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Public Relations: critical perspectives, edgework and creative futures conference - August 2015

Monday 24 August

1000 Registration

PIANO ROOM

1030 Conference Welcome Richard Butt, Dean of School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management

MAIN CONFERENCE ROOM

SESSION 1 MAIN CONFERENCE ROOM

CHAIR: Kay Weaver

1100–1120

Be-Laboring U.S. Public Relations: The Disarticulation of Labor from the Public Relations Profession and Scholarship (1875-2025)

Pat Curtin, University of Oregon

1120–1140

A political economy of public relations

Lee Edwards, University of Leeds

1140–1200

Public relations and governmentality

Russell Jackson, Sheffield Hallam University

Discussion: 12.00–1215

LUNCH 12.15–1330

SESSION 2 MAIN CONFERENCE ROOM

CHAIR: Magda Pieczka Queen Margaret University

1330–1350

PR in the service of democracy: Radical pluralism, and the agonistic critique of dialogue and consensus

Scott Davidson, University of Leicester

1350–1410

Advocating for reconciliation: persuasive and dialogic communication at the edge

Margalit Toledano, University of Waikato

1410–1430

A public interest paradigm for public relations: oxymoron or axiom?

Jane Johnston, Bond University

1430–1450

A reflexive perspective on public relations: on leaving traditional thinking and uncover the taken-for-granted

Jesper Falkheimer, Lund University & Mats Heide, Lund University

Discussion 1450–1505

TEA 1505– 1530

SESSION 3 TWO PARRALEL PANELS

PANEL A: Re-assigning Social Capital: From Organizational Gain to Collective Benefits and Community Resources

ROOM 48

1530–1545

Introduction by Chair of Panel

Robert Heath, University of Houston

1545–1605

History as Social Capital in PR: Individual Gains, Selective Collectives, and Short-termism

David McKie, University of Waikato & Jordi Xifra, Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

1605–1625

Social Capital and Society: Bourdieu as Roots and Enriching Soil

Oyvind Ihlen, University of Oslo

1625–16.45

Communitas and Communitarianism: What’s that Something that People Hold in Common?

Chiara Valentini, Aarhus University & Dean Kruckeburg, University of North Carolina

(BY SKYPE)

1645–1700

Discussion

PANEL B: Critical approaches to country promotion

ROOM 49

1530–1545

Introduction by Chair of Panel

Alina Dolea, University of Fribourg

1545–1605

The entity-agent framework as a starting point for international public relations and public diplomacy research

Diana Ingenhoff, University of Fribourg

1605–1625

A call for Critical Theory in country promotion

Alina Dolea, University of Fribourg

1625–16.45

Reflections on nation brand Japan

Nancy Snow, California State Fullerton University (BY SKYPE)

1645–1700

Discussion

RECEPTION

PIANO ROOM 17.00

 

Tuesday 25 August

SESSION 4 MAIN CONFERENCE ROOM

CHAIR Jane Johnston

0930–0950

Converging professions in the context of new media economies; An analysis of the evolving public relations-journalism dynamic

Kay Weaver, University of Waikato & Franzisca Weder, Klagenfurt University

0950–1010

Developing an interdisciplinary and intersectional analysis of professional communication work

Maree Keating, Victoria University

1010–1030

Women and public relations: Early representations in Australian newspapers

Kate Fitch, Murdoch University

1030–1045 Discussion

1045–1100 COFFEE

SESSION 5 MAIN CONFERENCE ROOM

CHAIR: Magda Pieczka Queen Margaret University

1100–1120

‘Exploring the organisational imaginary through a communications ‘mirror’: Narcissism and paranoia in a Moody’s Town Hall Meeting’

Clea Bourne, Goldsmith, University of London

1120–1140

A critical rhetoric for public relations

Oyvind Ihlen, University of Oslo

1140–1200

The consequences of public relations as rhetoric and logic

Steve Mackey, Deakin University

Discussion 1200–1215

LUNCH 1215–1330

SESSION 6: PARRALEL SESSIONS

SESSION A ROOM 48

CHAIR: Oyvind Ihlen, Oslo University

1330–1350

Imagining the lives of others: empathy in public relations

Liz Yeomans, Leeds Beckett University

1350–1410

Missing! The absence of critical PR theory in PR education in German speaking countries

Lisa Dühring, M.A. University of Leipzig

Dr. Jens Seiffert-Brockmann, University of Vienna

1410–1430

Walking with functionalists: creating a critical commons within public relations practice

Paul Willis, Leeds Beckett University

14.30–1445 Discussion

SESSION B – PANEL

ROOM 49

1330–1345

Introduction by Chair of Panel

Simon Collister / Sarah Roberts-Bowman, University of the Arts London, London College of Communication

1345–1405

A Time and Place: The Las Vegas Mob Museum's Experiential Public
Relations Dr Jessalynn Strauss, Elon University

1405–1425

Nick Lovegrove, University of Hertfordshire, ‘Crisis Communication: A Visual History of BP’s Use of Public Relations after the Deepwater Horizon Accident’

1425–1445

Dr Andrea Catellani, Université de Catholique de Louvain

Images of responsibility: notes for a semio-rhetorical approach to visual aspects of CSR communication

1445–1500 Discussion

1500–1530 PLENARY & CLOSE

ROOM: Main conference room

Jacquie L’Etang & Magda Pieczka Queen Margaret University


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