Apologies for cross-posting. Please see the below CFP for the next MeCCSA
Postgraduate Network conference to be held on the 2nd and 3rd of July 2013
at the University of East Anglia.
*Call for Papers*
MeCCSA-Postgraduate Network Conference 2nd-3rd July 2013
Abstract Deadline: 15th March 2013.
Plenary sessions with: Professor Martin Barker
Professor Natalie Fenton
Dr Iain Robert Smith
Dr Sanna Inthorn
The Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association Postgraduate
Network (MeCCSA-PGN) invites submission of abstracts for its 10th Annual
Postgraduate Conference to be held on the 2nd-3rd July 2013 at the
University of East Anglia (Norwich). The conference is hosted by the school
of Film, Television and Media Studies
(FTM)<http://www.uea.ac.uk/film-television-media>in collaboration with
other schools across the Faculty of Arts and
media@uea <http://media.uea.ac.uk/>, and the East Anglian Film
MeCCSA is the subject association for the field of media, communication
and cultural studies in UK Higher Education. This interdisciplinary
conference invites Masters and PhD students, as well as early stage
postdoctoral researchers, to share their work on any topic relating to film
and television, journalism, radio, photography, creative writing, cultural
studies, publishing, interactive media, the web and related areas.
Proposals from other disciplines that engage with media, communication or
cultural practices are also welcome.
The conference coincides with the 50th Anniversary of the University of
East Anglia <http://www.uea.ac.uk/50years> and embraces the heritage built
upon the university’s founding principal of ‘Do Different’. To reflect this
ethos, we are looking for a diverse range of presentation styles for
submission. This can include formal papers (up to 20 minutes in length),
posters, performances, practice research (such as films or multimedia), as
well as shorter “lightning talk” papers (up to 7 minutes in length with a
limited number of accompanying slides) and “speed geeking” (quick fire
ideas with small group discussions). Panel proposals are also welcome with
up to four presentations. The aim is to offer multiple platforms where
postgraduates can present their research in alternative and engaging
formats. Multiple submissions in different presentation formats will also
Abstracts of 50 – 100 words (for shorter presentations) and up to 200 words
(for longer papers) should be sent no later than 15th March 2013 to
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Please include with your abstract:
· Format of presentation (e.g. 20 minute paper, performance,
multimedia, “lightning talk”, “speed geeking” discussion)
· Your name, contact details, institutional affiliation and year of
· Title and topic of research, including method(s) used;
· Up to five keywords, which will help the reviewers classify your
· Technical requirements for the presentation;
· An indication of whether you also plan to submit a full-length
article for the MeCCSA-PGN journal, Networking Knowledge.
For panels, we require a short description and rationale (up to 100 words),
in addition to the abstracts for each of the papers (200 words each).
For proposals involving practice research, please ensure that you send
preview material (up to 5 minutes) with the abstract.
The conference will have a special emphasis on postgraduate training,
and we plan to offer a diverse and extensive programme of workshops
We are now in the process of organising these, and would like to hear
what sessions would be most useful to MeCCSA PGN members.
Any suggestions can be posted in the conference Facebook
<http://www.facebook.com/groups/109076385927409/> group, or sent to
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Information about registration, accommodation and travel is available on
the conference website<http://www.uea.ac.uk/film-television-media/news-and-events/meccsa-network>and
MeCCSA-PGN <http://www.meccsa.org.uk/postgraduate-network> site.
To receive the latest updates in the lead up to the conference, follow us
on twitter (@MeCCSAPGN2013) and
For any clarifications or questions, please contact the conference
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We look forward to receiving your proposals and welcoming you to UEA next
UEA PGN Conference Committee
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