[csaa-forum] CFP, extended deadline, Refractory – Series TV (8/20/07: Journal issue)

Lucian Chaffey chaffeyl at unimelb.edu.au
Tue Jul 17 08:25:47 CST 2007

Apologies for cross-postings


Refractory: a Journal of Entertainment Media is a refereed,
peer-reviewed, e-journal that explores the diverging and intersecting
aspects of current and past entertainment media. The journal is
published by the Cinema Studies Program, School of Culture and
Communication, University of Melbourne.


Submission of abstracts (500 words) + brief bio: 8/20/07
Selected proposals will be asked to submit a completed article of  
4-6000 words by 11/10/07
Publication: Early 2008

ISSUE THEME: Series TV: New fields of critical thought and radical  
perspectives on series televisuality.

What is it to live with series television? Series television drama  
generates multidimensional and radical narrative adventures, as well  
as prescribing formulaic and oppressive aesthetic and ontological  
paradigms. While it intersects with other narrative modes, series  
televisuality continues to mutate and invent its own particular  
processes and raises its own particular questions.

This forthcoming issue of Refractory seeks articles that address the  
particularities of series televisuality, in its textual, theoretical,  
and participatory dimensions, and which launch its theorisation into  
a variety of new terrains.

In particular, articles of a rigorous intellectual standard are  
sought that traverse new and radical fields of critical thought in  
regards to series televisuality, or which create new concepts for  
exploring the politics, aesthetics, and participatory processes of  
series televisuality.

Some suggestions include:
+ The intersection of series televisuality and concepts from  
continental philosophy
+ The micropolitics of televisual series participation
+ Piracy and rearticulation
+ New territories of series televisuality, such as online modes of  
delivery, divergent modes of production, and participatory assemblages
+ Non-English speaking series; series focusing on ethnic minorities
+ Ongoing narratives of terror and espionage
+ Space colonialism; indigenous dramas
+ Children’s and young adults series
+ Sexuality and gender issues in series television drama (such as  
queer or lesbian situations in HBO dramas, issues of sexuality and  
culture or ethnicity in series dramas, queer issues in young adult  
dramas, or transgender issues in any contemporary series dramas)
+ Class issues and series television drama
+ Narrativised “reality” forms
+ Series televisuality and the body in extremis
+ Articles addressing shows that have not yet received significant  
critical attention, such as Skins, Night and Day, Shameless, Rome,  
Kick, The Circuit, Primeval, The Tribe, or Sugar Rush.

Please direct all enquiries to guest editor Lucian Chaffey  
(chaffeyl at unimelb.edu.au)

Abstracts due 8/20/07.
Please submit abstracts of 500 words electronically as a rich text  
format (rtf) document, emailed to guest editor Lucian Chaffey  
(chaffeyl at unimelb.edu.au). To be considered for publication, please  
include a (very) brief biography and institutional affiliation, and  
full contact details.

Authors of selected abstracts will be asked to submit completed  
articles of 4-6000 words by 11/10/07. Publication will be early 2008.

To be considered for publication, articles must follow the submission  
guidelines for authors, detailed here:
Refractory is a fully refereed journal. All submissions will be  
anonymously peer reviewed before acceptance.

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