CFP: Media, Religion, and Publics

The University of Colorado Boulder will be hosting their 10th biennial meeting of the International Society for Media, Religion and Culture. The conference will be held on August 1-4, 2016 in Seoul, Korea. The deadline for proposals is December 15 and applicants will be notified by the end of January. The purpose of the conference is to explore how scholars can theorize and develop the concept of "publics" in societies where private and public spheres seem obscure. It will also seek to explain how religion is represented, experienced, and practiced through a wide range of media. Here is a list of topics to discuss:

• Religion, media and globalization
• Diasporic media and transnational religious and spiritual communities
• Religion, media and politics
• Religion, media, and the global marketplace
• Media, religion, and authority
• Religious conflict and media representation
• Mediatization and religion
• Religion and spirituality in popular culture
• Religion and entertainment media (film, TV-series etc.)
• Religious audiences: class, gender, ethnicity, race, age and sexuality
• Media rituals and media events
• Digital religion and spirituality (social media, digital games etc.)
• Theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of religion and media

They invite proposals for panels, roundtable sessions, and individual papers. Papers should be maximum 350 words.

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