Call For Proposals
“Transing Cinema and Media Studies”
Journal of Cinema and Media Studies In Focus Section
Edited by Cáel M. Keegan (Grand Valley State University, he/him)
and Laura Horak (Carleton University, she/her)
For this In Focus, we are seeking short essays that describe visions and versions of what a cinema and media studies informed by transgender studies–and more broadly, by the experiences and insights of trans people and scholars–could be. What does transgender studies mean for the field of cinema and media studies? What are the vital differences between queer and trans methods and modes of critique? What are the key transgender studies texts that should inform a new era of media scholarship? What could a genuinely trans cinema and media studies be and do? And, why is such a trans cinema and media studies important to practice now?
Final contributions will be 2,500-3,000 words. We are interested in a variety of styles, ranging from personal essays to case studies, manifestos, or example research projects. Contributors may be scholars of any level, from undergraduate students through full professors, including film- and media-makers. Black, Indigenous, and people-of-color contributors are especially encouraged to submit.