CfP: Transnational Mediascapes: Sound and Vision in Europe (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)

Transnational Mediascapes: Sound and Vision in Europe
May 14th-15th, 2013 – Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan
Deadline: February 28th, 2013

The conference will take place at the Department of Media and Performing
Arts, Catholic University of Milan, in association with Ce.R.T.A. – Centro di Ricerca sulla Televisione e gli Audiovisivi and ALMED – Alta Scuola in
Media, Comunicazione e Spettacolo.

Media studies have been forced by convergence, digitization and globalization to look beyond the traditional structure of national mediasystems, histories and habits, and to begin to analyse their phenomena according to a wider, and more complex, point of view. On one side, they have started to reconstruct the global flows of information and entertainment, the basis of a „mainstream culture“ that unifies – at least partially – different geographical, political, social and cultural areas.

On the other, they have begun to follow media products and trends in their complex paths across various countries and macro-regions, underlining both the differences and the deep similarities in shapes and meanings, in production processes as well as in consumption practices. Especially in the field of television and sound studies, in recent years, some progresses have been made towards a transnational point of view on historical processes and on contemporary developments, both finding shared theories, methodologies, and analytical tools, and identifying useful case studies and histories.

The conference will address two main topics in two different daily sessions:

Day 1: Transnational Television: Towards a Comparative TV History
Day 2: Transnational Soundscapes: Sound and the Media in Europe

Proposals (max. 250 words, written in English, French or Italian), along
with short biographical notes and key bibliographical references, are due
by February 28 th. Submissions should be sent to Attilia Rebosio,

Notifications of acceptance will be sent no later than March 10th.

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