Call for papers
“Stars and Star Systems” in Film, Television, Theater and Radio

For the upcoming issue of Czech and Slovak Journal of Humanities, a double blind peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic, we are looking for articles exploring the theme of “Stars and Star Systems”. We invite proposals from all areas of Cinema, Television, Theater and Radio Studies as well as interdisciplinary submissions from across the humanities, arts and social sciences. The proposed articles may address one or more of the following topics:

  • current state of star studies;
  • study of stars and archival research;
  • production and evolution of stars in industrial contexts;
  • star systems in cinema: Hollywood, Bollywood and beyond;
  • star systems in small national cinemas;
  • historical development of star systems;
  • transnational stardom;
  • transmedia and crossover stardom;
  • stardom and celebrity in the 21st century;
  • reception of stars;
  • star contracts;
  • case studies of individual stars working in film, television, theater and/or radio.

We also accept related book reviews, conference reports and other shorter pieces.

Please send your 200-word abstract by 15 May 2018 to editor Milan Hain (Department
of Theater and Film Studies at Palacký University, Notifications
of acceptance will be e-mailed no later than 31 May 2018.

If an abstract is accepted, articles (in English only) are expected to be 5,000 – 8,000 words (including footnotes) and are due 31 October 2018. Texts already published or accepted for publication in other journals or books will not be accepted by the editorial board. Authors of accepted papers will be e-mailed detailed submission guidelines. The journal will be published in hard copy in May 2019.

CSJH Czech and Slovak Journal of Humanities (CSJH) is an externally peer-reviewed scholarly journal established in 2011 at Palacký University, one of the oldest Central European universities. The journal is dedicated to various important fields of the humanities: history, philosophy, the visual arts, theatre & film (including TV and radio), music, and cultural anthropology, with interdisciplinary themes among these fields.
The journal is intended as a dialogue between the finest Czech and Slovak research and research abroad and as a forum where innovative approaches and current topics are discussed, as well as local themes and previously neglected research.
CSJH is open to Czech, Slovak and international scholars and guarantees a fair and accurate reviewing process. In order to reach an international readership,
CSJH publishes the majority of its texts in English. Scholarly papers are always welcome, as well as book or conference reviews, announcements, research projects, reports and other kinds of academic-related matters.

The Journal is indexed in ERIH PLUS and EBSCO database.


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