Call for Papers on the Films of Gus Van Sant

Deadline: January 10, 2008

Film Auteur, a new journal of film and media studies published by Porland State University and Ooligan Press, requests submissions for its inaugural issue. The journal will be published twice annually, in both hard copy and online format. The journal is refereed, and all accepted papers will be compensated with a modest honorarium. Our projected publication date for the first issue is early spring, 2008.

Our first issue will focus on Portland filmmaker Gus Van Sant. We seek papers from a variety of theoretical and critical perspectives on any aspect of Van Sant’s work, including essays on cinematography and style, music, the socio-critical elements of his work, and the like. The incorporation of contemporary critical modes of analysis is encouraged, including (but obviously not limited to) psychoanalytic, structural, post-structural, gender/feminist/queer theory, and pro- and anti-auteurist perspectives. Essays should run from 4,000 to 6,000 words, and should folow the Chicago Manual of Style.

While our journal is of an academic nature, we also encourage the submission of mainstream, in-depth essays of any kind.

We request that all submissions be made electronically as an attached Word-document. We will endeavor to make a final determination with regard to your submissions within twelve weeks of their receipt at our offices. Upcoming issues will address filmmakers Todd Haynes and Wong-Kar Wai, as well as the theme of cinematic representations of genocide.

Please contact Dr. Michael J. Clark at for further information.

Co-editors: Michael J. Clark, Associate Professor of English at Portland State University & Forrest Pyle, Associate Professor of English at University of Oregon.

One thought on “Call for Papers on the Films of Gus Van Sant

  1. I encourage people to link to this page, especially if they have a blog with a particularly academic or film-enthused audience. I work for Dr. Clark, and right now my task, among other things, is to get the word out about both this call for papers and the journal itself.

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