Istanbul 2011 - Popular Culture Working Group Call for Papers

istanbulThe Popular Culture Working Group of the International Association for Media and Communication Research ( IAMCR) announces its call for papers for the 2011 academic conference to be held at Kadir Has University in Istanbul, Turkey, from July 13 to 17, 2011.
The general theme of the conference is 'Cities, Creativity, Connectivity'.

Papers that explore popular representations and practices that draw on the broad conference theme are welcomed. These should consider such topics as cosmopolitanism and urbanism as cultural formations, new and mobile articulations of gender, race and ethnicity, hybridity, mobility and authenticity, migration, flow and the spaces of discourse, creative labour, digital creativity and precarity, the impact of global formats on local media, networking and the reformation of art worlds and communities, museums and memory, consumerism, scenes and life styles, nationalism and para-nationalism. Papers that emphasize other aspects of the conference theme will also be considered.

Deadlines and Submission Details

The deadline for submission of abstracts is February 8, 2011.

Please note that this deadline will not be extended.

Submission of abstracts and full papers is to be done online through the IAMCR's Open Conference System (OCS) using the link to be found on the official Istanbul conference website.

The OCS system will be available to receive abstract submissions from Wednesday December 1, 2010.

The results of peer reviews of submitted abstracts will be announced by Section and Working Group Heads by March 25, 2011. Full papers must be submitted online via the IAMCR-OCS by June 3, 2011.

For further information, please visit the IAMCR 2011 Conference website.

Barry King
Working Group on Popular Culture, Chair