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Thursday, 7 June 2012

CALL – for papers MeCCSA 2013

Spaces and Places of Culture
MeCCSA Annual Conference 2013
University of Ulster, Magee campus in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland
9 – 11 January 2013

Deadline for abstracts: 10 September 2012

The 2013 conference is being organized by the Centre for Media Research, in the School of Media, Film and Journalism at the University of Ulster.

MeCCSA is the subject association for the field of media, communication and cultural studies in UK Higher Education. The field encompasses the study of audiovisual and print media including film and TV; journalism; radio; photography; creative writing; publishing; interactive media and the web. The field also includes media practice and practice research – film and TV production, journalism practice, and the use of new, digital information technologies in the arts, entertainment, social media and gaming.

They welcome presentations on the broad theme of ‘spaces and places of culture’. And, as always, they welcome scholarly papers, presentations of practice, posters and panels across the full range of interests represented by MeCCSA and its networks, including:
  • Film and television studies and practice;
  • Radio studies and practice;
  • Cultural and media policy;
  • Representation, identity, ideology;
  • Creativity and digital spaces;
  • The value and future of journalism;
  • Media Studies as a discipline;
  • Approaches to media pedagogy
Presentations are also invited for a special strand on children, young people and media, in conjunction with Cinemagic.

  • The Higher Education Academy are offering a £500 prize and publication for the best paper analysing key issues impacting on media, communications and cultural studies in higher education. 
  • The academic poster is highly valued by MeCCSA as an indicator of current research and there will be an open space set aside for poster display. A prize of £100 will be awarded to the best poster judged the MeCCSA Executive Committee.

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