8th Biennial MESEA Conference The Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas 13–16 June 2012
Blanquerna School of Communication, Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, Spain
Call for Papers Media and Mediated Performances of Ethnicity
The 2012 MESEA Conference, to be held at the Ramon Llull University in Barcelona, invites papers that focus on the place, role, influence, effects and forms of media in contemporary society, with particular emphasis on its intersection with the performance of ethnicity and citizenship.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
Media literacy/Literacy and the Media
Media and literary intertextualities
Youth cultures and the media
Performance and performative media
Mediating traditions: virtual natives and migrants
Media, ethnic division; and social exclusion; media coverage: discourse and nationality
Media Cartographies: landscapes/seascapes/mediascapes; global and glocal media
Cyber hedonism versus cyber activism and responsibility
Ethnic media, political protest and naturalization
Mediating ethnic space and time; ethnic simulacrums
McDonaldization and ethnic homogenization; advertising and virtual power
Cultures of circulation/flow: cultural capital
Proposals should be submitted to our website between August 15 and November 15, 2011.
Submitters will receive notification of acceptance by January 1, 2012.
Preference will be given to complete panel proposals with an inter/transdisciplinary and/or transnational focus. Panels may not include more than 2 participants from the same institution. Presenters must be members of MESEA or MELUS in 2012.
As in previous years, MESEA will award two Young Scholars Excellence Awards.
For more information please see: http://www.mesea.org
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