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CFP: Creating Cultures: Postgraduate conference in Culture, Media, and the Creative Industries, King’s College London

CFP: Creating Cultures: Postgraduate conference in Culture, Media, and the Creative Industries, King’s College London

Keynote speaker: Prof. Lev Manovich, CUNY

Held on the 12th and 13th of June 2014, this multi-disciplinary postgraduate conference seeks a broad array of perspectives that explore cultural representations, practices, and industries. The title ‘Creating Cultures’ prompts inquiries into concepts of culture being created, cultures of creativity, cultures evolving and changing, and also cultures of creative work and play.

Culture evokes ideas about its conflicting and disputed foundations, and culture as a medium through which social, political, spatial, and historical meanings are communicated and understood. The theme of this conference invites explorations of power relations, gender, subjectivity, the spatial, technology and contemporary media.

Abstract submissions for presentations and pre-formed panels are invited on themes in cultural and/or media studies, such as:

Power and cultural politics

Identity and representation

Media and mediation

Digital cultures, new media, and media futures

Cultures and change

Popular culture

Contested and counter cultures

Art and artistic practice

Cultural labour and industries

Territorial and spatial cultures

Globalisation and transnational cultures

Cultural and media research methodologies

Please submit 300 word abstracts, or proposals for creative presentation formats, and a maximum 100-word biography to cmci-conference@kcl.ac.uk by the 28th of March. Decisions on submissions will be sent by the 17th of April.

For any queries contact: Jeremy Matthew (jeremy.matthew@kcl.ac.uk) or Photini Vrikki (photini.vrikki@kcl.ac.uk)

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