International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media, and Feminism

June 23-25, 2022

University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL

Console-ing Passions was founded in 1989 by a group of feminist media scholars and artists looking to create a space to present work and foster scholarship on issues of television, culture, and identity, with an emphasis on gender and sexuality. The first Console-ing Passions conference was held at the University of Iowa in 1992. Since then, Console-ing Passions has expanded to become not only the most important conference for scholars studying gender in television but also among the top conferences for scholars of media generally.

The 2022 Conference’s theme is “Reinvention.” We see this theme as an opportunity for reflection on the influence of the pandemic on both media industries and our own media scholarship, but also as a call to consider the role of a feminist lens in pushing for reimaginings of our institutional structures and inequities. Submissions might also consider the ongoing process of “Reinvention” in the media landscape, from the ubiquitous reboots and revivals to the restructuring of industries.

As we returned to in-person conferencing, we were cognizant of questions of access, equity, and impact associated with convening in physical space. To support this process of reflection and reimagining, CP 2022 was designed intentionally as a hybrid event, and this site hosts all materials, guidelines, abstracts, and the PDF program. Now that the conference has concluded, it hosts both those materials and the recordings of all sessions where participants allowed.

Conference Organizers:

Mel Stanfill and Anastasia Salter

Browse the contents of Console-ing Passions 2022:

The CP 2022 program, including both hybrid and virtual sessions.
Participant guides and other resources