CFP: Fan Studies Network Conference 2016

tjqwqqx0Keynote Speaker: Professor Henry Jenkins (University of Southern California, USA)

The fourth annual Fan Studies Network Conference is returning to the University of East Anglia for a two-day programme in June 2016. The conference will continue FSN’s proud tradition of offering an enthusiastic space for interdisciplinary researchers at all levels to connect, share resources, and further develop their research ideas. In addition to panel presentations, the two days will feature social events, speed geeking, and workshop discussions. Please send any enquires/abstracts to: by SUNDAY 28TH FEBRUARY 2016 You can join the discussion about the event on Twitter using #FSN2016, or visit

2. Yeni Medyada Yeni Yaklaşımlar Konferansına katılım çağrısı

fft64_mf1275060Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi, İletişim Fakültesi ve Basın Yayın Enformasyon Genel Müdürlüğü işbirliği ile birincisi, 2014’te gerçekleştirilen ve Unesco Uluslararası İletişim Başkanı Prof.Dr. Bertrand Cabedoche’un keynote speaker olduğu Yeni Medya Yeni Yaklaşımlar Konferansı’nın ikincisi, daha geniş kurumsal ortakları ile bu yıl 26-27 Ekim 2015 tarihlerinde gerçekleştirilecektir.

2015 Uluslararası Yeni Medya-Yeni Yaklaşımlar Konferansının bu yılki teması olan “Yeni Medyada Barış ve Savaş Dili ” ile ilintili alt konu başlıkları aşağıdaki gibi olmakla birlikte, başvurular bu başlıklarla sınırlı değildir:

-Yeni Medyada Yeni Savaşlar

-Toplumsal Bellekte Savaş

-Savaş Söylemi ve Etik

-Savaş ve Çocuk

-Savaş ve Kadın

-Sanatta Savaş

-Barışta Savaş Söylemi

Savaşta Barış Söylemi

Konferans dili İngilizce ve Türkçedir.

Detaylı bilgi için: İletişim Fakültesi Sekreterliği (0212 311 7551)

Call for Papers: Mediated Intimacies: Relationships, Bodies and Technology

570_sager_the_groupThis special issue of Journal of Gender Studies is developed from a symposium held in July 2014 on Mediated Intimacies where the speakers explored, among other topics, girls’ online friendships, ‘expert’ sex advice in printed media, male seduction communities, and how pornography reconceptualizes the very idea of intimacy itself.

Potential papers could explore the affective dimensions of intimate practices reflecting the pleasures and pains of life lived under neoliberalism, including how precarity and class impact on the ways in which intimacy is forged. Because digital culture is primarily corporate driven (Taylor 2014) we are interested in how user-generated media employs self-branding strategies. For example, in the refashioning of the body or gendered and sexual identities, or the ways in which intimacy can be a form of self-promotion.

Feminist and queer perspectives seek to expand the reach of what is constituted as belonging, love, connection and intimacy. Whereas recession culture has reestablished normative gender categories (Negra and Tasker 2014) contemporary digital cultures have the potential to challenge and rework gender and sexual identities (McGlotten 2013). This issue hopes to explore these productive tensions.

Potential papers could also explore how sexuality, sex, sexual knowledges and sexual pleasure function by looking, for example, at Do-It-Yourself porn, sexual subcultures and alternative sex practices. A final consideration underpinning this issue is how different intimacies intersect along axes of class, race, disability, age and geographical location.

Possible topics could include:

  • adapting and resisting gendered and sexed identities
  • forging new normative gendered identities
  • mediatised kinship (families, parenthood and fertility)
  • geolocation technology
  • dating and hook up apps, sex dating and relationship cultures
  • selfies
  • mediated romance
  • fitness apps and body culture
  • use of social networking sites, including instagram, Facebook, Twitter
  • self-branding
  • the mediation of friendship
  • rebranding feminism
  • pornography
  • monetization of intimacy, including big data, content generation and PR/advertising

Please send 7000 word completed essays by 31st December 2015 through Scholar One Manuscripts:

Publication schedule:

31 December 2015: Papers to peer reviewers

March 2016: Comments to authors

June 2016: Authors final revisions

September 2016: Final acceptance

Call for Papers for the Fourth International Conference in Communication and Media Studies: “If You Wish Peace, Care for Justice”

tilted-scales-of-justice-illustration-Stephen-Stacey-e1346315034813 “If You Wish Peace, Care for Justice”

Dates of the Conference:19-21 November 2014

Conference web site:

The Center of Research and Communication for Peace in the Faculty of Communication and Media Studies at Eastern Mediterranean University invites paper, panel, and event proposals addressing the general theme of “If You Wish Peace, Care for Justice.” The Fourth International Conference in Communication and Media Studies, which will be held at the Salamis Bay Conti Resort Hotel in North Cyprus between 19-21 November 2014, aims at bringing together scholars to present their research and exchange ideas in a range of topics under the general theme including:

* Peace and conflict

* Justice (unconditional) and the laws (conditional)

* Remembering or forgetting for peace

* Documentary: Film as remembering?

* Filming/forgetting the scene

* Peace journalism

* Ethnocentrism and its different manifestations like racism, sexism, nationalism, orientalism, agism, carnism, speciesism

* Ethnocentrism and xenophobia

* Truth and reconciliation

* Truth, representation, and the media

* Epistemic violence and its role in the perpetration of physical violence

* Theory and politics of non-violence

* Migration, exile and diaspora

* Intercultural/International communication

* Alterglobalization

* Hospitality and hostility

* Ethical and political responsibility

* Dialogue and dialogic of self-other relations

* Human-animal dissociation and its discontent

* Our relationship with the Earth

* Democracy and capitalism, and their relationship with peace and justice

Papers will be accepted in both English and Turkish, and there will be separate sessions for each language. The opening and closing meetings will, however, be conducted mainly in English.

The deadline for submitting proposals is October 15, 2014.

Please send your abstract (not more than 300 words) to:

Call for Papers: Co-creating Stakeholder and Brand Identities

brand-identity-logo-explained1Co-creating Stakeholder and Brand Identities
Deadline for paper submissions: 15 April 2015

The management-oriented literature depicts brand identities as creations by managerial decision-making and implementation (e.g., Kapferer, 2008). However, research provides evidence that management is not the sole creator of brand identity (Csaba & Bengtsson, 2006; Schau, Muñiz, & Arnould, 2009). Individuals actively contribute to the construction of identities of brands that affect their personal lives. By disseminating brand knowledge, expectations, evaluations, experiences and ways of usage, consumers contribute to a brand’s identity. In a similar manner, other stakeholders, such as employees, investors, suppliers, intermediaries or media, contribute to the development of brand identity (cf. Vallaster & von Wallpach, 2013). Literature on public relations, for example, discusses the impact of media on the identity of brands (e.g., Madhavaram, Badrinarayanan, & McDonald, 2005). Retailers also influence the identity of brands by presenting branded products in specific physical and social environments.

Brands have an impact on consumers as “major contributors to and reflections of our identities” (Belk, 1988, p. 139). This tenet may apply in certain industries, for instance, the luxury industry, where consumption of brands is a direct expression of one’s personality or identity (Kastanakis & Balabanis, 2012). The identities of brands help retailers and suppliers build their own identities. And the identities of employees depend to some extent on the identities of the brands they help creating (Chouinard, 2006).

The turn from a consumer-focused to a stakeholder-focused era in marketing research highlights the active role of multiple stakeholders (Kornum & Mühlbacher, 2013) and introduces an understanding of brands as social processes of interaction in stakeholder networks (Merz, He, & Vargo, 2009). In reciprocity, stakeholder identities and brand identities continuously emerge as dynamic outcomes of these processes (cf. Csaba & Bengtsson, 2006) which may differ due to cultural influences (Kastanakis & Voyer, 2014).

This JBR Special Issue aims at providing space for further advancing our understanding of the reciprocal co-creation of stakeholder identity and brand identity.

Conceptual and empirical work which contributes to achieve at least one of the following objectives are welcome:

critically reviewing extant literature in marketing research to identify higher order perspectives on the reciprocal co-creation of stakeholder identity and brand identity;
empirically understanding processes of stakeholder identity and brand identity co-creation;
building on developments/findings from various disciplines, add new insights on the reciprocal co-creation of stakeholder identity and brand identity to marketing research.

Topics for the JBR special issue focus on, but are not limited to, the following:

Historical overview on core concepts like stakeholder identity and brand identity to understand their dynamic nature and processes of co-creation
Critical reflection on various identity theories’ (e.g., individual, social, cultural, personal, organizational, or brand identity theory) potential contribution to understand processes of stakeholder identity and brand identity co-creation
Drivers of stakeholder identity and brand identity co-creation
Relevance of brand identity co-creation for stakeholder identity: Implications for stakeholder everyday life
Relevance of stakeholder identity co-creation for brand identity: Implications for brands and brand management
Co-creation of multiple stakeholder role identities and brand identity/identities
Co-creation of identities of stakeholders who are confronted with several salient brand identities (e.g., employer and supplier brand identities)
Stakeholder identity and brand identity co-creation in the digital age
Possible cross-cultural differences in terms of the reciprocal co-creation of stakeholder and brand identity

Scholars submitting their papers for publication in this special JBR issue should communicate such intention to all four JBR Guest Co-Editors:

Sylvia von Wallpach, Copenhagen Business School, Dept. of Marketing, Solbjerg Plads 3 DK-2000 Frederiksberg (Denmark) ( );

Hans Mühlbacher, International University of Monaco, 2, Avenue Albert II, MC-98000 Monte-Carlo, Principality of Monaco (;

Minas Kastanakis, ESCP Europe London, Depart. of Marketing, 527 Finchley Road, Hampstead, London NW3 7BG (UK) (;

Benjamin Voyer, ESCP Europe London, Depart. of Marketing, 527 Finchley Road, Hampstead, London NW3 7BG (UK) (

Notification to authors: 30 June 2015
Deadline for revisions: 15 October 2015
Notification to authors: 15 December 2015
Deadline for revisions: 30 January 2016
Online publication: Spring 2016


Belk, R. W. (1988). Possessions and the extended self. Journal of Consumer Research, 15, 139-168.

Chouinard, Y. (2006). Let my people go surfing: The education of a reluctant businessman. New York: The Penguin Press.

Csaba, F. & Bengtsson, A. (2006). Rethinking identity in brand management. In J. E. Schroeder and M. Salzer-Mörling (eds) Brand Culture, 118–35. London: Routledge.

Kapferer , J. N . (2008). The new strategic brand management. London: Kogan Page.

Kastanakis M. & Balabanis G. (2012). Between the mass and the class: Antecedents of the ‘bandwagon’ luxury consumption behavior. Journal of Business Research, 65 (10), 1399-1407.

Kastanakis M. & Voyer B. (2014). The effect of culture on perception and cognition: A conceptual framework. Journal of Business Research, 67 (4), 425-433.

Kornum, N. & Mühlbacher, H. (2013). Multi-stakeholder virtual dialogue: Introduction to the special section, Journal of Business Research, 66 (9), 1460-1464.

Madhavaram, S., Badrinarayanan, V., & McDonald, R. E. (2005). Integrated marketing communication (Imc) and brand identity as critical components of brand equity strategy: A conceptual framework and research propositions. Journal of Advertising, 34(4), 69-80.

Merz, M. A., He, Y., & Vargo, S. L. (2009). The evolving brand logic: a service-dominant logic perspective. Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, 37(3), 328-344.

Schau, H. J., Muñiz Jr, A. M., & Arnould, E. J. (2009). How brand community practices create value. Journal of Marketing, 73 (5), 30-51.

Vallaster, C. & von Wallpach, S. (2013). An online discursive inquiry into the social dynamics of multi-stakeholder brand meaning co-creation. Journal of Business Research, 66 (9), 1505-1515.

Türkiye’de Yeni Medya Çalışmaları – II Kitabı için Çağrı

Hocalarımızdan Yrd. Doç. Dr Erkan Saka‘nın,  Vehbi Görgülü ve Anıl Sayan’ın editöryal kurulunda yer aldığı “Türkiye’de Yeni Medya Çalışmaları” adlı serisinin ikinci kitabında akademik çalışmalarınızla yer almak için son başvuru tarihi: 10 Mayıs 2013

Proje hakkında daha fazla bilgi almak için: Erkan’s Field Diary


İleti-ş-im : Special Issue on Digital Radio and Television Broadcasting

ImageJournal of Galatasaray University Communication Faculty

Technology converts everything it touches. In many countries, public broadcasting system has commenced as terrestrial broadcasting. In the following years, private radios and TVs have entered their broadcasting lives by the introduction of satellite technology. The limits of terrestrial broadcasts have been demolished due to satellite broadcasting, conversions have been experienced, a different broadcasting approach have started to dominate. New Television viewer groups grew out from this different broadcasting approach.  Today, the usage of advanced computer and internet technologies, the increasing usage of computers, listening radio and watching TV even on mobile phones, have brought the society and broadcasting to a milestone. The traditional broadcasting and traditional watching habits by which the interaction between the listener and the TV viewer and participation were limited, have given their place to a participative and an interactive relationship between the listener, TV viewer and broadcaster. Digital technology does not only allow freedom of time to listeners and TV viewers, but also offers the possibility for the broadcasts to be watched anywhere regarding participation and location.

Our July 2013 issue has been dedicated to the subject Digital Radio-TV. The titles are not limited to the below mentioned subjects:

–          Law of Digital Radio – Television 

–          Broadcasting Policy in Digital Radio – Television 

–          Reception Theories in Digital Radio- Television 

–          Alternative Broadcasting and Digital Radio – Television 

–          Citizen Journalism and Digital Radio – Television 

–          Advertising in Digital Radio – Television 

Ileti-ş-im is a peer reviewed journal.

The deadline for submission is April 15, 2013.

For author guidelines:

To submit full paper and for further information,

please contact: