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New Frontiers of Television

Wroclaw, Poland
Organization: Institute of Cultural Studies, University of Wroclaw
Categories: Popular Culture, Narratology, Anthropology/Sociology, Cultural Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Philosophy
Event Date: 2019-11-08 to 2019-11-08 Abstract Due: 2019-10-11

New abstract submission deadline: October 11th, 23:59 CET (Central European Time)


Even though many have predicted its’ demise, television continues to be a very potent medium at the turn of the 21st century’s second decade. Available on the Internet, television content plays a vital role not only in the entertainment milieu, but also in the society as a whole. American scripted shows in particular have recently claimed unprecedented cultural significance. They are also now more abundant than ever before, with the famous “peak TV” trend showing no signs of slowing down. From a global perspective, it seems that the big Internet SVOD players are calling the shots, reaching millions of subscribers outside of the United States. However, this rapid expansion does not necessarily equal homogenization, and – as Netflix’s and Amazon’s international co-productions prove – it can facilitate new forms of global cultural exchange.
The rapid expansion of internet SVOD carriers seems to be of particular interest to scholars of contemporary culture, as the portals in question recently became the primary source of entertainment for the digital natives generation.

Accordingly, we welcome presentations covering, but not limited to:
-successful scripted and unscripted TV and web shows
-international co-productions and remakes
-new strategies in television content distribution
-TV portals
-current research in TV and media studies
-new definitions of television
-perspectives of non-linear TV
-TV production studies


Presentation format: oral presentation (20 minutes)

The conference will be held entirely in English, and is aimed at Professors, academic teachers and PhD Candidates.

To register for the conference, please send an abstract of up to 500 words (in a .doc/.docx/.odt format) at newfrontiersoftv@gmail.com

The abstract should include one’s name, academic title and affiliation.

Abstract submission deadline: October 11th, 23:59 CET (Central European Time).

A list of accepted submissions will be published on October 14th.

There is NO CONFERENCE FEE. The speakers will be provided with coffee breaks refreshments and conference materials free of charge.


The conference will conclude with a discussion panel on the state of modern TV.

All participants interested in taking part in said panel are kindly asked to indicate this fact in the abstract submission.



Selected final papers will be included in a peer-reviewed “Prace Kulturoznawcze” journal and/or a peer reviewed monograph.

More information on conference venue and the final program can be found at: https://newfrontiersoftv.wordpress.com



Dr. Dawid Junke