CFP: Special Issue of Convergence about Connected Viewing

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Convergence:  Special themed issue – Vol 22, no 3 (August 2016)

Connected Viewing: Multi-Platform Media in the Digital Era

Guest Editors: Jennifer Holt and Karen Petruska

This special issue aims to bring together researchers from film, television, internet, and game studies to examine evolving trends in connected viewing, an evolution in how screen media is created, circulated, and consumed. Specifically referring to a multi-platform entertainment experience, connected viewing also relates to a larger trend across the media industries to integrate digital technology and socially networked communication with traditional screen media practices. This special issue will explore connected viewing as a crucial frame through which we can understand contemporary media in the digital era.

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CFP: TVLT #77 – Performance and the Body

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CFP: The Velvet Light Trap #77 – Performance and the Body                                                                                 

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Historically, studies of performance have often been tied to star images, focusing on issues of celebrity in professional, public, and private spaces. As a result, a large body of research has explored how the star is constructed through extratextual discourses and how this off-screen persona may shape perceptions of on-screen performance. However, scholarly attention to performers has been shifting from star image and celebrity to acting and performance. Several collections on film acting and performance – most recently Cynthia Baron and Sharon Marie Carnicke’s Reframing Screen Performance (2008) and Aaron Taylor’s Theorizing Film Acting (2012) – have extended our knowledge of the historical evolution of acting practices. The editors of The Velvet Light Trap would like to further the ongoing conversation surrounding performance studies by focusing attention on the relationship between performance and the body and the ways in which the body is being performed across the mediums of film, television, and new media.

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Second Issue of Media Industries Journal Now Live

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 in Current Events, Journals, Scholarship | Comments Off

We are pleased to announce that the second issue of Media Industries is now online. Visit us at

About Our Second Issue

Issue 2 is the second in a series of three issues to be published this year that features essays authored by our esteemed editorial board. Each of the board essays discusses the state of the field of media industries studies.

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CFP: Bridging Gaps: Higher Education, Media and Society

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 in Calls for Papers, Conferences, Current Events, Scholarship | Comments Off

Conference CFP: Bridging Gaps: Higher Education, Media and Society

The conference will be held on May 27-28, 2015 at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada.

Call for Papers:

In higher education, media studies bring critical awareness of representations and reproductions of popular personas, artefacts, processes, and practices in social, economic, and political contexts. From the perspective of cultural studies, critical discourse analysis of media productions enables scholars to go beyond observing aesthetic aspects and to understand social underpinnings of cultural productions. In a similar fashion, journalism can use investigation to educate and inform the public on the limits and potentials of social systems. Journalistic publications can then become credible sources for academic research and effective solutions to critical issues in society. However, in both cases, there is striking lack of research knowledge, critical commentaries, and pragmatic effects in the public sphere.

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CFP: Special Issue of Critical Studies in Media Communication

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in Calls for Papers, Journals | Comments Off


Critical Studies in Media Communication
Special Issue: Digital Labor, Below-the-Line
Submission deadline: January 12, 2015
Final drafts due: April 12, 2015
Publication: August 2015

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CFP: Connected Viewing Initiative Year 3

Posted by on Jul 11, 2014 in Calls for Papers, Scholarship | Comments Off

CFP: Connected Viewing – Research on Emerging Trends

Project Dates: August 2014 – June 2015

The Media Industries Project (MIP) at the Carsey-Wolf Center at UC Santa Barbara, in collaboration with Warner Bros., is assembling a small team of researchers for the third year of our “Connected Viewing” initiative. We are examining emerging trends in digital distribution and multi-screen exhibition as well as new forms of audience activity and engagement, and their cultural implications. Principal investigators will have the opportunity to interact with home entertainment executives at Warner Bros. during the course of their research, and will receive funding for their work.

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CFP: Screen Policies in the 21st Century

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in Calls for Papers, Conferences, Current Events | Comments Off

The CFP has expired. The conference will be held in November 2014.


5th CinEcoSA Conference
17-18 November 2014
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, France

Historically, film has been at the centre of cultural policies around the world. These public policies have striven to support a local film production, for both cultural and economic reasons. After dedicating the previous conference in 2013 to Film and TV policies in the English-speaking world, CinEcoSA ( now wishes to enlarge the discussion to 1) other media, 2) other regions around the world. Over the last three decades, the media environment has changed, with digitalisation and the development of new forms of screen media (video games, the Internet, mobile media), so much so that screen media is no longer geographically constrained in its production and distribution. New technologies have also potentially reduced the costs of producing and distributing films around the world. These changes have consequently challenged government policies aimed at the cultural protection and nurturing of local screen industries.

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