Wednesday, August 20, 2008

CFP: Mediated Girlhood

A very cool CFP made its way into my Inbox this morning that might be of interest to some of you. It's a call for book chapter proposals for a new book on "Mediated Girlhood" that is being put together by Mary Celeste Kearney, Associate Professor with the Department of Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas at Austin, as well as founder of Cinemakids. Here are the details:
Call for Papers

Mediated Girlhood: New Explorations of Girls' Media Culture
edited by Mary Celeste Kearney, PhD, The University of Texas at Austin

Proposal deadline: October 15, 2008

This collection--currently proposed as part of Peter Lang's "Mediated Youth" series, edited by Sharon Mazzarella--will include new work on girls' media culture that broadens and enriches the field.

Of particular interest are chapters that expand scholarship on girls' media and popular culture beyond its conventional white, middle-class, heterosexual, Western, consumerist, and presentist framework.

Possible topics:

- girls' media production
- girls' media made prior to the 1990s
- non-white girlhood in media and popular culture
- non-Western girlhood in media and popular culture
- queer girlhood in media and popular culture
- working-class girlhood in media and popular culture
- girlhood in documentary film
- girlhood in reality TV shows
- girls' media reception/fan practices
- girls and video gaming
- girls and cyberculture
- girlhood and music culture
- girls and mobile technologies
- girls and conglomerated media culture.

Please send a 250-word proposal, short bibliography, brief author's bio, and contact information to Mary Celeste Kearney at by October 15, 2008.

Notification of accepted proposals will be made by December 1, 2008. First chapter drafts of 5000 to 8000 words will be due in late spring 2009.

For further information, please contact Mary Celeste Kearney at (Department of Radio-Television-Film at The University of Texas at Austin:

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