Visual Studies seeks to enhance the understanding of the visual in all its forms -- moving and still images and displays in television, video and film, art and design, and print and digital media. The Division sponsors research in creation, processing, function, meaning, and critical consequences of visual representation. Visual Studies research touches on all other communication fields, investigating such areas as the interaction of the visual with public policy and law, mass communication processes, corporate image and organization, technology and human interaction, elite and popular culture, philosophy of communication, education and the social sphere. The Division reaches beyond content to assure visual analyses are grounded solidly in visual theory and methodology. The Visual Studies Division publishes a biannual newsletter to keep members abreast of the field and its various scholarly societies.
Second VIEW Journal issue, explores Europe on and beyond the screen
VIEW, the Journal of European Television History and Culture is the first peer-reviewed, multi-media and open access e-journal in the field of European television history and culture. It offers an international platform for outstanding academic research and archival reflection on television as an important part of our European cultural heritage. The journal is proud to present its second issue: Europe on and behind the Screen, which is freely available at: http://www.viewjournal.eu.
The second issue comes in a brand new form, with a new title (VIEW), a new URL (viewjournal.eu), a fresh design and a new member on the team of editors-in-chief: John Ellis from Royal Holloway, University of London.The journal makes use of an open access publishing system, OJS, and has developed a tool to insert relevant audiovisual sources in the online reading experience. The journal also received a redesign to maximise readability. The new name, VIEW, indicates a clear vision for the future of the Journal of European Television History and Culture.
The full table of contents for the second issue is:
Editorial - Dana Mustata
Mapping Europe: Images of Europe in the Eurovision Song Contest - Mari Pajala Spain Was Not Living a Celebration. TVE and Eurovision Song Contest during the years of Franco’s Dictatorship - Juan Francisco Gutiérrez Lozano The Golden Stag Festival in Ceausescu's Romania (1968-1971) - Alexandru Matei Comunicar Europa/Communicating Europe. Spain and television co-productions - Manuel Palacio& Concepción Cascajosa Zen and the Art of Adaptation - Jeremy Strong
Live from Moscow: The Celebrations of Yuri Gagarin and Transnational Television in Europe - Lars Lundgren Reading Between The Lines. A Transnational History of the Franco-British Entente Cordial in Post War Television - Andreas Fickers& Andy O’Dwyer Transnational Relations Between The BBC And The WDR (1960-1969): The Central Roles Of Hugh Greene And Klaus Von Bismarck - Christian Potschka Poland's Return to Europe: Polish Terrestrial Broadcasters and TV-Fiction - Sylwia Szostak Hello, Lenin? Soviet Nostalgia on Post-Soviet Television - Kateryna Khinkulova
> From European Identity and Media Imperialism to Public Diplomacy: the Changing Rationale behind Euronews - Eva Polonska-Kimunguyi& Patrick Kimunguyi Télé-clubs and European Television History Beyond the Screen - Ira Wagman
This second issue enables a discussion of European television through different themes, approaches and case studies. Starting with this issue, we present a brand new structure of our journal. The Discovery articles zoom in on case studies from different corners of Europe, while the Explorations offer different approaches to writing Europe’s television history and advancing theoretical discussions in the field.
We wish you a pleasant and inspiring journey through Europe on and behind the Screen!
Reviews for Transnational Cinemas
We are currently seeking reviews for the next issue of the Intellect journal, Transnational Cinemas.
Reviews need to be between 600-900 words and engage with the concerns of the journal.
Information can be found here: http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=183/
The following publication is available for review:
A Social History of Iranian Cinema: Volume 4: The Globalizing Era, 1984-2010 (2012) by Hamid Naficy.