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[Commlist] Call for papers: Past and present intersections among Italian, Russian, Soviet and post-socialist cinemas and media
Mon Mar 22 20:41:05 GMT 2021
*/Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies/***
*CALL FOR PAPERS *
*Past and Present Intersections among*
*Italian, Russian, Soviet and Post-Socialist Cinemas and Media*
*Flavia Laviosa, Wellesley College *((flaviosa /at/ wellesley.edu)
<mailto:(flaviosa /at/ wellesley.edu)>)
*Anastasia Grusha, **Lomonosov Moscow State University
*((anastasia_grusha /at/ mail.ru) <mailto:(anastasia_grusha /at/ mail.ru)>)
*Proposal submission by 31 May 2021 *
*no payment from the authors* will be required
Italian cinema and media are translational and transnational. They are
imported and exported, transferred, translated, adopted, adapted and
re-interpreted. They move in multiple directions and constantly
intersect with other filmmaking and media cultures, in particular with
cinemaand media traditions from Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and
the former Soviet Union. The seminal work published in the bilingual
(Italian and Russian) volume /Russia-Italia. Un secolo di
cinema/ (ABCDesign 2020), edited by Olga Strada and Claudia Olivieri,
sponsored by the Italian Embassy in Moscow, and presented both at the
77^th edition of the Venice Film Festival and at the 42^nd edition of
the International Film Festival in Moscow in fall 2020, is the first and
largest collection of essays, interviews, testimonials, photographs and
unpublished documents, exploring the artistic, cultural and historical
relationship between Russia and Italy starting from early cinema.
Within such an intersectional framework, scholars are invited to engage
in new methodologically critical approaches to Italian cinema and media
in order to recover overlookedconnections and re-compose them in
historic and aesthetic maps, and also to examine commercial and
distribution relations marked by cross-national dialogues and
The purpose of this themed issue of the /Journal of Italian Cinema and
Media Studies/ (JICMS) is to explore the encounter between artistic
geographies and academic geometries delineated by the role that Italian
cinema plays and has played in Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans,
Russia and variouspost-Soviet states (like the Central Asia countries,
the Baltic states, the Caucasus,
etc.) and East Germany,during and after the Soviet period, as well as in
cooperation opportunities between the film industries of these countries.
This is a largely under-researched area of studies and with this CFP,
the JICMS attempts to fill in such an academic void.
*Topics include, but are not limited to:***
·Global Neorealisms: dialogues among Italy, Central and Eastern Europe,
the Balkans, Russia and various post-Soviet states (like the Central
Asia countries, the Baltic states, the Caucasus, etc.) and East Germany.
·Reception of neorealist films in Soviet and post-socialist countries.
·Links between Italian political cinema and media inthese regions.
·Italian popular genres in these geographical areas: /commedia
all’italiana/, television shows and series.
·The reception of Italian cinema and media in this vast geographical
region and vice versa.
·Transnational stardom in cinema and television.
·Transnational co-productions and the adaptation to the needs of the
respective national markets of film and television productions.
·Italian film festivals in the aforementioned states.
·Soviet-Italian film institutional exchanges.
·Geopolitics in Italian cinema and media inthese countries.
·Representations of Italy in Russian media.
·Study of institutional powers like Rai, Mediaset, Sky and variously
affiliated production/distribution companies that embody and entertain
strong relationships with domestic and international power centers.
Proposals should be written in British English, should be entirely
original and unpublished, and should not be under consideration by any
Interviews, independent and experimental artist biographies, film and
book reviews, conference and film festival reports are considered.
Proposals of English translations or edited versions of previously
published works *will not* be considered.
Abstracts should be sent to the co-editors Flavia Laviosa
((flaviosa /at/ wellesley.edu) <mailto:(flaviosa /at/ wellesley.edu)>) and Anastasia
Grusha ((anastasia_grusha /at/ mail.ru) <mailto:(anastasia_grusha /at/ mail.ru)>) by
31 May 2021, and should include the following information:
1) A 500-word abstract outlining:
a) The topic
b) Critical approach
c) Theoretical and historical basis of the proposed article.
The abstract should clearly state the goals of the article and provide a
cohesive description of the objective of the argument. In addition to a
500-word abstract, authors should send:
2) Relevant bibliography and filmography
3) A 200-word biographical note followed by a detailed list of academic
The accepted proposals will be notified by 15 June; completed articles
should be sent by 30 September. Authors will be notified of the results
of the double-blind peer-review by 30 November 2021.
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