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CFP: Media and Religion

posted by Claire Ma

The Center for Media, Religion, and Culture will hold its fifth annual conference on Media and Religion: The Global View in January 2014. Founded in 2006, the Center for Media, Religion, and Culture is a multidisciplinary institute at the University of Colorado Boulder’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

A vibrant international scholarship has developed at the intersection of religion and the media. The new Century dawned with clear evidence of the resilient validity of religion in contemporary life, evident in national, regional, and international settings. The so-called ‘return of religion’, or resurgence of religiosity in public life, implies, however, not the mere return of an invariant essence of religious meaning, but also creative innovations in both the individual and the collective religious experience. As scholars have increasingly focused on the implications of the mediation or “mediatization” of religion and on the imposition of religious impulses, meanings, and aspirations on the range of things we think of today as “the media,” it has become obvious that such inquiries must increasingly take account of the global context.

Please submit a 300-word abstract by August 1, 2013 to MediaReligion@Colorado.edu. In your abstract, include a preferred email address and university and department affiliation. For more information about the conference, please click here.

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