CFP: Comparative Media Studies for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

deadline for submissions: 
June 26, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Carole-Anne Tyler, University of California, Riverside
contact email: 

Comparative Media Studies welcomes papers on any media studies topic but is especially interested in those which relate to the conference theme, "The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing."  Papers might address the privileging of the visual in film and television theory, new screens (phones, tablets, home theater displays) and their impacts, the dialectic of image and sound tracks--or of story and spectacle--in the media construction of a diegetic world, (in)visible differences and identity construction in media texts, the cinematic or televisual "gaze" or "glance" now (or "then"), neoliberal "ways of seeing," cell phone photography (or videography), the graphic interface, the "unwatchable."

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by June 26, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

Paper proposals must be made via our online system found here:

http://pamla.org/2017/topic-areas

Any questions can be sent to the above email address.