Monday, February 09, 2015

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, from 'quality' programs to situation comedies and reality TV
  • Television performance within broadcast, cable, and online distribution and exhibition models
  • Acting as authorship, labor, agency within television production
  • Comparative studies of television and film performance, movement between television and film performance
  • Casting practices
  • Acting and identity/representation
  • Implications of television technology for performance
  • Historical and contemporary reception of television acting
  • Stardom, celebrity and television performance
  • Individual vs. Ensemble acting
  • Television performance and historiography
  • Television acting and performance studies
  • Medium/long form storytelling and acting
  • Television news, satire, and performance
  • Transnational labor flows of television acting

The Journal of Film & Video is a blind, peer-reviewed journal published by the University of Illinois Press. All submissions to the JFV should be typed and double-spaced. Articles should be approximately 12-35 typewritten pages in the MLA Style. For more information, visit our website at http://www.press.uillinois.edu/journals/jfv.html.

Submissions for this special issue should be sent electronically to Stephen Tropiano, editor, to: jfv.speciialissue-AT-gmail-DOT-com

Your name must not appear anywhere on your essay. When submitting your essay, please include in your e-mail the title of your essay and complete contact information (full name, mailing address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address). If you have any questions, feel free to email Stephen Tropiano, editor.

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