Abstracts should be prepared in English and submitted online by 26 June 2016. All applications will be read by the organizing committee who will inform the applicant of their decision by the end of June 2016. Registration will be open in June 2016. The conference will be held in the English language. Each participant is allocated 20 min to present the paper. Discussions at the end of each panel session are encouraged. Selected papers will be published by an international publisher in a postconference book.
The conference fee is €120 (regular) and €70 (BA, MA, PhD students); it covers participation in the conference, conference materials, drinks and snacks during coffee breaks, opening and closing banquet, two lunches, and a city tour. The fee does not include accommodation or travel costs. A suggested list of accommodations will be published on the conference website.
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Since 2009, Tomáš Rafa (1979, Zilina, Slovakia) has investigated notions of nationalism in Central Europe through his ongoing documentary film project, New Nationalism.
Traveling between Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia, the project details the creation of conflicts that arise from prejudices, superstitions, and resentments in the region.
Featuring tense footage and reports of political demonstrations, blockades, and protests, Rafa captures events often unseen on televised news programs. Winner of the Oskár Cepan Award in Slovakia (2011), Rafa’s project is housed on a website that has been screened in museums and galleries across Europe, promoting positive social activism and triggering community conversations about nationalist conflicts.
Jonathan Cummins is a filmmaker and lecturer with Belfast School of Art, Ulster University, Northern Ireland, and research leader for Art and Context at the Research Institute of Art and Design.
His work, which is made for gallery and screen, is approached as a process of enquiry and engagement and has reflected on themes such as ideological belief, ethics and representation, political violence and community. Most notably with When I Leave These Landings (2004 – 2009), Go Home (2010 – 2013) and Out the Road (2012 – 2016) a series of the inter-connecting film installations created with Irish former IRA ‘anti-agreement’ republican activists and their families. Highly engaged and durational in approach, his work aims to create discursive territories that facilitate civic engagement and discourse.
He has exhibited and screened his work with institutions such as EVA2016, Limerick, Void, Derry, Dublin City Gallery the Hugh Lane, Dublin, Rencontres Internationales Paris Berlin. Jonathan’s work extends to curation and he has curated exhibitions with artists such as Brian Maguire, Katrina Palmer, Santiago Sierra, Phil Collins and Eija Liisa Ahtila. He is a graduate of University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and Trinity College Dublin.
(1963, Wolbrom, Poland) is the head of the Institute of Journalism, Media, and Social Communication at Jagiellonian University, Cracow.
She teaches cultural theory, image analysis, semiotics of media, intertextuality, and consumption theory there; she also engages in methodological seminars and workshops. Her scholarly interests include semiotics of media, analysis of different forms of persuasive communication, and cultural practices of people in the consumption society – particularly those associated with various media uses and protocols, as with creativity and with cultural participation. She is also involved in the construction of the various media literacy programs. Prof. Lisowska is the author of several dozen papers and research reports, and of six books devoted either to the media analysis techniques (Media content analysis, 2004; The textual analysis of media discourse, 2006), or to the media uses as social practices, and to the semiotics of media (The rebellion for sale; music industry – advertising – semiotics, 2000; Everyday media. The mass media and the wide media content paradigms in the everyday life of the Poles at the verge of the XXIst century, 2008; The backseat passenger. Media, advertising, and parenting in the consumption society, 2010; The phoenixes, the swans, and the butterflies. Media and the transformative culture, 2012). She is currently working on the manual of semiological techniques as applied to media analysis. She is also about to complete the book on the impact of the creative fandom practices on contemporary media culture.
Prof. Lisowska has been one of the co-founders of Polish Communication Association – the first Polish academic association devoted to the communication and media studies.
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