Colloquium Communication, and material and discursive power dynamics

See http://www.uu.se/goto/ydtn051 for the pdf version of the call

Two-day colloquium on
‚Communication, and material and discursive power dynamics’
28 – 29 October 2016
Department of Informatics and Media
Uppsala University

Call for abstracts

Any communication practice is realised in specific environments and contexts, being produced through particular material and discursive performativities, producing specific material and discursive outcomes. Communication praxes are also effected through the participatory practices of the involved actors, and the power dynamics that are being developed, in specific historical, political, cultural and social settings.

This colloquium aims at examining the interconnections between communication practices, their environments, actors, audiences and products, and the power dynamics at work, both at the discursive and material level.

Loci of study could be, print, broadcast and digital media, social media, civil society organisations, museums, art and public spaces, where practices of self-expression, participation, empowerment, civic engagement, are studied. At the same time, the colloquium is interested in looking, using multidisciplinary perspectives, into the ways in which these practices are mediated, represented, supported, facilitated, contested, transformed or destroyed, through the involved actors’ and networks’ interplays of power.

Amongst the aims of the colloquium is the publication of an edited volume, with contributions from its participants.

We call for interested colleagues to submit a 500-word abstract (in English), by 27 March, 2016.

Please, send abstracts to Dr. Vaia Doudaki, vaia.doudaki@im.uu.se.

The colloquium is co-organised by the Department of Informatics and Media, of Uppsala University, and DESIRE, the Centre for the study of Democracy, Signification and Resistance.



Stránka MedKult navazuje jmenovitě i obsahem na vrstevnaté štěpení kultury v různých prizmatech jejího zkoumání. Volně se proto zařazuje k termínům jako highcult, masscult, midcult, popcult a dalším, které slouží k pojmenování právě těchto kulturních vrstev. MedKult je platformou interdisciplinárního zkoumání napříč zejména dvěma obory, těmi jsou kulturální studia a mediální studia.

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