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[ecrea] CFP Media and Passion

Sat Nov 03 12:12:04 GMT 2012

Call for Papers

Media and Passion

International Conference, at the Media and Communication Research Department, Lund University, Sweden, March 21st 2013. Organisers Annette Hill, Joanna Doona and Carolina Martinez.

Passion is at the heart of an emotional economy within media, culture and society. For too long passion has been dismissed as subjective experience outside the remit of scientific enquiry. But, we think and feel with our head and heart and to separate rationality from emotion is to ignore the power of passion in society. How people feel about politics, the press, or social media is vital to understanding media in modern life. This conference focuses on media and passion as multidimensional, working across industry and economics, politics, society and popular culture.

The conference will be organised thematically, focusing on four areas of enquiry in media, communication and cultural studies: politics and passion, emotional economy in media industries, subjectivity, and identity and social relations. Papers should address one or more of the following research questions What is the role of passion in political culture? In what ways has emotion become an economy in media and cultural industries? How can we research subjectivity and the media? How do people feel about media, identity and social relations?

The schedule includes a combination of keynote addresses, pre-constituted panels, and open panels. Confirmed speakers include Professor Stephen Coleman (Leeds University, UK), Professor John Corner (Leeds University, UK), Professor Joke Hermes (In Holland University, Netherlands), and Dr Gavan Titley (National University of Ireland). Other invited speakers include Dr Stina Bengtsson (Södertörn University, Sweden), Professor Göran Bolin (Södertörn University, Sweden), Dr Mervi Pantii (Helsinki University, Finland), Emeritus Professor Peter Dahlgren (Lund University, Sweden), Professor Annette Hill (Lund University, Sweden), Dr Anna Lund (Linnaeus University, Sweden) and Professor Tobias Olsson (Lund University, Sweden).

Please submit abstracts of 300 words in English by December 10th 2012 to Joanna Doona ((Joanna.doona /at/ There is a registration fee of 650 SEK (70 Euros) that covers food and drink for the day and an evening buffet.
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