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Jeremy Butler <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 20 Jun 2003 16:11:57 -0500
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Dear SCREEN-L Moderator

We would appreciate it if you could post the conference
announcement below on your discussion list if you consider
it appropriate.

Kind regards

Helen Terre Blanche (Conference Alerts)
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2nd Global Conference: Transformations
8 to 10 December 2003, Vienna, Austria

Call for Papers

This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project seeks to
examine the idea of 'transformation' and explore the impact of
transformations in politics, culture, and society. The role of media in
provoking, supporting and representing such changes - for example,
art and art history, cinema and film, literature and poetry, music,
newspapers, and television and radio - will also be explored.

Papers, presentations, and short surveys are invited on issues
related to any of the following themes:

* dissolution, liberation, reconstruction; political, and economic
* invasion, resistance, revolution
* coalitions, governments, social reform, and the presentation of
political agendas
* state control of media; political mass communication, election
campaigns, lobby groups; propaganda; fringe movements; pressure
* the place of street drama, posters, graffitti
* the importance of land; territory; boundaries; rural/urban; land
* education, student rebellions, and the role of the intelligentsia
* cultural revolutions: status of women, feminism, sexual freedom;
representations of gender, ethnicity, sexuality; pornography
* exposure of labour issues; exposure of class issues
* cultural difference and otherness; immigration and immigrants
* international confrontation; the role and influence of the military
* the impact of globalisation
* third world issues; global responsibility; public awareness;
ecological issues
* medical and social issues in film - for example, drugs, aids,
* role of religion and religious institutions
* role and influence of the United States
* influence of new technologies; multimedia industries, internet,
www, cyberspace
* accessibility to data, information, knowledge; the fate of
intellectual property. Control of knowledge; anonymity; privacy
* the role of the law and legal processes; regulation and
legislation; appeal systems
* market economies; monopolies and mergers; control of

Papers will be considered on any related theme, writer, book or film.
300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 1st August 2003.
Full draft papers should be submitted by Friday 21st December
2003. Abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, PDF or RTF formats
and should be submitted to:

Dr Rob Fisher
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The conference is the second in a series of annual research
projects, run under the general banner 'Probing the Boundaries'. It
aims to create working 'encounter' groups between people of
differing perspectives, disciplines, professions, and contexts. The
project is to be supported by an e-mail discussion group, threaded
forum board, e-journal, and dedicated publication series.

All papers accepted for and presented at the conference will be
published in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers accepted for and
presented at the conference will be published in a hard copy themed
volume. A themed hard copy volume arising from the first
conference is shortly to be published.

For further details and information please see

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