CfP: Special Issue on “Immersive processes in Media Culture” (Contracampo Journal)

Over many decades of study in various fields of knowledge, ideas like “dive into an ocean”, “drifting”, “losing touch with reality”, among others, were used as metaphors for immersion in addition to a connotation nearly to the idea of absorption and attentional engagement on an activity. However, especially with the growth and access to new technologies in the construction of hybrid increasingly worlds, studies of immersion have been gaining new perspectives and different theories about the phenomenon have been revisited.

Thus, our interest with the proposal for a special issue on “Immersive processes in media culture” is to include the most recent studies on the phenomenon of immersion in various fields of knowledge production. We are interested in understanding the different approaches to immersive processes through the media and their methodological consolidations for the understanding of the phenomenon. Themes as the body of the subject in interrelation with media objects, the experience of interaction and absorption of new technologies of communication, the systems of spectatorship that promote immersion in various media, the relationship between immersion and construction of fictional worlds, the suspension of disbelief and active creation of belief, immersion as a performance in contemporary scenes, different types of immersion in various areas of knowledge, and other related subjects that include some of the phenomena interwoven in contemporary immersive processes, are of interest for this special issue.

We will be receiving contributions for this special issue until March 15th.

We also recall that the several thematic section remain open during the year, getting articles on the various spheres that encompass communication.

Contracampo is a Brazilian quarterly peer reviewed journal of Post-graduate Program in Communication from Federal Fluminense University (PPGCOM-UFF), which aims to contribute for critical reflection in the field of media studies, acting as a circulation space for research and academic thinking. In this sense, it is open to researchers around the world connected to the area of communication and related topics, through the publication of original articles, essays, reviews and interviews.

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