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Feminist Works

December 20, 2012 – 9:54 pm |
Feminist Works

Nedine Kachornnamsong is a project aim to develop a sustainable website management where creative professional share skills and funding resources to maintain their own collective webspace. Based on the concept of Nordic collective housing which focus mainly on the aspect of sharing instead of ownership – it is not a …

Writing Women into Wikipedia 2013

December 19, 2012 – 4:58 pm |

Have you ever gone to Wikipedia in search of information about a feminist activist, scholar, writer, artist, scientist, historical figure only to find there’s no entry for her?
Have you ever visited a Wikipedia page only to realize that they had information wrong about feminist history or significant female historical figures?

Associate or Full Professor of Digital Media, UIUC

December 14, 2012 – 7:21 am |
Associate or Full Professor of Digital Media, UIUC

Associate or Full Professor of Digital Media
College of Media, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
We seek an outstanding scholar, innovator, and teacher of digital, mobile or emerging media to join our faculty in the College of Media. This is a tenured 9-month academic year joint appointment where interdisciplinary work and collaboration …

Feminist Works

December 13, 2012 – 4:03 pm |

By Julie Levin Russo, Research Associate, Mount Holyoke College / Five College Women’s Studies Research Center
What’s at stake in the turn to “labor” as a keyword in media studies? Several people who have encountered my current project on queer female fan production have asked me that question, and I do …

Mediating Public Spheres: Feminist Approaches to Digital Technologies

December 13, 2012 – 3:27 pm |
Mediating Public Spheres: Feminist Approaches to Digital Technologies

Thursday, April 4 – Saturday, April 6

Sponsored by Five College Women’s Studies Research Center
Locations include Amherst College, Hamsphire College, and Mount Holyoke College
Confirmed keynote speakers include Lisa Nakamura, Susan Squier, Alex
Juhasz, Anna Balsamo, and Jackie Stacey, among others.
This symposium marks the twenty-first year of the Five College Women’s
Studies Research Center by …

Love and Money: Queers, Class, and Cultural Production

December 12, 2012 – 10:51 am |
Love and Money: Queers, Class, and Cultural Production

Love and Money
Queers, Class, and Cultural Production
Lisa Henderson
224 p., 30 halftones | $23.00 Paper
“Love and Money is at once fiercely intellectual and full of heart, formidable and invitingly funny. In this series of essays, Lisa Henderson offers some of the sharpest, most imaginative analysis of queerness and social class out …

Cyberculture and the Subaltern

December 12, 2012 – 6:52 am |
Cyberculture and the Subaltern

Edited by Radhika Gajjala
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“Online/offline, global/local, first world/third world, virtual/real, traditional/modern, and many more, this book reveals just how inadequate …

CFP: Console-ing Passions 2013

December 11, 2012 – 4:04 pm |
CFP: Console-ing Passions 2013

Console-ing Passions at 21
International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media and Feminism.
June 23-25, 2013, De Montfort University Leicester UK.
Plenary : Charlotte Brunsdon; ‘The Television City’.
Founded by a group of feminist media scholars and artists in 1989, Console-ing Passions held its first official conference at the University of Iowa in …

Feminist Works

December 11, 2012 – 9:27 am |
Feminist Works

Aubrey Anable is an assistant professor in the Cinema Studies Institute at the University of Toronto. She is currently working on a book manuscript about video games and affect titled Playing with Feelings. The “affective turn” in critical theory has explored affect as a quality that allows us to act …

Feminist Works

December 11, 2012 – 9:19 am |
Feminist Works

Radhika Gajjala, Professor of American Cultural Studies at Bowling Green University is sharing reading notes and thoughts about her work in progress on in order to unpack, elaborate on and extend the scope of her recent book, Cyberculture and the Subaltern: Weavings of the Virtual and Real (Lanham, Md: …

Books Aren’t Dead- The Optical Effects of Lightning

December 1, 2012 – 9:19 am |

Books Aren’t Dead (BAD) is a regular, monthly podcast series of interviews between feminist scholars and feminist authors of recent books. It is edited by Hye-Jin Lee, and will be available on iTunes as a regular subscription podcast in the near future. 
In this issue of BAD, Joan Haran interviews Sarah …