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Bob Rehak <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 20 Jul 2005 14:25:43 -0500
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CALL FOR PAPERS: Animation - An Interdisciplinary Journal

We are now seeking articles for early issues of Animation, a new journal from 
Sage. Please contact the editors listed below for full submission details.


Especially since the digital shift, animation is increasingly pervasive and 
implemented in many ways in many disciplines. Animation: An Interdisciplinary 
Journal will provide the first cohesive international refereed publishing 
platform for animation that unites contributions from a wide range of research 
agendas and creative practice.

The scope of the journal is comprehensive, yet its focus is clear and simple. 
The journal addresses all animation made using all known (and yet to be 
developed) techniques -- from C16th optical devices to contemporary digital 
media -- revealing its implications on other forms of time-based media 
expression past, present and future. Special features will include new theories 
and methodologies, radical contemporary practice, microanalyses of individual 
films, archive news, teaching, learning and research resources and industrial 
innovations foregrounding specific disciplines and their interrelations with 

Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal will be a dynamic forum for promoting 
exchange between a multitude of disciplines and will facilitate a much-needed 
academic dialogue for the interdisciplinary nature of animation studies. It will 
be essential and stimulating reading for academics, researchers, students, 
curators and practitioners in animation, film and media studies, cultural 
studies, critical theory, architecture, art & design, computer sciences, games 
studies and visual culture. The journal is keen to encourage both established 
and emerging scholars.

Topic coverage is wide-ranging and includes:

Animation Aesthetics
Computer Aided Design
The Architectural Imagination of Animation 
Edutainment, Propaganda and Ideologies 
Computer Game Aesthetics and Play Theory 
Blockbusters, Auteur and Independent Animation
Remediation and Innovation
Advertising, Commerce and Mobile Telephony 
Beauty in Animation
Cognition, Empathy and Audience 
Documentary Animation 
The Animated Baroque 
Feminist Approaches to Animation
Diasporas, Ethnicity and Representation 
The Animated Body
Optical Entertainment Technologies
Comics and Animation, Manga and Anime 
Animation in Sci-Tech and Medicine 
Animation in Fine Arts Practice
Queer Animation Studies
Phenomenological Approaches to Animation
Animated Photography
Flash, Machinima and On-Line Communities
Ethical Responsibility in Animation
Music, Sound and Voice
Animated &#8216;Worlds&#8217; of Poetry and Literature
Pre- and Post-Digital Hybridisation


Articles should be between 5000-7000 words.

Reviews should be between 800-1200 words.

Authors will be asked to provide a CD or diskette of the final version. 
Submissions will be refereed anonymously by at least two referees.

The journal uses the Harvard system of referencing with author&#8217;s name and date 
in the text and a full reference in alphabetical order at the end of the 

Australasian contributions should be sent to:
Angela Ndalianis
School of Art History, Cinema, Classics & 
Archaeology, Room G31
Elisabeth Murdoch Building
University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
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North American contributions should be sent to:
Bob Rehak
Dept of Communication and Culture, Indiana 
University, Ashton-Mottier, 1790 East 10th Street, 
Bloomington, Indiana 47405, USA
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All other contributions should be sent to:
Suzanne Buchan
Animation Research Centre
Surrey Institute of Art & Design, University College
Falkner Road, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS
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