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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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Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite