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Call For Papers: Global Fusion 2019

Call for Papers Global Fusion 2019

University of Texas at Austin

October 25-27, 2019

The purpose of the Global Fusion Conference series, which began in 2000, is to promote academic excellence in Global Media and International Communication Studies. The conference is sponsored by a consortium of universities: the University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, Ohio University, Southern Illinois University, University of Virginia, and Temple University.

We invite original, non-published research submissions on any aspect of global media and international aspects of mediated communication. Any theoretical or methodological approach appropriate to communication and media studies research is acceptable and encouraged. These approaches may include research on social justice and media, issues of new technologies and communities or social movements, representation of global or transnational issues, qualitative or quantitative studies of global media flows, media audiences and reception, the connections between communication and immigrant or diasporic populations, the comparative or international role of social media in political systems and institutions, messaging techniques and strategies for health communication in global settings, investigations on media policy and law in global or international settings, infrastructural challenges for media and development, research concerning the philosophy of globalization and media, and approaches engaging the rise of anti-globalization around the world and in the United States. In order to open panels to the widest possible range of topics, we have specifically chosen to adopt no conference theme beyond global or international communication broadly defined.

Submission instructions

Individual papers: proposals may be submitted in the form of completed papers or abstracts of 300-400 words. (Only full papers will be considered for best paper awards.) Please include a cover sheet with the paper title, the names of all authors, and contact information for the submitter or corresponding author (affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and email address). No identifying information should appear on the paper or on the abstract page for blind review.

Panels: Please submit a panel abstract of 200-300 words, and 50-100 word abstracts for each included paper. The names of all authors along with their paper titles, as well as contact information for the submitter, should appear on a cover sheet. No identifying information should appear on the panel proposal page for blind review.

Individual Abstracts: Please submit a paper abstract of 200-300 words The names of all authors along with their paper titles, as well as contact information for the submitter, should appear on a cover sheet. No identifying information should appear on the panel proposal page for blind review.

Please indicate if you would be willing to have your paper presented as a poster at a poster session, if it does not fit in one of the panels.

Notice: Submission format should be Word or PDF.

The abstract/paper/panel proposal page should: (1) Be separate from the cover page; (2) Contain the title of the proposed paper; (3) Include a total word count; (4) NOT contain any identifying information about the submitter (including contact information).

At least one author of an accepted faculty paper must attend the conference to present the paper. If student authors cannot be present, they must make arrangements for the paper to be presented by someone else. If you will not be able to present, please notify us a month before the conference date.

Submission deadline: 11:59 P.M. (EST) Thursday, July 15, 2019. Submit to globalfusionconference@gmail.com.

Awards: The Global Fusion conference offers a graduate student competition. To be considered for an award, a full paper must be submitted by July 30, and must be marked on the title page as being a submission for the competition. Papers submitted with both faculty and student authors will be considered faculty papers and are not eligible for graduate student competitions.

Registration: More information on registration and the conference can be found at https://rtf.utexas.edu/conferences/global-fusion-2019

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