International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media, and Feminism
June 23-25, 2022
University of Central Florida
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 Organizing Committee invites proposals for individual papers, pre-constituted panels, and pre-constituted roundtables that consider television, video, audio, or new media through an intersectional lens including gender, sexuality, race, and/or other systems of inequality. We also welcome proposals for video, audio, or new media creative works related to intersectional approaches to modes of identity.
This year’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 return to in-person conferencing, we are cognizant of questions of access, equity, and impact associated with convening in physical space. To support this process of reflection and reimagining, CP 2022 will be a hybrid event, with opportunities for virtual participation as noted in the CFP below.
The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM (US Eastern Daylight Time) on Friday, October 1, 2021.
Participants may submit: one paper or creative project, and one roundtable.
Individual Papers: Individuals submitting paper proposals should provide an abstract of 250 words, a short bio, and contact information. Co-authored papers are acceptable.
Panels: Panel coordinators should submit a 250-word rationale for the pre-constituted panel as a whole and a 250-word abstract, a short bio, and contact information for each panel participant. Panels should include 3-4 papers. Co-authored papers are acceptable. Panels that include a diversity of panelist affiliations and experience levels are strongly encouraged.
Roundtables: Pre-constituted roundtables should focus either on scholarly topics in the field or matters of professional interest. We are especially interested in roundtables that are likely to engage wide participation by conference attendees and which reflect our field’s diversity of cultural identities, institutions, methodologies, and professional rank or employment status. Proposals should be submitted by a convener, who will propose a question (<100 words) and solicit brief (<250 words) responses from 5-7 respondents. Proposals should also include a brief bio and contact information for the convener and each participant.
Creative Works: We invite proposals for video, audio, or new media screenings or exhibits. Each proposal should consist of a 350-word abstract (including the length and format of the work), a short bio of the producer/director, and contact information. If the work is viewable online, please submit a URL.
All proposals should be tagged as either “Virtual” or “In-Person.” Submissions themselves should not be hybrid (that is, a roundtable must be in either one category or the other).
Mel Stanfill and Anastasia Salter