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Crossing Borders, Traversing Narratives
A Postgraduate Symposium of Film and Screen Studies
11 February 2015, University of St Andrews, Scotland

The very recent history saw issues related to nation and nationality re-emerge steadily, often aggressively, questioning and reframing notions such as identity, citizenship, or the irreversibility of globalisation as a border-dissolving, unifying process. In this context, investigating narratives of the displaced and of displacement, as well as their production, representation, distribution and reception, appears to be an increasingly complex, varied, and challenging process.

Crossing Borders, Traversing Narratives aims to re-interrogate cinema's relationship with the notion of geographical border, and the subsequent effects of this relationship. This one-day symposium is meant to provide an inclusive exchange platform for postgraduate students in the fields of film and screen studies, whose interests either lie in, or can be applied to, this particular area.

Keynote Speaker: Dr Shohini Chaudhuri (University of Essex)

Topics may include, but are certainly not limited to:
Diasporic cinemas
Migrant and diasporic filmmakers
Multicultural communities and cinema
On- and off-screen identities of displacement
Issues of distribution and exhibition. Diasporic film festivals
Translation, adaptation, assimilation (thematic, stylistic)
Cross-border politics, activism, civic engagement
Fluid chronotopes
Intersections of nation with race, gender, sexuality, class, religion
Formal and genre variations

Proposals with a brief abstract (250 words) for a 20-minute paper, as well as a short biographical note, should be submitted to Andrei Gadalean ( The deadline for all proposal submissions is 21 December 2014.
(info atualizada em 28/11/2014)


Video Games: Violence and Beyond
March 3 and 4, 2015
Presented by The Violence Research and Prevention Program, Griffith University
Venue: The Royal on the Park Hotel, Brisbane

Adopting a multidisciplinary approach to the question of violence and videogames, this two-day conference program considers the impact of video games from a range of perspectives.

The program will explore the following themes :

* research evidence for and against the role of violent games in fostering aggressive attitudes and behaviours and violent crime
* the appeal and pervasiveness of games
* the role of games in everyday life
* ways in which games are approached and used in a variety of contexts

Foregrounding thorny questions about education or regulation, with a line up of internationally and nationally recognised researchers, this conference will offer a rich array of information and viewpoints on the hotly debated issues.

For further details and registration:

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'Video Games: Violence and Beyond' is a conference event presented by the Griffith University Violence Research and Prevention Program
(info atualizada em 28/11/2014)


Extending Play: The Sequel
Are we the species that plays—or are we better understood as the species that repeats?

Walter Benjamin suggests that, “For a child repetition is the soul of play.” Is play always at its core a form of re-play, an iteration of an earlier moment that resists a complete recurrence, yet is found in a series or sequence? We accept replication as a matter of course: Successful games and films always already have a sequel in the works, fashion is fueled by a recycling of its past, and images are increasingly manipulated to mimic the earlier eras of photographic technique. But what is the impact of these repeats, echoes, and continuations? And how do we understand the experience of play as a chain of sequels in the age of digital surrogates, cybernetic archives and networks of distributed storage?

Extending Play: The Sequel asks how conceptions of repetition, iteration, mimesis, chronography and sequence emerge through the dynamics and modalities of play in an increasingly repetitive, yet always playful world. We aim to continue the mission of the previous Extending Play conference, to entertain all approaches to the traditions, roles, and contexts of play that extend its definition and incorporation into far-flung and unexpected arenas. With The Sequel, we hope to focus on how play is culturally reproduced, repeated, continued, remixed, recycled, resequenced, and reimagined, and how play re-orders issues of power, affect, labor, identity, and privacy.

We invite scholars, students, tinkerers, artists, visionaries, and players to the second iteration of the Rutgers Media Studies Conference: Extending Play, to be held April 17th and 18th, 2015 on the Rutgers University campus in New Brunswick, NJ. Submissions are welcomed from scholars working in media studies and related fields across the humanities and social sciences. Our keynote conversations will include a conversation between Miguel Sicart (IT University of Copenhagen) and Anna Anthropy (Author, "Rise of the Video Game Zinesters"). Also, Marcus Boon (York University) will discuss the play of repetition with another guest who will be announced soon!

Potential topics for paper, panel, roundtable, and workshop submissions include, but are not limited to:
--Sequels, serials, remakes, covers, reprints, reissues, remixes, remasters, reprises, series, and sagas
--Media industries, including the business of sequels, franchises, and brands
--Social media and re-circulation, including memes, retweets, repins, and reblogs
--Resequencing, repetition, and the news industry
--Biomedia, genetic sequencing, and clones
--Sequels and repetition in history and historical knowledge, including global conflict, archives, and dynasties
--Mimicry, mimesis, and mirroring
--Repetition, continuation, and sequencing in digital networks, databases, and big data approaches
--Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Game Studies, Fan Studies, Critical Cultural Studies, Critical Media Studies, Critical Game Studies, and more!

Rutgers Media Studies Conference Extending Play: The Sequel promises to offer a memorable meeting of ludic inquiry, and to that end, we are looking to play with standard conference conventions. One track throughout the conference will be a series of public workshop sessions in which scholars and practitioners will host roundtable discussions on contemporary issues that bring together an audience of experts and interested parties. In the academic panel track, each presenter will have a maximum of 15 minutes to offer his or her ideas as a presentation or interactive conversation, and will choose one of the following methods of presentation:
--material accompaniment (hand out a zine, scrapbook, postcards, etc)
--performance (spoken word, song, verse, dance, recording, etc)
--limited visuals (a maximum of 3 slides and 25 total words)
--game (create rules and incorporate audience play)

For additional ideas on how to play with media, play with time, or play with space during your presentation, visit our website at

The deadline for proposals is Monday, December 1, 2014. We invite individual proposals, full panel proposals (of four members), and proposals for roundtable and workshop sessions. Please use the submission form on our website at . If you would like to submit supplementary materials, or have trouble with the form, please send a 256 word abstract Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by January 15, 2015.
(info atualizada em 28/11/2014)


MASCULINITIES: A Journal of Identity and Culture
Critical studies on men and masculinities is a developing and interdisciplinary field of inquiry, flourished in association with the feminist and LGBTQ studies since its establishment in the 1980’s by the substantial efforts of authors such as Raewyn Connell, Michael Kimmel, Jeff Hearn, Victor Seidler and David Morgan among many others. This field is now elaborating and promoting its own issues and agendas. Masculinities: A Journal of Identity and Culture, an internationally refereed journal which is published biannually in February and August by Initiative for Critical Studies of Masculinities (ICSM), is a part of these efforts.

The first two issues of the journal can be reached online, from the following address:

Masculinities: A Journal of Identity and Culture, is now seeking contributions for its third issue, which will be published in February 15, 2015. We are looking for articles and essays from every field of social sciences and humanities, which critically investigate men and masculinities. The submissions can be written either in English or Turkish. The relevant subjects for this issue include but not limited to the following:
• Childhood and youth
• Identities
• Literature
• Experiences
• Politics
• Histories
• Sexualities
• Militarism
• Sports
• Social relations
• Representations
• Media, movies, TV and the Internet

Deadline for article submissions is: December 15, 2014

Submissions should be sent to the following
Submission guidelines can be found at the Guidelines section of the following address:
(info atualizada em 28/11/2014)


Closing the Door on Globalization: Cultural Nationalism and Scientific Internationalism in the 19th and 20th centuries
Lisbon, 15-18 July 2015 | Submissions deadline: 19 December 2014

Eijkman's report on scientific Internationalism - L'internationalisme scientifique, La Haye 1911 - could well be considered the swan song of a globalization process that had been molding the world since the mid 19th-century. Three years later the Great War would put a strong brake on that process with a most significant and highly symbolical first act of war: Britain's cutting off the transatlantic cables that linked Germany to the western world. Communication, that is also, information and knowledge transfer was thus at the very centre of that particular conflict (and, of course, of conflicts to come).
The disruptions brought about by wars to the flow of communication, information and knowledge during the first half of the 20th-century were the obvious and visible results of the tensions between two contradictory movements that had been developing side by side since the mid 19th-century: on one hand, the scientific and technological Internationalism that provided the conditions for the "integration of the world through large flows of goods, capital, and people" (H. James, The creation and destruction of value: the globalization cycle, Cambridge 2009); on the other hand, the Cultural Nationalism that was increasingly pervading the national public opinion of most European countries to the point of academic institutionalization (e.g. the epic foundation of some of the modern national philologies by the mid 19th-century).
Focussing mainly on the second half of the 19th-century and on the first half of the 20th-century, the panel seeks papers dealing with:
- the internationalization of science (building of international knowledge transfer networks);
- the nationalization of culture (development and institutionalization of cultural national movements);
- the tensions and dialectical interactions between these networks and the evolution of each of them.

The panel is part of the II CHAM International Conference on Knowledge Transfer and Cultural Exchanges, that will be held at the FCSH/Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, 15-18 July 2015.

Conference language is English. The Conference Website ( has several information regarding Travel, Accomodation, Registration Fees etc.

Details regarding this panel are (and will be) available at the conference website (

Please note that paper proposals should be submitted online at:
(info atualizada em 27/11/2014)


International Conference on Media Business Landscapes
CECC|FCH – Catholic University of Portugal - Lisbon
19 and 20 March 2015

Call for Papers

European integration has led to major changes in media landscapes with the harmonization of legislation among member states. Under this context, besides dismantling state intervention, liberalization and marketization of the sector has been witnessed along with increasing concentration and the transnationalization of the forms of ownership. The mostly English-speaking multi-sectorial and transnational conglomerates have taken a dominant role in the production and distribution of content, which has blurred the specific nuances of national media and led to the reduction of the heterogeneity of international media supply.

However, in the post-crisis global context of present time, the United States and the European countries are losing terrain where their traditional political, economic, and symbolic supremacy is concerned, whereas other countries outside the Western geography, such as China, Russia and Brazil, are increasing their importance in the international arena. At the same time, regional dominant nations are also acquiring economic supremacy in different areas of the world, e.g. Angola in Africa or South Korea in the Pacific. Strong non-Western economies are affirming themselves in the globalized world which has opened the way for them to buy strategic companies in several countries. Media corporations are being considered strategic assets in the global affirmation of emerging countries with autocratic political regimes and this trend is introducing questions regarding how illiberal views on media articulate with Western culture’s founding prerogatives of journalism.

Bearing in mind all these shifts that are currently taking place, this conference aims at contributing to a more in-depth knowledge on Media Systems and Globalization, and adding complexity to the scientific debate by addressing the issue from multiple perspectives.

Papers and panel proposals are welcome on the topics listed below, amongst others:
Lusophone Media Landscapes
Media Policy and Regulation
(New) Media Business Models
Media and Democracy
Media Economics
(New) Media Conglomerates
Geocultural media markets
(New) Journalism Practices
The Role of Public Media

Submission of proposals should be done by e-mail to Paper proposals, please submit a 250-word abstract (references not included), as well as a brief biographical note (100 words). Panel proposals should include a 200-word abstract and a brief biographical note for each presentation, plus a 250-word panel presentation. All proposals should be submitted by December 15 2014. The conference official languages are English and Portuguese.

All proposals will undergo a double blind peer review process.

Notification of acceptance will be sent to authors by January 15 2015.

Rita Figueiras, Catholic University of Portugal
Nelson Ribeiro, Catholic University of Portugal
Afonso Albuquerque, Federal Fluminense University, Brazil

Sónia Pereira
Nuno Conde
Margarida Ferreira
Filipe Resende
Élmano Souza

Early Bird (until January 30 2015)
Students (MA/PhD): 40€
Standard: 80€

Regular (from February 1 2015 until the conference day)
Students (MA/BA/PhD): 60€
Standard: 160€

Registration is free for CECC members.

All suggestions and comments are welcome.
Please contact the Conference Committee through the e-mail:
(info atualizada em 27/11/2014)


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Media Studies
Niagara University
Starting Fall 2015

The Department of Communication Studies at Niagara University is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Media Studies to begin in fall 2015.

Responsibilities: Candidates should be able to teach a variety of courses in both digital journalism and multimedia production, with a focus on how these media can be used to promote social justice. The teaching load is a 3/3, with a maximum class size of 35. An active program of research, potential for scholarly publication, and service to the university, the profession and the community are expected. The successful candidate is expected to participate in departmental and university duties, including student advising and committee work. A Ph.D. in a Communication or Media Studies discipline is required by the time of appointment.

About the Department: The Department of Communication Studies at Niagara University has a curriculum built on principles of social justice and seeks to instill in its students the important contribution that mass media can play in bettering the human condition. The program is designed to give students a strong background in both the liberal arts and professional approaches with respect to mass media. Niagara University, founded in 1856, is a private Catholic institution sponsored by the Vincentian community. The University overlooks the Niagara River on the U.S.-Canada border, just north of Niagara Falls, NY, and is in close proximity to Buffalo, Rochester, and Toronto.

To Apply:
You may apply online at, which will require you to upload (1) a letter of interest, (2) C.V., (3) teaching philosophy (4) research sample (5) the names and contact information of three references. Letters of reference will be requested from shortlisted candidates. Review of applications will begin on January 1st, 2015.

Please direct any questions regarding this position to Dr. Doug Tewksbury

Niagara University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Individuals identifying with historically marginalized populations are particularly encouraged to apply.
(info atualizada em 26/11/2014)


Street & Urban Creativity International Research Topic
Scientific Journal - Open Call

In the aftermath of the Lisbon Street Art & Urban Creativity International Conference (3-4 July 2014) the Executive Committee of the conference intends to promote and foster the existence of broader approaches to the conference's outcomes.

The Street & Urban Creativity International Research Topic will develop actions to generate stronger articulations between researchers through collective applications, applied researches and publishing material.

Apart from the first conference full articles book, which at the present moment is being prepared, we will also open a call for abstracts for the first number(s) of Street & Urban Creativity Scientific Journal.

All details in:
(info atualizada em 26/11/2014)


Youth, Media and diversities
Practices of diversity: from production to reception
International conference
April 2015, 2nd-3rd
Brussels, Belgium

(Call for Paper : december 17th)

Organised by the Centre d’études sur les jeunes et les médias (Centre for Youth and Media Studies) in partnership with Media Animation and the Masters Program of the IHECS, Brussels

Diversity is either considered as a situation in which our societies exist or as a value to be promoted; however as a concept, it remains polysemous and complex. The definition of diversity comes back to the character of what counts as diverse, varied and different. Yet, the term is commonly used to refer to categories of citizens marked by the singularity of their geographic, sociocultural or religious origins or background, by their age or gender, etc. But diversity is also associated with heterogeneous practices – in short, to plural practices.

Media, as they institute symbolic, technical and social mediations between individuals and their environment, underline the complexity of diversity. As symbolic industries, they build and show a ‘reality’ of the world in its diversity. Thereafter, what are the traits of diversity, a notion set by and with media? How do the production and reception of content, mechanisms, tools and outlets represent experiences of diversity? Is the experience of diversity within media linked with social and cultural diversity as it is lived on a daily basis?

In different countries and different periods of their history, diversity issues and media issues have been brought closer. In each case, this has led to both civic debate and political/activist positions – and this has fed into academic research on them.

Continuing previous research undertaken by the Centre d’études sur les jeunes et les médias and by its partners IHECS and Media Animation, the Youth and Media diversities (YMdiv) Conference aims to discuss the fields of youth and media through the prism of diversity. The aim is to focus on relationships between the young and diversity via media, on three levels (approaches are explained in the attached document):
° micro: the level of reception and of various experiences of diversity via media practices - Approach 1 – Diversity of practices, practices of diversity
° meso: the level of the production of diversity, whether it is reached within professional practices or by content creation - Approach 2 – Media and the diversity of production: visibility and content
° macro: the level of cultural, educative and communication industries in a transnational perspective - Approach 3 – Cultural and educative industries through the prism of diversity

The YMdiv Conference has the ambition of dealing with several situations, thoughts and trends about youth and media experiencing diversity, through three academic approaches.

For this conference, multidisciplinary and international approaches will be highly appreciated. In order to offer a powerful and critical look at these issues, a discussion will be engaged with social and political actors in the professional media world.

Abstracts should be submitted by December 17, 2014 in French or English (maximum 5,000 characters, including spaces, Times New Roman, font size 12, single spaced, 5 keywords, one title) to the All proposals will be evaluated double-blind by the scientific committee. Proposals and papers may be given in English or French.

In the email, please provide the following information: first name, name, email address, academic/professional status, university and research centre affiliation, title of the paper. Please send the paper proposal itself in an attached document in .doc format with your name (FirstnameName.doc). In the paper, on the other hand, you are asked to respect anonymity, even if you are referring to some of your previous publications.

Selected papers will be grouped in an academic publication whose terms will be specified later.

Deadline for submissions: December 17, 2014
Notification of acceptance: January 30, 2015
Conference: April 2 and 3, 2015

For publication:
Sending texts for evaluation: June 1, 2015
Notification of Assessment: September 30, 2015
Submission of final texts: November 10, 2015
Expected Publication: Spring 2016

Scientific committee
Christian Agbobli (Professor, UQAM, GERACII, Quebec)
Baptiste Campion (IHECS, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium)
Sirin Dilli (Lecturer, HDR, University of Giresun, Turkey)
Pierre Fastrez (Professor, UCL, Belgique)
Claire Frachon (Media and Diversity Expert, European Council)
Alec Hargreaves (Professor, University of the State of Florida, Winthrop-King Institute, USA)
Angeliki Koukoutsaki-Monnier (Lecturer, University of Haute-Alsace, CREM, France)
Christine Larrazet (Lecturer, University of Bordeaux, Centre Emile Durkheim, France)
Guy Lochard (Emeritus Professor, University of Paris 3, CIM, France)
Tristan Mattelart (Professor, University of Paris 8, CEMTI, France)
Maria Ranieri (Lecturer, University of Florence, Italy)
Virginie Sassoon (Twiki Productions, IFP, CARISM, France)
Aude Seurat (Lecturer, University of Paris 13, LABSIC, France)
Daya Thussu (Professor, University of Westminster, UK)
Carsten Wilhelm (Lecturer, University of Haute-Alsace, CRESAT, France)

Organization committee
Paul de Theux (Director of Média Animation)
Isabelle Feroc Dumez (University of Poitiers, ESPE, Laboratoire TECHNE)
Marlène Loicq (President of Centre d’études sur les jeunes et les médias)
Jérémie Nicey (University of Tours, Laboratoire CIM-MCPN)
Anne Claire Orban (International Project Manager, Media Animation)
Isabelle Rigoni (INS HEA, Grhapes / Centre Émile Durkheim / MICA)
Patrick Verniers (President of Master en Éducation aux médias IHECS)

Marlène Loicq,

More information at
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Persona Studies
The inaugural issue of Persona Studies is scheduled for open access publication in March 2015. This exciting new journal will be preceded by a Working Papers Symposium held in Melbourne, Australia on February 5 2015, with virtual participation welcome. Abstracts are now being sought for the symposium and/or the inaugural issue of the journal.

Open Call: Research and writing on any aspect of persona and persona studies

Persona studies is an emerging area of cross-disciplinary study that investigates the presentation of the self and the masks that we use as we construct ourselves in real and virtual settings and worlds. It is an exploration of the public self and how these versions of identity come to prominence in contemporary culture. It acknowledges that we all negotiate and construct personas that we deploy and employ in work and professional environments as much as in our recreational and leisure activities: much of the emerging work in persona studies is closer studies of these particular settings and how they help frame our public selves. The field of study has antecedents that connect its work to the study of celebrity and public personalities, performance studies, media and cultural studies and game identity work, biographical research, life-writing and autobiography work along with Internet studies, communication studies, cultural anthropology, social psychology, sociology and philosophy of the self and gender studies. It has further links with areas that also look at reputation and impression management and the critical investigation of branding, self-branding and the 'quantified self'. The journal's intentions are to facilitate an intellectual exchange, debate and discussion around persona and its constitution. It is an invitation to investigate its varied manifestations, its patterning in contemporary culture, its differentiation in different technological and cultural settings, and its conceptual and material significance and value.

To gain a further sense of what constitutes persona studies, please see the recent special persona themed issue of M/C – Journal of Media and Culture:

Written paper submissions:
In the first instance, submit a 250-300 word abstract, with 'Full Paper' in the subject line, by 8 December 2014. You will be notified to proceed to a full length paper within a week of abstract submission. For guidelines on the preparations of your full paper, see Author Guidelines:

Full papers should be between 5000-8000 words, including citations, and will be vetted by the editorial team prior to submission for blind peer-review. Acceptance for peer review does not guarantee inclusion in the inaugural issue of the journal, but the editorial team may work with authors to develop papers for later issues. The second issue will have a special themed section on health and persona, and we encourage authors interested in this area to submit abstracts for inclusion.

Key dates – Journal
Abstract submission deadline - 8 December 2014
Notification of acceptance - 15 December 2014
Full papers due for peer review - 13 February 2015
Final revised papers due - 13 March 2015
Persona Studies journal launch - 20 March 2015

Working Paper Symposium submissions:
In the first instance, submit a 250-300 word abstract, with 'Working Paper' in the subject line by 8 December 2014. We will notify by 15 December 2014. Symposium participants must submit either a 10 minute audio-visual presentation OR a 2000-3000 word written paper by 28 January. This will be circulated to workshop participants and attendees.

The symposium is designed to allow ample discussion. Therefore, each presenter will have fifteen minutes to focus on their work. In this time, you will briefly introduce your project or paper in process before shifting to group discussion. Where possible, papers on similar or complimentary themes will be presented consecutively, and more general discussion will follow each themed section. You may attend in person or participate virtually, and your paper will also be considered for inclusion in the inaugural issue of the journal.

Key dates – Symposium
Abstract submission deadline - 8 December 2014
Notification of acceptance - 15 December 2014
Short paper / presentation due - 28 January 2015
Persona Studies Working Papers Symposium - 5 February 2015
(info atualizada em 25/11/2014)


Global TV After 9/11. Shifts in international television programs and practices.
The anthology explores industrial, ideological, cultural, narrative, and aesthetics shifts in the production of global television after September 11.

In the U.S., animated series - and especially those targeting an adult audience - and satirical programs have become the flagship of counterhegemonic narratives of and for American television, while simultaneously being very much part of the consumer capitalist system they question and mock (through DVD sales, merchandising, and outsourcing). Similarly, although officially created before the events of 9/11, dramas like Alias, 24, The Agency and The West Wing have strongly been affected ­ especially in their subsequent plot development ­ by the attacks on the World Trace Center and the Pentagon. The response, in these cases, has generally been the construction of patriotic narratives aimed at reassuring the American public against the fear of U.S. vulnerability, while re-establishing traditional American values such as individualism and capitalism.

Considering the shifting meaning of American television after 9/11 as a starting point, the editor aims to open up a wide range of questions, selecting a variety of essays that critically explore the following issues in relation to international media industries:
- How have international responses to the catastrophic events of 9/11 affected national television productions? Have genres, formats, and fiction in general, changed (examples: the Indian adaptation of 24, the production of Hatufim in Israel, the original inspiration for Homeland)?
- How has TV news changed? Have official news channels lost their credibility and satirical news programs proliferated as it has happened in the U.S. with The Daily Show (like Al-Bernameg in Egypt)?
- How has the production of TV documentary (specifically about surveillance) increased/changed as a result of 9/11 (examples include HBO¹s Vice Series and BBC¹s Meet the Stans)?
- What processes of adaptation (audiovisual translation, censorship, etc.) do post-9/11 U.S. TV programs go through when exported abroad? How does a foreign country - where the consequences of 9/11 might not be as strongly and ideologically present as they are in the U.S - import a post-9/11 TV show? How can a program remain a post-9/11 text in a country lacking a post-9/11 culture?
- How do post-9/11 irony and satire travel abroad?
- Have consumer culture and the very practices of media consumption changed globally after 9/11? How do international audiences perceive and ³consume² 9/11 narratives?
- How has media production changed in the Middle East (where the consequences of 9/11 where directly felt, and yet where radically different than the U.S.)?
- Have strong global media markets (such as India) included post-9/11 themes in their productions? If so, to what extent and with what objectives?

Please consider submitting a 500-word abstract and a short bio by November 30 and a short bio, and direct all questions to Chiara Ferrari

Abstracts due by November 30, 2014;
Selection of abstracts by end of December, 2014;
Full essays (7500 words, including bibliography and notes) due by May 31, 2015;
Final (revised) drafts due by August 31, 2015.

About the volume and editor
The specific idea for the Global TV After 9/11 anthology was developed as I completed an essay, titled: ³The Taming of the Stew(ie): Family Guy, Italian Dubbing, and Post-9/11 Television². The article discusses the cultural and ideological changes applied to the animated series Family Guy - considered a flagship of post 9/11 American television - when it is exported and translated in countries (Italy, specifically) that lack an ³official² post-9/11 culture. I have previously published two books, including an edited anthology (Beyond Monopoly, Rowman & Littlefield, 2010) and I have established preliminary contact with a respected University Press.
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Daughter of Fangdom: A Conference on Women and the Television Vampire
18 April 2015
The University of Roehampton

Following the success of TV Fangdom: A Conference on Television Vampires in 2013, the organisers announce a follow-up one-day conference, Daughter of Fangdom: A Conference on Women and the Television Vampire. Though Dracula remains the iconic image, female vampires have been around at least as long, if not longer, than their male counterparts and now they play a pivotal role within the ever expanding world of the TV vampire, often undermining or challenging the male vampires that so often dominate these shows. Women have also long been involved in the creation and the representation of vampires both male and female. The fiction of female writers such as Charlaine Harris and L.J. Smith has served as core course material for the televisual conception and re-conception of the reluctant vampire, while TV writers and producers such as Marti Noxon (Buffy) and Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries and The Originals) have played a significant role in shaping the development of the genre for television.

Since vampires are not technically human, the terms male and female may apply, but representation of gender has the potential to be more fluid if vampires exist outside of human society. Given the ubiquity of the vampire in popular culture and particularly on TV, how is the female represented in vampire television? What roles do women have in bringing female vampires to the small screen? In what ways has the female vampire been remade for different eras of television, different TV genres, or different national contexts? Is the vampire on TV addressed specifically to female audiences and how do female viewers engage with TV vampires? What spaces exist on television for evading the gender binary and abandoning categories of male and female vampires altogether?

Proposals are invited on (but not limited to) the following topics:
* TV’s development of the female vampire
* Negotiation of gender and sexuality
* Evading binaries
* Female writers/ directors/ producers/ actors in vampire TV
* Adaptation and authorship
* Genre hybridity
* Female vampires in TV advertising
* New media, ancillary materials, extended and transmedia narratives
* Intersection with other media (novels, films, comics, video games, music)
* Audience and consumption (including fandom)
* The female and children’s vampire television
* Inter/national variants
* Translation and dubbing

We will be particularly interested in proposals on older TV shows, on those that have rarely been considered as vampire fictions, and on analysis of international vampire TV. The conference organisers welcome contributions from scholars within and outside universities, including research students, and perspectives are invited from different disciplines.

Please send proposals (250 words) for 20 minute papers plus a brief biography (100 words) to all three organisers by 15th December 2014.

Conference Website:

This conference is run in collaboration with the Centre for Research in Film and Audiovisual Cultures at the University of Roehampton and the Centre for Contemporary Narrative and Cultural Theory at the University of Northampton.
(info atualizada em 25/11/2014)


Two Lecturer/Associate Professor Positions in Media and Communication
Department: English, Culture and Communication
Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Ref: LCT1407
Closing date for receipt of applications: 30 November 2014

Applications are invited for positions in the Department of English, Culture and Communication at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. The Department specialises in communication and media studies, applied linguistics, literary and cultural studies. It currently has 20 academic staff and over 500 students. Successful applicants will have, or expect shortly to receive, a PhD, or be able to demonstrate appropriate professional experience. They will have good teaching experience and evidence of the ability to produce high quality research publications. Candidates for the role of Associate Professor should also have a strong track record in teaching and academic supervision, as well as an international research profile in their field and a successful record of research funding. Candidates with teaching and research expertise in communication and media studies, media management and new and digital media are encouraged to apply.

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a unique collaborative institution, the first and currently the only university in China to offer both UK (University of Liverpool) and Chinese (Ministry of Education) accredited undergraduate degrees. Formed in 2006, the first cohort of students graduated in August 2010. The university now has 6,000 students studying on campus. The language of instruction in Years 2 to 4 is English. XJTLU aims to become truly research-led, and has recently committed significant investment into research development and the expansion of Ph.D. student numbers on campus.

XJTLU is located in the Higher Education Town of Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP), well-connected via nearby airports to cities such as Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, and Taipei, and via high-speed rail to other major cities in China. SIP is a major growth zone, including operations run by nearly one-fifth of the Fortune 500 top global companies. Greater Suzhou is now the fourth largest concentration of economic activity in China in terms of GDP ($195 billion in 2012). The broader Suzhou area encompasses the spirit of both old and new in China, with the historic old town’s canals, UNESCO World Heritage Site gardens, and the I.M Pei-designed Suzhou Museum attracting millions of tourists annually. SIP offers an excellent quality of life with high environmental standards. The nearby Jinji Lake provides attractive views, by day and by night, and there are a variety of shopping facilities, international and local restaurants, entertainment hubs and a great nightlife. Suzhou is also home to four international schools.

The salary range for the positions is 14,898 – 30,099 RMB/month (Lecturer), and 30,555 – 41,712 RMB/month (Associate Professor). In addition, members of academic staff are entitled to accommodation and travel allowances, medical insurance, and relocation expenses. Overseas staff may receive a tax “holiday” of up to three years, depending on nationality and personal circumstances.

To Apply: Go to the following website and click ‘Apply” to register: After registration, you will be asked to upload your CV, submit a covering letter (in English) outlining your interest in the position, and complete the online Basic Information, Referees and Equal Opportunities forms.

If you are experiencing difficulties using our HR online application system, please contact:
(info atualizada em 24/11/2014)


The Future of Audiovisual Media Services in Europe
The LSE Media Policy Project, in collaboration with the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), invites scholars to contribute their findings and evidence-based ideas to policy debates about Europe’s audio visual media sector, on 5 February 2015 in Brussels.

One of the important policy tasks confronting the new European Commissioners is the review of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD). Previous rounds of policy discussions leading to the current version of the AVMSD were largely dominated by voices from the larger, longer-standing EU member states. Research and evidence from the media environments of the new member states and smaller countries is needed to expand discussions and give voice to their interests and concerns.

Successful applicants will be invited to present policy papers at the event, with the opportunity to engage with high level European Commission representatives, MEPs and other stakeholders. Policy papers will be published and disseminated to policy makers and stakeholders following the conference.
We would like to invite papers related to the following topics:
- Content and Convergence: What are the consequences of convergence for content production? How can EU policy encourage content production and distribution? Does the country of origin principle still work in media services? In which ways is audiovisual content consumed currently? Is this changing, and if so, how?
- Independence of Regulation: What are the challenges to the independence of regulators? What changes could or should be made to EU policy to ensure independence?
- Media Plurality and Diversity: What is the state of plurality of ownership and diversity of views in the region? What could or should be done at the EU level to encourage media pluralism? How are diverse audiences using and relating to media?

To apply, please submit an abstract of up to 250 words outlining first the policy issue your work addresses and your key research finding(s) by 17.00 GMT on 10 December. The selection will be made by a peer review panel by 19 December.
Policy papers presented at the conference should be up to 1000 words, targeted at non-academic audiences. Travel to the event in Brussels and accommodation costs will be covered for those selected to present.

For more information please see:
(info atualizada em 24/11/2014)


Job opportunity at Nottingham Trent University
Academic Courses Manager for Media, Film& Television and Communication and Society

Here’s the link:

Please do not email me directly should the link prove dodgy. You can see the Nottingham Trent University website for more details and please do note the relatively short application period and interview date.
(info atualizada em 24/11/2014)


Call for Papers Interno: GT História do Cinema Português
O Grupo de Trabalho História do Cinema Português convida todos os interessados a enviar propostas individuais para a organização de painéis pré-constituídos a submeter ao V Encontro Anual da AIM.

Entre os objetos de estudo deste Grupo de Trabalho, e como potenciais temas orientadores deste CFP interno, encontram-se:

a)Políticas públicas para o audiovisual em Portugal após a adesão à CEE (1986)
A partir de 1986 um conjunto de alterações legislativas e políticas alterou o quadro de funcionamento da arte cinematográfica e do audiovisual em Portugal. Neste contexto, convidamos à submissão de textos que analisem este período, tendo em conta as seguintes questões:
Quais foram os principais mudanças nas políticas públicas para o audiovisual em Portugal nas últimas três décadas? Qual é a intervenção do Estado no quadro da produção de audiovisual em Portugal na actualidade? Qual o papel da produção audiovisual no quadro da política cultural e diplomática portuguesa? Que efeitos tiveram essas mudanças no tecido audiovisual? Poderão também ser desenvolvidos temas à volta das oposições indústria vs cinema artesanal ou cinema comercial vs cinema de autor, sempre tendo em vista as mudanças nas políticas públicas do audiovisual. Análises do quadro europeu e o papel de Portugal neste contexto será também valorizado.

b) Tendências do Cinema Português Contemporâneo: estudos de caso
Quais são, hoje, as principais características do desenvolvimento de projectos para cinema em Portugal? Que novas tendências surgiram no cinema português, nos primeiros anos do séc. XXI? Serão particularmente importantes estudos sobre tendências homogéneas que impliquem análise de géneros e temáticas ou análise dos modos de produção. Serão também valorizados estudos que façam comparações com tendências transnacionais.

As propostas a enviar deverão incluir: nome, filiação institucional, título da proposta, abstract (1500 caracteres) e bibliografia (500 caracteres).

Prazo-limite de envio de propostas: 20 de dezembro; o envio deve ser feito para e

Este Call for Papers interno é da responsabilidade do GT História do Cinema Português, coordenado por Paulo Cunha e Daniel Ribas.

Como funciona um Call for Papers Interno? 

Os responsáveis do Grupo de Trabalho aceitarão as propostas até dia 20 de dezembro; depois farão a seleção no prazo de uma semana e informarão os proponentes. Até ao final de dezembro, cada proposta aceite pelo GT deverá ser submetida pelas vias normais dos painéis pré-constituídos. A aceitação pelo GT não implica a aceitação por parte da Comissão Organizadora do V Encontro Anual da AIM.

(info atualizada em 23/11/2014)


We are happy to announce that the Call for papers for the NECS 2015
Conference ARCHIVES OF/FOR THE FUTURE, hosted by the University of Łódź
(Poland) is now online!

The NECS 2015 conference includes two accompanying events:


The conference will be held on June 18-20, 2015 and conference language is English.

Attendance is free of charge, but valid NECS membership and online registration are required in order to participate in the conference.
Participants must register with NECS at and pay their fee before a proposal is submitted. Proposals from non-members (including all members of pre-constituted panels) will not be taken into consideration. See also:

Participants will have to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses.
Travel information, as well as a list of affordable hotels will be posted on the NECS conference website ( in spring 2015.
Please email all enquiries to:
(info atualizada em 22/11/2014)


Conferência Internacional Cinema – Arte, Tecnologia, Comunicação
22 a 26 de julho de 2015
Avanca – Portugal

Envio de resumos até 15 de janeiro de 2015.

A AVANCA | CINEMA vai realizar a sua 6ª edição em julho de 2015, reunindo investigadores cujos trabalhos incidem sobre o cinema e as suas relações com a arte, a comunicação e a tecnologia.
Na quinta edição contámos com a presença de 205 participantes, 197 comunicações num livro de atas com 1488 páginas publicado pelas Edições “CCA”. Com participações dos mais variados países, 2014 correspondeu à maior edição de sempre.
Durante 5 dias, na pequena vila de Avanca, o cinema foi o tema aglutinador, provocando encontros frutíferos entre os participantes, transformando Avanca na Vila do Cinema, palco de partilha, debate e divulgação das suas investigações.
A AVANCA | CINEMA afirma a sua pertinência no panorama nacional e internacional devido à média de participantes e à abrangência temática que tem apresentado ao longo de cinco edições. Decorrendo em paralelo com o Festival de Cinema de Avanca, este complemento cria um evento completo, oferecendo a investigadores, académicos, realizadores, produtores, atores, críticos, técnicos, cinéfilos, e outros, um programa diversificado com workshops, sessões de cinema, apresentação de livros, mesas-redondas, sessões paralelas e plenárias.

Os autores estão convidados a submeterem trabalhos nos temas abaixo sugeridos (mas não limitados a estes):
Cinema – Arte
Artes do espetáculo e memória;
Artes performativas;
Artes plásticas e cinematografia;
Crítica e teoria cinematográfica;
Escrita de argumento e criatividade;
Estética e semiótica;
História e cinefilia;
Literatura e cinema;
Música e som do cinema;

Cinema – Tecnologia
Arquitetura de espaços;
Legendagem, dobragem e audio-descrição;
Linguagens para minorias;
Novas tecnologias e cinema;
O espaço da internet;
Suportes, formatos e novos “media”;

Cinema – Comunicação
Cinema e pedagogia;
Comunicação social, espaço público e sociedade;
Economia e marketing;
Formação académica e profissional;
Internet social e espaço fílmico;
Política do audiovisual;

Cinema – Cinema
Cinema documental;
Ficção entre a imagem real e a animação;
Percursos, filmografias e géneros;
Produção cinematográfica e audiovisual;

A submissão dos resumos deverá ser feita até ao dia 15 de janeiro de 2015 através do preenchimento de formulário disponível aqui.

A submissão de resumos deverá ser efectuada segundo os seguintes parâmetros:
- Ter entre 100 e 250 palavras e ser escrito em inglês
- Título numa das quatro línguas oficiais e em inglês
- 5 palavras-chave em inglês

A conferência tem 4 línguas oficiais: Português, Inglês, Francês e Espanhol.

Mais informação em
(info atualizada em 22/11/2014)


Novo Grupo de Trabalha na AIM: Narrativas Visuais

Coordenado por Fátima Chinita, Guilhermina Castro e Jorge Palinhos, o novo GT da AIM é dedicado às Narrativas Visuais.
Todos os membros da AIM podem aderir ao novo GT na área reservada, em

Desde os primórdios da imagem em movimento que a narrativa tem sido um dos seus elementos estruturantes, e um dos que mais preocupa teóricos, criadores e público. Entre a apologia e contestação da narrativa clássica, o experimentalismo formal, a metanarrativa e a receção pública e perceção crítica, abre-se um amplo leque de pesquisa que passa pelas múltiplas abordagens teóricas à narrativa visual, segundo as perspetivas estruturalista, semiótica, desconstrutivista, psicológica e neurocognitiva, entre outras, ou a sua aplicação prática nas várias áreas criativas da imagem em movimento, como a escrita de argumento, o cinema, a televisão, a videoarte, o ensaio visual, o documentário, os videojogos, etc. Este grupo de trabalho pretende constituir-se como um fórum de debate sobre modos de pensar e construir as múltiplas possibilidades de narrativas visuais com vista a entender o seu impacto cultural, social, emocional e artístico.
(info atualizada em 22/11/2014)


O cinema indisciplinar. Abordagem teórica e análise de exemplos
com Carolin Overhoff Ferreira
3 e 4 de Dezembro, 18h00 às 20h00 | Auditório 1, piso 1 - FCSH
Seminário curto: 2 conferências
Entrada Livre

Historicamente, a introdução do ensaio nos debates sobre o cinema resulta da necessidade de defender a reflexividade do cinema para igualá-lo às demais disciplinas do conhecimento. Com base em Gilles Deleuze e Félix Guattari, e utilizando a ideia de Jacques Rancière da filosofia como sendo indisciplinar, é possível dizer que também o cinema não só pensa, mas o faz entre as disciplinas. Consequentemente, também a subjetividade e a posição autoral perdem sua centralidade. No lugar deles surge um enfoque na relação entre estética e política, no sentido da recomposição do visível. Os exemplos que serão abordados como filmes indisciplinares são: Jaime (1974) de António Reis, Estamira (2004) de Marcos Prado, Histórias de Xangai (2012) de Jia Zhang-ke e Tabu (2012) de Miguel Gomes

Profª. Drª. Carolin Overhoff Ferreira é professora de Cinema Contemporâneo da Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). É autora dos livros O cinema português – aproximações à sua história e indisciplinaridade (São Paulo, 2013), Identity and difference – transnationality and postcoloniality in Lusophone films (Berlim/Londres, 2012), Diálogos africanos (Brasília, 2012) e Neue Tendenzen in der Dramaturgie Lateinamerikas (Berlim, 1999). Organizou os livros África – um continente no cinema (São Paulo, 2014), O cinema português através dos seus filmes (Porto, 2007 e Lisboa, 2014), Manoel de Oliveira – novas perspectivas sobre a sua obra (São Paulo, 2013), Terra em Transe – ética e estética no cinema português (Munique, 2012) e Dekalog – On Manoel de Oliveira (Londres 2008).

(info atualizada em 21/11/2014)


India, China and the future of the media
Hong Kong Baptist University 12th – 14th March 2015

China and India are the two most populous countries in the world, and both are experiencing fast economic development and rapid social change. Despite different political systems and economic structures, they are both leading forces in the “BRICS” group of nations and they aspire to play a bigger role internationally, in culture as much as in international relations. These developments have led increasing numbers of scholars to begin comparative research on different aspects of the two societies, including their media and communication activities. This colloquium aims to build upon that work by bringing together Indian and Chinese scholars, as well as interested others, to discuss major points of similarity and difference between the two countries.

We have provisionally identified three major themes that we believe are central to this subject and we invite prospective participants to submit English-language abstracts of around 500 words outlining what contribution they envisage making to such a colloquium. Proposals may focus on one country or compare the situation in both. The three themes are:

1. The future of the media: The legacy media of the press and broadcasting in both India and China have developed, at least until very recently, in the opposite direction to those in the developed world. The circulation of newspapers in the developed world has been declining for years and in the last decade advertising revenue has flooded on to the internet, seldom being captured by the online editions of print newspapers. For years in China and India newspaper circulation has been growing rapidly and advertising revenues have remained buoyant. Very recently, in both countries, circulation has faltered and the share of advertising going online has risen rapidly, albeit from a small base. In broadcasting, the number of television channels has increased sharply in both countries, in both cases driven by rising advertising revenues. In the developed world, the revenue balance within broadcasting is shifting from free-to-view to subscription services, with attendant changes in the nature of programming, while online consumption of audio-visual media through sites like YouTube and Hulu is increasing. Subscription has long provided a mechanism for access to broadcast signals in China and India but as yet there are few examples of high-value subscription channels. The differences between the social structures of the advanced world and China and India (urbanisation, the shift from agriculture to industry, the modernization of the service sector, rising educational levels and greater disposable income) as well as the different cultural traditions of the two countries, mean that it is unlikely that the experiences of the developed world will be reproduced in exactly the same way in either country, but it is by no means certain that the existing models of media can continue without modification. We invite papers that examine existing trends in the production, consumption and financing of legacy media and which suggest ways in which they might change in the future.

2. The role of social media: The mass usage of the internet came relatively late to both China and India, but growth has been explosive. Today, China has the largest internet-using population in the world and the number of Indians online, although much smaller, is growing rapidly. In both countries, the huge numbers involved are in large measure a function of the huge populations in these countries and in both the rate of penetration remains relatively low as compared to some countries in the advanced world. For both, the digital divide in its simplest form of access to the technology remains a central reality, but in many other aspects there are major differences. Whereas India has been distinguished for its active participation in the international computer industry, China has been more concerned with the production of nationally-based software. In both countries, however, the social media are important and expanding parts of public communication, providing new mechanisms through which people can talk with each other and find an audience for their creative productions. As everywhere in the world, social media embody the whole gamut of human activity – from fashion and food to romance and politics – but they are embedded in societies with very different cultural traditions and political structures. We invite papers that examine the role of social media in all aspects of social life, including issues of governance, everyday life, and social action.

3. The projection of national soft power: Both India and China have rich and long-established cultures, and both have long records of international cultural influence. For many years, however, the international exchange of culture has been predominantly a one-way process, from the advanced world, and particularly the USA, towards the developing world. Hollywood films and television programmes, the English language, and the education systems of the developed world have been the dominant cultural forces in almost every country in the world. There have always been currents that ran in the opposite direction, but recent developments have led to their substantial strengthening. These developments are usually given the label, borrowed from Joseph Nye, of an increase in the soft power of the two countries. In the case of India, the best-established and most familiar cultural exports have been cinema films, universally known as Bollywood cinema. For many years, their primary audience was amongst the Indian diaspora but increasingly they have won a wider audience in a range of different markets. In the Chinese case, the last few years have seen a very substantial government investment in various attempts to increase the country’s soft power. As well as efforts to export cinema films, new international radio and television news channels have been launched in English and other languages, and a large number of Confucius Institutes, teaching the Chinese language and promoting Chinese culture, have been established around the world. If Western culture still dominates in most fields, today it faces an increasing challenge. We invite papers that look at the success and failures of these efforts at spreading Indian and Chinese cultures internationally and at the future prospects for changing the overall balance in these fields.

We envisage this colloquium to be a small working meeting of around 20 scholars from India and China, all of whom will present a paper. Contacts between individuals working in the two countries have been relatively infrequent and we believe that one of the important outcomes of a meeting like this will be the chance for everyone to become more familiar with their counterparts in the other country. Unlike the bigger international conferences, we expect everyone who attends not only to present their own paper but to attend all of the sessions and join the discussion of the other papers. We hope that the conference will help us all to explore future avenues for research and that at the end of the conference new partnerships and collaborations will be under active discussion.

Hong Kong is an excellent place to begin such an exchange. It prides itself on being “Asia’s world city” and it is a lively and cosmopolitan environment with a vigorous civic life. The city is part of China and shares its majority language and culture with the mainland while enjoying a special constitutional arrangement which means that there is much less direct political intervention into either the media or universities. At the same time, it shares with India many echoes of its British colonial past. For example, English is the main language of instruction in Hong Kong universities. It has a substantial and long-established Indian community who play an important role in many aspects of the city’s life.

If you are interested in an invitation to this event, please send your abstract by email to either Ms Swati Maheshwari ( or Ms Lo Wai Han ( by 7th December 2014. Successful proposers will be notified within one week and full papers will be required by 19th January 2015
(info atualizada em 21/11/2014)


Studentships, Media and Communication, University of Leicester, AHRC Three Cities Consortium
Call for applications for studentships in Media and Communication, University of Leicester, as part of the AHRC Three Cities Consortium.

UK/EU Arts and Humanities Doctoral Research Students

The Midlands Three Cities Consortium is a doctoral training partnership, which brings together six universities in the cities of Leicester, Birmingham and Nottingham. The project provides funding and training for 410 PhD student places over five years.

The consortium unites arts and humanities schools and departments at the University of Leicester, De Montfort University, University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University.

PhD students will benefit from access to research experts at some of the highest-ranking arts and humanities departments and schools in the country. Through the consortium, researchers will be able to forge unique interdisciplinary collaborations with colleagues at other universities across the East and West Midlands working in different academic disciplines. This includes advanced training as outlined in the AHRC research training framework

The Department of Media and Communication at Leicester offers an exciting place to study diverse aspects of media within an active postgraduate community. We therefore invite PhD proposals around the following areas:
Media and seriality
Disability/the body in media
Audiences: fandom, literacies, public participation
Cultural work
Media and social movements
Media and environmental communication
Counter-publics and policy
Politics and emotion
Digital journalism
Journalism and gender
Journalism and conflict/crisis
Sustainability and consumption
Regional identity and consumption

Please send initial expressions of interest and research proposals to by Monday December 1st 2014. The deadline for completed AHRC applications is Wednesday 14th January 2015 at 12 noon. For full details of eligibility, funding and research supervision areas, please visit or contact .
(info atualizada em 21/11/2014)


Post-Doctoral Research Associate, British Cinema of the 1960s
REF: RA1130
School of Art, Media and American Studies
Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of East Anglia
£31,342 to £37,394 per annum

We invite applications for a full-time Post-Doctoral Research Associate post, to work with Dr Melanie Williams on a new 3-year research project, funded by the AHRC: ‘Transformation and Tradition in British Cinema of the 1960s: Industry, Creativity and National Branding’. The project’s Primary Investigator is Professor Duncan Petrie based at the University of York, its Co-Investigator is Dr Melanie Williams of the University of East Anglia and the British Film Institute is also involved as a Project Partner. There will be two post-doctoral research associates assigned to the project, one based at York and one at UEA.

The project will instigate a major reconsideration of British cinema of the 1960s, focussing on three key areas. 1: the organisation and functioning of British film industry during the 1960s, concentrating on the industrial frameworks of production and distribution, and the significance of independents. 2: how British films were framed through promotion, marketing and reviewing, considering how discourses of Britishness functioned to ‘brand’ films. 3: the creative process of film-making during the period, focussing on the contributions made by different creative personnel, the changing institutional, technological and aesthetic contexts of film production, and the influence of other cultural forms and industries on British cinema during this period, notably television, advertising, popular music and fashion. The UEA team will concentrate on the third of these three research areas.

Enquiries about the post should be addressed to Melanie Williams (

Further particulars and an application form are available at

The post is available on a full-time basis from January 2015 until December 2017.
Closing date: 12 noon on 8 December 2014.
(info atualizada em 21/11/2014)


27th Annual International Society for Animation Studies Conference
Call for Proposals: SAS Conference 2015
July 13-16, 2015
Hosted by Canterbury Christ Church University

Deadline for submissions: December 19, 2014

The Society for Animation Studies has, in recent years, enjoyed great success bringing together the richly diverse interests and activities of the animation community at its annual conference. Critical to this has been a desire to break down the perceived barriers between practice and scholarship. Our ambition with ‘Beyond The Frame 2015’ is to enable this valuable work to continue, and to encourage the SAS to think afresh about how we frame animation – both conceptually and practically.

The 2015 conference will include presentations, screenings and roundtable discussion. We are also delighted to announce two confirmed keynote speakers: Professor Maureen Furniss (California Institute of the Arts) and Dr Nichola Dobson (Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh).

Suggested Topics
We invite proposals on a wide range of animation topics for papers and micro-talks. Topics may include (but are not limited to) the following topics:
· Animation beyond the frame (e.g. animation and live performance, projection mapping, animation installation)
· Animation: frames of reference (e.g. rethinking/reclaiming animation histories, practice-research, asking (again) what is animation?
· Animation in other art forms & industries (e.g. theatre, music, science, architecture)
· Immersive, interactive, experiential animation (e.g. gaming, transmedia, stereoscopy, augmented & virtual reality
· Critical and theoretical approaches to animation histories or national movements/identities
· Animation and documentary
· Animation production (e.g. industrial contexts, auteurial production, the importance of the frame)
· Animation pedagogy (e.g. theory and practice in curricula, traditional and online learning)
· Beyond the event (e.g. archiving animation, local/national/international preservation initiatives, the scholarly community – SAS/SCMS-AMSIG)

You will need to be a fully paid member of the SAS to present at the conference, but you can submit a proposal for consideration even if you are not currently a member.

Panel Presentations
Panels are 90 minutes and include three 20 minute paper presentations and time for discussion. Panel presentations provide panellists the opportunity to share perspectives, exchange experiences, and engage in discussion with each other and audience members.

Pre-constituted Panel proposals are accepted and encouraged. They should be limited to 3-4 speakers (all of whom must be members of the SAS by the date of the conference). The chair of the proposed panel is expected to submit abstracts and contact information for all the panellists and co-ordinate communication between the panellists and the conference organizers. Please Email the Conference Chair directly and include the following information:
· Panel title/theme
· Name and contact information for the panel chair
· Titles and abstracts for each paper as noted above (1500 characters max each)
· Biography (1000 characters) contact information for each presenter
· A high resolution head shot photo of yourself (suitable for print publication – portrait orientation, 250X300pixels, under 1 megabyte in size)
· International panels representing two or more countries are especially sought

Micro-talk Presentations
Micro talks are 5 minutes in length. The sessions will be 30 minutes in length. It is a timed presentation (e.g. PowerPoint of 20 slides shown for 20 seconds each) that can include images, clips, and text. There will be no Q & A period for the micro-talks.

Acceptance Process
Proposals will be blind reviewed by a panel of SAS members, and acceptance will be announced in January, 2015. Please be aware that spaces for presentations are limited. Late proposals will not be considered until all other proposals have been read. Late proposals and non-members of SAS at the time of submission will be given lower consideration.

Membership/renewal in the Society for Animation Studies for 2015 is mandatory for all conference presenters. For more information on the Society, go to its webpage at or contact the SAS treasurer, Robert Musburger, at
(info atualizada em 21/11/2014)


12th ICA Mobile Pre-Conference
San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 20-21 (1.5 days), 2015
Location: the main ICA conference hotel
Deadline for Abstract Submissions: December 1, 2014

Communication through mobile media has become central to people’s lives around the world, no matter age, gender, or ethnicity, and is driven by widespread adoption of a repertoire of mobile devices. Usage of mobile media is closely tied to the life circumstances of individuals. The 12th annual ICA Mobile Pre-conference will examine, scrutinize, and reflect upon the influence of this dominant new medium on everyday practices of communication through the theme “From Womb to Tomb: Mobile Research Across Genders, Generations, Ethnicities, Cultures, and Life Stages.

We anticipate a broad range of research topics in mobile communication and welcome extended abstracts based on empirical and/or theoretical work as it relates to: civic engagement, activism and social movements, social media, learning and education, methodologies, international contexts, international development, health, cultural similarities and differences, local culture and heritage, place-based issues, journalism, politics, usability issues, user experiences and perceptions, technologies, interfaces, mobile media histories, and archaeology.

The pre-conference will include a workshop for emerging scholars to provide a forum where graduate students, new faculty, and early scholars can present and discuss their research with more experienced mobile researchers, thus representing an opportunity to establish and nurture a supportive and integrated community. This pre-conference also features a “best paper” competition, Professor James E. Katz (Boston University) as the closing keynote speaker, and other fun and engaging extra-curricular activities.

Submissions are welcomed from scholars at all stages of their careers and across multiple disciplines related to mobile communication. Submissions should be extended abstracts of no more than 750 words and be completed online through the main website ( The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM EST on December 1, 2014. Papers will be judged by peer review on criteria of relevance, originality, adequacy of literature review, methodology, legitimacy of conclusions, clarity of presentation, as well as fit with—and contribution to—the conference theme. Notifications of acceptance will be emailed in January 2015.

More information please visit:
(info atualizada em 20/11/2014)