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6th Annual Conference
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)


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.


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 
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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.

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