[csaa-forum] cfp - Communication, and material and discursive power dynamics - Uppsala University

Carpentier Nico nico.carpentier at vub.ac.be
Mon Mar 21 17:06:02 ACST 2016

REMINDER: Just one week is left to submit abstracts (500 words) for the 
‘Communication, and material and discursive power dynamics’ colloquium, 
hosted 28 – 29 October 2016 at Uppsala University. Deadline: 27 March.

Confirmed invited speakers include (in alphabetic order) Dr. Bart 
Cammaerts (London School of Economics and Political Science – LSE, UK), 
Dr. Benjamin De Cleen (Free University of Brussels – VUB, Belgium), 
Professor Felicity Colman (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK), Dr. 
Jason Glynos (University of Essex, UK), Professor Annette Hill (Lund 
University, Sweden), Dr. Jernej Amon Prodnik (University of Ljubljana, 
Slovenia) and Professor Barbie Zelizer (University of Pennsylvania, US).

More information at http://www.im.uu.se/?languageId=1


'Communication, and material and discursive power dynamics’
Department of Informatics and Media
Two-day colloquium
Uppsala University
28 – 29 October 2016
Call for abstracts
Any communication practice is realised in specific environments and 
contexts, being produced through particular material and discursive 
performativities, producing specific material and discursive outcomes. 
Communication praxes are also effected through the participatory 
practices of the involved actors, and the power dynamics that are being 
developed, in specific historical, political, cultural and social settings.
This colloquium aims at examining the interconnections between 
communication practices, their environments, actors, audiences and 
products, and the power dynamics at work, both at the discursive and 
material level.
Loci of study could be, print, broadcast and digital media, social 
media, civil society organisations, museums, art and public spaces, 
where practices of self-expression, participation, empowerment, civic 
engagement, are studied. At the same time, the colloquium is interested 
in looking, using multidisciplinary perspectives, into the ways in which 
these practices are mediated, represented, supported, facilitated, 
contested, transformed or destroyed, through the involved actors’ and 
networks’ interplays of power.
Amongst the aims of the colloquium is the publication of an edited 
volume, with contributions from its participants.
We call for interested colleagues to submit a 500-word abstract (in 
English), by 27 March, 2016.
Please, send abstracts to Dr. Vaia Doudaki, vaia.doudaki at im.uu.se.
The colloquium is co-organised by the Department of Informatics and 
Media, of Uppsala University, and DESIRE, the Centre for the study of 
Democracy, Signification and Resistance.

Organising Committee
Vaia Doudaki
Nico Carpentier
Jakob Svensson
Ylva Ekström

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