Annals of Crosscuts 2019

Crosscuts welcomes submissions for Annals of Crosscuts—a new peer-reviewed publication format for film-based research. The Annals of Crosscuts is developed to support the use of film and cinema as integral practices in the critical environmental humanities. We are particularly looking for filmmakers in the arts, sciences and humanities that experiment with and see potential in using the moving image as a complement and/or challenge to text- based research. The aim is to support and develop transmodal scholarship.

Ruptured Times

This year’s theme is “RUPTURED TIMES”. RUPTURED TIMES are interstitial spaces where the past is not anymore but the future is still to come. Indeed, these are ruptured times. While globalization promises to unify the world, thousands of fractures open up
space and time.

New political ambitions fragment the globe and bring us back to times when nationalism reigned. Climate change ruptures the familiar flow of time with chronologies of the past and projections of the future. Activists also try to rupture time and interrupt the usual sequence of events (think of the Standing Rock Camp in the US or ende gelände in Germany). Crosscuts2019 is dedicated to exploring these ruptured times through film, text and discussion.

How to apply

Annals welcomes filmsof any genre that are the outcomes of sustained research efforts. Submit an abstract/description (2000 characters) by May 22, 2019 including research brief, project plan, genre, theory and production details. A first round of
review will be followed by a submission of a work in progress.

Final films will have a maximum length of 40 minutes. All projects will also declare a code of ethics, including consent and rights to filmic material.


KTH Environmental Humanities Lab, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Deadline: 22 May 2019

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Peer-review: June-Sept 2019
Publication: 22-24 Nov 2019

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