CFP: Participations: Audience and Reception Studies (journal)

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Participations: new issue and call for submissions

Announcement & Call for submissions

The second issue of Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception
studies, a new journal which aims to provide an on-line, interdisciplinary
forum for the fields of audience and reception studies has just come out.

Issue #2 (May, 2004)
Matthew Reason on theatre audiences and 'liveness'; Karen Qureshi on
Edinburgh Pakistani men as 'audiences' for each other; Fiona Carruthers on
'hack fiction'and the rules of fan fiction communities; Ellen Hijmans on
readers'repertoires of response to the Dutch magazine YES; and Martin
Barker's response to Stephen Kline's critique of the the St. Louis Amici
Brief. Plus reviews.

Particip_at_tions is always on the look-out for contributions from a wide
range of disciplines that focus on audience research. It publishes
contributions from various approaches, such as, sociology, psychology,
anthropology, linguistics/discourse theory and cultural and media studies.
Additionally, since important notions about audiences have emerged from
outside the 'mainstream'of media audience research, Particip_at_tions will
also publish noteworthy contributions from fields such as museum and
heritage studies; literary studies; educational studies, as well as
interesting contributions from fields outside academia.

Briefly -
Particip_at_tions aims to
    * publish research from different approaches, without the limitations
on length and presentation of evidence which can cramp and weaken such work;
    * encourage open debate between different approaches and methodologies;
    * encourage collaborations across academic disciplines, areas and
    * provide a place where people may find materials and bibliographies
for use in teaching, and research training;
    * provide a focal point for the development of the broad field,
including the organization of conferences and other kinds of fora.
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