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[ecrea] Focused call for Book Chapters: European Cinema in the 21st Century: Discourses, Directions and Genres

Thu Aug 23 10:23:14 GMT 2018

We are in the process of finalising our edited collection /European Cinema in the 21^st Century/ as outlined below, and have identified some additional topics on which we now wish to seek submissions.  The collection is intended for a – currently under-served – undergraduate and early postgraduate market.

These topics are:

·         Diasporic/hybrid identity in British filmmaking

·         Popular German comedy in the 2000s

·         The economics of European film production and their influence on style/form

We would appreciate abstracts and author biographies by the 10^th of September, with full chapters (max 7000 words) to follow before 30^th October 2018. We are currently finalizing contract and submission details with leading academic publisher Palgrave Macmillan, and look forward to reading your proposals.

Best wishes,

Ingrid Lewis, Assistant Lecturer in Film and Theatre Studies, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland, author of /Women in European Holocaust Films/ (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)

Laura Canning, Lecturer in Film and Television, School of Film & Television, Falmouth University, United Kingdom.

*Book title: /European Cinema in the 21^st Century: Discourses, Directions and Genres/*


*Book’s scope and content*

Modules of European cinema have become increasingly popular in university curricula, both in European countries and overseas. However, knowledge on the topic is often fragmented across a variety of studies, or centred around specific national cinemas, which can act as a hindrance in discerning key trends and assimilating the complexities of European cinema. This book articulates a way of rethinking the study of contemporary European cinema by placing at the centre of its efforts the students and their needs.

This monograph aims to provide important insights on the key features of European cinema in the 21^st Century highlighting its major aesthetic schools, traditions, national identities and transnational concerns.  These features are complemented by an accessible and student-friendly structure in which each chapter discusses significant topics, explains their context and provides definitions of key terms. Each chapter also encourages critical thinking by providing a set of reflective questions, and a case-study that summarises and applies the theoretical content.

Furthermore, many scholars have drawn attention to the peripheral position assigned to Central-Eastern filmic traditions in overall scholarship on European cinema. This monograph is the first of its kind to apply a transversal approach to European cinema, bringing together the East and the West, while providing a comprehensive picture of key trends, movements, genres and national cinemas. Simple and effective, this book fills a significant gap in the scholarly literature on the topic and provides an invaluable tool for both lecturers and students.



We invite contributions for chapters of 7,000 words focusing exclusively on European films released in the 21^st Century. Given that we aim for an educational series publication, each chapter should include the following elements: definitions of key terms; topic development; recapitulative questions; a case study (an in-depth analysis of a chosen film that explains and applies the theoretical content of the chapter); and a bibliography. Please send your proposals to both these emails: (ingrid.lewis /at/ <mailto:(ingrid.lewis /at/> and (laura.canning /at/ <mailto:(laura.canning /at/>




*Dr Ingrid Lewis*

Assistant Lecturer in Film and Theatre Studies at**Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland

Latest monograph: /Women in European Holocaust Films: Perpetrators, Victims and Resisters/ (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)

*Dr Laura Canning*

Lecturer in Film and Television, School of Film & Television, Falmouth University, United Kingdom.

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