***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** CALL FOR PAPERS 6th Annual Conference COMPARATIVE STUDIES IN TODAY'S WORLD: Emotions vs. Rationality in Mediated Discussions St.Petersburg State University invites you to send your submissions to the 6th Annual conference 'Comparative Media Studies in Today's World' which will be held on April 17 - 19, 2018, in St.Petersburg, Russia. The theme for 2018 is 'Emotions vs. Rationality in Mediated Discussions' - we see it timely to go deeper than 'it is all fake news' and to discuss emotional aspects of communication, and we also consider Russia to be the appropriate place of such s discussion. Confirmed keynote speakers: Zizi Papacharissi (U of Illinois in Chicago) Karin Wahl-Jorgensen (U of Cardiff) Margreth Luenenborg (Freie Universitaet Berlin) CONFERENCE TRACKS The ‘Theory’ track, traditional for the conference, will deal with emotionality and rationality in communication from a variety of theoretical perspectives. The ‘Political&Social’ track will explore the linkages between emotionality in politics and that in political communication, emotions in political talk in media and social communicative milieus, rationality and affect in public argumentation, and other aspects of emotionalized media discussions on the issues of today’s agendas. The ‘Tech&Methods’ track will focus on detecting emotions and linking it to other methodologies of social research including (but not limited to) automated methods such as social network analysis, detection of discussion topics, or user homophily studies. Here, the goal is to link the methods and the national/comparative contexts for better understanding of the changes in communication around the world. THE DEADLINE Please send us an abstract of max 300 words specifying the scope, method, and main results of your research paper by January 15, 2018 to [log in to unmask] as MS Word or Adobe Acrobat files attached to the letter. Panel submissions are also welcome. Please submit a one-page description of your panel and up to four 150-word abstracts showing the relevance of the papers to the panel topic to the same conference address by January 15, 2018. All applications will be double-blind peer-reviewed, so please attach the names, titles, contact details, and affiliations of the authors on a separate sheet. Please see the full call here: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__eng.jf.spbu.ru_comparative-5Fmedia-5Fstudies_284.html&d=DwIDaQ&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=uXI5O6HThk1ULkPyaT6h2Ws3RKNKSY__GQ4DuS9UHhs&m=yppPmxUZQMq2fMHwWWqTap7mxw5jJc506l_ajlaISaI&s=9-0ouM5bKJJmmG49vP11I9BKwY9mI1uWs9b1T4ZCPSA&e= _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.