Call for Papers: MeCCSA 2014 Conference

This is a Call for Papers for the next Annual MeCCSA Conference, to be held 8-10th January 2014 at The Media School, Bournemouth University.

We invite abstracts of 250 words to be submitted for peer review by: Monday 16th September 2013.

Conference contacts:
Website: http://meccsa2014.bournemouth.ac.uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/500155406711675/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/meccsa2014 and #meccsa2014
Email: meccsa2014@bournemouth.ac.uk

Conference themes

The theme of the MeCCSA 2014 conference is ‘media and the margins’, the engagement of marginalised and minority groups with the media. We invite papers that address this theme, examining how we might advance thinking on for example: changes to representation of marginalised groups, participation and power relations, new and alternative media practices, the role of media policy, public service media, development communication and media for social change.

We also welcome scholarly papers, panels, practice contributions, film screenings, and posters across the full range of interests represented by MeCCSA and its networks, including, but not limited to:

  • Film and television studies and practice
  • Radio studies and practice
  • Cultural and media policy
  • Representation, identity, ideology
  • Creativity and digital spaces
  • The value and future of journalism
  • Approaches to media pedagogy
  • Children, young people and media
  • Social networking and interactive media
  • Participatory / alternative / citizens’ / community media
  • Diasporic and ethnic minority media
  • Political communication
  • (New) media narratives
  • Methodological approaches
  • MeCCSA subject areas as disciplines

Abstracts of 250 words should be submitted for peer review by:
Monday 16th September 2013.

Alongside the conference programme will be a series of cultural events – screenings, tours, exhibitions, and of course the traditional pub quiz!

Keynote speakers

Confirmed speakers that will participate in keynote panels include:

  • Prof Daniela Berghahn (Royal Holloway, University of London)
  • Prof Suzanne Franks (City University)
  • Zane Ibrahim (Bush Radio, South Africa)
  • Prof Sonia Livingstone (LSE)
  • Dr Sarita Malik (Brunel University)
  • Dr Monica Metykova (Sussex University)
  • Dr Darrell Newton (Salisbury University, Maryland, US)
  • Prof Zizi Papacharissi (University of Illinois at Chicago, US)
  • Prof Roberta Pearson (University of Nottingham)
  • Prof Clemencia Rodriguez (University of Oklahoma, US)
  • Prof Karin Wahl-Jorgensen (Cardiff University)

Submission guidelines

Abstracts of 250 words should be submitted for peer review using the MeCCSA Open Conference System by Monday 16th September 2013. Proposers will be notified via email of proposal acceptance no later than Monday 21st October 2013.

Please submit all abstracts via the MeCCSA OCS website.

Panels
Full panel proposals should include a short description and rationale (200 words) along with abstracts for each of the papers (250 words each) and the name of the person chairing, contact details for all panelists and technical requirements.

Panelists should indicate if they are willing to be considered separately.

Practice
We are keen to support the presentation of media practice work, in particular when there is insufficient time to present full work during paper presentation. To this end we will allocate a presentation space for practice artefacts which includes screenings, computer based work and multi screen work (where possible). For practice please include specific technical requirements (e.g. duration, format) and an URL pointing to practice support material. If you have any questions about your practice submission, please contact Trevor Hearing via email.

About MeCCSA

MeCCSA is the subject association for the field of media, communication and cultural studies in UK Higher Education. The field encompasses the study of audiovisual and print media including film and TV; journalism; radio; photography; creative writing; publishing; interactive media and the web. The field also includes higher education for media practice and practice research – film and TV production, journalism practice, and the use of new, digital information technologies in the arts, entertainment, social media and gaming.

About Bournemouth

Bournemouth is a famous seaside resort on the south coast of England; two hours by train from London and served by some delightful seafront hotels. The Media School has a reputation for media practice, research and education. It is home to the Bournemouth Skillset Media Academy, hosts the UK’s only Centre for Excellence in Media Practice, and in 2012 was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its outstanding contribution to computer animation.

Bournemouth University’s Media School has a very active research community and the MeCCSA 2014 Conference is organised by colleagues from across a range of Centres and groups – including the Centre for Journalism and Communication Research (incorporating the Journalism Research Group and the Narrative Research Group), the Centre for Media History, Politics and Media, EMERGE, Emerging Consumer Cultures Group, Public Relations Research Group, Advances in Media Management Group, and the Latin American Media Group.

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