Call for Papers : Political Resistance in Věra Chytilová’s films

Published on behalf of the East European Film Bulletin

In collaboration with the Czech and Slovak Film Festival of Australia, the East European Film Bulletin is publishing a special issue on the theme of political resistance in Věra Chytilová’s films. We are looking for essay-long contributions on her films that pay particular attention to their place in resistance movements such as feminism, the Prague spring and/or Perestroika. We are looking for contributions to focus on the following list of Chytilová films:

Ceiling / Strop (1961)
A Bagful of Fleas / Pytel blech (1962)
Something Different / O něčem jiném (1963)
Daisies / Sedmikrásky  (1966)
Prefab Story / Panelstory aneb Jak se rodí sídliště (1980)
Traps / Pasti, pasti, pasticky (1998)

Proposals of 250 words for contributions that deal with any aspects of the above themes should be emailed to Colette de Castro ( by Sunday 15 July 2018.  Final contributions will be due on 15 September 2018.

Stylistic guidelines for essays published in our journal can be found here. 

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