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CFP: Spectator: Media Co-Production (11/29/06; journal issue)
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Spectator, published biannually by the Division of Critical Studies, University of Southern California, is seeking papers on Media Co-productions for its next issue. Please circulate the information to your colleagues and PhD students.
Topic Title: Hybrid Media, Ambivalent Feelings: Media Co-Productions and Cultural Negotiation
Description of topic
The effects of co-productions also vary widely. The changed mode of media production from national to transnational collaboration reconfigures the operation of media industries, as well as transforms the textual qualities of resultant media products. Sometimes, the co-produced media can rekindle national and historical sensibilities among audiences by the way the presence of “the other” is treated in the production, as is witnessed in the recent controversy over the East-West co-production of Memoirs of a Geisha.
Facing a new phase of active global media co-productions in both East and West, this issue of Spectator will examine the various ways in which economic, cultural, and political interests converge and also are contested in media co-productions over the history. Academic essays, interviews, and book reviews that pursue to explore, redefine, and/or expand the concept of co-productions are all encouraged for submission.
Deadline for Submission
Spectator is a biannual publication and submissions that address the above topics in the following areas are now invited for submission:
. co-produced TV series, films, documentaries, etc
Manuscripts to be considered for publication should be sent to:
One copy of manuscript should be submitted as well as a copy on disk. Submissions can also be e-mailed directly. Manuscripts should include the title of the contribution and the name (s) of authors. As well as the postal address, e-mail address, and phone numbers for author who will work with the editor on any revisions. All pages should be numbered consecutively. Contributions should not be more than 5,000 words. They should also include a brief abstract for publicity. Authors should also include a brief biographic entry. Rejected manuscripts will not be returned.
Articles submitted to the Spectator should not be under consideration by any other journal.
Book Reviews may vary in length from 300 to 1,000 words. Please include title of book, retail price and ISBN at the beginning of the review.
Forum or Additional Section contributions can include works on new archival or research facilities or methods as well as other relevant works related to the field.
Electronic Submissions and Formatting. Authors should send copies of their work via e-mail as electronic attachments. Please keep backup files of all disks. Files should be Microsoft Word in PC or Mac format, depending on the editor's preference. Endnotes should conform to the Chicago Manual of Style.
Upon acceptance, a format guideline will be forwarded to all contributors as to image and text requirements.
Current Board for Spectator
Founding Editor: Marsha Kinder
University of Southern California
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