Call for chapters_'At the intersections: Screen production and practice research project'

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
June 30, 2020 to October 30, 2020
Location: 
New Zealand
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Film and Film History, Indigenous Studies, Race / Ethnic Studies, Social Sciences

Call for Chapters [Date of cfp release: 30 June 2020]

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to invite you to consider submitting an abstract for either of the two books below. If you have any queries, please contact Arezou Zalipour at arezou.zalipour@aut.ac.nz

Book titles:

1. At the Intersections: Race, Indigeneity, and Diaspora in Screen Production Research

2. At the Intersections: Ageing, Disability, Sexuality, and Gender in Screen Production Research

Editors: A/P Arezou Zalipour and Prof Welby Ings, Auckland University of Technology (AUT), New Zealand

Description and scope of the books

What does it mean to stand at the intersections? What can this mean for the process of filmmaking?

In the last decade, the dynamism of practice as/in research has been growing in diverse disciplines. The possibilities of filmmaking practice as/in research have created new and innovative ways of inquiry both within and outside of the academy. The process of making knowledge through filmmaking has been discussed in several publications. In addition, studies in creative practice as a mode of research have emanated from the fields of art, design, and performance studies. However, in screen practice as a mode of research, there has been no substantial study that focuses on the notions of ‘difference’ and othering’. By extension, there is also a paucity of published material that offers accounts of professional screen practice, where creative and practical decisionmaking intersects with any aspects of ‘difference’. These books will draw attention to the creative processes, encounters, relationships and thinking when such things hinge on the experiences, truths, memories, places, feelings, contexts and histories associated with difference and othering. By examining ‘difference’ in screen production through a range of diverse, professional and situated practices, the books will engage with the implications and nature of audio/visuality, aesthetics, storytelling, and styles, as well as methodologies, ethics, philosophies and research in the production process.

These publications bring screen practitioners (outside of the academy) and screen practitionersresearchers (inside the academy) together, to discuss how knowledge, both practical and theoretical, grows inside experience. The books embrace but go beyond representation and identity to deal with on-the-ground questions that screen practitioners/researchers ask (or could and should ask) at the intersections, about the nature of professional practice and experience.

At the Intersections: Race, Indigeneity, and Diaspora in Screen Production Research investigates instances where screen practice as a mode of research and/or professional practice intersects with experience and knowledge associated with migration, indigeneity, diaspora, race, ethnicity or socio-cultural diversity. The book explores the complex, cumulative ways in which the effects of these multiple forms intersect with the experiences, thoughts, and knowledge of screen practitioners and/or researchers, the screen texts they create, as well as the methodologies, philosophies, contexts and processes they encounter and think about. The book draws on the thinking of screen practitioners and/or researchers whose research and/or creative experience is characterised by living between two or more cultural regimes of knowledge or who practice as a minority in the diverse or multi-ethnic, multi-lingual and multi-cultural contexts.

At the Intersections: Ageing, Disability, Sexuality, and Gender in Screen Production Research engages with the notion of ‘difference’ by focusing on the areas where screen practice as a mode of research and/or professional practice intersects with experience and knowledge associated with ageing, disability, sexuality or gender. The book explores methodologies, philosophies, knowledge-making and creative processes of screen practice when encountered and constructed at intersections between dominant representation and enablement, and minority regimes of knowledge and lived experience.

Submission deadlines

Deadline for abstracts is: September 30, 2020.

The need for these books has been signalled by a number of leading publishers and we are currently in the process of negotiating contracts. Please provide a 250-word abstract and a short bio (100 words) by the 30th of September 2020. Draft chapters (between 3000-7000 words) will be due in the first half of 2021.

We encourage screen practitioners and practitioner-scholars (including postgraduate students) from diverse cultures, backgrounds and locations who engage with aspects of ‘difference’ to submit abstracts. Considered media may include cinematic and experimental films, television, web series, screenplays, mobile works and video installation. Please send abstracts, and any questions, to arezou.zalipour@aut.ac.nz

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Arezou

Contact Info: 

Arezou Zalipour (PhD, UKM) (PhD, Waikato), Associate Professor

School of Communication Studies, Department of Screen Production, Auckland University of Technology (AUT) 

P 09 921 9999 ext 8682.