CFP: South Africa and Global Media (6/30/06; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew van der Vlies

Resending with appropriate heading. Please link under 'Twentieth Century and
Beyond', 'Cultural Studies and Historical Approaches', 'Bibliography and
History of the Book', 'Film and Television', 'Gender Studies and Sexuality',
'Ethnicity and National Identity', 'Postcolonial', and 'Journals and
collections of essays'.


Call for Papers - 'South African Cultural Texts and the Global Mediascape'

Special Issue of scrutiny2: issues in english studies in southern africa 13.1
Guest editors: Andrew van der Vlies & Patrick Denman Flanery

Please write with expressions of interest by 30 June 2006. Potential
contributors suggesting topics broadly in line with the themes will be invited
to submit essays (4-5,000 words) by 1 March 2007. The final selection will be
made by mid-June 2007, and the issue is scheduled to appear early in 2008.

We invite work in the following areas:

- Presentation, representation, and contestation of South African cultural
(novels, poetry, films, plays, music, etc.) in/for global contexts,
considering, e.g. adaptation, (re-)packaging, publishing, performance, and/or
distribution contexts
- Prizes and Prize Culture (literary prizes, film festivals & prizes)
- Book clubs and global reading practises
- Queering South Africa, or the [exemplary] Rainbow Nation
- Adaptations of foreign texts into a South African context or for a South
African audience
- Issues of cultural stereotyping in South African texts/film and of
contemporary South Africa in foreign texts/film
- Dramatising/staging the Truth & Reconciliation Commission
- Re-presenting South[ern] African indigeneities
- Marketing South Africa globally
- Writing for 'abroad': catering to the South African diaspora

Expressions of interest should be sent by email to both editors:

Andrew van der Vlies (Department of English Literature, University of

Patrick Denman Flanery (St Cross College, University of Oxford, UK):

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