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[Commlist] CFP - Australian Media Traditions Conference

Fri May 17 11:51:17 GMT 2019

  *11th Australian Media Traditions Conference
  *Media Convergence: Continuities and Change.

  The Australian Media Traditions Conference 2019 will be held at the
  University of Melbourne from 27-29 November. The call for papers is
  open until the end of May.

  Our international keynote speaker is Professor Alexis Weedon, a
  cofounder of the journal /Convergence. /Alexis is UNESCO chair in New
  Media Forms of the Book, andDirector of the Research Institute for
  Media Art and Performance (RIMAP), at the University of Bedfordshire,
  UK. She will be discussing her current research on the history of
  cross-media storytelling.

  Australian keynotes will be announced soon.

  *Call for papers:*

  Convergence – between “new” and “old” media; distinct media
  technologies and forms; different sites and institutions of media
  production; and between media and audiences – has been with us almost
  as long as media themselves. The history of convergence includes
  recognisable patterns and cycles which can be just as illuminating as
  clear instances of paradigmatic change and innovation. As well as
  exploring radical departures, AMT presenters are invited to analyse
  the significance of continuities and discontinuities that pattern
  change in media, and to essay the cultural and social residues of
  Australian media convergence.

  Possible topics and approaches include:

    * contemporary media histories of convergence (e.g. the Fairfax/Nine
    * comparative media histories (case studies from now and then, or
      then and then)
    * transnational histories of convergence
    * audience studies – how audience engagement has changed media
      coverage and influence
    * Indigenous media in the post-digital sphere
    * media in translation
    * book publishing in the post-digital sphere
    * changes in public broadcasting
    * change in journalism culture and/or practice
    * the rise of new media forms and/or objects
    * histories of new-media interventions in political and social life
    * cultural and social residues of media convergence
    * the Netflix effect in Australia
    * histories of media marketing
    * studies of notable continuity in the Australian media and
      Australian journalism from colonial times up to the late twentieth

  Papers concerned with Australian media traditions outside these themes
  will also be welcome.

  Please send a 250-word abstract with three keywords, plus a short bio,
  to (cfp /at/ <mailto:(CFP /at/> by Friday 31 May 2019.
  Include your family name and the word “abstract” in the subject line.

  Proposals for panels are also welcome.  Please contact Dr Sybil Nolan

  (sybil.nolan /at/ <mailto:(sybil.nolan /at/> if you
  wish to submit one.

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