Call for Papers and Panels: Mormon Media Studies Symposium

Sponsored by BYU Department of Communications, BYU Broadcasting, and BYU Studies
In Conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of BYU Broadcasting
November 11 & 12, 2010
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA
“Mormon Media Studies: Across Time, Space, and Disciplines”


The full announcement, with additional information on submission guidelines, deadlines, conference and contact information can be found here.

As this is the first ever interdisciplinary Mormon Media Studies Symposium, the range of topics to be explored in paper and panel sessions is wide. Possible topics falling under the theme of the conference include but are not limited to:

  • Analyses of media content by or about Mormons (textual, rhetorical, thematic, etc.)
  • Mormon media (contemporary, historical, international, etc.): newspapers, magazines, books, television, radio, film, Internet, social sites, etc.
  • Content and effects of recent Mormon depictions in news and popular culture
  • Mormons, media & politics—U.S. and international
  • Mormon media uses and effects, including social media
  • Mormon media image (present & historical)
  • Content and effects of Mormon PR, advertising, messaging
  • Audience studies: meaning-making; effects; responses; influences; behavior and attitudinal changes
  • Institutional LDS perspectives on media; responses and effects
  • Mormons as media creators, producers, publishers, inventors, disseminators, editors, writers, etc.; or others in these categories who have produced LDS-related media or content
  • Mormon-related film, TV programming, etc.
  • Historical, sociological, literary, rhetorical, international, etc. perspectives
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