Call for Papers

Society for Phenomenology and Media

 

22nd Annual Conference

Thursday, March 26 to

Saturday 28, March 2020

Tallinn University

Tallinn, Estonia

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

1) Conference venue

All sessions of the conference will be held at Tallinn University, Mare building, located at Uus-Sadama 5, 10120, Tallinn, Estonia. More information about the campus can be found here.

 

2) Accommodation

To accommodate conference participants, a number of rooms have been reserved at hotels from among which every participant should find a suitable option. Given the fact that the number of rooms available in individual hotels is limited, the accommodation will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. When making reservations, please remember to use the specific link provided below in order to avail of the special price offered by the hotels.

 

We also recommend to look up offers by Airbnb and there are some nice hostels nearby (e.g Welcome Hostel Rotermann, Knight House Hostel).

 

HOTELS

 

Nordic Hotel Forum www.nordichotels.eu

Viru väljak 3, Tallinn, Estonia

  • A standard room 119€/per night

  • Prices are valid during the time period of 25 to 29 March 2020. If you wish to extend your stay, please contact the hotel. 

  • For bookings please use this LINK (available until 9 March 2020)

  • Rates are inclusive of VAT, buffet breakfast, access to the Leisure Center, WiFi, 

  • Approximate distance from Tallinn University: 1.1 km (14-minute walking distance)

 

Park Inn by Radisson Central Tallinn www.parkinn.com/hotel-centraltallinn

Narva mnt 7C, 10117 Tallinn

  • A standard single room 62€/per night; double room 67€/per night. A superior single room 82€/per night; double room 87€/per night

  • Prices are valid during the time period of 25 to 29 March 2020. If you wish to extend your stay, please contact the hotel. 

  • For booking please use this LINK (available until 25 February 2020)

  • Rates are inclusive of VAT, buffet breakfast, WiFi.

  • Approximate distance from Tallinn University: 900 m (12-minute walking distance)

 

HOSTELS

 

Welcome Hostel Rotermann welcomehostel.ee/en/

 

Approximate distance from Tallinn University: 1 km (13-minute walking distance).

 

Knight House Hostel toth.ee/knight-house/

 

Approximate distance from Tallinn University: 1.9 km (23-minute walking distance or three stops with tram nr 3 from Vabaduse Väljak (Freedom Square))

HOSTELS

Welcome Hostel Rotermann welcomehostel.ee/en/

Approximate distance from Tallinn University: 1 km (13-minute walking distance).

Knight House Hostel toth.ee/knight-house/

Approximate distance from Tallinn University: 1.9 km (23-minute walking distance or three stops with tram nr 3 from Vabaduse Väljak (Freedom Square))

 

3) Local transportation

The international airport is in Tallinn (Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport). It is located relatively near to the city centre and university.

The easiest way to reach Tallinn University from the airport is by taxi (8-10€).  Tallinn University is also accessible by tram. When coming from the airport, take tram number 4 and get off at the Hobujaama tram stop, then take either tram number 1 or 3 (direction to Kadriorg) and get off at the Tallinna Ülikool (Tallinn University) tram stop.

Tallinn University is within easy walking distance of the city centre (10-15 minutes walking).

Tallinn University can be reached from the city centre by tram (number 1 or 3). The cost of a single ticket (valid for one journey) is 2 euros and it can be bought from the bus/tram drivers.

It is also possible to reach Tallinn University by bus, using bus routes numbered 1, 1A, 5, 8, 19, 29, 29A, 29B, 34A, 35, 38, 44, 51, 60, 63. When coming from the city centre, get off at the Uus-Sadama bus stop.

Tallinn's public transport routes and schedules are available here.

 

Local coordinators

Professor Tõnu Viik (tonu.viik@tlu.ee)

Society for Phenomenology and Media

22nd Annual Conference

Thursday, March 26 to Saturday 28, 2020

 

Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia

Applications must be made through

EASYCHAIR

Deadline for considerations of abstracts and panels:

January 31, 2020

The Society for Phenomenology and Media (SPM) is pleased to receive abstracts (200 words maximum) for consideration of inclusion in its 22st annual international conference. The conference will be sponsored and hosted by Tallinn University.

Proposals for 3-person panels are also accepted. These should be organized around specific media — for example: film, the Internet, mobile communication, medieval manuscripts, print media (books, newspapers, and magazines), stage drama, television, visual art, dance, etc. Panel proposals should include three papers, one of them by the panel organizer. Individual abstract submissions are assigned to a panel by the conference host.

The Society for Phenomenology and Media encourages interdisciplinary approaches and theoretical diversity. Individual papers and panels need not be limited to phenomenological approaches. In the past, papers have come from diverse theoretical perspectives, including critical theory, cultural studies, hermeneutics, Marxism, New Historicism, post-colonial theory, pragmatism, semiotics, speech-act theory, and so on. Participants have come from a wide range of disciplines: philosophy, media studies, communications, psychology, history, political science, sociology, rhetoric, literary theory, cognitive science, cultural studies, and other fields.

Doctoral students are invited to submit proposals, but should note that SPM limits the number of papers from students.

Conference abstracts and panel proposals submitted are peer reviewed. Papers accepted and presented are published in the annual SPM Conference Proceedings and also considered for publication in Glimpse, the annual, blind-reviewed journal published by SPM.

Applications for an SPM annual conference is a two-step process:

1) Make an application through EASYCHAIR;

2) When your application is accepted, immediately complete your application by registering on this SPM webpage (see "conference registration" in the tab above). You complete your acceptance only when you have paid your conference and membership fees. This is done through PAYPAL.

Questions may be addressed to the

SPM Secretary

Society for Phenomenology and Media:

socphenmedia@yahoo.com