The new Amazons: the new feminine fiction in the audiovisual.

deadline for submissions: 
November 15, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Revista Admira / Admira Journal
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Audiovisual stories aimed at the female audience have always had a very specific orientation focused at capturing that sector of the audience, but with little vocation to reach the large public especially male. These were created by men, finding few women as creators of mainstream products. However, throughout the beginning of this century we have undergone a reconversion not only of the vision of women in the commercial audiovisual, see the hypersexualisation of the past of the Bond Girls or Lara Croft, but the entrance of woman authors, directors, developers of video games and television creators that have given rise to texts intended for a female audience but whose narrative and production development follow the guidelines of an audiovisual oriented to the main audience.

In a recent survey of the Ministry of Culture confirmed that in Spain the development of culture at the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century has fallen on the female side. On the other hand, this has had a very clear answer, women, of all ages are, today, the largest consumers of culture. This has led to the appearance and consolidation of relevant female characters in all types of fictions, but above all an increase in works of fiction aimed at women created by women or whose origins are texts created by them. From the cinematographic adaptations of the literary sagas of The Hunger Games or 50 Fifty Shades of Grey, to TV series created by Shonda Rhimes, Girls by Lena Dunham or Orange is the New Black by Jenji Kohan, through Rebecca Sugar, the first woman creator for Cartoon Network (Steven Universe); video game developers such as Kellee Santiago, Rhianna Pratchet or Aya Kyogoku; going through the comic with works like Lumberjanes or Jem and The Holograms.

Through this call for papers, collaborations are sought that have as their central theme fictions created by women destined to women who move in the mainstream from the beginning of the 21st century to the present. The thematic axes are (but not limited to):

• Theoretical or sociological approaches.

• Media studies

• Fandom and/or paratexts

• Gender approaches

• New feminine narrative traditions.

• Relations between the public and text.

• Perfomance and stardom

• Reception

• Adaptation

• Family hearings

• Children and adolescents audiences

• Authorship

• Rewriting of canonical texts

• Narrative genres.

Those interested should contact the coordinator of the monograph, Prof. Dr. Miguel A. Pérez-Gómez (University of Seville) through the following email: deadline for receiving articles for the the next edition of the journal that will be published in december 2018 (Vol. 2, No. 7) is November 15, 2018. Articles may be written in Spanish, English or Italian.

The journal is directed by Professor Virginia Guarinos, director of the ADMIRA Research Group (SEJ-496: Analysis of Media, Images and Audiovisual Accounts in its History for Social Change) that was born in 2008 and belongs to the Department of Audiovisual Communication, Advertising and Literature of the Faculty of Communication of the University of Seville.

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