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[ecrea] CfP: Journal of African Cinemas

Thu Aug 23 10:23:35 GMT 2018

Call for Papers: Journal of African Cinemas

For the full call, click here

Aims & Scope

The Journal of African Cinemas explores the interactions of visual and
verbal narratives in African film. It recognizes the shifting
paradigms that have defined and continue to define African cinemas.
Identity and perception are interrogated in relation to their
positions within diverse African film languages. The editors are
seeking papers that expound on the identity or identities of Africa
and its peoples represented in film.

The aim is to create a forum for debate that will promote
inter-disciplinarity between cinema and other visual and rhetorical
forms of representation.

The editors are looking for articles, reviews, and comparative
analyses regarding African cinema through its historical and
contemporary legacies. The journal wishes to concentrate on the
growing African cinematic society, as it interrogates African
societies with regard to African filmmakers' conceptualization of
space, time and identity. What is/are Africa/s and what is/are African
cinema/s, might offer pertinent starting points.

Some proposed topics are:

The film of the everyday and the "every-African": populist films and
their language.
Shifting sites of authoritative discourses from knowledge to meaning.
African cinema as a cinema of cultural citizenship vis a vis the
anthropological, national or global idea of culture.
The propagation of the verbal culture-based film.
Professional, pedagogical and theoretical uses of African verbal
cultures in the media (TV).
Cross-platform reflections on visual cultures within competing
disciplines of identity study.
Representations of cities, spaces and places
Political economies of industries, film industry value chain analysis,
and media city networks
Film education
Film and book reviews, short commentaries and evaluative festival reports
In-depth director Interviews Cineaste-style


All submissions should not be more to 8,000 words and should include a
200 word abstract and five keywords. The 8,000 words includes
references, graphics and photos equivalent to 250 words each. The
document(s) should be sent as Microsoft Word and/ or JPEG
attachment(s) respectively.

Call to action: Please submit research papers and reviews to David
Nothling, (jac /at/

Deadline: 31 August 2018

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