CONSOLE-ING PASSIONS - Call for Undergraduate Papers

Author: Linnie Caye




International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media, and Feminism


June 16-18, 2016

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, Indiana


Console-ing Passions was founded in 1989 by a group of feminist media scholars and artists looking to create a space to present work and foster scholarship on issues of television, culture, and identity, with an emphasis on gender and sexuality.  The first Console-ing Passions conference was held at the University of Iowa in 1992.  Since then, Console-ing Passions has expanded to become not only the most important conference for scholars studying gender in television but also among the top conferences for scholars of media generally.


In an effort to increase intergenerational dialogue among feminist media scholars, the 2016 Conference Organizing Committee invites proposals from undergraduate students for papers that consider television, video, audio, or new media alongside gender, sexuality, race, or other intersected components of identity.


Possible paper topics include:

  • media production and industries
  • media audiences and fans
  • textual analysis and criticism
  • media theory
  • feminist, queer, and critical race theory
  • media history
  • neoliberalism and the economy
  • transmedia and convergence culture
  • globalism and transnational cultural flows
  • theories of post-television
  • social media and the Internet
  • music and sound studies
  • gaming and virtual worlds
  • social movements and media activism
  • politics and gender
  • religion and media
  • youth culture and media



The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM (US Eastern Daylight Time) on Saturday, January 30, 2016.


Please submit all proposals to:


Individuals submitting paper proposals should provide an abstract of 250 words, a short bio, and contact information.  Co-authored papers are acceptable.  Proposers may propose only one paper; attendees may present only one paper.


Please direct any questions about the conference and the submission process to:


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Conference Organizers: Christine Becker, Michael Kackman, Mary Celeste Kearney, Susan Ohmer, and Pamela Robertson Wojcik / Department of Film, Television, & Theatre / University of Notre Dame.