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Current Calls

Below are the weeks for the Summer 2010 Schedule for In Media Res for which we are accepting proposals from interested curators. Visit http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/imr/current-calls to receive more information and deadlines for each week’s topic, as well as details on how to submit a proposal.

May 30 - June 3, 2011: American Idol Season 10 Postmortem
June 13 - 17, 2011: The Contemporary Summer Blockbuster
June 20 - 24, 2011: Science, Technology and Media
June 27 - July 1, 2011: Aaron Sorkin
August 8 - 12, 2011: Queer Americana
August 15 - 19, 2011: Indie Game Developers
September 5 - 9, 2011: Interactive Documentaries
September 12 - 16, 2011: The Industry of Media Award Ceremonies
September 26 - 30, 2011: Reality TV and Otherness

Proposals need not be any longer than a sentence or two.

If interested, please contact In Media Res ([log in to unmask]) with topic proposals or for more information about the individual theme weeks.  Be sure to include the name of the theme week for which you would like to be involved in the subject line of the email.

Theme week coordinators will notify potential curators of the status of their proposal within two weeks of the submission deadline.

Academics, journalists, critics, media professionals and fans are all welcome to submit proposals.

The actual piece should include a 30-second to 3-minute clip, an image, or a slideshow accompanied by a 300 to 350 word response to/contextualization of the clip, image, or slideshow. In addition to curating your piece, you will be expected to engage with the other pieces presented that week as a means of fostering discussion and further fleshing out the individual topic in relation to the week’s theme.


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