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Present and Future Directions of Research on Brazil and the US: Media, Communications, Literature, Culture, and History

26.09.2019 13:32 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

9th Brazil-US Colloquium on Communication Studies 2020

March 24-25, 2020

UT Austin, Texas, USA

Deadline: October 15, 2019

You are invited to submit your research to the ninth Brazil-U.S. Colloquium on Communication Studies to be held at the University of Texas at Austin on March 24-25, 2020. The event is co-sponsored by the Brazilian Association of Interdisciplinary Studies in Communication (Intercom). Research is welcome regarding the central theme and on any theme relevant to Brazil and the U.S., as well as other topics on history, literature, media, culture, and/or communication studies in the Americas. Comparative work Brazil-US is welcome but not required. Research may be in Portuguese or English. For selected Brazilian papers, presentations may be in Portuguese but with Powerpoint in English.

Optional Publication Submission: Deadline December 1, 2019

An edited volume will be published with ESMC highlighting scholarship from the Colloquium.

For consideration in the volume, full papers are due by December 1, 2019

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Dates and Deadlines

  • Colloquium Submission Deadline: October 15, 2019
  • Colloquium Notification Date: On or before November 15, 2019
  • Optional Publication Deadline: December 1, 2019
  • Colloquium Dates: March 24-25, 2020

Colloquium Format

The colloquium is conducted in Portuguese and English with informal translation offered. Both days of the conference take place in an expanded “round table” format to facilitate discussion and Q&A between scholars interested in media and communications in Brazil, the U.S., and the Americas. Participation is welcome from researchers, graduate students, and practitioners. Scholars presenting papers may also wish to take advantage of the concurrent BRASA Conference (March 26-28).

Submissions for Scholars in the USA and/or Outside of Brazil

Submissions are due October 15, 2019 with notification on or before November 15, 2019. The first twenty extended abstracts accepted will receive free registration. To submit your extended abstract, please send the following items below in a single document by email to:

Colloquium Submission: Due October 15, 2019

1) An overview of your research (approximately 500-750 words)

2) A working title for your paper

3) 3-5 keywords

4) Short bio or highlights from CV for all authors (approximately 250-750 words max)

5) Author(s)’ names, affiliations, and contact emails

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Brazil: Sonia Virgínia Moreira (Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro / Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora)

USA: Joe Straubhaar (UT Austin), Leila Lehnen (Brown University), Laura Robinson (Santa Clara University), Jeremy Schulz (UC Berkeley)

Academic Committee

BRAZIL: Sonia Virgínia Moreira (Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro / Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora), Maria José Baldessar (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina), Monica Martinez (Universidade de Sorocaba), and Sergio Mattos (Universidade Federal do Recôncavo Baiano)

USA: Joe Straubhaar (University of Texas at Austin), Leila Lehnen (Brown University), Laura Robinson (Santa Clara University), Jeremy Schulz (University of California, Berkeley), John R. Baldwin (Illinois State University), Juliana Maria (da Silva) Trammel (Savannah State University), and Mauro Porto (Tulane University)

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