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[Call for Papers] Philosophy of Communication section of ECREA

Communication, Art, Media: Probing Impacts and Intersections Lisbon October 13-15, 2017

In this workshop, the Philosophy of Communication section of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) invites communication scholars, philosophers, and artists to reflect on, develop, and debate the relationship between the arts, the aesthetic, and communication. We invite proposals that probe influences and tensions between these spheres from a variety of philosophical and theoretical perspectives. We seek papers that explore the contributions of specific philosophers to the question at hand as well as discussions of the unique communicative characteristics of individual art forms and works. We are looking for presentations that deal with the intersection of communication and art in contemporary social life – from the proliferation of visual culture and developments in the cultural industries to the aestheticization of politics and everyday life – as well as contributions that address the implications of contemporary media aesthetics on the theorizing of communication itself. Examinations of historical transformations of the relationship between varying modes of communication and the arts are also most welcome. Confirmed keynote speaker: David Hesmondhalgh (University of Leeds) The workshop is going to take place between 13th and 15th October in Lisbon, Portugal. It’s hosted by Lusófona University. Workshop fee : 45€ (includes 6 coffee breaks and 2 meals) Abstracts of 300-400 words should be submitted by 1st of May 2017, along with a short biography note (including at least name, current affiliation, and position) here. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by mid-May, 2017. More informations here.