Dear Wfthn members
Please see the CFP below. As you will see, we are actively soliciting contributions on women in music in silent film, an area we feel has been under-researched. I hope that listserv members will consider contributing or passing this on to anyone who might be interested.
Call for proposals
Music in Silent Film
We are putting together a proposal for a volume in Routledge’s Music and Screen Media series. Proposals for chapters under any of these four broad headings would be welcome:
2. Infrastructure & Technology
3. People: Composers & Practitioners
4. Case Studies
The editors would particularly welcome relevant contributions about women’s work in the industry.
The remit of these volumes is to bridge the gap between Film Studies and Film Music studies. Although very technical musical treatments are avoided, some chapters in the series include music examples.
Routledge describes the series as follows:
“The scope of Music and Screen Media includes music in particular genres of cinema, television, video games and new media. This Series welcomes scholars from across the disciplines of music and film studies … to propose edited essay collections that will be accessible to students and scholars in the rapidly expanding field of music and screen media.
Each book in the Series has an introduction by the editor and eight to twelve original essays at approximately 5000 words each. The introduction provides an overview of the genre of media under question and also traces the general chronological development, highlighting trends in musical styles and the composers most associated with that media. The books will be small (circa. 250 pages), inexpensive, so they can be freely assigned in the curriculum.”
Proposals should include the following: a chapter title, a brief abstract (150–200 words), and a concise curriculum vitae outlining education, previous publications, and professional experience.
Deadline for proposals: 9 October 2015
Editors: Ruth Barton ([log in to unmask]), Simon Trezise ([log in to unmask]), Trinity College Dublin
Department of Film Studies
School of Drama, Film and Music
Samuel Beckett Centre
Trinity College Dublin
Rex Ingram project:
Shot at Trinity