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>From: Dassanowsky <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP UPDATE: New Austrian Film Book
>
>Call for Papers UPDATE:  New Austrian Film Book (03/31/07; collection)
>
>Robert von Dassanowsky (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs/UCLA) and
>Oliver C. Speck (University of North Carolina, 
>Wilmington) solicit abstracts for 
>English-language essays to be included in a 
>proposed volume on New Austrian Film. Deadline 
>has been extended and the call now also includes 
>scholarly articles previously published in 
>journals (no books) for which the author holds 
>copyright or can obtain reprint rights. Credit 
>will be given to the previous publication.
>
>This volume is intended as a reader which makes 
>this new wave accessible to non-German speaking 
>academics, students, filmmakers, critics and 
>cineastes. Given the limited crossover between 
>film studies, Germanist/Austrianist, gender 
>studies, and popular culture/history readership, 
>a mix of new and previously published articles 
>will provide a unique basic source for wider 
>reception.
>
>We invite a variety of academic approaches 
>(close readings, psychoanalytical, 
>anthrocultural, sociopolitical, new historicist, 
>feminist, postmodernist, literary adaptation, 
>etc.) to the period and the artists (directors, 
>writers, actors, producers) of New Austrian 
>Film, beginning with its roots in the early 
>1980s (the onset of the national film fund; 
>provocative historical confrontations utilizing 
>traditional structure such as Antel's "Der 
>Bockerer" and Glück's "38"; feminist narratives 
>as in Export's "Die Praxis der Liebe") to the 
>present. Topics may also include examinations of 
>feature, documentary and experimental genres; 
>(co-)production modes; national, regional and 
>international reception; political, ethnic and 
>social influences and ramifications. Filmmakers 
>of interest include Albert, Gräftner, Seidl, 
>Hausner, Derflinger, Glawogger, Tscherkassky, 
>Arnold, Widrich, Schwabenitzky, Beckermann, 
>Heller, Schmiderer, Sauper, Mader, Sicheritz, 
>Ruzowitzky, Spielmann, Sturminger, Draschan, 
>Manker, Stepanik, Schindel, Unger, Minck, Covi, 
>Frimmel.
>
>Please note that we are currently over-submitted 
>on Haneke, so unless you feel you have a 
>particularly unique take on the director, or he 
>is part of a comparative analysis with an/other 
>Austrian director(s), please consider submitting 
>on one of the above listed topics.
>
>Please send proposal abstracts or summaries of 
>previous publication to which you hold copyright 
>with e-mail header "New Austrian Film Book" of 
>up to 500 words (in Microsoft Word) and a short 
>cv or biography in the same attachment to both 
>Robert von Dassanowsky 
>(<mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask]) 
>and Oliver C. Speck 
>(<mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask]).
>  The new deadline for abstracts/summaries is 
>March 31, 2007. Accepted contributions (7,000 
>words max.) will be due in October 2007.
>

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