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[Commlist] New book series from Bloomsbury: Global East Asian Screen Cultures

Thu Mar 25 20:02:46 GMT 2021

Announcing a new book series from Bloomsbury Publishing: *Global East Asian Screen Cultures* <>


Series Editors: Mark Gallagher, University of Nottingham, and Yiman Wang, University of California, Santa Cruz


This new book series curates cutting-edge scholarship on East Asian screen practices, cultures and viewerships in local, regional and global contexts.  We welcome contributions that take “East Asia” as a focus, as a nodal point interlinked with other regional screen cultures, or as a method to reorient the global screen-culture cartography.  We use “East Asia” not as a descriptive term but as a lens and method to address the potential and limitations of any geopolitical demarcation and the dynamic links among geographic locations and cultures.  While we embrace screen studies focused on the conventionally defined East Asia, we also encourage original work exploring mobility, migration and hybridity as mediated through screen media production, textuality and reception that traverse East Asia, its diasporas, and other regions such as Central, South and Southeast Asia and Australasia.  The expansiveness encourages potential contributors to address ways in which East Asia, as a method or nodal point, promotes a new cartography of East Asian screen cultures.

While taking cinema as its starting point, the series will engage with an expanded notion of East Asian screen cultures that can include multi-screen and multimedia authorship and stardom, and works and practices that reflect new distribution modes and exhibition platforms.  This series also fosters screen-studies scholarship that intersects with non-screen-platforms such as theater, radio and other spheres of media production.

Titles in the series can include single-authored research monographs, edited books with a range of international contributors, and books aimed at a student readership that could be recommended reading on upper-division undergraduate and graduate level courses.  Books published in the series would typically be 60,000-100,000 words in length, and would include 20-40 black and white images (screengrabs or stills).  The press is also open to expanded content making use of tools on its Screen Studies <> digital platform.

Overall, the series will be a venue for original scholarship in screen, media and cultural studies that expands and deepens understandings of East Asia as a region and locus of global influence; as a critical method; as a site of production, circulation and reception; and as a space in which different subjectivities, historical formations and textual politics are articulated and mediated.

Subjects the series will cover include, but are not limited to, the following:

  * Historical and contemporary works and practices under different
    geopolitical formations;
  * Transnationalism, transregionalism and globalization;
  * Politics of gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, social class,
    ableism and difference, species and environment, and languages and
  * Production studies of screen industries, companies and practitioners;
  * Alternative and independent practices and cultures;
  * Textual studies, with attention to key local, regional and global
    movements, genres, screen aesthetics and more;
  * Distribution and discourse in and beyond East Asia, including
    home-video and streaming distribution, festival contexts, audiences
    and reception, and other industrial, cultural and discursive phenomena;
  * Screen and media criticism from East Asian practitioners and
    critics; and
  * East Asia as a method that reorients global screen-culture cartography.

We welcome proposals that intersect with these areas of investigation.  Please direct initial enquiries to series editors Mark Gallagher and Yiman Wang at (mark.gallagher /at/ <mailto:(mark.gallagher /at/> and (yw3 /at/ <mailto:(yw3 /at/>.

*Forthcoming titles in the series: *

Sheldon Lu, /Contemporary Chinese Cinema and Visual Culture: Envisioning the Nation <>/ (August 2021)

*Editorial Advisory Board:*

Jinhee Choi, King’s College London

Peter Feng, University of Delaware

Guo-Juin Hong, Duke University

Earl Jackson, Asia University

Olivia Khoo, Monash University

Kim Soyoung, Korea National University of Arts

Chika Kinoshita, Kyoto University

Sangjoon Lee, Nanyang Technological University

Leung Wing-Fai, King’s College London

Bliss Cua Lim, University of California, Irvine

Gina Marchetti, Hong Kong University

Daisuke Miyao, University of California, San Diego

Jane Chi Hyun Park, University of Sydney

Xiqing Qin, Chinese National Academy of Arts

Luke Robinson, University of Sussex

Sabrina Qiong Yu, Newcastle University

Audrey Yue, National University of Singapore

Alexander Zahlten, Harvard University

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