[csaa-forum] CFP Extended: Imaging Religion and Spirituality in Australasian Film

Holly Randell-Moon holly.randell-moon at mq.edu.au
Thu Dec 22 22:11:27 CST 2011

*Studies in Australasian Cinema** *is an international refereed scholarly
journal devoted to the cinema of, and film scholarship from, the
Australian, New Zealand, and Pacific region. The call for papers for the
special issue* "Imaging Religion and Spirituality in Australasian
Film"*has now been extended to
*January 16, 2012.*

*6.1: Imaging Religion and Spirituality in Australasian Film*

Editors: Anthony Lambert and Holly Randell-Moon

Issues of spirituality and religion have long between central to the
social, cultural and political rituals of many countries and communities
within the Australasian-Pacific Island and Oceanic regions. Religion and
secularism have also emerged as intense sites of geopolitical conflict in
Australasia since the initiation of a now decade-long ‘war on terror’.
Cinema plays a vital role in the ways in which community, citizenship,
nationality and morality are imagined, normalised and debated. In this
special issue of Studies in Australasian Cinema we are seeking papers that
focus on filmic engagements with, and representations of , spirituality and
religion. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

·       Representations of all forms religious and spiritual practices
whether institutionally, ethnically or individually oriented, in different
genres and conventions of filmmaking, e.g. documentary, fiction etc.

·       Representations on any aspect of religion and spirituality from
within Australasian/ Pacific Island nations or by filmmakers from across
the region

·       Differences between indigenous and non-indigenous conceptions of
spirituality in film production and representation

·       Postcolonial spirituality and religion in film production

·       Filmic engagements with questions of morality and ethics or issues
not normally considered as being within the purview of ‘religion’

·       The influence of secular epistemologies and practices on the
economies or conventions of filmmaking

·       Film, spirituality and tourism

·       Post 9/11 conceptions of religious affiliation and difference in

·       Religious events, their mediation and/or representation in film

·       Religion and politics/ the state, including political events and
their influence on filmic representations of religion and spirituality in
local, national or interna- tional productions

‘Imaging religion and spirituality in Australasian film’ will be edited by
Anthony Lambert and Holly Randell-Moon. Enquiries in the first instance
should be made via email to either anthony.lambert at mq.edu.au or
holly.randell-moon at mq.edu.au

Final submissions to this issue close on* January 16, 2012.*


Dr. Holly Randell-Moon
Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies
Faculty of Arts
Macquarie University, NSW 2109
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://lists.cdu.edu.au/pipermail/csaa-forum/attachments/20111222/37641481/attachment-0001.html 

More information about the csaa-forum mailing list