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Win a free copy of Fan Phenomena: Star Wars

Roqoo Depot, a website for scifi/fantasy fans with an emphasis on Star Wars are running a competition to win a free copy of Fan Phenomena: Star Wars. To enter, all you have to do is send a picture of your Star Wars library, collection or action figures to the team at Roqoo Depot. Send the pictures to roqoodepot@gmail.com by 29th August for a chance to win. For more information visit Roqoo Depot wbsite http://bit.ly/1da6iVK  

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Fan Phenomena: Twin Peaks editors appear on 'The Red Room' podcast
‘The Red Room’ is a 30-minute weekly podcast that discusses television as a serious artistic medium that has and will continue to change the world we live in. The premier of Season 3 of the podcast features a roundtable discussion with the Editors of Fan Phenomena: Twin Peaks Marisa C Hayes and Franck Boulegue. They discuss the Intellect book series Fan Phenomena focusing on the Twin Peaks volume, and includes a conversation with contributors to the book David Bushman from the Paley Center and Pieter Dom who runs Welcometotwinpeaks.com.
 

You can listen to the podcast and find out how to win a copy of Fan Phenomena: Twin Peaks here: http://bit.ly/16KnniZ 

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Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies
CFP for special issue on the 60th Anniversary of RAI: 1954-2014
Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies
 
Call for Papers
 
60th Anniversary of RAI: 1954-2014
 
On 3 January 1954, RAI, the Italian radio and television broadcast, started airing its television programmes. The historical event was announced by Fulvia Colombo, the first ‘SignorinaBuonasera’.
 
 
By the end of 1954 there were 88,000 subscribed viewers and by 1963 the number grew to over 4 million. By the end of the 1950s the afternoon TV per ragazzi/TV for Children programme was established, and the first American children series The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin was broadcast. The Sanremo song festival was first aired in 1955, and in1957 Carosello introduced commercials in Italian television.
 
In 1961, RAI Channel 2 was launched. In 1975 new private TV networks were authorized under their own independent directors, and in1979 RAI 3 was established. On 29 September 1980, Channel 5, owned by Silvio Berlusconi, started; followed respectively on 3 and 4 January 1982 by the network Italia 1, owned by Edilio Rusconi, and by Rete 4, owned by Leonardo Mondadori.
Starting in September 2013, as announced by the RAI general director Luigi Gubitosi, RAI 1 will air programmes in simulcast in high definition both on land and satellite lines.
 
With this CFP, Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies intends to publish a themed special issue to celebrate 60 years of Italian television production, distribution and consumption through its channels, programmes, professionals and artists, policies and administration. Proposals from a range of theoretical, critical approaches, and historical, political, sociological and economic perspectives are welcome. Topics include, but are not limited to:
 
Programmes: shows, game shows, cultural programmes, TV fictions, TV films, TV series, documentaries, soap operas, animation, commercials, music shows
 
Live television events: news, religious programmes, song festivals, sport
 
Politics of representation: gender, family, minorities
 
Presenters: Mike Bongiorno, Corrado, Enzo Tortora, Mario Riva, Pippo Baudo
 
News anchors: Enzo Biagi, Ugo Zatterin, Ennio Mastrostefano, Emilio Rossi, Ruggero Orlando,    Tito Stagno
 
Performers, actors, singers, dancers, comedians, impersonators: Delia Scala, Walter Chiari, the American couple Abbe Lane e Xavier Cugat, Raimondo Vianello, Sandra Mondaini, Ugo Tognazzi, Antonello Falqui, Cesarini da Senigallia, Marisa Del Frate, Bice Valori, Pippo Baudo, Paolo Panelli, Aldo Fabrizi, Alberto Sordi, Totò, Ave Ninchi, Franca Valeri
 
Audiences and fans
 
Screening the nation: RAI and Italian history, society, culture, politics
RAI versus Mediaset
 
Intersections between RAI and cinema, theatre, literature
RAI and new media
 
Transnational flow of import/export of programmemes and formats
Interviews to RAI administrators, programme directors, producers, actors, journalists and other  professionals.
 
Send proposals in British English to the Editor, Flavia Laviosa, at flaviosa@wellesley.edu, by 15 October 2013 and provide the following information:
 
1)   A 500-word abstract outlining:
 
a) The topic
b) Critical approach
c) Theoretical bases of the proposed article.
 
The abstract should clearly state the goals of the article, and provide a cohesive description of the objective of the argument.
 
In addition to the abstract, please submit the following:
 
2)  Relevant bibliography and list of programmes
 

3)  200 word biographical notes followed by a detailed list of your academic publications. 

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