Please post and forward as appropriate: SECOND REMINDER FOR PAPERS: _The Velvet Light Trap_: A Critical Journal of Film and Television. #44, Fall 1999 Beyond the Image: Race & Ethnicity in the Media Traditionally, the study of film and television has approached the issue of race & ethnicity by examining the image on the screen, cataloguing characterizations and comparing them to real social conditions. While this approach has yielded many fruitful analyses concerning racial & ethnic representations, recent interdisciplinary developments have offered new theoretical, historical, and critical paradigms that have opened up fresh possibilities for conceiving race and ethnicity in relation to the media. Concurrently, the topic of race & ethnicity has taken on greater importance in scholarly debates of all disciplines, moving from the margins to a more central position within academia. In light of these disciplinary shifts, _The Velvet Light Trap_ invites papers offering new insights on race & ethnicity within film and television studies. Possible topics for this issue may include but are not limited to: Mainstream Industrial Practices * Targeting Racialized Audiences * Ghettoization of Ethnic "Others" * Co-optation of Marginal Identities * Integration of Industry Personnel * Production Financing * Advertising Strategies * Crossover Appeals Politics of Representation * Social Construction of Race & Ethnicity * Intersections with Multiple Axes of Differentiation * Immigration & Ethnic Coding * Hybrid Identities * Whiteness & the Media * Racial & Ethnic Borders * Diasporic Cultures * Displacing Race & Ethnicity * Intraracial Issues Audiences & Reception * Racial Variations of Reception Practices * Questions of Taste * Transnational Ethnic Identities * Audience Feedback & Backlash * Exhibition & Geography Textual Practices * Independent Modes of Production * Documentary & Television Journalism * Race & the Avant Garde * Indigenous Media * Music & Racial Politics * Race & Genre Studies * Visual Style Methodological Questions * Historiography of Ethnicity * Race & Media Pedagogy * Ethnographic Practices * Redefining Categories of Race & Ethnicity * Positioning Race & Ethnicity Research in Academy Papers should be between 15 and 25 pages, double-spaced, in MLA style with a cover page including the writer's name and contact information. Please send four copies of the paper in a format suitable to be sent to a reader anonymously. All submissions will be refereed by the journal's Editorial Advisory Board. For more information or questions, contact Chris Becker (608-256-3740, [log in to unmask]) or Jason Mittell (608-246-3020, [log in to unmask]). Submissions are due September 15, 1998, and should be sent to: _The Velvet Light Trap_ University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Communication Arts 821 University Avenue Madison, Wisconsin USA 53706-1497 _The Velvet Light Trap_ is an academic, peer-reviewed journal of film and television studies. The journal is published bi-annually in March and September by the University of Texas Press. Issues are edited alternately by graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Editorial Advisory Board includes such notable scholars as Rhona Berenstein, Matthew Bernstein, Manthia Diawara, Herman Gray, Henry Jenkins, Lynne Joyrich, George Lipsitz, Charles Musser, Chon Noriega, and Lynn Spigel. ---- Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the University of Alabama.