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 -at- 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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