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[Commlist] CFP: Young people, entertainment and cross-media storytelling
Thu Apr 07 11:50:38 GMT 2022
Call for submissions:
ECREA pre-conference workshop on “Young People, Entertainment and
Cross-Media Storytelling: Perspectives and Methods for Investigating
WHERE AND WHEN
Aarhus, 18 October 2022, from 10 AM to 18 PM.
Sophie H. Bishop: “Young People and the Influencer Culture in the UK”.
One-day physical event, free of charge.
Entertainment media play a vital role in the media lives of teenagers
and youth, as do social, digital and global platforms such as YouTube,
TikTok, Snapchat and Netflix. Today’s youth entertainment culture thus
includes not only entertainment produced by legacy mass media producers,
but also content creators, influencers and ‘new media’ players. Many of
these content creators make entertainment to be spread across platforms
to strengthen brands and income and create fictional and non-fictional
cross-media storylines. The prominent position of global entertainment
platforms among teenagers also impacts viewing communities by
reconstructing place and locality and by extending the production and
modes of cultural reproduction that inform and shape how people perceive
themselves and others. All this raises the stakes for national media
industries to retain younger segments and for media policymakers, who
traditionally have fulfilled policy goals by regulating national media
This pre-conference invites contributions that further theories about
industry notions, practices and strategies of conducive production and
distribution practices related to young people as audiences.
Contributions can deal with questions concerning all aspects of genre
and all aspects of entertainment made for or consumed by youth—from
policy and production perspectives to textual analysis and reception
studies. Addressing such questions, we are especially interested in
papers that shed new light on one or more of the following themes:
-Case studies of youth productions and/or youth content.
-Studies investigating how youth consume or use entertainment media.
-Studies investigating how screenwriters, producers and commissioners
conceive and produce content aimed for and consumed by youth.
-Studies investigating how emerging producers, content creators or
influencers conceive and produce content aimed for and consumed by youth
-Studies investigating the role of public service media and other
national institutions in serving and engaging young people.
-Studies investigating why young people seek out non-domestic/global
-Studies investigating the role that language plays in the consumption
of global entertainment.
-Studies investigating the role of policymakers, policies and funding
schemes in facilitating high ‘quality’ content needed by young people.
-Research and theoretical reflections on the ways in which transnational
cultural encounters via screen impact opinions and behaviour towards the
-Studies of different genres, aesthetics and modes of address in current
content targeting young audiences.
-Conceptual and critical interventions into the production and
consumption of youth media content, including perspectives on
cross-media storytelling, youth fiction, social media entertainment,
content creators and influencers.
-Methodological interventions that address the challenges in researching
young audiences, youth productions and/or youth content.
We particularly encourage PhD students and young scholars to submit
Andrea Esser, Pia Majbritt Jensen, Marika Lüders, Eva Novrup Redvall,
Jeanette Steemers, and Vilde Schanke Sundet.
The following research projects co-organise this
pre-conference: “Reaching young audiences: serial fiction and
cross-media storyworlds for children and young audiences”, “Global
natives? Serving young audiences on global media platforms”, and “Screen
Encounters with Britain: What do young Europeans make of Britain and its
digital screen culture?”
This conference is supported by the ECREA Media Industries and Cultural
Production Section and the ECREA Television Studies Section.
*TO APPLY ***
To apply, submit a 300-500-word abstract (excluding references) and a
100-word bio for each speaker (including email address and affiliation).
Please send your proposal (PDF) to Vilde Schanke Sundet
((v.s.sundet /at/ media.uio.no) <mailto:(v.s.sundet /at/ media.uio.no)>) and Eva
Novrup Redvall ((eva /at/ hum.ku.dk) <mailto:(eva /at/ hum.ku.dk)>). Be sure that your
proposal clearly articulates: **
·The main issue or research questions to be discussed
·Key theoretical approach or concept
·The critical or methodological framework
·Main argument or expected findings and conclusions
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSAL
Deadline for proposal: May 31. Decisions will be communicated to the
authors by June 20.
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