Friday, 28 December 2012

Call for papers for Double Issue on ‘Indian Cinema/Indian Film Studies’

I have received the following forwarded mail from Dr Keval J kumar:

Journal of Creative Communications

Special Double Issue on ‘Indian Cinema/Indian Film Studies’

The Journal of Creative Communications, a referred journal from Sage Publications, proposes to bring out a Special Double Issue on ‘Indian Cinema/Indian Film Studies’ to mark the centenary of the world’s largest film industry. While the history and ‘globalisation’ of popular Hindi cinema (also termed Bollywood) has been well documented, the other cinemas of India (in Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Bhojpuri, and Marathi, for instance), have been largely overlooked in Indian film studies.  This Special Double Issue of JOCC invites film researchers, particularly in these ‘other cinemas’, to submit scholarly papers on the subject. Research papers could relate to any of the following topics:

1.      Political economy of popular Hindi and other Indian language cinemas.

2.      Production, Distribution and Exhibition Processes: How they have changed with the multiplex phenomenon.

3.      New developments in ‘Art’ or ‘Parallel’ Cinema.

4.      ‘Spectatorship’: The Audience/s of India’s many cinemas.

5.      Popular Indian cinema and the diaspora.

6.      Theorising Indian cinema.

7.      The ‘Bollywoodisation’ of Indian cinema

8.      Indian cinema, television, and the ‘New’ Digital Media.

9.      New strategies in film marketing.

10.  Independent documentary film-making in English and Indian languages.

Details of the publication are on the Sage

Deadline for submission of full papers: 6th January, 2013.

Please also submit an Abstract (200 words) and keywords (five) and profile of author/s (50 words) together with full papers (5000-7500 words, including references and tables).

Manuscripts must be sent to:

For any further queries, please write to:

Dr. Keval J. Kumar

Guest Editor: Special double Issue on Indian Cinema/Indian Film Studies.

(Adjunct Professor, Mudra Institute of Communicatons, Ahmedabad (MICA)).

Adjunct Professor, Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA)
Adjunct Faculty, Indira School of Communication, Pune.
Visiting Faculty, International School of Business and Media (ISBM), Pune

Mobile: 9822829085. Phone (Home): 020-25651018.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

MPhil and PhD in Communication, Dance and Theater Arts in UoH

University of Hyderabad has announced admission programme for post-graduate courses, including MPhil and PhD, in Humanities and Social Sciences. The PhD programmes include Communication, Dance, Theatre Arts.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

National Seminar on Journalism and Society on March One and Two

The Department with an objective to facilitate the academic interaction with media expert’s, political thinkers, journalists, and to provide exposure to media world, is organizing a National Seminar on “Journalism and Society” on March 1 and 2, 2012
Main Theme:
“Journalism and Society”.
Sub Themes:
Ø  Rural Development
Ø  Development Reporting
Ø  Journalism in Education and Education in Journalism
Ø  Journalism and Public Awareness
Ø  Page 3 and society
Ø  Social Media and Public Participation
Ø  Journalism and Ethics
Call for papers:
We invite papers from participants and the thrust of papers should conform to the main theme and sub themes.
Important guidelines:
  • Papers on the main theme and sub-themes of the seminar are invited for presentation.
  • The paper shall be neatly typed in 1.5 spaces in M.S Word using 12 font sizes in Times New Roman font type.
  • Participants who wish to present paper related to any one of the sub-themes are required to send an abstract of not more than 500 words on or before January 15th 2013.
  • The selected papers will be confirmed by January 17th 2013.
  • Last Date for the submission of full paper: 20-01-2013
  • Paper must be original in nature; the author has to duly acknowledge the sources in the foot note.
  • Paper can also be conceptual, analytical case studies or empirical in nature.
  • The authors have to give bibliography at the end of paper.
  • In case of joint authors, one of the authors will be eligible to present the paper.
  • The paper presentation will be in the PowerPoint presentation format and open discussion.
  • The time limit for presentation of paper will be intimated at the seminar venue.
  • Abstracts and full paper can be mailed to
The two day conference will be attended by media professionals, research scholars, academics from the field of media and communication. It will provide an open platform to critically analyze the interface between journalism and society.
Competitions for Students
  1. Candid - Street Shots
  • Maximum 2 photos from one candidate.
  • Photos should be 8x12 in size.
  • Originality is expected, edited photos shall not be entertained.
  • Photos should not publish any where before.
  • Soft and Hard Copy of Photo Prints should reach on or before January 30th 2013.
  1. Group Competition:
  1. Mad Add
Only 6 members in a team, Time: 3+1 Min.
  1. Collage
Only 2 members in a team, Time: 30 Min.
  1. News Bulletin
Only 2 members in a Team, Time: 1.30 Hours, Size: A3, Black and White
  1. Individual Competitions:
  1. TV News Anchoring
1 member from one college, Time: 3 Minutes. Script and Recording facility will be provided.
  1. Piece to Camera (P to C)
1 member from one college, Time: 1 Minute.
  1. Feature Writing
One member from one college, Time: 30 minutes.
  1. Report Writing
One member from one college, Time: 20 minutes.
General Rules:
  • Topics for the above Competitions will be given on spot.
  • Team should bring all the required materials.
  • Registration fee for professionals/Academicians, Research Scholars – Rs. 400.
  • For student participants registration fee Rs. 150.
  • Registration fee includes boarding and lodging (For accommodation kindly intimate in advance)
  • Last date for registration is 20th Feb.2013.
  • For more registration form use photocopy or download from the
  • The registration form and correspondence regarding the conference should be sent to

Resource Persons:
Smt. Kalpana Sharma
Senior Journalist and Columnist and
The Hindu, Mumbai
Sri. G N Mohan
Samaya TV (Kannada), Bangalore
Sri. Ishwar Daitote
Senior Journalist

Sri. Dinesh Amin Mattu
Assistant Editor
Prajavani, Bangalore
Sri. S K Sheshachandrike
Senior Journalist

For More Information Contact
Prof. Bhaskar Hedge                                               Sri. Hampesh K.S
Organizing Secretary                                       Program Coordinator
Mobile No: 9448911926                                    Mobile No: 9845183586
Department of Mass Communication and Journalism,
Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatesheshwara College, Ujire,
D.K. District, Karnataka – 574240
Telephone No (O) 08256-236101
Fax: 08256-236220