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[ecrea] New Issue and CFP for Mediascape!

Fri Jun 20 18:54:50 GMT 2008

>Mediascape, UCLA's Journal of Cinema and Media 
>Studies, is excited to announce the publication 
>of our Spring 2008 issue and the launch of our 
>completely redesigned website.  In this issue, 
>our "Features" and "Reviews" sections 
>investigate the theme of comedy in different 
>works of film and TV.  The pieces in "Columns" 
>tackle Machinima from every angle: 
>school-shootings, suicide bombings, 
>gender/identity, problems with archival, 
>amateur/professional dialectics, and 
>more.  Finally, our "Meta" section provides a 
>space for experimental, critical evaluations of 
>the traditional essay format.  Please visit our new issue and website here:
>We would also like to announce our new Call for 
>Papers.  In light of the upcoming election for 
>the next President of the United States, the 
>theme for the Fall 2008 issue will be politics 
>and the political in film, television, and 
>digital media.  The deadline for submissions for 
>the next issue is the 1st of September 2008.
>The Features section is seeking articles that 
>consider politics and/or the political within 
>any and all areas of media studies.  Submissions 
>may address themes and narratives that pertain 
>to political subject matter, political struggles 
>and/or exchanges that affect the media industry, 
>and/or the politics of on-screen representation.
>Topics may include, but are not limited to:
>·      The representation of political themes 
>related to issues of individual political 
>agency, transnational governments, special 
>interest groups, post-colonial politics, and 
>racial and sexual politics in film and media
>·      The function and efficacy of political 
>narratives in both fiction and non-fiction
>·      The relationship between governments and 
>media industries regarding the regulation or 
>support of the production, distribution, and 
>exhibition of film, television and media
>·      The use of film, television, and digital 
>media as propaganda, a political weapon, 
>diplomacy, or a form of political expression
>To submit a feature article, please email a 
>short bio and a copy of your manuscript in Word 
>format to Mila Zuo at 
><mailto:(mzuo /at/>(mzuo /at/ For the 
>purposes of confidentiality during the double 
>blind peer review, please include both your bio 
>and your personal contact information in the 
>accompanying email only, rather than in the Word 
>document. Feature submissions should range from 
>between 15 to 25 manuscript pages.
>The Reviews section is seeking reviews that 
>interrogate "politics"  -- either as object of 
>review, or as critical framework.  The object of 
>review can include: a film, a TV program, 
>websites, online content, advertisements, a 
>piece of hardware, a movie review, an academic 
>conference, a business practice, a work of media 
>policy  anything.  Presidential candidates 
>websites, videos available online produced by or 
>about the candidates, and media coverage of 
>candidates across various platforms could 
>provide particularly intriguing objects for 
>review considering this issues theme.  Questions that may arise include:
>·      What is at stake in political media?
>·      What is the direction of political media criticism today?
>·      How have fandom and fan communities 
>rewired the possibilities of political media criticism?
>·      What is the relationship between 
>aesthetics and politics in an era of intensified media convergence?
>·      How have genres (such as comedy) shaped political discourse?
>·      How do we "review" political media in a 
>transnational medium such as the web?
>Reviews must be original, and creativity (in 
>argumentation and/or style) is encouraged.
>Please direct Reviews section questions, 
>proposals, and submissions to Brian Hu at 
><mailto:(brianhu /at/>(brianhu /at/
>The Columns section for this issue would like 
>to address not politics and the political, but 
>the impolitic and politically incorrect in film, 
>television and digital media, and we are seeking 
>short papers (800-1500 words) that may or may not address:
>·      The effect of impolitic films on society
>·      The relationship of impolitic films to reality
>·      Impolitic websites, blogging, and online behavior
>·      Impolitic journalism and political analysts/analysis
>·      Impolitic voting habits
>·      Impolitic fashion-sense
>·      The rise of the impolitic voter
>·      Impolitic parody and satire
>·      Impolitic gameplay
>Please submit Columns questions, proposals, 
>and submissions to Bryan Hartzheim at <mailto:(bhartz /at/>(bhartz /at/
>META presents students and scholars of cinema 
>and media the opportunity to publish work that 
>exemplifies scholastic self-awarenesspapers and 
>projects that contemplate academic methods, 
>critique their implications and limitations, and 
>propagate new approaches to media scholarship. 
>META not only seeks papers discussing academic 
>and professional scholarship, but also examples 
>of scholarly work that defy traditional 
>categories of research and publication. We 
>welcome submission of podcasts, online tools, 
>hypertext or Flash experiments, and we also seek 
>new approaches to more conventional forms such 
>as the academic article, essay, and book.
>This issues theme of politics and the political 
>in film, television and digital media suggests 
>some intriguing questions about scholarship, 
>media and politics. What is the role of media 
>scholarship relative to political discourse? 
>Does scholarship in general (and media 
>scholarship in particular) exhibit a polarizing 
>or marginalizing liberal bias? Although 
>another Paris 1968 isnt likely, can filmmakers 
>and media scholars exert a more powerful 
>influence on politics, culture and society than 
>more recent history illustrates? These and many 
>other questions are of particular interest to META for the next issue.
>If you have questions about META submissions, or 
>wish to submit a paper or project for 
>consideration, please contact David OGrady at 
><mailto:(david /at/>(david /at/
>Please visit 
>for more information about Mediascape and our upcoming issue.
>Thank you for your support of Mediascape, and 
>please share this with everyone who might be 
>interested in reading or contributing to the journal.
>Brett McCracken and Jennifer Porst, Co-Editors-in-Chief

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