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The Cine-Files, Issue 14 (Fall 2018)
Special issue on Animals in Cinema
Submission Deadline: July 30, 2018
The Cine-Files, an online journal of cinema scholarship, is now accepting submissions for its Fall 2018 special issue on animals in the cinema that will be edited by Catherine Grant and Tracy Cox-Stanton.
We seek submissions for scholarly essays (4000-6000 words) that explore the significance of non-human animals in moving image studies. These essays will comprise the peer-reviewed, “featured scholarship” portion of issue 14.
Since John Berger’s 1991 essay “Why Look at Animals?” studies of animals in visual culture have steadily advanced, culminating in the 2015 anthology Animal Life and the Moving Image (BFI, Michael Lawrence and Laura McMahon, editors). In this work, scholars employ a diversity of theoretical frameworks to extend many of the insights of animal studies into the terrain of film and media studies. Issue 14 of The Cine-Files seeks to build on that work, inviting scholars to contemplate the significance of animals in a variety of audiovisual media.
Papers might consider, but are not limited to, the following questions:
Please email your essay as a MS Word doc to the editors, removing your identifying information from the essay. On a separate page, include your name, essay title, brief biographical note, and email address. Consult the guidelines for submissions at http://www.thecine-files.com/submission-guidelines/
If you would like to submit a video essay for consideration, please contact the editors by email to discuss your idea in the first instance. July 30 will also be the date for submissions in this mode.
Catherine Grant, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracy Cox-Stanton, email@example.com