Call for papers
Feminist Media Histories: An International Journal
Special Issue on Middle Eastern Media
Guest Editor: Eylem Atakav
We invite proposals for a special issue of Feminist Media Histories devoted to Middle Eastern Media. Considerations of difference in religion, nationality, race and ethnicity remain crucial to interrogating feminist media histories across diverse social and political contexts. This special issue will explore feminist media histories in the Middle East, through an examination of different media forms, practices, audiences, and institutions. We are interested in articles that are historical in scope and that consider a range of media including film, television, radio, video, playable media, and digital technology.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
* women’s media production and pioneers
* feminist activism and/in the media
* women’s use of media
* gender politics, cultural identity and the media
* women as consumers of media
We are also interested in photo essays, oral history interviews, and reprints of notable original documents.
Interested contributors should contact guest editor Eylem Atakav directly, sending a 300-word proposal no later than February 1, 2016
articles will be due June 1, 2016
Feminist Media Histories is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted to feminist histories of film, video, audio, and digital technologies across a range of periods and global contexts. Inter-medial and trans-national in approach, Feminist Media Histories examines the historical role gender has played in varied media technologies, and documents women’s engagement with these media as audiences and users, creators and executives, critics and theorists, technicians and laborers, educators and activists. Feminist Media Histories is published by the University of California Press.