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11th Annual Critical Themes in Media Studies A Graduate Student Conference

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Here’s an awesome opportunity to present original research at an academic student conference! The graduate students of the Department of Media Studies and Film at The New School are pleased to announce a call for papers and projects to the 11th annual Critical Themes in Media Studies Conference, taking place April 15-16, 2011 in New York City.

The New School was founded in 1919 as a pioneer of progressive educa- tion. The Media Studies Department was founded in 1975 as the first in the country, designed from its inception to be a home for both theory and practice-based scholarship. In the spirit of this tradition, this year we would like to encourage the sub- mission of traditional scholarly papers as well as multi-modal research projects. We ask all applicants to be prepared to present their work in a traditional academic format, but also individual panels may encompass projects in a variety of configurations. Critical Themes in Media Studies is not organized around a single theme. Instead, we welcome work from across a wide range of topics related to media theory. Panels will be formed around common areas of interest that emerge from the works received.

Presenters are invited to submit project proposals that include but are not limited to: papers, interactive installations, maps, walking tours, perfor- mances, and so on. We will send notification in advance to all presenters for whom we are able to accommodate any non-traditional formats and provide technical services.

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ABSTRACT DEADLINE : January 15, 2011
NOTIFICATIONS : February 15, 2011
TO SUBMIT : Send abstracts (250 words or less) to

Submission Requirements: Name, School, Department Affiliation, Phone #, Email Address, Title of Paper

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