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CfP: “Immagine” – Silent Cinema And Song

Mit den Zusammenhängen von Stummfilm und Liedgut möchte dieses Magazin mit filmhistorischem Einschlag seine Herbstausgabe 2016 füllen. Einreichungen zum Thema bis 29. Februar 2016.

Der Call for Papers in ganzer Länge:

” “IMMAGINE” Journal of AIRSC (Italian Association for Research in Film

Special Issue: SILENT CINEMA AND SONG (n. 14 – autumn 2016)
Edited by Serena Facci and Elena Mosconi

Call for Proposals
Deadline for submission: 29th February 2016

Silent cinema and song have much in common. They share a popular and
“vernacular” vocation. In fact, during the opening three decades of the
20^th century, the moving images quickly gave shape to a new semantic,
syntactic and cultural discursive organization. During this same period,
song was promoted by the renewal of technological equipment (i.e. the
phonodisk industry, the radio), the renewal of genres and styles, and of
artists (authors and singers). The coming of a new genre of
entertainment and art-form –such as the cinema at the end of the 19^th
century– saw spectacle and media-systems restructure and change.

The special issue of the journal /Immagine /will focus on this
relationship between silent cinema and song .

Contributions of *30,000-40,000 characters* (notes included) are sought
for the special issue of /Immagine/ *SILENT CINEMA AND SONG*.


Both music and film scholars are welcome. We seek to cross
interdisciplinary boundaries and expand our understanding of the complex
and articulated relationship between silent movie and song.
Collaboration between musicologists and film scholars is encouraged.

Topics might include (but are not limited) to the following sub-themes:

- Technological equipment and economic organization of the sound
industry and movie industry in the silent era;

- The spaces where the relationship between cinema and song is consumed
(i.e. the movie theatre and its perimeter: the street, the waiting room,
the movie theatre itself);

- The protagonists: singers and musicians in the café-chantant, music
hall, popular theatres and movie theatres;

- The players and their careers: singers-actors and actors-singers;

- Songs inspired by the great film stars;

- The paradox of the “diegetic” song in silent films (the representation
of songs and singers, i.e. folk songs and singers, serenades, choir and
church songs, etc.).

- The presence of cinema in popular songs;

- Regional cinema and song (i.e. the Neapolitan cinema and song);

- Song genres in /and silent movies;

- Film genres and song;

- The reception of film songs and / or movies with songs;

- The filmed song;

- The phonoscene.

* Abstracts of *250 words as well as a brief biography (3 lines)* should
be sent no later than *FEBRUARY 29, 2016* to the following email
address: silentcinemasong@gmail.com <mailto:silentcinemasong@gmail.com>

* Notification of acceptance or refusal will be communicated by *MARCH
15, 2016*.

* The language of the papers can be Italian, French or English.

* Full texts submission deadline is *JULY 30, 2016*. All papers will be
submitted to a double blind peer review.

Serena Facci is Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology at the Università
di Tor Vergata, Roma.

Elena Mosconi is Associate Professor of Film Studies at the Università
di Pavia.”

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