film and television
SOCIAL SEMIOTICS: Special Symposium - 'What is Media Theory?' - 15/12/03 (for
Vol 14 (2) 2004)
General Editor: Professor Terry Threadgold, Cardiff University, Wales, UK
Co-Editor: Dr Radhika Mohanram, Cardiff University, Wales, UK
Associate Editor, Australia: Dr Joseph Pugliese, Macquarie University, NSW,
Associate Editor, USA: Dr Toby Miller, New York University, USA
Book Review Editors: Dr Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Cardiff University, Wales, UK
Rebecca Farley, Cardiff University, Wales, UK
Editorial Assistant: Judith Pryor, Cardiff University, Wales, UK
Revised call: Oprah Anthology
We are soliciting papers for an academic anthology on the phenomenon of
Oprah. It is undeniable that Oprah Winfrey has transcended the iconic
cult of celebrity to become a Western cultural force of the late-twentieth
and early twenty-first centuries. As her show nears its much anticipated
end — though its endless reproduction in syndication seems inevitable — it
seems appropriate to produce an anthology that evaluates the multifaceted
influences and implications of Oprah.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
Call for Papers:
British Soap Opera: Present and Future (deadline 11/1/03)
(1 November 2003)
edited by Su Holmes
(Southampton Institute, UK)
Proposals and submissions are sought for essays that discuss race,
gender, economics, spirituality, feminism, racial uplift etc... entitled
Oprah: I'm Every Woman! This anthology will cover multiple aspects of
If interested, please send an abstract (no more than 1 1/2 typed pages)
Elwood Watson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor/Assistant Chair
Department of History
East Tennessee State University
P.O. Box 70672
Johnson City, Tennessee 37614-1709
Call for papers:
CineAction #63, edited by Richard Lippe & Florence Jacobowitz
"1950s Aesthetics: Film in Transition; Minelli Centenary"
The 1950's was a significant decade in the history of the cinema; it marked the
end of classical Hollywood and the beginning of a cinema that addressed the
contemporary culture and post-war social changes. The decade saw important changes
occurring in the European cinema and a worldwide crossover of influences. Within
this context, we are celebrating the cinema of Vincente MInnelli who, working within
the tradtions of classical Hollywood, brought a modernist aesthetic and cosmopolitan
sensibility to his films.
Submission deadline: November 15, 2003.
The deadline has been extended to 14 August 2003 for:
Hollywood to Bollywood: Reviewing the Culture of Musicals
An M/C Reviews feature
Edited by Emma Nelms and Kate Douglas
M/C Reviews would like to invite contributions for a reviews feature on
the theatrical, cinematic and televisual significance of musicals.
We will publish a collection of short critiques or thought-pieces (each
submission should be 1000 words or less) on the subject of musicals
(whether film, theatre or television), as well as reviews of particular
Possible topics include (but should not be limited to):
Grave Concerns: Critical Approaches to Six Feet Under
UPDATE: Queer as Folk CFP
The submissions deadline for 'Queer as Text,' a collection of essays on
the television series 'Queer as Folk' (both its British and American
incarnations) has been extended to Dec 1/03. Please send abstracts (1-2
pgs), along with a CV to:
Dept of English, Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 1S6
OR email abstracts (plus CV) to: jbattis_at_fastmail.fm (include as .doc
Feel free to contact me for more details.
Call for Papers:
Special Issue of "Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and
TV Studies" [www.filmandhistory.org]
LATIN AMERICA ON FILM
Throughout its history Latin America has witnessed a conflict of ideologies.
Concordantly, the challenges of treating Latin American history on film has
incited dialogue and debate among scholars from divergent disciplines.