CALL FOR PAPERS: FRAMEWORK 63, VOLUMES 1 & 2, SPRING AND FALL, 2022
Special Double Issue
Exquisite Historiography: Experimental and Collaborative Film Histories
Editors: Drake Stutesman and Susan Potter
Deadline extended. New deadline is JUNE 1
This special double issue of FRAMEWORK appropriates the Surrealist game “exquisite corpse” as a method of creativity to make experimental and collaborative film histories. The rules of the game are well-known: an image is drawn on a single piece of paper. The paper is then folded over, leaving just the end of a line visible. It is passed to the next person who builds on the image by connecting to the visible line. Only after everyone has participated is the paper unfolded and the image revealed. Like many artists and scholars, we return to and appropriate the game as a method for shared forms of research.
An “exquisite historiography” offers a flexible framework for working together, inventively exploring new concepts of authorship, and cultivating bonds of community. It orients film history to chance, imagination, and the “hidden.” We encourage serious and playful reflections on and responses to the disciplinary norms of film history, and new forms of film history for our present moment.
We invite new means of authorship, critical fabulations, video essays, reflective and theoretical essays, dialogic exchanges, collective conversations, experimental micro-histories, assemblages and annotations of primary materials, and other creative and experimental responses, including work that focuses on a question (rather than answers one) for this special issue.
We encourage risk-taking, understanding that we might learn as much from intelligent failure as from the most brilliant collaborative work.
PROPOSALS SHOULD BE:
300 word proposal. Include an indication of what format you use: essay, video etc.
50 word bio
GUIDE FOR LENGTH OF FINAL PIECE:
WRITTEN: 1000-6000 words
DIGITAL/VIDEO: up to 60 minutes.
ALL ELECTRONIC FILES:
Send submissions as Word DOC. or DOC.x
DO NOT send as PDF.
Submissions must be titled in the Word DOC subject heading, and the same title must appear in your email subject.
Use this title format:
FW-EXQ FWS, date (month + year), your last name (in caps), title of your work in its Word DOC subject heading.
EXAMPLE: FW-EXQ FWS4-30 SMITH State of the File Art
ANY SUBMISSION NOT CONFORMING TO THESE GUIDELINES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
June 1, 2021: PROPOSAL DEADLINE
July 1, 2021: Contributors will be notified of acceptance.
October 1, 2021: Completed work due.
October 1, 2021: Work sent out for anonymous peer review.
November/December 2021: Work revision period.
January 15, 2022: FINAL COMPLETED WORK DUE TO FW EDITORS