A one-day conference entitled “#Resist: Protest and Resistance Media in Brexit Britain and Trump-era USA” is calling for paper proposals. The event will take place on the 8th of March 2018, and it will be hosted by the Ulster University in Northern Ireland.
As suggested by its title, the conference is focused on the “seismic periods of political change” in the United Kingdom and the United States. The event seeks to investigate media created both before and after these changes, and “media that more broadly deals with themes related to populism, politics, and power”. The conference organisers have supplied a (non-exhaustive) list of topic suggestions, which includes such themes as:
- Brexit and Trump in Global Media
- Gender and The Glass Cliff: Theresa May, Arlene Foster and Nicola Sturgeon
- Predictions, Polls and Pundits: Referendum/Election Coverage
- Teaching Trump: TV Studies and Fake News
- Unlikely Leaders and Reluctant Media: Jeremy Corbyn, Theresa May, and Donald Trump
Paper abstracts should be submitted by December 16. Acceptance decisions will be communicated by January 7.
The full call for papers is available at the conference website.