Call for CBQ Journal Book Reviewers

Call for Paper Type

Rolling; usually 4-6 weeks after book delivery

Conference Date


Meta G. Carstarphen, Ph.D. APR

It’s a great time to read and to join a community of readers, writers, and scholars interested in journalism, media, and society and communication topics. As editor of Communications Booknotes Quarterly (CBQ) Journal [a Taylor & Francis publication], I am seeking reviewers from a variety of backgrounds and interests to contribute to upcoming issues. I put a priority on lively, engaging writing and I am open to contributions from emerging researchers and advanced graduate students, as well as from seasoned scholars. I am also keenly interested is essays that comment about contemporary topics relevant to books, media, and related global issues. Review essays range between 850 to 1,000 words. Some titles available now include: * World Politics on Screen: Understanding International Relations Through Popular Culture by Mark Sachleben * America, As Seen on TV: How Television Shapes Immigrant Expectations Around the Globe by Clara E. Rodríguez * Roots of the New Arab Film by Roy Armes * Arresting Cinema: Surveillance in Hong Kong Film by Karen Fang * Promiscuous Media: Film and Visual Culture in Imperial Japan, 1926-1945 by Hikari Hori * The Voice of Technology: Soviet Cinema’s Transition to Sound 1928-1935 by Lilya Kaganovsky * Not According to Plan: Filmmaking Under Stalin by Maria Belodubrovskaya Race & Ethnicity * Latinas & Latinos on TV: Colorblind Comedy in the Post-racial Network Era by Isabel Molina-Guzmán * Telling Migrant Stories: Latin American Diaspora in Documentary Film edited by Esteban E. Loustaunau and Lauren E. Shaw * When Love Was Reels Poetry by José B. González * Native Americans on Film: Conversations, Teaching, and Theory edited by M. Elise Marubbio and Eric L. Buffalohead * Celluloid Chains: Slavery in the Americas through Film edited by Rudyard J. Alcocer, Kristen Block, and Dawn Duke * Technicolored: Reflections on Race in the Time of TV by Ann duCille * Critical Perspectives on Journalistic Beliefs and Actions: Global Experiences edited by Eric Freedman, Robyn S. Goodman, and Elanie Steyn * Pressing Interests: The Agenda and Influence of a Colonial East African Newspaper Sector by Phoebe Musandu * Tabloid Journalism in Africa by Brian Chama * The Mexican Press and Civil Society 1940-1976: Stories from the Newsroom, Stories from the Street by Benjamin T. Smith * Journalism Satire and Censorship in Mexico edited by Paul Gillingham, Michael Lettieri, and Benjamin T. Smith * Channeling the State: Community Media and Popular Politics in Venezuela by Naomi Schiller * Inside the TV Newsroom: Profession Under Pressure – A Newsroom Ethnography of Public Service TV Journalism in the UK and Denmark by Line Hassall Thomsen

If you are interested in one of the titles above, or others on our list, contact me now at mcarstarphen@ou.edu and cc: CBQ editorial associate, Margarita Tapia, at margarita.tapia@ou.edu and put “CBQ Review” in the subject line. You will receive detailed guidelines and a review copy of the selected title. [If your first title is taken, you’ll have the option to an alternative title if you like]. Review drafts are generally due 4 to 6 weeks after assignment. I publish final reviews with a credit line, a brief bio about the reviewer, and your unique ORCID [digital identifier] number. Let’s read! Follow us on Twitter @CBQ_Journal.

mcarstarphen@ou.edu and cc: margarita.tapia@ou.edu

Titles selected now will likely be published during CBQ's 50th-anniversary issues currently in pre-production for 2019.