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CFP: Television and Performance

CALL FOR PAPERS

Journal of Film & Video
Issue on Television & Performance

Deadline June 1, 2015

As television studies follows the ever-expanding implications of the 'small screen,' the place of the performer in television increasingly demands critical attention. How does performance impact--and how is it impacted by--the shifting landscape of television technology, production, and exhibition? What is the performer's agency (or authorship) in television production? How does the scale of television (both in terms of varying screen sizes and hours of content) intersect with acting? What are the implications of performance across televisual genres and taste formations, in places like 'quality' dramas, situation comedies, and reality TV? We invite articles that explore the television acting as practice, as business, and as discourse. We are especially interested in articles that address the following:

Acting across varying television genres and taste formations, f…