When Henry Jenkins calls the mid-2000s media landscape one of convergence culture, he describes the intersection of media industries, online social media, and television audiences. Using emerging multiplatform strategies producers can directly engage and immerse potential television audiences. Likewise, industry shaped hailing of fans creates fan-like audiences, but it does so within limits, reflecting industry concerns and agenda.
fan studies and fandom
Research on heavy metal has seen an impressive growth over the past decade. While the disciplinary background of metal scholars and the methods they employ testify to ever more diversity, few publications have focused specifically on the role played by film. This collection of essays sets out to bring together research on heavy metal and visual culture. In recent years, the number of films on metal has increased substantially, indicating that this musical genre might be viewed in new ways by the non-fan public.
Call for Papers: MOSF Journal of Science Fiction
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2016.
Editorial Team: Monica Louzon, M.L.S. (Managing Editor), Rachel Lazarus, Ph.D. (Co-Editor), Heather McHale, Ph.D. (Co-Editor), Barbara Jasny, Ph.D. (Co-Editor),
Editorial Board: Nancy Kress, M.S., M.A.; Charles Gannon, Ph.D.; Patrick Thaddeus Jackson, Ph.D.; Terence McSweeney, Ph.D.
This CS Journal special issue aims at exploring the encounter and intersection between fashion studies and media studies, with particular reference to visual and audiovisual products, e.g. cinema, television, advertising and digital media. Over the past decades, fashion acquired centrality in social and economical dynamics in Western culture for its capability to penetrate and influence both production and identitarian practices. Fashion both fully takes part in artistic processes as an autonomous aesthetic and semantic object (fashion as a medium) and has a pivotal role in creative industry as a provider of fundamental material for the formation of imaginary worlds and characters (fashion as a media industry).
Welcome to Night Vale collection: Approaching Deadline (6/15)
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Proposals related to the podcast Welcome to Night Vale are solicited for chapter contributions to an edited scholarly collection to be published by Palgrave.
The editor seeks to include a range of approaches focusing on both form and content. Topics may include but are not limited to:
• internal themes and allusions
• genre and influences
• performance, music, and effects
• politics and historical contextualization
• podcast production, distribution, and consumption
• reception and fandom
• paratexts, marketing, and merchandise
‘You must draw David Bowie. Find David Bowie, or I’ll send you David Bowie. Because if it isn’t David Bowie, you’re going to have to re-do it until it is David Bowie.’
-Kelley Jones, quoting Neil Gaiman, Hanging Out with the Dream King: Conversations with Neil Gaiman and His Collaborators (2004)
The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship invites authors and artists to submit contributions for a special collection of papers offering alternative scholarly approaches to David Bowie and comics.
Legacies of French Film Criticism: Crossing Cultures and Perspectives
Despite a growing trend towards globalization and an increase in transnational film production, distribution and exhibition, not all audiences make sense of movies in the same manner. When films travel across borders, how are their meanings and reception impacted? Is the meaning of a film dependent on the cultural context in which it is read? This interdisciplinary panel will examine film criticism that falls under a broad “French-language” umbrella in order to map out significant trends as well as new directions in the study of French film criticism and its points of contact with other international cinemas.
I am currently editing a collection on the Peter Capaldi era of Doctor Who for I.B.Tauris. I have most of the chapters now in draft form but am looking for 6,000 word chapters on the following:
1) Politics (looking, for example, at episodes such as 'Kill the Moon', 'The Zygon Invasion'/'The Zygon Inversion'
3) Translation - Subtitling and Dubbing 'Who' in non-Anglophone countries
Essays will be due in Autumn 2016. If you are interested in contributing please send a 500 word proposal and CV to email@example.com with Doctor Who: Twelfth Night in the subject heading.