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Jeudi 13 et vendredi 14 septembre

Flashbacks - Nostalgic Media and mediated forms of nostalgia

Call for papers

Can media really be nostalgic? Which specific forms of nostalgia appear in contemporary society and why? Can people be nostalgic if they did not experience the past they pretend being nostalgic of? What kind of politics of nostalgia exist? What is the impact of nostalgia on the media market and its influence on economy? Finally, given the arbitrary (?) use of the past in all its imaginable variations and cultural systems, is it still possible to use the word nostalgia or should there be a neologism describing the transformation of the past in(to) the digital era? Could it even be possible to be simply nostalgic of nostalgia; finally describing the eternal research for (lost) identity? This international conference aims to explore nostalgia as a (mass) media phenomena and also seeks for contributions that treat any other mediated forms of nostalgia.

Deadline for proposals: May 6, 2012

Lieu :
Université de Genève/ Département de sociologie Institut des sciences de la communication, des médias et du journalisme
Adresse :
40, boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 1211 Genève 4

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