The Labour of Media (Studies): Activism, Education, and Industry
The Labour of Media (Studies): Activism, Education, and Industry is a three-day conference addressing the intersections of media studies as a discipline and broader issues of contemporary labour. We want to create a venue for discourse, and to encourage activist engagements with topics such as casualization, competition, colonization and limitations to academic freedom in the context of media industry and labour research.
As knowledge workers we must confront and articulate the normative bounds placed on our activities to mobilize outside of the institution. We must also engage with our comrades in the industries and networks we study to generate more robust bonds between contexts of knowledge production, cognitive labour and so-called creative economies.
The conference will be held at Concordia and other venues across Montreal from November 15 to 17 and will feature a variety of panels, keynote sessions, workshops and screenings.