CFP reminder: Asian documentary

Aaron Gerow aaron.gerow
Thu Apr 15 13:16:14 EDT 2004


Special issue of Asian Cinema on Asian documentary

With a special issue on Asian animation just finished, Asian Cinema, 
the journal of the Asian Cinema Studies Society, is now planning a 
special issue on Asian documentary. The growing number of documentary 
film festivals in Japan, Taiwan, India, and other Asian countries and 
the proliferation of Asian works at these festivals attests to the 
significant rise in documentary filmmaking in many Asian regions. The 
special issue of Asian Cinema aims to introduce and investigate this 
recent surge, as well as the history behind it.

Given the on-going vibrancy of Asian documentary, we are looking for 
papers written on a variety of countries from a variety of 
perspectives. Submissions by academics, filmmakers, and critics are 
encouraged, and a few interviews and translations may also be 
published. Subjects can include the following:

- Introductions to the contemporary and/or historical state of 
documentary in an Asian nation or region
- Analyses of particular films or filmmakers
- Reports by filmmakers on their work or experiences
- Theorizations of documentary in an Asian context
- Translations into English of important non-English studies on Asian 
- Reports on Asian documentary film festivals
- Government policies on documentary filmmaking
- Education in documentary
- The relation of non-fiction to fiction film in Asian countries

To enable a large number of articles, submissions are limited to 3000 
words in length.

Hard and disk copies of submissions should be sent to Asian Cinema, c/o 
John Lent, 669 Ferne Blvd., Drexel Hill, PA 19026 USA. All parts of the 
manuscript should be in the same file on disk and the disk should be 
labeled with the file name. Manuscripts should be in Chicago Style and 
accompanied by a short one-paragraph profile of the author. Articles 
can be accompanied by up to four photographs, with each appropriately 
captioned. Submissions will be screened by the editors and authors 
informed of the decision whether or not to publish.

The deadline for submissions for this special issue is May 15, 2004. 
Late submissions will not be accepted.

Aaron Gerow
Assistant Professor
Film Studies Program/East Asian Languages and Literatures
Yale University
53 Wall Street, Room 316
PO Box 208363
New Haven, CT 06520-8363
Phone: 1-203-432-7082
Fax: 1-203-432-6764
e-mail: aaron.gerow at

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