Call for Papers
MeCCSA 2012 Conference
11th-13th January 2012
University of Bedfordshire
MeCCSA is the subject association for the field of media, communication
and cultural studies in UK Higher Education. The field includes film and
TV production, journalism, radio, photography, creative writing, publishing,
interactive media and the web; and it includes higher education for media
practice as well as for media studies.
In 2012 the MeCCSA annual conference will be hosted by the Bedfordshire Institute for Media, Arts and Performance, University of Bedfordshire, Luton Campus Centre.
We welcome scholarly papers, presentations of practice, posters and panels across the full range of interests represented by MeCCSA and its networks and in particular those which:
address new media technologies
Plenary speakers include:
Steven Barnett on policy
Clio Barnard on practice
John Downing on alternative media
Christine Geraghty on film narrative
Stuart Laing on media in higher education
Janet Murray on new media
Instructions for Contributors:
Abstracts of 250 words for
· presentations of practice or
should be submitted for peer review via the website form by Friday 2nd September 2011. Proposers will be notified of proposal acceptance no later than 21st October 2011.
Full panel proposals should include a short description and rationale (200 words) along with abstracts for each of the papers (250 words each) and the name of the person chairing, contact details for all panelists and technical requirements.
Panelists should indicate if they are willing to be considered separately.
We are keen to support the presentation of practice related to papers in particular when there is insufficient time to present full work during paper presentation. To this end we have allocated a presentation space for practice artefacts which includes screenings, computer based work and multi screen work (where possible). For practice please include specific technical requirements (e.g. duration, format) and an URL pointing to practice support material.
The Art Design Media - Higher Education Academy Subject Centre (ADM-HEA) are offering a £500 prize and publication for the best paper analysing key issues impacting on media, communications and cultural studies in higher education. Submission details as for other papers but a full paper must be with
ADM-HEA by 25th November 2011 ([log in to unmask]).
Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies and SAGE Publishing are offering a prize for the best submission by a postgraduate or postdoctoral student on research which fits the aims of the journal. The winner will have their work published in the journal, receive a year's subscription and £150 worth of SAGE books. Submissions will be judged by the editors Julia Knight and Alexis Weedon and be submitted by 20th December 2011
Posters: The academic poster is highly valued by MeCCSA as an indicator of current research and there will be an open space set aside for poster display. A prize of £100 will be awarded to the best poster judged the MeCCSA Executive Committee.
For all information about the MeCCSA 2012 Conference go to: http://www.beds.ac.uk/meccsa
Registration for the conference and information on fees will be available from this page:
We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Bedfordshire!
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