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Contemporary Cinema Research Institute

The Contemporary Cinema Research Institute at Hanyang University (COCRI) is a university-based research organization which was established in 2005 in order to frame a new academic paradigm for cinema studies in the 21st century, by promoting its multidisciplinary approaches to the Arts and Humanities.
The institute aims to explore the contemporary status of cinema as an aesthetic, industrial, and cultural phenomenon in relation to both the prognosis on that of its future and the rediscovery of that of its past...

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The First Call for Papers - Special Issue

Call for PapersScreening Revolution and Revolutionizing Cinema in East AsiaCineEast is a new academic journal dedicated to critical analysis of East Asian Cinema. We are pleased to announce that we are organizing our first call for papers for this special issue focusing on the intimate relationship developed between cinema and revolution in East Asia. This inaugural special issue aims to question the political and cultural identities of East Asian cinema by examining the continuing interplay of cinema with revolutions that sought political change, such as anti-imperialism, anti-colonialism, civil uprising, political upheaval and democratic movements. In East Asia, since its inception, the history of cinema has always been a history of revolution in which film was not simple an apparatus for propaganda, but also an institution of resistance and opposition. East Asian countries shared their memories of building and restoring national and cultural identities throughout and between the First and Second World Wars along with military coups, and democratic movements. As the idea of revolution helped to bring about more democracy in East Asia, it also impacted on every aspect of the film industry from the training of filmmakers to the oversight of scripts and control over exhibition including imported films. In this respect, such a narratological thematics of ‘revolution and cinema’ is fundamental to the possibilities of reconstructing a history of East Asian cinema, defining not only a geopolitical, but also de-westernized concepts of East Asian Cinema. In this spirit, we invite submissions that investigate the fascinating and complicated connections between cinema and revolution in East Asia. We are especially interested in particular East Asian cinematic practices given shape by and through revolutions and those filmmakers who carved out (or still are carving out) a space for resistance and opposition within cinema.   Possible topics include, but are not limited to:■ Cinema History & CriticismCapitalism, Socialism, and Neoliberalism