Call for Papers

Call for Papers: Emerging Research in Podcast Studies

Event Name:
Emerging Research in Podcast Studies

Event Date:
February 19, 2021

Event Description:
A virtual interdisciplinary symposium for graduate students to introduce their projects and discuss podcasting research.

Organizers: Jeff Donison (York University) & Alyn Euritt (Universität Leipzig)

Call for Papers:
Since the publications of Podcasting: New Aural Cultures (Llinares, Fox, and Berry) and Podcasting: The Audio Media Revolution (Spinelli and Dann) in 2018, scholarship on podcasting has blossomed and the field of Podcast Studies has begun to establish itself as a distinct area of interdisciplinary research. The speed with which this field is developing and the clear need for more work in Podcast Studies can be challenging, but it also provides graduate students with exciting opportunities not always available in more established areas of study.

With the aim of facilitating an interdisciplinary conversation in Podcast Studies and encouraging the further development of the field, we invite graduate students to discuss podcasting and introduce their podcast-related research in an informal 10 minute presentation and discussion at our international virtual symposium.

The symposium is an open space for podcast researchers, especially those who are just beginning, to interact with like-minded scholars who can offer feedback, support, and suggestions on each other’s work. We welcome projects at any stage of development: this is a place for us to share and work through our ideas together.

Because the symposium is online and international, panel times will be based on the availability/time zones of participants. To present, please submit an abstract with a maximum of 250 words by December 16, 2020 to Jeff at If you have any questions at all, do not hesitate to contact Jeff or Alyn (

Podcast Studies: Practice into Theory, Theory into Practice

Introduction: Academic podcasting has increasingly become identified and adopted as a mode of scholarly practice – by lecturers, researchers, administrators and students – offering a wealth of creative and intellectual potential. Increasingly prevalent in adjacent disciplines such as radio and sound studies, media and cultural studies academic podcasting is also being utilised outside of media/humanities, along with being deployed as a platform for cross-disciplinary collaboration. Our discussions and collaborations across the burgeoning network of podacademics have revealed the medium’s value and significance in a wide range of academic contexts in multifaceted forms. These include:

the creative and intellectual potential of sound, the capacity to distribute knowledge beyond academic audiences, as a means of collaboration, as a methodological research tool, as a method of peer review, and in the potential for diversification of voices and perspectives. In the context of Podcast Studies as discipline the understandings, uses, and motivations behind academic podcasting is a multilayered   need of a greater analysis and schematisation. Furthermore, central to the study of podcasting in an academic context must be a consideration of how podcasting practice (in the broadest understanding of that notion) feeds into conceptual thinking about knowledge production and communication. In other words, how do academics theorise their podcasting experience in light of the praxis – enaction, realisation or application of ideas through practice – that the medium affords?We are inviting practitioner academics to contribute to these debates through a chapter in an edited collection.


In the first instance please submit abstracts of 300 words (max) and a short bio to Dr Dario Llinares or Prof. Lori Beckstead lbeckste@ryerson.caDeadline 16th January 2021

Articles to 6000-8000 words long.

For more details download the full CFP

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