Mormon Media Studies Symposium 2012
"Mormon Moment(s) and the Media"
Sponsored by BYU Department of Communications
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA
November 8-9, 2012
Brigham Young University Conference Center, Provo, Utah, USA
About the Symposium
The bi-annual Mormon Media Studies Symposium (MMSS), sponsored by the Department of Communications, Brigham Young University, is dedicated to encouraging scholarship in the field of Mormon Media Studies.
The Symposium provides a forum for rigorous, interdisciplinary academic study and discussion of all aspects of Mormons and the media, and fosters the development of a global community of scholars and practitioners around this issue. (See Symposium Vision Statement) The first-ever MMSS, held in 2010, was a great success (see 2010 Mormon Media Studies Symposium ), and we look forward to another interesting
and informative conference in November 2012.
The Symposium will feature two full days of presentations and discussions including keynote and plenary speakers, academic paper presentations, panel discussions, film screenings; and more.
The Symposium is open to anyone who might want to attend. There is no charge, and preregistration is not required.*
2012 Conference Theme
Newsweek's June 2011 cover story was entitled "THE MORMON MOMENT."
Recent media focus on Mormons and Mormonism has been intense. But there also have been many Mormon moments in the past. The Mormon Media Studies Symposium 2012 will focus on the interdisciplinary academic study of all aspects of Mormons and the media, in the present as well as the past. (The term "media" is used broadly to refer to books, newspapers, magazines, radio, television, electronic communications, film, etc.)
Call for Papers
Academics, media practitioners, and students are invited to submit competitive papers, or panel and presentation proposals, about any aspect of Mormons and the media. Papers and panels may be broadly interdisciplinary; international perspectives are encouraged; all rigorous scholarly methodological frameworks and theories are welcome.
Submissions will be peer-reviewed. Papers presented at the symposium will be given special consideration (at authors' discretion) for publication in the Journal of Media and Religion. See Call for Papers.
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