Gender and the Screenplay: Processes, Practices, Perspectives
Vol 10 No 2 (2017)
In presenting this special issue, the editors acknowledge the skew toward female and feminist gendered concerns in screenwriting practice, representative of the response to the call for papers. The proposals received also indicated that the study of gender in screenwriting and screenplays may be underexplored (as distinct from gendered perspectives and representations on screen, for which we received many submissions, useful and interesting analyses in and of themselves, but not directly contributing to a special issue focused upon the page). The editors are also aware of the almost exclusive focus upon film (over television, gaming and online screenwriting for example) and, most regrettably, the absence of transgendered, intersexed or gender non-conforming perspectives. We hope this special issue might begin a conversation about gendered screenwriting (practices, processes and perspectives) beyond the binary.
Guest Edited by Louise Sawtell and Stayci Taylor.
Ageing in a Networking Society
Vol 10 No 1 (2017)
Edited by Liliana Vale Costa and Hannah Grist
This special issue aims to explore the role of ICTs in encouraging the development of networked older adults. Specifically, the following papers give a noteworthy contribution to the challenges posed by an increasingly ageing and networked society. This special issue is edited by colleagues whose disciplines are not naturally symbiotic – one from Information and Communication studies and the other from Ageing studies. As such, this special issue posed an interesting set of challenges for the editors as they explored their shared understandings of what it means to grow old or be old in a network society. The editors would therefore like to thank the authors for their receptiveness to ageing studies theory and for challenging their own assumptions about what it means to be old. This special issue acts, in some ways, as a stepping stone or a bridge between more information technological based notions of what it is to grow older and cultural gerontological constructions of older age.
Cover Image: Liliana Vale Costa.
Together While Apart: Mediating Relationships and Intimacy
Vol 9 No 6 (2016)
Edited by Patricia Prieto-Blanco and Maria Schreiber
This special issue of Networking Knowledge seeks to explore how interpersonal relationships are mediated in contemporary contexts. Digital technologies and practices associated with them enable us to interact with our social network of support in a seemingly easy way: we just need to use the touch of a finger to show that we care. However, it also takes the same effort and the same fingertips to demonstrate hate.
Interrogating the pragmatics of mediated affection and disaffect has become a necessity. In mediated interpersonal relationships, the intimate and the emotional are often subjected to a set of infrastructures, somewhere else called affordances (Chemero, 2003; Wright and Parchoma, 2011), as well as to set of practices (Couldry, 2002). The contributions that make up Together While Apart? highlight the emotive dimension of mediated communication. The common thread of all contributions to this issue is the focus on how relationships, intimacy and (dis)affect are constituted and negotiated through media.
Cover Image: Carolina Cambre.
Fortress Europe: Media, Migration and Borders
Vol 9 No 4 (2016)
Edited by Sara Marino & Simon Dawes
Cover image: “The thrill of political power” by Adriano Galasso
Make, Mistake, Journey: Practice-led research and ways of learning
Vol 9 No 3 (2016)
Edited by Alice Clough and Anna Piper
Student Studying by Ian L
Audiences and their Musics: New Approaches
Vol 9 No 2 (2016)
Edited by Rafal Zaborowski
Unknown (1920) Club holds radio dance wearing earphones
MeCCSA-PGN Conference 2015
Vol 9 No 1 (2016)
This special issue is devoted to the papers that were given at the MeCCSA-PGN Annual Conference at Coventry University in July 2015. Based around the theme of ‘Transformative Practice and Theory: Where We Stand Today', the issue is edited by the conference organisers, Francien Broekhuizen, Danai Mikelli and Poppy Wilde, and the journal editor, Simon Dawes.
Be Your Selfie: Identity, Aesthetics and Power in Digital Self-Representation
Vol 8 No 6 (2015)
Edited by Laura Busetta and Valerio Coladonato
Cover image used with permission from iandcameron https://www.instagram.com/p/vwaCydFKoR/
Reframing Cinematic Space and Audience Practice in the Digital Age
Vol 8 No 5 (2015)
Edited by Dario Llinares and Sarah Arnold
Cosmopolis (2005) Maurice Benayoun's Giant Virtual Reality Interactive Installation
CC BY 3.0
Vol 8 No 4 (2015)
Guest edited by Daniel Merlin Goodbrey and Jayms Clifford Nichols
“Digital Comics” by Daniel Merlin Goodbrey
Vol 8 No 3 (2015)
Edited by Simon Dawes
MeCCSA-PGN Conference 2014
Vol 8 No 1 (2015)
Edited by Andreas Rauh Ortega & Simon Dawes
All About Oscar; Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Academy Awards
Vol 7 No 4 (2014)
Guest edited by Liam Heffernan
Photo by Davidlohr Bueso
CC BY 2.0
Othering Race and Ethnicity in Media and Popular Culture
Vol 7 No 3 (2014)
Guest edited by Ruth Sanz Sabido
Time and Technology in Popular Culture, Media and Communication
Vol 7 No 2 (2014)
Guest edited by Adam Gallimore
Branding TV: Transmedia to the Rescue
Vol 7 No 1 (2014)
Guest Editor: Benjamin W. L. Derhy Kurtz
LATEST ISSUE: Protest and the New Media Ecology
Vol 6 No 3 (2013)
Guest Editor: Keren Darmon, London School of Economics and Political Science
The Biographical Narrative in Popular Culture, Media and Communication
Vol 5 No 3 (2012)
Guest Editor: Victoria Kearley
Journal Editor: Matthew Freeman
Vol 5 No 2 (2012)
Guest Editors: Sophie Halliday & Rhys Owain Thomas
Journal Editor: Tom Phillips
Girlhood in Popular Culture
Vol 5 No 1 (2012)
Guest Editor: Melanie Kennedy
Journal Editor: Tom Phillips
Masculinity and Popular Culture
Vol 4 No 1 (2011)
A special edition of "Networking Knowledge" on the subject of Masculinity and Popular Culture, in association with the University of Southampton.
Edited by Vincent M. Gaine.