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[ecrea] Call for Papers Journal of Screenwriting

Mon Jun 01 19:31:07 GMT 2009

Journal of Screenwriting Call for Papers Volume 1 Number 2

We invite researchers, educators and practitioners to contribute to the
second issue of the Journal of Screenwriting, a new peer-reviewed journal set
up to focus on this important aspect of moving image pre-production and
conceptualisation.  Contributions are sought on the history, theory and
practice of screenwriting and related topics, covering a wide range of
practices from film and television to animation, new media and computer

The Journal of Screenwriting brings together research and reflection on
pedagogy, professionalism and practice in an area which has until now been
rather overlooked in academic discourse.  New work has conventionally been
scattered throughout journals devoted to specific aspects of media theory or
practice, and this is the first UK academic journal to bring together serious
screenwriting-related work under one title.  The Journal is international in
scope, and seeks wide-ranging work which is critical, rigorous and original in
its contribution to this developing area of study.  We expect to include work
which employs a diverse range of methodological approaches, including textual
analysis, production analysis, practice as research and historical investigation.

Articles should be between 4000 and 7000 words in length.  Topics may
include (but are not limited to):

?       Screenplay text analysis
?       Studies of individual practitioners, including screenwriters
?       Story and narrative analysis
?       Methodologies and theories appropriate for research and study in
this field
?       Industrial structures, institutions and practices in relation to
?       Gender and race issues
?       Genre studies
?       Comparative study between nations or regions, cultures and
?       Creativity and screen idea development
?       Conventions, norms and craft
?       Screen-reading and the reception of the screen idea
?       The history of screenwriting
?       Cognitivism, psychology and psychoanalysis in relation to

We also welcome articles suggesting new approaches to the study of
screenwriting, and articles presenting new approaches to the teaching of

Articles, to include a 250 word abstract, should be sent as soon as possible or
by  Monday 28th September 2009 to the Principal Editor Jill Nelmes
((j.nelmes /at/, and to the Co-Editor Jule Selbo  (
(jselbo /at/ ), to either of whom any queries about suitability of
subject or other requirements should be sent.

Nico Carpentier (Phd)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Free University of Brussels
Centre for Studies on Media and Culture (CeMeSO)
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