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January 2013

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Call for Proposals

This Group invites individual paper, papers session, and roundtable proposals on the following themes:

  • The journalistic imaginary

  • Media and time (immediacy, futurity, obsolescence, eternity)

  • Media beyond content (e.g., lived uses of media, network culture, and historical approaches to technology)

  • Imaging and resonances

  • New media and digital religion

  • Affect in the intersection of media and religion, particularly how media and technology draw on, generate, and manage affect

We are particularly interested in session proposals that break from traditional paper-reading formats and encourage panels that propose innovative ways to develop collaborative conversation.


This Group provides a multidisciplinary forum for exploring the intersections between media and religion. Areas of interest include the participation of religion in digital culture, mediation of religion, the interplay between religious and media communities and between religious and media practices, and the significance of both media and religion in the transformation of religious structures and practices.

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposer names are anonymous to Chairs and Steering Committee members until after final acceptance or rejection.


Sarah McFarland Taylor
Northwestern University
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Jenna Tiitsman
Auburn Media and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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Method of Submission


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