gunnar Iversen, Mette Hjort and Pietari Kaapa, or managing editor Rochelle Wright.
Previous special issues:
- Sexuality and Scandinavian Cinema (Vol 5: issue 2, 2015)
- Scandinavian Film Comedy (Vol 4: issue 3, 2014)