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>Compar(a)ison, An International Journal of Comparative Literature
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>Media culture
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>During the 19th century, in the field of fiction, the written culture has
>progressively lost its central position in the cultural field, and new media
>(cinema, radio, television, or more recently, computers and new
>technologies) have slowly taken over. The rise of these new media has deeply
>transformed the cultural field: frontiers between high culture and popular
>culture have been blurred, and there are more and more works that can be
>described as belonging to one field or the other. The wide spread of mass
>media has generated important cultural exchanges throughout the world
>(between Asia, Europe, and the US, for example). Consumers habits have
>changed, as well as creation itself: there is now a "transmediatic" reading
>and writing of culture, and great emphasis is put onto stereotypes and
>genres. Our intent is to study media culture as a global manifestation of
>modernity, and to emphasize such questions as:
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>- Exchanges between various media ("novelization" and adaptation,
>"transmediatic" cultural experiences.).
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>- The phenomenon of transformation and adaptation between cultures generated
>by the world culture (Bollywood and Hollywood, Hong Kong cinema and manga
>culture in Western culture.).
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>- Experiments, in high or popular culture, made upon new media (Internet,
>video games, interactive fiction, television.).
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>- Exchanges between high culture and popular culture (use of media genres
>and their codes in high culture, use of practices of experimental literature
>in popular culture.).
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>- Relationship between new game practices and literature and/or cinema
>(video games, role playing games, card games.).
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>The principal aim of ┤Compar(a)ison¬ is to promote the theory of comparative
>literature and the development of new directions in comparative studies.
>Rather than seeking a normative concept of comparative literature,
>COMPAR(A)ISON provides a forum in which different approaches can be
>elaborated and, ideally, interact.
>┤Compar(a)ison¬ is a semi-annual journal alternating regular and special
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>Authors are invited to send an abstract by January 30, 2004. Completed
>essays of 20 pages (30000 characters) will need to be sent by June 2004.
>Essay can be written in French, English, German, Italian or Spanish.
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>Matthieu LETOURNEUX
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>Maitre de conferences en literature fran┴aise.
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>Universit╚ de Paris X.
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>E-mail : [log in to unmask]

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