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[UPDATE] Contemporary Musicals on Film, Television and the Internet (deadline extended, 5/31)
full name / name of organization:
Kenneth Chan and Aviva Dove-Viebahn
firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
The deadline for this CFP has been extended. We are especially looking for submissions dealing with film, although abstracts discussing television and new media will still be considered.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Contemporary Musicals on Film, Television and the Internet (working title)
Editors: Kenneth Chan and Aviva Dove-Viebahn
In recent years, the musical genre has seen a revival on American screens, with television shows like Glee (2009-present) and American Idol (2002-present) and a litany of cinematic adaptations from Chicago (2002) and Dreamgirls (2006) to Fame (2009) and Burlesque (2010). Even before the wild popularity of Glee, myriad television shows, including Buffy: The Vampire Slayer (1997-2003), Ally McBeal (1997-2002), Even Stevens (2000-2003), Scrubs (2001-2010), and How I Met Your Mother (2005-present), used musical interludes or aired special musical episodes to garner ratings and entertain fans. Web series and one-off celebrity skits like Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog and “Prop 8: The Musical,” respectively, have also jumped on the musical bandwagon.
This anthology of collected essays aims to explore the revival of the musical on film, television and new media in the last two decades. Essays can explore any aspect of the musical genre in these media, from musical adaptations and original musical episodes or shows to the impact of films, television and media focused on music or musical performances.
Topics of potential essays include, but are not limited to,
* Discussions about what drives this revival
Please send 300-word abstracts and a brief C.V. (focusing on recent publications, if any) by May 31, 2011, to both Kenneth Chan (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Aviva Dove-Viebahn (email@example.com). Complete essays will be due August 1, 2011.