Queer(ing) & Trans(lating) Cinema & Media Archives
Hi! I'd like to propose a pre-constituted panel on the use of archives (be they relatively public or more private) and archival material, for LGBTQ+ media studies. I want to consider terms like "archives," "archival material" and "LGBTQ+ media" in broad and inclusive ways. Papers can include those that use archival research to enable LGBTQ+ readings of media texts, artists, censors, institutions, audiences and/or other social formations. They could also utilize archival information and materials in ways to revise, critique or challenge--that is, queer or trans(late)--media texts and institutions, or existing readings or perspectives. Papers could also relate and incorporate archival materials, research, theory and viewpoints into queer-ing and trans-lating existing critical, theoretical and historiographical paradigms. And of course they might also take a more speculative approach into the challenges, merits or limitations of the "archive" for LGBTQ+ media studies, what it might mean to queer or to trans(late) an archive, or what might even constitute an LGBTQ+ media archive of cinema, TV, radio, video games, comics, or online/social media, and/or reviews, publicity, news, censorship, controversies or debates about such media.
Please email proposals not exceeding 2500 characters (including spaces), plus a biographical sketch not exceeding 500 characters and 4-5 bibliographical sources to me at David.Lugowski@mville.edu or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do so before 11 p.m. EST on Thursday, August 8, 2019. I will let people know about accepted proposals on or before Tuesday, August 13 as per SCMS deadlines. I will try to respond to questions before the August 8 deadline (and after) but please note that I will be out of the country, with somewhat limited access to email, between July 25 and August 5. Thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you!
--David Lugowski, Professor of English and Film/Media Studies, Manhattanville College