Medical Imaging II: Medical Narratives in Late Modern Popular Culture

Call for papers
Medical Imaging II: Medical Narratives in Late Modern Popular Culture
11-12 September 2014
Ulm University, Germany

In recent decades, popular culture has increasingly become the engine of social and cultural change. It also takes constitutive influence on the design of individual life concepts. Not least, popular culture is one of the most successful global culture industries. Thus, it is a representative culture with fundamental socio-political significance (see Kleiner 2012: 17). Popular culture in its present form has emerged since the 1950s and can be understood as a social substructure which industrially produces diverse knowledge and concepts of knowledge as offers of information and entertainment. Popular culture can be simultaneously understood as a way of communication, as a function of mass media, as a social institution, and as an aesthetic category (see Kleiner 2012: 18-19). Continue reading

Environments, Spaces and Transformations

Call for papers
Environments, Spaces and Transformations
5-6 June 2014
Inaugural MFCO Early Career-Graduate Conference
Department of Media, Film and Communication
University of Otago, New Zealand

Keynote speakers: Dr Fiona Allon, University of Sydney & Associate Professor Vijay Devadas, University of Otago

Conference organisers: Maud Ceuterick and Alex Thong

This interdisciplinary conference invites papers addressing the shifting relations between environments, spaces and their transformations. Continue reading