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Call For Papers: Asian Cinema Studies Society Conference, June 2019

Papers and panel proposals are invited for the 13th Asian Cinema Studies Society Conference: The Environments of Asian Cinemas. With the support of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Media & Creative Industries at LASALLE College of the Arts, in conjunction with the Asian Cinema Studies Society, the conference is planned for 24–26 June 2019, at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.

Participants are invited to present papers on any aspect of Asian cinema, though proposals engaging with the conference theme are encouraged. One key aim here is to seek ways in which Asian cinema studies might engage with the current moment of global environmental crisis. At the same time, however, the conference theme of ‘environments’ is being conceptualized in a broader sense, encompassing not only the material environments of ecocriticism, but also Asian cinema’s represented environments and its various material, cultural and regulatory environments of production, distribution, exhibition and reception.

Possible topics may include, but are by no means limited to, the following areas:

Ecocriticism and Asian cinemas
Animal studies and/or plant studies approaches to Asian cinemas
Environment and representation in Asian film and media
Asian cinema and the city
Asian cinema and the rural
Environmental issues in Asian documentary
Apocalyptic themes in Asian film
Ecological implications of Asian film production and/or exhibition
New technological contexts of Asian film and media
Changing regulatory frameworks of Asian film and media
Transnational influences on Asian film production/Asian film business
Globalization and Asian cinemas
Regional dynamics of Asian cinemas
Cultural issues in Asian film
Censorship issues in Asian film

Language: English

Please send proposals or enquiries to acss2019@lasalle.edu.sg.

For individual paper proposals, send a 200–300 word abstract and be certain to include the title, author name(s), institutional affiliation, mailing address and e-mail contacts, as well as a brief (50–100 word) biography of the contributor. For pre-constituted panel proposals (of three to four papers), be certain to provide a brief description (100 words) of the overall panel along with the individual abstracts and contributor information. Sessions will be 90 minutes in duration, and time limits will be strictly enforced.

The deadline for submission of proposals is 10 December 2018. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by early February 2019.

There will be no conference registration fee per se, but all participants must be members of the Asian Cinema Studies Society, which requires an annual fee of £38. The fee covers one-year membership and one volume of two issues of Asian Cinema, and gives access to the society’s executive meeting at the conference.

Selected papers will be published in the peer-reviewed biannual Asian Cinema. Published by Intellect Books (UK), this seminal journal has long been the flagship publication of the Asian Cinema Studies Society.

 

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Asian Cinema is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the advancing of Asian Cinema studies throughout the world. It offers a platform for scholars, teachers and students who seek to form and promote communities of Asian cinema studies within Asia and beyond. Whether understood in the terms of traditional (celluloid) or cross-media (digital) formats, Asian cinema has wide geographical dispersion, and diverse practices and histories. It has been the flagship publication of the Asian Cinema Studies Society, established in 1984.

Appearing twice yearly, this inter- and trans-disciplinary journal carries research articles, essays, interviews, symposia, book and film reviews, and bibliographies. All types of Asian films are featured, including full-length movies, documentaries, animation, and experimental.

Prospective guest editors are welcomed and may approach Intellect or the editors with a proposal for a themed issue or series. Prospective book reviewers and publishers should approach the editors directly: Gary Bettinson and Tan See Kam.

We publish the following types of writing: scholarly articles (6000–8000 words, excluding references); interviews (3000 words); conference and festival reports (2000-3000 words); and review essays of books (2000–3000 words). Scholarly articles will be blind peer-reviewed. All writings should propose a central idea or thesis argued through a discussion of the work under review.

Download the Notes for Contributors here. 

All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications.

Journal contributors will receive a free PDF copy of their final work upon publication. Print copies of the journal may also be purchased by contributors at half price.

 

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