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[ecrea] Call for Book Proposals: Global Exploitation Cinemas

Wed Jul 01 22:52:02 GMT 2015


New series from Bloomsbury:


Series editors:

Dr Johnny Walker (Northumbria, UK) / Dr Austin Fisher (Bournemouth, UK)

*Global Exploitation Cinemas*is a new book series from Bloomsbury
Academic which publishes original monographs and edited volumes of
around 80-100,000 words that explore the highly dynamic area of
international "exploitation" film production. Encompassing a broad range
of contexts, from industry to audiences to cultural history, it
considers filmic trends and traditions, the work of specific directors,
producers, stars and audiences.

Until relatively recently, the academic study of global exploitation
cinemas often analysed films, not in light of their historical/social
contexts or their contexts of production, reception and cultural
afterlife but rather in (ahistorical) theoretical vacuums. And, while it
would be unfair to claim that this approach characterises all research
in this area, there is yet to be a book series dedicated to advancing
the field of exploitation cinema studies in a way that contributes new
and original knowledge.

*Global Exploitation Cinemas*, thus, seeks to a fill a void in the
academic study of film history and provide a forum for the
empirically-informed study of the exploitation film in all its guises.We
welcome proposals from *new and established scholars* (we are currently
prioritising monographs, but will gladly discuss edited volumes, too).

The series will formally launch in 2016 with */Grindhouse: Cultural
Exchange on 42^nd Street, and Beyond/ *(edited by Austin Fisher and
Johnny Walker) and */Disposable Passions: Vintage Pornography and the
Material Legacies of Adult Cinema/* (by David Church).

*Global Exploitation Cinemas*also boasts an international editorial board:

·*Tejaswini Ganti*(New York)

·*Joan Hawkins*(Indiana)

·*Kevin Heffernan*(Southern Methodist)

·*I. Q. Hunter*(De Montfort)

·*Peter Hutchings*(Northumbria)

·*Ernest Mathijs*(British Columbia)

·*Constance Penley*(UC Santa Barbara)

·*Eric Schaefer*(Emerson College)

·*Dolores Tierney*(Sussex)

·*Valerie Wee*(National University of Singapore).

Please send full proposals (download the form at and informal inquiries to
both (johnny.walker /at/
<mailto:(johnny.walker /at/> and (afisher /at/
<mailto:(afisher /at/>.

*Dr Johnny Walker

Lecturer in Media
Northumbria University, UK
Squires 101d*

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