This conference will take place at Kingston University London on June 4th 2011. The aim is to examine the relationship between cosmopolitanism and media in an increasingly fragmented, globalising world. A central focus of the conference is the potential role of the media in providing a cosmopolitanist outlook for its audiences, encouraging or discouraging cosmopolitanist identifications, especially when engaging with global crisis and disasters. Keynote Speakers include Professor Paddy Scannell and Professor Lilie Chouliaraki.
Possible topics include (but are not restricted to) the following:
Cosmopolitanism and Media Ethics
Mediating Pain and Suffering
Cosmopolitanism and global fictional narratives (film, TV, fiction)
Application of theory and Issues of methodology
The cosmopolitan memory
Celebrity compassion and media
Cosmopolitanism, the national, and/or postcolonial
Cosmopolitanism and multiculturalism
Cosmopolitanism, consumerism and media
The Shock Doctrine, Disaster, and Globalisation
Disaster Marathons and live coverage
Consumer Society and the Commodification of Trauma
Please visit the website for more information.
500-word abstracts should be submitted using the online form found on the website.
Acceptance notices will be returned by 20 February 2011.
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