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[Commlist] CFP: Women and Violence in Greek Cinema

Sat Oct 29 12:05:11 GMT 2022

CfP: Women and Violence in Greek Cinema
Edited by Tonia Kazakopoulou

Gender-based violence has always existed as an urgent point of discussion in global and Greek feminist movements, and from time to time acquired prominence in public debate, informing political and legislative contexts and cultural production. In recent years, feminicide has reached epidemic proportions in Greece. The rise in violence against women and feminicide has been sometimes framed as being a consequence of socio-political and financial crises, or the result of unprecedented restrictions and pressures due to the pandemic; and has even reignited a public ‘debate’ in some of the popular press reporting on right wing political views, with deeply misogynist roots, on whether to recognise the killing of women by men as feminicide at all.

At the same time, movements such as #MeToo in Greece and feminist activism have sought to resist misogynist narratives and push back against long-standing masculinist systems of oppression and violence.

In this context, it is more important than ever that we examine the relationship between women and violence, in all its forms, in the country’s cultural production. This edited volume focuses on Greek and Greek diasporic cinema and invites contributions that consider a variety of approaches relating to the broader topic of women and violence in the country’s cinematic output. Topics and approaches may include, though this list is not exhaustive:

Women and representations of violence in Greek and/or Greek diasporic cinema
Women as victims of violence Women as perpetrators of violence
Women and complicity in violence Mental health, women and violence
Religion, women and violence
Trans women and violence Migrant or refugee women and violence
Conflict, women and violence Histories of women and violence in Greek and/or Greek diasporic cinema
Greek film movements, waves or trends in relation to women and violence
Focused studies of films examining women and violence in Greek and/or Greek diasporic cinema
Genre, women and violence Documentary, women and violence
Identities/Identity politics, women and violence (intersectional approaches particularly encouraged)
Greek film industry contexts, women and violence
Film criticism, women and violence

Initially please submit an abstract by 6th November 2022. Your abstract should be between 300-350 words long, and accompanied by a 100-word bio. Although a major UK-based publisher has shown interest in the volume, a formal proposal will be submitted once I have confirmed the content of the collection. If selected, authors will be notified by 20th November 2022. The anticipated deadline for submission of chapters (6000 – 8000 words in length) is end of July 2023. Please send your abstract and bio in a single file to (womenandviolence.greekcinema /at/ by the stated deadline above.

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