CFP: Science Fiction & "media convergence" & "cross-media and transnational franchises"

Apparently, there is a new journal out that will publish in March 08. Here is the highly relevant (to readers of this blog) call for papers (CFP):

Science Fiction Film and Television is a biannual, peer-reviewed journal published by Liverpool University Press. Edited by Mark Bould (UWE) and Sherryl Vint (Brock University), with an international board of advisory editors, it encourages dialogue among the scholarly and intellectual communities of film studies, sf studies and television studies.

We invite submissions on all areas of sf film and television, and which situate texts, practices and institutions within broader national, historical, cultural, theoretical and critical contexts. In addition to popular and contemporary works, we are interested in papers which consider neglected texts, propose innovative ways of looking at canonical texts, or explore the tensions and synergies that emerge from the interaction of genre and medium. We encourage work that considers the specificities of the genre and what its increasing centrality to film and television globally might suggest for critical approaches to film, sf and television.

We publish articles (6000-8000 words), book and DVD reviews (1000-2000 words) and review essays (up to 5000 words). Suggestions for papers include but are not limited to the following areas:
•silent sf
•European sf (e.g., French New Wave, Turkish pop cinema)
•East Asian sf (e.g., kaiju eiga, anime)
•Hollywood sf blockbusters
•animation and greenscreen
•low-budget and independent sf
•children’s sf
•costume, design and music
•spectacle and special effects
•the ‘soap opera-isation’ of television sf
•sf and avant-garde practice
•the relationships between globalisation, transnationalisation, media convergence and sf
•the science-fictionality of media technologies and forms themselves
•cross-media and transnational franchises
•audience, fans and consumption

Articles should be 6000-8000 words (MLA format) and include a 100-word abstract. Electronic submission in MS Word is preferred. Send submissions to both editors at and If you are interested in reviewing a book or DVD, or have materials you would like reviewed, please contact Sherryl Vint.

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