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"Larsson, Donald F" <[log in to unmask]>
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"Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end."  --Virginia Woolf

Donald F. Larsson
Department of English, AH 230
Minnesota State University
Mankato, MN  56001
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From: [log in to unmask] on behalf of Radha O'Meara
Sent: Mon 7/10/2006 2:45 AM
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Subject: Traversing Narrative Media


The online journal REFRACTORY is seeking contributions regarding
narrative in cinema, television and new media. We invite a variety of
approaches and topics, but are particularly interested in essays that
explore new areas and objects of narrative study, or offer new
perspectives on existing debates.

For example, certain theorists have suggested that narrative is
increasingly displaced in the age of digital media, or that
narrative's claim on early cinema has been overstated. These debates
intertwine with arguments regarding the depletion of narrative's
influence within postmodern image culture. How do these arguments
relate to what may appear to be, from some perspectives, the strange
perseverence of narrative in contemporary culture? How is narrative
reframed within that culture, and how do shifts in our conception of
narrative alter our understanding of existing debates and texts?

The potential scope of analysis is very broad: published essays may
offer close analysis of individual works, for example, or address
wider theoretical or historical questions.

Possible areas for consideration:
o       Narrative aesthetics.
o       Time/space and narrative.
o       Narrative and modernity/postmodernity.
o       Memory/history and narrative.
o       Narrative and early cinema.
o       Narrative and digital media/computer games.
o       Television narratives.
o       Narrative and the DVD format.
o       Literary adaptation and narrative.
o       Revisiting narrative theory.

Please submit completed articles of 3,000-7,000 words to the guest
editor Allan Cameron ([log in to unmask]) electronically
as a rich text format document by July 31 2006. Articles should be
formatted using the Chicago Author-Date System (see Chicago Manual of
Style, 15th ed). Refractory is a fully refereed journal. All
submissions will be anonymously peer reviewed before acceptance.

Allan Cameron
Cinema Studies Department
The School of Art History, Cinema, Classics and Archaeology
The University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010 Australia
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