We invite panel and individual-paper proposals for Media and Sexual Minorities: A GLBT Media Studies Conference, to be held at Plymouth State University (Plymouth, New Hampshire) April 21-22, 2006.
The members of the conference committee are seeking contributions that explore the representation and social construction of gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered individuals in a wide range of influential media forms (e.g., intriguing films, television shows, Internet sites, comic books, magazines, etc.) as well as reception studies pertaining to such media offerings. Submissions pertaining to any historical era are desired. Participants are encouraged to interpret the conference theme broadly and innovatively. Individual presentations will be limited to 20 minutes in length.
We encourage submissions from scholars, educators, and students at all levels, and from disciplines including anthropology, communications, cultural studies, film studies, GLBT studies, history, journalism, media studies, popular culture, sociology, and television studies. Selected papers will be published (with author’s permission) in a special anthology pertaining to the conference theme. As a bonus, please note that the conference dates allow presenters to take advantage of a much-needed weekend getaway before the end-of-semester “insanity” kicks in!
Persons submitting individual-paper proposals are asked to submit a one-page abstract with complete contact information (name, institutional affiliation, snail-mail and e-mail addresses, daytime telephone number, fax number). Panel proposals (featuring three paper-presentations total) should include panel title, brief description of panel theme, name of the panel chair, one-page abstracts of each paper in the panel, and complete contact information for each presenter on the panel (name, institutional affiliation, snail-mail and e-mail addresses, daytime telephone number, fax number). In order to be considered, all proposals must be received no later than November 1, 2005. Individuals will be notified of the status of their proposals within two weeks of the submission deadline.
Please mail or e-mail conference proposals to: Media and Sexual Minorities Conference, Attn: Kylo-Patrick Hart, Department of Communication Studies, Plymouth State University, 17 High Street, MSC 60, Plymouth, NH 03264; firstname.lastname@example.org
For specific inquiries prior to submitting a proposal, please contact Kylo-Patrick Hart at (603) 535-3122 or email@example.com
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart, Ph.D.
Plymouth State University
Department of Communication Studies
17 High Street / MSC 60
Plymouth, New Hampshire 03264
(603) 535-3122 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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