27 July 2007

CFP - Special Issue of _Studies in Australasian Cinema (Vol 2.2 [2008]; Deadline: 1 Sept 2007)

Title: Asian Australian and Asian New Zealand Cinema
Guest Editors: Audrey Yue, Belinda Smaill and Olivia Khoo

The cultural and historical flows that have characterised the shifting terrain of cultural diversity in Australia and New Zealand are particularly apparent in Asian Australasian cinema. This is the case not only in many documentaries that have sought to “represent Asia to Australia,” but also the contemporary work of directors such as Tony Ayres, Clara Law and Khoa Do. It is also evident in the representation of Asian Australian subjectivity in films from Little Fish to Japanese Story or Bondi Tsunami. This special issue of Studies in Australasian Cinema seeks to attend to the importance of Asian diasporas in Australian and New Zealand cinema. This includes the complex transnational transactions that are a feature of all national cinemas. The editors seek articles pertaining to, but not limited to, the following themes:
  • Representation of the Asian diasporas in Australian and/or New Zealand films, both contemporary and historical
  • Australian or New Zealand filmmakers working in the Asian region
  • The distribution of Australian cinema in the Asian region
  • Offshore Asian production taking place in Australia
  • Film produced by Asian Australian or Asian New Zealand filmmakers
  • The management of Asian Australian cinema by creative industries
  • Asian Australia feature film, documentary, short film or experimental film
  • Cultural Policy and Creative Economy in Asian Australian cinema

The editors of the journal’s special issue now invite abstract submissions of 250-300 words on any aspect of the above. Each abstract should include your name, address and institution.

Important dates:
Deadline for Abstract Submissions: 1 September 2007
Acceptance Notice: 30 September 2007
Deadline for paper (6000-8000 words) submission: 15 December 2007
Project Journal Publication Date: May 2008

Abstract submissions (as word documents by email attachment to):
Audrey Yue (The University of Melbourne): aisy@unimelb.edu.au
Belinda Smaill (Monash University): Belinda.Smaill@arts.monash.edu.au
Olivia Khoo (The University of New South Wales): o.khoo@unsw.edu.au