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[Commlist] CfP: Film Education Journal - Decolonising Film Education
Wed Mar 17 21:20:28 GMT 2021
Call for Papers: Film Education Journal
SpecialIssue-DecolonisingFilm Education (to be published June 2022)
Guest Editors:ProfessorJyoti Mistry(HDK-Valand Academy)and Dr
LizelleBisschoff(University of Glasgow)
Decolonizing Methodologies is not a method for revolution in a political
sense but provokes some revolutionary thinking about the roles that
knowledge, knowledge production, knowledge hierarchies and knowledge
institutions play in decolonization and social transformation.
(Linda Tuhiwai Smith, 1999Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and
This special issue ondecolonisingfilmeducationhighlights some of the
contemporary and at times contrasting conceptions of the termand its
applicability toresearch andpractice. This relationship between research
and practice has direct implications for reanimatingpedagogies in both
film education and screen studies.Moreover,it presents an opportunity to
investigate how synergies might be developed between film
history,theory, analysisanditspraxis.The focus of this issue attendsto
the multiple understandings of decolonialand its potential
toadvancescholarship in film studies, to expand creativefilmpractice and
to addressfilm education curriculathat revitalizespedagogicstrategies.
This call for contributions invites practitioners and pedagogues
involved in film education to draw from their own experiences,
challenges andresolutions in engaging with decolonial propositions in
the classroom,incurriculum content and at the institutional level. What
forms of student-teacher dialogues are necessary in order to facilitate
open exchange about the historical structures of knowledge and
representation? How do institutions support the political urgency for
social change by decolonializing learning, teaching and research? How
can film education expand the references of its aesthetic forms to
include a broader spectrum of film practices? And how do we rework modes
of representation in film, in order to address historical power
structures that have marginalized or elided certain narratives and
subjects in cinema?
We propose the following(butnotlimited to)areasof interest:
Decolonisingstrategies in film production pedagogy
Decolonisingapproaches to teaching film studies
Interviews with filmmakers whose practice and
work embraces decolonial perspectives
Case studies from teaching experiences that foregrounds decolonial
processes in film production and film studies
Institutional, cultural and political challenges and resolutions
towardsdecolonising film education
Potential and imagined propositions for decolonising film production
and film studies
Contributions may be drawn fromexperiencesgleanedfrom teaching
andreflections from working with students to develop curricula that
attends to the political urgencies ofdecolonisingthe frameworks of
education on the levels of content, modes of teaching and the structures
necessary to support these interventions.
In keeping with the ethos of decolonial propositionsas inclusiveand
expansiveof multiple forms of knowledge and expression, we
invitedifferent written forms*and*audio-visual formats.
We invite papers, contributions on case studies or focused
interviewswith filmpractitioners or teachers of between 4,000 to 8,000
words each.Interviews need a strongcontextual framing andtheoretical
and/or analytical basis.
Audio-visual essaysshouldcapture decolonial approaches or exemplify
aesthetic and conceptual engagement with decolonialstrategiesor
processes.Audio-visual essays should be a maximum of 20 minutes in
length and accompanied by a writtensupporting statement of 1,000 words
maximum, articulating the research aims and how these aims are achieved
in the audio-visual format.
Abstracts of proposed written contributions or audio-visual descriptions
should not exceed 500 words andmust include abio of no longer than 150
words.In the case of proposed interviews,pleaseincludethe bios of both
subjectsand brief description of the interview framework.The guest
editors willenter intoa dialogue with theconfirmedauthors oftheproposed
submissionstowards shaping the final contributions.
Abstracts and bios should be emailed (tofilmeducationjournal /at/ ed.ac.uk)
<mailto:(filmeducationjournal /at/ ed.ac.uk)>byTuesday6 April2021.Any questions
should be directed to the same address.
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