CFP: Contemporary Television Series: Narrative Structures and Audience Perception


CALL FOR CHAPTERS: “Contemporary Television Series: Narrative Structures and Audience Perception”
Overview of the Book: Through a collection of original contributions, this book seeks to provide readers with new perspectives on the current research in Contemporary Television Series – narrative structures and audience perception.
Scope of the Book: The study of television series is simultaneously social scientific, humanistic, and professional in orientation. Accordingly, this book welcomes submissions from scholars and practitioners in any disciplinary field. We seek contributions from researchers and practitioners in communication studies and allied fields (e.g., media studies, telecommunications, journalism, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies).Contributions may follow any methodological approach, including, but not limited to, quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, rhetorical, interpretive, case study, discourse analytic, and critical analytic approaches, among others. Submissions from both established and emerging scholars are welcomed.

Contributions may include, but are not limited to:
– Classical and post-modern TV series;
– Thematic TV Series (historical, medical, science fiction, medical);
– TV Series inspired from reality;
– Stardom, Fandom and Fan clubs related to TV series;
– Audience reception of TV series-patterns of consumption;
– TV series and new media;
– Globalization in the production and distribution of TV series.

The articles should be submitted as an email attachment in MS Word to the editors with “YourLastName – TV Series” as the title. Please include a short biography and your affiliation along with the proposal. The articles (3,000-5,000 words) should adhere to APA Style.
Review and Publication Process: Articles are sent to 2 reviewers for review. The reviewers’ recommendations determine whether a paper will be accepted / accepted subject to change / subject to resubmission with significant changes / rejected.
The book will be submitted for publishing to the University of Bucharest Publishing House ( The deadline of submitting the articles is 1st of July 2013. For inquiries, please contact the editors from the University of Bucharest:

Valentina Marinescu:
Silvia Branea:
Bianca Mitu:


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