Organization: Iberian Studies
Call for Submissions (Book Chapters)
Mi Casa Tu Casa: Netflix’ Spain
In the midst of a pandemic, Netflix has become an even more prominent household member. According to IHS Markit Technology, between December 2018 and September 2019, Netflix increased its Spanish-language content by nearly 30,000 hours. Worldwide, as of today April 3rd 2020, many are eagerly anticipating the release of global phenomenon series La Casa de Papel 4.
Netflix has undoubtedly changed the way we consume visual narratives, ranging from TV shows, and series to documentary and full-length films projected and tailored to global audiences, contributing thus, as a powerful tool for (mis)representation with a massive reach. Moreover, the export of productions aiming for and conquering that global extent, which once pertained exclusively to Hollywood, threatens the film metropolis par excellence. As a hybrid site of enunciation in theory, which, according to its president of Original Series, aims to produce “local stories with a global appeal,” we propose to survey Netflix in Spain as a vernacular case study, within the frame of the so called glocal visual scene, pivoting as we speak.
In this edited volume, we encourage analysis of the contradictions, tensions, contributions and new horizons generated and/or imposed by the online platform within Peninsular cultural creation; particularly, catalyzed by the recent development in progress of the first European production hub in the Community of Madrid (Casa Netflix, Madrid Content City...) —in partnership with other major Spanish powerhouses. We welcome contributions that address Peninsular Netflix (co)productions, exclusive distributions, pick-them-up extended seasons, as well as its business model (catalog configuration, partnerships...). Critical approaches may include but need not be limited to those from film, gender, postcolonial, literary and cultural studies.
Please send a 300-500 words abstract along with a 100-200-word scholarly bio to:
Expected chapter length (in English) and deadline:
Min. 6000 — Max. 9000 words by December 1, 2020
June 1, 2020: Abstract Submission Deadline
June 15, 2020: Notification of Acceptance
December 1, 2020: Full Chapter Submission
February 1, 2021: Review Results Returned
March 1, 2021: Revisions Due from Authors
March 15, 2021: Final Acceptance Notification
May 1, 2021: Final Chapter Submission
Who we are: Jorge González del Pozo (U Michigan-Dearborn) & Xosé Pereira Boán (SUNY Oswego)
What we offer: participating in a pioneering project within Peninsular Studies & double peer reviews to assure the quality of the edited volume with a University Press.
We look forward to receiving your proposals. Stay healthy!
Jorge / Xosé