28.2.10

RADIO AND NARRATIVE: THE RE-ENCHANTMENT? CALL FOR PAPERS

Symposium 24 hours around radio stories, Brussels (Louvain University) 19-20 November 2010

The universe of narrative radio is now booming, and even seems to experience a new birth. A priori, one would however tend to think otherwise. Indeed, in radio drama, is narrative not limited to the production of niche programs reserved for few cultural channels? And in the documentary sector, where are the narrative content programs, except in the late hours of programming, even open community radios? Yet the narrative is reborn. On terrestrial radio, narrative now enjoys legitimacy in staging the radio news, where the story little by little found letters of nobility. It is also investing more and more sectors of the radio ad. Its location in the documentary production takes new forms. With more testimonial forms, it interferes with talk programs. And there is talk of a possible return of radio drama, whose nature has yet to imagine. On the new media, the narrative also begins to move, whether on web radios or audio-databases programs. It occupies new space, with a new language. At the birth of radio, the story was at the heart of this medium. Subsequently, it was widely rejected. Today, two are occupied in reacquainted. The opportunity is unique to review the various components of the related radio story, whether with a historical perspective (from the "golden age" to our days), a narratological reading or writing, a pragmatic semiotic analysis, a formal sociological perspective, or socio-economic and strategic interpretation.

Call for Papers is issued to researchers conducting studies on the radio in connection with the theme of the story, the setting of the story and narrative. Because this theme is at the crossroads of media, narrative and radio, the analysis of the relationship between radio and story will take place during a symposium co-organized by GRER (Group for Research and Studies on the Radio, France, www.grer.fr/) and the ORM (Media Narrative Observatory at the University of Louvain, Belgium, www.uclouvain.be/281217.html). This symposium will take place 24 hours in Brussels, Friday, from November 19th at 2pm to Saturday, November 20 th at 12am. Practical information on where and how the host will take place will be subsequently disclosed to registered participants and speakers.

Proposals for papers, including a brief description of the topic and a presentation of the author, should be sent before May 20, 2010 to: frederic.antoine@uclouvain.be. A scientific committee will review proposals and inform stakeholders on 1 July 2010. The text of the submission is sent before September 30, 2010 to: frederic.antoine@uclouvain.be. The communication may be submitted in French, English or Spanish. If, during the symposium, the communication is made in French or Spanish, it must be accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation in English. If, during the symposium, the communication is made in English, it must be accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation in French. There is no registration fee or participation fee for the stakeholders.

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