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CALL FOR PAPERS for a topical issue of Open Philosophy “Ethics and Politics of TV Series”
Open Philosophy (https://www.degruyter.com/view/journals/opphil/opphil-overview.xml) invites submissions for the topical issue “Ethics and Politics of TV Series,” edited by Sandra Laugier (Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, ERC DEMOSERIES), prepared in collaboration with the European Research Council project DEMOSERIES (https://www.demoseries.eu).
TV series are increasingly recognised in current research. However, their aesthetic potential for visualising ethical issues and developing a collective inquiry into democratic values has not yet been fully appreciated. Because of their format (weekly/seasonal regularity, home viewing) and the participatory qualities of the Internet (tweeting, chat forums), series allow for a new form of education by expressing complex issues through narrative and characters.
In France, the UK, Germany, the US, Israel, and many other countries, the number of films and television series revealing what happens ‘behind the scenes’ of democratic regimes faced with terrorist threats or other threats (environmental, technological, sanitary) is growing. These works reveal a moral state of the world. They may be analysed as ‘mirrors’ of society, or as ideological tools. But they can also be understood as new resources for the education of their audiences; as the emergence of a form of ‘soft power’ that can serve as a resource for public policies and democratic conversation.
This topical issue invites scholars in philosophy, film and media studies, sociology, political science, cultural studies etc. to explore popular TV series’ capacity to raise ethical and political issues, to build forms of awareness necessary for the safety of individuals and societies, and ultimately, to create shared and shareable values.
Authors publishing their articles in the special issue will benefit from:
· transparent, comprehensive and fast peer review,
· efficient route to fast-track publication and full advantage of De Gruyter’s e-technology,
· free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions,
· no publishing fees.
HOW TO SUBMIT
Submissions will be collected from October 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021. There are no specific length limitations.
To submit an article for the special issue of Open Philosophy, authors are asked to access the online submission system at: http://www.editorialmanager.com/opphil/
Please choose as article type: Ethics and Politics of TV Series
Before submission the authors should carefully read over the Instruction for Authors, available at: https://www.degruyter.com/view/supplement/s25438875_Instruction_for_Authors.pdf
All contributions will undergo critical review before being accepted for publication.
Further questions about this thematic issue can be addressed to Sandra Laugier <email@example.com> and to
ERC Demoseries <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
In case of technical questions, please contact journal Managing Editor Katarzyna Tempczyk <email@example.com>
A certain convention numbered100 politicians. Each politician was either crooked or honest.We are given the following two facts:
1. at least one of the politicians was honest.
2. given any two of the politicians, at least one of the two was crooked.
Question: how many of the politicians were honest and how many of them were crooked?
The deadline for paper submissions and referee applications for Volume 2, Issue 2 closes in just under a week on Sunday September 13th, 23:59 AEST (UTC+10).
Current undergraduates, including Honours students, and recent graduates from any institution worldwide are eligible to submit a paper. Students and recent graduates of all levels are eligible to apply to referee. Note that referee applications are now open to students from any institution worldwide.
Submissions and applications from women and other members of underrepresented groups in philosophy, including those for whom English is not their first language, are particularly encouraged.
For further details or to submit/apply, visit our website here.
If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch.
Rory and Anita
Contours of Film Festivals Research & Methodologies_online international conference
The goal of this virtual international conference is to map out methodologies underpinning and orientating current research within the field of film festival studies, and to explore directions for future research including developments associated with the Covid-19 epidemic.
The live online conference (11 September & 12 September) will consist of panel discussions based on pre-recorded presentations by the conference speakers. On the conference website you can access the pre-recorded presentations from our panelists, and join the live discussion panels on 11 and 12 September [by clicking on “Join the Virtual Conference”].
To access the conference website: