From 20-21 November 2021, the Faculty of Creative Industries at the University of South Wales will host the interdisciplinary two-day online conference ‘The Politics of Casting in Media’. With an interest in the critical examination of casting both vocationally and textually as well as the role of the casting director within wider media production cultures, the conference welcomes proposals from a variety of perspectives and theoretical approaches exploring casting in film, television, theatre, radio, animation, video games, advertising and other media. Proposals (350 words) for individual papers as well as 80-minute panels can be submitted until 31 July 2021 via e-mail to email@example.com. The keynotes will be given by Dr. Kristen J. Warner (University of Alabama) and Dr. Shelley Cobb (University of Southampton). More information on the conference here.