Author: Tobias Steiner

Call for chapters: “Women in the Media: Who Creates the News?”. Deadline: Jan 15, 2018.

So far, the research has shown that women have less voice in the media than men do, both as the creators of news, the subjects, and the interviewees. This exclusion is especially in the most appealing sections such as politics. Moreover, some research studies show that women traditionally occupy so called “feminine” area such as health, but when those areas move to the news and become part of the news agenda then women get pushed out and men take over what used to be a feminine area. Therefore, this book wants to examine the position and experience of women in the media in both respects, i.e 1) whether they are now experiencing the privilege of writing in the most important and most popular sections such as news, or are they still regulated to the place of women: health, lifestyle and food, and 2) whether they are used as sources by journalists and if so in which areas. Thus, news is understood as a product not just created by a journalist (be it male or female) but also as a product created by its sources due to journalistic dependence on sources (be it male or female) that are sometimes driving the coverage of the media. We are interested in both western and non-western perspectives, which would enable full cultural and intersectional exploration of the issue. For example, in the US,...

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CfP: “Lights, camera, learning: teaching with the moving image” April 19-20, 2018 @ Birkbeck, University of London (UK). Deadline: Nov 30, 2017.

CALL FOR PAPERS Lights, camera, learning: teaching with the moving image A conference organised by Learning on Screen and School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London Thursday 19 – Friday 20 April 2018 Birkbeck, University of London, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Download programme as PDF To mark our seventieth anniversary in 2018, Learning on Screen together with Birkbeck, University of London is pleased to announce a two-day conference exploring the history of teaching and learning with the moving image. Formal education in many contexts increasingly relies on screen-based media, and there are active debates about the appropriate uses...

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Call for chapters: “Deconstructing the Zombie: Cultural and Ideological Approaches”. Deadline: Dec 15, 2017.

Deconstructing the Zombie: Cultural and Ideological Approaches We would like to remind you that next December 15, 2017 will finish the reception of chapter proposals for the academic book we are currently editing, entitled Deconstructing the Zombie: Cultural and Ideological Approaches. We would like to show our gratitude to the international academic community for the positive reception of the project, having received proposals from different countries such as the United States, Canada, the Republic of Bulgaria, Japan or Spain. The project will be published by Editorial Doble J, a specialized editorial in Politics, Philosophy, Arts and Music academic studies,...

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CfP: “Ends of Cinema” May 3-5, 2018 @ University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (USA). Deadline: Jan 09, 2018.

The Center for 21st Century Studies (C21) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee invites proposals for papers and presentations for our Ends of Cinema conference, to be held May 3-5, 2018. Are we now in an age of “post-cinema?” Has the massive global wave of digital production, distribution, and exhibition finally eradicated cinema as we’ve known it? Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott, and Peter Greenaway seem to think so, as well as academics from Paolo Cherchi Usai to Alexander Zahlten. Whatever the object “cinema” was, it seems to have been summarily executed in the digital era. But whose cinema is ending?...

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I’ve just returned from Málaga and the European Communication and Research Association’s Television Studies section’s annual conference. A mouthful to type, if you get my drift. It was ably run by a team led by Juan Francisco Gutiérrez Lozano, author of the excellent history of regional television, El Encendido Analógico. The three days featured brilliant exponents in the field—both those who helped to create it, and those who are remaking it. I know very few of them, which made it all the more exciting to be there. I think it’s the first scholarly event solely dedicated to TV that...

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