CFP: The Society for Phenomenology and Media 25th Annual Conference

Submission deadline: March 1, 2024

Conference date(s):
May 14, 2024 - May 19, 2024

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This event is available both online and in-person

Conference Venue:

Tallinn University
Tallinn, Estonia

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[Deadline extended]

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The Society for Phenomenology and Media encourage submissions for the 25th Annual Conference of the Society for Phenomenology and Media (SPM2024).

We invite abstracts for papers on the ever-growing influence of digitalisation on our lives and life-worlds. The arrival of large language models capable of producing huge amounts of text with near-human quality has recently stirred the attention of everyone from school children to academics and business circles. What are the ramifications of such powerful tools with human-like linguistic capabilities on our cultures, identities, and collectivities? Is their availability for uncontrolled public use a threat or an opportunity for our education systems, intellectual endeavours, and academic work, including philosophical pursuits? How will the increasing digitalisation of almost all aspects of social life change our relationships with other humans, computers, and the environment? We welcome proposals on these and related questions within different theoretical paradigms, including phenomenology, affect theory, critical theory, cultural studies, hermeneutics, Marxism, New Historicism, post-colonial theory, post-phenomenology, pragmatism, semiotics, speech-act theory, etc. We encourage participation from a wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, media studies, communication, psychology, history, political science, sociology, rhetoric, literary theory, cognitive science, cultural studies, and other fields. Individual papers and panels need not be limited to phenomenological approaches.

Please refer to the SPM website for further information:

If you have any questions regarding the conference and submissions, please contact:

Rita Niineste, 2024 Program Chair

[email protected]

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