CFP: Media and Globalization (11/7/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

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Stacy Takacs
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Call for Papers: Media and Globalization
2006 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference

To be held in Albuquerque, NM, February 8-11, 2006.
Further details (listing of all areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.)
available at

Seeking papers or pre-constituted panels addressing the relationship
between electronic media and globalization. Given the centrality of
communications technologies to the processes of global interconnection
that have been transforming our world of late, this area seeks to
understand the electronic media's specific modes of participation in these
processes. Papers might address:

*Cross-Cultural Media Exchanges (Japanese Cartoons on US TV, for example, or
US sitcoms shown abroad, etc.)
*Cognitive mappings of the global order in TV, Film, or Computer Media
*Satellite television and the imagination of a global audience
*Global news coverage (US and non-US treatments of 9/11, Afghanistan, Iraq,
Israel/Palestine, etc.)
*New Global Forms of Entertainment Programming/Delivery
*The impact of technological convergence on the global culture industries
*Post-Fordist practices in production, management, or distribution
(Co-productions in the film industry, for example)
*Changes in the composition of the audience/market for cultural content
*The formation of a global "creative class" (or other effects on labor)
*Historical treatments that complicate arguments about the ³newness² of

Essays may focus on textual analysis, analysis of a single medium or its
industrial relations (producers, receivers, technology), or analysis of
cross-media relations. Send proposals of 100-200 words via email to Stacy
Takacs ( ) by Nov. 7, 2005.


Stacy Takacs
Assistant Professor of American Studies
Oklahoma State University
700 North Greenwood Ave.
Tulsa Ok 74106-0700

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