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[Commlist] cfp: Frames Cinema Journal CFP: Issue 17, The Politics of Colour Media

Tue Mar 03 19:16:34 GMT 2020

*/Frames Cinema Journal/*

*Call for Papers*


*The Politics of Colour Media*

*Issue 17, Summer 2020*

*Guest Editor: Dr Kirsty Sinclair Dootson*


*Co-Editors-in-Chief:*Ana Maria Sapountzi & Peize Li

*Book Review Editor*: Patrick Adamson

Although colour has historically been trivialised as superficial, feminine, cosmetic, and decorative, the 17^th issue of/Frames Cinema Journal/,//guest edited by Dr Kirsty Sinclair Dootson, interrogates and celebrates colour as a potent political force. Colour media around the globe, chief amongst them film and television, have established, reinvented, progressed, andaestheticised national, political, social, and cultural profiles, evolving an ideological currency alongside their aesthetic values. This issue of/Frames/therefore examines the political power of colour media by simultaneously gazing at these intersecting ideological, technical, and aesthetic histories. Precisely because colour does not comprise a single technology or set of visual practices, but a host of interlocking apparatuses and contingent aesthetic principles, we invite submissions that attend to any aspect of chromatic media from around the world.

From the analogue histories of colour in the studio and laboratory, to the practicalities of chromatic coding and programming in the digital era, from the aesthetic issues of colour in experimental media practice, to its value for state-sponsored propaganda, and from issues of national progress and transnational relationships, to colour’s role in forging oppositional subject-positions and identities, we are eager to hear from contributors working on original research involving previously unexamined chromatic media, particularly in relation to contexts outside Western Europe and America.

Topics may include, but are certainly not limited to:

  * Colour, governmental politics, and political regimes
  * Colour and colonialism/post-colonialism
  * Colour and national/transnational cinemas
  * Colour and the politics and ethics of restoration, preservation and
  * Colour and labour
  * Colour and avant-garde/experimental film
  * Colour and issues of modernity/post-modernity
  * Colour, materiality and material culture
  * Colour and digital technologies
  * Colour and acts of political subversion
  * Colour and animation
  * Colour and the politics of identity (gender, sexuality, race)
  * Colour, the sensorium and affect
  * Colour media beyond film: television, video, and gaming

*_Notes for Contributors:_*

*Proposal abstracts*should be no more than*250 words*and must be accompanied by an*indicative bibliography.*A*brief third-person bio*of approx.*150 words*should be provided along with the abstract.

Abstracts should be sent through as Word Documents and titled “Frames Issue 17 Author First name Author Surname” (e.g. Frames Issue 17 Natalie Kalmus).



/Frames/accepts a variety of written pieces for submission, such as:

  * *Feature Articles*, which are research essays that engage in
    theoretical, practical, pedagogical, and/or historical analysis of
    the visual narrative in film or related digital media. Feature
    Articles are typically between 5,000-7,000 words in length,
    inclusive of footnotes, but exclusive of the bibliography.
  * *Point-of-View (POV) Featurettes*, which are shorter research essays
    which seek to examine or express a specific critique about a theme
    in a more succinct fashion. Point-of-View (POV) Featurettes are
    typically between 1,000-3,000 words in length, inclusive of
    footnotes, but exclusive of the bibliography.
  * *Film Featurettes,*which are shorter research essays, discuss and
    review one film in detail. Film Featurettes are typically between
    1,000-3,000 words in length, inclusive of footnotes, but exclusive
    of the bibliography.
  * *(New section!)****Scene Reviews,*which are shorter research essays,
    investigate and review one scene in detail. Scene Reviews are
    typically between 1,000-2,000 words in length, inclusive of
    footnotes, but exclusive of the bibliography.
  * *Book Reviews,*which are essays that provide a scholarly critique of
    the latest texts in the field. The text choice may range from the
    theoretical and the practical to the pedagogical and the historical.
    Book Reviews are typically 1,000-1,500 words in length, inclusive of
    footnotes, but exclusive of the bibliography. If you would like to
    publish a book review, please contact our*Book Review Editor*,
    Patrick Adamson, at*(pa41 /at/*
    <mailto:(pa41 /at/>*.*

/Frames/also accepts video essay submissions:

  * *Video essays*can be of varying length and should be discussed with
    the editors on a case-by-case basis. Video essay submissions must be
    sent to the editors in the form of a link using an online platform
    (Vimeo, YouTube, etc.).

All submissions to/Frames/should not be under consideration elsewhere, and should be original and previously unpublished.

Please refer to ourSubmissions <>page for more details.

Please submit your proposal to Ana Maria Sapountzi and Peize Li at***(framesjournal /at/* <mailto:(framesjournal /at/>*.*

*_Timetable for Issue 17:_*

*NEW EXTENDED Abstract Proposal Deadline:*06/03/2020

*NEW EXTENDED Abstract Decision Announcement:*13/03/2020

*First Draft Deadline:*27/04/2020

*Editorial Review:*27/04/2020-10/05/2020

*Final Copy Deadline:*08/06/2020

*Intended Publication Week:* 22/06/2020

Abstracts are to be submitted no later than*Friday, March 6, 2020*, as they will not be considered after that. Authors should expect to be notified of the editorial committee’s decision by*Friday, March 13, 2020*.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at*(framesjournal /at/*

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