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2024 EGSA Conference at UTA

Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 4:00pm
English Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 12, 2024

Call for Papers

Submission Deadline: 12 February 2024

Conference Meeting: 19 April 2024  

Host: English Graduate Student Association at the University of Texas at Arlington  
Location: Arlington, Texas

Conference Website: www.egsaconference.com

Beyond Fandom: The Dark Side of Social Media Discourse

Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 3:59pm
Dr. Natalie Le Clue / Nelson Mandela University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

In the evolving landscape of social media Hills’ (2017) concept of an “always on” digital space illustrates a transformative shift in behaviour and communication online. These digital environments often exhibit cyclical toxicity that permeates online discourse, which necessitates a focused examination. For instance, Le Clue’s (2023) research demonstrates the concerns surrounding the functioning of online communities and reveals an alarming unchecked spread of toxic rhetoric, intolerance, and hateful speech. The significance of the research conducted for this collection lies in its potential to offer insights into the impact of contemporary communication.