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CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Music and Film in Oceania [working title]
edited by Gregory Camp, University of Auckland

Over the past few decades film production in Oceania (broadly defined as
New Zealand, Australia, and the islands that comprise Melanesia,
Micronesia, and Polynesia) has grown exponentially, making Australia and
New Zealand in particular important international hubs for filmmaking.
These decades have contemporaneously seen a growth in methodological
approaches to film music. This edited collection seeks to present the
current state and the history of film music in the region, drawing together
a variety of film musicological methods (ethnographic, historical,
analytical, sociological, etc.) to explore the varied soundscapes found in
Oceanic film.

Topics might include, but are not limited to:
- Filming indigenous music
- Musical representations of indigenous people
- Musics of colonisation
- Filmic representations of colonial music-making
- Hollywood representations of Oceanic music
- Audiovisual representation of Oceanic landscapes
- Music composition and production in local film industries
- History of music within local film industries

Proposals for chapters of 7,000-9,000 words are welcomed from interested
scholars from all academic disciplines. Abstracts of 250-500 words and/or
informal questions should be sent directly to the editor at g.camp -at-
auckland.ac.nz by 31 August. Feel free to share this CFP with other
scholars and networks who might be interested in contributing.

Interest in the project has been expressed by Lyrebird Press (University of
Melbourne), to whom a full proposal will first be sent.


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