The contemporary period calls our attention to the experience of migration — the movement of people, as well as the movement of animals and plants from one place to another. “Migrant Media” aims at understanding the relationship between media and migration. The 2017-2018 postdoctoral fellow will examine the materiality, forms and functions of media and mediation as they represent, perform and accompany beings in migration, and the manner in which migrants bear on practices and technologies of mediation. Media — elemental (earth, water, air and fire) or transportation media, mass media (print, the newspaper, radio, television, film), pictorial, textile, photographic, video or performance media, epistolary media, military media or digital media — invoke the promise of movement from one site to another: they entail the circulation, translation, transposition and disarticulation of “messages,” requiring technological devices and agents to enable the flow and transmission of these messages. At the same time, media are implicated in the construction, maintenance and circumvention of barriers to movement and migration. In what ways is the experience of migration simultaneously and necessarily an experience of mediation? And how do migrant media work as living environments?
DEADLINE EXTENDED: The new deadline for making proposals is January 16, 2017 for Winnipeg with a rolling deadline for the other regional events (closing one-month prior to the activity) and a deadline of May 1, 2017 for the national conference in Ottawa.
Regional Events - February to May 2017
National Conference - June 15 to 17, 2017
With the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s Native Broadcasting Policy (CRTC 1990-89) review proposed to take place next year (CRTC Three Year Plan 2016-2019), The Future of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Broadcasting: Conversation & Convergence will kick-start discussions in the practitioner, policy and academic worlds. From February to May 2017,