CFP: BAAL Language and New Media Sig Annual Meeting, April 21, 2017 University of Reading | Deadline: April 5, 2017

Proposals are invited for 20 minute paper presentations as well as posters/web-based presentations addressing the theme of ‘language, new media and alt.realties’.

Possible areas of interest include:

·       New media epistemologies and ontologies
·       New media discourse and political polarisation
·       Algorithmic pragmatics and political debate
·       Authoritarian and populist discourses online
·       ‘Trolling’ as a form of political discourse
·       Agnotology (the cultural construction of ignorance)
·       The crisis of ‘expertise’
·       ‘Fake news’ and ‘clickbait’
·       Hacking and disinformation
·       Infotainment and spectacle
·       Conspiracy theories and memes
·       Journalism in the age of social media

Please send your proposals in the form of a 250-word abstract to Prof Rodney Jones, University of Reading

Deadline for Submitting Proposals: April 5, 2017