Call For Papers: Inaugural SSAAANZ conference issue of Studies in Australasian Cinema

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Edited by Mark Ryan (QUT) and Constantine Verevis (Monash University)

This is a call for papers for a special issue of Studies in Australasian Cinema (SiAC) devoted to themes arising from the inaugural Screen Studies Association of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand (SSAAANZ) Conference, Sea Change: Transforming Industries, Screens, Texts, which took place in Wellington last year (November 2016).

The orientation of this special issue mirrors that of both the SiAC journal and the Sea Change conference, placing a particular focus on the analysis of the Australian, New Zealand and Pacific mediascapes.

Topics for papers include:

  • The relationship between Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand, and/or Pacific rim screen industries and cultures
  • Geographies of Australian, New Zealand and Pasifika media
  • New histories of Australian and/or Aotearoa New Zealand screen industries and cultures
  • Indigenous (Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Maori, and Pasifika) film and television practices
  • Economic, government and regulatory influences on Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand screen industries
  • Analysis of labour circulation and practices in the Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand screen industries
  • The effects of globalization on local and regional film and media
  • New interpretations of Australian and New Zealand film and media texts, genres, cycles and aesthetics

Priority will be given to articles developed from papers presented at the Sea Change conference, but all abstracts will be considered.

Please send proposals of no more than 300 words and a 150 word biographical note to by July 3, 2017.

Articles selected for publication will be due by 1 September and will be 5000–7000 words in length.

Please direct any enquiries or questions about the special issue to Constantine Verevis, Monash University

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