IAMCR Gender and Communication CFP

Alon Lischinsky alischinsky at gmail.com
Mon Oct 28 09:16:02 UTC 2013

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IAMCR 2014 – Gender and Communication Section CFP

The Gender and Communication Section invites submissions for its open
session at this year’s IAMCR, held in Hyderabad, India from 15-19 July
2014. The section seeks research that balances theory and practice,
and explores the relationship between gender, media and communication.
In recent years sessions have included papers on the Internet,
television, film, journalism, magazines, violence, queer theory, media
production, reception, advertising, representation, the Global Media
Monitoring Project, human rights, discrimination, elections, the body,
HIV/AIDS, development, pop culture, virtual identity, social change,
and consumption. In keeping with our philosophy of inclusivity, we
welcome contributions without regard to empirical, theoretical,
disciplinary or philosophical perspectives.

Although we welcome submissions on any topic involving gender, media
and communication, we encourage and will give special consideration to
papers and panel proposals that examine connections to the conference
theme  (Region as Frame: Politics, Presence, Practice). A list of
possible topics has been suggested by conference organizers and can be
found in the general call on the IAMCR website at
http://iamcr2014.org/conference-theme/. Themes suggested there which
seem most consonant with our section, include:

• Papers which explore (gendered) dynamics of media systems,
communication patterns and organizational relationships within the new
“framing” of region as a physical and conceptual category
• Papers which question the (gendered) politics that drive media
discourse, organization and economics
• What kind of presence is at all possible in this redefined regional
space, and how does region (and/or gender) become a real and imagined
construct across new media presences?
• What sorts of (gendered) practices then become key to media and
communication spaces enclosed in or defined by this new frame?

We encourage the submission of individual papers and complete panel
proposals in any of the three official association languages (English,
French, Spanish).

A complete panel proposal will include:
1. The panel description, including, the panel title, a framing text,
the names of the panellists and the titles of their papers. The
framing text (maximum 350 words) should contain the overall idea and
goal of the panel. A panel chair and a discussant should also be
2. An abstract for each paper, including title and author(s).

The panel description and the individual abstracts must be submitted
individually. Thus a panel with 4 papers involves making 5 separate
submissions via the Open Conference System. Abstracts can be submitted
directly by the panel authors or the panel coordinator can submit them
on the authors' behalf.

Abstract submissions must indicate “PANEL:” as the first word of their
title and the complete title of the panel must appear in the first
line of the abstract.

Individual papers:
Individuals may submit 1 abstract (paper) per Section or Working Group
as lead author, and a maximum of 2 abstracts (papers) to a single
IAMCR conference in general. Please note also that the same abstract
or another version with minor variations in title or content must not
be submitted to other Sections or Working Groups of the Association
for consideration, after an initial submission. Such submissions will
be deemed to be in breach of the conference guidelines and will be
automatically rejected by the Open Conference System, by the relevant
Head or by the Conference Programme Reviewer. Such applicants risk
being removed entirely from the conference programme.

Presenters are expected to bring fully developed work to the
conference. Prior to the conference, it is expected that a completed
paper will be submitted to Section, Working Group, Session Chairs,
and/or Discussants.
Upon submission of an abstract, you will be asked to confirm that your
submission is original and that it has not been previously published
in the form presented. You will also be given an opportunity to
declare if your submission is currently before another conference for

Abstracts should be between 250 and 500 words, and should:

• Have a clear title
• Include the name(s) of author(s) and professional title(s) (i.e.
professor, postdoctoral fellow, independent      researcher, graduate
student, student, etc.)
• Outline the research objectives/questions/hypothesis
• Outline the theoretical framework and methodology if relevant
• Make clear the main argument proposed
• Bibliographies and author profiles are not required.

The Gender and Communication section encourages its members to take
part in their moderation and chairing sessions so please let us know
if you are interested. Furthermore, we are looking for volunteers to
take part in the blind peer review system. If interested, please
contact the Chairs, Kaitlynn Mendes (kmendes at dmu.ac.uk) or Margaretha
Geertsema-Sligh (mgeertse at butler.edu). Success in organizing the
conference relies on the assistance from its members.

Individual papers and panels are possible, but all proposals must be
submitted through the online Open Conference System at
http://iamcr-ocs.org from 1 December 2013 – 10 February 2014. Early
submission is strongly encouraged. There are to be no email
submissions of abstracts addressed to any Section or Working Group

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 10 February 2014. Please
note that this deadline will not be extended. The OCS system at will
open on 1 December 2013, and will close on 10 February 2014.

Decisions on acceptance of abstracts will be communicated to
individual applicants by a section chair no later than 24 March 2014.

Participants will be asked to confirm their attendance by 15 April 2014.

The final conference programme will be known by 15 May 2014.

The deadline for full paper submission is 20 June 2014.
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