Thursday, 17 May 2012

National Conference on Women and Media in Chennai

Dr. S Hemamalini has sent in the following announcement

National Conference on Women and Media

Dates               :           17-18 August 2012
Organised by    :           Department of Visual Communication and Women Cell (AASC)
Venue               :           Alpha Arts and Science College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

The media, a reporting device until few years back, has evolved into a powerful and vibrant tool in influencing the public opinion. Projetion of women in media is in a state of perplexity with glamour image on one hand and the traditional sacrificial woman on the other.

The National conference on “Women and Media would be a platform to gain a critical insight into the current media expose of women and enable in promoting a fair and balanced portrayal of womankind in and through the media. We invite papers, from across disciplines, that examine in contemporary or historical context the uses made of visual, verbal & written language in sections of the mass media (television & print, primarily) with a particular focus on the relationship between these conventional understandings of the respective sectors in the media field.

Sub themes :
1.     Portrayal of women and gender stereotyping
2.     Coverage of women and women’s issues
3.     Beauty and the Body image
4.     Any other relevant theme  
Papers will be selected on a competitive basis and an expert panel will be appointed for screening all the submissions.

Kindly email the full papers (approximately 15 pages in length and double spaced) or an abstract (maximum 1 page and double spaced) along with contact information and a 200-word biodata to by July 15, 2012.

Results of the call for papers will be sent out starting from July 15, 2012. The deadline for the completed papers will be 
July 25, 2012.

Please note that by submitting your paper, you agree that you (or at least one of the co-authors, if more than one) plan to register and present the paper in person at the conference. 
 For more information or any queries, please contact Dr. S. Hemamalini at or

Conference fees:
Students                       :            Rs.500/- 
Research Scholars        :            Rs. 700/-
Professionals and others:            RS.1000/-         
Others :                                     Rs. 500/-

Demand draft shall be drawn in the name "ALPHA ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE JOURNAL ACCOUNT" payable at Chennai (India).
Last date to pay the fees                       :           July 25, 2012

NOTE: Accommodation with twin sharing can be arranged at nominal fee of Rs.100/- when informed before July 5, 2012.

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