Call for Papers
DN15. The 15th DiscourseNet Conference: Discourses of Culture – Cultures of Discourse
March 19-21, 2015
University Library “Svetozar Markovic” Belgrade
A topic of controversial debate today, “discourse & culture” points to fundamental questions in contemporary society such as the role of mass media in the construction and transformation of reality, the interrelationships between high and mass culture, or the interpellations of subjects in their communities. Discourse is seen as a set of enacted processes that establish, protect, or change conventions and thus reassemble the wide area of both the material and immaterial environment. Therefore, the question of how discourse affects culture through a long chain of mediated actions and
reactions stands at the focal point of many discourse researchers. The main aim of the DN15 conference is to open an interdisciplinary dialogue concerning discourse and culture. Contributors are invited to make (sub-)culture(s) a central concern within discourse studies or to explore discursive phenomena in terms of culture. DN15 welcomes critical reflection upon the discursive and cultural aspects of meaning, identity, and communication.
This conference welcomes new methodological and theoretical approaches dealing with the nexus of discourse and culture. Contributors are invited to focus on inter- and transdisciplinary approaches in media studies and digital humanities, sociology, political studies, linguistics, literary criticism, and cultural studies. The meeting also presents the opportunity to join the DiscourseNet network and to develop new projects and cooperations. The working language is English, all contributions will be recorded (with the consent of the presenters), and a publication is planned.
Conference participants are also invited to take part in the planning meeting of DiscourseNet which will take place on the Saturday, at the end of the conference. All those who wish to become members, propose new ideas, or talk about collaborative perspectives for the discourse re-search network
are most welcome. Please send an email to the organizers if you want to join this meeting.
The event is free, but a small contribution for coffee etc. may be charged. Travel assistance may be available for a limited number of participants who are in need of financial support (please justify). The deadline for conference paper proposals (with name, title, a half-page abstract and a short cv) is 1st January 2015. Please contact the organizers via email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit the conference webpage. DN15 is organized by Jan Krasni (Belgrade) and receives support from the ERC DISCONEX project led by Johannes Angermuller (Warwick).
International Youth Media Summit
July 14-27, 2014
The teen delegates will:
*Explore the 7 Summit Issues with dynamic leaders who are making a difference in non-profits and NGO’s around the world.
*Train with Professionals in the Hollywood Filmmaking Industry.
*Create powerful public service announcements inspired by the 7 Summit Issues.
*Develop individual resolutions of action to present to the United Nations and to their own governments.
*Create study guides to accompany completed PSA’s for use in their home countries by teachers, workshop leaders, and themselves.
*Learn to work with a variety of people from many diverse cultures, religions, and economic and social backgrounds.
*Learn how to organize international teen media exchange projects and find partners from other countries
*View film projects created by delegates and Summit partners.
*Visit Southern California cultural landmarks.
*Celebrate their vision of a united world with art, music, dance and food from other cultures
By the end of the 9th Summit, delegates will be motivated and equipped to shape the future through media and action.
SOKA UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA – Aliso Viejo, CA
The mission of SUA is to foster a steady stream of global citizens committed to living a contributive life. –Daisaku Ikeda, Founder
SUA is founded on the belief that student-centered education is the best way to promote peace and human rights by fostering a global humanistic perspective on the world in which we live.
The culminating event of the 9th IYMS will be a “Celebration of Youth Voices” to be held on Saturday, July 26th, in the University’s beautiful new 1,000-seat Performing Arts Center.
Click here to apply to be a delegate to the 2014 Summit!
The International Youth Media Summit (IYMS) is headquartered in Belgrade, Serbia and is managed by Executive Director Miomir Rajcevic. IYMS is a yearly event which brings together teen filmmakers and teen diplomats from around the world to explore ways to inspire and empower their generation to shape the future through media and action.
MA programme in Cultural Policy and Management
Interculturalism and Mediation in the Balkans
The University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia, in cooperation with the University Lyon 2, France is organizing a joint MA programme in Cultural Policy and Management (Interculturalism and Mediation in the Balkans). This MA programme, taught in English and French, has gained an international reputation. Accredited by the University Lyon 2 and supported by other partner universities, professional organizations and guest experts from all over Europe, it attracts not only students from the Balkan region but also those coming from Europe and worldwide, who seek a new, stimulating and different study environment.
This programme enables students to be part of a creative capital and multicultural landscape of the Balkans. For its excellence in the promotion of intercultural cooperation and mediating capacities of culture, the MA in Cultural Policy and Management has been named UNESCO Chair in 2004.
The programme is implemented through lectures, project making, research based learning, problem solving, small group work, individual and group tutorials, internships in France and Balkan countries, seminars and workshops designed to help the student develop wider contextual understanding, research skills and awareness of professional issues.
Interested candidates are invited to apply by 13-15 June 2011 and 19-20 September 2011 respectively. For more information, please visit http://www.arts.bg.ac.rs/rektoraten/stud/?id=infobuduci