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[ecrea] CFP: Gender, Disability, Disfigurement and Media

Fri Feb 01 09:12:09 GMT 2013

We invite contributions on Gender, Disability, Disfigurement and Media for the Commentary and Criticism section of Feminist Media Studies.

Potential contributors can write to co-editors, Kaitlynn Mendes ((kmendes /at/ and Kumarini Silva ((kumi /at/ to express preliminary interest. Final essays of between 1,500-2,000 words are due by Monday, 22nd April 2013.

Gender, Disability, Disfigurement and Media

While there is a large amount of research done on minority issues, one that is largely understudied is representation of disability/disfigurement. While last year’s Paralympic Games in London provided a rare opportunity for people with disabilities/disfigurement to be the focus of media attention, we felt it was an opportune moment to place a call for papers on the topic of gender, disability/disfigurement and media.

We therefore welcome papers which focus on, but are not limited to:

-	Representations of men/women with disfigurements/disability
-	Frequency of disability/disfigurement in the media
-	Use of disabled/disfigured individuals to produce media
-	Audience reception of disability/disfigurement
-	Use of social media to provide a space for discussion and shared experiences of disfigurement/disability

Please be sure to follow the Feminist Media Studies style guide, which can be found at the following link:  and authors are reminded to email their submission directly to Kaitlynn Mendes or Kumarini Silva.

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