This is just a reminder that the deadline for the following CFP is the 31st May, 2011.

Stacey Abbott and Simon Brown

A Special Issue of Science Fiction Film and Television
September 2013 marks the 20th anniversary of the first broadcast of The X-Files, a show which, from relatively humble beginnings, would change the face of cult television and define the televisual landscape of the 1990s.
To mark the anniversary the journal Science Fiction Film and Television will be publishing a special issue devoted to The X-Files guest edited by Simon Brown and Stacey Abbott. The aim of the issue will be to revisit this landmark series and to explore its legacy, reflecting upon the impact that the show had on telefantasy and cult TV, as well as its place within Science Fiction.  To this end the editors are seeking proposals of 300-500 words for articles of up to 6000 words. The deadline for the proposals is 31st May 2011. The deadline for submission of the article is 31st January 2012.
We welcome proposals on any area to do with the series but particularly around the following:

·         Genre (Science Fiction, Horror, Postmodernism)

·         Aliens and Abduction

·         Conspiracy and Paranoia

·         Science, Religion and Faith

·         Influences on Television and Science Fiction

·         Technology

·         Gender

·         Televisuality (aesthetics, industry context)

·         Cult TV

·         Fandom and its afterlife

·         Specific Characters

·         The X-Files Movies
Articles can consider the series in its entirety, particular narrative arcs, or standalone episodes.
Proposals and a short biography of 50-100 words should be sent by the 31st  May 2011 as an e-mail attachment to the editors Stacey Abbott ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) and Simon Brown ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>).
Simon Brown and Stacey Abbott are the co-editors of Investigating Alias: Secrets and Spies (I.B. Tauris, 2007) as well as co-authors of the article “The Art of Sp(l)atter: Body Horror in Dexter” in Doug Howard (ed.) Dexter: Investigating Cutting Edge TV (I.B. Tauris, 2010). Simon is the author of “Cult Channels: Showtime, FX and Cult TV” and “The X-Files: Britain and the Emergence of a Cult Classic” in Stacey Abbott (ed.) The Cult TV Book (I.B.Tauris 2010). Stacey is also the author of Celluloid Vampires (University of Texas Press, 2007) and Angel: A TV Milestone (Wayne State University Press, 2009).
Dr. Stacey Abbott
Reader in Film and Television Studies
Programme Convener for Film
Department of Media, Culture and Languages
Roehampton University
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Editor of the Investigating Cult TV series for I.B. Tauris

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