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?
Date limite pour la soumission de propositions : 12 décembre 2016
Événements régionaux - février au mai 2017
Conférence nationale - 15 au 17 juin 2017
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Avec la révision de la Politique en matière de la radiodiffusion autochtone du Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes (CRTC 1990-89) proposée pour l’an prochain (Plan triennal du CRTC 2016-2019) par le Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes (CRTC), « Le futur de la radiodiffusion des Premières nations, des Inuits et des Métis : Conversation & Convergence » lancera la discussion dans les sphères des praticiens, des politiques et des académiques. De février
The November 2 videoconference given by Edward Snowden received worldwide press coverage, with some outlets devoting multiple stories to the event, both pre- and post-event. The conference took place during ongoing revelations that numerous Quebec investigative journalists had been surveilled for years by the Montreal Police.
Snowden's comments on these developments fuel the dialogue and debate on the right to privacy, journalistic integrity and the surveillance state.
Montreal and Quebec:
Media@McGill member Charmaine Nelson announces the publication of her new book, Slavery, Geography and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Marine Landscapes of Montreal and Jamaica, among the first Slavery Studies books - and the first in Art History - to juxtapose temperate and tropical slavery in Montreal and Jamaica.