CALL FOR PAPERS Special Issue of Apparatus: Film, Media and Digital Cultures of Central and Eastern Europe Spring 2022 The Haunted Medium: Moving Images in the Russian Empire
Editors: Oksana Chefranova, Natascha Drubek, and Rachel Morley This peer-reviewed issue aims to expand the discourse on pre-revolutionary moving images from the “kingdom of shadows,” as evoked by Maksim Gorkii in 1896, to an empire of spectres. Gorkii’s powerful metaphor emphasised the immaterial traces that fin-de-siècle culture imprinted on film. The more capacious notion of empire, as a territory both geographical and imaginary, includes other kinds of traces: the numerous diverse presences of early cinema’s forgotten contributors, lost and incomplete films, fragments of archives, and more. The concept of the spectre also emerges as an interdisciplinary method of attending to critical issues surrounding early image production. The spectre both gives life, and even corporeality, to historical ghosts, while also actively communicating across disciplinary boundaries and between the past and the present states of cinema. More details in the link: http://www.apparatusjournal.net/index.php/apparatus/announcement/view/44 Please send your proposals in English by 8 March 2021 (title, 400-word abstract, 5 references, 150-word bio, contact details, affiliation, if applicable) to: Oksana Chefranova (email@example.com), Natascha Drubek (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Rachel Morley (email@example.com).