[EDLING:1556] CFP: Media Panel of The “World without Wa lls: East and West” Conference

Tamara Warhol warholt at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Wed May 10 14:09:03 UTC 2006

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Full Title: The Media Panel of The “World without Walls: East and West” 

Date: 03-Dec-2006 - 07-Dec-2006
Location: Sydney NSW, Australia
Contact Person: Seiko Yasumoto
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.arts.usyd.edu.au/conference/OSA2006/

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics; 
Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Jul-2006

Meeting Description:

The Media Panel of the “World without Walls: East and West” Conference 
organized by the Oriental Society of Australia is pleased to announce a 
call for papers under the theme of 'Asian Media in Transition.'

The Media Panel of the International OSA Conference is pleased to 
announce a call for papers under the theme of 'Asian Media in 
Transition.' The Panel consists of four sub-panels, as shown below. If 
you wish to contribute to any one of the sub-panels, please visit the 
OSA Conference homepage 
<http://www.arts.usyd.edu.au/conference/OSA2006/>, download the OSA 
proposal form, and send a 200-word abstract together with the form to 
arts.usyd.edu.au>. The deadline for abstract submission is 31 July 2006. 
The OSA conference committee plans to produce a refereed publication 
from the outcomes of the conference. For registration details, please 
visit the OSA homepage.

Sub-Panel 1. New/On-line media (Chair: Ki Sung Kwak)
The emergence of the new/online media (particularly the Internet) is 
driven by digital technologies, transforming not only the media 
landscape and media regulations, but the way people communicate. 
Potential papers can address issues surrounding the role of new/online 
media in the context of economic, political, social and/or technological 
development in Asia.

Sub-Panel 2. Media-State Relations (Chair: Ki Sung Kwak)
Potential papers may discuss the changing relationship between the state 
and the mass media in any countries in Asia where they have achieved or 
are achieving (partial) democracy.

Sub-Panel 3. Media Discourse and Society (Chair: Keizo Nanri)
This session welcomes contributions on the relationship between media 
discourse and society in Asia from a discursive perspective. Questions 
addressed might include: How do media discourses function in society and 
what have they achieved? Do media discourses maintain the status quo, 
and if so, how? Have media discourses acted as protagonists (or 
antagonists) in a society, and if so, how and why? Have media discourses 
changed a society? What contribution to society can media discourses make?

Sub-Panel 4. Media and Popular culture (Chair: Ian McArthur and Seiko 
Potential papers may discuss issues related to popular culture in the 
media. What do the messages conveyed in television drama, animation, and 
manga signify? This section has scope for discussing localization and 
globalization in mass media. How does the relationship between local 
reality and transnational considerations impact on media content? How 
does popular culture facilitate intertextual borrowing within Asia, or 
between Asia and other regions?

For further details on the 'Asian Media in Transition' panel, please 
contact us at arts.usyd.edu.au> and cc to arts.usyd.edu.au>

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