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Call for papers

Abstracts are invited for presentation in the international conference “Literacy and Society, Culture, Media, and Education” held at Ghent University 9-11 February 2012

The conference is conceived to offer a forum of discussion about digitality in/of society, culture (incl. literature and the other arts), and education. In an age of digitality and mass media, perceptions and practices of culture, cultural production and consumption, and thus also education and pedagogy — from elementary to higher education from epistemological questions, classroom practices, and application (including technology), as well as institutional structures — are undergoing rapid changes and debate. The impact of digitality thus results in the necessity of and demand for new perspectives on literacy(ies). Participants in the conference explore theories, practices, and applications for the study of the interrelations of digitality and contemporary society, culture, and pedagogy. Papers are presented in the thematic sections of 1) Media and Society, 2) Media and Culture, and 3) Media and Education.

Abstracts of 300 words with a 150-word bioprofile are invited by 30 September 2011 to Geert Vandermeersche at Presentations are 20 minutes in length followed by 10 minutes of discussion. Selected papers from the conference are planned to be published in the peer-reviewed and AHCI indexed humanities and social sciences quarterly CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture ( (ISSN 1481-4374). Limited funding is available to graduate student participants.

CFP – Literacy and Society, Culture, Media, and Education