CFP: Representations of Women in Film and Digital Media

Call for Papers

Pics and Politics: Representations of Women in Film and Digital Media

Wagadu. Journal of Transnational Women`s and Gender Studies
( is looking for submissions that address the visual work of women who
are concerned with gender and change. We welcome discussions of film and
media from a variety of perspectives incl. but not limited to film and media
studies, ethnology, critical theory, area studies, and art history. We envision
an issue located on the interstices of academic, artistic and activist discourse

Submissions should be marked by an interest in feminism, a fascination
for visionary works, and attentiveness to generative theoretical paradigms.
In line with the journal’s focus, we especially welcome submissions critical of
globalization and its ongoing shocks upon the subjects of culture.

Your submission may address one of the following topics:

– film and video artists (mainstream, experimental) who represent
vantage points in the history of feminism and / or discussions of sexuality, e.g.
Tracey Emin, Sadie Benning, Yoko Ono

– film and video artists who foreground (issues related to) race and cultural identity,
e.g. Yong Soon Min, Fanta Regina Nacro, Portia Rankoane

– video performance / installation artists, e.g. Kirsten Johannsen, Ingrid Mwangi

– contemporary multimedia and net artists, e.g. Shilpa Gupta

– contemporary media culture dubbed “post-feminist”, e.g. reality-tv
“Country XY`s Next Top Model”, “The Real Housewives of Orange County”;
representations of career women in film; or portrayals of girls and teenagers
in film TV and new media

– computer-based designers such as Brenda Laurel

Formats: Academic articles and analyses; reviews; art; book reviews;
festival reports, e.g. Zanzibar, Carthago; etc. (APA style format). Nota bene:
The authors take responsibility for contingent copyright issues of visuals and clips.

Deadline for submissions of abstracts (ca. 250-300 words): July 15,

Deadline for submissions of finished products: December 15, 2008

Please mail your inquiry and abstract to:

Editor: Dr. Nina Zimnik, Zuercher University for Applied Sciences,

Other inquiries:
Mecke Nagel, State University of New York at Cortland (Editor-in-Chief
of Wagadu)

Mechthild Nagel
Professor, Philosophy and Editor-in-Chief, Wagadu
Philosophy Department
SUNY Cortland
POB 2000
Cortland, NY 13045
607-753-4114 (fax)