This is a reminder of the ongoing open call for Feminist Media Studies Commentary and Criticism.

The Commentary and Criticism section of Feminist Media Studies aims to publish brief (~1500 words) timely responses to current issues in feminist media culture, for an international readership. Essays may pose a provocation, describe work in progress, or propose areas for future study. We will also consider contributions that depart from traditional academic formats. We encourage all submissions to strategically mobilise critique to also offer a productive contribution to both feminist politics and media studies. Submissions must go beyond mere description in order to be considered for publication in Commentary and Criticism.

Commentary and Criticism also publishes book, film and event reviews of ~1000 words. Reviews should go beyond a detailed description of content to provide productive critique and stimulate critical debate. We strive to find reviewers who have expertise in, or a good working knowledge of, the areas/themes of particular books. We hope that this will enable reviewers to contextualise the book in relation to what they perceive to be the most important/current debates in the wider field(s).

All essays and reviews for Commentary and Criticism should be submitted to ScholarOne via the journal’s website. Submissions to Commentary and Criticism are reviewed by the Associate Editors, Dr Sherri Williams and Dr Melanie Kennedy, or the Guest Editor(s) in the case of Special Issues.

For enquiries, please email the Associate Editors Dr Sherri Williams ([log in to unmask]) and Dr Melanie Kennedy ([log in to unmask]).

Please be sure to follow the Feminist Media Studies style and referencing guides, which can be found here.  

Dr Melanie Kennedy (SFHEA)

Lecturer in Media and Communication; Director of Education

School of Media, Communication and Sociology, 1.04 Astley Clarke, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH

Tel: 0116 223 1624

Associate Editor, Commentary and Criticism for Feminist Media Studies (Routledge)

New publication If the rise of the TikTok dance and e-girl aesthetic has taught us anything, it’s that teenage girls rule the internet right now’: TikTok celebrity, girls and the Coronavirus crisisEuropean Journal of Cultural Studies (2020) available here.

New books The Wedding Spectacle Across Contemporary Media and Culture: Something Old, Something New (London: Routledge, 2020) available here.

And Tweenhood: Femininity and Celebrity in Tween Popular Culture (London: IB Tauris, 2019) available here.

---- Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite