CFP: 'Good' television? (1/10/05; journal issue)

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Dr Sarah Cardwell
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Journal of Popular British Cinema and Television
Special issue: 'Good television?'

In celebration of the formal addition of television to the Journal's remit,
this special issue is devoted to TV. Its focus is the question of 'good
television'. In particular, we aim to address the following questions: What
is good TV? Why are appreciation and evaluation so rarely tackled within
television studies? How might notions of critical judgement and value
enhance television studies? What new approaches or perspectives might aid
the critical assessment of TV? What might television criticism within
television studies look like? What role might interpretation or close
analysis play? How useful are criteria for evaluation borrowed from Film
Studies? Where does the idea of 'quality' television fit in?

The editors are seeking a mixture of conceptual and critical articles,
exploring broader evaluative issues and specific television texts
respectively. Most importantly, we are interested in persuasive and
stimulating essays that proffer genuinely innovative and fresh approaches to

Please send enquiries or proposals by 10th January 2005, to Sarah Cardwell
at and/or Steve Peacock at

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