Theory and After: Interdisciplinary Mediations
Conference hosted by the Graduate Students in Communication
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
April 7th, 2006
Keynote Speaker: Leslie Regan Shade, Associate Professor, Concordia University, President of the Canadian Communication Association
Communication studies is intrinsically multi-disciplinary. The field has seen wide-ranging and rigorous explorations of myriad aspects of communication by scholars from a variety of disciplines that have brought diverse theoretical perspectives together into interplay. We believe, nonetheless, that the field can be further enriched by more extensive intellectual cross-fertilization.
Theory and After is an interdisciplinary graduate student conference that seeks to add more ferment to the field. We welcome projects that, either by gauging current approaches or by exploring new ground, aim to bring about more theoretical dialogues between communication studies and other disciplines. We encourage debates that address the following questions as well as others that are related to the theme of interdisciplinarity in communication studies:
· Does the division between administrative and critical research still have value?
· Has the age of high theory come to a close? If so, where do we go from here?
· What theorists from other fields could inform our understanding of communication?
· What new interdisciplinary avenues have been opened up by contemporary changes (social, political, economic, cultural, technological, disciplinary, or others)?
We invite submissions from students of a variety of academic backgrounds: communication, journalism, sociology, anthropology, history, English (or other languages) and literature, political science, political economy, philosophy, psychology, linguistics, economics, geography, Canadian studies, first nation studies, international studies, women?s and gender studies, education, architecture and design, film studies, music studies, fine arts, legal studies, and others.
Please submit abstracts of up to 250 words by February 1st, 2006. Inquiries and abstracts should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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