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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by the 28th of March. Decisions on submissions will be sent by the 17th of April.