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Subject:

CFP: Media and Fakery one day Symposium, University of Nottingham Ningbo China

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Celia Lam <[log in to unmask]>

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Celia Lam <[log in to unmask]>

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CFP Media and Fakery Symposium

October 25 2019, University of Nottingham Ningbo China


From fake news to the deepfake, the digital era’s expanded possibilities for fabrication and falsehood are bedevilling the fourth estate as its parameters expand to include a host of new and often concealed sources, spreading via manipulable social media algorithms. Media scholars have called on us all to reject the pejorative term “fake,” which is used to conduct mistrust and accusations toward institutions that we have traditionally relied upon to shine a light on powerful interests. However, we are at the same time being ushered into a more generalised media-critical thought, as unreliable reportage proliferates in many of the places we turn to for trustworthy information. How do we balance acknowledgement of media fakery with our need for reasonable information that we can trust?


This one-day symposium aims to address some of the more urgent philosophical issues arising in an era marked by proliferating resources for media fakery.


Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  *   fake news
  *   the deepfake
  *   post-truth politics
  *   public trust in journalism and politics
  *   social media and journalism
  *   Facebook and Twitter bots
  *   emotions, cognitive biases and media psychology
  *   satirical news websites
  *   hoaxes and literary fraud
  *   identity theft, catfishing and online identities
  *   “truthiness,” pseudoscience and pseudo-communications
  *   astroturfing and front organisations
  *   advertorial
  *   public relations and propaganda
  *   authenticity
  *   data mining and targeted content
  *   algorithmic aggregators and generators of news

Confirmed keynote speaker: Professor Terry Flew, Queensland University of Technology

Please send the following to the symposium organisers Drs Filippo Gilardi ([log in to unmask])<mailto:[log in to unmask])>, Celia Lam ([log in to unmask])<mailto:[log in to unmask])> and Wyatt Moss-Wellington ([log in to unmask])<mailto:[log in to unmask])> by Friday 20 September 2019.

  *   250 word abstract
  *   50-100 word biography
  *   Contact email address
Successful abstracts will be considered for inclusion in a Special Issue proposal to be submitted to Continuum Journal of Media and Cultural Studies<https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ccon20/current> (TBC)



Key dates:

Abstract submission: 20 September 2019

Notifications: 30 September 2019

Registrations open: 15 October 2019

Submission of extended abstracts: 30 November 2019

Submission to Continuum: Early/mid 2020



Regards,
Celia
___________________________________________________________

Dr Celia Lam

Assistant Professor in Media and Cultural studies



School of International Communications
University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Room 337, Trent Building

199 Taikang East Road

Ningbo 315100



+86 (0) 574 8818 0000 - 8453 | nottingham.edu.cn<https://www.nottingham.edu.cn/en/>



Recent publications

(2019) Our Aussie Divas: Interrogating Australian Identity through Audience Reactions to Australia's Eurovision Entrants, chapter in Eurovision and Australia<https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030200572>, Palgrave Macmillan

(2018) International TV series distribution on Chinese digital platforms: Marketing strategies and audience engagement <http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/2059436418806406> , Global Media and China
(2018) Personas and Places: Negotiating Myths, Stereotypes and National Identities<https://www.amazon.com/Personas-Places-Negotiating-Stereotypes-Identities/dp/0993993893>, WaterHill Publishing (edited volume)
(2018) Disassembling the Celebrity Figure: Credibility and the Incredible<https://brill.com/view/title/35653?format=PBK&offer=368089>, Brill (edited volume)
(2018) ‘Grant’ing a voice: the representation, activity and agency of Stan Grant<http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19392397.2018.1432418>, Celebrity Studies Journal available as eprint<http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/MUUyhZ3cRwcrR22gn4Fr/full>
(2018) 'Representing (real) Australia: Australia’s Eurovision entrants, diversity and Australian identity<http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19392397.2018.1432354>', Celebrity Studies Journal available as eprint<http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/MxumsteeDUfhyuxyqUpb/full>
(2018) 'X-Men bromance: film, audience and promotion'<http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19392397.2018.1426026>, Celebrity Studies Journal available as eprint<http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/ceJcT7M7aTDQK7cP49Y7/full>
(2017) 'True bromance: the authenticity behind the Stewart/McKellen relationship<http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19392397.2017.1365615>', Celebrity Studies Journal

(2017) 'The function of hosts: enabling fan–celebrity interactions at pop culture conventions<http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10304312.2017.1391177>', Continuum available as eprint <http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/u7EVZZDY9tukusXpDvBi/full>

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