CFP: Screen Scapes (6/30/07; journal issue)

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Leanne Downing
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Call for Papers
Refractory: A Journal of Entertainment Media
Abstract Deadline: June 30th 2007
Scheduled Release Date: August 20th 2007

Screen technologies have become an integral part of the urban landscape.
>From the gigantic screens that adorn the sides of city buildings to the
hand held screens of mobile phones and personal media players, screen
technologies inform the architectural, economic and experiential
parameters of our urban locales. For this special edition of Refractory we
are seeking papers that deal with screen technologies and the spaces that
they occupy. Large or small, outdoors or indoors, public or private, we
want to know your thoughts on how screen technologies shape and influence
the urban environment.

A broad and multi-disciplinary approach to this topic is encouraged.
Possible areas of consideration may include, but are not restricted to:
Discussions of the affective/ economic/ architectural/ geographic/
sensory/ and experiential influences of screen technologies
Analyses of screen cultures â€" festivals/ cinemas/ drive-ins/ 3D screens/
outdoor cinemas/ independent exhibitions
Digital technologies and multi-platform release mechanisms
Historical influences on screen technologies and entertainment space
Please submit completed articles of 3,000-7,000 words to the guest editor
Dr. Leanne Downing ( Articles are to be submitted
electronically as a rich text format document by June 30 2007. Articles
should be formatted using the Chicago Author-Date System (see Chicago
Manual of Style, 15th Ed). Refractory is a fully refereed journal. All
submissions will be anonymously peer reviewed before acceptance.

Dr. Leanne Downing
Honorary Fellow,
School of Art History, Cinema, Classics and Archaeology.
Elisabeth Murdoch Building
The University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010

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