LINGUIST List 27.2191

Thu May 12 2016

Calls: Discourse Analysis, Ling & Lit/Poland

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 12-May-2016
From: Malgorzata Sokol <>
Subject: Transmediating Culture(s)?
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Full Title: Transmediating Culture(s)?

Date: 17-Nov-2016 - 19-Nov-2016
Location: Szczecin, Poland
Contact Person: Malgorzata Sokol
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature

Call Deadline: 15-May-2016

Meeting Description:

Department of English, Szczecin University, invites to a transdisciplinary conference 'Transmediating Culture(s)?' that will tak place in Szczecin, Poland, November 17-19, 2016.

''Medium is the message,'' as Marshall McLuhan asserted in his seminal 1964 work entitled Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man. In so doing he simultaneously blurred the line between the traditionally envisioned, binary notion of the content and form. Forty two years later, in 2006, Henry Jenkins clearly demonstrated, via his widely acclaimed Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide, the medium/message rapport to be a process, not an endpoint. In consequence, this representational cultural model has also assumed its own agency thus becoming performative of broadly understood cultural workings. In 2016, with culture transmedialization - popularly conceived of as ''transition in the making'' - being a fact of life, McLuhan's famous statement could, accordingly, be re/configured in the following way: ''how is (cultural) message trans/mediated?''

Interfusing human life to the point of making it a (post)human mode of (post)cultural production, the trans/mediated (cultural) message can appear as, primarily, a peculiar affective practice, enabling a more effective cooperation of all cultural agents. However, such an apparent ''affection-image,'' to paraphrase Gilles Deleuze, of culture, might be perceived as but a audio-visual trick played on us by those who economically control the culture industry. In effect, the resulting ''cultural franchise'' can also crop up as a performance of concrete knowledge and hence a ''political demonstration'' of/against what in the idiom of Michel Foucault is a ''cartography of power.''

Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Astrid Ensslin AstridEnsslin
Assaf Gruber

Conference Organizers:
Justyna Stępień, PhD
Beata Zawadka, PhD
Małgorzata Sokół, PhD

Call for Papers:

For the purpose of pondering over these and other questions, we would like to invite all who want to explore the multiple – theoretical and practical – transdisciplinary ways in which transmediality activates, questions, complicates, re/formulates, de/stabilizes etc. cultural productions.

We welcome a broad range of papers and presentations. These might include, but are not restricted to, the following perspectives:

- film studies
- literary studies
- cultural studies
- media studies
- critical theory
- affect studies
- tourist studies
- video games studies
- narrative studies
- multimedia storytelling
- (digital) communication studies
- (digital) genre analysis
- discourse analysis
- posthumanism
- new materialism

Submission and Deadlines:
We invite abstracts of up to 300 words to:

Conference Organizers:

Justyna Stępień, PhD
Beata Zawadka, PhD
Małgorzata Sokół, PhDo be sent in MS Word and PDF format to:

Acceptance notifications will be sent out by May 31, 2016

Fees & Registration:
A registration fee of €120 (PLN 500) will apply to researchers.
A registration fee of € 60 (PLN 300) will apply to doctoral students.
The conference fee covers the costs of publication.

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