MeCCSA 4th Annual Conference

MeCCSA 4th Annual Conference

University of Reading, 18 – 20 December 2002

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The annual conference provides members (and non-members)
with the opportunity to meet each other and discuss
common professional and academic concerns – as
well as to wind down after a hard term! MeCCSA’s
AGM will also take place during the conference.

This year’s conference will be residential, though
a non-residential option will also be available.

Proposals for papers for this year’s conference
have been numerous and interesting and it looks as if
the conference will continue its tradition of mixing
themed and unthemed sessions in a lively and stimulating
way.

Plenary speakers include:

  • Cees Hamelink on ‘The World Summit
    on the Information Society: Whatever
    happened to Communication?’

  • Eve-Ann Prentice on ‘Aspects of
    War Reporting’ and Stuart Allan
    on ‘The Media and 11 September’

There will be panels on:

  • Audience research

  • Politics, publics and the media

  • Celebrity

  • Fan and academic cultures

  • Pedagogy

  • Religion and the media

  • Communication ethics

  • Conversational TV News

Other papers include:

  • Transnational TV in Europe

  • Rhetorical Masculinity

  • Asylum and Immigration Discourse in
    the UK

  • Representations of Concentration Camps
    in Hollywood Cinema

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