PAMLA 2012/Comparative Media Session/Deadline April 22nd, 2012

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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association


PAMLA 2012 Conference—October 19-21, 2012, Seattle University

Media studies have long been concerned with the ways in which network models of communication develop knowledge practices. New mediums such as tablet devices, smart phones, and social media have transformed the user's relationship to knowledge in radical ways and simultaneously transformed the networks that support, transmit, and reshape the flow of information. This standing session welcomes papers that explore any aspect of networks or knowledge in contemporary or historical media. Paper topics can include but are not limited to:

-Social media networks such as Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest.
-Changes in reading practices reflecting the rise in new mediums such as the Nook, iPad, and Kindle Fire.
-Professional networking practices through sites such as LinkedIn, or employer use of employee information found on social media sites.
-Fan networks and practices.
-Evolving models of entertainment distribution such as iTunes, Netflix, HBO Go, and Hulu.
-The role of networks in the political process.

Submission deadline: April 22, 2012

To propose a paper, please follow this link and use the Online Proposal Submission Form, which will help guide your paper title, abstract, and proposal (of no more than 500 words) to the Comparative Media session by the April 22nd deadline:

Please direct all queries for this session to:

Presenters will need to become members of PAMLA by May 1, 2012.