I am the guest editor of Reconstruction 16.1, the special issue of which is to focus on “Regionalism, Regional Identity and Queer Asian Cinema.” I am especially interested in scholarly essays of 3000+ words (excluding notes and bibliography) on Asian lesbian filmmakers, Asian lesbian topics or comparative discussions of gender and orientation. To date, we have had significant contributions on Asian male traditions, but with the exception of an occasional book review, we have no work on women in Asia. I am hoping that your membership might be interested in helping remedy this absence.
All papers will receive full consideration and will be peer reviewed (I use per reviews in this instance to help strengthen the essays as they move toward publication). Again, essays should be 3000+ words, may include (we encourage!) stills, and context notes are always welcomed. Feel free to use the essay as a platform to launch new ideas, explore or expose old ones, or begin to develop additional areas of interest. Essays may focus on an issue, an individual, a group of individuals or take whatever format the writer believes most appropriate to the subject. I am a special deadline for these essays of 30 July for the receipt of first drafts. Thereafter, revised editions will be due within the 6-8 weeks thereafter. Reconstruction welcomes the work of new scholars and seasoned professionals, creative thinkers and critical provocateurs alike.
All essays (and a note of intent to submit, if you might be so kind) should be addressed to me at
I appreciate your considerations and your efforts on behalf of all women in film.I look forward to receiving some very interesting materials. With my personal best wishes,
(James A. Wren, PhD, DPhil, DSc
Professor of japanese and Comparative Literatures, retired
San Jose State University)