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Unlikely - Journal for Creative Arts Issue 9
Deadline: 1 May 2022
Foucault writes, “Where there is power, there is resistance” (1990, 95). To resist—from its most modest quotidian expression to large-scale community action—implies action. To resist might be to stand one’s ground and refuse to act as one is being told one must. Or to be unruly, to break the rules, to experiment and to push the boundaries.
We might characterise resistance as that revolutionary impulse that Audre Lorde writes about, “not as a one-time event” but rather as “always vigilant for the smallest opportunity to make a genuine change in established, outgrown responses” (1984, 140-1).
To resist is often to challenge the status quo. It is to challenge entrenched power dynamics and to fight injustice. It might also include an insistence on interspecies inclusivity that rejects the traditional categories of human and nonhuman. As Donna Haraway has argued, “Revolt needs other forms of action and other stories of solace, inspiration and effectiveness” (2016, 49).
To consider the term resistance, then, is to engage with broader questions of power, disobedience, rebellion, refusal, and objection. It is to be reminded of long (sometimes forgotten, sometimes ignored) histories of activism for civil, social, and environmental rights. In Australia, and other countries with histories of colonisation or occupation, resistance takes on additional meaning as we are faced with the ever-present and complex legacies of exploitation, control and oppression.
As creative practitioners, there are various ways we might seek to resist and indeed come up against resistance in our work, many of which counter easy definitions. For example, Stephen Muecke has named deflection, interruption, creation, destruction and disappearance as just some ways of enacting resistance (2020).
How might we understand the various and intersecting critical concerns of resistance? What is resistance as a creative act? Or, as Rosi Braidotti asks, “how can we work towards socially sustainable horizons of hope, through creative resistance?” (2019, 156). This issue of Unlikely responds to the relationship between creative practices and/as resistance.
Themes might include, but are not limited to:
● Co-creative and collaborative practices as resistance
● Futurism (Afro, Indigenous etc.) as resistance to the dominance of doom narratives
● Practices of care in creative contexts
● Reframing dominant epistemologies through creative interventions
● Play and humour as resistance
● Creative acts of refusal
● Movement and dance
● Queer methodologies
● Other-than-human perspectives
● Quotidian forms of resistance
The peer-reviewed edition will coincide with a series of public programs and events held in July 2023 across multiple sites in Adelaide. We also invite events which are organised interstate and internationally that form part of the broader network of activities around themes of resistance.
Contributions may include, but are not limited to, the following forms:
● An event or action organised in your local area (with documentation and research statement 1000 words)
● Scholarly article (4000-6000 words)
● Creative written piece which may include video, audio, images, text (3000-4000 words)
● Audio, video and multimedia pieces (with research statement 1000 words)
● Interview or conversation (2000-3000 words)
● Performance (plus documentation and research statement 1000 words)
Creative researchers in art, performance, film, writing, audio and interdisciplinary practices are encourage to apply
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES & TIMELINE
● Submit proposal: 1 May 2022
Abstract which specifies the theme and format (300 words) plus short bio (100 words). Use this form to submit
● Notification of Acceptance: 1 June 2022
● Submission of draft: 1 November 2022
● Peer-review complete: 1 February 2023
● Final Submission: 15 March, 2023
● Expected Publication: 1 July 2023 (launch 5-6 July)
Melody Ellis: email@example.com
Kim Munro: firstname.lastname@example.org
Braidotti, Rosi. 2019. Posthuman Knowledge, Cambridge, UK: Polity Press.
Foucault, Michel. 1978. The history of sexuality. Volume I, An introduction. New York: Vintage Books
Haraway, Donna. 2016. Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene. Durham: Duke University Press.
Lorde, Audre. 1984. Sister Outsider. New York: Crossing Press.
Muecke, Stephen. 2020. “Resistance”, Overland, 24 Summer, https://overland.org.au/previous-issues/ issue-241/ feature-resistance/
October 11-12, 2022 (12:00 CET)
Deadline: May 15, 2022
European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)
2 day-ECREA Early Career Scholars Workshop in Political Communication
Sponsored by: ECREA Political Communication Section
Organizers: Cristina Monzer, Emilija Gagrčin (YECREA representatives in the Political Communication Section), Melanie Magin, Agnieszka Stępińska, and Jakob Ohme (Political Communication Section Management Team)
Interesting and influential scholarship challenges our preconceptions in some way. Particularly early-career scholars (PhD students, postdoc-level) are often endeavoured to contribute to conceptual or methodological development as a means of positioning themselves in a research field. However, we rarely get insights into how scholars generate and develop ideas that end up challenging and advancing the field.
In this spirit, the pre-conference aims to offer insights into how innovation and problematization in the field of political communication can be done. More so, the pre-conference seeks to contribute to the professional development of young scholars by giving them an opportunity to present and discuss their innovative research in a constructive and international atmosphere.
The workshop is relevant for early-career scholars in the field of political communication, who seek to discuss their work from the perspective of conceptual and methodological innovation within the field.
Format & program
The pre-conference will take place digitally, with keynote talks and presentation sessions in a synchronous format that enable direct feedback rounds between participants and senior scholars.
The program for the two days will include two types of sessions:
a. In their keynote speeches, Prof. Ulrike Klinger (European University Viadrina FrankfurtOder) and Assoc. Prof. Christian Baden (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) will provide input on conceptual development and methodological innovation in the field of political communication.
b. Participants will present their work in small groups (3-5 participants) and receive in-depth feedback from invited senior scholars and peers. This means that you will both give and receive feedback. By reviewing other early career scholars’ work, participants will learn more about the peer review process as well as improve skills on how to revise papers and draft reviewer responses for top journals.
We invite early career scholars to submit their work in the field of political communication exploring the changing nature of the relationship between citizens, political actors, and the media. Membership in ECREA’s Political Communication Section is not a prerequisite of application. Applicants should submit an abstract of 500 words (excluding references) that outlines the topic, rationale, theoretical approach, and, if applicable, empirical application of the respective project. The abstract should clearly indicate how you believe that your approach is contributing to the field of political communication. Conceptual, empirical, and methodological manuscripts are welcome.
If the work is part of your PhD dissertation, please indicate whether the submitted piece is part of a compilation dissertation (article-based dissertation) or of a monograph (chapter, overview). Include your name, affiliation and name of your supervisor in the abstract.
Deadlines for submission
Abstracts should be submitted no later than 23:59 CET on Sunday, 15 May 2022. Submissions should be sent via email to email@example.com.
Acceptance letters will be sent in mid-June.
If accepted, participants will need to submit a manuscript of up to 8000 words by 16 September 2022, 23:59 CET. The manuscripts will serve as a basis for feedback and discussion in small groups.
If you have any questions or remarks, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 12, 2022
I am pleased to invite you to the next in the series of IPRA Thought Leadership webinars. The webinar Public perception of PR: it's not just about press relations will be presented by Alain Grossbard in conversation with Robert Masters and IPRA Board members and other experts on Thursday 12 May 2022 at 12.00 GMT/UCT (unadjusted).
What is the webinar content?
The webinar builds on our March webinar about the history of PR demonstrating how PR today is a multiple-disciplinary management tool encompassing an ever-growing set of communication methods and channels. Alain will be joined by PR professionals from around the globe who will present the first results of the exploratory IPRA survey on the scope of PR today.
How to join
Register here at Airmeet. (The time shown should adjust to your device’s time zone.)
A reminder will be sent 1 hour before the event.
Background to IPRA
IPRA, the International Public Relations Association, was established in 1955, and is the leading global network for PR professionals in their personal capacity. IPRA aims to advance trusted communication and the ethical practice of public relations. We do this through networking, our code of conduct and intellectual leadership of the profession. IPRA is the organiser of public relations' annual global competition, the Golden World Awards for Excellence (GWA). IPRA's services enable PR professionals to collaborate and be recognised. Members create content via our Thought Leadership essays, social media and our consultative status with the United Nations. GWA winners demonstrate PR excellence. IPRA welcomes all those who share our aims and who wish to be part of the IPRA worldwide fellowship. For more see www.ipra.org
Background to Alain Grossbard
Alain Grossbard is a lecturer in public relations and marketing at RMIT University, Australia. He has extensive experience as a Chairman, MD, GM in communications for numerous Australian and overseas companies. He is an IPRA Board member and leads the IPRA Scope of PR working group.
International Public Relations Association Secretariat
Telephone +44 1634 818308
Comunicação Pública no. 33 (Special Issue December 2022)
Deadline: July 7, 2022
In recent years, we have seen a violent attack on the values of democracy. The growth of populism and authoritarian governments has contributed to a democratic backlash. In this context of threat to liberal democracy, citizenship and civic participation are also at risk. It is therefore urgent to reflect upon the growth of these trends, but above all it is necessary to understand that in a scenario dominated by media and digital communication, as well as by disinformation, it is essential to develop literacy for citizenship, participation and democracy.
Languages: Portuguese; English; Spanish
More Information: https://journals.ipl.pt/cpublica/announcement/view/2
ECREA pre-conference workshop
October 18, 2022 (10:00-18:00 AM)
Deadline: May 31, 2022
KEYNOTE: Sophie H. Bishop: “Young People and the Influencer Culture in the UK”.
FORMAT: One-day physical event, free of charge.
Entertainment media play a vital role in the media lives of teenagers and youth, as do social, digital and global platforms such as YouTube, TikTok, Snapchat and Netflix. Today’s youth entertainment culture thus includes not only entertainment produced by legacy mass media producers, but also content creators, influencers and ‘new media’ players. Many of these content creators make entertainment to be spread across platforms to strengthen brands and income and create fictional and non-fictional cross-media storylines. The prominent position of global entertainment platforms among teenagers also impacts viewing communities by reconstructing place and locality and by extending the production and modes of cultural reproduction that inform and shape how people perceive themselves and others. All this raises the stakes for national media industries to retain younger segments and for media policymakers, who traditionally have fulfilled policy goals by regulating national media institutions.
This pre-conference invites contributions that further theories about industry notions, practices and strategies of conducive production and distribution practices related to young people as audiences. Contributions can deal with questions concerning all aspects of genre and all aspects of entertainment made for or consumed by youth—from policy and production perspectives to textual analysis and reception studies. Addressing such questions, we are especially interested in papers that shed new light on one or more of the following themes:
We particularly encourage PhD students and young scholars to submit their research.
Andrea Esser, Pia Majbritt Jensen, Marika Lüders, Eva Novrup Redvall, Jeanette Steemers, and Vilde Schanke Sundet.
The following research projects co-organise this pre-conference: “Reaching young audiences: serial fiction and cross-media storyworlds for children and young audiences”, “Global natives? Serving young audiences on global media platforms”, and “Screen Encounters with Britain: What do young Europeans make of Britain and its digital screen culture?”
This conference is supported by the ECREA Media Industries and Cultural Production Section and the ECREA Television Studies Section.
To apply, submit a 300-500-word abstract (excluding references) and a 100-word bio for each speaker (including email address and affiliation). Please send your proposal (PDF) to Vilde Schanke Sundet (email@example.com) and Eva Novrup Redvall (firstname.lastname@example.org). Be sure that your proposal clearly articulates:
· The main issue or research questions to be discussed
· Key theoretical approach or concept
· The critical or methodological framework
· Main argument or expected findings and conclusions
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSAL
Deadline for proposal: May 31. Decisions will be communicated to the authors by June 20.
Deadline: July 15, 2022
Guest Editors: Ben Abelson (Mercy College) and Allison R. Levin (Webster University)
Before the concretization of fan studies as an academic discipline, fans would routinely be labeled and treated as “fanatics” — people with excessive love for something or someone that could lead them to engage in maladaptive, even dangerous, behavior. Over time the term mental health disorders developed to mean a condition that affects a person’s behavioral, and emotional well-being. As both fanaticism and mental health are framed as being all about how people think, feel, and behave, public discourse framed fandom as a mental health issue. Along with being problematic due to class, racial, gender and other issues, this positioning meant that fandom was not well understood until the recent couple decades.
Now, scholars return to this idea of mental health and fandom, but for the purposes of understanding how being a fan relates to their own mental health. This special issue explores what fans learn about mental health from their fandoms and how their fandoms can impact their own mental health, for better or worse. Discussing these issues and intersections will further our understanding of the complex ways in which fandom weaves into people’s lives.
Fans experience and express issues with mental health in various ways. The essays intended for this issue demonstrate the importance of neither deriding nor lauding fans and fandom. Instead, they engage with fans to understand how their fandom operates as another component of their lives, which can have positive and negative impacts on their mental health. Such examinations can further reduce any lingering stigma associated with fandom as well as highlight true areas of concern that fans and their communities would benefit from better understanding.
We are looking for theoretical or empirical articles that consider the mental health issues experienced by fans, within fan communities, and/or related to fandom.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
We’re especially interested in articles by science communicators and collaborations between scientists and humanities/pop culture scholars, concerning, for example, how scientists/physicians use pop culture to teach or talk to patients about mental health.
Abstracts Due: July 15, 2022
Abstracts should be 250 to 500 words and present the intention of the research, the research’s original contribution, and how it relates to popular culture.
Please send abstracts to FandomCFP@gmail.com with “Mental Health Issues In Fandom” in the subject line.
Authors interested in contributing to the special issue should submit an approximately 500-word abstract explaining the proposed article or text. This abstract should include the article’s title and the author’s full name and contact information. In addition, all potential authors should include with their abstract a 100-word author bio to be included upon acceptance and publication.
Essays should range between 15-25 pages of double-spaced text in 12-pt. Times New Roman font, including all images, endnotes, and Works Cited pages. Please note that the 15-page minimum should be 15 pages of written article material. Less than 15 pages of written material will be rejected, and the author asked to develop the article further.
In accordance with the PCSJ style guide, essays should also be written in clear US English in the active voice and third person, in a style accessible to the broadest possible audience. Authors should be sensitive to the social implications of language and choose wording free of discriminatory overtones.
For documentation, the PCSJ follows the Modern Language Association style, which calls for a Works Cited list, with parenthetical author/page references in the text. This approach reduces the number of notes, which provide further references or explanation.
For punctuation, capitalization, hyphenation, and other matters of style, follow the MLA Handbook and the MLA Style Manual. The most current edition of the guide will be the requested edition for use. The Purdue Online Writing Lab provides updated information on this formatting style.
It is essential for authors to check, correct, and bring manuscripts up to date before final submission. Authors should verify facts, names of people, places, dates, and source information, and double-check all direct quotations and entries in the Works Cited list. As noted above, manuscripts not in MLA style will be returned without review.
Before final submission, the author will be responsible for obtaining letters of permission for illustrations and for quotations that go beyond “fair use,” as defined by current copyright law.
October 12-15, 2022
On behalf of the CIDA International Symposium Organizing Committee, we cordially invite you to participate in the CIDA International event focusing on the Digital Age. The event is scheduled for 12-15 October 2022 in Ankara.
The CIDA International event is a full-day program being curated by the Communication Research Association (ILAD) (https://ilad.org.tr/), which was founded in 1989, and the Communication Faculty Deans Council (ILDEK) (https://ildek.org/), formed by the deans of communication faculties operating in Turkey, with an expectation of a large audience, made up of students and faculty of multiple universities around the country. Our goal is to take a closer look at the Digital Age.
Two Communication Symposiums in the Digital Age were held, the first of which was hosted by Mersin University Faculty of Communication in 2018 and the second one was hosted by İzmir University of Economics Faculty of Communication in 2020. The third of the symposium, CIDA International 2022, will be held under the leadership of Ankara University Faculty of Communication (ILEF), in addition to the communication faculties of Başkent University, Hacettepe University and Ankara Hacı Bayram VeliUniversity, as well as the relevant departments and programs of Çankaya, Atılım, Ankara Social Sciences universities in Ankara.
The Call for Papers is open internationally. We would be interested in the opportunity to introduce you to scholars in Turkey. We would also deeply appreciate it if you could encourage colleagues to submit abstracts/papers.
Here is the link to the website: https://cidainternational.org/en/cida-2022-en/
Thank you in advance for your consideration, and we look forward to hearing from you.
October 7, 2022
Deadline: June 1, 2022
Open to submissions by academics, activists, creative and media practitioners
How can we challenge norms on gender and sexuality? How can we disrupt the status quo and propose alternative, more inclusive narratives? Forms of unruliness, dissent, and going against the grain are expressed in various ways and transcend boundaries between research, activism, artistic and media practices.
Resistance exists in individual subversive acts and forms of collective action. For example, challenging systems of oppression in media production, representations going beyond stereotypes, and audiences engaging in oppositional reading practices. In Europe, resistance takes on additional meaning in the current context of the war in Ukraine, the horrible violations of human rights and the ongoing struggle against attacks on the press and disinformation.
In order to foster change, it is important to have opportunities for exchanging ideas and connecting with each other. As feminist scholar Sara Ahmed notes: collective movements are created by how we are moved in dialogue with others. This online pre-conference aims to create a space for sharing knowledge and having these constructive interactions.
The program will consist of roundtable sessions exploring different aspects of resistance to norms on sexuality and gender in media. Speakers will be asked to prepare a 7-10-minute presentation. After the presentations, there will be plenty of time to discuss, share insights, and explore ways to collaborate.
Presentations can be inspired by research, creative, media, activist, and interdisciplinary practices. We are open to contributions by academics, activists, creative and media practitioners (e.g., journalists, filmmakers, podcasters, zine makers, slam poets, bloggers, artists, …). Submissions can cover diverse geographical areas and explore the intersection of gender and sexuality with other social categories such as age, ethnicity, class and (dis)ability.
Participation in the event is free.
We look forward to submissions on (but not limited to) the following topics:
Please email a proposal (max. 250 words) that highlights how your work relates to the pre-conference topic, methods used, and perspectives you would like to bring to the discussion to email@example.com. Proposals may include video, audio, images, text, hyperlinks and multimedia that illustrate your reflections in the proposal.
Individual submissions will be arranged in roundtables by the organizing team. If you would like to submit a pre-constituted roundtable (four or five presentations), please send a maximum 800-word proposal with the overall theme and the contribution of each speaker.
The ECREA pre-conference is organized by the ECREA Gender, Sexuality and Communication section in collaboration with the ERC-funded Later-in-Life Intimacy: Women’s Unruly Practices, Representations and Places research project (LiLI).
The ECREA Women’s network is a supporting partner of this event.
For questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Vienna University of Economics and Business
The Vienna University of Economics and Business offers a position for a Full Professor of Business Communication with a focus on International Organizational Communication. Further information regarding the job description can be accessed under the following link: https://www.wu.ac.at/karriere/arbeiten-an-der-wu/jobangebote?yid=1353.
The deadline for applications is May 11, 2022. If you have any further questions, please also contact Jens Seiffert-Brockmann (email@example.com.). We are looking forward to your application!
July 8, 2022 (14:00 - 22:00 UTC)
Online (Hosted by Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, in Lima, Peru)
Deadline: April 30, 2022
This one-day virtual seminar focuses on ethics and communication rights, especially for audiences that seek a broad view of political, social, cultural, and scientific phenomena. The recent economic and health crises have had an analog in the proliferation of false information. The constant attack on journalism and the consequent damage to the economic, social, and health structures of countries around the world.
Although it is true some initiatives have been developed, with an important role in the search for and dissemination of the truth through alternative channels, based on digital spaces, the problem persists in terms of the sustainability of information, self-regulation, and the responsible exercise of communication. For all these reasons, a broad analysis of the current situation and proposals related to this thematic axis is proposed, both from the point of view of journalism and from the role of an active audience, which seeks truthful information and participates in the construction and dissemination of information.
The main topics of interest are listed below:
Abstract submission guidelines
We invite the academic community to submit 350-word abstracts, in Spanish or English. Both theoretical and empirical works, based on scientific methods and evidence, will be considered. Abstracts should be accompanied by a literature review, considering a maximum of 100 words. Send your abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A report and proceedings will be published after the event.
Abstract submission deadline: 30 April 2022
Notification on submitted abstracts: 15 May 2022
Date and time of preconference: Friday, 8 July 2022 |14h00 – 22h00 UTC|
Registration and participation:
Participation is open to all interested people. A registration fee of USD 20 will be charged for participation in the virtual pre-conference seminar. However, it will be free for IAMCR members and PhD students.
For more information about the pre-conference and registration visit https://eventos.usilonlife.com/
Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola is a higher education institution, considered among the top 10 in Peru. Its main faculties include Communication, Business Sciences, Engineering, Hospitality Tourism and Gastronomy, and Education.
Universidad Complutense de Madrid is the largest university in Spain, with one of the best educational offers in Madrid, surrounded by green areas and with an intense cultural and sports life.
Forum Internacional de ética y Derecho de la Información (FIEDI) has over 20 years of history, and has been collaborating with IAMCR since 2015.
IAMCR Law Section. The Law Section of IAMCR has been co-sponsoring this conference since 2015.
Dr. Rolando Rodrich, Dean, School of Communication at Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola
Dr. Mauro Marino-Jiménez, research professor at Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola
Dra. Marisa Aguirre, Professor of PAD, School of Management of the Universidad de Piura
Dña. Marianna Herrera, Universidad Complutense, Madrid
Dr. Ignacio Bel Mallén, President of FIEDI
Dr. Rolando Rodrich, dean of Communication Faculty at Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola
Dr. Mauro Marino, research professor at Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola
Dra. Marisa Aguirre, Professor of PAD, School of Management of the Universidad de Piura,
Dra. Loreto Corredoira, full professor at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Co-chair IAMCR Law Section
Dr. Rodrigo Cetina Presuel, Executive Director of the Real Colegio Complutense. Researcher, Institute for Global Law and Policy, Harvard Law School, Co-Chair IAMCR Law Section
Dr. Fernando Gutiérrez Atala, professor at Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción
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