This is a CFP for a workshop that will be proposed for Visible Evidence 2017 in Buenos Aires.
This workshop will bring together documentary scholars and practitioners to discuss issues and approaches in female authorship of documentary images. It will explore the possibilities, scope and limits of female authorship in documentary media. The workshop is motivated by the following questions:
— What possibilities of knowledge and meaning does female authorship of documentary offer?
— What aesthetics strategies are used for articulating women’s experiences and concerns through documentary?
— How do documentaries contest, complicate or reinforce the ‘gaze’ towards female subjects?
— How can we appreciate the woman’s autobiographical in documentary media?
We invite presentation proposals that address one or more of these questions. The workshop will include short presentations (12-15 mins) by participants. Each participant will be paired with another participant who will serve as respondent questioning and commenting upon the presentation. At the end of all presentations the workshop organisers will lead discussion on key issues and themes raised in the workshop. As this is a workshop, presentations that share works-/research-in-progress (written or media-based) are especially encouraged.
Abstracts of 300 words, a biographical note of 100 words and a five-item bibliography, should be emailed by 10th October 2016 to workshop organizers:
Anna Backman Rogers: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aparna Sharma: email@example.com
The workshop organizers will make decisions and propose the workshop for Visible Evidence 2017.