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Anyone interested in putting together a panel for the following conference on Digital Media and Race?

http://www.hastac.org/forums/conference-announcements-and-calls-papers/cfp-digitalmedia-race-affect-and-labor

*Digital/Media, Race, Affect and Labor*

*Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA*

*Dates of the meetings: April 14,15 and 16, 2011*

*Deadline for submission: December 10th 2010*

We are soliciting paper proposals for a three day conference on
Digital/Media, Race, Affect and Labor, to be hosted by the American
Culture Studies Program at Bowling Green State University.

Dr. Anna Everett, Professor of Film, Television and New Media Studies,
and former Chair of the Department of Film and Media Studies at the
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) has agreed to be our
keynote speaker. We hope this topic will elicit productive discussions
and collaborations that bring together the layered and crisscrossing
themes associated with media, digital worlds, labor, affect,
globalization, and race.

We invite abstracts that look at mediated environments (broadly
defined) in a contemporary or historical context. Prospective
participants are encouraged to engage with specific conceptual
relationships that connect with the theme of this conference and
explore them in any available online or offline setting.

Thus in the case of digital media and affect related research, one
might ask such questions as: How does desire for the Other play out in
global/local and online/offline intersections? How does affect work in
on-line networks and digital assemblages? What are the affective
regimes of on-line sociality? What kind of perceptions, sensations,
affective movements and public feelings emerge in our highly mediated
and digitized environments?

In the case of Race and media, one might examine representations of
raced bodies, shifting conceptualizations of race across space, place
and time, race in cyberspace, racialized labor and so on. Historical
mappings of race, caste, class and gender as well as historical
contextualization of media forms reveal complex and nuanced
understandings of how digital economies are shaped in relation to
globalization are encouraged.

In investigating Affect and Labor in relation to globalization and
digitally mediated worlds, one might ask what sorts of socio-economic
formations emerge online and offline? How do we make sense of so-
called voluntary networks of non-profit activities and social
entrepreneurship online? How do notions of neoliberal governmentality
shape emerging labor forces? What are the global and local
implications of how we labor and work and play in digitally mediated
environments?

Please submit abstracts of approximately 400 words to * raceandaffect@gmail.com
*no later than December 10th, 2010*. *Please be sure to include
your name, paper title, institutional affiliation (if applicable),
email address, A-V equipment requests, and special needs, if any.
Please email inquiries to
*Radhika@cyberdiva.org*<Radhika@cyberdiva.org>and include conference
in your subject line.

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Radhika Gajjala

Director, American Culture Studies

Professor of Communication Studies and Cultural Studies

101 East Hall

Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH 43403

http://personal.bgsu.edu/~radhik
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