The Society for Phenomenology and Media (SPM) is pleased to receive abstracts (200 words maximum) for consideration of inclusion in its 17th annual international conference. The conference will be sponsored and hosted by National University in La Jolla (San Diego), California, U.S.A.
Proposals for 3-person panels are now also being accepted. These should be organized around specific media—for example: film, the Internet, mobile communication, medieval manuscripts, print media (books, newspapers, and magazines), stage drama, television, visual art, dance, etc. Panel proposals should include three papers, one of them by the panel organizer. Individual abstract submissions are assigned to a panel by the conference host.
The Society for Phenomenology and Media encourages interdisciplinary approaches and theoretical diversity. Individual papers and panels need not be limited to phenomenological approaches. In the past, papers have come from diverse theoretical perspectives, including critical theory, cultural studies, hermeneutics, Marxism, New Historicism, post-colonial theory, pragmatism, semiotics, speech-act theory, and others. Participants have come from a wide range of disciplines: philosophy, media studies, communications, psychology, history, political science, sociology, rhetoric, literary theory, cognitive science, cultural studies, and other fields.
Deadline for individual abstracts and panel proposals: October 15, 2014.
Doctoral students are invited to submit proposals, but should note that SPM limits the number of papers from students.
Conference abstracts and panel proposals submitted are peer reviewed. Papers accepted and presented are published in the SPM annual Conference Proceedings; selected papers are also published in Glimpse, the annual publication of SPM.
For consideration, submit abstracts/panel proposals by using the EasyChair system at:
For up-to-date information on the conference and the Society, see the SPM website:
If you have questions about the conference hotel, getting to and from La Jolla, contact the conference host:
Prof. Melinda Campbell
Other questions may be addressed to:
Dr. Francesca Dell’Orto
Secretary, Society for Phenomenology and Media