19th Annual Media Ecology Convention

Extended Call of Papers Deadline: March 1, 2018

June 21-24, 2018, University of Maine


Theme: “Senses of Time, Space and Place."

Featured Speakers: Renee Hobbs, Susan J. Drucker

The Media Ecology Association invites paper and panel proposals, and completed papers that encompass the broad array of disciplines focusing on the study of media as environments, technology and techniques, modes of information, and symbolic codes of communication that comprises media ecology. The MEA convention provides a rich discourse of investigation and opportunity to convene in a relaxed, convivial and intimate environment that also encourages friendship and fun.

We also welcome submissions that explore the theme, “Senses of Time, Space and Place.” Since 1950, when Canadian economic historian Harold Innis grounded his communication history theory in the ebb and flow of time-biased and space-biased media from ancient to modern civilizations, time and space have been a key concept in media ecology. Marshall McLuhan, Walter Ong, and Neil Postman, among others, have featured time and space as central to consciousness, perception and public discourse. Joshua Meyrowitz explored the shifting sense of place, and theorists from Jean Baudrillard to Paul Virilio examined postmodern and posthuman senses of time, space and place.

Please submit all papers, and paper and panel proposals to the submission page for MEA 2018 at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mea2018. Please send questions only to the convention coordinator, Paul Grosswiler, at paulg@maine.edu.

A maximum of two submissions per author will be accepted. All submissions will be acknowledged. All submissions should be in English. Authors who wish their papers to be considered for the Top Paper or Top Student Paper award must indicate this on their submission(s). The top papers will be published in Explorations in Media Ecology.

Final extended deadline for submissions is March 1, 2018.

For Paper and Panel Proposals:

1. Include title, 250-word abstract, and contact information.

2. Describe how your panel will fit with the convention theme (if so intended).


For manuscripts eligible for MEA Top Paper or Top Student Paper:

1. Manuscripts should be 4,000-6,000 words

2. Include a cover page with your academic or professional affiliation and other contact information.

3. Include a 150-word abstract with the title. Use APA, MLA or Chicago style.

4. Submit completed paper to EasyChair by April 1, 2018.