IAMCR 2015: Emerging Scholars Network Section - CfP - Deadline 9 February

The Emerging Scholars Network (ESN) welcomes submissions for the Annual Conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) to be held from 12 to 16 July 2015 at the Université du Québec à Montréal in Montreal, Canada.

Conference theme: “Hegemony or Resistance? The Ambiguous Power of Communication

See IAMCR 2015 key dates and deadlines: http://iamcr.org/congress/montreal2015-keydates

See all Calls for Papers for IAMCR 2015: http://iamcr.org/congress/montreal2015-cfp

Visit the conference website: http://congresiamcr.uqam.ca

We invite you to submit abstracts (250- 300 words) of your research papers. We welcome submissions on a variety of topics pertinent to communication and media studies research. We also encourage submissions that address this year’s conference theme “Hegemony or Resistance? The Ambiguous Power of Communication”. For more information on this year’s conference theme, please refer to the conference theme page (http://congresiamcr.uqam.ca/en/about/theme.html).

The ESN section will accept abstract in the three languages (English, French or Spanish). However, previous experience has shown that slides in English may eventually facilitate proceedings. This section will arrange sessions in languages other than English if the number of qualified proposals warrants it. Please indicate if you would be willing to make your presentation in English if we are unable to accommodate your first choice.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is February 9, 2015 via the Open Conference System (OCS) at http://iamcr-ocs.org. Submissions must include author name(s), affiliation, address, e-mail address, and paper title. Please note that this deadline will not be extended. Individual papers and panels are possible, but all proposals must be submitted through the OCS from 1 December 2014 – 9 February 2015. Early submission is strongly encouraged. There are to be no email submissions of abstracts addressed to any Section or Working Group Head.

An author can submit a maximum of two (2) abstracts to two (2) separate sections or working groups. It is expected that for the most part, only one (1) abstract will be submitted per person for consideration by the Conference. However, under no circumstances should there be more than two (2) abstracts bearing the name of the same applicant either individually or as part of any group of authors. Please note also that the same abstract or another version with minor variations in title or content must not be submitted to other Sections or Working Groups of the Association for consideration. Such submissions will be deemed to be in breach of the conference guidelines and will be automatically rejected by the Open Conference System, by the relevant Head or by the Conference Programme Reviewer. Such applicants risk being removed entirely from the conference programme.

Upon submission of an abstract, you will be asked to confirm that your submission is original and that it has not been previously published in the form presented. You will also be given an opportunity to declare if your submission is currently before another conference for consideration.

Unlike other sections of IAMCR, if you are submitting a work in progress, ESN welcomes your submission! Please state that it is a work in progress in your abstract. Please note, however, that presenters are expected to bring to the conference work that has reached some degree of development. Prior to the conference, each presenter needs to upload a completed paper to the OCS. Discussant feedback has a special place in ESN and is often provided by Chairs of other sections or working groups that ESN members may wish to join. Therefore, a timely submission of the full paper ensures comments and questions by esteemed senior scholars in the field.

Please make sure to inform ESN co-chairs if you are unable to present your paper at the conference by April 14, 2015.  Failure to do so, disrupts the flow of the conference and is disrespectful to fellow presenters.

About ESN

ESN (http://iamcr.org/s-wg/section/emerging-scholars-network-section/home) is a section dedicated to the work and careers of emerging scholars in the field of media studies and communication. Therefore, we especially look for works in progress from graduate students and new university instructors/professors who are interested in substantial feedback and comments intended to advance their projects.

The ESN organizes emerging scholar panels and joint panels with other sections. Our emerging scholar panels provide a comfortable environment for the presentation of theses and works in progress, where emerging scholars can receive feedback from colleagues also at the beginning of their careers and from senior scholars who act as respondents to individual papers.

In line with the purpose of our section, the ESN also organizes panels and special sessions about issues affecting emerging scholars, such as:

  • Publishing research results;
  • Mentoring and the Student-mentor relationship;
  • Academic work and academic jobs;
  • Neoliberalism in the academy;
  • Language barriers in academia.

These panels often feature conversations between senior scholars, emerging scholars, and/or practitioners of media and communication professions.

Further announcements on panels and events on such topics, and practical information on the ESN mentorship programme, will follow over the coming months. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact the section co-chairs Francesca Musiani (francesca.musianiatgmail.com) and Sandra Ristovska (sristovska[at]asc.upenn.edu).

Emerging Scholars Network Section


Francesca Musiani

Sandra Ristovska

See IAMCR 2015 key dates and deadlines: http://iamcr.org/congress/montreal2015-keydates

See all Calls for Papers for IAMCR 2015: http://iamcr.org/congress/montreal2015-cfp

Visit the conference website: http://congresiamcr.uqam.ca