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.
The 2016 Conference Organizing Committee invites proposals for individual papers, pre-constituted panels, and pre-constituted forums that consider television, video, audio, or new media alongside gender, sexuality, race, or other intersected components of identity. We also welcome proposals for video, audio, or new media creative works related to gender and other modes of identity.
Possible paper, panel, and forum 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 your proposal here: https://console-ingpassions.submittable.com/submit
Proposers may propose only one paper or creative project, and only one CP Forum. Attendees may present only one paper or creative project, and may participate in only one CP Forum.
Individual Papers: Individuals submitting paper proposals should provide an abstract of 250 words, a short bio, and contact information. Co-authored papers are acceptable.
Panels: Panel coordinators should submit a 250-word rationale for the pre-constituted panel as a whole. Coordinators should submit a 250-word abstract, a short bio, and contact information for each panel participant. Panels should include 3-4 papers. Co-authored papers are acceptable. Panels that include a diversity of panelist affiliations and experience levels are strongly encouraged.
CP Forums: Building upon the success of discussion-based roundtables at Flow and other conferences, we invite proposals for a limited number of pre-constituted roundtables that focus either on scholarly topics in the field or matters of professional interest. We are especially interested in roundtables that are likely to engage wide participation by conference attendees, and which reflect our field's diversity of cultural identities, institutions, methodologies, and professional rank or employment status. Proposals should be submitted by a convener, who will propose a question (<100 words) and solicit brief (<250 words) responses from 5-7 respondents. Proposals should also include a brief bio and contact information for the convener and each participant. If the proposal is accepted, each participant will write a response to the question of no more than 600 words, which must be submitted to the conference organizers 2 weeks prior to the conference. Those papers will be circulated to all attendees and will form the basis of a public discussion during the CP Forum sessions. Roundtable participants’ remarks at the conference should be brief in order to create substantive discussion with attendees.
Creative Works: We invite proposals for video, audio, or new media screenings or exhibits. Proposals should consist of a 350-word abstract (including the length and format of the work), a short bio of the producer/director, and contact information. If the work is viewable online, please submit a URL.
Please direct any questions about the conference and the submission process to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit our website http://www.console-ingpassions.org/conf-nd/ for updates about events, schedules, travel information, and more.
Conference Organizers: Christine Becker, Michael Kackman, Mary Celeste Kearney, Susan Ohmer, and Pamela Robertson Wojcik / Department of Film, Television, & Theatre / University of Notre Dame.