CFP: Special Issue on Queer African Screen Media for Journal of African Cultural Studies

deadline for submissions: 
October 15, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Z’étoile Imma/ Journal of African Cultural Studies
contact email: 

 UPDATE:

We have extended the due date for abstracts, please submit your abstract by OCT 15. Accepted full-length papers will be due June 1, 2019.

Special Issue on Queer African Screen Media for Journal of African Cultural Studies 

This special issue for the Journal of African Cultural Studies aims to explore the historical and emerging forms of queer African screen media, including art films, documentaries, music videos, popular video films, and activist media. We invite academic articles from across disciplines and are especially interested in showcasing scholarship from the African continent. Articles may examine queer African screen media in relationship to the aesthetics of pleasure and the erotic, questions of theory and history, new censorship laws, digital media studies, audience studies, and discourses of power and resistance, among other things. We encourage authors to look at current cultural production and forms of distribution and exhibition on the continent as well as historical and global representations of African queerness.  We are also open to alternative formats of articles, including but not limited to, video essays, interviews, and shorter “think pieces.”

 

Please submit 250-word abstracts by October 15th to Lindsey Green-Simms (lgs@american.edu) and Z’étoile Imma (zimma@tulane.edu).