Call for Papers

Encyclopedia of Animation Studies

Die im Bloomsbury-Verlag erscheinende „Encyclopedia of Animation Studies: Techniques, Processes, Environments“ soll auch ein Kapitel aus Game-Studies-Perspektive beinhalten. Ab sofort können englischsprachige Abstracts zum Thema „Gaming Platforms with focus on animation“ eingereicht werden.

About the publication: We invite chapter proposals for the second of four volumes of the Encyclopedia of Animation Studies: Techniques, Processes, Environments (Bloomsbury, 2024). The expansive four-volume series will showcase established and emerging scholarship on animation, including transdisciplinary approaches that consider the proliferating forms and roles of animation today. This second volume, edited by Dr. Franziska Bruckner and Dr. Alla Gadassik, focuses specifically on animation techniques, processes, and environments – how, where, and why animation is made and exhibited.

A quarter of the volume is dedicated to shorter essays (2,000 words) by animation practitioners, while the remaining chapters, which are open to all contributors, will follow more conventional academic lengths (7,000 words). The editors look forward to supporting authors with a range of experience and comfort level with academic publication. Contributing artists and scholars without full-time institutional affiliations will be offered a modest honorarium by the volume editors. Inquiries and questions about the publication are welcome!

We are specifically looking for a 7000-word chapter for Gaming Platforms with focus on animation.

It will be in the section Environments: essays that explore animation’s relationship to particular sites of exhibition and display; locate animation in specific intermedia environments; and/or consider the distinct forms animation can take depending on its site.

Proposals should include a chapter title, an abstract (300 words), and a short author bio (50 words). Proposals should be submitted to one of the editors, Dr. Alla Gadassik ( or Dr. Franziska Bruckner (

First drafts of chapters will be due by August 2023 for scheduled publication in 2024.