Posts Tagged ‘Science Fiction Film and Television’
Science Fiction Film and Television is still seeking articles for its special issue on Women & Science Fiction Media, intended to mark the 200th year anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. See the full call for papers at https://gerrycanavan.wordpress.com/2016/07/23/cfp-women-and-science-fiction-media-sfftv/. Articles should be approximately 7000 to 9000 words in length, including footnotes and bibliography. Submissions (in word or rtf, following MLA style) should be made via our website at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/lup-sfftv. Any queries should be directed to the editors, Mark Bould (firstname.lastname@example.org), Gerry Canavan (email@example.com), Sherryl Vint (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Dan Hassler-Forest (D.A.Hassler-Forest@uu.nl). The deadline for submissions for this special issue is March 15, 2017.
Science Fiction Film and Television also has a year-round open reading period. Preferred length for articles is approximately 7000-9000 words; all topics related to science fiction film, television, and related media will be considered. Typical response time is within three months. Check the journal website at Liverpool University Press for full guidelines for contributors (http://www.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=55:science-fiction-film-and-television-&catid=8) please direct any individualized queries to the editors.
Science Fiction Film and Television also publishes reviews and review essays of books and film/television DVDs, as well as streaming television series. Several major SF films and series from 2016 are still unclaimed! Please write email@example.com with a CV and your requests for assignments…
* Some CFPs I posted yesterday: Buffy at 20! SFFTV Call for Reviewers! And Paradoxa 28: “Global Weirding” has officially appeared in the world as well; see a table of contents and our introduction, and then get one of your very own…
* I’m still gathering the loooooing list for the Pioneer Award — so let me know if you know of a peer-reviewed edited collection in SF studies broadly conceived, published in 2016, or a peer-reviewed article on SF published in a non-SF-studies journal, also in 2016!
* Visiting MLA 2017? Can I interest you in #s444?
444. Infinite Jest at Twenty
Saturday, 7 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., 112A, Pennsylvania Convention Center
A special session
Presiding: Gerry Canavan, Marquette Univ.
1. “Infinite Jest‘s Near Future,” Lee Konstantinou, Univ. of Maryland, College Park
2. “Aesthetics of Trauma in Infinite Jest,” Carrie Shanafelt, Fairleigh Dickinson Univ., Teaneck
3. “No Year of Glad: Infinite Jest after 9/13/2008,” Gerry Canavan
Responding: N. Katherine Hayles, Duke Univ.
* I shared that one, so here’s the debunking: The Bad Research Behind the Bogus Claim That North Carolina Is No Longer a Democracy. I guess I relied on the journalistic summaries (classic blunder) didn’t realize how bad the base research was. North Carolina is still not a legitimate democracy, though.
* And while we’re on the subject: The Constitution has strangled American democracy for long enough. We need a constituent assembly.
* Why saving the congressional ethics office isn’t as big a victory as it seems. At least it was a win!
* Counterpoint: Why Star Trek: Discovery Belongs on CBS All Access.
* Darkest timeline watch: Wisconsin Senate leader says he’s open to toll roads.
* And with 2016 over, a toddler has now shot a person every week in the US for two years straight. We did it, everyone. We did it.
Science Fiction Film and Television invites reviewers of science fiction films and television series that premiered in 2016. Please note that these are academic reviews for an academic journal; regrettably, the journal does not pay its contributors.
If you are interested, please send an interest email to firstname.lastname@example.org, including the film or films you’d like to review as well as a CV.
Our DVD and streaming television reviews run 1000-2000 words; when the situation warrants we expand these reviews to 2000-4000 word “review essay” length. Reviews should be written so as not to require a bibliography.
We are especially interested in reviews of global SF cinema, as well as reviews of independent SF film.
Science Fiction Film and Television 9.3: “Star Trek at 50″ is out just in time for the anniversary year. Here’s a table of contents:
Star Trek at 50, or, Star Trek beyond Star Trek
Transmedia space battles: reference materials and miniatures wargames in 1970s Star Trek fandom
The inertia of tradition in Star Trek: case studies in neglected corners of the ‘canon’
Star Trek, global capitalism and immaterial labour
To boldly grow up: navigating female adolescence in Star Trek and Lost in Space
Zara T. Wilkinson
‘A friendship that will define you both’: Star Trek and the devolution of American masculinity
‘And yet, everything we do is usually based on the English’: sailing the mare incognitum of Star Trek’s transatlantic double consciousness with Horatio Hornblower
A generic correspondence: Sturgeon–Roddenberry letters on sf, sex, sales and Star Trek
‘It’s just us now’: nostalgia and Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Benjamin J. Robertson
Plus reviews of Stephen Universe by Brittany Pladek and book reviews from Sean Matharoo and Josh Pearson…
* We, the Undercommoning Collective, invite all those over whom the neoliberal, neocolonial university casts its shadow, all those who struggle within, against and beyond the university-as-such, to join us the weekend of October 14-16, 2016 for a global coordinated decentralized day of radical study and action.
* The end of the Republicans? How Donald Trump Broke The Conservative Movement (And My Heart). Trump’s Appetite for Destruction: How Disastrous Convention Doomed GOP. A 2% Convention Bump, It Looks Like.
* The Case for Tim KazzZZZZZzzzzzZZZz. Tim Kaine, and Other Faith-Based Politics. And here’s a piece from NRO that purports to explain why Tim Kaine wasn’t picked in 2008, which long-time readers may remember I’ve always wondered about. It’s pretty hard to make an electoral map where Trump wins without winning Virginia. And if you need it: My Official List of Approved Clinton-Kaine Puns.
* Science Corner: It Would Take a Lot of THC to Contaminate a Water Supply.
* And the arc of history is long, but Star Trek: Discovery Officially Takes Place in the Prime Universe. Here’s the ship.