Alternative Visions in Media Conference (November 8-9, 2013; Proposals due July 19, 2013)

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Kylo-Patrick R. Hart, Dept. of Film, Television and Digital Media, TCU
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We invite presentation proposals for the Alternative Visions in Media Conference, to be held at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas) November 8-9, 2013.

The conference organizers are seeking historically and theoretically intriguing presentations that explore non-, counter-, and/or anti-mainstream media artifacts from any historical era, and from any area across the globe. Participants are encouraged to interpret the conference theme quite broadly and innovatively.

Possible topics may include (but are certainly not limited to) media offerings of the avant-garde, camp, cult, experimental, exploitation, extreme, independent, kitsch, pulp, schlock, and/or trash varieties.

Individual paper presentations will be limited to 20 minutes in length. We also invite submissions of relevant media offerings (of any length, in DVD format) for screening and discussion at the conference.

We encourage submissions from scholars, educators, students, and filmmakers/videographers at all levels, and from disciplines including communication, comparative literature, cultural studies, film and video studies, history, journalism, LGBT studies, media studies, new media, popular culture, and television studies.

Given adequate participant interest and high-quality submissions, we are hoping to publish selected papers (with author's permission) in a special collection of essays pertaining to the conference theme.

Please e-mail presentation proposals containing (a) a one-page abstract with complete contact information (name, institutional affiliation, mail and e-mail addresses, contact telephone number) and (b) a one-paragraph author biography to Professor Kylo-Patrick Hart ( on or before Friday, July 19, 2013.

Decisions regarding the status of submitted proposals will be made and communicated as quickly as possible following the submission deadline, and certainly no later than August 1, 2013. For specific inquiries prior to submitting a proposal, please contact Dr. Hart at your convenience by e-mail (