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>                             The Velvet Light Trap
>                                CALL FOR PAPERS
>
>TRANSGENDERED  MEDIA
>Recently, transgender studies has made its way into the academy as an area
>of inquiry.  What are its connections to cultural studies, gender studies,
>queer theory, social activism, studies in human sexuality and medical
>discourse and technology?  How is this new field of inquiry taken up within
>the discipline of media studies?  How might transgender articulations be
>dependent upon the convergence of emerging genders and media technologies?
>Reconceptualizing media technology and gender in this age of convergence
>seems to be crucial to the discussion of transgender.  Transgender studies
>may indeed be about developing discourses around new media, new bodies and
>embodiments, forms, spaces, interfaces . . .
>
>Submissions might address questions of representation of transgendered
>people and production of transgender media.  Topics include, but are in no
>way limited to:  (trans)gender in cyberspace = cybersex + phone sex =
>interface theory = gender b(l)ending = cross gender identification and
>spectatorship = phallic women and "deadly dolls" = Hollywood crossdressing
>= tomboys and family tv = new arts/new genders = transgender activism and
>alternative technologies.
>
>The Austin editors of The Velvet Light Trap
>are also planning a future issue on:
>
>FILM  AND  VIDEO  FESTIVALS
>Approaches to this subject can be various.  We welcome papers from film and
>video makers as well as from film and video scholars, and embrace the
>prospect of an eclectic mix of submissions.
>
>Possible topics include:
>women's film festivals and feminist praxis = the impact of film festivals
>on film canons = Cannes and post-war Europe = queer film and video-beyond
>the ghetto = festivals, the independents, and Hollywood = video festivals
>and television = festivals and "Third World" cinema = reframing diasporic
>cinema = showcasing multi-media = festivals as a social event = the
>politics of jury prizes = festivals and film and video distribution = the
>history of festivals.
>
>Deadline for submissions is February 15, 1997
>
>Please submit three copies of a
>publishable manuscript in MLA style to:
>
>                  The Velvet Light Trap
>                  Deptartment of Radio-Television-Film
>                  CMA 6.118
>                  University of Texas
>                  Austin, TX  78712
>
 
 
 
Janet Staiger
   Professor of Radio-Television-Film
   Director, College of Communications Senior Fellows Program
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712  USA
512-471-6653 (office)
512-329-5104 (home)
512-329-5144 (home fax)
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