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[ecrea] Call for papers: PSA Media and Politics Group Annual Conference 2013

Thu Feb 21 13:42:24 GMT 2013

Call for papers: PSA Media and Politics Group Annual Conference 2013
13th&  14th November 2013
The Media School, Bournemouth University

The Political Studies Association is the UK’s leading association in the study and research of politics. The Media&  Politics Group is one of the Political Studies Association’s largest specialist groups.

Minority Voices, Media and Politics
The primary theme of this year’s conference will be ‘Minority Voices, Media and Politics.’ The conference will explore the often problematic relationship between the media, politics and marginalised, silenced or minority voices in contemporary society. Taking a broad approach to the topic, this conference encourages papers from different disciplinary, methodological, historical and national perspectives. Papers may examine the impacts of both new and traditional forms of contemporary media upon practices and concepts of exclusion and power. Selected papers from the conference will be invited as contributions to an edited collection. If you wish for your paper to be considered for the edited collection please indicate this on your abstract.

The Media&  Politics Group operates an inclusive policy, and papers dealing with any aspect of media and politics are welcomed. This may include areas of political communication and journalism, as well as a broader view of the political within such areas as online media, television, cinema and media arts, both factual and fictional. In addition to academic research, the conference will also welcome practice-based work related to the area of media and politics.

Abstract submission
Proposals for 15 minute papers or research posters should include the following: title and name, institutional affiliation and address, and email address; together with, a paper title and abstract of not more than 300 words. Proposers should also indicate whether or not they are postgraduate students.
Proposals should be sent by 31st May 2013 to Heather (Savignyhsavigny /at/<mailto:(hsavigny /at/>. All abstracts will undergo peer review and decisions on papers will be given within 3 weeks of the submission deadline.
Full papers submitted by postgraduate students will be entered into the James Thomas Memorial Prize. This annual award is presented to the most outstanding paper by a postgraduate student at the Media and Politics Group Annual Conference.

More information about the conference can be found at:

More information about the Media&  Politics Group can be found at:  <>

best regards


 Dr.  Dan Jackson
 Senior  Lecturer in Media and Communications
 Deputy Programme  Co-ordinator, BA Public Relations
 The Media  School
 Bournemouth  University
 W410  Weymouth House
 Talbot  Campus
 01202  961297
(jacksond /at/

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