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Tuesday, 10 July 2012

CALL – for original contributions to 'Routledge Companion to British Media History'

Following the success of Stuart Allan's Routledge Companion to News and Journalism original contributions for the forthcoming Routledge Companion to British Media History are invited. It will be edited by Martin Conboy and John Steel at the University of Sheffield.

Deadline for outlines: 31 July 2012

In a similar vein to Stuart Allen's book, this volume seeks to address issues of current theoretical and historical debate with the broad field of British media history. They have already attracted a number of leading and emerging scholars within the field but still require high quality contributions in the following areas:
  • Thinking about the media historically
  • The political economy of the media
  • The media effects debate
  • Inscriptions and depictions of 'race'
  • Media and sport as spectacular representation
  • The mediation of social conflict
  • The birth of news
  • 18th century newspapers and public opinion
  • Eras of film
  • Technology's false dawns: the past of media futures
The essay should be 4,000 to 5,000 words in length including notes and bibliography and pay close attention to recent research and any international comparisons where appropriate.

If you would like to contribute the editors require a brief 500 word outline by the end of July 2012 with a view to decisions being made by the end of September 2012. On acceptance of the proposed essay, contracts would be issued by Routledge in October  2012 and complete essays submitted for editorial review in May 2013 for publication mid 2014. There will be a cash fee of £80  (payable on delivery of the final MS to Roultedge).

Submissions and queries should be directed to the editorial assistant Dr Angie Negrine at: dr.a.negrine@gmail.com 

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