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[ecrea] Call for chapters: National or Transnational German Cinema? Transnational encounters through Film and Events

Wed Sep 12 13:59:56 GMT 2018


National or Transnational German Cinema? Transnational encounters through Film and Events

Globalising film cultures and international co-productions stand in contrast to the traditional notion of a national cinema. Germany has a long tradition of filmmaking and a close connection between the nation and its films has been argued.

In a shifting context of production, distribution and audiences, this volume seeks to explore the notion of a national or transnational German cinema. This includes new distribution channels such as streaming platforms and online film festivals, as well as the audience engagement that transcends national borders in addition to the cinema space. Increasingly international film production and financing further heightens the transnational aspects of cinema, a quality that is often neglected in marketing and branding of the filmic product.

With particular focus on film festivals, this volume aims to explore the tensions between the national and transnational not only in film, but also in event. Eventisization of culture, or Eventkultur, as a broad trend in contemporary culture also includes cinema and festivals and alters audience experience, film marketing and distribution.

In terms of a national cinema, eventisization can alter audience perceptions and transnational encounters.

Topics in the book include, but are not limited to:

- Contemporary examples of transnational German film

- The representation of contemporary Germany in film

- International engagement with German film through film and event

- The commercialisation of cultural specifics in international cinematic markets.

- The ways in which German-language cinemas relate to other national cinema traditions and the transnational integration of cinematic representations in time and space events.

- The circulation of German film through festivals and streaming platforms

Contributions from filmmakers, cultural managers and other professionals in the field of film and cinema are welcome, as well as academic contributions from academics researching popular culture, film, and events in relation to Germany.

The book will be published as part of the book series ‘Global Germany in Transnational Dialogue’ and aims to collect contemporary, interdisciplinary research on current topic.

Please send abstracts of 500 words to (irina.herrschner /at/ by 15^th September 2018.

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