CFP: Alphaville – Journal of Film and Screen Media

Members of the ASPERA Research sub-committee invite submissions of full length (6000 word) research articles and short (2000 word) teaching focused articles for a special issue of Alphaville that poses the question: what further measures can give rise to increased diversity both on screen and behind the camera? In recent years, individuals and groups from inside and …

POST DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP POSITION AT UNIVERSITY OF FORT HARE 

A Post- Doctoral fellowship position has become vacant in the Department of Communication, at the University of Fort Hare, Alice Campus. Eligibility criteria are: Doctoral Degree in Communication; not older than 5 years; Internal /External permanent staff members do not qualify for this programme, irrespective of where the doctorate was obtained Applicants must be South …

Call for Chapters: Social media driven journalism in the global south: The past, present and the future

There has been considerable research looking at the potential of new media technologies, traditional journalism and citizen reporting. The extent to which these new media technologies and ‘citizen journalism’ have morphed or reconfigured traditional journalism practice remains debatable. Recently, there has been questions around the limits of social media in journalism practice as the ethical …

CALL FOR CHAPTERS

Constructions of the Real: Intersections of Practice and Theory in Documentary-Based Filmmaking As more filmmakers have entered into academic institutions, and other film practitioners have sought to engage with philosophy, the relationship between filmmaking and theory has become entwined in dynamic ways. The confluence of theory and practice has impacted on the relationship between forms, …

CFP: Fliek! Film and/in Afrikaans literature

There are two main reasons why numerous movie releases are still adaptations of literary works. The use of novels or plays as resources for films was initially a method by which the film industry sought to increase the status of the new medium by drawing the attention of fans of “high culture”. Another important reason …

Communicating with Communication Studies: An Analysis of the Discipline

Keyan G Tomaselli and Arnold Shepperson Graduate Programme in Cultural and Media Studies University of Natal, Durban OBJECTIVE The objective of the study conducted between 1999 and 2001 was to review the state of communication studies with special emphasis on research performance and education at higher education institutions in South Africa.  The study was commissioned …

SACOMM2020 conference update and forecast

Dear SACOMM Members and Associates Flowing forth from the national state of disaster issued around the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the SACOMM Executive Committee and the 2020 Local Organising Committee at the University of Limpopo would like to update you on our conference which is set to take place later this year. The outbreak remains …

CFP: Critical Arts: Under Fire articles

Temporary free access and Call Critical Arts is placing on temporary free access on a rolling basis all the Under Fire articles that have been published to date. These are short essays that uncompromisingly address pressing issues facing academia, our students and our societies, but which are rarely discussed in the formal academic literature. This …