Thursday 18 September 2014

CFP: Consuming/Culture: Women and Girls in Print and Pixels

CFP: Consuming/Culture: Women and Girls in Print and Pixels

Keynotes: Prof. Angela McRobbie and Prof. Feona Attwood

5th-6th June 2015

Submit abstracts of no more than 250 words to by 1 October 2014.

Angela McRobbie is Professor of Communications at Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK. Her unparalleled contribution to the study of gendered media spans 4 decades: from her seminal 1978 study of teen magazines, Jackie: an ideology of adolescent femininity, and the influential Postmodernism and popular culture (1994), to her forthcoming new book Feminism, femininity and the perfect (2015: Sage).

Feona Attwood is Professor of Cultural Studies, Communication and Media at Middlesex University, UK. Her research in the area of sex in contemporary culture; sexualization; new technologies; and controversial media has been foundational to feminist media studies having edited books such as Controversial Images: Media Representations on the Edge (2013) and Mainstreaming Sex: The Sexualization of Western Culture (2009) and the recently launched Routledge journal Porn Studies.

This conference follows on from those held at Kingston (2012) and Cornell (2013), themed around women and magazines. We have selected a theme that will allow for a wide range of papers and we encourage submissions from scholars at all stages of their careers. We especially welcome proposals that incorporate the following themes:

  • advertising
  • celebrity
  • digital platforms
  • fashion
  • food
  • internationalisation
  • marketing
  • memoirs and autobiography
  • sport
  • all forms of identity/representational politics.

The organisers encourage collaborative efforts, in both individual paper and panel submissions.

This conference will also incorporate a poster session that will allow participants to feature visual aspects of magazines. Queries about this mode of presentation and abstract of 150-250 words can be directed to by 1 October 2014.

The will be a small bursary that PhD students can apply to for help towards travel costs.

Should there be sufficient interest we will consider the possibility of publishing an edited collection after the conference.

The conference will be held at Oxford Brookes University and is jointly sponsored by Oxford Brookes University (UK), Arcadia University (US), and the University of East Anglia (UK). For additional information and updates, please go to and follow @PrintAndPixels on twitter.

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