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Edited Anthology on ‘Music in Comedy Television’

Posted: December 10th, 2014 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Philip Hayward and Liz Giuffre invite expressions of interest in an anthology they are proposing for publication on the theme of Music in Comedy Television.

International scholars interested in genre, television, screen soundtracks, audience studies and/or cross media engagement are invited to pitch potential chapter ideas for the collection.

Abstracts of 250 words should be submitted to [email protected] by January 25, 2015. The authors of approved abstracts will be required to deliver chapters of 5000-6000 words to the editors by July 20th 2015.

While we are open to suggestion, we would welcome proposals on the following topics:

  • Classic Sitcom Theme Tunes and their role establishing genre
  • Music’s role when television comedies get remade: The Officein the US and UK
  • The role of music in and beyond Monty Python’s Flying Circus
  • Music inThe Simpsons
  • Music’s role in different types of comedies on television – beyond sitcoms and including ‘tonight shows’ and variety shows
  • Developing comedic characters using music
  • Music in sketch comedy shows
  • TV comedies about music and musicians

Philip Hayward previously co-edited Science Fiction Television with Kevin Donnelly (Routledge, 2012) and has written and edited a number of other books on popular music and screen media. Liz Giuffre’s research covers various intersections between music, television and genre, including journal articles and book chapters on comedy, fantasy, popular music and cult television.

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