CFP: Literature and the Video Essay. Researching and Teaching Literature Through Moving Images
Editors: Adriana Margareta Dancus (University of South-Eastern Norway) and Alan O’Leary (Aarhus University)
This special issue explores how the video essay can function as an academic and pedagogic resource in the study and teaching of literature.
The project seeks to bring together literary and film studies in a new way and targets children’s and youth literature.
Literature and literature instruction are central components in the language subjects. In this special issue, we use the term ‘literature’ in a broad sense to encompass narratives in different genres and media, including picture books, comics, feature and documentary films, narrative apps, and computer games with an intrinsic aesthetical value. Didactic perspectives on literature encompass questions about why and how to teach literature as well as what literary texts to choose from in the language subjects. Further, we adopt a ‘performative’ approach to research whereby the video essay is conceived as a form that generates new theoretical and analytical insights.
Contributors will produce own video essays (5-12 minutes) accompanied by an academic guiding text between 1000-1500 words that fleshes out the relevance of the topic, positions the video essay in a larger academic context, and provides critical reflections on the process of making the video essay.
We welcome contributions in English, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish.
Abstracts (300 words) and a one page-mood board which visualizes the project should be sent to Adriana.M.Dancus@usn.no by May 31, 2023.
For more information: https://journals.hiof.no/index.php/ELLA/announcement/view/3