Stars and Star Systems in Film, Television, Theater and Radio

deadline for submissions: 
May 15, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Czech and Slovak Journal of Humanities, Palacky University
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Call for Papers


Czech and Slovak Journal of Humanities

vol. 9, no. 1 (Spring 2019)


“Stars and Star Systems”

in Film, Television, Theater and Radio


For the upcoming issue of Czech and Slovak Journal of Humanities, a double blind peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic, we are looking for articles exploring the theme of “Stars and Star Systems”. We invite proposals from all areas of Cinema, Television, Theater and Radio Studies as well as interdisciplinary submissions from across the humanities, arts and social sciences. The proposed articles may address one or more of the following topics:

  • current state of star studies;
  • study of stars and archival research;
  • production and evolution of stars in industrial contexts;
  • star systems in cinema: Hollywood, Bollywood and beyond;
  • star systems in small national cinemas;
  • historical development of star systems;
  • transnational stardom;
  • transmedia and crossover stardom;
  • stardom and celebrity in the 21st century;
  • reception of stars;
  • star contracts;
  • case studies of individual stars working in film, television, theater and/or radio.

We also accept related book reviews, conference reports and other shorter pieces.

Please send your 200-word abstract by 15 May 2018 to editor Milan Hain (Department of Theater and Film Studies at Palacký University, Notifications of acceptance will be e-mailed no later than 31 May 2018.

If an abstract is accepted, articles (in English only) are expected to be 5,000 – 8,000 words (including footnotes) and are due 31 October 2018. Texts already published or accepted for publication in other journals or books will not be accepted by the editorial board. Authors of accepted papers will be e-mailed detailed submission guidelines. The journal will be published in hard copy in May 2019.


About the Journal:

Czech and Slovak Journal of Humanities

ISSN: 1805-3742

published three times per year

Czech and Slovak Journal of Humanities (CSJH) is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal established in 2011 at Palacký University, one of the oldest universities in Central Europe. The journal is dedicated to various fields of the humanities including history, philosophy, visual arts, theater, film, TV and radio, music, and cultural anthropology. The journal
is intended as a dialogue between the finest Czech and Slovak research and research abroad and as a forum where innovative approaches and current topics as well as local themes and previously neglected research are discussed. CSJH is open to international scholars and guarantees a fair and accurate reviewing process. In order to reach an international readership, CSJH publishes the majority of its texts in English. Regular scholarly papers are particularly welcome, as well as book or conference reviews, announcements, research projects and reports. CSJH is indexed in ERIH PLUS and EBSCO.

Czech and Slovak Journal of Humanities is published three times a year in the following sequence: Philosophica; Historica; Historica artium; Theatralia et cinematographica; Musicologica; Anthropologica culturalia.

Palacký University Olomouc
Křížkovského 511/8
771 80 Olomouc

Czech Republic


Mgr. Milan Hain, Ph.D.

Department of Theater and Film Studies /