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[UPDATE] MEDIASCAPE - “History and Technology in Cinema, Media, and Visual Culture” - Spring 2012 Issue
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MEDIASCAPE, UCLA's Journal of Film, Television, and Digital Media
Call For Papers - MEDIASCAPE - Spring 2012 – “History and Technology in Cinema, Media, and Visual Culture”
MEDIASCAPE, UCLA's open-access peer reviewed 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. Guidelines for submissions to individual sections are below.
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 audio-visual 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. The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2012.
Our new Winter 2012 issue, "Space," and our archive of past issues are available free online at http://www.tft.ucla.edu/mediascape/
MEDIASCAPE is peer-reviewed and published annually. Andy Young and Andy Myers, Co-Editors-in-Chief, welcome your queries, comments, and suggestions by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FEATURES – “Digital History”
The digitization of culture writ large — and the archive in particular — necessitates a reevaluation of the study of both media history and mediated history. How does the transformation of the past into ones and zeroes affect our conception and study of history? Who owns and operates the digital archive? What is lost in the continual upgrade of technology?
MEDIASCAPE is seeking articles that explore new, neglected, or underdeveloped areas in the field of “Digital History” within all areas of media studies. Topics may included, but are not limited to:
Feature submissions should offer a new and unique perspective on digital history in the field of film, television, and digital media, and are encouraged to address more than one area of moving image culture. Papers are accepted from both faculty and graduate students, and should be 15-25 pages in length, formatted with MLA endnote citations, and include a brief biography of the author. Please direct feature section questions, proposals, and submissions to Matthew Perkins at MatthewCPerkins@gmail.com by April 1, 2012.
META – “History and Digital Media”
Creators of digital media products have significantly altered methods of film production, distribution and exhibition over the last decade, which has in turn effectively reshaped academic approaches to film studies. Scholars who once examined the medium of “film” rather narrowly, as predominantly text-based, now face with the advent of new technologies a radically transformed field. Through this process, the archive has undergone substantial changes as well. Film has become a ubiquitous medium, readily accessible for both professionals and amateurs. How has the progression of digital media technologies shaped the role of history in film and media studies?
The Meta section of MEDIASCAPE is looking for short essays and/or video essays that examine this central question in regards to the relation between history and digital media. Submissions may address subjects which include, but are not limited to:
The History of Digital Media
Film History in the Digital Age
Historicity and Film Discourse
If you have questions about META submissions, or wish to submit a paper or project for consideration, please contact Kelly Lake and Matthias Stork at Meta.Mediascape@gmail.com with the subject header "MEDIASCAPE META" by April 1, 2012.
COLUMNS – “History Of Media, History Through Media”
The intersection of history and media has created a multiplicity of complex discourses. For this issue, 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:
Please submit columns and inquiries to Vanessa Mancia at email@example.com by April 1, 2012.
REVIEWS – “Technologies of Media History”
Reviews is seeking submissions that investigate how various technologies of media enable history to be read, constructed, interfaced with, interfered with, or disseminated. The history of the moving image is dependent on the technologies used to facilitate a dialogue amongst the audience, the text, and the extra-text. Digital Media artists and their audiences have experienced significant technological shifts in the multi-faceted medium with which they engage, leading to novel styles and new spaces of representing history. Complicating the ways in which history is (re)recorded and (re)created by “older” media technologies, film is now a ubiquitous medium, one that permeates our everyday consciousness while persistently forging its own historical account. In general, the history of how media has evolved to its present forms is rich and varied. This history is intimately connected with the conversations between consumers and creators, and also dependent on the technologies of production, distribution, and exhibition.
The following are a few questions that researchers may pursue and explore in essay, video essay, or other audiovisual formats in reviews for the upcoming issue of MEDIASCAPE:
Crafting History/Historical Revision
Historical Memory in Film
Media Technology and Economy
The Technologies of Film History Pedagogy
Reviews must be original, and creativity (in argumentation and/or style) is encouraged. Reviews should be a minimum of 2,500 words, although exceptions may be granted. The maximum page limit is 20 pages, and the work must be readable, structured, and visually appealing in the online format. Please direct reviews section questions, proposals, and submissions to Dennis Lo, Dana Covit and Janell Rohan at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1, 2011.
All submissions should follow MLA Style guidelines, employ endnote citations (not parenthetical citations), and comply with the following formatting requirements:
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.
Note on images: MEDIASCAPE uses images by permission of the original creator(s), or under the parameters and protections afforded non-profit, educational use by the principles of Fair Use.