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[Commlist] CFP extended PC+UDC@CSUEB / Mass Communication and Transnational Empire: 50 Years of Transformations Since Herbert Schiller

Fri Jun 21 14:49:08 GMT 2019

Deadline extended to July 1, 2019

Project Censored and Union for Democratic Communication joint conference

-- Mass Communication and Transnational Empire:
50 Years of Transformations Since Herbert Schiller
October 31-November 3, 2019
California State University, East Bay
--Deadline Extended to July 1, 2019--

The Union for Democratic Communications-Project Censored 2019 conference invites contributions that reflect on the relationships between media, communication, and empire from a variety of perspectives. Contributions may examine these concepts through historical materialist, feminist, critical race, queer, and other critical approaches, and might be situated in interdisciplinary areas such as Latinx Studies, Black Studies, gender studies, cultural studies, and environmental studies. In particular, we invite contributions that highlight the means and methods for active resistance, democratic communication, and the promotion of social justice. New and established scholars, graduate students, activists, and media creators are encouraged to submit proposals. Please refer to for proposal submissions.

At this conference, we will ask: In what ways do we still exist in “American empire”? What are its prospects for the future, what alternatives are emerging and in what way? What role do media and communication networks play in solidifying or disrupting these possibilities? What continuities or disjunctures exist in the relations between the state, capital, labor, technology, and ideology? In what ways are the structures and ideologies of colonialism and imperialism (re)produced and experienced within national contexts?

Topics included but not limited to:

    Race, class, gender and/or indigeneity
Subaltern publics/communities, counterpublics, intersectional & post-colonial critiques
    Subversive political knowledge & oppositional gazes
    Debt, precarity and austerity
    Transnational capitalist class
    Refugees and migrants
    Intersectionality, hybridity, articulation
    Nomadism, dislocation, ephemerality, ontological hybridity
Slavery, colonialism/post-colonialism and/or the primitive accumulation of capital Progressive movements, social movements, mass mobilizations and protests
    Alt-global visions
    Left-state alternatives
    State violence
    Media reform and communication policy
    Media literacy and critical media theory
The neoliberal assault on higher education, radical scholars and academic freedom
    Radical scholars and academic freedom
    Critical communication pedagogy
    fake news and propaganda
    CNN Effects
Intersections of politics, morality, and communication in the current political climate
    Eco media studies

Individual Submissions as well as Panels, Workshops, Working Groups and Roundtables will be considered.

Please visit for the complete call and further information.

Please send abstracts and proposals to:

Deadline is July 1, 2019


October 31-November 3, 2019

California State University, East Bay

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