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Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Journeys Across Media 2011 (Conference)

Department of Film, Theatre & Television, University of Reading - Call for conference papers (deadline: Friday 30th January 2011)

Journeys Across Media 2011 Friday 6th May 2011

Announcing the 9th annual international conference for postgraduate students, organized by postgraduates working in the Department of Film, Theatre & Television at the University of Reading. The conference "seeks to address issues of space in performance, media and wider society and instigate discussions about space across disciplines, practices and fields of research."

  • Discussion forum for current and developing research in film, theatre, television and new media.
  • Offers the opportunity to gain experience of presenting your work at different stages of development;
  • The Department of Film, Theatre & Television at the University of Reading offers an active, friendly and supportive research environment.
  • This year JAM will be guest-editing the Autumn issue of Intellect’s Journal of Media Practice;
  • In 2012 an associated journal to the conference will be launched, providing further opportunities for new researchers to publish their work and interact with established scholars.
  • Non-presenting delegates are also very welcome.

This is a call for postgraduates engaging in contemporary discourses around space to submit papers for the JAM 2011 conference; topics may include, but are not restricted to: Cross-disciplinary/inter-disciplinary spaces National/International space; Globalisation Centrality – Marginality of/in space Gendered spaces Space and memory Critical masses (people in space) Space as a character Absence/non-place Time and Space in performance Architecture and performance Immersion and illusion in contemporary performance spaces Space in Contemporary art Ownership and accountability Ontology of space CALL FOR PAPERS Please send a 250-word abstract and a 50-word biographical note for a fifteen-minute paper to Amanda Beauchamp, Becki Hillman, Tonia Kazakopoulou, Martin O’Brien and James Rattee, at Proposals for practice-as-research presentations/performances are warmly invited; these have to conform to the 15-minute format. We would appreciate the distribution of this call for papers and wider promotion of this conference through your networks. Journeys Across Media is supported by the Standing Committee of University Drama Departments (SCUDD) and the Graduate School in Arts and Humanities, University of Reading.

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