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The focus of this conference
Console-ing Passions at Bournemouth University welcomes a wide range of proposals for individual papers, pre-constituted panels and pre-constituted workshops that consider television, video, audio or new media alongside gender, sexuality, race and/or other intersectional components of identity. Proposals for the presentation of video, audio, or new media creative works are also invited.
Whilst the conference organisers invite a broad and diverse range of proposals, as global trends reveal the rise of populism, nationalism and resistance to migration, special preference will be given to panels, workshops and creative works that focus on these themes. As part of this, the conference plenary sessions will focus on intersections of feminism and migration, including confirmed presentations from:
- Floya Anthias: Professor of Sociology and Social Justice (Emeritus) at Roehampton University, London, UK, whose recent work includes Paradoxes of Integration: Female Migrants in Europe (2013).
- Lily Parrott: A co-founder and project manager the Migration Collective and the London Migration Film Festival, will discuss her professional experience as a practitioner within the refugee and migration sector, which she has worked in for a number of years.
- Kerstin Stutterheim: Professor of Media & Cultural Studies at Bournemouth University, who will present a self-reflexive documentary focusing on the migrant’s concept of home.
Representatives from the International Queer & Migrant Film Festival in Amsterdam will address the event, offering insight into their diverse social and cultural work.
The 2018 conference at Bournemouth University within the Faculty of Media and Communication offers a democratic arena for diverse voices, framing aspects of media production and performativity as much as academic enquiry.
Bournemouth University, Faculty of Media and Communication, Poole, Dorset, UK.