Workshop - Language and Global Media, 16-18 November 2016, University of Melbourne, Australia

Publish Date: Sep 15, 2016

Deadline: Sep 29, 2016

Language and Global Media International Workshop (November 16, 17, 18, 2016)

Researchers engaged in writing system research, global media research, discourse studies, language and identity studies, translation studies, gender and queer studies, are invited to present on their current research in relation to the workshop theme of ‘language and global media’.

  • Oral Presentation: An oral presentation of 20-minutes duration. Each session will include time for discussion.
    • 300w abstract (excluding references)
    • Submit by 5pm (AEST) September 29, 2016 to the online submission system. 
  • Panel: Each panel session will be comprised of three oral presentations of no more than 20-minutes each, and include time for discussion.
    • 100w overview of panel and 1x300w abstract (excluding references) for each oral presentation (i.e. 100w overview & 3x300abstracts)
    • Submit by 5pm (AEST) September 29, 2016 to the online submission system. 

Submissions will be anonymously reviewed.
The workshop aims to encourage intensive discussion across disciplines and encourage the establishment of networks for future collaborative work between researchers working across the humanities and social sciences in intersecting fields such as Linguistics, Media Studies, Cultural Studies and Translation Studies. In accordance of the aims of the Workshop, participation will be capped at 50 to allow for full academic discussion and collaboration.

Registration details will be announced mid-September.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

Associate Professor Minako O’Hagan (University of Auckland)—“Making Pokémon Go in Another Language and Culture: Researching Translation of Games as Contemporary Global Media”

  • Dr Ryoko Sasamoto (Dublin City University)—“Telop and Relevance: unpacking the contribution of telop to viewer reception”
  • Mr Akinobu Matsumoto (Ryukoku U)—“ Post-production techniques of telop, and the culture of television production in Japan” (TBC)
  • Dr Debra Occhi (Miyazaki Int. U) (TBA)

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Language and Global Media Masterclass

The “Language and Global Media” International Workshop will be prefaced by a day of Master Classes aimed at Research Higher Degree students and Early Career Researchers. lecture and part discussion, the Master Classes will available to both domestic and international PhD students. Attendance for the Master Classes will be capped at 25 participants

Masterclass by A/P Minako O’Hagan & Dr Ryoko Sasamoto

In this masterclass, Associate Professor Minako O’Hagan and Dr Ryoko Sasamoto will draw on their combined experiences in conducting research into telop (impact-captions used in audiovisual media), to discuss broader research-related issues with linguistic and cultural focuses from the perspective of applied translation studies and cognitive pragmatics. Aimed at postgraduate students from different backgrounds researching global media, the session will concentrate on qualitative research design, including formulating research questions, preparing ethical approval, constructing experiments and finding appropriate theoretical frameworks.

 How to apply

Participation is free, but will be capped at 25-participant. Interested participants should send a 1-page expression of interest and a 1-page CV to the Writing Identity email address: by September 29, 2016.

The Masterclass will be followed by the “Language and Global Media” (LGM) International Workshop (November 16, 17, 18). Those participating in the Masterclass are strongly encouraged to present their research at the IGM Workshop. The call of papers can be accessed on the official website - see "Further Official Information".

Please note that Minako O’Hagan and Ryoko Sasamoto will also be presenting at the “Language and Global Media” (LGM) International Workshop (November 16, 17, 18).

Travel Stipends for PhD students

(supported by Japanese Studies Association of Australia (JSAA))

  • PhD Scholarship for 4 domestic HRD participants to Workshop & Master Class @ Maximum of $300/person
  • PhD Scholarship for 2 International HRD participants to Workshop & Master Class @ Maximum of $800/person

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