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[Commlist] CFP 15 Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies | Special Issue

Tue Jul 16 14:10:52 GMT 2019


    *Documentary film mutations: new opportunities for social justice*

Special issue /Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies/ 12.2 (Fall 2020)


*1 October 2019: *abstract submission*
**15 January 2020*: full proposals (selected abstracts)

    /Guest Editors:
    /*Fernando Canet*,/Polytechnic University of Valencia
    /*Stefano Odorico,* /Leeds Trinity University
    /*Xoxé Soengas*, /University of Santiago de Compostela/

This special issue wants to gather research on *how digital technology and alternative forms of representation can help documentary films, as socio-cultural products, to carry out their role of reporting human rights violations and social injustices*. Therefore, the issue seeks to explore how the construction of meanings and their reception is modified by the new opportunities for documentary film, in the shape of alternative forms of representation and technological changes.

      Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    – Animated documentary: the representation of the real through

    – Web-documentary: interactive documentary practices (i-docs).

    – Immersive documentaries and VR filmmaking: the reconstruction of
    reality through virtual and augmented interactive environments and
    how people experience them.

    – Transmedia practices: documentary production in association with
    social media campaigns (promotion).

    – New forms of citizen engagement, participation and mobilization.

    – Methodologies of evaluation of the social impact of documentary
    films through social media analytics (quantitative and qualitative

    – Using big data for monitoring reality and how these new
    contents/evidences can be included in interactive platforms.
    Strategies of data visualization.

Research articles should be 6,000 words in length (including notes and references), while Viewpoint articles should not exceed 3,000 words. The editors will carry out a preliminary selection of abstracts.


  * *1 October 2019*: deadline for abstracts

Abstract (maximum 500 words), title and selected bibliography, along with a 150-200 word author’s short bio (including your affiliation and contact information) should be sent to Fernando Canet ((fercacen /at/ <mailto:(fercacen /at/>)

  * 15 October 2019: editors’ decision on selected abstracts
  * *15 January 2020*: deadline for full articles

Full articles, based on the selected abstracts, should be submitted on the /Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies/ web platform <> by *15 January 2020, *following the Notes for Contributors <>.

  * 1 May 2020: final decision letters
  * Fall 2020: issue published

/All selected contributions will be subjected to double blind peer review, except for the Viewpoint articles, which will be evaluated by the Editors./

Full text:


Scopus; Thomson Reuters: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI); ASSIA; CARHUS Plus + 2013; CCUC; Comm Abstracts CIOS; Dialnet; ERIH PLUS; Genamics JournalSeek; Communication and Mass-Media Complete; TOC Premier; British Humanities Index; IBSS; IBZ; IBR; ICDS; MLA; REBIUN; Ulrich’s.

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