CFP: Television in Global Context (11/7/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

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Stacy Takacs
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Call for Papers: Media and Globalization Area
2006 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference

To be held in Albuquerque, NM, February 8-11, 2006.
Further details (listing of all areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.)
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Seeking papers addressing television programs, formats, or genres in global
context. How do television programs circulate in the global cultural
marketplace? How are contemporary patterns of circulation different from
earlier patterns? How is the dominance of US TV circumscribed by issues of
scheduling and reception in local sites? How is cross-cultural TV embedded
into local sites? How is it received in different local contexts? Etc. Since
much has been written about US TV abroad, I'm particularly interested in
papers addressing other national television practices in global context
and/or new cross-cultural industrial relations that mitigate the impact of
US dominance.
Essays may focus on textual analysis, genre study, reception study, or
analysis of media industry discourse. Send proposals of 100-200 words via
email to Stacy Takacs ( ) by Nov. 7, 2005.
The Media and Globalization Area of the Southwest Texas PCA recognizes the
centrality of electronic communications technologies to the processes of
global interconnection that have been transforming our world of late and
seeks to understand the electronic media's specific modes of participation
in these processes. We are seeking papers addressing a wide array of media
practices and phenomena as they related to issues of globalization. Other
suggests include:

*Cross-Cultural Media Exchanges (Japanese Cartoons on US TV, for example, or
US sitcoms shown abroad, etc.)
*Cognitive mappings of the global order in TV, Film, or Computer Media
*Satellite television and the imagination of a global audience
*Global news coverage (US and non-US treatments of 9/11, Afghanistan, Iraq,
Israel/Palestine, etc.)
*New Global Forms of Entertainment Programming/Delivery
*The impact of technological convergence on the global culture industries
*Post-Fordist practices in production, management, or distribution
(Co-productions in the film industry, for example)
*Changes in the composition of the audience/market for cultural content
*The formation of a global "creative class" (or other effects on labor)
*Historical treatments that complicate arguments about the ³newness² of

Stacy Takacs
Assistant Professor of American Studies
Oklahoma State University
700 North Greenwood Ave.
Tulsa Ok 74106-0700
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