CFP: Star Trek in Non-American Cultural Contexts (6/2/03; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Caroline-Isabelle Caron
contact email: 
caronc@qsilver.queensu.ca

Having received preliminary interest from an established publisher,
this is a call for chapter ideas for a collection of academic essays on
Star Trek in non-American (i.e. non-United States) and non-Anglophone
cultural contexts.

Deadline for proposals is Tuesday June 2, 2003, as a preliminary book
proposal must be delivered shortly after that.

This volume will be a broadly interdisciplinary volume on the presence
and perceptions of the Star Trek series, movies, and books (possibly
even other ST products) in the areas of (not inclusive) anthropology,
sociology, communications, lingustics, translation studies, history,
philosophy, cultural studies, and related disciplines.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Viewer perceptions/response of Star Trek outside the US

Star Trek viewership outside the US

Star Trek fandom outside the US

Star Trek conventions outside the US

Star Trek fan fiction in another language than English

Star Trek and other American television outside the US

Star Trek and television/movie censorship outside the US

Translations and dubbings of Star Trek television/movies/books outside
the US

Influence/place of Star Trek in non-American cultures

Star Trek's current popularity and significance in non-American cultures

Possible geographic areas include, but are not limited to:

Germany/Austria

France/Belgium

Switzerland

Japan

Latin American countries such as: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico

Former Eastern block countries such as: Russia, Hungary, Poland

Inquiries, proposals and essays to:
Caroline-Isabelle Caron, ph.d.

Assistant Professor
History Department
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6
tel: 613-533-2150
fax: 613-533-6298
caronc_at_qsilver.queensu.ca

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cfp categories: 
film_and_television