The SIG is proud to sponsor the following eight panels, though we’d also like to acknowledge the many wonderful panels submitted for consideration. The media industry studies is well represented at SCMS, so please consider attending all related panels. H22: Excess...Read More
We are pleased to announce that the third issue of Media Industries is now online. About Our Third Issue Issue 3 is the final in a series of three issues to be published during the last year that features essays authored by members of our esteemed editorial board. Each of the...Read More
Call for Chapters: Screen Policies: Geographies, Economics, Technologies Editors: Nolwenn Mingant (Université de Nantes, France); David Newman (Simon Fraser University, Canada); Cecilia Tirtaine (Université Sorbonne nouvelle-Paris 3, France) In 1996, Albert Moran published a...Read More
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...Read More
The SIG is proud to sponsor the following eight panels, though we’d also like to acknowledge the many wonderful panels submitted for consideration. The media industry studies is well represented at SCMS, so please consider attending all related panels.Read More
We are pleased to announce that the third issue of Media Industries is now online.
About Our Third Issue
Issue 3 is the final in a series of three issues to be published during the last year that features essays authored by members of our esteemed editorial board. Each of the board essays assesses the state of the field of media industries studies and articulates a vision for the scope of the field and the journal.Read More
Call for Chapters: Screen Policies: Geographies, Economics, Technologies
Editors: Nolwenn Mingant (Université de Nantes, France); David Newman (Simon Fraser University, Canada); Cecilia Tirtaine (Université Sorbonne nouvelle-Paris 3, France)
In 1996, Albert Moran published a seminal overview of film policy in different parts of the world. Since then, the screen media environment has significantly changed. Globalization has made the screen media environment less constrained geographically by impacting the production and distribution of screen media contents. Technologies have also revolutionized the media environment. Distribution platforms have evolved: film is now frequently digital; television content is streamed over the Internet to a variety of different screens; digital games have become a much larger and more ubiquitous medium played on a variety of devices, including cellphones. Growing synergies have appeared between different media, leading to the idea of ‘transmedia content’ and ‘media convergence.’
Government and industry policies have adapted to this changed environment. Film policies have been the first to adapt. Incentive wars have intensified between different regions across the world seeking to attract internationally mobile productions. Most States have continued to worry over suitability of some content for their local audiences, as reflected through censorship and ratings schemes. The layering of policies over the intranational, national and supranational policy regimes has led to more complex situations. Measures to protect culture and to nurture local screen industries have been increasingly challenged under international trade regimes. Whereas previously film was at the centre of cultural policies globally, those policies are now starting to incorporate other forms of screen media, notably video games.
Following the success of the CinEcoSA research cycle on Screen Policies (see www.cinecosa.com), we are now calling for chapter proposals for a peer- reviewed edited volume to be entitled Screen Policies: Geographies, Economics and Technologies. This volume will explore and interrogate the shifts and changes in both government and industry-based screen policies over the past 30 years.Read More
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.Read More
CFP: The Velvet Light Trap #77 – Performance and the Body
Deadline: January 15, 2015
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.Read More
We are pleased to announce that the second issue of Media Industries is now online. Visit us at mediaindustriesjournal.org.
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.Read More
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.Read More