The conference SACOMM 2018, held at the University of Johannesburg, on 12-14 September, is calling for papers. The conference is themed “Communication at a Crossroads”.
This conference calls for presentations, papers, posters and panels in communication, media, journalism, film, television, and cultural studies that interrogate the notion of “communication at a crossroads” and the “communication turn” in a variety of ways. The intention is to take stock of the current flux within these fields, as well as map possible futures. The context is Southern Africa, Africa, and the global south.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Communication at a crossroads
Decolonisation and epistemic struggles
Dare we decolonise communication?
The “communication turn”
Film/Television at a crossroads
Journalism at a crossroads
Public relations at a crossroads
Corporate communication at a crossroads
Development communication at a crossroads
Communication, advocacy and activism at a crossroads
Visual culture, media and communication
New media, new mediatisations, and their practices
Whither social media?
Communication, social media and social movements in Africa
Whither cultural studies?
Communication industries at a crossroads
Submission deadline for abstracts is 30 April 2018.
Read the full call for papers on the conference website.