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Call for Papers

20th

International

Conference

Society for

Phenomenology and Media

20th Annual Conference

Wednesday, March 14 to

Friday 16, March 2018

University of Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland

Applications must be made through

EASYCHAIR

Deadline for considerations of abstracts and panels:

November 15, 2017

The Society for Phenomenology and Media (SPM) is pleased to receive abstracts (200 words maximum) for consideration of inclusion in its 19th annual international conference. The conference will be sponsored and hosted by the Free University of Brussels (VUB), Belgium

Proposals for 3-person panels are also accepted. These should be organized around specific media — for example: film, the Internet, mobile communication, medieval manuscripts, print media (books, newspapers, and magazines), stage drama, television, visual art, dance, etc. Panel proposals should include three papers, one of them by the panel organizer. Individual abstract submissions are assigned to a panel by the conference host.

The overarching theme of this year’s conference will be ‘Living in the Anthropocene.’ According to many climate and environmentalist scientists, we have entered a new phase in history: the anthropocene, in which the human (anthropos) has become the most influential factor, impacting significantly upon the earth’s atmosphere and biosphere – often in destructive ways. The notion of the anthropocene faces us with pressing questions concerning the status of technology, capitalism, industrialization, societal organization, and many more. At the conference, we want to investigate the anthropocene concept in the light of media – an underexposed angle up until now – and vice versa.

We kindly ask contributors to align their submission with the conference theme, but welcome proposals about all areas covered by the Society.

The Society for Phenomenology and Media encourages interdisciplinary approaches and theoretical diversity. Individual papers and panels need not be limited to phenomenological approaches. In the past, papers have come from diverse theoretical perspectives, including critical theory, cultural studies, hermeneutics, Marxism, New Historicism, post-colonial theory, pragmatism, semiotics, speech-act theory, and so on. Participants have come from a wide range of disciplines: philosophy, media studies, communications, psychology, history, political science, sociology, rhetoric, literary theory, cognitive science, cultural studies, and other fields.

Doctoral students are invited to submit proposals, but should note that SPM limits the number of papers from students.

Conference abstracts and panel proposals submitted are peer-reviewed. Papers accepted and presented are published in the SPM annual Conference Proceedings; selected papers are also published in Glimpse, the annual publication of SPM.

For consideration, submit abstracts/panel proposals by using the EasyChair system at:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=spm2017

For up-to-date information on the conference and the Society, see the SPM website:

http://phenomenologyandmedia.org

If you have questions about the conference hotel and getting around in Iceland, contact:

Dr. Francesca Dell'Orto,

SPM Secretary

socphenmedia@yahoo.com

Doctoral students are invited to submit proposals, but should note that SPM limits the number of papers from students.

Conference abstracts and panel proposals submitted are peer reviewed. Papers accepted and presented are published in the annual SPM Conference Proceedings and also considered for publication in Glimpse, the annual, blind-reviewed journal published by SPM.

Applications for an SPM annual conference is a two-step process: 1) Make an application through EASYCHAIR (see below); 2) When your application is accepted, immediately complete your application by registering on this SPM webpage (see "conference registration" in the tab above). You complete your acceptance only when you have paid your conference and membership fees. This is done through PAYPAL.

For consideration of acceptance to an SPM conference, send abstracts, panel proposals, and other questions to the Secretary of the Society for Phenomenology and Media at:

EASYCHAIR

Questions may be addressed to

the SPM Secretary:

Francesca Dell'Orto,

Society for Phenomenology and Media:

socphenmedia@yahoo.com

For up-to-date, information on the conference and the Society, see the SPM website: http://societyphenmedia.wix.com/socphenmedia

Conference Theme:

Global Media Literacy in the Digital Age

The overarching theme of the 20th Annual Conference of the Society for Phenomenology and Media will be ‘Global Media Literacy in the Digital Age.’ We encourage submissions that speak to this theme in a broad sense, or to other pertinent topics.

It has been claimed that we stand on the brink of a third digital revolution, which has been labelled as Web 3.0. This new era adds artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things to our present, mobile social media (Web 2.0).

The advent of social media, with global reach, has arguably increased the requirements of media literacy. Controversies such as the ‘fake news´ and Twitter debates around the present U.S. President can be interpreted as revealing insufficient media literacy. How should we read traditional newspaper reports in contrast to presidential tweets?

As members of the public, we may need work on our media literacy. As media scholars, however, we certainly need to enhance and deepen our understanding of media literacy. The aim of this conference is to explore various dimensions of media literacy in the global and local media landscapes, cultural constraints, educational practices, theoretical distinctions, philosophical dilemmas etc.

The Society for Phenomenology and Media (SPM) is pleased to receive abstracts (200 words maximum) for consideration of inclusion in its 20th annual international conference. The conference will be hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at University of Akureyri (UNAK), Akureyri, Iceland.

Proposals for 3-person panels are also accepted. These should be organized around specific media — for example: film, the Internet, mobile communication, medieval manuscripts, print media (books, newspapers, and magazines), stage drama, television, visual art, dance, etc. Panel proposals should include three papers, one of them by the panel organizer. Individual abstract submissions are assigned to a panel by the conference host.

We kindly ask contributors to align their submission with the conference theme, but welcome proposals about all areas covered by the Society.

The Society for Phenomenology and Media encourages interdisciplinary approaches and theoretical diversity. Individual papers and panels need not be limited to phenomenological approaches. Participants have come from a wide range of disciplines: philosophy, media studies, communications, psychology, history, political science, sociology, rhetoric, literary theory, cognitive science, cultural studies, and other fields.

Doctoral students are invited to submit proposals, but should note that SPM limits the number of papers from students.

Conference abstracts and panel proposals submitted are peer-reviewed. Papers accepted and presented are published in the SPM annual Conference Proceedings; selected papers are also published in Glimpse, the annual publication of SPM.

Applications for an SPM annual conference is a two-step process: 1) Make an application through EASYCHAIR (see below); 2) When your application is accepted, immediately complete your application by registering on this SPM webpage (see "conference registration" in the tab above). You complete your acceptance only when you have paid your conference and membership fees. This is done through PAYPAL.

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