LSFM postgraduate students Niall Flynn, Alberto Micali and Andrew West attended the MeCCSA PGN Conference in July 2015. Niall posted: This was the annual conference of the postgraduate section of the UK-based media and cultural studies network. It was an important experience from an academic viewpoint: an occasion to share ideas, gain experience presenting research and network with colleagues from around the world who are working on similar research topics.
This year the conference was themed around the question of the relations between practice and theory. This is a key question for contemporary media and cultural studies, which are facing the ongoing emergence of new media forms and transformation of media practices, as well as the challenge to develop appropriate frameworks of understanding. Coventry University was an appropriate location to host this year’s conference. Continue reading