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    Call for Papers | “Sports and/as Media Studies”, Special Issue of The Velvet Light Trap. Call ends January 31, 2020

    The Velvet Light Trap #87 seeks to deepen media studies understandings of sports. Given our current era of destabilization (of texts, genres, technologies, industries, distribution models, franchises, policies, etc.), sports undoubtedly remains a stimulus of—and, at times, barrier to—change in the media industries. We invite a variety of media scholars—not just those who specialize in sports media—to reconsider and engage with sports in new and dynamic ways.

    Call for Papers | The Velvet Light Trap #77 – Performance and the Body | 2015-01-15

    Historically, studies of performance have often been tied to star images, focusing on issues of celebrity in professional, public, and private spaces. As a result, a large body of research has explored how the star is constructed through extratextual discourses and how this off-screen persona may shape perceptions of on-screen performance. However, scholarly attention to performers has been shifting...
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