CFP: SUGAR, SPICE, AND EVERYTHING NICE: (An Anthology on Films About Teenage Girls and Young Women) Despite the historic prevelance of youth films throughout film history, there is not much scholarship on the genre. Of the literature that does exist, very little focuses on issues of gender. We seek essays that examine the construction of girlhood, questioning such aspects as power, ethnicity, race, and sexuality. We welcome essays on film shorts and documentaries, as well as feature films. Contributors are encouraged to consider "classic" films as well as contemporary. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to: Industrial Practices Audiences and Reception Intersection of of multiple axes of differnetiation and "Otherness" Depiction of Female Friendships Feminism Romance Stars Consumerism Coming of age Class We will accept electronic submissions. If sending by email, please submit to both editors. If submitting via regular mail, please submit two copies to one of the individuals listed below. *** Send c.v.'s and abstracts of 250-300 words by June 15, 1998 to: Frances Gateward [log in to unmask] Unit for Cinema Studies 2111 FLB University of Illinois 707 S. Matthews Avenue Urbana, IL 61801 O R Murray Pomerance [log in to unmask] A812/Sociology Ryerson Polytechnic University 350 Victoria Street Toronto ON M5B 2K3 ---- Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the University of Alabama.