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CALL FOR PAPERS: TV Shorts.
Critical Studies in Television: scholarly studies of small screen fictions
Editors: Kim Akass, Stephen Lacey, David Lavery, Janet McCabe, Robin Nelson
and Rhonda V. Wilcox.
ABOUT CST: CST is an online journal that aims to provide a major
international forum for the presentation of research and discussion of
television with a specific focus upon fictions made for the small screen.
The emphasis of the journal is thus on programmes constructed for the medium
of television not specifically catered for in current academic journals.
This includes episodic and serial dramas and continuing serial dramas like
soaps and single plays, but CST is also open to consideration of innovative
and interactive fictions for the small screen.
CST acknowledges in its open title that the understanding of television
texts extends to production and reception contexts and that it is
increasingly difficult to delineate factual from fictional constructs. Thus,
contributions locating television products in a wider range of issues in
cultural and social analysis are welcome. Proposals on a diverse range of
topics will be considered.
2500 word articles are sought from potential contributors to the TV Shorts
section in CST, and must be submitted electronically to the administrator.
It is hoped that these shorter articles will react to current trends in
television fictions, offering polemic argument and an immediate response.
There is no set deadline for the TV Shorts. Instead submit paper as and
when. To ensure a quick turnaround, the editorial panel will approve these
pieces prior to posting. Writers of the best contributions will be invited
to re-work and extend their piece for possible publication in the hard copy
issue. Articles should be in English.
Contributions from post-graduates and aspiring researchers would also be
Format for Submitted Work
TV Shorts must be typed in double spacing. British spelling should be used
except in the case of words where the ‘z’ has generally replaced the ‘s’
e.g. organize. Use italic type as appropriate for titles of publications and
single quotation marks for articles. Tables and figures should be clearly
labelled and explained in the text. Essential endnotes should be indicated
by superscript figures in the text and collected on a single page at the end
of the article. References cited in the text should read thus: (Jenkins
1992: 63-4), (Jenkins and Jones: 1987, 1980). Use ‘et al.’ when citing a
work by more than two authors, e.g. (Jenkins et al. 1988). The letters a,
b, c etc. should be used to distinguish different citations by the same
author in the same year, e.g. (Jenkins 1985a, 1985b). All references cited
in the text should be listed alphabetically and in full after the notes,
using the following style:
Akass, Kim and Janet McCabe (2004) ‘Ms Parker and the Vicious Circle: Female
Narrative and Humour in Sex and the City.’ In Kim Akass and Janet McCabe
(eds) Reading ‘Sex and the City’. London: I.B. Tauris: 177-198.
Battles, Kathleen and Wendy Hilton-Morrow (2002) ‘Gay Characters in
Conventional Spaces: Will and Grace and the Situation Comedy Genre.’
Cultural Studies in Media Communication. 19.1: 87-105.
Coren, Victoria. ‘Sex and the City Has Betrayed Us Single Women.’ Evening
Standard. 3 January 2003: 11.
Gibson, Janine. ‘Miranda, My Hero’. 21 February 2003. www.guardian.co.uk.
Lavery, David, ed. (2002) This Thing of Ours: Investigating ‘The Sopranos’.
Columbia: Columbia University Press.
Nelson, Robin (1997) TV Drama in Transition: Forms, Values and Cultural
Change. London: MacMillan.
Proposed contributions to the TV Shorts section should be e-mailed in the
first instance to the CST Administrator:
Any hard correspondence should be addressed sent to:
Critical Studies in Television,
Department of Contemporary Arts,
Manchester Metropolitan University,
Crewe Green Road,
Crewe, CW1 5DU.
For further details on CST, see: www.criticalstudiesintelevision.com
Received on Fri Sep 10 2004 - 14:49:37 EDT