4&5 July 2011
The Bournemouth University Media School is proud to host the 8th Annual Media, Communications, and Cultural Studies Association - Postgraduate Network Conference.
4 & 5 July 2011 at the Executive Business Centre.
The Postgraduate Network (MeCCSA - PGN) is part of the Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association, which is the subject association for those who teach and research within those diverse fields. This interdisciplinary conference, which is sponsored by the Art, Design and Media Subject Centre of the Higher Education Academy (ADM-HEA), gives an opportunity to postgraduates, as well as early year postdoctoral researchers to share their work on any topic related to the fields of media, communication and cultural studies.
In addition to papers, the conference will also include engaging and interesting keynote and plenary lectures, as well as workshops on publishing, presenting research, and teaching. There will also be plenty of opportunity to network, including a planned beach barbecue (weather permitting) and other social events.
We look forward to welcoming you.
Sunday, 3rd July 2011
18.00 – Late Welcome reception
Monday, 4 July 2011
08.30 – 09.30 Registration &
09.30 – 11.00 Welcome & opening
11.00 – 11.15 Networking break &
11.15 – 13.00 Paper Session 1
13.00 – 13.45 Lunch
13.45 – 14.45 Workshops
15.00 – 16.30 Paper Session 2
16.30 – 16.45 Networking & refreshments
16.45 – 18.15 Paper Session 3
18.15 – 19.15 MeCCSA-PGN Annual General
18.30 – 19.00 Leave conference venue for
19.30 – Late Barbecue & evening social
Tuesday, 5 July 2011
08.30 – 09.00 Refreshments
09.00 – 10.45 Paper Session 4
10.45 – 12.15 Women’s Media Studies
12.15 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 14.30 Paper Session 5
14.30 – 16.00 ADM-HEA teaching workshop
16.00 – 16.30 Networking & refreshments
16.30 – 18.00 Keynote & closing remarks
18.00 – 18.30 Networking
Writing and Publishing workshop: the skill, the art and the game
Monday, 4 July, 13.45-14.45
Dr. Darren Lilleker has published over thirty articles in academic journals, several book chapters, three books and co-edited three collections of essays. In this workshop he will reflect back on the joy and pain, perils and pitfalls of getting published while also looking forward to the challenges posed by the Research Excellence Framework and how publishing contributes to employability and your value as an academic.
Creating Engaging Conference Posters
Monday, 4 July, 13.45-14.45
Mark Shufflebottom is an Interactive Design lecturer who has many years experience of presenting information visually. Mark is regularly asked to speak at major events including NAB, Adobe Max, Emerging Technologies conference and at the BBC. Mark will be giving practical pointers on how to present information for your conference poster so your research is read instead of overlooked.
Teaching Exchange workshop
Tuesday, 5 July, 14.30-1600
What are your key challenges in teaching and supporting learning in media, communications and cultural studies higher education? This short workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss some of these challenges and explore some of the solutions with other postgraduate students who teach.
The workshop will use activities developed as part of an ADM-HEA funded project Quality Enhancement and Prospective Quality Assurance through Teaching Exchange workshops in Media and Communications:
Abstracts for the MeCCSA Post Graduate Network Conference
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Opening Keynote session
Monday, 4 July, 09.30-11
Freedom of speech, extremism and the emotional public sphere (PDF 1kb)
Prof. Barry Richards, Bournemouth University
Women’s Media Studies Network Plenary
Tuesday, 5 July, 10.45-12.15
From ‘Caterpillars to Butterflies’: the ‘work ready’ makeover on reality TV (PDF 1kb)
Dr Anita Biressi, Roehampton University, London
Retreat TV: frugality, emotional investment and home (PDF 1kb)
Prof. Heather Nunn, Roehampton University, London
Television Celebrity: naturalising class difference (PDF 1kb)
Dr. Milly Williamson, Brunel University
Closing Keynote Session
Tuesday, 5 July, 16.30-18.00
The Colour of Sound – Poetic Modes of Making Radio (PDF 1kb)
Prof. Sean Street, Bournemouth University
In addition to frequent tea breaks at the conference, you’ll have a chance to network and socialise with other delegates at a variety of social events during the conference.
Sunday, 3 July, from 18.00
Come join the Bournemouth University conference organisers for drinks at 60 Million Postcards, 19-21 Exeter Road, Bournemouth. We'll be at the bar from 18.00 on 3 July and would love to welcome you to Bournemouth. It's a casual affair, so come as you are. You'll find us in brightly coloured BU shirts, so you can't miss us.
Monday, 4 July, from 19.30
We’ll be capping off the first day of conference activities with a beach barbecue near Bournemouth Pier. So come put your feet in the sand of a blue flag beach and enjoy traditional barbecue fare. Walking guides will be leaving the conference venue intermittently from 18.30 to bring you to the beach. We’ll also have a guide at Bournemouth Pier from 19.00 to point you in the right direction if you venture back to your hotel or into Bournemouth Square before the event.
Monday, 4 July, from approximately 21.00
Pub Quiz & Evening Social
After the barbecue winds down, we’ll head to Aruba – the restaurant, not the island – for the traditional MeCCSA pub quiz and other fun. The restaurant and bar is located on Pier Approach and overlooks the beach. So, be ready for some fun and challenging questions around media, communications and cultural studies… among other topics.