"History of Media, History through Media" - MEDIASCAPE issue on "History and Technology in Cinema, Media, and Visual Culture"

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History of Media, History Through Media
Columns section of MEDIASCAPE - Call for Papers

The intersection of history and media has created a multiplicity of complex discourses. For this issue of MEDIASCAPE, Columns is seeking submissions that address the difficulty—and perhaps improbability—of adequately creating history through media or creating a history of media. Of particular interest is research that comments on the myth-making power of mediated history in film, television, and new media. Papers should be short (800-1500 words, in MLA format) on the role of history in the larger critical context.

Topics may include but are not limited to:
• What do Historical revisions in Hollywood films do to our concepts of history?
• In what ways do films treat History as source material for adaptation, and what methods of adaptation are at play in films about history?
• How do new media texts communicate history and how does it compare to more traditional forms of media?
• What role does archival and newsreel footage play in constructing History in documentary films?
• How do historical television shows like M*A*S*H*, The Tudors, Hogan's Heroes, Band of Brothers, and Roots play in understanding History?
• What do video game series like Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty, The Sims and Age of Empires tell us about how players encounter history?

Please submit columns and inquiries to Vanessa Mancia at vmancia@ucla.edu by January 15th, 2012.


MEDIASCAPE, UCLA's online, open-access journal for film, television, and digital media, is now accepting submissions for its next issue. This next issue considers the theme of History and Technology in Cinema, Media and Visual Culture.

MEDIASCAPE is proud to publish high quality work that combines the cutting edge of critical and historical analysis with an impulse to explore the possibilities of digital publishing. We are eager to work closely with authors to publish high-quality work that embeds content, video essays, and/or interactive applications. Our journal also publishes traditional scholarly essays, but we encourage all authors to consider graphic and video aids.

MEDIASCAPE is peer-reviewed, published annually, and accessible online at http://www.tft.ucla.edu/mediascape. Andy Young and Andy Myers, Co-Editors-in-Chief, welcome your queries, comments, and suggestions by email at mediascape@tft.ucla.edu.

General Guidelines:

All submissions should follow MLA Style guidelines, employ endnote citations (not parenthetical citations), and comply with the following formatting requirements:

• No cover page, with title instead centered at the top of the first page of the article
• Language of document set to English
• Double spaced paragraphs in 12 point font
• 1" Margins
• Endnotes rather than footnotes
• Images correctly sized outside of word (sizing them in word slows web editing process) and then placed within the word document's layout where they should appear at publication

Because of the peer review and editorial processes of the journal's different sections, it may take as long as eight to twelve weeks for decisions on submissions to reach the writers. General email inquiries can be sent to Mediascape@tft.ucla.edu.

MEDIASCAPE Copyright Policy:

Articles appearing in MEDIASCAPE are accepted on the basis that the material is the original, uncopied work of the author or authors. The ownership of manuscripts for publication in MEDIASCAPE shall reside with the author(s), though MEDIASCAPE reserves exclusive first rights of publication. This means that MEDIASCAPE alone may publish the article for the first time, and the author(s) may not publish the piece elsewhere for a period of 6 months following initial publication.

Following the 6 month first-rights period, the author will retain full rights and ownership to the material, and will be free to re-publish the manuscript elsewhere, provided that full and appropriate credit for first publication be given to MEDIASCAPE. In exchange for retaining author ownership rights post-publication, MEDIASCAPE requires that authors not submit their manuscripts simultaneously to other journals/publishers while under consideration for publication in MEDIASCAPE.

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