Call for Papers

Global Fusion 2016: Media and the Global City
A Global Media and Communication Conference

Hosted by the School of Media and Communication
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

October 21-23, 2016

Conference begins Friday afternoon October 21, and ends at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 23.

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, Temple University and the University of Virginia.

Call for papers:

We invite submissions on any aspect of global media and communication.  Paper or panel submissions that reflect the conference theme of media and the global city are particularly welcome.  These might involve considerations of urban (sub)cultures, patterns of media engagement in urban spaces, urban centers as nodes of the global/local nexus, narratives of the city, or processes of civic engagement, networking and protest in urban communication.

Submission instructions:

Individual papers:  proposals may be submitted in the form of abstracts of 300-400 words.  Please include a cover sheet with the paper title, the names of all authors, and contact information for the submitter.  The title, abstract, and word count should appear on the following page.

Panels:  Please submit a panel abstract of 200-300 words, and 50-100 word abstracts for all included papers.  The names of all authors along with their paper titles, and contact information for the submitter, should appear on a cover sheet.

Submission deadline: May 16, 2016.

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Awards:  The Global Fusion conference offers a graduate student competition.  To be considered for an award, a full paper must be submitted by July 1, and must be marked on the title page as being a submission for the competition.