In Media Res - Calls for Proposals for Spring 2018
In Media Res has announced its calls for proposals for the spring 2018 semester: http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/imr/current-calls
First, In Media Res is now accepting proposals for its upcoming theme week on the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements. The deadline for proposals is March 5, 2018. Here is a link to the call: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1j61vaaDZpnI8vsKlHtet1W1oqjiHHDsnZaDeYwcYf0o/edit
In Media Res is also accepting proposals for its theme week entitled "New Visions of the Old West." The deadline for proposals is April 9, 2018. Here is a link to the call:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Gzupu2QP1pOgOGn29FbzWxiHw4pPUwJw5q_IkiXr8Eg/edit
Thirdly, In Media Res is accepting proposals for its theme week entitled "Gaylaxicon: LGBTQ Geek Fan Conventions." The deadline for proposals is April 23, 2018. Here is a link to the call: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DXoh2KdQ0w2oltQgpH67GvTpFVTufuOvC-n0BQFj3KY/edit
And, In Media Res is accepting proposals for the theme week entitled "Cosplay, Crossplay & Genderswap Cosplay." The deadline for proposals is August 27, 2018. Here is a link to the call: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TiFT4AC8aiyBTWYY6f7JxuGQkt8oTCQ6OiN7LdIUW94/edit
Proposals may be brief (one paragraph), but do be sure to describe the topic and key question(s) to be explored. Please submit your proposals by the deadlines listed in the CFPs.
If interested, please contact In Media Res (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your proposals or for more information about the theme. Be sure to include the name of the theme week you would like to be involved with in the subject line of the email.
Academics, journalists, critics, media professionals, and fans are all welcome to submit proposals.
The actual piece will include either a 30-second to 3-minute clip, an image, or a slideshow that will be accompanied by a 300 to 350 word response to/contextualization of your clip, image, or slideshow. In addition to your piece, you will be expected to engage the other pieces presented that week to encourage discussion and further flesh out the individual topic in relation to the week's theme.
All the best,
The In Media Res Team
Geoffrey D. Henry - Associate Editor of In Media Res