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RIDCH Conferences 2016
Conference A: “Digitization and Reconceptualizations of the Humanities”
Conference B: “Digital Art and Film”

*Dates of the conferences*
4-6 July 2016 (Monday - Wednesday)

Based on the huge success of the previous conferences, the Research
Institute for Digital Culture and Humanities (RIDCH) will continue to
organize conferences to promote the sharing of interdisciplinary
research ideas and the dissemination of research findings in digital
culture and humanities. In 2016, the two conferences (A and B), one in
digital humanities and the other in digital culture, will be held in
conjunction to address related issues in the changing landscape and new
possibilities of research in digital culture and digital humanities. The
conferences will serve as a platform to enhance and encourage
interdisciplinary and collaborative research and knowledge exchange
leading to pedagogical advancement and academic publication.

*Conference A: **Digitization and Reconceptualizations of the Humanities *

With the theme of “Digitization and Reconceptualizations of the
Humanities”, the**conference will look into how digitization of
artifacts and literacy practices change the modes of thought in the
humanities. New critical perspectives and sensibilities in literary,
linguistic, cultural, and historical studies will be explored.

You are invited to submit proposals for individual papers, workshops,
and roundtables that address specifically the following topics:
ØShakespeare, Ibsen, Beckett and research in the digital age
ØDigital technologies and their impact on theatre studies and
performance practice
We also welcome contributions that address any issues relevant to the
conference theme, including the following list, which is, of course, not
exhaustive:
ØDigital literacy
ØLiterature in a digital context
ØLiterature, culture and power in the digital age
ØHumanities research enabled through digital technologies
ØThe digital arts, film, music, drama, new media and related humanities
areas
ØCorpus linguistics and computational literary analysis
ØNew academic and pedagogical practices in literary, linguistic,
cultural, and historical studies
ØData creation, curation, and knowledge management for humanities
digital archives and resources

*Conference B: Digital Art and Film*

As digital culture and imaging has changed and challenged traditional
modes of seeing and thinking, the conference aims to address both
theoretical and empirical issues related to digital art forms as a
result of the use of digital media technology, digital cinematic
representation, film literature, film culture, film production, film
marketing and consumption, and film archives, and so forth. It will
encourage discussions on the impacts of digital media on film, people,
and society in the contexts of digitextuality.

You are invited to submit proposals for individual papers, workshops,
and roundtables that address specifically the following topics:
ØDigital art and film
ØSurrealism, heroism, and science fiction in the digital era
ØDigital cinematic representation of martial arts
ØFilm culture and scriptwriting in the dynamics of digital imagining
ØDigital sounds, animation and special effects on cinematic production
ØFilm, literature and culture in Greater China and the world
ØFilm archive, preservation and heritage
ØFilm festivals, film education, and film development policies

*Languages of presentation*
English, Mandarin, Cantonese

*Application and Dates*
15 April 2016

Deadline for submission of abstract
16 May 2016

Notification of acceptance
30 May 2016

Payment of registration fee and registration form submission
10 June 2016

Paper submission
4-6 July 2016

Conferences

*Registration fee*
HK$1,500 (US$200) for all presenters and participants; HK$800 (US$110)
for students. Limited funding will be available to assist international
presenters who do not have funding support from their institutions or
countries.

*Submission guidelines*
The submission and review of RIDCH Conferences 2016 will be managed
through the online conference paper management system /EasyChair
<http://www.easychair.org/>/. Please send your abstract to the
/EasyChair/ system at the following URL:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ridchconf2016

You will need an EasyChair account to submit your abstract. If you do
not have it before, you can sign up an account on this page by clicking
the link 'create an account
<https://www.easychair.org/account/signup.cgi?conf=ridchconf2016>'.

*Website*
http://www.ouhk.edu.hk/wcsprd/Satellite?pagename=OUHK/tcSchWeb2014&l=C_ASS&lid=1385179706483&c=C_ASS&cid=1450272762320&lang=eng&sch=ASS&mid=0

*Contact*
Ms Agnes Lam, RIDCH, Jubilee College, Open University of Hong Kong, Ho
Man Tin, Hong Kong.
Email: ridch@ouhk.edu.hk
(info atualizada em 27/04/2016)

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International Vampire Film and Arts Festival
The inaugural International Vampire Film and Arts Festival will take place in Sighisoara in Transylvania, Romania, on May 26th - 29th 2016.

From Stoker to Rice; from Nosferatu to classic Hammer onto Twilight, The Strain and beyond - the vampire genre is the world’s most enduring and influential horror genre straddling film, television, literature, theatre, games and new media. IVFAF brings together vampire media-makers from across the World in one cross-industry event – an exciting four-day programme of film screenings, book launches, readings, theatre, seminars, workshops, tours, networking events, a trade fair and parties. The Festival will take place within the walls of the dramatic medieval citadel that was the birthplace to the real Vlad Dracula and will involve industry, artists, fans and academics.

Confirmed speakers include:
Dr Stacey Abbott (University of Roehampton)
Professor Richard Hand (University of South Wales)
Dacre Stoker (Author)

This call for papers is for scholars interested in presenting their work in the academic symposium that runs alongside the Festival (in association with the University of South Wales). Proposals for single 20-minute papers or pre-constituted panels (of 3 x 20-minute papers) on any aspect of the Vampire are now welcomed from scholars working in (but not limited to) the following areas:
• Literature
• Film & TV Studies
• Gothic Studies
• Media & Cultural studies
• Art
• Fashion
• Audience & Fan Studies
• Theatre Studies
• Music

We are also interested in proposals for academic roundtables or workshops. The deadline for proposals is Wednesday 9th March 2016.

Please submit 250 word abstracts and a short author biography to Dr Rebecca Williams at rebecca.williams@southwales.ac.uk

Further information and regular updates on the event, including information on the Industry Strand and the VampFest fan Festival can be found at http://ivfaf.com/

You can follow the Festival on Twitter @VampireFestival or find it on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/vampireartsfestival/?fref=ts
(info atualizada em 05/02/2016)

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Alternative Media and Counter-Surveillance
Bora Ataman & Barış Çoban (eds)
Deadline for Abstracts: 15 April 2016
Deadline for Full Papers: 1 November 2016

Neoliberal globalization is destroying the relationship of modern states
with democracy. Although highly pessimistic, this background, we
believe, is crucial for understanding the contemporary surveillance
notion. In addition, popular concepts such as “Big Brother” and
“Panoptic Society” are no longer adequate to completely comprehend the
new world. Modern societies are under the hegemony of a new paradigm
that reduces freedom life-style preferences and stipulates that citizens
can only spend their free time as consumers in the free market. “Power
elites” are not pleased with the concept of “citizenship” that includes
a reference to political rights. Citizens are enfeebled as they are
targeted by an integrated, totalitarian and global surveillance
mechanism that is invigorated by the new security paradigm of
contemporary states. What is expected from ordinary citizens is to have
a strong (auto)surveillance mechanism that either helps or at least
doesn’t cause any trouble for the government. In short, the liberal
paradigm based on privacy of the individuals and the transparency of the
state is evolving into a paternalistic and authoritarian state in the West.

Despite this pessimistic view, the struggles of some presumptuous,
persistent citizens for democracy and rights are intensifying. The
/anti-globalization /and /Occupy /movements, which spread and shook the
planet in recent years, are the best proofs of this argument.
Information and Communication technologies’ part in this struggle is vital.

Moreover, the occupy movement has affected academia as well. In our
case, the distance between alternative (new) media and (new) social
movement studies is disappearing gradually. Majority of these studies
define alternative media as both a tool for struggle and a shelter, a
nest where pre-figurative politics can be practiced. The fact that
alternative media assumes further duties and responsibilities in all
lines of the struggle, not just in the informational level also extend
the intersection set of the social movement and media studies. In fact,
alternative media struggles proactively against the surveillance
approach and security paradigm of governments more than just by
producing news. Communication practices such as citizen journalism,
video activism, muckraking, leak journalism, culture jamming and hacking
become a tool for struggles. For example, in terms of news producing,
there are new active and aggressive techniques that exceed the limits
drawn by traditional codes of journalism. Making the targeted
institutions transparent, turning their inside out, ridiculing and
rendering them dysfunctional are just a few of these techniques.
Therefore, we believe that studies defined as anti-, counter- or
sous-veillence should include alternative media theories and practices.

In this book, we aim to compile studies that interested in
counter-surveillance practices developed by media activists and
anti-surveillance tactics of alternative media initiatives against the
deployments of authoritarian strategies. This collected work aims to
contribute to reducing the distance between “alternative media” and
“surveillance” studies.

We are mainly interested in case studies (comparative if possible) and
empirical research possessing theoretical and methodological clarity.

Abstracts of a maximum of 500 words in English or Turkish outlining the
topic, theoretical and methodological approach as well as the research
question(s) should be submitted to either Barış Çoban
(bcoban@dogus.edu.tr bcoban@dogus.edu.tr>) or Bora Ataman
(bataman@dogus.edu.tr bataman@dogus.edu.tr>) until April 15 2016.

Announcement of the selected abstracts will be made by May 6, 2016.

The deadline for full paper submissions is November 1, 2016. Papers
submitted in English will be translated by Kafka’s academic translators.

The book will be published in Turkish by Kafka Book’s “Alternative Media
and Social Movements Series” that also edited by Barış Çoban and Bora
Ataman in March 2017.

After publishing in Turkish, negotiations with foreign publishing houses
will begin for the English version.
(info atualizada em 05/02/2016)

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Theorising Media and Conflict
John Postill (RMIT)
Philipp Budka (Vienna)
Birgit Bräuchler (Monash), eds.

In a recent survey of the interdisciplinary literature on media and
conflict, Schoemaker and Stremlau (2014) found that most existing studies
display Western biases, normative assumptions and unsubstantiated claims
about the impact of media in conflict situations. With their cross-cultural
studies, ethnographic methods and ground-up theorising, anthropologists are
well placed to make a strong contribution to the advancement of this area
of scholarship.

Although a growing number of anthropologists have begun to study media in
conflict and post-conflict contexts – working on topics such as news
reporting, cyberwar, internet activism, social protest, video-making, radio
propaganda, or conflict transformation – so far they have done so in
relative isolation from one another. The result is a fragmentation of the
field and a dissipation of efforts. The aim of this interdisciplinary
volume is to bring together media anthropologists and other media and
communication scholars working to collectively address the elusive
relationships between media and conflict. On the one hand, the volume is a
continuation of a long tradition of conflict research in anthropology and
neighbouring fields. On the other, it will contribute to the consolidation
of media and conflict as a distinct area of scholarship.

Potential questions to be addressed by chapter authors include (but are not
limited to):

* Mediated conflicts: What kind of conflicts are mediated, triggered,
fuelled, extended, transformed or resolved by media?

* Mediated sites: What are the main sites of mediated conflict? How did
they come to be so central? How and when do conflicts migrate from site to
site? What’s the relationship between mediated conflict and place-making?

* (De-)escalation: What role do different media play in the escalation and
de-escalation of conflict? Is the inherent virality of social media a
contributor to the seeming volatility and ephemerality of many of today’s
conflicts?

* (Re-)mediation: How are conflicts mediated (both technologically and
interpersonally) in different historical and cultural contexts? What
materialities, infrastructures, logistics, and politics are involved in the
positioning of individuals or collectives as conflict mediators? How are
earlier media technologies remediated in connection to conflicts? What
effects does an increasing media convergence have on the unfolding of
conflicts?

* Representation and articulation: How are conflicts communicated and
represented in or through media? Who gets to represent what to whom?
Through which media? On what occasions? For what purposes? With what
consequences?

* Perception and experience: How are mediated conflicts perceived,
experienced, sensed, felt by those directly or indirectly involved in them,
and indeed by people with no connection to them? What are the auditory,
visual, haptic and other sensory dimensions at work?

* Change and continuity: What have been the main continuities and changes
in the mediation of conflict over the past 10 or 20 years? What difference
do social and mobile media make, if any, to contemporary conflicts?

* Methodology: What anthropological and other approaches and methods can be
recruited to the theorisation of media and conflict? What are their
potential strengths and limitations and what do they add to an
interdisciplinary field of study?

The edited volume *Theorising Media and Conflict* will be the third in the
European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) Media Anthropology
Network's series of theoretical volumes published by Berghahn. The first
volume came out in 2010 as *Theorising Media and Practice* (Bräuchler &
Postill, eds), and the second volume, *Theorising Media and Change*
(Postill, Ardevol & Tenhunen, eds) is forthcoming. The aim of the series is
to place media anthropology at the forefront of theoretical and empirical
advances in both anthropology and media and communication studies.

For some background on the offline and online discussions leading to this
volume, see E-Seminar 54 (PDF), 10-24 November 2015 at
http://www.media-anthropology.net/index.php/e-seminars

Please send your abstracts (max. 300 words) by *29 February 2016* to John
Postill (john.postill@rmit.edu.au), Philipp Budka (
philipp.budka@univie.ac.at) and Birgit Bräuchler (birgitbraeuchler@gmx.net).
(info atualizada em 05/02/2016)

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Senior Lecturer in Moving Image (History and Theory), Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
The Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design is currently
advertising for a Senior Lecturer in Moving Image (History and Theory).
The successful applicant will be capable of taking on the role of course
leader for our MA in Film and Television, which is rolling out its new
curriculum from 2016-17. I'd be very grateful if you could circulate
this advertisement to your networks and to anyone you think might be
interested.

The application link can be found here:
https://vacancies.westminster.ac.uk/Hrvacancies/

Information about the MAFTV can be found here:
https://www.westminster.ac.uk/courses/subjects/television-film-and-moving-image/postgraduate-courses/september/full-time/film-and-television-theory-culture-and-industry-ma

*Salary*: £46,985 – £53,727 per annum (Incl. LWA)
*Department*: PG Creative Practice & Art Theory
*Location*: Harrow

The University of Westminster’s Masters in Film and Television is the
longest running course of its kind in the UK, integrating the study of
film and television in their aesthetic, cultural, and historical
dimensions with knowledge of commercial, industrial and other aspects of
production and reception. We are looking for a senior lecturer and
potential course leader capable of taking the course to the next stage
of its development.
The successful candidate will be an experienced lecturer, ideally with
an internationally-recognised profile academic research in film and
television. You will have experience of designing, planning and
delivering modules and managing academic staff.
The main teaching duties for this post will be on the MA Film and
Television: Theory, Culture and Industry. Senior lecturers are also
expected to identify areas where current provision is in need of
revision or improvement. They may be required to teach on other film and
television courses - at undergraduate and post-graduate level. They will
be expected to contribute to the faculty’s vibrant and highly rated
community of media researchers, either via individual research or
collaborative projects. This will mainly take place through our research
institute, CREAM. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), CREAM
was rated the number one centre in the country for research across the
range of visual and media art and design, with 91% of our research
assessed as either ‘world leading’ (4*) or ‘internationally excellent’
(3*).
The post is full time and is based in Harrow, Middlesex. Some teaching
may take place in Central London.
For an informal discussion on the post contact the current course
leader, Dr May Adadol Ingawanij – M.Ingawanij@westminster.ac.uk
M.Ingawanij@westminster.ac.uk>
*Reference number:* 50044071
*Closing date:* 28th February 2016
Interviews are likely to be held week commencing: 10th March 2016
A full job description and an online application form can be found under
the reference number:
*Administrative contact (for queries only):*
Recruitment@westminster.ac.uk Recruitment@westminster.ac.uk>
Please note: We are unable to accept any applications by email. All
applications must be made online. CVs in isolation or incomplete
application forms will also not be accepted.
*Embracing Diversity and Promoting Equality*
(info atualizada em 05/02/2016)

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Ethical and deontological issues in the professionalization of communicators
International scientific congress of RESIPROC (international network on
the professionalization of communicators - Reseau international sur la
professionnalisation des communicateurs).

Ibn Zohr University, Agadir (Morocco), 18 to 20 Mai 2016.

This congress is aimed at discussing the link between ethics and
professionalization in the field of communication. Propositions can
discuss different aspects of this subjects, and be linked to three
different dimensions.

1. Ethical training and education of communication professionals. This
section focuses on the analysis of nowadays academic and non-academic
ethical education in the field of communication professions, including
professional training.

2. Rules and norms: codes, charts and ethics. Professionalization is
linked to the existence of ethical codes. Many ethical codes have been
published in the world of communication professions, but they are often
considered as outdated, or simply not used and known by communication
professionals. This section will include papers on production, content
and reception and use of deontological and ethical codes in the field of
communication professions.

3. Ethical decision making in the field of communication professions.
Communication professionals have to decide how to behave in complexe
organizational environments. Businesses and organisations are the field
of tensions between different visions, interests and discourses. How
communication professionals act in these contexts? Paper can have a
normative or an empirical-descriptive approach.

Please find the complete call for papers and all information at this
address: http://resiproc.org/

Propositions of papers, in French or English, has to be sent to Andrea
Catellani (andrea.catellani@uclouvain.be, Jean-Claude Domenget
(jean-claude.domenget@univ-fcomte.fr) or Elise Maas
(elise@maas.cc).

Important dates:
Submission of abstracts (max. 5000 characters, .doc or .pdf): 15
February 2016.
Notification of acceptance: 15 March 2016.
Submission of complete papers (30.000-35.000 characters, bibliography
excluded): 1 May 2016.

A selection of papers will be published in a volume after the congress.

This congress has obtained the quality label of the French Society of
Communication and Information Studies (SFSIC).
(info atualizada em 04/02/2016)

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The USC Annenberg Summer Doctoral Institute on Difference in Media and Culture
June 20-24, 2016, University of Southern California

We welcome applicants for the 3rd annual USC Annenberg Summer Doctoral
Institute on Difference in Media and Culture, June 20-24, 2016. The
Institute will bring together exemplary doctoral students and faculty
members from across the disciplines of Communication, Media Studies
and American Studies and around the nation to discuss issues of race,
gender and difference in media, within the shifting conditions of
technology, production, circulation and consumption as well as the
shifting discourse of difference in the areas of politics, culture and
globalization. Approximately 20 doctoral students will be chosen to
participate based on submitted papers and recommendations from their
advisors.

The Institute welcomes participants who are involved in a range of
disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields and who are interested in
current critical debates in Communication and Media Studies. The
commitment is full-time, daily. Workshop sessions will include current
work from Institute faculty (listed below), and in-depth research
seminars in which all participants present and discuss their own
work-in-progress on an assigned day. Participants will examine race,
gender, sexuality and other vectors of difference in the media.

The Institute will cover participants’ travel to Los Angeles and
housing in USC dormitory space.

Application Requirements:
• Statement of background and interests
• A Paper that fits within the Institute’s broad topical range
• Contact Information:
Full Name (+ nickname, if preferred)
University
Home mailing address, city, state, zip
Email | Cell Phone #
Full Name of Faculty Advisor providing recommendation
• Supporting Faculty Advisor Recommendation - via email.
Send to: commdir@usc.edu
Use subject line format: “Recommendation - 2016 Doctoral Institute
Applicant”
• Submission - via email:
Send to: commdir@usc.edu
Use subject line format: “[Full Name] - 2016 Doctoral Institute –
Application”

Deadline for Applications: March 1, 2016. Notification of
Participants: April 1, 2016
(info atualizada em 04/02/2016)

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Perry Mason and Philosophy
Edited by Heather Rivera and Robert Arp
Open Court's Popular Culture and Philosophy® series
Send Abstracts to: robertarp320@gmail.com robertarp320@gmail.com>

From Wikipedia:
"...Perry Mason is a fictional character, a criminal defense lawyer who
is the main character in works of detective fiction written by Erle
Stanley Gardner. Perry Mason is featured in more than 80 novels and
short stories, most of which involve his client's murder trial.
Typically, Mason establishes his client's innocence by implicating
another character, who then confesses. The character of Perry Mason was
adapted for motion pictures and a long-running radio series. These were
followed by its best-known adaptation, the CBS television series Perry
Mason (1957–66) starring Raymond Burr. A second television series, The
New Perry Mason starring Monte Markham, ran from 1973 to 1974; and 30
Perry Mason television films ran from 1985 to 1995, with Burr reprising
the role of Mason in 26 of them prior to his death. The Perry Mason
series ranks third in the top ten bestselling book series. In 2015 the
American Bar Association's publishing imprint, Ankerwycke, began
reissuing Gardner's Perry Mason books, which had been out of print in
the United States."

- There have been talks of a movie at some point with Robert Downey,
Jr.:
http://www.inquisitr.com/2184717/robert-downey-jr-could-be-taking-on-iconic-character-for-next-big-role-if-so-its-a-perfect-choice/.
But OC will do the book even if the movie does not come out.
- Even though Robert Downey, Jr. et al. haven't announced whether
they're doing a PM movie or not (no news on the PM project with Downey
since June of 2015, from what we can see), we're still going ahead with
the book.
- We have 8 papers already, but we need 10-12 more. Consider a salient
philosophical point worth exploring in/through PM and send Rob Arp a
short, no-longer-than-300-word abstract: robertarp320@gmail.com
robertarp320@gmail.com>
- Get Rob Arp an abstract ASAP. If you need a deadline, February 15 works.
- The deadline for completed chapters will be September 1, 2016.
- 3,000 to 3,500-word philosophy papers are written in a conversational
style for a lay audience.
- Papers must frequently refer to characters, events, and stories in
Perry Mason.
- The Perry Mason syndrome
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perry_Mason_syndrome) and the The Perry
Mason moment (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perry_Mason_moment) are
incredibly fascinating, and it would be good to have a chapter on these.

Here are some other ideas:
- Is manipulating evidence ever acceptable?
- PM’s deductive/reductive abilities, do they make for a modern day
philosopher?
- A virtue ethics view of PM: can he look himself in the mirror after
every trial?
- PM the internal justifier: intuition carries over the court room.
- The proof of guilt: how logic plays a role in PM stories.
- Causation and PM: do the lawyer’s tactics cause his clients to be
innocent?
- The predetermined path of PM: will he ever lose a case?
- Does PM truly “know” his client’s innocence? What is the nature of
this knowledge?
- PM’s legal counsel: do all general truths supervene on particular facts?
- A theological view of PM’s investigation tactics.

Send abstracts to Rob Arp at: robertarp320@gmail.com
(info atualizada em 04/02/2016)

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PhD scholarship in Motion Capture & Computer Visualisation: The Future of the Visual Image
A research project to cross the boundaries between Art and Science

We invite applications for this full-time PhD scholarship (to start in
April 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter), offered jointly by the
School of Arts and Creative Industries and the School of Applied Science
at London South Bank University. The scholarship covers fees and offers
a stipend of £15,000 p.a. for three years.

Computer programmes, together with motion capture have created an
extended means of visualising embodiment. Static and dynamic images have
been used in science, medicine, engineering, art and media to calibrate,
express and interpret in many professional and research contexts.
Retrospectively, digital technologies have also afforded new
understandings of the ways in which the photographic optic has defined
vision.

The exploration of computational vision algorithms potentially expands
the possibilities of the registration of the body through a multiplicity
of cultural and gendered forms in time and space. Such developments
could provide new insights into the study of human locomotor machines,
especially with respect to velocity and acceleration.

This collaborative doctoral scholarship presents an exciting opportunity
to undertake practical research in order to investigate the nature of
how human movement has been, is, and could be visualised. The very
nature of the topic demands a transdisciplinary and collaborative
approach involving one or more of the following: computer science,
computer programming, photography, film, art practice, curation or
cultural studies.

We are seeking candidates who ideally have an understanding in more than
one discipline related to imaging technologies and practices.
Prospective students could for example have a photography background but
with an understanding of programming, or be working in networked media
with an understanding of contemporary art, cultural or feminist theory.
Equally important could be a background in animation with a practical
understanding of programming. Alternatively we would be interested in
candidates with a science background in biomechanics with an experience
of computing and imaging technologies.

The student will be supported across both schools and have the support
of researchers in The Centre for the Study of the Networked Image
<http://www.centreforthestudyof.net/>.

For an informal discussion or enquires about the scholarship, please
contact either Professor Andrew Dewdney dewdnea@lsbu.ac.uk> in
the School of Arts and Creative Industries, or Professor Raymond Lee
r.lee@lsbu.ac.uk> in the School of Applied Sciences.

Details of how to apply can be found here:
http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/research/research-degrees/how-to-apply

The deadline for applications is *Monday 22 February*.
(info atualizada em 04/02/2016)

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Lectureships in VFX at Middlesex University
Lectureships in VFX at Middlesex University *Lecturer in Visual Effects
(Practice or Research)
<http://www.mdx.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/254917/MPA93AB.pdf>
*School of Media & Performing Arts
Campus: Hendon
Grade: 7
Period: Permanent, full-time
Job ref: *MPA93A-B
Closing date: 18 February 2016
*
*Senior Lecturer in Visual Effects (Practice or Research)
<http://www.mdx.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/254919/MPA95AB.pdf>
*School of Media & Performing Arts
Campus: Hendon
Grade: 8
Period: Permanent, full-time
Job ref: *MPA95A-B
Closing date: 18 February 2016

For further details see
http://www.mdx.ac.uk/about-us/work-for-us/job-vacancies
(info atualizada em 03/02/2016)

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Media, Event and Social Theory: Transnational Challenges for Analysis
Workshop 18.2.2016
Programme is out now!
https://www.uta.fi/cmt/en/Conferences/media_event_socialtheory/Ohjelma.html

Please register by 11.2.2016
Tampere Research Centre for Journalism, Media and Communication (COMET)
School of Communication, Media and Theatre (CMT)
University of Tampere, Finland
18 Feb 2016

School of Communication, Media and Theatre at the University of Tampere, Finland will organize one day interdisciplinary workshop on the topic of Media, Event and Social Theory: Transnational Challenges for Analysis. The goal of the workshop is to investigate and examine new theoretical and conceptual frameworks as well as analytical tools to better capture the contemporary aspects of media-saturation of social life and related eventization beyond methodological nationalism. The conference invites scholars from different fields of social and cultural sciences (sociology, philosophy, anthropology, media studies, political science, cultural studies, gender studies, etc.) to discuss the complex interplay between media, event and social theory in the such frameworks as globalization, transnationalism, transculturalism and/or cosmopolitanism, for understanding the current post- national architecture of event-driven, media-saturated sociality.

Workshop online: www.uta.fi/cmt/en/Conferences/media_event_socialtheory/index.html

Minttu Tikka
Workshop Coordinator
minttu.mt.tikka@helsinki.fi
COMET - Tampere Research Centre for Journalism, Media and Communication
University of Tampere
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Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Fellowships
The Aleksanteri Institute (University of Helsinki) is pleased to invite
applications for Aleksanteri Visiting Fellowships for the academic year
2016-2017 from scholars holding a PhD degree and pursuing research that
relates to the Institute's research agenda. The Fellowship carries a
monthly stipend of 3000 euros to cover all the expenses related to the
research visit that can range from one to three months. The Visiting
Fellowship scheme is intended for scholars who reside outside of Finland.

The deadline for applications is 5 February, 2016.

For more information on the fellowships and on the Aleksanteri Institute
and its research agenda, please visit
http://www.helsinki.fi/aleksanteri/english/fellowship/how_to_apply.html

The Aleksanteri Institute is a national centre for Russian and Eastern
European studies and coordinator of the Finnish Centre of Excellence in
Russian studies – Choices of Russian Modernisation.

Emilia Pyykönen
Information Specialist
Aleksanteri Institute
Finnish Centre for Russian and Eastern European Studies
P.O.Box 42 (Unioninkatu 33)
FIN-00014 University of Helsinki
email: emilia.pyykonen@helsinki.fi
http://www.helsinki.fi/aleksanteri
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IX Jornadas Cinema em Português
Universidade da Beira Interior
Covilhã, Portugal

27, 28 e 29 de Abril de 2016

Submissão de propostas até 1 de Março de 2016.

Ao longo da última década, o cinema português – a sua história e estética – tem sido uma preocupação central dos cursos de licenciatura e mestrado em Cinema da UBI, contribuindo para uma reflexão sobre o passado, o presente e o futuro da prática cinematográfica entre nós.
As Jornadas de Cinema em Português, cuja primeira edição data de 2008, têm como enfoque a discussão de cinematografias de territórios onde o português é língua oficial ou dominante, procurando integrar estas obras como um exemplo das novas dinâmicas artísticas, culturais e sócio-económicas que têm marcado os anos mais recentes. Para além da natural importância para os alunos e investigadores de Cinema da UBI, as Jornadas de Cinema em Português têm-se consolidado, nacional e internacionalmente, como um fórum privilegiado e reconhecido de debate sobre problemáticas actuais que reunem investigadores de diversas áreas científicas.
Reafirmando o seu próprio histórico, a nona edição das Jornadas de Cinema em Português pretende trazer a debate problemáticas actuais e pertinentes para a reflexão sobre os cinemas dos diversos países que falam em português, procurando reunir esforços para ensaiar hipóteses de leitura conjunta e complementar. Para a nona edição pretendemos introduzir uma nova temática que vem no seguimento do enfoque em que temos vindo a apostar: a história e estética do cinema em Espanha.

Calendarização:
1 de Março 2016: data limite de apresentação dos resumos das propostas (abstracts).
15 de Março 2016: notificação de comunicações aceites.
1 de Abril 2016: divulgação do programa das IX Jornadas.
27, 28 e 29 de Abril 2016: IX Jornadas.
1 de Junho 2016: entrega dos textos para publicação nas Actas.

Propostas:
Apela-se ao envio de propostas de comunicação, em português ou castelhano, nas seguintes áreas temáticas:
cinema português;
cinemas dos países de língua portuguesa;
discursos e representações da "portugalidade" ou da "lusofonia";
documentário, identidade e memória;
produção audiovisual;
políticas públicas;
conceitos e teoria dos cineastas;
cinema em Espanha.

Normas de participação para as comunicações
A comissão organizadora poderá incluir toda ou parte da informação que receba sobre a comunicação participante em todas as publicações relacionadas com o evento, durante e depois da sua realização (i.e. programas ou actas em formato papel ou electrónico).
As comunicações aceites devem ser apresentadas publicamente (com uma duração que não ultrapasse os 20 minutos) durante as jornadas a realizar na Faculdade de Artes e Letras da UBI e de acordo com o programa definitivo.
Os apresentadores das comunicações deverão completar a sua inscrição de acordo com o procedimento definido.

Formulário de inscrição: http://www.cinemaportugues.ubi.pt/conteudos/call_for_papers-formulario.php

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Media and Migration. Media Fields Journal
University of California, Santa Barbara
Submission Deadline: February **15, 2016

A recent /New York Times /article reporting on the Syrian
refugee crisis ranked smartphones on par with food and shelter as part
of the “21st Century migrant’s essentials.” Smartphones equipped with
maps and GPS allow displaced Syrians to navigate unknown territories.
They also allow access to crucial support and information provided by
families and migrant networks through messaging apps and social media
sites. This report exemplifies the complex interplay between media,
migration, and the construction of cultural and geopolitical space. Also
indicative of these complexities is Barack and Michelle Obama’s public
tribute to Univision’s /Sá//bado Gigante /and its host, Don Francisco/,
/as the show ends its 53-year run on television. Originally produced in
Chile in 1962, the /Sá//bado Gigante /came to the United States in 1986
and has since become, as the First Lady states, “a fixture in living
rooms across America and an important part of our cultural life.” The
show thus has a migrant experience of its own and indexes various
historical shifts in the movement of people and media between Latin
America and the United States.

Recent studies demonstrate the need to reassess longstanding
assumptions about the connections between media andmigration. Carolyn
Cartier, Manuel Castells, and Jack Linchuan Qiu challenge the
understanding of marginalized communities as “have-nots” who stand
outside the information society. Instead, they use the term “have-less”
to indicatemigrants’ limited and precarious access to media technology.
Given the particular challenges to reaching and moving across space
thatmigrantsexperience,migrantsare, as Karim H. Karim demonstrates, at
the forefront of technological adoption. In this context, the uprooted
migrant has given way to what Dana Diminescu calls the “connected migrant.”

Taking stock of such intricacies, the Media Fields
Collective is excited to announce a new issue of /Media Fields
Journal/ exploring the relationship between media, migration, and space.
We invite manuscripts, art projects, and interviews that explore the
communicative ecology experienced by migrants and the way that media
informs movement of bodies, information, and networks across space.
Contributors may submit essays (1500-2500 words), digital art projects,
and audio or video interviews exploring possible dynamics between media,
migration, movement, and space. Please include an abstract (150 words)
and an author bio. We encourage approaches to this topic from scholars
in media studies, material arts, anthropology, computer science,
communication, art/art history, geography, urban planning, sociology,
global studies, and other fields.

We propose the following questions as catalysts for these
explorations:
• How do physical media infrastructures condition movements of
information and people? Or even the movement of animals, water, or waste?
• What economic, social, or legal frameworks regulate the movement
of information, spectrum allocation, information systems, and human
migration?
• How is GPS or other tracking technology being taken up by
migrants or their opponents?
• How might thinking about physical or digital migration of
information, media devices, or technologies shed new light on how we
approach the movement of people across space?
• Does the way information move within systems or across borders
provide a nuanced way to rethink human migration, immigration laws, and
border enforcement?
• How does the migration of media and people influence ideas about
the global, national, and post-national?
• How do media technologies influence the formation of
transnational communities, online communities, and networks for the
marketing and consumption of nostalgia?
• How do media technologies and social media alter processes,
communication, and economic experiences of migration for migrants as
well as those “left behind”?
• What role does media play for migrants resettling in a host
nations and navigating new cultural, political, and physical
surroundings? How does settlement in the host country affect migrants’
relationship to media?
• Do gender, sexuality, race, and class differences influence
migrants’ access to media technologies? Or the way they use these
technologies? How might this contribute to diverging experiences of
migration?
• What effects do media technologies have on the relationship
between migration and the gendered distribution of paid and unpaid care
work?
• What methodological questions or issues emerge in understanding
this moment of intensifying movement of both people and information
across the national borders and through media infrastructures?

For any inquiries, contact issue co-editors, Bianka Ballina
(blb@umail.ucsb.edu) and Carlos Jimenez
(c_jimenez@umail.ucsb.edu). Email
submissions to submissions@mediafieldsjournal.org

For more information and submission guidelines, please visit
http://www.mediafieldsjournal.org/
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Urban Communication Research Grant 2016
http://iamcr.org/ucf-iamcr-research-grant/2016

Applications are now being received for the 2016 Urban Communication Research Grant. The grant is worth €1,500 and supports communication and media research that advances understanding of the growing complexity of the urban environment.

Funded by the Urban Communication Foundation, this grant supports communication and media research that advances our understanding of the growing complexity of the urban environment. It is predicated on the assumption that communication scholars have a valuable contribution to make to an understanding of the urban landscape. The grant is open to all IAMCR members in good standing.

The €1500 grant is designed to support research already in progress or in the beginning stages. It gives priority to projects that feature innovative, inter-disciplinary, applied, and creative approaches to studying the central role of communication in the transformation of urban cultures and communities.

A 5-person committee consisting of three IAMCR members and two Urban Communication Foundation representatives will judge the proposals. IAMCR representatives in the committee are Nico Carpentier (Chair), Aimée Vega and Cees Hamelink. Urban Communication Foundation representatives are Gary Gumpert and Susan Drucker.

The grant is awarded each year at the annual IAMCR Conference, this year scheduled for Leicester, UK July 27-31, 2016. Grant winners are expected to attend the conference and present a paper related to urban communication. They must also report to IAMCR and the UCF on the progress of their research at the following year's conference, and submit a paper for this conference.
Application Procedure

Submit the application electronically to UrbanCommunication2016 [at] iamcr.org.

Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2016.

The complete application must include:
* A letter of application, not exceeding two pages, that describes the proposed research or research already in progress, the significance of the work to urban communication, and the methodology to be employed. A description of any special funding needs is also welcome (e.g. travel, research assistants, technical support).
* A current CV
* A sample of applicant's work relevant to the proposed research

NOTE: Your email application must have "Urban Communication" in the subject line
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Cultural Studies and the Research of (Digital) Games
11th International Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference
14. -17. December 2016
Sydney, Australia

Hosted by the University of Sydney and Western Sydney University,
Crossroads 2016 will bring scholars together in the beautiful summertime
setting of Sydney University to engage with the past, present and future
of cultural studies scholarship.

Submission Deadline: 17th February 2016

*Cultural Studies and the Research of (Digital) Games*
Proposals are invited for *PRESENTATIONS* at the 11th International
Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference in Sydney:
www.crossroads2016.net <http://www.crossroads2016.net>

*Session: Cultural Studies and the Research of (Digital) Games*
The organizer seeks proposals covering all aspects of gaming, gaming
culture and game studies. Proposals can address analog and digital games
and all theoretical and methodological approaches are welcome.

Possible *topics* include, but are not limited to:
-The relationship between Cultural Studies and (analog, hybrid and
digital) games
-Identity construction, representation of race, class, gender and
sexuality in games
-Gaming culture, game cultures and game communities
-The role and future of Live Action Games (e.g. Live Action Role Playing
Games or Escape Rooms)
-Ideology in game design or production
-Ethics in game design
-Game advertising and marketing
-Regulation, youth protection, censorship and intellectual property
-Game analysis
-Research methods
-Appropriation processes
-Serious games/persuasive games/games for change

*ALL PROPOSALS ARE WELCOME!*
- Please send an abstract of 100 - 150 words or note of interest to
Markus Wiemker markus@wiemker.org till
17th **February 2016
*Prof. Markus Wiemker*
Program Chair: Game Design
Director: Holistic Game Design Lab
Head of School Creative Arts, Stuttgart
Hochschule Macromedia, University of Applied Sciences
Naststrasse 11, 70376 Stuttgart, Germany
markus@wiemker.org
www.wiemker.org
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The New Old: Archaism and Anachronism Across Media
Alphaville Journal of Film and Screen Media
Guest Editors: Stefano Baschiera (Queen’s University Belfast) and Elena
Caoduro (University of Bedfordshire)

*Deadline: Friday 19th February 2016*

This special issue of /Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media
/aims to investigate the role that deliberate anachronism and archaism
play in relation to film, television and the digital media and how these
sensibilities manifest in the contemporary mediascape. Over the past
decade, the digitalisation of culture has revolutionised the way we
experience and consume arts and mass media, deeply affecting how they
are perceived in their digital materiality. In fact, the tangibility of
cultural objects is somewhat lessened, so that they can relocate
elsewhere in a constant process of remediation. At the same time, this
digital disruption has contributed to the emergence of a postmodern
“nostalgia for the analogue” with the rapid increase of vintage and
retro phenomena in arts and society. This new sensibility towards the
past manifests itself in two ways. On the one hand, it appears in the
persistence of vintage objects as cultural artefacts from specific
periods which find new (albeit often anachronistic) uses in contemporary
life. While vinyls, old-medium-format cameras, polaroids, audiocassettes
and typewriters populate our living rooms as design objects, artists and
filmmakers rediscover 16mm films and U-Matic tapes. On the other hand,
new cultural products look at the past mimicking old styles, stories,
and textures. Video games rediscover the simplicity of 2D and 8-bit
technology, computer and smartphone applications feature skeuomorphic
design, photo filters applications are able to digitally age pictures,
and everyday objects, from clothing to appliances, constantly look at
past styles.

Popular culture critic Simon Raynolds has correctly identified the
renaissance of past decades at the turn of the new millennium. He argues
that “instead of being the threshold to the future, the first ten years
of the twenty-first century turned out to be the ‘Re’ Decade. The 2000s
were dominated by the ‘re-‘ prefix: /re/vivals, /re/issues,
/re/makes,/re/-enactments. Endless /re/trospection” (2001: xi). This
special issue of /Alphaville /sheds light on the complexities of the
consumption and representation of new-old styles in film and screen
media, and questions whether this phenomenon is simply restorative and
nostalgic or progressive and future-oriented.

Accordingly, the Guest Editors invite contributors to investigate topics
and issues such as:
●technological anachronism in screen media;
●deliberate archaism;
●postmodern nostalgia and material culture;
●faux-vintage as aesthetic category;
●sustainability, recycling and vintage objects;
●“retro” and authenticity in visual media;
●media archaeology;
●ruinophilia;
●the revival of old sub-genres in Film & TV;
●films and video games as vintage objects;
●representation of “vintage” decades;
●retro “across borders” and transnational retro-aesthetic;
●vintage cinema and fashion industry;
●heritage vs. vintage cinema;
●“museum aesthetics” in Film & TV;
●props, costumes and set design;
●vintage/retro style and gender.

Potential contributors are invited to submit a 300-word abstract with a
short bibliography by Friday, 19th of February 2016 to the following
addresses: s.baschiera@qub.ac.uk s.baschiera@qub.ac.uk> and
elena.caoduro@beds.ac.uk elena.caoduro@beds.ac.uk>. Completed
articles of approximately 6,000 words in length (minimum 5,500 words)
that fully adhere to the journal style must be submitted by 1^st of May
2016. Video essays with a supporting text can also be considered. Please
contact the Guest Editors, Stefano Baschiera and Elenca Caoduro, for any
queries at the above addresses.

www.alphavillejournal.com
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The 5^th Conference on Korean Screen Culture
Department of Film Studies
King’s College London, UK
June 3^rd -4^th 2016

Following successful conferences on Korean Screen Culture held at SOAS,
the University of London (2012 & 2013), Sheffield Hallam University
(2014), and the University of Copenhagen (2015), the Department of Film
Studies at King’s College London is pleased to announce the 5^th Korean
Screen Culture Conference to be hosted by the Department of Film Studies
in collaboration with the Korea Foundation and the Korean Cultural
Center, UK.

The conference aims to critically engage with some of the important and
urgent issues that have affected and guided contemporary Korean screen
culture; in particular cinema, television, web comics, and music. We
welcome proposals for papers and panels on all aspects of Korean screen
culture, South and North Korean cinema past and present, video games,
production, distribution & reception of film, television, K-pop music
videos, also the transnational and intermedial aesthetics of Korean
screen culture such as the impacts of the Korean Wave (Hallyu),
transnational and intermedial adaptations, co-productions,
collaborations, and various intermedia practices.

Topics could include but are not limited to the following:
-Contemporary Korean costume cinema and/or drama series
-Colonial history in the popular imagination
-Documentary and/or poetic impulse in contemporary Korean screen culture
-Re-conglomeration of the Korean film industry since 2007
-Pop idols and/or stardom
-Girlhood
-the /Reply/ (1997, 1994, 1988) television series and cultural nostalgia
-Web comics, fandom, and intermedial aesthetics
-the New Korean Wave (Hallyu 2.0)
-Korean cinema and urban space
-Multiculturalism (including migration and immigration) in contemporary
Korean screen culture
-Food programs
-Artists’ films


*Papers on other forms of Korean screen culture will also be considered.*
In your proposals (for individual papers as well as panel proposals)
please include your name, institutional affiliation, the title of the
paper, an abstract of 300 words, and a 50-100 word biography of the
author. Please send your proposal as a doc file, NO PDFs, please.
Please send proposals by Friday, the 25^th of February 2016 to Dr Jinhee
Choi at jinhee.choi@kcl.ac.uk and
Professor Chris Berry at chris.berry@kcl.ac.uk

Submit WORD file with the abstract and the biography as follows:
*LastnameFirstnameKSC16.doc* (e.g. SmithJaneKSC16.doc)**

Allapplicants will receive email confirmation of the receipt of their
abstract *_within_* 10 days of submission. Successful applicants will be
notified by mid-March and will be required to send the complete paper of
5,500 - 6,000 words by April 30th, 2016.

Selected papers presented at the conference will be given an opportunity
to be published in /The Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema/.
http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rjkc20

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Cinema and Media Studies in Translation
Call for Proposals 2016

With courses on World Cinema (generally understood as the films and film
industries of non-English speaking countries) and Global Media
increasingly included in the curricula of Film and Media Studies
departments, there is a need for English-speaking students and scholars
to have contact with the vast international body of critical work
published on film and media productions. Many of those texts are written
by nationals working in their language, providing a depth of cultural
knowledge and insight impossible to replicate by scholars based in a
different culture, and/or who do not speak the language concerned. It is
also the case that some of the best theoretical work and critical
analyses of film and media are written in languages other than English;
it is important that they be made accessible to Anglophone readers.

With these factors in mind, the Translation Committee of the Society for
Cinema and Media Studies invites proposals for the translation of
outstanding scholarly texts in languages other than English, for
publication in Cinema Journal. Journal articles, book chapters, or
self-contained sections of a book that focus on a particular topic in a
unified, coherent way are deemed appropriate for this purpose.

Proposals should include the following:
1. The author, title, and publication details of the work being
proposed (including the place, press, and date of publication).
2. A statement identifying the significance of the work, and why it
might be interesting to film and media scholars and students, SCMS
members in particular.
3. A clarification of the copyright status of the original source
material.
4. An indication of likely word length.
5. The name and credentials of a prospective translator.
6. The proposed date of submission (July 2016 for a 2017 publication

date; subsequent submission dates will result in later publication
dates).

Proposals are welcome for a work published in any language other than
English. One grant-in-aid of $1,000 will be paid to the translator. The
scholar leading the project should provide an introduction laying out
the importance of the author and the text. The total word count of the
introduction and translated text should be between 8,000 and 10,000
words in English. In some cases, projects (text and translation) of
5,000 words will be considered (which case the grant-in-aid would be
adjusted accordingly). Self-nominations will not be accepted.

Due date: First round 15. February 2016. Further rounds will be
announced throughout the year.

Submissions should be sent to:
Nataša Ďurovičová,
Chair, Translation/Publication Committee, Society for Cinema and Media
Studies Email: natasa-durovicova@uiowa.edu
natasa-durovicova@uiowa.edu
>
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Documentary Film and Migration in Twentieth-century Italy
Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies
Guest-editor Dr. Gaoheng Zhang
Department of Italian Studies at the University of Toronto

Long before the 2015 refugee and migrant crisis captured international
media attention, Italy was at the forefront of European management of
post-Cold War mass immigration from around the globe. And just thirty
years before that, during the 1950s-60s in particular, the country was
still undergoing a large-scale internal migration from the South to the
North, and from the countryside to the cities. Still earlier, between
late 1800s and mid 1900s, Italians emigrated to the Americas, Northern
Europe, Australia, and elsewhere, constituting one of the most
significant labor diasporas in modern history. These events, as many
scholars have contended, have been decisive to Italy as a nation, a
people, and a cultural entity. How did the only new, major art form
developed in the twentieth century—the cinema—represent and influence
these migrations? In particular, how did the documentary cinema—arguably
contemporary Italy’s most versatile and prolific film genre—respond to
and reflect on the migratory flows?

This special issue of the /JICMS/ aims to examine the place of
documentary and nonfiction film in articulating migration issues in
Italy. The editor invites contributions that will examine three
migrations in particular—i.e., Italian emigration worldwide, migration
from Southern and peasant Italy to Northern and urban Italy, and foreign
immigration to Italy. Comparisons between these migrations and forms of
transnationalism are encouraged. Analyses can also focus on films about
migration made by non Italian-identified filmmakers. The editor welcomes
proposals that consider films on other individuals whose mobilities are
related to migration, such as colonial soldiers, refugees, tourists, and
businessmen. Other topics the editor is particularly interested in
soliciting include state migrant management, social incorporation and
cultural assimilation, public security, NGO’s role, gendered and
racialized lives of migrants, and diasporic and transnational practices
of migrants as addressed in documentary films.

Topics related to documentary film as a genre are also welcome,
including film ethics and techniques. Films made for the big screen, for
television, and for distribution on the internet will be considered. The
editor seeks contributions that can speak to the latest technologies in
making and screening documentaries, such as digital cinema. Proposals
focusing on documentary films’ interactions with other art forms such as
fiction film, and on hybrid genres such as docudrama and mockumentary
are also encouraged. Further, the editor seeks academic articles and
review essays on Italian and transnational documentary film industry,
festivals, archives, and scholarship, as well as commented interviews
with filmmakers, as they are related to migration.

*Instructions for proposal submission:*
The editor is soliciting proposals of articles that can speak to any
aspect of this call for papers until *February 8, 2016*. Please email
your proposals togaoheng.zhang@utoronto.ca
gaoheng.zhang@utoronto.ca>. Accepted authors will be informed
by*February* *15, 2016* and will be asked to submit their articles in
*60 days*following this date. The articles would contain no more than
*8,000 words*each. They must be written in English. Inclusion in the
special issue will then be determined by an anonymous peer-review process.

Authors should also avoid submitting abstracts and articles that deal
with only one film or are close readings of a character’s psychological
process. Authors should limit the scope of their discussion to 3 or 4
films and few directors.

Articles submitted to /JICMS/ should be entirely original and
unpublished, should not be under consideration by any other publisher,
and should not have been published previously even in part by any other
publication.

Proposals of English translations or edited versions of previously
published works will not be considered.

For details of the rationale and requirements of the /Journal of Italian
Cinema and Media Studies/, see the journal’s webpage:
http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=215/

*Please include the following information in your proposal:*
1) A clear title
2) A 500-word abstract outlining:
a) The topic
b) Critical approach
c) Theoretical bases of the proposed article.
The abstract should clearly state the goals of the article, and provide
a cohesive description of the objective of the argument. In addition to
a 500-word abstract, authors should send:
3) Relevant bibliography and filmography
4) 200-word biographical notes followed by a detailed list of their
academic publications

Gaoheng Zhang
Assistant Professor
Department of Italian Studies
University of Toronto
100 St Joseph Street, Room 209
Toronto, ON M5S 1J4
gaoheng.zhang@utoronto.ca
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UEA: new posts in Media, Film, American Studies and Art HIstory
Check out our new posts on jobs.ac.uk

*ATR1277 – Professor in Media Studies*
*ATR/ATS67 - Professor in Media Practice *
*ATR1278 – Lecturer in Film Studies *
*ATR1279 – Professor in American Studies*
*ATR1280 – Lecturer in American Studies (two posts) *
*ATR1275 – Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professor in Art History *
*ATR1276 – Two Lecturers/Senior Lecturers in Art History *
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Spies on British Screens
Proposals are invited for a conference which will explore the continued
popularity of Spy and intelligence thriller on British cinema and TV
screens as well as offering new interpretations of previous aspects of
the genre.Taking place at Plymouth University from 17^th -19^th June
2016, multiple panels will discuss the genre, its origins and evolution.
Discussions can also consider how our expectations/ideas of real-life
surveillance culture are shaped by screen representations. The
Organisers are currently negotiating the possibility of linking
scholarly publications to the conference and it is anticipated that
selected papers will be published in a journal and/or edited collection.

The intelligence community has captured the imagination of many British
people throughout the twentieth century. Many members of the British
population have gained their entire knowledge of the intelligence and
the secret state through the spy film or TV programme. With popular
films such as /SPECTRE/ (2015) depicting a modern interpretation of
intelligence or dramas such as /The Game/ (2014) offering cold war
nostalgia it is clear the Spy remains as popular as ever on British
cinema and TV screens.

Panel topics might cover but would not be limited to:
Gender within the genre
Realism and Spy culture
Class and the Spy genre
The evolution of the Spy genre
History and the spy film or TV programme
Screening intelligence during the War on Terror
Spies and Documentaries
Multi-media adaptations
Visual representations and the surveillance State
The James Bond phenomenon
‘Cloak and Dagger’ vs Techno-spies
Satirising the intelligence community
How these genres inform popular impressions of the intelligence community

Panel proposals or individual papers are welcome.
Submit a maximum *500* words abstract to:
Dr Nicholas Barnett: nicholas.barnett@plymouth.ac.uk
Dr Kim Edwards: k.edwards@ljmu.ac.uk
Dr Laura Crossley: L.R.Crossley@liverpool.ac.uk

*Deadline for Submission:*15^th February 2016
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The Working Group on Culture and War, Cultural Studies Association (US)
The Working Group on War and Culture of the Cultural Studies Association
invites both general and themed submissions for the 14th meeting of the
Cultural Studies Association (US) at Villanova University, Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, 2-5 June, 2016.

_General Call_: We invite interdisciplinary papers that consider the
cultural, economic and political landscape of warfare, including issues
such as the role of gender in military organization; the impact of war
on the environment; ethnographic descriptions of warscape (refugee
camps, military bases, life under occupation); representations of war in
news and social media; the memorialization of war;veterans’ issues,
including post-deployment experiences and programs; PTSD prevention,
treatment, and representation; the experiences of military families; and
the political economy of war, including military labor,
privatization/subcontracting, and the embedment/deploymentof national
militaries within international cultural, economic, and political
formations.

_Theme Call_: Consonant with this year’s conference theme, “Policing
Crises Now,” the Working Group invites interdisciplinary papers
theorizing the role of ongoing crises in the mobilization and
maintenance of military interventions past, present, and future.
Proposals might address questions such as, how should our current
understanding of policing crises inform anti-war education and/or enable
activism? How have decades of asymmetrical warfare and internationalized
“nation building” incrementally and practically altered traditional
distinctions between policing and war, at home and abroad? How does
“warspeak” drive voter perception of foreign, immigration, and refugee
policy in the current US election cycle? What classed and racialized
aspects of crisis emerge at the nexus of war, economics, and policing in
the Global South as well as North?All papers addressing the intersection
of militarization and policing will be considered.

Deadline for proposals is Feb. 1, 2016. Please include: a. your name,
email address, department, and institutional affiliation. b. a 500-word
(or less) abstract for the 20-minute paper proposed, including a paper
title. c. audio-visual equipment needs (no requests for AV equipment can
be honored later).

Please send all required information to the Chair of the Working Group
on War and Culture: Howard Hastings at aspinozist@gmail.com
aspinozist@gmail.com>. Additional information about the CSA
meetings can be found at: http://www.culturalstudiesassociation.org
(info atualizada em 27/01/2016)

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Google Digital News Senior Visiting Research Fellowship at Reuters Institute, University of Oxford
Reuters Institute is seeking applications from leading researchers who
would like to spend an academic year with our research team as a Google
Digital News Senior Visiting Research Fellow, based at the Reuters
Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford.

This fellowship will provide a**generous monthly stipend to cover all
accommodation and living expenses whilst in Oxford, as well as research
support for a full academic year starting in October 2016 and is aimed
at a high-profile and high-impact researcher resident in one of the
continental European countries which will be covered in the 2016 Reuters
Institute Digital News Report <http://www.digitalnewsreport.org/>
namely; Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France,
Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland,
Portugal, Spain, Sweden,

The Google Digital News Senior Visiting Research Fellowship is open to
qualified applicants from the social sciences (including journalism
studies, media/communication research, sociology or political science)
as well as from computer science, e-research and information science.

For more information:
https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/news/call-applications-new-google-digital-news-senior-visiting-research-fellowship#sthash.0gitGDHT.dpuf

Reuters Institute is seeking applications from leading researchers who
would like to spend an academic year with our research team as a Google
Digital News Senior Visiting Research Fellow, based at the Reuters
Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford.

This fellowship will provide a**generous monthly stipend to cover all
accommodation and living expenses whilst in Oxford, as well as research
support for a full academic year starting in October 2016 and is aimed
at a high-profile and high-impact researcher resident in one of the
continental European countries which will be covered in the 2016 Reuters
Institute Digital News Report <http://www.digitalnewsreport.org/>
namely; Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France,
Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland,
Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.

The fellowship will appeal to a researcher who is excited by this
opportunity to be part of a large, international, and collaborative team
working on how digital media and journalism are changing across Europe
and who is keen to help us advance both academic and
industry/professional discussions.

We are seeking to appoint an individual who brings their own perspective
and expertise to our team, who has a clear set of research objectives
focused on digital news and aligned with institute’s mission of
connecting rigorous academic research with the issues confronting
journalism around the world today, and who will work with us to produce
relevant outputs during the stay in Oxford.

The Google Digital News Senior Visiting Research Fellowship is open to
qualified applicants from the social sciences (including journalism
studies, media/communication research, sociology or political science)
as well as from computer science, e-research and information science.

- See more at:
https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/news/call-applications-new-google-digital-news-senior-visiting-research-fellowship#sthash.0gitGDHT.dpuf

Reuters Institute is seeking applications from leading researchers who
would like to spend an academic year with our research team as a Google
Digital News Senior Visiting Research Fellow, based at the Reuters
Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford.

This fellowship will provide a**generous monthly stipend to cover all
accommodation and living expenses whilst in Oxford, as well as research
support for a full academic year starting in October 2016 and is aimed
at a high-profile and high-impact researcher resident in one of the
continental European countries which will be covered in the 2016 Reuters
Institute Digital News Report <http://www.digitalnewsreport.org/>
namely; Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France,
Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland,
Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.

The fellowship will appeal to a researcher who is excited by this
opportunity to be part of a large, international, and collaborative team
working on how digital media and journalism are changing across Europe
and who is keen to help us advance both academic and
industry/professional discussions.

We are seeking to appoint an individual who brings their own perspective
and expertise to our team, who has a clear set of research objectives
focused on digital news and aligned with institute’s mission of
connecting rigorous academic research with the issues confronting
journalism around the world today, and who will work with us to produce
relevant outputs during the stay in Oxford.

The Google Digital News Senior Visiting Research Fellowship is open to
qualified applicants from the social sciences (including journalism
studies, media/communication research, sociology or political science)
as well as from computer science, e-research and information science.

- See more at:
https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/news/call-applications-new-google-digital-news-senior-visiting-research-fellowship#sthash.0gitGDHT.dpuf


Call for applications for new Google Digital News Senior Visiting
Research Fellowship

Monday, 04/01/2016

The Reuters Institute is seeking applications from leading researchers
who would like to spend an academic year with our research team as a
Google Digital News Senior Visiting Research Fellow, based at the
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford.

This fellowship will provide a**generous monthly stipend to cover all
accommodation and living expenses whilst in Oxford, as well as research
support for a full academic year starting in October 2016 and is aimed
at a high-profile and high-impact researcher resident in one of the
continental European countries which will be covered in the 2016 Reuters
Institute Digital News Report <http://www.digitalnewsreport.org/>
namely; Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France,
Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland,
Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.

The fellowship will appeal to a researcher who is excited by this
opportunity to be part of a large, international, and collaborative team
working on how digital media and journalism are changing across Europe
and who is keen to help us advance both academic and
industry/professional discussions.

We are seeking to appoint an individual who brings their own perspective
and expertise to our team, who has a clear set of research objectives
focused on digital news and aligned with institute’s mission of
connecting rigorous academic research with the issues confronting
journalism around the world today, and who will work with us to produce
relevant outputs during the stay in Oxford.

The Google Digital News Senior Visiting Research Fellowship is open to
qualified applicants from the social sciences (including journalism
studies, media/communication research, sociology or political science)
as well as from computer science, e-research and information science.

Applications will be assessed on the basis of three main criteria:

* The quality of the professional achievements and academic impact of
the researcher given the stage in their career
* Their potential and interest in being part of an international
research team and of contributing to and making best use of the
opportunity presented by the fellowship
* The quality of their detailed research proposal and their proposed
ideas on what relevant outputs will be produced during their stay in
Oxford of relevance to both academics and industry professionals
eager to understand digital media, news, and journalism today.

The application should include (1) a CV with a list of publications of
no more than 4 pages A4 in total (2) a research proposal with clear
research questions as well as a research approach and planned output of
no more than 4 pages A4, and (3) a letter of application of no more than
2 pages A4 explaining how the candidate and the proposed project is
aligned with our work.

*The deadline for applications is midday on Friday 29th January 2016.*

The successful candidate will be notified by 15th February 2016.

Please send your application and enquiries to Rebecca Edwards
rebecca.edwards@politics.ox.ac.uk?subject=Google%20Digital%20News%20Senior%20Visiting%20Research%20Fellowship>,
Digital News Project Administrator.

- See more at:
https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/news/call-applications-new-google-digital-news-senior-visiting-research-fellowship#sthash.0gitGDHT.dpuf

he Reuters Institute is seeking applications from leading researchers
who would like to spend an academic year with our research team as a
Google Digital News Senior Visiting Research Fellow, based at the
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford.

This fellowship will provide a**generous monthly stipend to cover all
accommodation and living expenses whilst in Oxford, as well as research
support for a full academic year starting in October 2016 and is aimed
at a high-profile and high-impact researcher resident in one of the
continental European countries which will be covered in the 2016 Reuters
Institute Digital News Report <http://www.digitalnewsreport.org/>
namely; Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France,
Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland,
Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.

The fellowship will appeal to a researcher who is excited by this
opportunity to be part of a large, international, and collaborative team
working on how digital media and journalism are changing across Europe
and who is keen to help us advance both academic and
industry/professional discussions.

We are seeking to appoint an individual who brings their own perspective
and expertise to our team, who has a clear set of research objectives
focused on digital news and aligned with institute’s mission of
connecting rigorous academic research with the issues confronting
journalism around the world today, and who will work with us to produce
relevant outputs during the stay in Oxford.

The Google Digital News Senior Visiting Research Fellowship is open to
qualified applicants from the social sciences (including journalism
studies, media/communication research, sociology or political science)
as well as from computer science, e-research and information science.

- See more at:
https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/news/call-applications-new-google-digital-news-senior-visiting-research-fellowship#sthash.0gitGDHT.dpuf
(info atualizada em 27/01/2016)

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