"Black Panther" (Coogler 2018)

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
November 6, 2019 to December 17, 2019
Location: 
South Africa
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Black History / Studies, Film and Film History, Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, Humanities

CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS: "BLACK PANTHER" (Coogler 2018)

Co-editors: Beschara Karam (University of South Africa); Mark Kirby-Hirst (Open Window Institute); and, Rory du Plessis (University of Pretoria)

ABSTRACTS DUE: 17th DECEMBER 2019 (300-500 words)

OUTCOME: 21st DECEMBER 2019

CHAPTERS DUE: 27th MARCH 2020 (between 5000 and 7000 words, including references)

Please use ABRIDGED HARVARD METHOD (for abstracts)

This very pertinent film includes themes of Afrofuturism; trauma; memory; identity; slavery; feminism; dehumanisation; colonialism; decolonisation; and reclamation; Othering; marginalisation; and alienation. We are therefore looking for original contributions from scholars working on any of the following aspects:

  • Afrofuturism
  • Interrogating Black identity and culture
  • Gender 
  • Audience Recption Studies
  • Aesthetics
  • Art
  • Design
  • Make-up and costumes
  • Architecture
  • Comic book adaptation
  • Memory and trauma
  • Reversing the cinematic, western gaze
  • Capitalism and economics in Hollywood
  • Geographies / landscapes
  • Decolonisation / colonialisation
  • Authorship
  • Fandom
  • LGBTIAQ+ and (ir)representation

Please include in your abstract: title and topic; methodology used; and the unique contribution your chapter intends to make.

Contact Info: 

Beschara Karam: +27 84 582 9221

Mark Kirby-Hirst: +27 83 318 2840 / mark@openwindow.com

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