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  • 24.07.2019 19:04 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    University of Toronto

    Deadline: October 1, 2019

    Job Field: Tenure Stream

    Faculty / Division: University of Toronto Mississauga

    Department: UTM: Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology

    Campus: Mississauga

    Apply here.

    Description:

    The Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (ICCIT) at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream appointment in the area of Digital Marketing, at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position start date is July 1, 2020.

    Candidates must have a PhD in a related discipline with a curricular emphasis in marketing, management, business administration, communications/media, or information, or a related discipline by the time of appointment (or shortly thereafter). Candidates must have a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. They must demonstrate an active and excellent research program emphasizing the role of technology in marketing; an emerging reputation in a marketing-related field with a demonstrated ability to attract research funding; and a good publication record in top-ranked and field relevant scholarly journals; as well as through strong endorsements from referees of high standing. Excellence in teaching can be demonstrated by the teaching dossier outlining experience and accomplishments, a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference is also required. The successful candidate will have a graduate appointment in one of the University of Toronto's tri-campus graduate departments such as the Rotman School of Management or the Faculty of Information's iSchool.

    The successful candidate will have experience researching and teaching in the area of digital marketing, including but not limited to, market research, campaign management, strategic planning, brand management, as examples. Candidates should have an active program of research that considers how marketing principles and practices are impacted by emergent technologies giving rise to platforms such as e-commerce, social media, user-generated content, peer-based evaluation systems, and mobile technologies.

    Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    ICCIT focuses on teaching and research excellence in its three undergraduate programs: Communication, Culture, Information and Technology, Digital Enterprise Management and Professional Writing and Communication. ICCIT is building a research complement in the theory and practice of communication, interactive and immersive digital media and culture, new media design, and management in/of technology organizations. The successful applicant will join a vibrant intellectual community of world-class scholars at Canada’s leading university. For information, please visit www.utm.utoronto.ca/iccit

    Equity and diversity are among UTM’s core values and are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1-2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

    To be considered for this position, all application materials must be submitted online by October 1, 2019. Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.

    Applications must include the documents listed below, formatted as 3 attachments with naming convention LastnameFirstname_CV_Statement.pdf, LastnameFirstname_Writing.pdf, etc.:

    Attachment 1: Cover Letter, CV and Research Statement

    Attachment 2: Writing Sample (ONE peer-reviewed, first- or sole-author scholarly work demonstrating significant contribution to the field of Digital Marketing; do not submit entire doctoral theses)

    Attachment 3: Teaching Dossier (Max. 20 pages, may include list of courses taught, sample syllabi, course evaluation data summary, statement of teaching philosophy, etc.)

    Applicants must have three referees send letters of recommendation directly to Professor Rhonda McEwen, ICCIT Director, University of Toronto Mississauga via email (on letterhead, dated, signed and scanned) to iccit.utm@utoronto.ca by the closing date, October 1, 2019.

    The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

    Candidates are asked, as part of their application, to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information provided is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

  • 24.07.2019 18:58 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Aberystwyth University

    Closing Date: July 31, 2019

    We are very pleased to announce 3 new opportunities in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies at Aberystwyth University. The new roles will support the expanding provision in the area Filmmaking, at both Postgraduate and Undergraduate levels, and will also actively engage with both the Film and Television Studies and Media and Communication Studies schemes. Please find details via the links below.

    Lecturer in Filmmaking (Full Time, Grade 7): https://jobs.aber.ac.uk/en/vacancy/lecturer-in-filmmaking-391193.html

    Associate Lecturer in Filmmaking (0.5FTE, Grade 6): https://jobs.aber.ac.uk/en/vacancy/associate-lecturer-in-filmmaking-391190.html

    Associate Lecturer in Filmmaking – Sound (0.5FTE, Grade 6): https://jobs.aber.ac.uk/en/vacancy/associate-lecturer-in-filmmaking-384902.html

  • 24.07.2019 18:49 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Edited by: Joseph Brennan

    Contributors:

    Evangeline Aguas, Christoffer Bagger, Bridget Blodgett, Cassie Brummitt, Leyre Carcas, Jessica Carniel, Jennifer Duggan, Monique Franklin, Divya Garg, Danielle S. Girard, Mary Ingram-Waters, Hannah McCann, Michael McDermott, E. J. Nielsen, Emma Nordin, Holly Eva Katherine Randell-Moon, Emily E. Roach, Anastasia Salter, Elisabeth Schneider, Kieran Sellars, Isabela Silva, Guillaume Sirois, Clare Southerton.

    In this first-ever comprehensive examination of queerbaiting, fan studies scholar Joseph Brennan and his contributors examine cases that shed light on the sometimes exploitative industry practice of teasing homoerotic possibilities that, while hinted at, never materialize in the program narratives. Through a nuanced approach that accounts for both the history of queer representation and older fan traditions, these essayists examine the phenomenon of queerbaiting across popular TV, video games, children’s programs, and more.

    More here.

  • 24.07.2019 18:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    C. L. Bernardi

    "Women and the Digitally-Mediated Revolution in the Middle East" applies digital methods to the study of the impact of digital technologies on the social and political spheres of women in Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The author discusses what could be called the silent revolution of these women online. By combining software studies, feminist Quranic revisionism, Actor Network Theory and digital methods, the book explores how 'women's issues' in Egypt and Saudi Arabia arise, transform and manifest in the digital sphere, in English and Arabic. The book is published by Routledge and is part of the Routledge Studies in New Media and Cuberculture.

  • 18.07.2019 14:31 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    University of Brighton - School of Sport and Service Management

    Deadline: July 24, 2019

    Location: Eastbourne

    Salary: £35,211 to £42,036 per annum (pro-rata)

    Hours: Part Time

    Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract

    Placed On: 5th July 2019

    Closes: 24th July 2019

    Job Ref: EV3130-19-261

    Contract Length: 12 months

    Located in Eastbourne, the School of Sport and Service Management draw together a range of disciplines of which Sport Journalism/Journalism plays an integral role. The School is a vibrant and outward facing community of staff and students built on transparency and trust, with the student experience at the heart of everything we do.

    This is an exciting opportunity to join an established and proactive team of academics dedicated to the learning and teaching of Sport Journalism/Journalism students. We are looking for an experienced Journalism lecturer who will teach on our undergraduate degree on our Journalism/Sport Journalism courses. You will be required to teach practical components of the syllabus with particular focus on NCTJ delivery.

    To be successful in this role you will have:

    • An undergraduate degree
    • NCTJ qualifications

    Experience of working in a related field are essential as well as having up to date knowledge of the subject.

    The University of Brighton is committed to equality and embraces diversity in our working, learning, research and teaching environment. We welcome all applicants and are committed to providing a supportive and flexible working environment.

    This is a part time contract of 12 months with a 0.5fte.

    The School is proud to hold a national Athena Swan award for our work in promoting gender equality in the workplace.

    In return, we offer a generous package including annual leave starting at 35 days, paid bank holidays, additional paid leave during the Christmas period, travel loans and pension schemes.

    Further details:

    The University of Brighton is committed to equality and embraces diversity in our working, learning, research and teaching environment. We welcome all applicants and are committed to providing a supportive and flexible working environment.

    Further information about working for us, as well as the wide range of benefits we offer, can be found in the "working here" section of our vacancies page.

    Closing Date: Wednesday 24 July 2019

    Interview Date: Monday 19 August 2019

    Apply here.

  • 18.07.2019 14:19 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    October 24-25, 2019

    Erich-Brost Institute, Dortmund, Germany

    Extended deadline for proposal submission: July 20, 2019

    Joint conference of the section International and Intercultural Communication (DGPuK) and the network Media Structures

    Affiliation: Institute for Media Studies (IfM), Ruhr-University, Bochum (Germany)

    The disruptive transformations of the media ecology are in the focus of media scholars and politicians world-wide. Technological and cultural changes as well as major shifts in audience behaviour are core drivers of these transformations, which can be observed in various sectors, refer to different aspects of media systems, and are based on intertwined, but often contradictory and dialectical dynamics (D'Haenens, Sousa & Trappel 2018). Transformations of the media ecology have to be considered in a wider scope of challenges of democracies in the digital age. The planned conference aims to bring together research that addresses current developments and challenges with regard to four dimensions:

    1. Media policy, strategies and regulation are crucially challenged by meta-narratives such as globalization and digitization, since they have historically evolved through national regulatory routines (Holtz-Bacha 1994). Scholars and politicians alike critically assess questions whether the information available to citizens is sufficient to build an informed citizenry and what kind of regulation of digital media contributes to plurality and diversity. Moreover, civil society demands for more involvement and participation in content creation and regulation. Contributions to the planned conference will debate the (re-)formulation of public service media (PSM and the extent to what a „Civic Commons Online“ is necessary. A possible point of discussion is whether public service media (PSM) are in the position to establish such a deliberative space complementing both public sphere and parliamentary debate (e.g. Ramsey 2013; Schweizer 2016).

    2. At the economic and innovations level, commercial media in Europe have always been challenged to balance between fulfilling the professional norms of journalism by acting as a watchdog to the government while at the same time making profit. However, with the loss in revenues, this tension became more intense. Many media institutions cut costs and reduced the number of staff, which in consequence limited the ability of the media to act as a watchdog (McChesney & Nichols, 2010; Pickard, 2011; Siles & Boczkowski, 2012; Starkman, 2014). Conference contributions are asked to address commonalities and differences of economic challenges in the private and PSM sector and discuss alternative funding schemes (Kiefer 2011, Schweizer & Puppis 2018). The question to what extent the nexus between economy and media quality is addressed in media strategies will be of interest.

    3. At the content level, despite the described crisis in journalism, it has never been easier for the audience to receive and publish information, while at the same time it has never been more difficult to evaluate the quality of information gained. The number of digital media outlets, blogs and social media posts seems to be expanding continuously and technological innovations such as recommender systems allow for personalized user experience, audience interaction and may also foster user participation on the content level.However, the establishment of so called social networks has been accompanied by undesired developments such as the rise of hate speech, an increased influence of populist spin on the formation of public opinion (Sponholz 2018) and disinformation (Report of the High-Level Group on Fake News and online disinformation 2018). Paradoxically, while governments and regulators discuss how to hold social networks accountable, established and publicly funded media have become customers of these companies in the meantime, because they enable, for example, PSM to reach younger audiences in order to fulfil their public remit (Sehl, Cornia & Kleis Nielsen 2018). Conference contributions are asked to assess content innovations, public value and the ethics of journalism in the digital media world. Contributions may inquire in how far gamification or the automatization of journalistic content is in the public interest and address advantages and disadvantages of personalized information. What kind of debates and measures are necessary to tackle the future of the public remit of media in general and PSM in particular?

    4. On an international comparative level, it is important to analyze how different media systems adapt to the current changes in the media landscape. In the non-Western world, digitization causes different problems and advantages; e.g. in post-conflict and developing countries well-established regulation structures and strategies do not exist. Comparative research can shed light on the question, in how far the digital era challenges the establishment of regulation patterns in various countries and regions (Sousa et al. 2013). We welcome conference contributions that discuss the most pressing challenges and/or innovations for deliberation, political representation and participation in the media in international comparison. We further invite contributions that aim at identifying patterns of similarities and differences across countries concerning press freedom, media subsidies, and the framework in which media act.

    This international conference, hence, aims to bring together scholars and practitioners working on a variety of theoretical, methodological and practical issues arising from the investigation of media policy and regulation in digital environments. Questions to be discussed during the conference should be rooted in theoretical approaches and at the same time inform these approaches to broaden not only the scope of research, but also deliver key factors and messages to media practitioners, policy makers and regulators. The conference especially welcomes international comparative research, but is not limited to it, as case studies may be crucial to understand trends. Also, proposals with a transnational perspective dealing with trends and topics crossing borders are welcome.

    The call is open to theoretical contributions as well as various empirical designs.

    There will be two lines of submission:

    Proposals for individual papers: abstracts of no more than 500 words addressing one of the issues outlined below.

    Proposals for panels with 4-5 papers in a panel: abstracts of no more than 1000 words.

    Activating formats (i.e. Worldcafe, Workshop) are welcome.

    Submissions in English via email to: iic-conference2019@rub.de

    Conference organizers:

    • Dr. Christine Horz (Ruhr University Bochum),
    • Dr. Julia Lönnendonker (Vrije Universiteit Brussels)
    • Dr. Florian Meissner (Heinrich-Heine University Duesseldorf)
  • 18.07.2019 14:15 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    January 17, 2020

    Village Berlin

    Deadline: October 18, 2019

    Following on from the success of our network launch at BCU in May 2019 themed around masculinity and body image our next network event in Berlin in January 2020 takes the topic of Masculinity and National Identity as a starting point for conversation around some of the following themes:

    • National/regional masculinities
    • The sexualisation of regional/ethnic masculinity
    • Masculinity and national identities and intersections of sexuality, racial, religious, ethnic, class, etc. identities
    • Intra/international constructions and articulations of masculinity and national identity
    • Politics & ideology (incl. far-left and far-right articulations), including but not limited to: extremism, populism, activism, nationalism, separatism, neoliberalism
    • On/offline representation(s) and performance(s) of masculinity and national identity
    • Media discourses of masculinity and national identity
    • Men’s (online) groups and forums

    We invite individual papers, pre-constituted panels, poster presentations, video presentations, or short performance pieces that address the theme of the symposium. We intend to convene several roundtable discussions so we particularly welcome 5 to 10 min position papers on topics related to masculinity and national identity in the 21st century from any field of study. These are topics that relate popular debate and media reportage, educators and policy makers and we are keen to involve practitioners and non-academics in our discussions and events.

    Please send a 300-word abstract and short bio (max. 100 words) to Charlie Sarson charlie.sarson@bcu.ac.uk or enquiries to Professor John Mercer john.mercer@bcu.ac.uk and Professor Clarissa Smith clarissa.smith@sunderland.ac.uk

    Deadline for proposals 18th October 2019

    Attendance will be free.

    MASCNET is a 24-month AHRC funded research network to explore the pervasiveness of sexualized masculine embodiment across contemporary popular culture, and sets an ambitious agenda for subsequent research.

    The network steering group includes Begonya Enguix, Joao Florencio, Jamie Hakim, Mark McGlashan, Peter Rehberg and Florian Voros.

  • 18.07.2019 14:11 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Special issue of Journal of Multicultural Discourses

    Deadline: September 1, 2019

    Guest editors Elena Vartanova & Anna Gladkova, Lomonosov Moscow State University

    Today, we observe how Russia, Brazil, India, China, South Africa and other countries (Argentina, Australia, Colombia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and others) the term ‘Emerging States’ has been sometimes applied to, are fast becoming important players on the international stage (Jaffrelot, 2009). The historical path of ‘Emerging States’, accompanied by major social and political transformations, territorial shifts and changes of political regimes in the 20 th century, as well as the growing presence of these countries in global economy, politics, culture and communication, defined by scholars as ‘the rise of the ‘rest’ (Amsden, 2001), make them an interesting and timely case to study.

    Yet often, scholars approach multicultural discourses in ‘Emerging States’ from a ‘Western’ perspective which is not always applicable or suitable to countries with a different historical path of development, as well as political, social and cultural legacy. In this special issue, we will discuss how social, political, economic, technological and cultural transformations ‘Emerging States’ evolved in 20-21st centuries influenced cross-cultural communication in these countries from a cultural discourse studies perspective (Shi-xu, 2015), as well as the impact these major events had upon people’s identities (e.g. Wojnowski, 2015; Davies, 1997; Tishkov, 2008). Furthermore, we argue that regardless of national specifics and current peculiarities of ‘Emerging States’’ communication systems, there are challenges in all multicultural/multi-ethnic societies in that region that they are facing under ongoing digitalization process.

    In this special issue, we will look at communication in the multicultural societies of ‘Emerging States’ through the following lenses:

    • Social, political, economic, cultural, technological transformations of ‘Emerging States’, and their impact upon cultural discourses;
    • Digital communication as a dimension of ‘soft power’ in ‘Emerging States’;
    • Diasporas and multicultural discourses;
    • Digital inequalities in access/skills/benefits of cultural and ethnic groups leading to new social divides;
    • Development of multiculturalism models in ‘Emerging States’ under current digitalization process;
    • Constructing ethnic/cultural/linguistic/religious identities in ‘Emerging States’;
    • Ethnic media in the new digital environment: audiences, content strategies, roles and functions of journalists;
    • Digital media consumption of cultural and ethnic groups, the rise of digital natives;
    • Communication policy and its role in supporting intercultural communication across various groups in the society / between societies on a global level.

    We welcome contributions from diverse fields of study and methodologies. The special issue is open for general submissions and decisions about inclusion will be quality based, relying on peer reviewing.

    Deadline for abstract submission (300-500 words indicating central questions, methodology, and theoretical framework): 1 September 2019.

    More details and submission guidelines available here: https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/ah-rmmd-2019-si1/?utm_source=CPB_think&utm_medium=cms&utm_campaign=JOG10274

  • 18.07.2019 14:08 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    University of Greenwich

    The School of Design at the University of Greenwich is announcing a  fully funded PhD scholarship for an interdisciplinary research project exploring the interplay between urban space, visual media and digital  technologies on a variety of different levels. 

    The PhD project will review mechanisms by which new technologies can  change our understanding and experience of cities, as well as the ways  in which processes of urbanisation shape increasing use of digital  screens, based on the idea of touch, haptic and interactions. The PhD  will explore the use of screen media as a methodology to construct  narratives in and about the cities, as well as tracing the emergence of  such narratives from the earlier technologies in the 19th and 20th  centuries. 

    The PhD project will be open to a range of disciplines, across art,  architecture, design and social sciences, as well as to wide  geographical contexts. The project may be pursued through either  research or practice-based investigations. 

    Questions/Areas that can be explored within this project include, but  are not limited to: 

    • Cities, screens and non-spaces 
    • Digital utopias 
    • Creative practice and the city 
    • Urban walking on/off/with screen 
    • Data, AI, automation and cities 

    The supervisory team includes Prof Steve Kennedy (Head of School of  Design), Dr Maria Korolkova (Academic Portfolio Lead Media), and Dr Ed  Wall (Academic Portfolio Lead Landscape and Urbanism), combining the  expertise from Media and Landscape portfolios.

    The project will also provide a catalyst from which to establish a new  research centre, in which the PhD candidate will be expected to take the  a major role. 

    For further information please contact the supervisors: Dr Ed Wall  e.wall@gre.ac.uk  and Dr Maria Korolkova, m.korolkova@gre.ac.uk ​ 

    For additional information about the scholarship please go to: http://www.gre.ac.uk/research/study/research-studentships-and-scholarships

    Applications need to be made online via http://www.gre.ac.uk/research/study/apply/application-process

    No  other form of application will be considered.

  • 18.07.2019 14:02 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    March 26-27, 2020 

    Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands 

    Deadline: October 1, 2019

    The conference ‘The Stage of War’ focuses on academic and popular  representations of war and other large-scale conflicts. Nowadays, the  cultural engagement with the history of violent conflicts spans a  multitude of academic and above all popular genres, including (graphic)  novels, films, tourism, musicals, games, exhibitions and re-enactments. 

    Producers of popular genres try to bring the past closer to the public  through interaction, performance and multi-sensory experience, often to  the discontent of academic historians who fear for a distorted or  trivialized past. Nonetheless, research indicates that these popular  genres can significantly affect and enhance our understanding of the past. 

    The unique aim of this conference is to stimulate an exchange between  academic and popular approaches to the representation of violent  conflicts. Instead of just criticizing popular historical culture, we  call on academic historians to suggest what a responsible approach to  the past might entail. Simultaneously, we ask producers to clarify what  the practical and ethical limitations and opportunities are of  representing violent pasts in contemporary society. How can we learn  from each other? To what extent can critical historical thinking be  stimulated through popular productions? This two-day conference is  comprised of academic lectures, presentations, roundtable discussions,  and a battlefield tour in Rotterdam by military history specialists. 

    Target groups 

             Historians, sociologists, anthropologists, psychologists 

             PhD and ReMa students 

             Military specialists 

             Memory / heritage specialists 

             Popular culture specialists 

             Tourism professionals 

             Producers of historical musicals, films, video games,  exhibitions, websites 

             Script writers, curators, game developers, graphic novel authors 

             Trainers, heritage educators, history teachers 

    Thematic scope 

    Contributors are invited to submit papers on topics as 

             Diversification of war experiences 

             Embodiment and bodily understanding 

             The commercialization of war heritage 

             Creating immediacy, direct contact with the past 

             Battlefield representations for education, tourism and  military training 

             Representing and experiencing authenticity 

             Marginal perspectives / multiperspectivity 

             Commemoration and reenactments 

    Keynote speakers 

    Alison Landsberg (George Mason University, USA) 

    Robin de Levita (Robin de Levita Productions, The Netherlands) 

    Stefan Berger (Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany) 

    Please send abstracts of max. 300 words and a short biographical  statement of  max. 50 words to thestageofwar@eshcc.eur.nl before 1 October 2019. 

    All abstracts will be reviewed. Notification of acceptance: 1 December 2019. 

    Location and organization 

    The venue of this conference will be campus Woudestein Erasmus  University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The conference is an outcome of  the Research Excellence Initiative 'War! Popular Culture and European  Heritage of Major Armed Conflicts', directed by prof.dr. Maria Grever  and prof.dr. Stijn Reijnders at the Erasmus School of History, Culture  and Communication (ESHCC). See also  http://www.eur.nl/en/eshcc/research/popular-culture-and-war-heritage

    Website:  https://www.eur.nl/en/eshcc/stage-war-2020

    Contact  thestageofwar@eshcc.eur.nl 

    Fees 

             Early bird €70, - 

             After 1 February 2020 €100,- 

             Students €25,- 

             Dinner €35,- 

    Our organisation committee consists of Prof.dr. Maria Grever, Prof.dr.  Stijn Reijnders, Prof.dr. Jeroen Jansz, Prof.dr. Kees Ribbens, dr. Susan  Hogervorst, Siri Driessen, Pieter van den Heede, dr. Laurie  Slegtenhorst, Lise Zurné, dr. Robbert-Jan Adriaansen and Prof.dr.  Franciska de Jong. 

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