CfP for chapters on disability, bodies, media and representation in Asia

We have space for some additional chapters in the edited collection
/Disability and the Media: Other Bodies/ on the themes of disability,
bodies, media and representation in Asia**. in the following edited
collection.

Book edited by Diana Garrisi (JC School of Film and Television Arts,
Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University) and Jacob Johanssen (Communication
and Media Research Institute, University of Westminster)

Under contract with Routledge and to be published 2019 in the Routledge
Research in Disability and Media Studies series
(https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Research-in-Disability-and-Media-Studies/book-series/RRDMS
<https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Research-in-Disability-and-Media-Studies/book-series/RRDMS>)

Using a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches this
volume  encompasses an array of media forms including cinema,
newspapers,  television, advertising and social media. This book has
several purposes. It critically discusses the relationship between
self-representation and representations in either reinforcing or
debunking myths around disability and othering. It explores the
cultural, political and commercial basis for why media can negatively
portray some people as intrinsically different. Finally, it suggests
that the dynamic relationship between traditional and new media and the
blurred lines between forms of representation and self-representation in
new media can make it more difficult to continue framing ability and
disability as mutually exclusive categories, and therefore cast the
latter as unwanted. The book presents instances of a possible, slow
cultural shift in favour of non-dichotomic views on ability and
disability increasingly represented as fluid and necessary conditions
characterizing the essence of each human being.

We are specifically interested in chapters that focus on Asia and its
different countries in relation to the themes of the book.**

Possible themes include but are not limited to:
·         Affective labour of bodies
·         Auto-ethnographic accounts of the body in / through digital media
·         Celebrity bodies and the spectacles of transformation
·         Cinema and disability
·         Contemporary coverage of disability in
print/online/television/radio
·         De-colonizing and de-westernising the mediated body
·         Disability and advertising
·         Disability and race
·         Disability and the media: historical perspectives
·         (Dis)Empowerments of the disabled body
·         Journalism and practices of othering the body
·         Neoliberalism, policy and austerity politics
·         Reality television and the body
·         Representing wounds and scars
·         Researching bodies and the media: frameworks and methodologies
·         Stigma and the body
–         Posthumanist and non-representational frameworks
·         The abject body
·         The body and trauma
·         The mediated body as spectacle
·         The medicalised body in the media
·         The objectification of the disabled body in the media

We invite submissions of 200-250 words chapter proposals. Deadline:
Friday, 21 December 2018

Submissions should also include:
a)            Title of chapter
b)            Author name/s, institutional details
c)            Corresponding author’s email address
d)            Keywords (no more than 5)
e)            A short bio

Please send chapters to diana.garrisi@xjtlu.edu.cn and j.johanssen@westminster.ac.uk

Commissioned chapters are around 5,000 words. The fact that an abstract
is accepted does not guarantee publication of the final manuscript. All
chapters submitted will be judged on the basis of a double-blind
reviewing process.

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CFP: Asian Cinema Studies Society Conference, June 2019

Papers and panel proposals are invited for the 13th Asian Cinema Studies Society Conference: The Environments of Asian Cinemas. With the support of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Media & Creative Industries at LASALLE College of the Arts, in conjunction with the Asian Cinema Studies Society, the conference is planned for 24–26 June 2019, at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.

Participants are invited to present papers on any aspect of Asian cinema, though proposals engaging with the conference theme are encouraged. One key aim here is to seek ways in which Asian cinema studies might engage with the current moment of global environmental crisis. At the same time, however, the conference theme of ‘environments’ is being conceptualized in a broader sense, encompassing not only the material environments of ecocriticism, but also Asian cinema’s represented environments and its various material, cultural and regulatory environments of production, distribution, exhibition and reception.

Possible topics may include, but are by no means limited to, the following areas:

  • Ecocriticism and Asian cinemas
  • Animal studies and/or plant studies approaches to Asian cinemas
  • Environment and representation in Asian film and media
  • Asian cinema and the city
  • Asian cinema and the rural
  • Environmental issues in Asian documentary
  • Apocalyptic themes in Asian film
  • Ecological implications of Asian film production and/or exhibition
  • New technological contexts of Asian film and media
  • Changing regulatory frameworks of Asian film and media
  • Transnational influences on Asian film production/Asian film business
  • Globalization and Asian cinemas
  • Regional dynamics of Asian cinemas
  • Cultural issues in Asian film
  • Censorship issues in Asian film

Language: English

Please send proposals or enquiries to acss2019@lasalle.edu.sg.

For individual paper proposals, send a 200–300 word abstract and be certain to include the title, author name(s), institutional affiliation, mailing address and e-mail contacts, as well as a brief (50–100 word) biography of the contributor. For pre-constituted panel proposals (of three to four papers), be certain to provide a brief description (100 words) of the overall panel along with the individual abstracts and contributor information. Sessions will be 90 minutes in duration, and time limits will be strictly enforced.

The deadline for submission of proposals is 10 December 2018. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by early February 2019.

There will be no conference registration fee per se, but all participants must be members of the Asian Cinema Studies Society, which requires an annual fee of £38. The fee covers one year membership and one volume of two issues of Asian Cinema, and gives access to the society’s executive meeting at the conference.

Selected papers will be published in the peer-reviewed biannual Asian Cinema. Published by Intellect Books (UK), this seminal journal has long been the flagship publication of the Asian Cinema Studies Society.