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Call for Papers: Deadline Reminder

Ephemeral Cinema, Invisible Media: Sound and Image at the Edge of=20
Awareness
Spectator, Volume 26, No. 2 (Spring 2006)

This issue of Spectator will explore media that hover at the=20
Dan Leopard" <leopard {AT} usc.edu>
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Ephemeral Cinema, Invisible Media: Sound and Image at the Edge of=20
Awareness
Spectator, Volume 26, No. 2 (Spring 2006)

This issue of Spectator will explore media that hover at the=20
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Call for Papers: Deadline Reminder

Ephemeral Cinema, Invisible Media: Sound and Image at the Edge of
Awareness
Spectator, Volume 26, No. 2 (Spring 2006)

This issue of Spectator will explore media that hover at the intersection
of the fleeting and the disposable. We are soliciting articles, essays,
interviews, ethnographies (textual and visual), and short reviews that
examine from historical, political, economic, and cultural perspectives
trash and exploitation cinema, youth and minority media production, art
film and video, ultra low budget production, ambient media and other
production forms that are for the most part ignored or excluded from the
ecology of mainstream and academic media discourse. In short, this issue
will focus on media that are either rendered invisible by virtue of their
difference from Hollywood movies
and network-cable television or are momentarily seen by viewers and then
for the most part forgotten.

Furthermore many of these discarded cultural forms have been recently
'discovered' or rediscovered by scholars and critics and are now moving
toward institutional consecration. How these media respond to this
increasing legitimization and the implication this has for dominant media
forms is also open for examination.

Of course, there is a considerable amount of writing over the past two
hundred years that has celebrated the discarded and the degraded as a
shadow to that which is considered ennobled or transcendent. It has been
pointed out by commentators, Foucault and Derrida most famously, that
this shadow is intrinsically linked to the success of that which
dominates. This discourse of shadow and light ' at issue a politics of
absence and presence ' will serve as a point of departure from which to
acknowledge and analyze media that are either ignored for reasons of
aesthetic elitism and 'good taste' or for reasons of invisibility due to
ubiquity. In addition, many of these shadow media forms have constituent
groups -fans, bank managers, teenagers- that consume and produce them and
these specific cultural groupings may be explored as well.

Manuscripts submitted for consideration should look toward understanding
why some media forms strike the eye and why some merely glance aside.

Deadline for Submission: December 1, 2005

Spectator is a biannual publication of the Division of Critical Studies
at the School of Cinema-Television, University of Southern California.

Manuscripts that address the above topic are now invited for submission:

Topics may include, but are not limited to, any of the following:

Histories of the Ephemeral and the Invisible
Ethnographies of the Ephemeral and the Invisible
Cultures of Trash, Camp, Cult, and Exploitation
Auteurs of the Ephemeral (Derek Jarman, Andy Warhol, Doris Wishman and
many others)
Trash Genres
Snapshots and Memory
Home Movies & Baby Pictures
Comic Books and Strips (Smiling Jack, Brenda Starr, Blackhawk, Sugar and
Spice, etc.)
Public Screens: Bank Machines, Sports Bars, Information Kiosks
Ambient Sound and Image
Recycled Media
Indigenous Media
Community and Public Access Television
Movies by Kids, Tots
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