This is a call for short and diverse pieces of creative and academic work for an online open access publication of the RSE-funded project Women’s Film Heritage: Expanding the World’s Film Archives.
Abstracts / proposals are invited from international scholars and practitioners with a specialism in the history of global film cultures, for a publication that will map out the neglect of women’s film heritage throughout the world, and beyond the usual focus on the Western archives. We are looking for short (maximum 4,000 words) pieces, including essays, self-reflexive pieces, poems or other creative work, interviews, video essays, photographic essays, etc… We encourage submissions in your mother tongue, and we will provide English translations or subtitles of these pieces. It is hoped this will result in an inclusive, multi-lingual and imaginative publication that reflects the wide selection of approaches to the topic of global women’s film heritage.
You could also consider the abstract submission as a proposal for the international conference in January 2023 in Cluj, Romania. Please indicate in your abstract if this is of interest.
With this publication we hope to give shape to fuller configurations of the internationalist feminist film movements, as we look at the films of the Non-Aligned Movement, highlight historically transnational networks and reactivate those past alliances. Pieces discussing a variety of methodological approaches to the topic of a women’s global film heritage are especially welcome, but we are also looking for pieces that deconstruct the popularity of dominant historiographies. In particular, we are interested in pieces that engage with the terminology of heritage, legacy, feminism, and the meaning of the local and the global in terms of an ethics of care as a radical methodology.
The proposed timeline is included here to offer insight into the current development of this project:
CFP sent out in April 2022
Abstracts / proposals due by 1 September 2022
Table of Contents confirmed by 30 September 2022
First draft submissions expected by 9 April 2023 (Easter)
Feedback sent to contributors by 1 May 2023
Final pieces expected by end of June 2023
Publication September 2023
Please send your 350-word proposal with a 100-word bio to Dr Stefanie Van de Peer at email@example.com