[csaa-forum] Media in the Expanded Europe -- Final Call
jason_a_wilson at yahoo.com.au
Wed Feb 8 21:37:49 CST 2006
Dear CSAA list,
See final CFP for a major international conference on
European media below, and see the list of accepted
(apologies for x-posting)
MEDIA IN THE ENLARGED EUROPE
UNIVERSITY OF LUTON
5TH-6TH MAY, 2006
CALL FOR PAPERS
Spring 2006 will mark the second anniversary of the
European Union's latest, greatest enlargement.
With a host of further countries lining up to join the
EU, there is a need for critical debate and reflection
upon the cultural industries, policies and identities
of an enlarged Europe, a transnational bloc in which
local, regional and global interests cooperate and
compete, and in which diverse nations and cultures are
discovering the costs and benefits of Continental
The Research Institute of Media, Art and Design at the
University of Luton invites papers, presentations and
artworks that offer original perspectives on Europe's
Topics may include:
European markets and audiences
European media policy
Media politics: Neoliberalism, the Third Way & the
European Social Model
European media industries
Competition within & beyond Europe
Images of the "new" Europe: national & regional
Ideologies of Europe & Europeanness: Europe vs. the
European media value chains
European distribution networks
Representations of non-European ethnicities within the
European English and the languages of media texts
European media studies; European media pedagogy
Christian Europe?: religious identities in the
Cinema, television, music, art & literature: Europe,
America & the rest of the world
Screenings, readings, exhibitions & performances of
new creative & documentary works
We anticipate presentations which embrace a wide range
of approaches and methodologies: from media economics
and policy studies to textual analyses and new
We are particularly keen to welcome presentations
whose focus is on the EU's new and prospective member
states and their early experiences of EU membership.
An international selection of papers will be included
in the conference proceedings.
Proposals should be abstracts of no more than 500
words plus bio, and should arrive by 14th February,
These and all other queries should be directed to
Jason Wilson jason.wilson at luton.ac.uk.
Alec Charles alec.charles at luton.ac.uk
T +44 (0)1582489144.
M +44 (0)7886508141 .
Research Institute for Media, Art and Design
University of Luton
The registration fee for this two-day conference is
£40. The concession fee (including for members of
Mediacentric) is £20. There is no registration fee for
conference speakers, or for staff and students of the
University of Luton or our partner colleges.
Delegates to the conference are eligible for a special
discounted rate (single room: £55.00 per night; double
room: £75 per night) at the Thistle Hotel in Luton. To
book, please contact Jacquie Hammond on (+44) 1582
444662, e-mail: reservations.luton at thistle.co.uk.
See you in May!
School of Media, Art and Design
University of Luton
T +44 (0)1582 489114
F +44 (0)1582 489212
jason.wilson at luton.ac.uk
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