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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Studies in Eastern European Cinema

For a Special Issue on
Roman Polanski: Films and Life

Abstract deadline
01 February 2022

Manuscript deadline
01 September 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Ewa Mazierska, Ewa Mazierska,
[email protected]

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Roman Polanski: Films and Life

Roman Polanski (b. 1933), whose filmmaking career spans almost seven decades, belongs to the most celebrated and disparaged filmmakers in the world. Typically, his films are objects of admiration while his private life, which includes unlawful sex with a minor in 1977 and life as an exile, is condemned. Recently, however, his private life started to be used as a reason to censure and boycott his films. This special issue of ‘Studies in Eastern European Cinema’ aims to assess Polanski’s works and his legacy, with the emphasis on his less well-known and canonical films, as well as examine the relationship between the personal and the artistic in the filmmaking, and the role of censorship in relation to Polanski’s films and more widely.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • The autobiographical motifs in Polanski’s cinema
  • The visual and aural style of Polanski’s films
  • Intertextuality and intermediality of Polanski’s films
  • Polanski’s late films
  • Polanski’s works as an actor and scriptwriter
  • Polishness and transnationality of Polanski’s cinema
  • The influence of Polanski’s films on other directors
  • Polanski and the decline/changing role of film author in film industry

Please send a 200-word article proposal, together with a short bio, to Ewa Mazierska ([email protected]) by 1st February 2022. The deadline for finished articles is 1 September 2022.