Console-ing Passions Conference

November 30, -0001
12:00 am
Call for Papers

Console-ing Passions: Conference on Television, Audio, Video, New Media, and Feminism

April 22-24, 2010
University of Oregon — Eugene, Oregon

Founded by a group of feminist media scholars and artists, Console-ing Passions creates collegial spaces for scholarship and other creative work on culture, identity, gender, and sexuality in television and related media. Since the early 1990s, Console-ing Passions conferences have supported new research on a myriad of feminist perspectives related to the study of television, digital, and aural media.

The 2010 Console-ing Passions conference invites paper and panel proposals that consider the breadth of feminist issues on television, audio and new media, including—but not limited to—race and ethnicity, post-colonialism, queer studies, globalization, national identity, television genres, the social and cultural study of new media, the historical development of media, and ongoing feminist concerns with gender dynamics in the production and consumption of media.

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM (Pacific) on Monday, November 2, 2009.
Conference convenes April 22-24, 2010

Guideline for Proposal Submission:

Both individual papers and panel submissions should be submitted through the Console-ing Passions website via the online form available at We will begin accepting submissions on Tuesday, September 1, 2009.

Individuals submitting paper proposals will be asked to provide an abstract of 500 words, a short bio, and contact information.

Coordinators proposing Pre-Constituted Panels will be asked to submit a 150-word rationale for the panel (3-4 papers) as well as the following information per contributor: 500-word abstract, short bio, and contact information.

Workshop coordinators will be required to submit a 150-word rationale for the workshop along with the following information per contributor: 200-word abstract, short bio, and contact information. Workshops are intended to encourage discussion; contributors should plan on a series of brief, informal presentations on a related topic so as to facilitate conversation.

Proposals for video, audio, or new media screenings will consist of a 500-word abstract, a short bio of the producer/director, and contact information.

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2010 Console-ing Passions conference at the University of Oregon. For more information about Console-ing Passions and the 2010 conference, please visit our website  You can direct specific questions about the conference and the submission process to:

Conference Co-Chairs:

Priscilla Peña Ovalle, Film and Media Studies, Department of English, University of Oregon

Carol Stabile, Department of English; School of Journalism and Communication; Director of the Center for the Study of Women in Society, University of Oregon