Coalition of Women in German
Oct 26-29, 2017
Feminist YouTube Interventions
As a democratizing platform, YouTube offers a space for intersectional feminist activism in the German cultural context. Through its creolization of film languages, YouTube offers artists the ability to pursue creativity outside of the normative constraints and budgetary demands of other existing visual media. In its errantry and self-reflexivity, it offers empowerment through teaching and learning. While neoliberalism imposes a growing burden of individualization, this audio-visual platform counters with the flexibility of self-determined times and terms of engagement. This panel invites papers that examine intersectional voices on YouTube, investigating genres such as: wellness, daily vlogging, web series, interviews, hair, and beauty.
Please submit a 200-300 word abstract and a brief bio to panel organizers Angelica Fenner ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) and Jamele Watkins ([log in to unmask]) by March 1, 2017.
The German Studies Call for Papers List
Editor: Sean Franzel
Assistant Editor: Olaf Schmidt
Sponsored by the University of Missouri
Info available at: https://grs.missouri.edu/german/resources