Contact person: Nilüfer Neslihan Arslan
The conference aims to explore new configurations of female agency and subjectivity in film and television to develop new strategies for subverting patriarchal narratives. To this end, it explores the aesthetic, theoretical and ideological implications of research on women and cinema to re-visit the notion of female empowerment and subject formation processes both in the narrative structure and in the cinema and television industry itself.
Historically, the politics and the forms of researching women and / in film and television have drawn upon several theoretical frameworks that focus on male gaze, female agency, women’s authorship, and so on. In search for a political and an aesthetic response to gender inequality in film and television, the conference aims to explore the stakes of feminist critique in this field. We are particularly interested in new ways of understanding the individuation, agency and subjectivity of women.
The conference invites papers and panel proposals in a broad range of issues that are integral to feminism (sex, body, violence, representation, reproduction, etc.) and cinema. Possible topics include, yet not limited to:
Please submit an abstract (up to 500 words), 3–5 bibliographical sources, 3-5 keywords as well as a short CV by 1st of December 2018 to the program committee. The selected abstracts for the conference will be announced by the 15th of December 2018.
Selected abstracts for presentation will be published online prior to the conference. Full papers selected for publication – both online and in print – will be announced after the conference. The conference language is English. All presentations have to be delivered in English by the participants in person. No simultaneous translation will be provided.