THE VELVET LIGHT TRAP A CRITICAL JOURNAL OF FILM AND TELEVISION STUDIES Call For Papers: Realities: Images and Interpretations of the Real Scholarship has long struggled to come to terms with the ways that moving images depict the material world. Even as technological, industrial, and sociohistorical changes have affected the form and content of images, post-structuralist theory has complicated attempts to interpret representations of reality. Production, representations, and reception of "real-life" images has moved in a number of new directions as a result of such diverse developments as the increasing improvement in computer-generated images, the rise and popularity of reality programming and other non-fiction media formats, and the diffusion of home video equipment. With such shifts in mind, The Velvet Light Trap invites papers offering new insights on the conception, production, reception, and interpretation of images of reality within film and television studies. Possible topics for this issue may include but are not limited to: · Reality programming · Documentaries and ethnographies · Virtual reality and computer-mediated communication · Tabloid television · Bio-pics and docudramas · Pornography · Talk shows · Televised sports · Photography · Scandal coverage · Home video · Specialty cable programs 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. All submissions will be refereed by the journal's Editorial Advisory Board. For more information, contact Mary Caudle Beltrán (512-471-4071, [log in to unmask]) or Karen Gustafson (512-471-4071, [log in to unmask]). Submissions are due January 30, 1999. Send manuscripts to: The Velvet Light Trap Department of Radio-Television-Film University of Texas at Austin CMA 6.118 Austin, TX 78712 The Velvet Light Trap is an academic, peer-reviewed journal of film and television studies. The journal is published semi-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, Cynthia Fuchs, Herman Gray, Henry Jenkins, Lynn Joyrich, George Lipsitz, Chon Noriega, Lynn Spigel, and Chris Straayer. ---- Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the University of Alabama.