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CFP: Humor and Baseball (8/15/05; collection)

Wednesday, March 2, 2005 - 4:24pm
Jason Paul Steed

Shelves and shelves have been filled with scholarly attention to baseball in American history, culture, literature, politics, etc.; and likewise, shelves and shelves have been devoted to the study of humor (in American history, culture, literature, politics, etc.). Yet, surprisingly little has been said about the relationship between the two.

Proposed is a collection of new essays on the relationship between humor and baseball (in American history, culture, literature, politics, etc.). Topics might include, but certainly are not limited to:

CFP: M/C Journal 'print' issue (4/8/05; journal issue)

Wednesday, March 2, 2005 - 3:52pm
M/C - Media and Culture


                          M/C - Media and Culture
            is calling for contributors to the 'print' issue of

                                M/C Journal

M/C Journal is looking for new contributors. M/C is a crossover journal
between the popular and the academic, and a blind- and peer-reviewed

CFP: Transnational East Asian Cinema (3/14/05; collection)

Sunday, February 27, 2005 - 4:59pm
Leon Hunt

How The West Was Won: New Perspectives on Transnational East Asian Cinema

Edited by Leon Hunt and Wing-Fai Leung

With the success of Hero, Ringu (and its Hollywood remake), Oldboy and Ong-Bak in the west, contemporary East Asian cinema has transcended geographical, cultural and theoretical boundaries. The articles in this collection will examine films from the Far East and their transnational consumption as an ever changing process, presenting new perspectives that contest existing frameworks in film studies.

CFP: Woody Allen after 1990 (10/15/05; journal issue)

Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 3:32pm
Derek P. Royal

Woody Allen after 1990

Woody Allen is one of America's most notable filmmakers. Much of the
scholarly work on him, though, concentrates on his films up to 1990. This
special issue of Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities will focus
on Allen and his filmmaking after 1990. Contributors are encouraged to
submit papers dealing with any cinematic aspect from this period in Allen's
career. Possible topics could include, but are certainly not limited to:

CFP: Desperate Housewives (7/31/05; collection)

Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 3:32pm
Janetand Kim

Articles are solicited for a collection on the recent phenomena known as
Desperate Housewives – the darkly comic series about the ladies of Wisteria
Lane. Recipient of several awards including the People's Choice Award and
Golden Globe for Best Television – Musical or Comedy, Desperate Housewives
became the surprise hit of the television season. Has the series done for
suburban women what Sex and the City did for the single girl?

UPDATE: "Good television?": Close Critical and Evaluative Analyses of British Television Programmes (3/31/05; journal

Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 7:13pm
Dr Sarah Cardwell

Special issue of the Journal of Popular British Cinema and Television : =
'Good television?'
In celebration of the formal addition of television to the Journal's =
remit, this special issue is devoted to television. Its focus is the =
question of 'good television'. In particular, we aim to address the =
following questions: What is good television? Why are appreciation and =
evaluation so rarely tackled within television studies? How might =
notions of critical judgement and value enhance television studies? What =
new approaches or perspectives might aid the critical assessment of =
television? What might television criticism within television studies =

CFP: Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies (ongoing; online journal)

Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - 11:45am

Announcement & Call for submissions

The third issue of Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception
studies, a new journal which aims to provide an on-line, interdisciplinary
forum for the fields of audience and reception studies, has just come out.

Issue #3 (January, 2005) includes an editorial by Martin Barker, Desiree
Boughtwood's 'View to be thin: Interrogating media's relationship to eating
disorders through audience research' and Janet Staiger's 'Cabinets of
transgression: Collecting and arranging Hollywood images', and various