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International Conference on Design Research
November 21-22, 2015
University of Beira Interior
Covilhã, Portugal

Identity reports to the character of things, to the set of characteristics and attributes that make them both recognizable and singular. In the field of design, the concept of identity is frequently used in connection with visual or material differentiation of brands, goods and services, regularly assuming broader connotations in the cultural sphere. This is the one that encompasses exhibitions or shows of products conceived to represent the creative and industrial capacities of certain sector, community or country. Design’s public policies are often and almost exclusively established within this field of expression of national cultural identity in the way its variables remain and become visible in the artistic creation.

But identity is intimately connected to culture and memory, which means that, in culture’s anthropological field, identity approaches the ability to represent, dislocating from the motionless recognition of tradition to the necessary phenomenology of experience. Design is, therefore, part of identity and has its own unique characteristics that respond to people’s restlessness and allow them to recognize themselves in the contemporary world. This Design serves identities, i.e., it translates the ability to interpret and depict the character of their users and addressees.

The issue of identity is quite complex. In general, artists understand that all identity is an assembly and usually escape from the evidence of its stereotypical facet, aware nonetheless of the performance of creation to accomplish certain identities and their communication.
Parallel to the scope of perpetuation, Art has helped to unveil hidden identities, often celebrating and assisting them in the assumption of once forgotten centralities. That happens, for instance, with the symbolic performance of visual representation systems, with the recovering and adjustment of ancient typographic matrixes or with the basis of industrial products or building typological sections, when applied to contemporary functions or in dialogue with nowadays creation process.

As a cosmogony, a way of seeing and doing things, identity holds many contradictions. The identification of communities with mass entertainment and alienation is paramount to the formulation of identities. The consumption of goods and services and the interaction with media, videogames and other visual excitement mass media deepen the empathy and popularity phenomena that call communities to identify with certain narratives and develop pattern reactions. The culture of consumption and entertainment is determining to the definition of contemporary identity. A hybrid identity and tendencially global that coexists, with a number of variations, with other local identities.

Throughout history, identities have been a source of major conflicts. In the present moment of great uncertainties it becomes a priority object of research, by the congregation that operates between, on the one hand, myths and their representations and, on the other hand, the risks of vanguard, whose ideological shadows encompass potential paradoxes, polemics and discussions concerning cultural production. The reflection on the essence is conditioned by proprieties and depends on context, language and symbolic, convenes concepts, structures and dynamics that one must understand. Hence, the search for identity is the pretext for discussion and gathering aimed by DESIGNA’s fifth edition.

DESIGNA 2015 invites the submission of original communication proposals, with a seminal propensity, thought from and within the connection between Design and Identity, to frame in one of the following thematic panels:
1. Communication
2. Multimedia
3. Product
4. Fashion
5. Theory
6. Education

The abstract must be submitted until July 24, 2015
​ ​through the conference’s website
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Sound and the Screen
Friday 20th November 2015
A Symposium at the University of West London
Call for Papers

Exploring all aspects of the relationship between sound and the screen, this event will be of interest to those working in many disciplines. Scholars, students, practitioners and performers are equally welcome to participate in a one day symposium with participants drawn from fields including, but not limited to: Composition, Sound Design, Performance, Film and Television Studies, Animation, Game and Interactive Design, Psychology and Media Studies.
The field of sound and screen studies has witnessed in recent years an extraordinary growth. The emergence of specialist journals such as The Soundtrack and Music, Sound and the Moving Image, as well as a notable number of theorisations of sound itself, testify to a dynamic field of enquiry, encompassing an extraordinary diversity of practices, approaches and applications.

This event seeks to chart contemporary debates and to explore future avenues in individual disciplines as well as in the increasingly innovative interstices and overlaps between fields of enquiry.

Abstracts of 200-300 words (for 20 minute papers), plus a short biographical statement, should be submitted to the conference organisers by August 4th 2015.

Confirmed speakers include the composer John Cameron and Dr Sandra Pauletto, University of York.

Conference Fee
£45 (£25 for students/unwaged)
Conference includes morning tea/coffee, lunch (with music!), and an evening drinks reception.

Conference Committee
Professor Garin Dowd.
Professor David Osbon.
Professor Jeremy Strong.
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Adjunct Faculty needed at the Department of Global Communications
American University of Paris
Posting: The Department of Global Communications at the American University of
Paris is seeking to hire adjunct faculty for the Fall semester 2015 and
Spring 2016. We are seeking faculty wishing to work part-time who have
the right to work in France as salaried employees. Candidates should
have a Ph.D. in Communications or a related discipline. We are
seeking particularly candidates with an interest in visual culture,
advertising , branding, cultural and media studies but are interested
in all suitably qualified candidates. All teaching is in English.
Candidates should live in the Parisian region or close by.Please send
your CV as soon as possible to

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Programa Investigador FCT - 200 posições a concurso
Início de Carreira | Desenvolvimento de Carreira | Consolidação de Carreira
Mais informações em
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Professors, Adjunct Professors and Professorial Fellows in the College of Arts and Humanities

The University of Brighton is looking to recruit to the above roles and invite applicants from those wishing to work with the university on either a full or part-time basis. The university will make appointments up to a total equivalent of 12 full time positions. The college nurtures excellence in the visual and performing arts, architecture, design, art and design history, media studies, moving image and film studies, literature, languages and humanities,
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Series editors: Dr Johnny Walker (Northumbria, UK) / Dr Austin Fisher (Bournemouth, UK)

*Global Exploitation Cinemas*is a new book series from Bloomsbury
Academic which publishes original monographs and edited volumes of
around 80-100,000 words that explore the highly dynamic area of
international "exploitation" film production. Encompassing a broad range
of contexts, from industry to audiences to cultural history, it
considers filmic trends and traditions, the work of specific directors,
producers, stars and audiences.

Until relatively recently, the academic study of global exploitation
cinemas often analysed films, not in light of their historical/social
contexts or their contexts of production, reception and cultural
afterlife but rather in (ahistorical) theoretical vacuums. And, while it
would be unfair to claim that this approach characterises all research
in this area, there is yet to be a book series dedicated to advancing
the field of exploitation cinema studies in a way that contributes new
and original knowledge.

*Global Exploitation Cinemas*, thus, seeks to a fill a void in the
academic study of film history and provide a forum for the
empirically-informed study of the exploitation film in all its guises.We
welcome proposals from *new and established scholars* (we are currently
prioritising monographs, but will gladly discuss edited volumes, too).

The series will formally launch in 2016 with */Grindhouse: Cultural
Exchange on 42^nd Street, and Beyond/ *(edited by Austin Fisher and
Johnny Walker) and */Disposable Passions: Vintage Pornography and the
Material Legacies of Adult Cinema/* (by David Church).

*Global Exploitation Cinemas*also boasts an international editorial board:
·*Tejaswini Ganti*(New York)
·*Joan Hawkins*(Indiana)
·*Kevin Heffernan*(Southern Methodist)
·*I. Q. Hunter*(De Montfort)
·*Peter Hutchings*(Northumbria)
·*Ernest Mathijs*(British Columbia)
·*Constance Penley*(UC Santa Barbara)
·*Eric Schaefer*(Emerson College)
·*Dolores Tierney*(Sussex)
·*Valerie Wee*(National University of Singapore).

Please send full proposals (download the form at and informal inquiries to
both and

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Language of War and Peace in the New Media
26-27 October 2015
Canakkale, Turkey
Deadline for Abstract Submission July,15,2015

The New Media’s psychological, social, political and economical roles
were amongst the most important issues discussed by the New World. In
this context, Faculty of Communication is planning to arrange a
conference opening a different subtitle to a scientific debate under the
main title of New Approaches Conference. Since it is 100^th Anniversary
of Gallipoli this year, the subtitle of the debate has been planned to
be “Language of Peace and War in the New Media”. This war taking place a
hundred years ago from today was very important not only for Turkey but
also for the history of the world, and formed the basis of peace for
future generations*. Apart from proceedings, this year, the participants
can participate in the conference with artistic Works such as**Poster,
Graphic Design and Video*. These studies will be presented as a part of
the conference, therefore the participants applying for graphic design
are required to send their work until the date of August 15, 2015 in PDF
formatç Since these studies will be presented as a part of the
conference, the participants applying to the conference with a graphic
design and a video are required to upload them to the digital
environment until the date of August 15, 2015. Graphic designs should be
in PDF format and videos should have youtube links. The participants who
add a password to their youtube links are required to send their
passwords via e-mail.

*The language of the conference is Turkish and English. The
presentations made in the conference will be published as a full text bd
Republic of Turkey-Office of the Prime Minister Directorate General of
Press and Information. In order to get the published books delivered to
the participants during the conference, full texts are required to be
uploaded to the system until the date of September 01, 2015.*
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Crank up the Resolution: Cyberpunk in Visual/Virtual Media
“The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead
William Gibson, Neuromancer (1984)

Contributions are invited for a critical anthology focusing on cyberpunk beyond its literary dimension, its presentation in visual/virtual media, and its ongoing relevance in the 21st century.

Cyberpunk, that immensely popular form of 1980s science fiction (SF), was shaped by the innovative and highly stylized literary works of writers such as William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, Pat Cadigan, Rudy Rucker, John Shirley, and Lewis Shiner, to name a few. Gibson’s debut novel Neuromancer is the ur-text of cyberpunk, and as the opening line uoted above reveals, it is a genre that relied strongly on visual motifs for its brushed-chrome literary splendor. The cyberpunk imaginary is richly saturated with computer-generated worlds, video games, music videos, simulated stimuli, consensual hallucinations, and many other technologies that highlight the visual and/or the virtual. As a result, the importance of the visual/virtual component readily translated cyberpunk into contemporaneous film, television, and video games, such as Blade Runner (1982), Tron (1982), Videodrome (1983), Max Headroom (1985; 1987), Wasteland (1987), Akira (1988), and so forth.

It is in no small part due to this visual/virtual form that cyberpunk survived many pronouncements of its demise over the years and decades that followed its initial popularity. Cyberpunk has evolved beyond the original cadre of eighties-era authors and undergone transformations in successive waves with increasingly varied thematic and political interests and goals; in other words, as Thomas Foster remarks in The Souls of Cyberfolk, cyberpunk “didn’t so much die as experience a sea change into a more generalized cultural formation.”

Visual and virtual embodiments of cyberpunk have continued to resonate well into the new millennium, in media as varied as film, television, video games, comic books/graphic novels, and art (photography, painting, design, fashion, etc.); yet, monographs and anthologies tend to focus overwhelmingly on literary cyberpunk with little attention paid to its visual/virtual offspring. Crank up the Resolution: Cyberpunk in Visual/Virtual Media seeks to redress this oversight by focusing on the ‘sea changes’ of cyberpunk in visual/virtual media, including (but not limited to) the following:
· Cyberpunk in Film and Television
· Aeon Flux
· Akira
· Almost Human
· Avalon
· Blade Runner
· Dollhouse
· Elysium
· Gamer
· Ghost in the Shell
· Hackers
· Hardwired
· Johnny Mnemonic
· Lawnmower Man
· RoboCop
· Sleep Dealer
· Strange Days
· TekWar
· Terminator
· The Matrix
· Total Recall
· Tron
· Ultraviolet
· Videodrome
· Virtuosity
· Cyberpunk in Video Games
· Beneath a Steel Sky
· Cyberpunk 2077
· Cypher
· Deus Ex
· Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
· Fear Effect
· Metal Gear Solid
· Neocron
· Remember Me
· Shadowrun
· Shin Megami Tensei
· Syndicate
· System Shock
· Wasteland
· Watch Dogs
· Cyberpunk in Comic Books/Graphic Novels
· Transmetropolitan
· The Resistance
· Hard Boiled
· Heavy Liquid
· Singularity 7
· Channel Zero
· Hard Drive
· Ballistic
· Doktor Sleepless
· The Surrogates
· Cyberpunk in art/photography/design/fashion/advertisement
· The visual/virtual in Cyberpunk-derived genres
· Theoretical approaches to visual/virtual cyberpunk
· Aesthetics of visual/virtual cyberpunk

Crank up the Resolution: Cyberpunk in Visual/Virtual Media seeks to highlight visual and virtual forms of cyberpunk with outstanding academic scholarship and new critical approaches in an anthology that can be readily accessible to academics, scholars, teachers, and students alike. 1-2 page abstracts (Word or RTF) and brief biographies are invited by August 1st, 2015.

The projected timeline for the anthology is: Abstracts due by August 1st , 2015; participants notified by Sep 1st 2015; finished papers due Jan 1st , 2016; revisions in spring 2016; publication in fall 2016
(pending publisher timelines).

Submissions and queries can be sent to the editors Graham J. Murphy (Seneca College, Toronto, Canada) and Lars Schmeink (Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research, Hamburg, Germany) via email. Regular mail addresses will be provided upon request. 

Graham J. Murphy:
Lars Schmeink:

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ZoneModa Journal 5 - Fashion Convergence
Edited by Antonella Mascio and Junji Tsuchiya

In our age, dominated by convergent culture, media appear more and more essential in circulating narratives, imageries, shared passions and taste configurations. The dissolution of boundaries between production and consumption produces an increasing interdependence among media industries, products and audiences.
In this context – characterized primarily by the increasing development of technological resources in terms of connection and audience activities – fashion takes new shapes and develops new languages, increasing communication aspects which have been acquired far back, and suggests paths and discourses still to be explored. Fashion contributes to the success of movie and TV productions with sophisticated outfits, thus creating complex scenarios that enrich narration: the clothes that are used in media products represent one of the keys to the world of TV series by defining characters and placing them in their context : space, time and cultural setting. Recent successful movies (The Great Gatsby or Grand Budapest Hotel) and quality dramas addressed both to adult (Mad Men, The Americans or House of Cards) and younger audiences (Gossip Girl or Pretty Little Liars) are some examples of this.
Furthermore, from the point of view of response, audiences have numerous opportunities to track down and identify clothes seen in media products, through the use of online environments or through reserved websites (for example<>) that are popular among enthusiasts. The issue of fashion in fiction (and not only) becomes part of conversations amongst audiences, in blogs and Facebook pages where users chat about the characters’ clothes, shoes and accessories.
Videogame environment actively contributes to this process through connections between the characters’ apparel and the creation of the same clothes for players: the collaboration between Musterbrand brand and the game Metal Gear is such an example.
In many media products Dressing up becomes a real performance per se to the extent that it establishes a specific transfer i.e. one between fiction and potential return to reality. We can say that the relationship between “in” fiction and “off” fiction - one time well defined and distinct - is sometimes superseded by a line of strong continuity between “in” and “off”, that it can have an effect both on fiction itself and the real world. Examples such as Prada’s The Iconoclasts (<>) are in a diametrically opposed position as it creates a strong contamination between the dream-like atmosphere of movies and fairy-tale of fashion: the scenes represented in the brand locations are all properly arranged by famous costume designers (Milena Canonero, Arianne Phillips, Michael Wilkinson and Tim Martin).

ZoneModa Journal dedicates its fifth issue to the exploration of paths defined by the convergent dynamics with the aim of enhancing the aspects related to communicative innovations and the symbolic and semiotic references that they implement.
Some of the questions that the volume will attempt to answer are: in which way do media audiences take part to the process? To what extent do productions take part in this convergence? What is the role of griffes and brands? What kind of effects are produced? Which cross-media narratives are created? What structure do they acquire?
Considering this perspective the contributions required will be related – but not restricted – to the following themes and research areas:
- Media convergence and fashion
- TV series and fashion
- Narratives, imageries in fashion and taste
- Online fashion in the perspective of the convergent culture
- Griffes and brands in the cultural convergence
- Audience and fan-fashion: the perspectives in fashion and in the fan’s conversations
- Idols and celebrities as fashion symbolic communication tools

Abstracts of no more than 2500 words (Word-*.doc format) can be written either in Italian or English and must be sent to
Abstract acceptance does not guarantee publication of the article. Double-blind system for peer-review is used for selecting the papers for publication.

Dates to remember:
- abstract deadline, July 15th, 2015
- The editorial staff will inform you of the abstract receipt and will send an opinion by July 20th 2015
- authors are requested to submit the final essay by September 15th 2015
- the decision of the peer reviewers will be communicated to the authors by October 1st 2015
- peer reviewed essays have to be sent back to the editorial staff in English by November 1st 2015

ZMJ5 is scheduled to be published at the end of 2015
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War and Media Network CFP: Colonialism, War & Photography
CFP: Colonialism, War & Photography

As part of the research project: Cultural Exchange in Times of Global
Conflict: Colonials, Neutrals and Belligerents during the First World
War. London - 17 September 2015 If the First World War is usually
defined as the military clash of empires, it can also be
reconceptualised as a turning point in the history of cultural
encounters. Between 1914 and 1918, …

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Job Offer at Freie Universität Berlin
Department of Political and Social Sciences - Institute for Media and Communication Studies Research Assistant (Postdoc)
100% (Working Hours)
**Starting Date: 01.10.2015
**L**imited to 30.06.2015
Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L FU
Reference code: **Reality-TV-PostDoc-2015***

*Profile:*The Post Doc position is part of the Journalism Studies Division of the Institute for Media and Communication Studies and belongs to the SFB "Affective Societies", which conducts research from social scientific, cultural studies and humanities perspectives on emotional and affective social dynamics in the context of global migration processes.
*Area of Responsibility:*Researcher on DFG-Project "Transcultural Emotional Repertoires in and through Reality TV"
*Employment Qualifications:*PhD in Media and Communication Studies
*Professional Experience:*Experience in using Qualitative Methods of Reception and Appropriation Research with a focus on popular media formats; experience in project organisation and administration
*Desirable:*Knowledge in the field of Transcultural Media and Communication Research; knowledge in the field of Social Scientific Research on Emotions and Affect Studies

Applications with significant documents are to be handed in until *July 23, 2015,* using the identifier*Reality-TV-PostDoc- 2015*, via E-Mail (pdf-format) to
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The porous walls of fortress Europe: Contemporary media discourses of cultural belonging
International two-day conference.
ECREA Diaspora, Migration and the Media Section.
Department of Media & Communication, Erasmus University Rotterdam; Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture (ERMeCC). Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Nov 19 - Nov 20, 2015.
Isabel Awad, Jiska Engelbert, Jacco van Sterkenburg.

Deadline for abstracts: June 8, 2015.

Abstract submission and

Already for years, it is clear that media and communication are vital in shaping processes of belonging and exclusion. The commercial logic of mainstream media often privileges sensation, spectacle, and fear at the expense of addressing structural inquiries into discrimination and racism. And yet, popular campaigns, such as ‘I am an immigrant’ in the UK and others, imply that things may be changing: These campaigns suggest that contemporary media practices enable inclusion rather than exclusion, and provide a space for promoting and claiming cultural belonging.

The aim of this conference is to discuss the value of contemporary media in both challenging and enforcing mechanisms of cultural in- and exclusion in Europe. What theoretical and empirical tools are available for exploring the media’s role in constructing parameters of belonging and exclusion? (How) do media feature as disciplining technologies in the securitization of migration? What kind of cultural difference is privileged and celebrated in commercial and public media? Which media practices escape the ‘security’ frame of migration, and what are key structural enablers of such practices? What constitutes a normative framework to identify ‘good’ media practices? Can (social) media campaigns that suggest cultural belonging really challenge discrimination and exclusion? Or do such initiatives merely delegate the responsibility for anti-discriminatory action and for distinguishing non-risky from risky migrants to (migrant) populations themselves?

We are inviting scholars from Media, Communication and Cultural Studies and researchers from others fields—including History, Political Science, European Studies, Sociology, Gender Studies, Critical Security Studies, and Anthropology—who are (interested in) analysing media practices, to address themes, present investigations, and raise new questions in the light of the conference’s aim. Please provide a 250-word abstract of your research and explain the (direct or indirect) relation with the conference aim. In addition to providing a platform where international and interdisciplinary researchers can meet each other and work together, the conference also actively extends this invitation to media practitioners from across Europe who are exploring media opportunities for fighting racism, discrimination and exclusion.

Confirmed speakers and participants: Philomena Essed (Antioch University), Sunny Bergman (Independent Filmmaker), Gavan Titley (Maynooth University), Gloria Wekker (Utrecht University), Willem Schinkel (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Alex van Stipriaan (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Liesbet van Zoonen (Loughborough University / Erasmus University Rotterdam).
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Lecturer in Film, Lancaster University
10 month Lectureship in Film Studies, Lancaster University.
For details see:

Lecturer in Film Studies

*Institute for the Contemporary Arts*
*Salary:*£33,242 (Grade 7, Pt 32)
*Closing Date: *Friday 10 July 2015
*Interview Date: *To be confirmed
*Reference: *A1275

This ten month post is to provide replacement teaching and
administrative cover for Dr Bruce Bennett who has been awarded
aLeverhulme Trust Research Fellowship for the Academic year 2015-16.

You will teach across the Film degree programmes. You will carry out
teaching and research, significantly contributing to the Undergraduate
and MA programmes and to LICA’s activities more broadly. You will be
expected to teach in the areas of Hollywood cinema, Film History, World
cinema, Film Theory, Critical Theory, and Cultural Studies. Experience
of video production would be welcome, but is not essential.

You should have an emerging publication record and teaching experience
at undergraduate level. You should have a completed PhD by appointment
date, or within 12 months of appointment, in Film Studies or a related
discipline. You will contribute actively to the life of the Department,
enjoy working as part of a team, and possess the ability to adapt to the
demands of working in an intensive and exciting interdisciplinary

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Dr Richard

For general information about the Lancaster Institute for the
Contemporary Arts and Film please visit <> and

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Global Kids Online: Postdoctoral research officer position
Department of Media and Communications, LSE: Postdoctoral Research
Officer, Global Kids Online

Full-time for eleven months, to begin as soon as possible: £33,450 to
£36,520 per annum

The Department of Media and Communication at the London School of
Economics and Political Science is seeking to appoint a full time
postdoctoral research offer to work on a timely and original research
project on children’s rights in a global digital age.

Applications are invited from outstanding and dynamic candidates with a
PhD in the fields of media and communications, social research methods,
education, childhood studies or allied social sciences. The appointee
will play a key role in developing a research framework and
methodological toolkit to guide the conduct of cross-national pilot
studies into the opportunities and barriers faced by children as they go online with increasing frequency around the world. The project is
directed by Professor Sonia Livingstone and funded by UNICEF as part of
a global effort to generate high quality evidence to underpin policy and practice to promote children’s rights to protection, provision and
participation in the digital age.

Candidates should have advanced expertise in research methods,
preferably quantitative or multi-method and a developing record of
excellent quality publications in refereed journals. You should also
demonstrate an ability to write for and communicate with a range of
audiences, and experience of research management, administration and
dissemination, preferably including web content management.

In addition to a good salary the benefits that come with this job
include a defined benefits pension scheme, generous annual leave and
excellent training and development opportunities. To apply for this
post, please go to The closing date for receipt of
applications is 9th July 2015 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are
unable to accept any late applications. Interviews are likely to take
place during w/c 27th July 2015.

See here:

LSE values diversity and strives to promote equality at all levels,
including its employees, students, customers and associates.
Unfortunately this role will not meet the Resident Labour Market Test
required by the UKVI in order for the School to be eligible to apply to
sponsor candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK
or who are currently working under Tier 2 of the UKVI Points Based System.

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Rui Coelho defende tese em Ciências da Comunicação
Realizam-se na próxima segunda-feira, dia 6 de julho (14h30), no CPII da UMinho (Braga), as provas de doutoramento em Ciências da Comunicação (Comunicação Audiovisual), do mestre Rui Jorge de Sousa Coelho. A tese é orientada pelo Professor Doutor Moisés de Lemos Martins (diretor do CECS e professor catedrático do Departamento de Ciências da Comunicação na UMinho), e coorientada pelo Professor Nelson Zagalo (membro integrado do CECS e professor auxiliar do Departamento de Ciências da Comunicação na UMinho), e tem por título “O meu ponto de vista é um ponto de vista de escuta. O poder do som nos filmes de Manoel de Oliveira”.

O júri é presidido pela presidente do ICS, Professora Helena Sousa, em representação do reitor da UMinho, sendo composto por Manuel Pinto e Nelson Zagalo (ambos do CECS-UMinho), Miriam Tavares (UAlgarve), Anthony Barker (UAveiro), e Anna Amorós i Pons (Universidad de Vigo, Espanha), para além do orientador.

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Imagining Europe: Wars, Territories, Identities -- Representations in Literature and the Arts
19-21 November 2015
an international conference hosted by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities
University of Porto, Portugal

Confirmed keynote speakers:
António Sousa Ribeiro (Univ. of Coimbra)
Donna Landry (Univ. of Kent)
Philip Shaw (Univ. of Leicester)

This conference is directly prompted by a commemoration: the bicentennial of the battle of Waterloo. It is a commonplace to state that the events of June 1815 proved a watershed in European history, redrawing the map of the continent and much of what came in its wake. We want to consider this, however, alongside other instances of conflict that have proved momentous in European history, including other 'fifteens' prior to Waterloo -- e.g. Agincourt and Ceuta (1415), the 1st Jacobite rising (1715); and, crucially, the conference will focus on the imaginative consequences of such events, especially in literature and the arts.

In sum: the conference avails itself of a commemorative design to consider the consequences that a history of conflict(s) in Europe has had, within imaginative production, for an ongoing refashioning of perceived identities. We want to showcase and discuss the impact of such processes on literary and artistic representations, preferably from a comparatist perspective.

As indicated by the number in its title, this conference is the third in a series of academic events that reflect the ongoing concerns of the eponymous research group (Relational Forms), based at CETAPS (the Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies).

The organisers will welcome proposals for 20-minute papers in English responding to the above. Suggested (merely indicative) topics include:
- Europe, conflict and the imagination
- terrible beauties: European wars in literature and the arts
- rout and road: narratives of disaster and displacement
- poetry and battlefields, self and community
- reviewing the massacre: verbal and visual reenactments of war scenarios
- conflict, identity, translation: representations across media / across languages
- drama, war and Europe: 'a nation thinking in public...'
- shooting Europe: film, war and memory

Submissions should be sent by email to

Please include the following information with your proposal:
- the full title of your paper;
- a 250-300 word description of your paper;
- your name, postal address and e-mail address;
- your institutional affiliation and position;
- a short bionote;
- AV requirements (if any).

Deadline for proposals: 15 July 2015
Notification of acceptance: 31 July 2015
Deadline for registration: 15 October 2015

Registration Fee: 80 Euros
Student fee: 65 Euros
Registration details will be posted online in September 2015.

All delegates are responsible for their own travel arrangements and accommodation. Relevant information will be provided later on the conference website --

Organised by the
Relational Forms research group
Local Executive Committee:
Rui Carvalho Homem
Jorge Bastos da Silva
Miguel Ramalhete Gomes
Márcia Lemos

For further queries please contact:
CETAPS -- Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies
Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto
Via Panorâmica, s/n
4150-564 PORTO
Phone / Fax: +351 22 0427659
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Fora de Campo Curso de Verão
DATA: 5 a 9 de Agosto de 2015)
LOCAL: Casa da Cultura de Melgaço

São objetivos do Curso
Aproximar as abordagens artísticas, tecnológicas e das ciências sociais e humanas ao cinema;
Proporcionar a colaboração das Redes e Grupos de Investigação/Pesquisa participantes no Festival;
Envolver a população e comunidade local (professores, animadores culturais, autarcas) nas atividades culturais e artísticas realizadas no curso e no Festival;
Contribuir para a afirmação da cultura e desenvolvimento local.

Interessados locais pelas temáticas do cinema e das migrações
Professores e animadores culturais
Estudantes e investigadores

Os participantes podem assistir a todas as sessões do Curso de Verão ou escolher apenas aquelas em que estiverem interessados.
As sessões incluem atividades teóricas, práticas e a participação nas sessões de cinema e atividades do Festival.
Os interessados em que o Curso seja creditado devem participar em todas as atividades do Festival.

Imagem Documental - Seminário, Margarita Ledo, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela.
Migrações na Europa, Africa e Américas – Mesa Redonda - Maria Beatriz Rocha-Trindade, CEMRI - Universidade Aberta; Zilda Márcia Iokoi, Diversitas - Universidade de São Paulo, Albertino Gonçalves, CECS - Universidade do Minho; Mariano Báez Landa, CIESAS-Golfo en Xalapa, Veracruz, México.
Cinema e Migrações - Seminário - Manolo Gonzalez, professor de “Concepción Arenal” de Ferrol, José Vieira cineasta documentarista, José da Silva Ribeiro, CEMRI – Universidade Aberta.
Metodologias audiovisuais de pesquisa e web-documentário - Workshop - José Carlos Sebe Bom Meihy, DIVERSITAS, Manuela Penafria, Universidade da Beira Interior; Sérgio Bairon, DIVERSITAS, Universidade de São Paulo; José da Silva Ribeiro, CEMRI – Universidade Aberta; María Yáñez Anllo, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela.

Ver Programa Completo

Os interessados na obtenção do certificado de Curso terão de participar na realização de uma produção audiovisual e apresentar um relatório final das atividades.
(info atualizada em 03/07/2015)


Eds: Profs. Drs. Denize Araujo (UTP), Eduardo Morettin (USP) e Vitor Reia-Baptista (UAlg)

O e-book “Ditaduras Revisitadas” objetiva divulgar pesquisas sobre filmes (documentários e/ou ficções) que trabalham com representações dos períodos ditatoriais de países diversos. Os textos podem conter imagens e links. Serão aceitos textos em português, espanhol ou inglês, com resumos em inglês. A publicação será feita na língua original em que o texto for submetido. Prazo para submissão de resumos com 3 palavras-chave (500 palavras incluindo espaços, excluindo titulo, autor, titulação e filiação): 30 de agosto de 2015.
Informações: (41) 9983-6669

Eds: Profs. Drs. Denize Araujo (UTP), Eduardo Morettin (USP) and Vitor Reia-Baptista (UAlg)

The e-book “Revisiting Dictatorships” aims to publish researches about films (documentaries and/or fictional) that exhibit representations of dictatorial periods from various countries. The texts, in Portuguese, Spanish and English with English abstracts, can include images and links, and will be published in the chosen idiom as they were submitted. Deadline for abstract submissions with 3 key-words (500 words including spaces, excluding title and author bio): August 30, 2015. Information: (+5541) 9983-6669
(info atualizada em 03/07/2015)


Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology
Issue 9, April 2016
Editors: Radhika Gajjala (Bowling Green State University) and Nina Huntemann (Suffolk University)

We invite contributions to a peer-reviewed open call issue <> featuring research on gender, new media and technology. We are particularly interested in contributions that exemplify Ada’s commitments to politically engaged, intersectional approaches to scholarship on gender, new media and technology

Contributions in formats other than the traditional essay are encouraged; please contact the editors to discuss specifications and/or multimodal contributions.

All submissions should be sent by AUGUST 10, 2015 to Your contribution should be attached as a word document. Please use “Ada Open Call Contribution” for your subject line and include the following in the body of your message:
· A 50 word abstract
· Your name
· A mailing address
· Preferred email address

Important dates:
- Deadline for full essays: Monday, August 10, 2015
- Open peer review begins: Monday, January 11, 2016
- Expected publication date: Monday, April 4, 2016
(info atualizada em 02/07/2015)


Body in the contemporary city 2.0 Conference
Barcelona, UOC University

This interdisciplinary conference aims to further explore the place of the body in the cosmopolitan city. The conference focuses particularly on the emotional and sensory orientations of the urban body, unpacking the significance of under-recognised bodily experiences to broader understandings of city life. As cities are becoming increasingly diverse and cosmopolitan on the one hand, and smart technologies and big data increasingly occupies mainstream urbanism on the other hand, this symposium aims to open a cross-disciplinary dialogue to unpack the role of bodies and senses in the making of the contemporary city. In particular, the focus will be centred on corporeal and non-normative uses of the urban that, a priori, are contesting functional and normative urban understandings in mainstream planning.

Departing from a focus on our sensory tuning to the city, we invite scholars to explore further the relationship we establish with our fast-paced and ever-changing cosmopolitan cities.

This event is scheduled for the 5th-6th November 2015, during which will also hold place the event /Urban resonance and the tacit city/, keynote lecture by Prof. Les Back (Goldsmiths College).

We invite contributions from any of the following areas:
- sensing the city
- corporeal non-normative uses of the city
- sensuous trajectories in the cosmopolitan city
- re-using the urban from the body and community needs
- urban allotments and changes to the urban sensorium
- sensuous/corporeal methodologies of urban research
- listening to the cosmopolitan city
- soundscapes and urban making of place

Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words, please include a three-line biography of the author(s).

We also welcome artistic forms of presentation. These should not exceed 5 minutes. Please send an abstract no longer than 400 words detailing both the proposal and any other information regarding its presentation.

All abstracts should be sent by *21/07/2015* to * with *"BIC2 abstract" as the subject of the email.
(info atualizada em 02/07/2015)


Vacancy ICA executive director
The International Communication Association (ICA) seeks an experienced and resourceful leader to partner with the executive committee, the board of directors, and its members in its next phase of development. The International Communication Association is an academic association for scholars interested in the study, teaching and application of all aspects of human and mediated communication. It began more than 60 years ago as a small organization of U.S. researchers and now is truly international with more than 4500 members in over 80 countries. Since 2003, ICA has been officially associated with the United Nations as a non-governmental organization (NGO). More information can be obtained from the ICA website at

The executive director oversees and facilitates the core activities of ICA, including a vibrant and innovative publishing program, a complex annual conference and bi-annual regional conferences, and divisional priorities and activities. The executive director develops and maintains key business and community partnerships/sponsorships, enhances financial sustainability, guides strategic growth, and helps shape policy that fosters high-quality research and dissemination of that research. The position, based in Washington, DC, oversees a staff of five and an annual budget of approximately $2,000,000 USD. Domestic and international travel is required.

The ideal candidate will preferably have at least five successful years as an executive or senior manager at an academically oriented nonprofit organization of similar budget size with experience negotiating, planning and implementing large conferences. Highly relevant and equivalent experience will also be considered. The salary for the position will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications. Compensation includes a comprehensive employee benefits package, including a generous retirement plan.

Applicants should send their resumes and cover letters describing their interest in ICA, their qualifications and how their professional experience addresses the qualifications required to Review of the applications will begin immediately and continue until a successful candidate is identified. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. Desired start date is January 2016. ICA will maintain the confidentiality of the candidates until the finalists are selected.

The International Communication Association is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or veteran status.

The full description of the position and application process can be accessed at
(info atualizada em 02/07/2015)


LiNQ Themed Issue: The Digital and the Local
In the last twenty-five years, technology has made an enormous impact on the way we communicate, often with largely unforeseen consequences. From the perspective of its impact on narrative communication, digital technology has begun to augment, alter, and introduce new practices of producing, sharing and reading and analysing texts. David M Berry (2011, 12) argues that ‘computer code enables new communicative processes, and with the increasing social dimension of networked media the possibility of new and exciting forms of collaborative thinking arises.’

In this issue, themed at the intersection between the digital and the local, we ask–What does this mean for the representation of regional culture? Are producers on the margins of vibrant metropolitan cultures able to be networked into these places, or are the big cities of our world increasingly concentrated into a few networked hubs that still leave artists, storytellers, and the places that nurture and sustain them in far-flung places as cultural vagabonds on the outer or periphery of “where it’s at”?

Certainly, digital tools are having an impact on texts in various ways. Some digital tools allow for immersive, interactive, game-like experiences, while others augment real-world spaces. Digital tools foster collaborative, audience-driven, and social approaches to producing and making sense of texts (Berry 2011; Bartscherer and Coover 2011). Digital tools allow texts to be published, annotated and hyperlinked in new ways, and bring to light archival texts previously unavailable or difficult to source. Digital tools are also transforming the way research data is visualised (Wankel and Carter 2013), in the manner often mediating research. However, questions of access, marginalization (Page and Thomas 2015), digital mediation, data commodification, and the diminishing gap between public and private plague the generative possibilities of digital tools.

This year, our annual themed issue of LiNQ, a 45 year-old peer reviewed literary and creative writing journal associated with the Department of English at James Cook University Australia, is called The Digital and the Local. For this December 2015 issue, we invite explorations of the possibilities and potentials of texts in a digital realm, and as a regional journal, we are particularly interested in questions of the local. We call for academic articles and creative submissions (fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, and poems) that could address but are not limited to:
-Locative literature and the digital environment,
-Regional producers and consumers of literature in regional locales as researched through or connected by digital technology,
-Questions of the human in the digital environment,
-Questions of the real in the digital environment,
-Ethical questions and the production and consumption of digital texts,
-Identity construction and digital tools,
-The nature of, and interaction between, real, virtual and symbolic spaces,
-Audience-driven texts such as fan-fiction and mash-ups
-Collaborative text production activities,
-Social reading and writing of texts using digital tools,
-Transmedia and multimedia storytelling,
-Digital publishing practices,
-The impact of digital tools on the construction of texts,
-The production of multimodal texts
-Interdisciplinary understandings of digital texts,
-The changing nature of academic writing, research methods and notions of the university as a result of digital technology,
-The nature of teaching text production and composition using digital tools
-The impact and ethics of digitising archival materials, oral narratives, images, objects and other texts previously unavailable or difficult to access
-Innovative digital methods for analysing, interpreting and visualising textual data.

This year, LiNQ is moving fully to a digital platform. This shift means new possibilities in publishing digital writing and for creative writing submissions; we welcome work of this kind provided it is presented in a format that does not require additional input from editors. For example, provide editors with a link to an already-constructed website, or multimedia outputs hosted elsewhere.

Submissions should be no longer than 6000 words. Include a brief abstract of the article or creative submission (no more than 75 words) and a 50-word biographical note. Book reviews of no longer than 1000 words are also welcome.

Follow MLA citation style and format. All contributions should be submitted as a Microsoft Word file, double-spaced 12pt font. All images used must be with permission only.

Suitable papers will be double-blind peer reviewed.

Hard-copy submissions are not accepted and will not be returned.

See our submission instructions at<>

Submissions close July 31, 2015 for our December 2015 issue.
(info atualizada em 01/07/2015)


Special Issue of Journal of Popular Film & Television - Digital Aesthetics of Violence
Please see detailed CFP here:

This special issue of the Journal of Popular Film and Television is designed to focus on the implications of the relationship between digital technologies and the aesthetic of violence. Contributors may explore (but are not limited to) questions such as:
· In what ways has the digital aesthetic changed the visual expression of violence in specific traditional media genres—action-adventure, science fiction, horror, crime dramas and police procedurals, etc.?
· How has the increased accessibility and affordability of digital technologies impacted production, reproduction, circulation, consumption of, and discourses around violent imagery?
· What can we learn about the cultural and historical impacts of the real-world violence encountered by citizen reporters transmitting digital video—live and viral—of pro-democracy protests worldwide?
· How has the digital aesthetic reimagined war and combat, from live feeds in war zones to film and television narratives, to videogame battle scenarios? In what ways has this impacted popular and critical reception of war-themed media?
· As digital imaging continues to blur the line between live-action and animation, how has the aesthetic realism of violence changed—for media industries, filmmakers, and spectators?
· How has the audience experience and expectations of cinematic and televisual verisimilitude been transformed by spectacular displays of bodies, vehicles, and skyscrapers programmed into hyperreal collision?

We encourage a variety of academic, historical, critical, analytical, and theoretical approaches, as well as submissions from authors in the popular press. Submissions should be limited to twenty-five pages, double-spaced, and conform to MLA style. Please include a fifty-word abstract and five to seven key words to facilitate online searches. Send an electronic copy no later than October 15, 2015

to Stuart Bender, Curtin University (email OR Lorrie Palmer, DePauw University (email
(info atualizada em 01/07/2015)


Call for applicants for Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship > Aarhus University
Would you like to carry out a postdoc research project within the
research programme in Cultural Transformations at Aarhus University in

Do you have a doctoral degree or at least four years of full-time
equivalent research experience – and are you one of ”the best or most
promising researchers” in your field?

Have you resided or carried out your main activity outside of Denmark
for at least 24 months in the period 10 September 2012 to 10 September 2015?

And finally, do you have a research project you really want to do – and
does it make sense to you, your carreer and the project to carry it out
in Aarhus and witin the thematic framework of the Cultural
Transformations research programme?

If you can answer yes to all these questions, you might be interested in
applying for an Individual Fellowship (IF) within the framework of the
Marie Sklodowska-Curie action, to be hosted within the Cultural
Transformations research programme of the Department of Aesthetics and
Communication at Aarhus University.

The duration of the fellowship is between 12 and 24 months (with a start
date between May 2016 and May 2017), and you may – if relevant – include
secondments on other academic or non-academic institutions. You may be
of any nationality (including Danish) but must comply to the mobility
rule above. The fellowship consists of a monthly living allowance,
mobility allowance and family allowance.

All the details about our research programme, department and university
and about the fellowship, requirements and application procedure can be
found here:

Cultural Transformations:

Department of Aesthetics and Communication:

Aarhus University:

The Marie Sklodowska-Curie action call page:

The Marie Sklodowska-Curie action - Guide for Applicants IF 2015:

We call for expressions of interest from candidates who have affirmed
all of the the above questions and who have carefully read the above
documents, in particular the Guide for Applicants.

Expressions of interest should be communicated to special advisor
Katrine Solvang Larsen> before
15 July 2015. An expression of interest should contain:
1)A motivation letter addressing the links between the project and the
research programme and department (max one page)
2)A description of the planned research project (max two pages)
3)An academic CV (max two pages)
4)One of your articles (or book chapters)

Based on the expressions of interest, we at the Department of Aesthetics
and Communication will decide which candidates to support through the
application process. In cooperation with one or more supervisors, the
approved candidates will work on a proposal, that must be completed and
submitted on the European Commission's Participant Portal before 10
September 2015.
(info atualizada em 30/06/2015)


Job Posting: Two Visiting Assistant Professors in Media
Visiting Assistant Professor
Close Date: 07/15/2015 or until position is filled
Anticipated Start Date: August 2015 (Fall 2015 Semester)

Summary of Job Duties: The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and
Sciences at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville invites nominations
and applications for two full-time non-tenure track visiting assistant
professor positions in the Department of Communication. These are
nine-month, one-year, non-renewable positions; part time hours may be
available also (please specify a preference in the cover letter).

Candidates should be qualified to teach the department’s courses in
Media, Community, and Citizenship, as well as Introduction to Electronic
Media. The successful candidate may also teach advanced undergraduate
courses from current department offerings in their areas of specialization.

Minimum Qualifications: The individuals selected will be expected to
possess the following required qualifications:

1. An earned doctorate from a nationally recognized and accredited
institution in Communication or related discipline;

2. Demonstrated competency in the classroom commensurate with
institutions holding the highest Carnegie classification;

Special Instructions: For a complete position announcement and
information regarding how to apply, visit Applicants should specify if they are
interested in full or part time employment in their cover letter.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until
the position is filled. To be considered for the position, applicants
should submit (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) college
transcripts (copies acceptable), (4) writing samples, (5) evidence of
teaching effectiveness[Submit in Other Documents], and (6) three letters
of reference. Completed applications received by July 15, 2015 will be
assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as
necessary to fill the position.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
institution. The University welcomes applications without regard to age,
race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability,
religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military
service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States
on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to
public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
(info atualizada em 30/06/2015)