Special Issue "Media Feminisms/Feminism’s Media: (Re)Framing Media Feminist Theory"

A special issue of Humanities (ISSN 2076-0787).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Theodore Koulouris

School of Media, University of Brighton, Brighton BN2 4GJ, UK
Website
Interests: media and literary theory; Marxism and deconstruction, the politics of mourning, media ethics, socio-political articulations of feminism, gender performativity, and feminist activism in the digital era
Guest Editor
Dr. Patricia Prieto-Blanco

School of Media, University of Brighton, Brighton BN2 4GJ, UK
Website
Interests: photography; visual sociology; methods and methodology; mediation of the everyday and migration
Guest Editor
Dr. Olu Jenzen

School of Media, University of Brighton, Brighton BN2 4GJ, UK
Website
Interests: politics of aesthetic forms; the representation of gender and sexuality in film, literature and popular culture; social aspects of non-normative epistemologies

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The aim of this special edition of the Humanities is to (re)evaluate, (re)articulate and/or (re)introduce broad feminist viewpoints in contemporary media theory—with both ‘media’ and ‘theory’ broadly and interdisciplinary conceptualised.

Whilst the meticulous contemporary work in feminist media studies reflects a wide variety of theoretical viewpoints and makes use of an even wider variety of methodological tools, it is the editors’ view that the compulsory anchoring of contemporary feminist theory to existing socio-economic, political and, most importantly, disciplinary constraints prevents us from freeing up critical work in the field to address the challenges that are yet to come.

Therefore, we invite colleagues working in media, literature, philosophy, politics, history, sociology, gender studies and related fields, to submit imaginative proposals that would articulate broad theoretical positions capable of framing feminism(s) and feminist media theory in the twenty-first century—or, indeed, question the very need for such ‘framing’. We also invite work that produces critical research through practice.

Though we do not wish to limit the scope of contributions, we envision submissions broaching feminism through the following themes:

  • Class consciousness
  • Representation
  • New materialisms
  • Policy and/or the political economy of the media
  • Aesthetics
  • Visualisation
  • Mobilities
  • Sexuality
  • Transnationalism
  • Race and/or ethnonationalism
  • Age: discrimination and/or intergenerational activism

Abstracts should not exceed 400 words, and they should articulate a clear theoretical framework and proposed bibliography (the latter not included in the abstract word-limit).

Completed contributions should not exceed 10,000 words (including notes and bibliography). For in-text referencing and bibliography please see the journal’s preferred style here: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/humanities/instructions

Deadlines:

Abstracts: 31 January 2019

Completed essays (those accepted): 30 June 2019

Please email your abstracts to: MediaFeminisms@brighton.ac.uk

Dr. Theodore Koulouris
Dr. Patricia Prieto-Blanco
Dr. Olu Jenzen
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Humanities is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

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Keywords

  • Class consciousness
  • Representation
  • New materialisms
  • Policy and/or the political economy of the media
  • Aesthetics
  • Visualisation
  • Mobilities
  • Sexuality
  • Transnationalism
  • Race and/or ethnonationalism
  • Age: discrimination and/or intergenerational activism

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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