Boundaries between production and consumption, and between previously discrete media
practices are dissolving. This special issue of Feminist Review will analyse how rapid shifts in
contemporary media processes and practices are impacting on women¹s engagement with
communications and production as well as the representation of marginalized groups.
Current developments such as Web 2.0, networking, online distribution and mobile media
will be explored in the context of gendered histories of media production and reception.
The intention is to look at change and continuity in the uses, practices, aesthetics and
theorization of the media in the light of the growth of new pervasive technologies. We are
hoping that the issue will explore the following questions: How do new media technologies
affect gendered authorship and agency? How does age and generation intersect with gender
with respect to the uses of 'old' and 'new' media? What cultural and historical variations are
there in terms of the meanings and impact of media and communications technologies?
Illustrated, reflective pieces by digital media practitioners are welcome and samples of work
discussed may be uploaded to the Feminist Review website.
Possible topics might include:
Alternative media and feminist activism
Gender, life histories and blogs
Gender and authorship
Questions of distribution
Ethics and representation
Gender and media education
Submissions for the issue are welcomed from now until 30 March 2010. Articles should be
between 6,000-7,000 words in length. An abstract of 200-300 words should accompany the
article, plus a list of up to six keywords suitable for indexing and abstracting services.
Detailed instructions on how to submit (electronic submission only) can be found at
We also welcome shorter pieces of creative or analytical writing (up to 1000 words, or 4000
words for interviews) or visual material on the theme for our 'Open Space' section. These
pieces may be topical and/or polemical. They are not sent out to be peer-reviewed, but are
selected by the editors of the issue.
Enquiries about the issue should be sent to Lizzie Thynne(email@example.com)
or Dr Nadje Al-Ali (N.S.Al-Ali@soas.ac.uk).