World in Flux, call for papers

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CMCI PhD Conference ‘World in Flux: Exploring Cultural and Media Studies in a Changing World’

15 June 2018
King’s College London

Bush House (former headquarters of the BBC World Service)

Keynote Speakers: Professor Anna Reading (King’s College London) and Professor Catherine Grant (Birkbeck, University of London)

Our world is ever-fluctuating, nothing is static, and these oscillations reflect upon Cultural and Media Studies. The confluence of research and its environment calls for new modes of understanding spanning cultural, aesthetic, socio-economic, technological, political and environmental concerns. Consequently, we are witnessing the development of new approaches and methodologies in Cultural and Media Studies. In navigating new fields of study, stimulating modes of research are emerging. The creative nature of the field invites a wide range of practices that are challenging the borders between art and research.

King’s College London, Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries (CMCI) welcomes proposals exploring possibilities for Cultural and Media Studies and how these can help us to understand the fluctuating world we inhabit.

Possible topics for presentations include but are not limited to:

o Cultural and creative industries in evolution
o Globalisation, neoliberalism and cultural research
o Digital curation and digital archives
o Memory and media archeology
o Ethics and power
o Transparency, accessibility, mobility
o New terminologies
o The future of methodologies for Cultural and Media Studies
o Arts-based, arts-informed and practice-based research
o Auto-ethnography

We welcome paper proposals as well as alternative modes of presentation such as video essays, performances, creative practice, etc.

Abstract submission deadline: 9 April 2018
Deadline for registration: 4 May 2018
Conference Date: 15 June 2018

There is no conference fee.

The official conference website will be up and running soon, and once all the presenters are finalised, the registration will open.

We invite submissions for 15-minutes paper presentations in English. For alternative presentations there is no time limit, but please provide specifications with your submission. Please send an abstract of 250-500 words and 5 keywords, accompanied by a short biography of 150 words (including presenter’s name and affiliation) by e-mail to The same e-mail address is available for questions and queries.