UPDATE: M/C Reviews: Hollywood to Bollywood (8/14/03; e-journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Emma Nelms
contact email: 

The deadline has been extended to 14 August 2003 for:

Hollywood to Bollywood: Reviewing the Culture of Musicals

An M/C Reviews feature


Edited by Emma Nelms and Kate Douglas

M/C Reviews would like to invite contributions for a reviews feature on
the theatrical, cinematic and televisual significance of musicals.

We will publish a collection of short critiques or thought-pieces (each
submission should be 1000 words or less) on the subject of musicals
(whether film, theatre or television), as well as reviews of particular

Possible topics include (but should not be limited to):

The re-emergence of the musical (from Moulin Rouge and Chicago to and
Dancer in the Dark)
Musical favourites, "hits" and "misses"; post WWII "feel good" musicals
Musicals and the Oscars
Hollywood, Bollywood and European musicals; musicals and nationalism;
post-colonial and postmodern musicals
The international popularity of Bollywood and its cultural impact on
cinema (from Monsoon Wedding to The Guru)
Bollywood billboards and disco beats
The influence of Western musicals on Bollywood musicals and vice versa
"Stars" of the musical
Film adaptations of stage musicals
Musical episodes of T.V. series (Xena, Ally McBeal, Buffy, The Simpsons)
Queer(ing) musicals
Songs, sounds, voice-dubbing, lip-synching
The commodification of the musical; ancillary texts, soundtracks, DVDs,
re-releases; fandom

The deadline for submissions is NOW 14th August 2003. Articles should be no
longer than 1000 words (submissions exceeding this length will not be
considered) and should use MLA referencing style. Please submit your
articles for consideration directly online at
http://reviews.media-culture.org.au (please note you must register as a
user and include a contact e-mail address; anonymous reviews will not be
published) or send completed submissions and any enquiries via e-mail to
Emma Nelms events_at_media-culture.org.au and Kate Douglas

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