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Critical Studies in Television: scholarly studies of small screen fictions

Editorial board: Kim Akass, Stephen Lacey, David Lavery, Janet McCabe, Robin Nelson and Rhonda V. Wilcox.

2500-3000 word articles are sought from potential contributors to TV Shorts, online at Critical Studies in Television. Each paper must be submitted electronically to the administrator (editors@criticalstudiesintelevision.com). No deadline exists. Instead submit paper as and when. To ensure quick turnaround, submissions will be approved and referred by the editorial board prior to posting. Writers of the best contributions will be invited to re-work and extend their piece for publication in the hard copy issue. Articles must be in English.


Contributions from post-graduates, aspiring researchers and anyone interested in writing about television are also welcome.


Format for Submitted Work


TV Shorts must be typed in double spacing. British spelling should be used except in the case of words where the "z" has generally replaced the "s" e.g. organize. Use italic type as appropriate for titles of publications and single quotation marks for articles. Tables and figures should be clearly labelled and explained in the text. Essential endnotes should be indicated by superscript figures in the text and collected on a single page at the end of the article. References cited in the text should read thus: (Jenkins 1992: 63-4), (Jenkins and Jones: 1987, 1980). Use "et al." when citing a work by more than two authors, e.g. (Jenkins et al. 1988). The letters a, b, c etc. should be used to distinguish different citations by the same author in the same year, e.g. (Jenkins 1985a, 1985b). All references cited in the text should be listed alphabetically and in full after the notes, using the following style:


Akass, Kim and Janet McCabe (2004) "Ms Parker and the Vicious Circle: Female Narrative and Humour in Sex and the City." In Kim Akass and Janet McCabe (eds) Reading Sex and the City. London: I.B. Tauris, 177-198.

Battles, Kathleen and Wendy Hilton-Morrow (2002) "Gay Characters in Conventional Spaces: Will and Grace and the Situation Comedy Genre." Cultural Studies in Media Communication. 19.1: 87-105.

Coren, Victoria (2003) "Sex and the City Has Betrayed Us Single Women." Evening Standard. 3 January: 11.

Gibson, Janine (2003). "Miranda, My Hero." 21 February. www.guardian.co.uk.

Lavery, David (ed) (2002) This Thing of Ours: Investigating The Sopranos. Columbia: Columbia University Press.

Nelson, Robin (1997) TV Drama in Transition: Forms, Values and Cultural Change. London: MacMillan.

Proposed contributions to the TV Shorts section should be e-mailed in the first instance to the CST Administrator: editors@criticalstudiesintelevision.com


Any hard correspondence should be addressed to:

CST Administrator,
Critical Studies in Television,
Department of Contemporary Arts,
Manchester Metropolitan University,
MMU Cheshire,
Hassall Road,
Alsager ST7 2HL