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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/
(info /at/ revistaatalante.com) <mailto:(info /at/ revistaatalante.com)>
* SPANISH CINEMA, TOURISM AND GEOGRAPHICAL SPACE *
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
- 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
- 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.
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