All submissions must adhere fully to Alphaville's Guidelines and House Style.


Call for Papers

Women and Screen Media in the Twenty-First Century

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Deadline: 6 July 2015 (completed articles)

The editors of Alphaville seek articles for its already in-progress tenth issue, to be published in January 2016.

This special issue of Alphaville will focus on the theme of “Women and Screen Media in the Twenty-First Century”.

The aim of this issue is to evaluate and celebrate the importance of women’s contributions to screen media, to examine the ways in which women have been represented on screen, and to assess the continuing gender imbalance and under-representation of women in screen media since the beginning of the new millennium. In turn, we seek to address two broad questions: how have women shaped screen media and how have women been shaped by/represented in screen media in the last fifteen years?

The issue editors, Abigail Keating and Jill Murphy, welcome innovative articles, informed by a variety of perspectives, on all forms of screen media – film, television and online media. Topics may include but are not limited to:

- Contemporary female filmmakers
- Women in television
- Female technologists
- Representations of women on screen
- Women and world cinema
- Female sexualities and queerness on screen
- Gender identities on screen
- Feminism and screen media
- “Postfeminism” and screen media
- Cinema and the Bechdel Test
- Women and social media
- Online activism, awareness, and #EverydaySexism
- Pop culture, music videos and female representation
- Women and intermediality
- Female video artists
- Female stardom
- Feminist film/media theory in/of the twenty-first century

Potential contributors are invited to submit completed articles of approximately 6,000 words in length (minimum 5,500 words) that fully adhere to the journal’s Guidelines and House Style by 6 July 2015 to the issue email address above.

When submitting your article, please include a separate information document in Word with details as listed in the Guidelines section.

We are also happy to consider video essays and other media formats if copyright requirements are met.  Any proposals in this regard should also be submitted by the same deadline.

Please contact the Issue Editors, Abigail Keating and Jill Murphy, with any queries at the above email address.


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