NordMedia09 BODY, SOUL AND SOCIETY
Rethinking Media and Communication Ontologies
13th – 15th of August 2009
Call for papers, research panels and posters
The objective of the conference theme, Body, Soul and Society:
Rethinking Media and Communication Ontologies, is to scrutinize the triadic interplay between Body, Soul and Society in terms of how they have been, and are as of now, understood, implied and implemented in media and communication studies and to what ends. How have Body, Soul and Society been applied as concepts of “reality”, and on the other hand how have they (re)produced certain formations of knowledge? How do these concepts, in their broadest sense, produce certain ways of thinking in media and communication studies? How are the thinking around these categories bound up with (inter)disciplinary power-fields in terms of scholarly traditions and paradigms? A number of Nordic scholars will address issues related to the conference theme in plenary sessions throughout the conference.
We encourage the submission of:
a) Paper proposals (150 to 200 words)
b) Panel proposals (four to five paper proposals together with an overall panel theme proposal)
c) Poster proposals (150 to 200 words)
Paper, panels and posters will be given within one of the new NordMedia Divisions (se below).
We invite you to e-mail your proposal(s) to the chair of one of these divisions.
1. Environment, Science and Risk Communication
chair: Anna-Maria Jönsson, email@example.com
2. Journalism Studies
chair: Flemming Svith, firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Media and Communication History
chair: Henrik Örnebring, email@example.com
4. Media, Culture and Society
chair: Stig Hjavard, firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Media, Globalization and Social Change
chair: Hilde Arntsen, Hilde.Arntsen@uib.no
6. Media Literacy and Media Education
chair: Sirkku Kotilainen email@example.com
7. Media Organizations, Policy and Economy
chair: Karl Erik Gustafsson, Karl.Erik.Gustafsson@ihh.hj.se
8. Media, Technology and Aesthetics
chair: Arild Fetveit, firstname.lastname@example.org
9. Organization, Communication and Society
chair: Jesper Falkheimer, Jesper.Falkheimer@iks.lu.se
10. Political Communication
chair: Mark Ørsten, email@example.com
11. Theory, Philosophy and Ethics of Communication
chair: Kaarle Nordenstreng, Kaarle.Nordenstreng@uta.fi
12. Theme Division: Body, Soul and Society
chair: Miyase Christensen, firstname.lastname@example.org
16 February: Deadline for submitting proposals for panels, papers and posters.
1 April: Note of acceptance from division chairs.
1 May: Final date for registration at early-bird rate.
15 July: Deadline for submitting full papers.
1 August: Final date for registration at ordinary rate.
You can find more information on the theme, programme, plenary sessions, new division structure and modes of participation on www.nordmedia09.se
We are exited to welcome You to Karlstad next summer. Please feel free to circulate this call in other networks and to colleagues that may be interested in submitting a proposal.
The Conference is hosted by the Department of Media and Communication Studies at Karlstad University, in co-operation with the Swedish Association for Media and Communication Research, FSMK and Nordicom.