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[Commlist] Atalante - CFP #30 - Spanish cinema, tourism and geographical space

Thu Nov 21 21:57:30 GMT 2019

We are pleased to announce the call for papers of the next issue of /L’Atalante. Revista de Estudios Cinematográficos/ which, under the title of “Spanish cinema, tourism and geographical space”, is open to contributions. You can find detailed information at:

The deadline for article proposals for the “Notebook” section is January 12th 2020. The issue will be published in July 2020 and there are no article processing costs charged to authors. We sincerely hope that this information may be of your interest. Please feel free to share this call among your contacts. Thank you in advance.
/L’Atalante. Revista de estudios cinematográficos/

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Acceptance of articles for the section “Notebook”: *from December 1st 2019 to January 12th 2020 *

When we think of the concepts /cinema/ and /tourism/, the notion of an /imaginary/ at once comes to mind, which is in turn associated with a recognition of the extraordinary capacity of filmmaking for colonising the imagination and the memory of the spectator with its images, projecting them onto ideas and desires that can give rise to all kinds of activity. And it is through this colonisation of the imaginary that the location shown in a film constitutes one of the crucial elements for establishing a connection between cinema and tourism. Thanks to the richness of meaning of its moving images, since its birth cinema has been offering viewers the opportunity to take virtual journeys while enjoying a film from the comfort of their chairs. At the same time, these fiction films have been shaping the imaginaries—both social and individual—associated with different natural and urban locations that have served as their settings, cultivating in their audiences the desire to visit them, and thereby transforming them into popular destinations.

This phenomenon has given rise in recent decades to film-induced tourism, or /cinematic tourism,/ which has now moved beyond its status as a mere variant of cultural tourism to become a new and increasingly popular type of travel in its own right. Based on these premises, we are planning to publish an issue dedicated to the analysis, from different epistemological perspectives, of the interactions between Spanish cinema, tourism and geographical spaces. The initial objective of this analysis could be something as general as attempting to determine the level of engagement between the tourist and film industries in Spanish film production over the last two decades. This starting point raises more specific questions, and this issue will explore some of these, taking recent Spanish fiction film production as a point of reference and an object of study.

Questions that could be explored include the following:

- What are the strategies of Spanish regional governments in the promotion of their respective regions through cinema?

- Could the tourist industry’s interest in promoting certain geographical locations result in a kind of “advertorial” genre, where the film’s plot is relegated to the background?

- To what extent have successful Spanish films of recent years influenced the “touristification” of the locations where their stories are set?

- What trends can be identified in Spanish cinema in recent decades in relation to the depiction of Spanish locations?

- Are there any parallels between the strategies adopted by Spain’s film and tourist industries to promote the country and those adopted in neighbouring countries?

- Can specific expressive resources be identified in cinematic discourses on tourism and geographical space?

*/L’Atalante. Revista de estudios cinematográficos/ accepts submissions of unpublished essays on topics related to film theory and/or praxis that stand out for their innovative nature. Articles should focus on approaches to the cinematographic fact made preferably from the perspectives of historiography or audiovisual analysis. Those texts that approach novel objects of study with rigorous and well-evidenced methodologies will be appreciated. Articles that take as their main reference the processes of signification through the analysis of the audiovisual form and/or the narratological elements specific to our field, focusing on methodologies specifically related to the treatment of the image will be favoured in the selection process. Although we accept works with other methodologies that approach the filmic fact from transversal perspectives (Cultural Studies, philological approaches, etc.) we consider that the main interest of the journal is located on the studies that take the specifically cinematographic expressive tools as the main elements of discourse. Likewise, texts that are not limited to describing, enumerating or summarizing details of the plot, but that rigorously apply a specific and well-evidenced analysis methodology, reaching particular and novel results, will be given priority.

Below are a few aspects to keep in mind:
- Submissions must be original and must conform to the submission guidelines of the journal and to the standards and scientific rigour expected of an academic publication - Submissions will be evaluated for the originality of the topic explored, especially if it relates to an issue not previously addressed in the publication. Submissions dealing with topics previously addressed in the journal may be rejected. The content of the issues published to date can be consulted on the journal’s website. - All submissions will undergo an external peer review process that will respect the anonymity of both authors and reviewers (double blind peer review) in an effort to prevent any possibility of bias. In the event of a very high number of submissions, the Editorial Board will make a prior selection of the articles to be peer reviewed, choosing the articles deemed the most appropriate for the issue. Failure to observe the submission guidelines and/or standards of originality and academic rigour will result in rejection of the submission by the Editorial Board without external review.
- Authors of accepted submissions will be contacted within six months.
- Articles (which should be between 5,000 and 7,000 words including all sections) must be submitted via the website of the journal as .rtf, .odt or .docx files, using the template provided for this purpose. Files containing the author's statement (.pdf) and any images (.psd, .png, .jpg, .tiff) must be uploaded to the website as complementary files. A detailed version of the submission guidelines can be found at the following link. Any articles that fail to meet these requirements will be rejected automatically - The selected articles will be published in a bilingual edition (Spanish and English). The authors of the texts accepted for publication must pay the costs that result from the translation or revision - in the case of providing, along with the original, a translated version - of their article. In all cases, and in order to guarantee the quality of the translations and the unity of linguistic criteria, the text must be translated or reviewed by the translator recommended by the journal. His work will be paid in advance and via Paypal by the authors. - /L’Atalante/ does not offer any compensation for published articles. For more information: (info /at/ <mailto:(info /at/>

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