Fwd: CFP: The Blackwell Companion to the Historical Film

Aaron Gerow aaron.gerow at yale.edu
Mon Mar 29 04:07:51 EDT 2010

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>                      Call for Contributions
>          The Blackwell Companion to the Historical Film
>    Editors: Robert A Rosenstone, California Institute of Technology
>       Constantin Parvulescu, Washington University in St Louis
> The editors invite contributions to The Blackwell Companion to  
> Historical
> Film, a volume of 25 to 30 essays devoted to the latest scholarship  
> on the
> origins, contributions, history, range, codes, strategies, poetics,
> politics, tropes, production, packaging, and cultural impact of this
> important genre, the dramatic historical feature film. The Companion  
> will
> be a major work which will survey the field as it exists today and  
> also be
> suitable as a textbook for history-on-film and film-studies classes.  
> The
> collection focuses only on feature films, and will include essays by  
> both
> leading and emerging scholars in the fields of history, cinema  
> studies,
> cultural studies, and other fields that have something to offer this
> inherently interdisciplinary topic.  Scholars such as Robert Burgoyne,
> Marcia Landy, and Catherine Portugues, Paula Rabinowitz, Alison  
> Landsberg,
> Denise Youngblood, and Guy Westwell have already committed  
> themselves to
> essays for the volume.
> We are currently seeking essays on particular topics, but scholars
> interested in contributing to the collection need not limit  
> themselves to
> these themes but should feel free to suggest anything related to the  
> genre
> of the historical film:
> •	American history (especially 18 and 19th centuries) on film
> •	African-American and American-Indian history on film
> •	Exile and diaspora historical films
> •	Cinematic adaptations of historical novels
> •	Minor histories and minor heroes on film
> •	The historical film and the national mythology (outside Europe)
> •	History on film and history on other media, including animation
> •	Production and marketing of historical films
> Those who wish to contribute should send a working title, a brief
> description of the proposed essay and a short bio to both editors:
> rr at hss.caltech.edu and ctparvulescu at gmail.com. Essays are to be  
> between
> 8,000 and 10,000 words long; they will be due on March 1, 2011.
> Abstracts submission deadline: May 1, 2010.

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