Star Performance (Deadline Dec. 1, 2009)

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Canadian Journal of Film Studies
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The editors of CJFS/RCEC - Charles Acland (Communication Studies) and Catherine Russell (Film Studies) at Concordia University, Montreal - seek submissions of manuscripts in film and moving image studies for the following refereed special topic issue: Star Performance.

STAR PERFORMANCE: Film and media stars are by definition multi-media figures, and evolve as a complex mix of individually embodied- and industrially-generated assemblages of gesture, expression and narrative. This special issue seeks research that specifically addresses the intersection of performance and persona in star-making, and star-sustaining, enterprises. Papers may investigate star performance styles, cross-media manifestations of star personas, and star labour in creative cultural industries.

As always, we continue to seek high quality research for general topic issues. The CJFS/RCEC is Canada's leading scholarly venue for moving image studies, refereed using a double-blind review process. We publish innovative research on all topics and formats related to moving image studies. We also regularly publish book reviews.

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