CFP: Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies (ongoing; journal issue)

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Announcement & Call for submissions

The fifth 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 #5 (May, 2006) includes an editorial by Sue Turnbull, the second part
of Martin Barker's essay on Straw dogs, entitled; 'Loving and hating straw
dogs: The meaning of audience responses to a controversial film. Part 2 -
Rethinking straw dogs as a film', Alexander Dhoest's article on Flemish
television fiction called 'Everybody liked it: collective memories of early
Flemish television fiction', Donald Horton and Richard Wohl's 'Mass
communication and para-social interaction: Observations on intimacy at a
distance', and Dwan Lewcock's 'Converse with the audience in the
restoration theatre', as well as various 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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