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[ecrea] Journal of Screenwriting CFP - 25th Anniversary of The Singing Detective

Mon Dec 05 22:00:55 GMT 2011

Journal of Screenwriting - Call for Papers
                               25th Anniversary of Dennis Potter’s The Singing Detective

The twenty-fifth anniversary of the original broadcast of the BBC six-part series The Singing Detective, written by Dennis Potter and directed by Jon Amiel, occurs Nov-Dec 2011. As a result of its narrative complexity, generic hybridity and formal experimentation, this series is commonly regarded as a piece of landmark television which inspired and influenced a range of subsequent television drama in the UK and elsewhere.

We call for papers for a special edition of the journal to be co-edited by John Hill, John Ellis and Adam Ganz ( all Royal Holloway University of London) to commemorate this anniversary and to look at the legacy of Dennis Potter, and authored and non-naturalistic television.

Papers may be on the following subjects but are not limited to:

The Singing Detective
Potter and his contribution and legacy
Screenwriting for non-naturalistic drama particularly in a TV context
Screenplays and songs
Narrative complexity, generic hybridity and formal experimentation in the screenplay
Television screenwriting
The author in television
The author and the commissioning environment

We are also keen to collect memories, positive and negative, from screenwriters and academics as a result of watching The Singing Detective, how they thought about it at the time, and what if anything it means to them now.

Articles submitted should be between 4000 and 8000 words in length and include a 200 word abstract.

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