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Call for Papers ‘Comparative Cinema’ N15 (Fall 2020): Feminine desires in film. Theories, methods, case studies.

This is a reminder of the deadline for the reception of articles for the Issue 15 of ‘Comparative Cinema’, which is December 15th.

Call for Papers ‘Comparative Cinema’ N15 (Fall 2020): Feminine desires
in film. Theories, methods, case studies.


From the 1980s, with what is known as the « feminist conscience turn »,
the essentialist ways to define female subjectivity entered a crisis,
and so did the monolithic conception of feminine desire as an
unchangeable entity. An open conception of the desiring female subject
as a locus for a set of multiple, complex and potentially contradictory
experiences began to be upheld. In this new paradigm, the oeuvre of
Teresa de Lauretis, Judith Butler or, in another direction, Rosi
Braidotti, have offered new philosophical roads to talk about subjects
and their desires. Film theory has not been foreign to this
metamorphosis, and it has generated works of reference from authors such
as Tania Modleski, Jackie Stacey, Gaylyn Studlar or Linda Williams. This
Call For Papers invites authors to present texts that, following these
new directions, help to rethink the representation of feminine desires
in film, both from a historical perspective as well as attending to the
vitality of contemporary creation. The journal will take into account
the articles that propose an in-depth study of the different theoretical
and methodological basis related to this study field, and those that
analyze, from a comparative perspective, gestures, gazes and images that
are selected as analytical subjects for advancing research on the
audiovisual representation of feminine desires in films. It is
suggested, in the case studies, that authors begin their articles with a
comparison between two images or sequences from different films as a
starting point, before expanding upon their research.

Languages: ‘Comparative Cinema’ edits all its articles in English, but
also accepts originals to be evaluated and published in Catalan or
Spanish. If an article is accepted, its authors must assume the costs of
translating it to English.

Length of the articles: from 5.000 to 6.000 words, including footnotes.
The texts (in Word) and the accompanying images must be sent through the
OJS platform of RACO.

See here other submission details and format guidelines:

Submission dates: from September 15th to December 15th, 2019.

* From September 15th onwards, Comparative Cinema also accepts
texts for a new miscellaneous section, in which the journal includes
articles that have no thematic bond to the proposed monographic issues.
From this date on, the reception of these submissions is carried
out continuously throughout the year, and the articles will be published
in subsequent issues of the journal, prior coordination with the editors.


ISSN: 2014-8933

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