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  • 15.07.2021 14:16 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    MeCCSA

    https://ojs.meccsa.org.uk/index.php/netknow/issue/view/69

    This special issue features 12 contributions by early career scholars and artists dealing with the role of mediatization in the COVID-19 pandemic conjuncture. Themes such as mediated intimacy and sociality, pandemic ideology, politicians’ curated authenticity and discursive constructions of self, and playbour and resistance in digital games are examined in five original articles, while three autoethnographic contributions explore the concepts of mediated presence, collectivity, contemplative community, loneliness and relationality. The autoethnographies – in the form of short film, collage and poetry vignettes, respectively – add a personal experiential layer to the broader themes. To generate (mediated) interpersonal dialogue, two artists/academics engage deeply with the autoethographies, further reflecting on the themes explored therein. The issue concludes with an interview with Professor Andreas Hepp, of the University of Bremen, who comments on the contributions and reflects on the role of “deep mediatization” in the pandemic world.

    Cover image:

    "Let the distance be physical", by Cristina Estanislao on Unsplash. Submitted for United Nations Global Call Out To Creatives - help stop the spread of COVID-19.

    DOI: https://doi.org/10.31165/nk.2021.141

  • 14.07.2021 22:51 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Translation Studies (Special Issue)

    Abstract deadline: October 31, 2021

    Manuscript deadline: July 15, 2022

    Special Issue Editor(s)

    • Chiara Bucaria, University of Bologna, chiara.bucaria@unibo.it
    • Kathryn Batchelor, University College London, k.batchelor@ucl.ac.uk

    Media Paratexts and Translation

    This special issue seeks to open up new interdisciplinary perspectives on the translation, adaptation and localization of media paratexts. The global circulation of digital media products and the increased customization of the user experience have resulted in a proliferation of such paratexts, whether in the form of promotional material (trailers, posters), fan-made material, or curated or data-driven user interfaces. While the disciplines of Media Studies and Digital Studies have embraced – and arguably even been transformed by – the study of such paratextual elements, the fields of audiovisual translation or of translation in the digital age have yet to integrate them into their object of study. Engagement with the notion of the paratext within the field of news translation has been even more muted, being limited to just a handful of studies (Zhang 2013; Hong 2019).

    Premised on the idea that the combination of media paratexts and translation represents a rich and unexplored seam of research, this special issue invites interdisciplinary investigations of the ways in which media paratexts are linguistically and culturally mediated across different territories. It invites scholars to explore the impact that those mediations have on how media products are accessed, interpreted and perceived in the target cultures, thus widening the perspective from the media products themselves to the broader constellations of productions within which they circulate.

    Mediation is thus taken to include not only the processes and outputs of translating paratexts per se but also the strategic decisions about distribution that are made by media companies and localization teams in general. These include decisions concerning which paratexts will be used in a specific target culture/territory (either “as is” or in their translated versions) and which ones will have to be recreated from scratch in order to better adapt to target-culture sensibilities or conventions. We thus invite contributors to explore the far-reaching consequences of apparently peripheral or ephemeral decisions. For example, contributors might consider the way in which the channel, platform or output through which a particular media text is distributed in a target culture invites particular associations or attracts particular audience segments, thus affecting reception and interpretation of the text before the text itself has been encountered. Through this broad notion of mediation, we hope to draw attention to the way in which reception of media products is affected by the entire constellation of paratextual materials among which and through which the media text itself circulates, rather than limiting reflection to the media text itself. For example, in the case of the TV series Breaking Bad in Italy, as explored by Bucaria (2014), the decision not to distribute the humorous minisodes that formed part of the paratextual constellation in the USA is argued to have resulted in a perception of Breaking Bad in Italy that is less tonally nuanced.

    The definition of paratext that will be adopted for this volume will be broad, in line with approaches taken in Media Studies (e.g. Gray 2010). We thus invite consideration of meaning-making elements that have become essential to users’ selection and experience of audiovisual products and to the products’ commercial success; these might encompass interviews, viral marketing campaigns, TV and film trailers and teasers, summaries and descriptions, fan videos, and parodies, amongst others. We also invite explorations of elements intrinsic to the global presence of streaming and news platforms, such as the summaries, highlights, keywords and recommendations that appear in individual user interfaces, all of which need to be made accessible to users across the world through a process of localization. Where contributors are working to functional definitions of paratext (as commonly used in Digital and Media Studies), we invite consideration of material that serves commercial, navigational, community-building or world-building functions, amongst others, or that makes the text present in the world. (For a fuller list of paratextual functions, see Batchelor 2018, 160-161, based on Rockenberger [2014]). We also welcome theoretical discussions of the adequacy of existing definitions of paratext for translation-focused research. In particular, contributors may wish to explore the difficulties around preventing the collapse of ‘paratext’ into the vastness of ‘context’ (Rockenberger 2014) that inevitably arise once Genette’s (1997) emphasis on authorial intention is dismantled.

    Abstracts are invited from scholars in Translation Studies, Media Studies and Digital Studies. Proposed contributions should aim to explore the creation and use of linguistically and culturally adapted media paratexts from any of the following angles (with other aspects also welcome):

    • promotional campaigns for media products (e.g. films, TV content, video games);
    • customization of the user experience through paratexts;
    • localization of online TV apps;
    • paratextual elements in videogames;
    • paratextual elements in news translation;
    • theoretical perspectives on the conceptualization of media paratexts;
    • fan-made vs. promotional paratexts;
    • paratexts across different media.

    Submission Instructions

    Articles will be 7,000–8,000 words in length, in English (including notes and references).

    Abstracts of 300–400 words should be submitted to the guest editors at chiara.bucaria@unibo.it ; k.batchelor@ucl.ac.uk by 31 October 2021.

    Detailed style guidelines are available below.

    https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/special_issues/media-paratexts-translation/?utm_source=TFO&utm_medium=cms&utm_campaign=JPG15743

    Schedule

    • 31 October 2021: submission of abstracts
    • 31 December 2021: notification of acceptance of abstracts
    • 15 July 2022: submission of manuscripts for peer review
    • 31 January 2023: submission of revised manuscripts
    • 31 August 2023: publication
  • 14.07.2021 22:45 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    May 12-13, 2022

    Berlin, Germany

    Deadline: September 20, 2021

    A Japanese-German conference & Edited volume (2023)

    Current debates on artificial intelligence often conflate the realities of AI technologies with the fictional renditions of what they might one day become. They are said to be able to learn, make autonomous decisions or process information much faster than humans, which raises hopes and fears alike. What if these useful technologies will one day develop their own intentions that run contrary to those of humans?

    The line between science and fiction is becoming increasingly blurry: what is already a fact, what is still only imagination; and is it even possible to make this clear-cut distinction? Innovation and development goals in the field of AI are inspired by popular culture, such as its portrayal in literature, comics, film or television. At the same time, images of these technologies drive discussions and set particular priorities in politics, business, journalism, religion, civil society, ethics or research. Fictions, potentials and scenarios inform a society about the hopes, risks, solutions and expectations associated with new technologies. But what is more, the discourses on AI, robots and intelligent, even sentient machines are nothing short of a mirror of the human condition: they renew fundamental questions on concepts such as consciousness, free will and autonomy or the ways we humans think, act and feel.

    Imaginations about the human and technologies are far from universal, they are culturally specific. This is why a cross-cultural comparison is crucial for better understanding the relationship between AI and the human and how they are mutually constructed by uncovering those aspects that are regarded as natural, normal or given. Focusing on concepts, representations and narratives from different cultures, the conference aims to address two axes of comparison that help us make sense of the diverse realities of artificial intelligence and the ideas of what is human: Science and fiction, East Asia and the West.

    Papers are invited on the following topics (among others):

    • Which meanings and functions are ascribed to AI technologies and robots?
    • How is science informed by popular discursive images of AI?
    • Which cultural differences are there concerning the relationship between the natural and the artificial? What are the particular traditions of how to represent the human and its technological surrogates?
    • What can the different cultural and conceptual histories tell us about our present and future with artificial intelligence?

    Besides papers on these more general topics, we also invite case studies on innovative technologies and their fictional precursorsas well as on the social, ethical or political contexts in which they are applied. All contributions are expected to address the comparative perspective on East Asian and Euro-American discourses.

    Relevant issues and perspectives for these comparisons include but are not limited to cyberpunk and science-fiction in literature and film, public debates and imaginations of AI, the relation between simulation and reality, materiality, historical and legal accounts, sociotechnical imaginaries and politics.

    We welcome contributions from scholars of diverse disciplines, such as cognitive science, computer science, cultural studies, literature and film studies, media and communication studies, psychology, political science, science and technology studies or sociology. Interdisciplinary approaches (e.g., those combining social, cultural and technical perspectives) as well as perspectives from practitioners and developers are particularly encouraged.

    Submission process

    Extended abstracts of approximately 4,000 to 6,000 characters in length (excl. references) should be submitted no later than 20 September 2021 to ai21@hiig.de.

    Speakers will be notified by 15 November 2021.

    Conference and publication of selected papers in an edited volume

    The conference will take place on Thursday12 and Friday 13 May 2022in Berlin.

    Invitations for the submission of selected full manuscripts sent out inJune 2022.

    Full manuscriptsof between 30.000 to 50.000 characters (excluding references) to be submitted by September 2022.

    Comprehensive review returned to authors in December 2022; final papers due in February 2023.

    The edited volumewill be published in mid-2023.

    If you have any questions, you can contact the conference organisers via ai21@hiig.de .

    For more information, visit our website at hiig.de/…i21

  • 14.07.2021 22:33 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Deadline: September 15, 2021

    Communications and media scholars are warmly invited to submit papers for an edited volume/special issue under the working title: "Europeanisation through the European Universities Initiative: Identity and Higher Education Perspectives".

    Context:

    The European Universities Initiative (EUI), launched by the European Commission in 2018 within the Erasmus+ programme to promote further integration in the European Higher Education sector, can be taken as a new object of study in the European political and higher education landscape (Gunn, 2020). The initial pilot phase encourages universities in the first 41 selected "alliances" to aim for a level of cooperation which goes beyond existing actions within the Erasmus+ programme, in order to develop "European campuses" and a shared sense of belonging between partner universities. As such, the initiative raises questions for political scientists, and law scholars interested in the European Union and its institutions, in Higher Education policy, for sociologists and communication scholars working on questions of European identity and intercultural communication, for education scholars and linguists studying the impact of student mobility and multilingual education on learning outcomes.

    This call for papers will bring together, in an edited volume or special issue, research which considers the EUI in the light of different forms of Europeanization with which it may be associated (Radaelli, 2003). In one of its core approaches higher education cooperation is positioned in context of political imperatives aiming at promoting 'ever closer union' (Bache, 2006).

    In terms of the Europeanization of Higher Education, from an institutional perspective, this may include questions of European-level and national Higher Education policy and the evolving legal framework, but also the way the initiative is being implemented during the pilot phase and the forms of cooperation set up by the universities involved, especially through external incentives (funding) and social learning (Vucasovic, 2013). The Europeanizing potential of the initiative in bringing about or reinforcing the conditions of an "imagined community" of European students and staff is a complementary line of study, including both top-down and bottom-up approaches, in the light of the existing body of literature dealing with European and national identities (Cram, 2009; Frame, 2016; Skey & Antonsich, 2017).

    Contents:

    The editors see the forthcoming volume as making an early contribution to scholarship on the EUI in multi-theoretical, multi-dimensional and multi-factor analysis. They welcome conceptual or empirical-based studies on or around the following themes:

    Approaching the EUI as an object of scientific study: conceptual and methodological frameworks

    • The EUI in the light of Europeanisation theories: integration / disintegration
    • The EUI in the context of EU public diplomacy and decision-making
    • Europeanizing identities through the EUI
    • The EUI from a legal perspective
    • The EUI in context of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).

    The political dimension

    • The evolving context of the EHEA and the emergence of the EUI
    • EU stakeholders' politics, policies and discourse on the EUI: from calls to implementation
    • European University Networks (EUNs) between European and national governance: political stakes and tensions experienced around the EUI.

    Emerging forms of collaboration within EUNs: case-study-based approaches

    • Organisational perspectives: tensions experienced and solutions found
    • Advanced institutional and staff integration within EUNs
    • Student involvement and emerging forms of cooperation
    • Governance structures adopted within EUNs
    • The challenges of multilingualism and inclusiveness
    • Digitalization and forms of virtual cooperation in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic
    • Everyday Europeanhood - building European identities through practice
    • EUNs as learning environments
    • Networking and competition between EUNs.

    Future perspectives for the EUI

    • Common higher education strategies: towards a European Degree?
    • Synergies between the EHEA and the European Research Area (ERA): funding the global missions of EUNs
    • The legal status of EUNs: ensuring continuity, enlargement and the future of the EUI
    • Mobility and sustainability in the context of the Green Deal
    • Quality assurance, harmonisation, micro-accreditation.

    Paper proposals in English, of around 800 words including a short bibliography, should be sent by email to the editors, Barbara Curyło (bcurylo[at]uni.opole.pl) and Alex Frame (alexander.frame[at]u-bourgogne.fr), by 1st September 2021. Please contact us also if you wish to receive a pdf version of this cfp.

    A seminar for authors will be organised on 17th January 2022, in order to discuss first versions of the papers submitted and to work on the structure and key themes and concepts of the edited volume. No payment will be required from authors for either the publication or the seminar. The editors wish to also use the seminar to formalise a research network around the EUI as a scientific object, with a view to building a consortium for a future research funding proposal.

    Calendar:

    • Deadline for abstract submission: 15th September 2021
    • Feedback from editors: 30th September 2021
    • Texts (4000-6000 words) submitted for circulation prior to authors' seminar: 31st December 2021
    • Authors' seminar: 17th January 2022
    • Full texts submitted for publication: 28th February 2022
    • Feedback to authors: 1st June 2022
    • Final versions of texts: 1st September 2022
    • Publication: December 2022
  • 14.07.2021 22:18 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Department of Management, Society and Communication, Copenhagen Business School

    Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a PhD fellowship in Digital Media, Sustainability and Social Movements at the Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC).

    Multi-disciplinary by design, MSC leverages the synergies of its faculty to explore the conditions and practices of responsible management, organisation and governance in a globalising world, sharing a particular concern with culture, communication and context as lenses to understand the interaction and interdependencies of business and society.

    MSC is a significant supplier of research-based teaching to a broad portfolio of programmes, which includes undergraduate, graduate and doctoral teaching and supervision as well as executive education in the fields of:

    • Responsible Management, Leadership and Governance
    • Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
    • Business and Development (with an emphasis on the emerging/growth economies context)
    • Organisational Communication (corporate communication, strategic communication, leadership communication, marketing communication, international business communication) and Media Studies

    Examples of research areas that the PhD may cover:

    • Digital media and activism
    • Social movement studies
    • Qualitative research methods: interviews, field observation, digital ethnography

    This position is part of the larger research project DIGIBASE funded by Independent Research Fund Denmark and led by Principal Investigator Julie Uldam. DIGIBASE examines the role of imagination about digital media for dialogue between multinational companies and social movement organisations.

    The PhD is expected to conduct interviews, field observation, and digital ethnography. Qualifications related to these tasks and social movement organisations is an advantage.

    The successful candidate ideally starts in December 2021.

    The Department will give priority to applicants with high grades from their universities. The three-year PhD programme at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors, supported by research training courses. The programme is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. See the CBS homepage for more information about the PhD programme, http://uk.cbs.dk/phd .

    It is also required that the applicant shows an interest in joining the Department’s research environment, see https://www.cbs.dk/…man...

    CBS PhD graduates are held in high esteem not only in academia and research institutions but also in government and business where their research qualifications are increasingly demanded. One third of CBS PhD graduates go on to employment outside universities and public research institutions.

    Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).

    For further information please contact: Head of Department Dorte Salskov-Iversen, email dsi.msc@cbs.dk. Information about the department may be found at www.cbs.dk/msc.

    Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.

    General information:

    A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 27.363 up to DKK 33.045 depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totaling 17,1 %.

    The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.

    The PhD student will be enrolled at the CBS PhD School (https://www.cbs.dk/…ool)

    Requirements:

    • To be considered, the candidate should have basic training at the Masters level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process).
    • The applicant must have successfully completed the Masters degree before commencing PhD at CBS.
    • Applicants must have achieved the equivalent grade of ten (10) or higher on the Danish 7-point grading scale for their master’s thesis.
    • The minimum grade point average of 8.2 on the Danish 7-point grading scale must have been achieved for the bachelor's degree and the master's degree combined.
    • The applicant must be fluent in English.

    Application

    Applications must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.

    The application deadline is 6 September 2021 at midnight CET.

    Applications must include:

    • Research proposal (maximum 5 pages).

    This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan.

    • Copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level along with a grade transcript
    • Brief curriculum vitae (CV)
    • List of papers and publications
    • One copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis)
    • Documentation for English language skills

    Recruitment procedure

    The Recruitment Committee expects to shortlist at least two-five applicants to be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline. Applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment.

    Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.

    Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme at http://uk.cbs.dk/phd.

    Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.

    Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.

    Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at www.cbs.dk.

  • 14.07.2021 22:12 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Mediterranean Journal of Communication

    Deadline: February 1, 2021

    "Disinformation and Treatment of Democratic Memory in Social Networks", in Mediterranean Journal of Communication (SCOPUS 2021 & Q1 FECyt) coordinated by Dr. Carlos López-Olano (Universitat de València, España), Dr. Sebastián Sánchez (Universitat de València, España) and Dr. Mauricio Dimant (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel) It will be published in 2022 july (V13N2). Endline of reception of articles: February 1st 2022.

    No payment for the authors is required. More information here: https://www.mediterranea-comunicacion.org/…cfp

    Post-truth, misinformation, hoaxes, fake news. These are concepts that have reached the communication landscape to stay, accompanied over time by the rise of parties linked to the extreme right, experienced universally. The media agenda of these new political options protected in democratic societies is limited to a few but very controversial issues, which seek to achieve an objective of emotional mobilization of the electorate. Among them, the democratic memory stands out, referring in Spain to the institutional crimes committed during the Franco dictatorship. But beyond Spain, in many other countries with a past of totalitarian regimes, memory is also acquiring a leading role in the media arena, centralized in dissemination through social networks.

    This monograph aims to promote critical reflection and debate on the use of memory as a subject included in the agenda of these far-right parties. Some of the research questions that we raise in this Call for Papers are:

    • Treatment and dissemination of information on personalities and historical processes.
    • Treatment and dissemination of information on the recovery of memory activities such as the opening of graves of shot.
    • Treatment and dissemination of information on the measures aimed at obtaining moral reparation for the various past crimes of totalitarian regimes.
    • Comparative or transnational studies on memory treatment.

    This issue seeks to address the matter from different communicative perspectives, so political, philosophical, cultural and from historical experiences in different latitudes, with the aim of discussing and reflecting on communication and politics, especially from the construction of a historical memory, its value facing uncertainty, building trust and understanding the future.

  • 14.07.2021 22:05 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    University Oldenburg

    The Institute of Philosophy at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences seeks applications for a JUNIOR PROFESSORSHIP FOR THE ETHICS OF DIGITALISATION salary scale W1 with tenure track to W2 (m/f/x)

    The professorship is to be filled as soon as possible. It is funded by the Tenure Track Programme of the German Federal Government and the Federal States, supporting junior scientists. Pending fulfilment of the applicable employment laws, the successful candidate will be employed as a temporary civil servant for a period of three years. A contract extension for a further three years is contingent on a positive evaluation of the initial three years. At the end of this period, appointment to a tenured professorship at W2 level is intended in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions. Candidates should be in the early stages of their career.

    The core task of the professorship is to identify and philosophically reflect on the ethical problems that are connected, in society as a whole, with the rising digital technologies. It thereby strengthens the profile of the University of Oldenburg within the scope of digitalisation.

    Both knowledge of the normative theories to be critically applied and knowledge of the technologies to which these theories are applied are required. Theories include not only those that have recently been developed with an eye toward digital technologies, but also fundamental moral theories (deontology, utilitarianism, virtue ethics) as well as philosophical theories of society, democracy and justice. Technologies include, for example, AI-based automation processes, which are research foci in Oldenburg already (in the areas of locomotion, health and energy).

    Moreover, an above-average scientific university degree and an above-average PhD are required, with at least one of these degrees obtained in philosophy. Scientific excellence has to be demonstrated, inter alia, by publications in international peer-reviewed journals. Relevant teaching experience and experience in raising third-party funds are desired.

    The University of Oldenburg offers the successful candidate a variety of scientific cooperation partners on site and at the nearby Universities of Bremen, Osnabrück and Hannover. Within the University of Oldenburg, partners are to be found in the research centre ‘Human-Cyber-Physical Systems’, the research training group ‘Social Embeddedness of Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems’ and the PhD programme ‘Shaping the Future. Transformation of the Present through Scenarios of Digitalisation’.

    The successful candidate will teach practical-philosophy modules of the BA, MA and MEd courses of study in philosophy as well as values and norms, the latter being a school subject in Lower Saxony. Furthermore, the successful candidate is to contribute, in cooperation with the social sciences and computer sciences, to conceptions of an MA and a BA course of study, and to support teaching these courses. As there is a cooperation agreement between the Universities of Bremen and Oldenburg, the successful candidate’s active involvement in this cooperation is expected.

    The eligibility requirements for the position are based on the statutory provisions in the state of Lower Saxony (§ 30 NHG). For candidates who have been employed in Germany as a research associate or research assistant before or after their doctoral studies, the period spent as a doctoral student and researcher should not be longer than six years in total.

    The University aims to increase its proportion of female professors and strongly encourages female scientists to apply. Therefore, equally qualified female candidates will be given preference. Applicants with disabilities will be preferentially considered in case of equal qualification. The position is suitable for part-time employment.

    Applications include a full curriculum vitae, certificates, lists of publications, talks and courses, an account of present and previous third-party funded research activities, research and teaching concepts and a selection of publications, doctoral degree and employment phases (https://uol.de/…are). The selection of publications should include a monograph and three articles. Preferably, applications are submitted in electronic version by 9th August 2021 to Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Fakultät IV, Dekanin Prof. Dr. Dagmar Freist, berufungen-fk4@uol.de.

    For the formal call for applications, see https://uol.de/…172

  • 14.07.2021 21:48 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    January 20-21, 2022

    Stadscampus, Prinsstraat 13, Antwerp

    Deadline: September 1, 2021

    Two-day international film studies conference organized by the Research Centre for Visual Poetics at the University of Antwerp

    Confirmed Keynote Speakers

    • Marco Grosoli (Habib University, Karachi)
    • Richard Suchenski (Bard College, New York)

    The ‘return’ to Romanticism in the recent consideration of modernist cinemas (see Richard Suchenski, Projections of Memory: Romanticism, Modernism, and the Aesthetics of Film; Daniel Morgan, Late Godard and the Possibilities of Cinema) can be taken as a way to frame the apparent contradictions in the work of a number of key figures: the revolutionary cinema of Jean-Luc Godard seems at odds with the seeming reactionism of a sanctification of natural beauty in his ‘late’ works. The strict materialism of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, in its turn, gave way to reflections on the necessity of myth and utopian ideals in the politicization of art. And although the cinema of Marguerite Duras is characterized by a destructive negativity, her films exhibit a minute attention to material presence. We believe that the same contradictions that characterize these works can be found in the films of a number of contemporary filmmakers - Chantal Akerman, Abbas Kiarostami, Hong Sang-soo, Wang Bing, Lav Diaz, Albert Serra etc. - allowing us to align them with the project of aesthetic modernism. It is our contention (one we share with Nancy, Lacoue-Labarthe, Rancière, J.M. Schaeffer and others) that this project can indeed best be approached by considering its romantic undercurrent.

    Focal points

    We invite papers that address these romantic legacies according to these three axes or focal points: totality, infinity, negativity.

    These correspond to what we feel to be three key genealogical lines in the history of modern cinema:

    • reductive aesthetics and negativity;
    • revelationist aesthetics and mysticism;
    • the aspiration towards totality and the persistence of myth.
    • We encourage contributions that take an interdisciplinary and genealogical approach to film aesthetics.

    Topics

    Proposals may address but are not limited to the following:

    • The cinema and aesthetics of Jean-Luc Godard, Marguerite Duras, Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, Werner Schroeter, Jacques Rivette, Chantal Akerman, Eric Rohmer, Abbas Kiarostami, Wang Bing, Lav Diaz, Hong Sang-Soo, Albert Serra (non-exhaustive list).
    • The contemporaneity of contradictions: materialist and idealist, reactionary and revolutionary, Catholic and Marxist, realist and modernist, pessimism and utopia; fragmentation and totality, mystic solemnity and playful irony, and so on. In which ways do these contradictions underlie contemporary film aesthetics in spite of their apparent theoretical inconsistency?
    • Parallel developments: the entwinement of film aesthetics with art criticism, philosophy, literature and other artistic disciplines. We welcome papers that take this shared heritage and the transitions between these disciplines as their starting point to reassess the aesthetics of contemporary cinema.
    • Genealogies: How did key ideas such as infinity, totality, negativity, and so on, enter the aesthetics of cinema? We are looking forward to new insights into the history of these ideas as they might advance unexpected ways of reading, seeing and understanding contemporary film aesthetics.
    • Aesthetics and Politics; Politics and Aesthetics: Both the socio-political background of cinematic practices and politically engaged aesthetics - as well as the often paradoxical relation between the two - require our attention. How do these aesthetics make visible the covert persistence or revival of seemingly marginalized conceptions of art, which, upon their reinscription in contemporary contexts, give way to new interpretations of the aims and utopian claims that characterized them?

    Proposal submissions

    Proposals for paper presentations can be sent to poeticinsurrections.conference@uantwerp.be by the 1st of September 2021. Please also include a 300 word abstract and a short bio.

  • 14.07.2021 21:41 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Review of Communication Research

    Deadline: November 7, 2021

    Review of Communication Research invites the submission of systematic reviews and meta-analyses that explore the influence of CGI Production and Visualization Techniques on Communication. CGI production and visualization techniques have influenced the traditional media, making communication processes evolve towards new realities. We welcome papers that include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

    • irtual and augmented reality experiences
    • CGI and social media
    • Storytelling techniques, transmedia, crossmedia, videogames, etc.
    • CGI visual effects on film productions
    • CGI and virtual education
    • Telepresence on live events

    Authors should submit their manuscripts through the RCR editorial management system: www.rcommunicationr.org.

    Paper proposals, questions, and comments should be addressed to Roi Méndez (roi.mendez@usc.es) cc editor@rcommunicationr.org

    Deadline: November 7th, 2021

    About the Journal:

    Review of Communication Research (www.rcommunicationr.org) is an internationally respected open-access journal that specializes in publishing high-quality literature reviews and meta-analyses for the field of Communication. The comprehensive critical reviews that we publish summarize the latest advances in the field, but also root out errors and provoke intellectual discussions among scholars.

    RCR ranks Q1 in Scopus CiteScore. It ranks in the top 1% in Social Science (#104/8,420, according to Scopus SNIP indicator) and top 6% in Communication (#28/478, according to the SJR indicator.)

    We are looking forward to receiving your manuscripts or proposals!

  • 14.07.2021 21:26 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    December 7 - 8, 2021

    International Online Scientific Conference

    Deadline: October 1, 2021

    The Conference aims to bring together scholars and researchers to discuss the issues of post-pandemic environmentally-sustainable economic recovery from the economic, social, public policy and legal standpoint. In the dawn of the pandemic crisis, the European Union launched the proposal of the Environmental European Law (2020) setting a legal framework to achieve the 2050 climate neutrality goal, only a year after the introduction of the European Green Deal (2019). The interconnection of climate action and environmental protection activities, dealing with social and political challenges and inclusive COVID 19 recovery is the central theme for critical consideration from both, theoretical and practical perspectives, creating the forum for holistic and integrative approaches’ identification and development. During the pandemic, governance and media practice have been changed as well.

    The empowerment of the EU industry and business, boosting the circular economy, particularly, the waste control and management as well as building the new Just Transition concept of workers and community adaptation to green jobs, alongside with introducing respective educational practices are core issues that will be in the focus of the Conference participants.

    The public health crisis calls for strong responses based on solidarity, cooperation and responsibility. That requires the identification of current challenges find new paths to support key international and national actors in their efforts to “repair” and “transform” societies by tackling the inequities and, stimulating the growth.

    • Session 1

    Green Pandemic Recovery Plans – where we stand and where we are going to on a global scale?

    • Session 2

    Policy and Legal Approaches towards Circularity, Just transition to Green jobs and Environmental Justice, Institutions and Rule of Law - EU countries perspective

    • Session 3

    Challenges of Green Recovery Framework development in Western Balkan countries

    • Session 4

    Democratic Challenges During Covid-19 Pandemic

    Session 1. How did COVID-19 pandemic crisis change economic activities, employment opportunities, labour relations, social inequalities as well as social inclusion and poverty reduction globally? Modalities to overcome weaknesses in a regulatory and institutional sphere that are negatively affecting economic, social and environmental sustainability development. Pathways and plans for the future and how pandemic affected them on a global scale.

    Session 2. What has been achieved in the area of green sustainable development policy in the EU countries so far? What are the priorities for the future? What capacities and policies are needed to achieve EU strategic environmental goals? Challenges in implementation of the Green recovery development plans in the EU countries.

    Session 3. How pandemic and post-pandemic recovery plans in the Western Balkan countries (WBC) are related to Green recovery development plans in the EU (neighboring) countries? What are the perspectives for cooperation between the WBC and EU countries on the implementation of Green recovery plans, after the pandemic period. Needed factors (instruments, resources, attitudes, policies etc) as prerequisites for developing environmentally-conscious policy and legal responses to the effects of COVID-19.

    Session 4. How did the Covid-19 pandemic crisis impact democracy and democratization? What are the political, social and institutional implications of Covid-19? How did the pandemic crisis change the media and journalism practices, how did it affect the digital transformation and journalists’ preparedeness for future challenges? What is the role of the new media and the social media/networks during a global crisis?

    Conference topics:

    • Sustainable Development Goals and COVID-19 Crisis;
    • Entrepreneurism and Business Growth Challenges before and after the COVID-19 Crisis;
    • Social Equity, Economic Growth and Environmental Protection from Human Right Perspective;
    • Climate Change Policy Response and Socio-economic Policy and Law – International, Comparative and National perspective;
    • European Green Deal and Impact of the Pandemic - Financing the Green Transition in Times of Economic Recovery; European (non) Solidarity;
    • Sustainable Development, Current and Post-pandemic Challenges in Education;
    • Institutions, Rule of Law and Social Justice in Post-pandemic era;
    • New Working Paradigms, Employment, Emergence of New jobs, Remote Work, Accessing the Workplace and Labour Rights during the Pandemic;
    • Implications of COVID–19 on Standard of Living, Poverty and Economic Inequalities;
    • Just Transition Policy and Green Jobs;
    • Circular Economy and Society in Post Covid Reality;
    • Risk Mitigation, Risk Management and Risk Communication;
    • Gender issues - Green Recovery and Gender Equity;
    • Digital Transformation – Web, 5G, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Internet of Things Technology, Online Commerce, Online Sales, Service Delivery, Platform Work; Digital Initiatives, Data Transparency, New Virtual Identities
    • Media and Journalism Challenges during and after COVID-19 Crisis – Media coverage, Social media and social movements, Infodemic and fake news, Misinformation and Disinformation, Science journalism
    • Inclusive Energy Transition – New Employment Opportunities, Workforce planning, Training and skills development across genders, minority groups and marginalized communities, Health and Safety Standards;
    • Antidiscrimination Law and Practice;
    • Democratic Challenges during Covid-19 - Politicial trends, Populism, Electoral and census implications, Social transformation capacities;
    • Social Inclusive COVID-19 Recovery – Government role, Public-private partnership, Social partners, Civil organization, Citizens
    • Migration and the European Green Deal

    Important Dates:

    Conference dates: December 7 - 8, 2021, Online

    Abstract submission: deadline October 1, 2021; send to e-mail: office.skupovi@idn.org.rs and, conference@isppi.ukim.edu.mk

    Paper submission: deadline February 28, 2022

    Publication and copyrights:

    All full paper submissions will be peer-reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research depth, accuracy, and relevance to conference themes and topics and published in Conference Proceedings.

    Abstract should contain the following components:

    • Author name and title: Times New Roman; bold; 14 pt; single-line spacing; alignment left.
    • Affiliation and e-mail address: Times New Roman; Italic; 12 pt; single-line spacing; alignment left.
    • Article title: Times New Roman; 14 pt; bold; alignment centered; single-line spacing; All Caps.
    • Abstract text: up to 300 words; Times New Roman; 12 pt; single-line spacing; justify.
    • Keywords: 5-7 keywords; Times New Roman; Italic, 12 pt; single-line spacing; justify.

    We encourage you to invite colleagues to participate at the Conference and submit original research for the conference Call for Papers.

    International Programme Committee:

    Predrag JOVANOVIĆ, PhD, Principal Research Fellow/Profesor, Head of the Center for Economic Research, Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade, SERBIA;

    Bojana NAUMOVSKA, PhD, Associate Professor, Director of the Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, NORTH MACEDONIA;

    Goran BAŠIĆ, PhD, Principal Research Fellow, Director, Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade, SERBIA;

    Sanja STOJKOVIĆ ZLATANOVIĆ, PhD, Research Associate, Center for Legal Research, Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade, SERBIA;

    Vladimir NIKITOVIĆ, PhD, Principal Research Fellow, Center for Demographic Research, Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade, SERBIA;

    Vincenzo PIETROGIOVANNI, PhD, Associate Professor, Lund University, Department for Business Law, SWEDEN;

    Béla GALGÓCZI, PhD, Senior Researcher, European Trade Union Institute, BELGIUM;

    Sanja BOGOJEVIĆ, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Oxford, Faculty of Law, UK;

    Katerina SPASOVSKA, Associate Professor, Western Carolina University, Communication Department, USA;

    Gergana YANKOVA DIMOVA, PhD, Research Fellow, University of Winchester, UK

    Fabio MATTIOLI, PhD, Assistant Professor/ Associated Researcher , University of Melbourne, School of Social and Political Sciences/ Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Ethics, AUSTRALIA;

    Christian LUTZ, PhD, Director, Institute of Economic Structures Research, Osnabrück, GERMANY;

    Pedro CABRAL, PhD, Associate Professor, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, PORTUGAL;

    Reinhard HEINISCH, Ph.D, Full Professor, University of Salzburg, Department for Political Sciences, AUSTRIA;

    Madhumita DAS, PhD, Assistant Professor, Jindal Global Law School, INDIA;

    Panajotis CAKIRPALOGLU, PhD, Full Professor, Palacký University Olomouc, CZECH REPUBLIC;

    Anna WÓJTOWICZ, PhD, SGH Warsaw School of Economics, POLAND;

    Jacek BYLICA, PhD, Assistant Professor , Jagiellonian University, Krakow, POLAND;

    Ljubinka KOVAČEVIĆ, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law, SERBIA;

    Djordje MITROVIĆ, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Economics, SERBIA;

    Branko ANČIĆ, PhD, Senior Research Associate, Institute for Social Research in Zagreb, Centre for Research in Social Inequalities and Sustainability, CROATIA;

    Boštjan FERK , PhD, director/Assistant Professor , Institute for Public-Private

    Partnership/Public Administration at the Graduate School of Government and European Studies, SLOVENIA;

    Camelia Florela VOINEA, PhD, Associate Professor, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest, ROMANIA;

    Orinda MALLTEZI, PhD, Associate Professor , University of Tirana, Faculty of Social Sciences, ALBANIA;

    Ketrina ÇABIRI MIJO, PhD, European University Tirana, ALBANIA;

    Olivera KOMAR, PhD, Assistant Professor ,University of Montenegro, Department for Political Science, MONTENEGRO;

    Igor MILINKOVIĆ, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Law, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA;

    Belma RAMIĆ-BRKIĆ, PhD, Associate Professor, University Sarajevo, School of Science and Technology , BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA;

    Pande LAZAREVSKI, PhD, Full Professor, Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, NORTH MACEDONIA;

    Petar ATANASOV, PhD, Full Professor, Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, NORTH MACEDONIA;

    Mirjana BOROTA POPOVSKA, PhD, Full Professor, Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, NORTH MACEDONIA;

    Ruzhica CACANOSKA, PhD, Full Professor, Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, NORTH MACEDONIA;

    Slavejko SASAJKOVSKI, PhD, Full Professor, Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, NORTH MACEDONIA;

    Vesna ZABIJAKIN-CHATLESKA, PhD, Associate Professor, Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University – Skopje, NORTH MACEDONIA;

    Goran JANEV, PhD, Full Professor, Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University – Skopje, NORTH MACEDONIA;

    Marija TOPUZOVSKA – LATKOVIKJ, PhD, Associate Professor, Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University – Skopje, NORTH MACEDONIA;

    Ivan BLAZHEVSKI, PhD, Assistant Professor, Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, NORTH MACEDONIA;

    Organizing Committee:

    Jovan PROTIĆ, MA, National coordinator, International Labor Organization, Office in Serbia, Belgrade, SERBIA;

    Ivana OSTOJIĆ, MA, Center for Economic Research, Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade, SERBIA;

    Ranko SOVILJ, PhD, Research Associate, Center for Legal Research, Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade, SERBIA;

    Sofija NIKOLIĆ POPADIĆ, PhD, Center for Legal Research, Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade, SERBIA;

    Milan BLAGOJEVIĆ, MA, Center for Sociological Research, Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade, SERBIA;

    Milka DIMITROVSKA, LLM, Research Assistant, Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, NORTH MACEDONIA;

    Driton MALIQI, PhD, Assistant Professor, Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, NORTH MACEDONIA;

    Blazhe JOSIFOVSKI, MA, Research Assistant, Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, NORTH MACEDONIA;

    Tea KONESKA VASILEVSKA, MA, Research Assistant, Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, NORTH MACEDONIA;

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