2011 MeCCSA Postgraduate Conference

Call For Papers: 8th Annual MeCCSA Postgraduate Conference

The Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association Postgraduate Network
invites submission of abstracts for its Annual Postgraduate Conference to be held on  4th and 5th of July, 2011 at Bournemouth University, Bournemouth. This interdisciplinary conference gives an opportunity to Masters and PhD students, as well as early year postdoctoral researchers to share their work on any topic related to the fields of media, communication and cultural studies.

Presentations can be in the form of Papers, Posters, Performances, Films and Multimedia presentations. Panel proposals are also welcome with up to four papers each.

Abstracts of 200 words (for 20 minute presentations) should be mailed by 15 March 2011 to: meccsa-pgn2011@bournemouth.ac.uk

Please include with your abstract:
* Your name, contact details, institutional affiliation and year of study;
* Title and topic of research, including method(s) used;
* Up to five key words, which will help the reviewers classify your proposal;
* Technical requirements for the presentation.
* An indication of whether you also plan to submit a full-length article for the MeCCSA-PGN journal, Networking Knowledge.

For panels, we require a short description and rationale (200 words), in addition to the abstracts for each of the papers (200 words each).

For proposals involving practice research, please ensure that you send DVD preview material (up to 5 minutes) with the abstract via post (details to be provided on the conference website).  Alternatively, include in your abstract a URL to a web-based preview of the material.

In addition to papers, the conference will also include engaging and interesting keynote and plenary lectures, as well as workshops on publishing, presenting research, and teaching. Additionally, there will be plenty of opportunity to network, including a planned beach barbecue (weather permitting) and other social events.

Keep watching the websites for the MeCCSA-PGN [www.meccsa.org.uk/postgraduate-network] and the Bournemouth University conference [Bournemouth.ac.uk/meccsa] for updates. You can also pre-register for the conference at the BU conference website to receive information about keynote and plenary speakers, details of the final programme, conference registration, accommodation and travel.

Timeline for proposal submission: 
Closing date for submissions: 15 March 2011
Notification of acceptance: by 8 April 2011
Closing date for submssions: 13 May 2011
Notifications of acceptance: by 27 May 2011 
For any clarifications or questions, contact the conference committee at meccsa-pgn2011@bournemouth.ac.uk or the committee chair, Shelley Thompson, at Shelleyt@bournemouth.ac.uk.
This event is sponsored by the ADM-HEA. 

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