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[Commlist] Call for Papers: Political Studies Association, Media & Politics Group Annual Conference
Thu May 23 20:32:08 GMT 2019
*Political Studies Association ‘Media and Politics Group’ Annual Conference*
***20th Year Anniversary!!***
*School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds,*
*16^th -17^th December 2019*
*Conference theme: ‘Politics and Performance’*
*Keynote address by Professor Michael Saward (Warwick)*
*Roundtable session on ‘What makes a good political performance?’ *
*including Prof Candida Yates (Bournemouth), Dr Lone Sorensen
(Huddersfield), Prof John Corner (Leeds) and Prof Stephen Coleman (Leeds)*
We are delighted to be celebrating the 20-year anniversary of the PSA
Media & Politics group at the University of Leeds in December 2019. Our
conference theme this year responds to the growing body of research
emphasizing the performative dimensions of political communication. The
deadline for abstract submission is *Friday 28 June 2019* (see full
The changing nature of political communication raises questions about
how the relationships between the actors in the classical ‘political
communication triangle’ are dynamically articulated and constructed in
the media. Concerns include the intensified professionalization of
politicians’ communication; increased pressures to retain and engage
audiences; populist challenges to the rules of the game; the observed
tendency of news to represent politics as a strategic game; and the
disconnection between citizens and politicians.
Politics is performed in a variety of media forms and genres, including
political drama, cartoons and comedy. The theme of the conference on
‘political performance’ allowsa broad call for papers which explore the
contribution of the media, political actors, and citizens to mediated
performances of politics, and encourages a focus on the potential
consequences of these performances.
While the main theme of this conference is politics and performance, the
*Media & Politics Group operates an open and inclusive policy, and
papers dealing with any aspect of media and politics are welcomed*. This
may include areas of political communication and journalism, but also
includes 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 in art, film and performance related to the area of
media and politics.
*Deadlines and submission process:*
* *Friday, 28 June 2019*: Deadline for abstract submission. Please
send abstract proposals for 15 minute papers to
(_leedspsampg /at/ leeds.ac.uk) <mailto:(leedspsampg /at/ leeds.ac.uk)>_. These
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 250 words. Proposers should also
indicate whether they are current postgraduate students.
* Early August. Paper proposers notified of decision by conference
committee. Conference registration opens. Details of online
registration to follow: £120 conference registration fee for both
PSA members and non-members; £60 for students/ precariously employed.
* Friday, 4 October: Deadline for presenters to register.
* Friday, 25 October: Draft programme released.
* Monday, 16 December: Conference starts in Leeds.
*About the PSA, conference prizes and financial support*
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 larger specialist groups.
The MPG is a welcoming and inclusive group. The conference welcomes
contributions from both members and non-members of the Political Studies
Association and of the Media & Politics Group.
/James Thomas Memorial Prize and postgraduate travel subsidies/
Full papers of a maximum of 2000 words 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 & Politics Group Annual Conference.
The Media & Politics Group offers a limited number of travel subsidies
(up to the value of £100) to support postgraduate student participation
in this event. Postgraduate students interested in applying for these
subsidies should please note this in their submission.
Conference organisers: Professor Stephen Coleman, Dr Julie Firmstone, Dr
Giles Moss and Dr Katy Parry, _School of Media and Communication
<https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/media>_, University of Leeds.
Contact: (_leedspsampg /at/ leeds.ac.uk) <mailto:(leedspsampg /at/ leeds.ac.uk)>_or
(mediaresearchsupport /at/ leeds.ac.uk)
<mailto:(mediaresearchsupport /at/ leeds.ac.uk)> with any queries.
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