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    CFP: Globalization and Popular Culture (2011 Midwest Popular Culture Association)

    Call for Papers: GLOBALIZATION AND POPULAR CULTURE 2011 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference Friday-Sunday, October 14-16, 2011 Milwaukee, WI Hilton Milwaukee City Center www.mpcaaca.org Deadline: April 30, 2011 We invite papers/panels that explore theoretical, empirical, and methodological approaches to the study of popular culture on the global stage (ex. international mass communication, global cultural encounters, postcolonial studies, national cinema, international advertising campaigns, etc.).  For more information about the conference, including how to submit to a different area, please visit the conference website at www.mpcaaca.org/conference. Submissions should include your name (and the names of any co-presenters), affiliation, email address, and a 250-word abstract. Also, please indicate in your submission whether your…

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    November Roundup/Linkup

    What’s that? There was a November? I hadn’t really noticed. It’s been a wild month or so, but here are some of the things that have keep me busy the last several weeks: Watching the Chicago Bears and the Wisconsin Badgers football teams win games. While my fantasy football team is on a horrendous losing streak, my “reality” teams are on big winning streaks. I’ll take that. Doing the academic job market thing. For anyone out there finishing a Ph.D. and applying for jobs (especially those within the field of Communication), I’d highly recommend this series of posts on Jonathan Gray’s blog. His blog provides a lot of good info…

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    In Defense of Poster Sessions

    I recently returned from the AEJMC (Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication) conference in Denver. This was my fourth year at AEJ, and I have to say it is always a great time, academically and socially. But I don’t want to babble on and on about the conference itself. I do want to write about why I love poster sessions (also known as “Scholar-to-Scholar” sessions). If you don’t know what a poster session is, here’s the deal. Some big academic conferences offer panel presentations and poster sessions. At the panel presentations, you get 3-5 people who each give a 10-15 minute formal presentation of their research. After this,…

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    CFP: Globalization and Popular Culture (Midwest Popular Culture Association)

    Globalization and Popular Culture Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference Oct. 1-3, 2010 Minneapolis, MN Submission Deadline: April 30, 2010 The Globalization area of the Midwest PCA/ACA invites papers/panels with theoretical, critical and empirical approaches to the study of popular culture on the global stage (ex. international media studies, the global intersection of culture, postcolonial studies, national cinema, world advertising campaigns, etc.). The conference will be held at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel near the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota the weekend of October 1, 2010. For more information about the conference or how to submit to a different area, please visit the conference website at www.mpcaaca.org. Your 250-word…

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    Paper accepted at AEJMC

    My paper “Balancing the Mediasphere: Bias and Legitimacy in Alternative Labor Radio” was just accepted by the Cultural and Critical Studies Division at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication 2009 Conference. It’ll be in Boston in August right after I get back from Kenya.