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Vol. 5 – The Circus Is in Town: Sport, Celebrity, and Spectacle
Lisa Doris Alexander (Wayne State University) & Joel Nathan Rosen (Moravian College)
As a means to complete this five volume series on sport and the nature of reputation, we aim to examine reputation from the perspective of celebrity and spectacle, which in some cases is better defined in terms of scandal. While several already addressed topics relative to this theme, i.e. OJ Simpson, Marion Jones, Barry Bonds, among others, have been chronicled elsewhere in the series, there are a number of athletes whose reputational arcs have certainly been informed through DeBord’s definition of spectacle (see Society of the Spectacle) and would certainly make for interesting critique.
1) University Press of Mississippi will publish
2) chapters are expected to come in around the 6-10K mark in terms of word count
3) we expect 18-24 months all told between initial and final drafts
We propose the following (many of which have been referenced in other chapters already and can be cross-promoted accordingly):
1. Fernando Valenzuela and Fernando-Mania
2. LeBron James/Maurice Clarett (reserved)
3. Diego Maradona
4. David Beckham (reserved)
5. Mia Hamm, Brandi Chastain, and the 1998 Women’s World Cup Team
6. Michael Vick
7. Tiger Woods (and perhaps others with ‘zipper’ problems)
8. Mary Decker Slaney
9. The Duke Lacrosse Incident
10. Dennis Rodman
11. Michael Samm, Jason Collins, and Being Gay in Men’s Team Sport
12. Anna Kournikova
13. The Kerrigan-Harding Incident
14. Sonja Henie
15. Allen Iverson
Afterword (Jack Lule)
The list is on-going, but we will stop once we get a critical mass of contributors (roughly 10-12).
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This special edited collection responds to the increasing interest in comics generated by readers and scholars in the last decade. From cartoons to graphic novels to manga—the variety of comics in combination with an awareness of their expressive potential has generated robust, critical conversations about how these forms work and contribute to our social, cultural, and political understanding.
Focusing specifically on graphic novels, this anthology seeks chapters that provide insight about the intersection of comics and construction. Submissions can position graphic novels as subject or object of the construction. That is, authors might discuss the ways graphic novels—a hybrid medium both verbal and visual—script cultural, social, or political constructions; however, chapters might also address how those such discourse influences the graphic narrative. Other articles might address reciprocity between graphic novels, adaptations, fan fiction, or new technologies.
We welcome papers representing a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches. Topics may include, but are not limited to examinations of graphic novels and
• representations of class, race, gender, age, or sexual orientation
• constructions of ethnicity, geography, culture
• the commodification
• cultural production/destruction
• the construction of the audience member
• fan activities and cultural practices
• the role of new media in creating, sustaining, or re-imagining graphic novels
• understanding the audience-authorship relationship
• adaptations and/or fan fiction
Our goal is to showcase the power and potential graphic narratives have for generating a critical understanding of the medium, but more importantly, we are interested essays that survey the impact graphic novel suggest for cultural meaning and understanding.
Please submit an abstract (250 words maximum) and a short biography (50 words maximum for consideration by December 1, 2017 to Leigh Anne Howard (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Susanna Hoeness-Krupsaw (email@example.com). The editors will contact you concerning the status of your proposal no later than February 1, 2018. Completed chapters of no more than 6000-9000 words (including references and tables) should consist substantially of new material and original research. Deadline for full papers will be June 15, 2018.
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Seeking chapter submissions for an edited volume on “Netflix Nostalgia,” including analysis of specific films/TV shows, as well as broader analysis of the intersection of the Netflix platform and nostalgic popular culture content. Deadline Dec. 31st, 2017
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For its upcoming issue, Mise-en-scène: The Journal of Film & Visual Narration (MSJ) currently seeks submissions that encompass the latest research in film and media studies. Submission categories include feature articles (6,000-7,000 words); mise-en-scène featurettes (1,000-1,500 words); reviews of films, DVDs, Blu-rays or conferences (1,500-2,500 words); M.A. or Ph.D. abstracts (250-300 words); interviews (4,000-5,000 words); undergraduate scholarship (2,000-2,500 words); or video essays (8-10 minute range). All submissions must include a selection of supporting images from the film(s) under analysis and be formatted according to MLA guidelines, 8th edition. Authors are welcome to submit their work in one of the journal’s submission categories. Topic areas may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Cinematic aestheticism
• Film spectatorship
• Frame narratology
• Auteur theory
• Mise-en-scène across the disciplines
• Pedagogical approaches to film and media studies
• Film/video as a branch of digital humanities research
• Adaptation studies
• Genre studies
• Fandom studies
The deadline for submissions is January 5, 2018. Please sign up as an author through the registration portal to begin the 5-step submission process.
About the Journal
Situating itself in film’s visual narrative, Mise-en-scène: The Journal of Film & Visual Narration (ISSN 2369-5056) is the first of its kind: an international, peer-reviewed journal focused exclusively on the artistry of frame composition as a storytelling technique. With its open-access, open-review publishing model, MSJ strives to be a synergistic, community-oriented hub for discourse that begins at the level of the frame. Scholarly analysis of lighting, set design, costuming, camera angles, camera proximities, depth of field, and character placement are just some of the topics that the journal covers. While primarily concerned with discourse in and around the film frame, MSJ also includes narratological analysis at the scene and sequence level of related media (television and online) within its scope. Particularly welcome are articles that dovetail current debates, research, and theories as they deepen the understanding of filmic storytelling. The journal’s contributing writers are an eclectic, interdisciplinary mixture of graduate students, academics, filmmakers, film scholars, and cineastes, a demographic that also reflects the journal’s readership. Published twice a year by Simon Fraser University, MSJ is the official film studies journal of Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, Canada. It is included in EBSCO’s Film and Television Literature Index.
Related Website: http://kpu.ca/MESjournal
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In the era of Donald Trump, the image of the journalist in popular culture is more important than ever. Members of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association are urged to contribute manuscripts to The IJPC Journal, an online academic journal that adheres to the highest standards of peer review. The Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture journal is published by the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. All research manuscripts are blind refereed.
As an interdisciplinary journal, The IJPC Journal, encourages original contributions from a variety of research methods and theoretical perspectives. Manuscripts on the image of the journalist in popular culture including the image of the public relations practitioner are welcome.
“There are thousands of ideas for manuscripts contained in the IJPC Database (ijpc.org), which has more than 88,000 entries of journalists and public relations practitioner in film, television, fiction, commercials, video games and other aspects of popular culture,” Joe Saltzman of the University of Southern California and a co-founding editor who will be happy to discuss any possible article areas with young faculty (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The other co-founding editors are Matthew C. Ehrlich, Professor Emeritus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Sammy Johnson of Trinity University. Erhlich says that “The point for those studying the press’s popular image is always to keep the focus squarely on journalism while moving beyond mere descriptions of the subject matter and avoiding overly simplistic interpretations of what one is seeing. One should look beneath the surface and ask what is really being suggested about what the press is and has been, what it could and should be. At the same time, it should not be forgotten that one is in fact studying a movie or novel or video game. As such, it is never just about journalism. It is addressing popular tastes, hopes, and fears. It also is the product of a particular medium produced in a particular time, place and fashion for a particular audience. (To read The IJPC Journal issues, http://www.ijpc.org/page/journal.html).
Submit manuscripts or questions by e-mail to Joe Saltzman (email@example.com)
We, at The Law Blog (TLB), are pleased to announce our Online Internship Programme for law students and legal professionals across the globe. Introducing the platform, TLB is an online platform designed with the sole intention of spreading legal awareness amongst the netizens.
The internship will require legal writing, and therefore is recommended for law students only. However, students from other branches also may apply for the same and will be considered after following the due process.
NATURE OF THE INTERNSHIP
The interns are expected to submit at least one article (around 500-1000 words) per week, the deadline being Friday evening for each week. Anything relating to law will be acceptable, provided the intern have tried to explain the topic clearly in the article.
Further details will be provided to the applicants after they have been selected for the online internship programme.
Kindly note that this internship is unpaid.
While posting the article on the website, due credit will be given to the respective authors.
· An enriching experience:
We assure the interns a highly enriching experience while interning with us. Along with working for spreading legal awareness, we’ll also work together on improving your writing skills, in a cooperative setup.
· Critical appraisal:
The write-ups of the interns will be critically evaluated and the interns will be provided with positive appraisal as well as suggestions to further improve their writing skills.
· Certificate of Internship and LoR:
The interns, at the end of the internship, will be provided with an online certificate of internship as well as letter of recommendation to showcase their valuable experience.
HOW TO APPLY
So, if you have finally decided to apply for the TLB Online Internship Programme, kindly click on the link below, and fill up the Google form therein. Thereafter, we’ll contact you shortly. No such deadline. Applications are reviewed periodically.
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Spiorad na Samhna https://vimeo.com/101398600 Film traces origins of Ireland's biggest Halloween Carnival in Derry back to troubled years of 1980s. It also traces origins of Halloween itself to the Celtic festival of Samhain. Dr. Jenny Butler from the Folklore Department of University College, Cork narrates this. Film uses footage from spectacular 2013 Inferno show, produced by LUXe, based in Donegal.
Kathleen Gilles Seidel Travel Grant for Scholars of Popular Romance
We’re pleased to announce a one-time travel grant for scholars of Popular Romance, funded by a generous donation from American romance novelist Kathleen Gilles Seidel and administered by the Romance Area.
This grant is intended to foster the future of scholarship on romance in genre fiction, film, TV, and other forms of popular culture by funding travel costs for younger scholars attending the 2014 PCA/ACA national conference in Chicago from 16-19 April 2014.
Grantees will receive funds to support travel to the conference: $300 for travel within the United States, $600 for international travel. The funds will be disbursed by check or cash at the conference.
Deadline for application: 31 December 2013
More information available at:
Media Literacy Research Symposium
March 21, 2014 8:00AM-6:00PM
Dolan Business School, Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut
Conference Keynote: Douglas Rushkoff
Media Literacy Research:
We are a growing field with a need for developing and increasing the research within it. With this conference, we hope shorten the present gap by filling it with works from current scholars, new researchers, graduate students, educators and others who have a vested interest in opening this field and moving it forward from all over the world.
Here are the anticipated strands of focus:
Who Should Submit: Scholars, Researchers, and Educators at all stages of their careers are welcome to submit!!
Accepting the Following Formats: Sessions, Panels, Roundtables, Posters.
Send Submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org (indicate the strand, format, and include a short abstract).
For More Information: http://medialiteracyresearchsymposium.wordpress.com/
Registration Costs: $75.00 for academics/researchers/educators and $35.00 for students.
Publishing: All papers will be considered for future publication. Details presented at conference.
Submit your proposal today!
Due to the overwhelming response, with our database working overtime to handle the flood of submissions, the SWPACA executive team has extended the submission period to November 15, 2013. This will give those who have not decided to attend this year’s conference a chance to submit a paper/panel proposal!
The Southwest PCA/ACA is currently accepting paper, panel, round table, and special topic presentations for its 35th annual conference. Our conference theme, Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow, encapsulates the organization’s beginnings as a regional organization and highlights the changes underway today and tomorrow for this international conference – with our new website, new organizational logo, and new E-Journal project
Come join us in sunny Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 19-22, 2014 for this exciting event.
We Will Be There, Will You?
To join us, visit our website: http://southwestpca.org/conference
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