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Italian Cinema in the World
Translational and transnational directions of Italian cinema
CALL FOR PAPERS
Themed Issues Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies
New DEADLINE: 31 March 2015
At the awards ceremony of the 71st edition of the Venice Film Festival, on 6 September 2014, Swedish director Roy Andersson, winner of the Golden Lion for Best Film for A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, said in his acceptance speech that Italian films — especially Vittorio De Sica’s neorealist masterpiece Bicycle Thieves — had a major impact on him. ‘You have such a fantastic film history,’ he told his Italian hosts. ‘And I know that in Italy you have taste.’
Wang Xiaoshuai (Beijing Bicycles), leading figure of the sixth generation of directors in China, and whose new thriller Chuangru zhe/Red Amnesia was selected in the competition for the 71st Venice Festival, declared during the event ‘ANICA meets China: The Dragon and the Butterfly. How Italian cinema can cooperate with China’, on 3 September 2014, the strong influence of Italian cinema on his work and how he was profoundly moved when visiting the places where Fellini shot 8 ½.
Italian cinema is translational, transnational and rhizomatic. It is imported and exported, transferred, translated, adopted, adapted and re-interpreted. It is also both European and Mediterranean, moves in many other less-explored directions towards Nollywood, Bollywood and constantly intersects with other cinemas.
Consequently, new trends in Italian film studies address cinema reflecting a multiethnic Italy, a nation interconnected with other continents, and open up a neglected seam: the influence of Italian cinema on world cinemas, Italophone filmmakers and diasporic cinemas. Within such transnational framework, scholars are invited to engage in a methodological tension between studying national cinema and transnational critical approaches to Italian cinema, thus recovering these overlooked connections and re-composing them in a historic and aesthetic map, marked by cross-national dialogues and trans-generational exchanges.
Italian cinema today can be viewed as a geo-cultural and spatio-temporal bridge for the multidirectional routes connecting the tempestuous coalescence of cultures and a landing stage setting the dramaturgy of the galloping change of the world ethnic-socio-economic make-up, and artistic fabric. Against such a dynamic backdrop of events and in light of the historical and artistic influence of Italian cinema on world cinemas, the Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies inaugurated a transnational direction in Italian film studies publishing two themed issues (Volume II: 1 and 3, 2014; www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=215/) examining specifically the intersections between Italian and Chinese/Asian cinemas.
JICMS intends to focus on the rising role that Italian cinema plays in the world arena, as well as on cooperation opportunities between Italian and foreign film industries. With this CFP, the Editor aims to shift the critical paradigm outside the inwardly focused field of Italian film studies and invites contributions that would further (1) explore the influence of Italian cinema on world cinemas; and (2) investigate how it reaches beyond the imagined boundaries of its (pen)insularity.
Abstracts should be sent to the Editor, Flavia Laviosa email@example.com by 31 March 2015, and should include the following information:
1) A 500-word abstract outlining:
a) The topic
b) Critical approach
c) Theoretical bases of the proposed article.
The abstract should clearly state the goals of the article and provide a cohesive description of the objective of the argument. In addition to a 500-word abstract, authors should send:
2) Relevant bibliography and filmography
3) 200-word biographical notes followed by a detailed list of their academic publications
4) The date of submission of the article, if the proposal is accepted, will be within 10 weeks from the official invitation to submit the article.
Punk & Post-Punk is working on an issue dedicated to the interface that exists between religion and punk. We are keen to secure articles that look deeply into this contested area, that go beyond the accepted binary correlation.
The deadline for submitting completed articles for peer-review is September 15th, 2015.
For submission guidelines please visit: http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=191/view,page=2
Articles should be between 5000 and 10,000 words in length, including keywords, full references, bibliography and an abstract of no more than 300 words detailing the key areas of investigation, supplemented with colour images, which are at least 300 dpi. Given the scope and breadth of the topics listed above, authors are kindly asked that their contributions be accessible to the non-specialist reader whilst retaining all of the requirements of academic rigor.
- Art, Science and Technology:
- Theoretical texts that discuss various aspects of Art and Science, including those that present projects that can be placed under such a heading.
- Texts that discuss topics/projects that can be classified under Art and Technology.
- Art as Research / Practice Based Research.
- Online Creativity Within A Broader Context:
- Social networks / Online communities / Blogosphere.
- E-learning in cyberworlds.
- Networked performances and collaborations.
- Art and heritage in cyberspace, cyber-museums.
- Historic Precedents and Inspirations:
- Comparative studies between historic and contemporary states of mental immersion involving the 'suspension of disbelief' – such as carnivals, fairs, the circus, the theatre, cinema, and the literary novel/work of fiction – in juxtaposition to online virtuality, particularly as it manifests in a three dimensionally embodied state.
- Studies on historic costume design, architecture, interior and object design as cultural signifiers that find novel usage within the visual culture of the metaverse as well as gaming worlds today.
- Cyberworld Technologies:
- Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality.
- Shape modelling for cyberworlds.
- Multimodal interaction and rendering.
- Computer vision for augmented and mixed reality.
- Cognitive informatics.
- Brain-computer interfaces.
- Affective computing.
- Social computing.
- Data mining and warehousing in cyberworlds.
- Creative Output:
- The examination of emergent creative trends in three-dimensional online worlds.
- The critique and examination of the creative output itself.
- Inquiry into the literary output manifested in the blogging activity surrounding user defined online virtual worlds.
- Virtual worlds of the future.
- The Avatar:
- The creative, psycho-social and economic processes involved in the creation of single or multiple identities by a single user.
- Identity, presence and self in virtual worlds.
- Interpersonal communication in virtual worlds.
- Leadership and team building in virtual worlds.
- Legal, ethical and moral issues in virtual worlds.
- Love, sex, friendship and work in virtual worlds.
- The creation of visual/sonic persona.
- Play/Role Play.
- The avatar as object of art.
- Propositions for implementing novel educational strategies through the three dimensionally embodied agency of the metaverse.
- Case studies that have developed novel educational strategies or technology indigenous to the metaverse, for implementing learning in diverse fields and for diverse learner groups and ages through the usage of online virtual worlds.
- Using augmented and virtual reality for learning
- Mixed reality: the merging of real and virtual worlds.
- Haptic, audio and visual interfaces.
- Holographic computing platforms.
- New interactive technologies.
- Research methods in virtual worlds.
- Serious games.
- Virtual worlds used for corporate training.
- Therapeutic Uses of Virtual Worlds:
- Education and research related to natural sciences, medicine, engineering in online virtual worlds.
- Virtual world usage in health, social care, counselling and psychology.
- Technologies and Innovative Practice in Virtual World-building:
- Virtual Reality.
- Immersive Devices.
- Augmented Reality.
- Mobile accessibility of virtual worlds.
- The Social and Physical Infrastructure of the Metaverse:
Amy Damutz and Gabriel Solomons from Intellect attended the 103rd annual CAA conference in New York on February 11th-14th. The conference provided a great platform for Intellect to meet with authors and editors and was really successfull.
Many thanks to everyone who came to the Intellect stand at the conference and for making it a success. If you would like to follow up with anything from Intellect about the conference please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Thematic Issue: Masculinity in the 21st Century
Guest Editor: Elwood D. Watson, East Tennessee State University
Guest Editors: Sunsi Huertas, Paul Capriotti (Rovira i Virgili University)
In 2016, the Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the David di Donatello prize with a themed issue. The purpose of this issue is to pay homage to this award for its cultural influence on Italian and world cinema, to review its history and endorse its international role. The Editor intends to publish a collection of articles that would document and historicize the value of the David di Donatello as the utmost expression of Italian and international film heritage and symbol of collective cinematic memory.
This CFP invites scholars, award ceremony organizers, archivists, film-makers, actors, journalists, producers and other professionals in the film industry to contribute with critical and historical articles, reports, interviews and biographies.
Send proposals in British English to the Editor, Flavia Laviosa, at firstname.lastname@example.org, by 25 February, 2015 and provide the following information:
1) a 500-word abstract outlining:
a) the topic
b) critical approach
The abstract should clearly state the goals of the article and provide a cohesive description of the objective of the argument.
In addition to the abstract, please submit the following:
a) relevant bibliography and filmography
b) 200 word biographical notes followed by a detailed list of academic publications or professional accomplishments.