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[Commlist] CFP: Gender and Transnational TV
Fri Feb 28 20:21:55 GMT 2020
_Deadline Extended New Deadline 20 March 2020_
Gender and Transnational TV conference, Liverpool 11-12 June 2020
Call for Papers
This conference aims to forge interdisciplinary links between those
working in Television and Media Studies, Modern Languages and Gender
Studies. Television and media research is changing, the rapid evolution
of this medium has been theorised in terms of the technological advances
that changing modes of distribution bring, its textual, narrative and
aesthetic developments, and its role as a mediator of cultural identity.
Scholarship in this area has produced prolific studies of US and, to a
lesser degree, UK television to exemplify the ways in which
constructions of gender are mediated through different televisual
formats and genres. This conference will refocus this research through
analysis of television made beyond these English-speaking territories
and consider the important work being done in Modern Languages to
understand and analyse the ways in which transcultural and transnational
mediations of gender are made visible, produced and understood through
This conference aims to explore this cultural specificity that will
provide an important intervention into Gender Studies and Cultural
Studies more broadly, as it works at the interface of Area Studies and
these other disciplines. As a response to a global political landscape,
in which power and gender have been brought into sharp focus, it will
examine the way in which these structures of power play out in these
‘other’ television cultures. We will consider television as a key
cultural mediator in the transcultural understanding of gender and a
significant interlocutor in social change. If we consider TV one of the
most influential agents of value construction, then TV shows can be
considered a powerful tool to guide viewers through the moral climate of
their time, attesting to a collective process of working through social
*Themes and research questions may include but should not be limited to:*
·How is gender made visible on television?
·How are gendered subjectivities negotiated in different TV genres?
·How are gendered subjectivities framed by the format of the TV genre?
·To what extent is character engagement dependent on genre,
hybridisation or actors?
·How do critics deal with gender on TV? What other extra textual
discourses contribute to the production of meanings surrounding gender
·To what extent is the continued application of Anglophone theory in a
non-Anglophone context useful?
·Can the analysis of the geo-specific productions contribute to the
theorisation of the media representation of gender?
·How does the reception of international productions compare to that of
·How has the transmedial configuration of television altered the ways in
which configurations of gender and nationality are understood?
·How have streaming platforms changed the ways in which gender is
*Confirmed keynote speakers:*
Professor Milly Buonanno, La Sapienza University, Rome
Professor Aniko Imre, Prof of Cinema & Media Studies, University of
Dr Anja Louis, Reader in Cultural and Intercultural Studies, Languages
and Cultures, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield S1 1WB
Dr Abigail Loxham, Senior Lecturer in Hispanic Film, University of
Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 3BX
Individual papers: Oral presentations on original research by one or
Full panels: Three thematically connected papers on original research by
Posters: A0-size academic posters, which will be displayed during a
dedicated poster session. A digital version of the poster must be sent
via email 72 hours prior to the conference and submitted physically to
the registration desk on the morning of the conference.
All papers consist of a 20-minute presentation by the author(s), with an
extra 10-minute slot allocated for discussion at the end. Proposals for
papers should include an abstract under 350 words and a bio of no more
than 100 words. Panel proposals for three or four paper panels should
combine the abstracts and bios of speakers in one document, and should
also include a short rationale and panel title. Poster proposals should
include an abstract of no more than 250 words and a 100-words speaker
bio. All proposals should be submitted to the organisers:
(a.louis /at/ shu.ac.uk) <mailto:(a.louis /at/ shu.ac.uk)> and
(abigail.loxham /at/ liverpool.ac.uk) <mailto:(abigail.loxham /at/ liverpool.ac.uk)>
_The revised deadline for proposals is 20 March 2020. _ Selected papers
will be invited to submit for a peer-reviewed volume.
Registration fees: £100 | Concessionary rate (postgraduates): £60
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