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Title: "Media Mutations 9th International Conference “The Format Factor. Television Shows, Brands and Properties in the Global Television Scenario”".
Affiliation: Television Studies
Venue: Università di Bologna, Bologna (Italy)
Date: May 23 - May 24, 2017
Contact: mediamutations.org@gmail.com
Call for papers: http://www.mediamutations.org/category/call-for-papers/

Media Mutations, the international conference of studies on audiovisual media hosted by Dipartimento delle Arti of Università di Bologna, comes to its ninth edition. This year’s theme is the cultural and industrial role of global formats in television production, distribution and viewing practices, and it is organized by Luca Barra and Paola Brembilla, in collaboration with Andrea Esser, the Media Across Borders network and the ECREA Television Studies section. Confirmed keynote speakers: Jérôme Bourdon and Jean Chalaby.
Some classic and more recent studies have established the field of format research over the past 18 years, defining various format dimensions and analyzing their ability to travel across different countries and cultures (e.g. Moran 1998, 2007; 2009; Oren and Shahaf, 2012; Chalaby 2016; Ellis, Esser and Gutiérrez Lozano 2016; Aveyard, Moran and Jensen 2016). The conference aims to expand the academic knowledge of this important phenomenon, establish new research perspectives in the field, and strengthen the understanding of national and transnational distribution and reception practices. The focus will not only be on cultural and linguistic format issues, but on the legal, economic and productive aspects of format development and format trade, and the different genres and types of formatted audiovisual products.

CFP Deadline: 15 February 2017

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