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IJMCS: The International Journal for Media and Communication Studies

This is to notify you of the existence of a new on-line journal for all aspects of media and communication studies. At present, papers may be submitted without regard to any more specific theme, although it may be useful to note the interests of the editorial team (see below).

Why Publish in IJMCS?

We will give particular emphasis to issues which transcend single media, single countries or regions, and single disciplines. Whilst maintaining a refereed channel for publishing academic papers we will also offer a less formal outlet for working papers or practitioner papers. Publication in this on-line journal will be much faster than is possible in print journals. Copyright will remain with our authors so that versions of what you publish online may still be submitted to print outlets which will accept this arrangement (subject only to acknowledgement of this journal). We will similarly consider papers published in print for which you have retained on-line publishing rights. Authors will be likely to reach a far larger readership than with print journals. Feedback from readers is also likely to be much greater since simply clicking on the author's email ID will enable interested readers to respond immediately and directly to published papers.

Our current plan is to publish as and when we accept submissions, so that there may not be separate 'issues' as in the print journals. Papers and book reviews on any topic which the editors regard as falling within the field of media and communication studies may be submitted immediately. Later, we may also focus on particular themes.

General Editor

Dr Daniel Chandler
University of Wales, Aberystwyth

Post Identity

Post Identity forefronts an emergent paradox: that at the same time notions of essentialist identities (gendered, national, racial, sexual, ethnic, etc.) have been challenged by postmodern critics who read them as narratives, there has been a renewed turn towards the formative significance of precisely these identity structures. Post Identity is thus interested in essays exploring implications of what might be termed a post-identity culture, a culture wherein these identities actually converse with each other.

The journal invites essays (2,500-10,000 words) that explore notions of individual, social, and cultural identity formations, how such formations were and are constructed, maintained, and challenged, and the relationship between identity claims and texts. Post Identity welcomes a variety of theoretical perspectives, especially those that problematize the narratives underlying essentialist conceptions of identity.

Send submissions, in triplicate, conforming to the MLA Style Manual to

Hugh Culik or Nicholas Rombes
Department of English
The University of Detroit Mercy
PO Box 19900
Detroit Michigan 48219-0900


While materials are accepted at any time, texts submitted by November 1, 1997 will move smoothly into the next publication set. Articles are particularly solicited that take advantage of the multimedia potential of the World Wide Web. While materials are most easily accepted as HTML coded materials, there is no necessity that they be submitted in that format. Hard copy submissions are entirely welcome, as are materials on diskette utilizing either IBM or Macintosh platforms. Materials are peer-reviewed.

Send submissions to:

Bonnie Duncan
Department of English
Millersville University
Millersville, PA 1755
Phone: (717) 872-3069
FAX: (717)871-2446

*Romanticism On the Net*

a peer-review electronic journal entirely devoted to Romantic Studies

Nicola Trott and Seamus Perry will guest-edit a special issue of *Romanticism on the Net* devoted to the bicentenary of the *Lyrical Ballads*.

Essays showing a wide range of approaches and contexts - historical, political, theoretical, bibliographical, biographical; the poems' antecedents and influence, their place in the writing careers of the two poets, and their role within English and European Romanticisms are invited for submission. Although the immediate focus is on the 1798 volume, it is assumed some essays will look forward to the later editions, so that (for example) discussions of Wordsworth's 'Preface', and of the critical responses to it, would be very appropriate.

Send your essay (up to 8000 words) by 1 December 1997 to:

Michael Laplace-Sinatra
Editor *Romanticism On the Net*
St. Catherine's College

(US Mirror site)

_JOUVERT: a journal of postcolonial studies_

_Jouvert_ invites articles for an upcoming special issue devoted to Postcolonial Masculinities.

This issue will bring together multicultural perspectives of postcolonial studies and recent work on masculinities that has emerged out of gender studies, feminism, and queer theory. The editors are looking for essays that address questions raised by this mutually interrogative dialogue in relation to various cultural texts (e.g. literature, film, popular culture, etc). If masculinities are culture-specific, how do postcolonial studies contribute to an understanding of a diverse range of masculinities? What are the interrelations between colonialism and patriarchy? between nationalism and patriarchy? between gender and genre? How are nuances of complicity and resistance delienated? How does a focus on particular cultures provide new ways of analyzing these widespread systems of social relations? How do diasporic subjects interact with dominant masculinities? Do postcolonial texts represent new or alternative forms of masculinity compared to the ones assumed in the West?

Duke UP has expressed interest in publishing this project as a book.

Deadline for sending completed submissions is (postmarked) January 15, 1998.

Please submit two hard copies to

Lahoucine Ouzgane and Daniel Coleman
Department of English, U of Alberta
Edmonton, AB Canada T6G 2E5


Enculturation, an electronic journal devoted to Rhetorical and Cultural Theory, is accepting submissions. The editors are looking for short pieces on rhetoric, cultural studies, and critical theory (all broadly defined) that contain a high level of academic discourse. Website, hypertext, and multimedia submissions are highly encouraged. Please include a short 200 word abstract with all feature submissions. In addition to features, book, film, website, and music reviews are being accepted.

For any further information e-mail the editors at


SPECTATOR is a bi-annual journal of film and television criticism published by the University of Southern California. We are currently seeking manuscripts for the Spring 1998 as well as the new on-line SPECTATOR. See special issue details below.

* Spring 1997 *
SIZE MATTERS: The Film Screen in Public and Private Exhibition
Editor: Alison Trope

While revisionist writing on film exhibition has significantly incorporated an industrial economic paradigm, these studies do not always account for the wider context of film exhibition that exists outside the average commercial theater. With new developments in cultural studies and reception theory as well as current theories on popular geographies, virtual spaces and new technologies, the scope of exhibition studies can be reconfigured along original and more comprehensive lines. This issue will re-examine the history as well as the future of exhibition within two distinct, yet interrelated spaces: the public and the private (or domestic) exhibition sphere.

Possible essay topics include:

  • Public Exhibition Spaces: the drive-in * big screen and technological experimentation * the revival, repertory house * the film society * the film festival * museum or archive exhibition * avant-garde, political activist exhibition and independent outlets * the sports venue, the concert venue * the theme park, public fair, expo * pedagogical and propaganda films
  • Private Exhibition Spaces: home theater systems * home movies, home video * film on cable TV * film on publicTV * film on network TV * film on CD ROM, DVD, etc. * film on the Internet Please submit a 12-25 page, double spaced manuscript in Chicago endnote style to:

    Alison Trope/Spectator
    School of Cinema-Television
    Division of Critical Studies
    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, CA 90089-2211
    For more information or questions, please contact Alison Trope or (213) 740-3334

    Editor: Karen Vered
    In addition to the printed journal, this year we are establishing a website to support creative development for this new publishing venue. The website will maintain the scholarly standards of the journal while integrating new forms of representation with writing. Interactive essays with audio-visual illustration and hypertextual links allow authors to exemplify critical and theoretical observations of media phenomenon in ways impossible for print media.

    Submissions may appear in both the print and online issues of SPECTATOR, but the electronic journal will not replicate the print version. If you would like your print submission to be considered for the website, please also include a description or layout for a website entry. The description should include suggestions for use of audio-visual media, hypertext links, and visual design elements with respect to the scholarly content.

    If you are not submitting a paper for consideration in a print issue, but still would like to submit a website entry, please do so. We will consider submissions independently. The themes of both print issues, Urban Space and Exhibition Space, have particularly stimulating implications for Cyberspace.

    To submit a website entry that is not also a print submission, send your materials by the designated print deadlines to:

    Karen Orr Vered/Spectator
    School of Cinema-Television
    Division of Critical Studies
    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, CA 90089-2211

    For more information or questions, please contact Karen Orr Vered or (213) 743-2616

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