The editors of H-PCAACA are seeking a few volunteers to write 1-2 reviews of films, video games, or TV shows per month. Anyone interested in popular culture and who would like to review popular entertainment from a scholarly perspective is welcome to volunteer. These reviews will be peer-edited before posting. They will not focus on books and will not fall under H-Net Reviews. If you are interested, please email the H-PCAACA editors with a brief description of some films, TV shows, or games you are interested in reviewing.
The "Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television" examines the history of audio-visual media and its impact on the political, social and cultural developments. The HJFRT also reviews books on related topics. We take pride in reviewing not only books published in English, but also to cover books published in foreign languages. The HJFRT is looking for book reviewers to contribute to future issues and has brand new copies of the following titles:
From the enduring popularity of narratives such as Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886) to current television series such as American Horror Story (2011-), world cultures appear to be obsessed with bodies and psyches deemed “monstrous.” Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, editor of the collection of essays Monster Theory: Reading Culture, proposes that monster’s body is a cultural body, a body that cannot be categorically confined, but exists to problematize and to escape any categories we may create. In their 2012 text Speaking of Monsters: A Teratological Anthology, editors Caroline Joan (Kay)
Pacific Coast Philology
Film and media adaptations have frequently projected an alternate cinematic world on screen that re-imagines the past and future.
Deadline: 1 July 2016
The MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is accepting submissions for inclusion in Volume 1, Issue 3 until 1 July 2016 (anticipated publication date is late September 2016). Late submissions will be considered for inclusion in Volume 2, Issue 1.
We are currently soliciting essays for I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance for a forthcoming cluster called "Renaissance Modernities." We welcome submissions in Italian or English of 6,000-10,000 words (including notes) that address the reappearance, reconfiguration, appropriation or translation of Renaissance Italian art, literature, philosophy, music, religious practice, and intellectual life in the modern or post-modern era. Essays focusing on historiography and modern or contemporary (re)interpretations of the Renaissance are also eligible.
From imperious TV network executives to “golden gut” programmers, star performers, influential independent producers, broadcast and cable TV mavericks, and auteurist showrunners—all of these individuals have struggled to leave their mark on mainstream and alternative television.
Avid comic book fans sat appalled in theatres as Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel reached the climax of the film in which Superman kills his enemy Zod. Snyder’s film raises the question of whether this killing and the death of Zod could actually fit with Superman’s traditional moral compass.