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Critical Studies in Television

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Deadline: OPEN


CST is an international referred hard copy journal that aims to provide a major forum for the presentation of original research and innovative discussion of television with a specific focus on small screen fictions. This includes episodic and serial dramas, continuing serial dramas like soaps and single plays, as well as considerations of groundbreaking and interactive fictions for the small screen.

CST acknowledges in its open title that the understanding of television texts extends to production and reception contexts and that it is increasingly difficult to delineate factual from fictional constructs. Thus, contributions locating television products in a wider range of issues (including cultural, political and social analysis) are welcome. Proposals on a diverse range of topics will be considered.

Submissions are sought for future issues. The brief is wide open but here are some suggested areas of possible research:
•Theoretical perspectives.
•Close-textual analyses (with rigorous theoretical context).
•Reader-response studies.
•Contexts of industries and global media practice.
•Researching TV cultures and industries from across the globe (particularly regional and local production).
•Questions of TV Quality.
•TV form (generic, aesthetic, narrative, visual, sonic).
•TV performance (acting, performance styles).
•Culture and representation (gender, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, class and age).
•Politics (questions of political content).
•Interviews with practitioners (perhaps with a contextualising essay).
•Television and global media networks.
•Television, the Internet and multi-media communications.
•Technological developments and influences.
•Local/regional/global TV production (esp. TV drama cultures; TV product franchises; remakes of shows from another national TV context).
•Television and the Diaspora (viewing cultures; national and cultural identities).
•Transnational television (e.g. Portuguese television for a Brazilian market).
•Dossiers (original, unpublished interviews, letters/production notes).

Articles should be between 5000-8000 words, including notes, plus an abstract of 100 words. Acknowledgement of receipt will be given and contribution refereed anonymously. Articles should be in English. Authors are responsible for obtaining permissions from copyright holders for reproducing any previously published material. Unsolicited manuscripts will not be returned.

For submitted articles, the name(s) of the author(s) should appear on a separate title page only.

Proposed contributions should be e-mailed in the first instance to editors@criticalstudiesintelevision.com

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