Out and About in Time and Space: Traveling Time on Television
Call for Papers Date:
Time travel as a plot device has been used frequently in television for a variety of reasons. It offers the storyteller the opportunity to show alternate realities, use historical characters in new and interesting ways, and create ethical or moral dilemmas for the hero of the story. For many series, time travel acts as the primary mover of action; others use time travel in individual episodes, but donít rely on it for the seriesí theme. This project seeks to present the history and uses of time travel in television, and consequently time travellers. The deadline for chapter proposals will be the 30th of September.
The editors will entertain proposals which deal with time travel thematically, and also on specific television series, or specials, which employ time travel in their storylines. The editors have compiled a list of series, which could be the subject of a chapter, These include, but are not limited to, Time Tunnel, Sliders, Quantum Leap, Doctor Who, Voyageurs, Sarah Connor Chronicles, Ashes to Ashes, Life on Mars, Star Trek (singularly by series or as a whole), Continuum, Being Erica, Babylon 5, and Primeval. Do not feel constrained by this list. The aim of this project is to present a wide and varied look at time travel in television, and we welcome differing analyses of this topic.
The final article/chapter should be around 20-25 pages (Double spaced, Times New Roman 12)
Important dates: Proposals due 30 September 2013; papers 31 July 2014; final edit 15 January 2015. Note that we have discussed the project with a publisher and have every confidence that a contract will be extended.
Send comments and questions to H-Net
Webstaff. H-Net reproduces announcements that have been submitted to us as a
free service to the academic community. If you are interested in an announcement
listed here, please contact the organizers or patrons directly. Though we strive
to provide accurate information, H-Net cannot accept responsibility for the text of
announcements appearing in this service. (Administration)