A conference organised by two groupings of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA): The Television Studies Section, and the Media Industries and Cultural Production Temporary Working Group.
The conference is hosted by the research programmes Media, Communication and Society and Cultural Transformations, Department of Aesthetics and Communication, Aarhus University, Denmark.
Venue: Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, 24-26 October 2013.
Television is by no means coming to an end, as some scholars predict. Television is, however, in transition. Digitalization, multiple media platforms and the mushrooming of television channels have changed its nature, in production, distribution, programming and content. The conference “Making Television in the 21st Century” will focus on these changes in the television landscape.
How will television, the major communication medium of the last sixty years, survive in a new century? What theories will best help researchers and publics to understand changes in the television industries, and in television production? This conference invites research and reflection on these and other questions. We invite papers on any aspect of television production and distribution. While the emphasis is on production and on industry, this in no way precludes analysis of texts, genres and subjectivities. Indeed, research that integrates consideration of these questions with industry and production analysis is encouraged.
Confirmed keynote speakers:
John Thornton Caldwell, University of California Los Angeles, USA, author of Production Culture (Duke University Press, 2008)
David Hesmondhalgh, University of Leeds, UK, author of The Cultural Industries (3. edition, Sage, 2013) and Creative Labour (Routledge, 2011)
Lothar Mikos, Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen “Konrad Wolf”, Potsdam, Germany, co-editor and co-author of Transnationale Serienkultur (Springer, 2013)
Invited keynote speaker:
Lotte Lindegaard, Head of DR1, Danish Radio and Television Corporation, Denmark
Abstracts (maximum 300 words) or panel proposals (minimum 3 speakers, 300 words rationale plus 300 words per paper) should be submitted to Lothar Mikos by 1 May 2013 at email@example.com.
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