Call for entries
Deadline: 11 November 2011

Besides the Screen:
The Distribution, Exhibition and Consumption of Moving Images

Editors: Virginia Crisp and Gabriel Menotti

New media technologies impact cinema well beyond the screen; they also
promote the reorganization of its logic of distribution, modes of
consumption and viewing regimes. Once, it was video and television
broadcast that disturbed the traditional cinematographic experience,
revealing the image as soon as it was captured and bringing it into
the audience homes. Nowadays, computer imaging and information
networks cause an even stronger disturbance to the norms of the
medium, by increasing the public agency in the dynamics of the movie
market. In this context, much is said about the in-betweeness of the
medium. However, not much attention is given to the actual state of
the image in these moments of dislocation, transition, translation,
codification and decodification.

Following the success of the Besides the Screen conference we are
developing a book proposal about such topics. The book aims to
speculate on the changes in the modes of transporting and accessing
moving images, and how they might affect the cinematographic
experience, economy and historiography. It will gather articles that
examine what happens to the moving image during its various
trajectories, their détournements and eventual reversals. In doing so,
it aims to foreground operations as different as movie regulation,
codification, subtitling, remixing and projection, cutting across
spaces such as film archives, contemporary art galleries, public
squares, p2p networks and many more. By avoiding looking straight into
the image, it expects to give film studies a new perspective about
cinema technology.

The book will be divided in thematic sections that will draw broadly
on the following topics:

– Cinema Festivals
– Formats of Audiovisual Distribution
– Practices of Projection
– Piracy and Filesharing
– Film Marketing & Promotion
– Alternative Spaces of Exhibition
– Remixing, Participation and Appropriation
– Archiving and the Public Domain
– Amateur and Fan Subcultures

Chapter proposals should be submitted in electronic format by 11th
November to Every proposal should contain
the following information:

– Title
– Keywords
– Abstract (500 words)
– Name of author, affiliation and short biography (150 words)

Alternatively, authors can send the full paper, if it is already
finished (4,000-6,000 words).

Format: Word document. Single-spaced, Times New Roman 12 pts for the main text.

Authors whose abstracts are shortlisted for inclusion in the proposal
will be notified by 12th December 2011. Full articles should be
submitted by April 2012. The exact timeframe for publication will be
available once a publisher is secured.

This book will target an academic and professional readership from
various fields such as communications, arts, new media, anthropology,
translation and interpreting, cultural studies, sociology, film
studies and politics.