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  • Editorial Office:
    Camera Obscura
    Department of Film and Media Studies
    University of California, Santa Barbara
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4010
    805-893-8630 (fax)

    Lalitha Gopalan, University of Texas at Austin
    Lynne Joyrich, Brown University
    Homay King, Bryn Mawr College
    Bliss Cua Lim, University of California, Irvine
    Constance Penley, University of California, Santa Barbara
    Tess Takahashi, York University
    Patricia White, Swarthmore College
    Sharon Willis, University of Rochester

    Managing Editor:
    Chip Badley

    Editorial Assistants:
    Rachael Ball
    Brian Huser
    Sarah Lerner

    Advisory Editors:
    Paula Amad
    Aubrey Anable
    Joanne Bernardi
    Shohini Chaudhuri
    Michelle Cho
    Rey Chow
    Wendy Hui Kyong Chun
    Mary Desjardins
    Mary Ann Doane
    Rosa-Linda Fregoso
    Bishnupriya Ghosh
    Jennifer González
    Elena Gorfinkel
    Roger Hallas
    Amelie Hastie
    Jennifer Horne
    Dina Iordanova
    Ana López
    Yosefa Loshitzky
    Kathleen McHugh
    Mandy Merck
    Meaghan Morris
    Frances Negrón-Muntaner
    Kathleen Newman
    Lisa Parks
    B. Ruby Rich
    Ella Shohat
    Beretta Smith-Shomade
    Janet Staiger
    Jacqueline Stewart
    Sasha Torres
    Mimi White

  • Camera Obscura seeks essays (approximately 25–30 pages or 6,500–9,000 words, including endnotes) that engage with current academic and popular discourses in feminism, culture, and media studies. The journal encourages contributions in areas such as the conjunctions of gender, race, class, and sexuality with audiovisual culture; new histories and theories of film, television, video, and digital media; and politically engaged approaches to a range of media practices. We encourage potential contributors to browse recent issues of the journal for examples of the types of scholarship we currently seek.

    Camera Obscura is also interested in short pieces (750–2,500 words) on current media practices, practitioners, resources, events, or issues for the section "In Practice: Feminism/Culture/Media." The editors encourage authors to use the short format to experiment with form in a critical context. The section includes solicited contributions and open submissions, with the intention of enriching dialogue between feminist media scholarship and the practices—production, distribution, exhibition, organizing, curating, archiving, research, etc.—that sustain it.

    Please submit an electronic copy of the manuscript (as a Microsoft Word e-mail attachment) with a cover letter to the managing editor at cameraobscura@filmandmedia.ucsb.edu. Manuscripts should be double-spaced and use endnotes. Authors should declare all sources of funding (if applicable) in the cover letter. Camera Obscura's documentation style follows The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed., chap. 14.

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    September 2019 (34:2) - Closes 06/28/19
    December 2019 (34:3) - Closes 09/24/19
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  • Description

    Camera Obscura provides a forum for scholarship and debate on feminism, culture, and media studies. The journal encourages contributions in areas such as the conjunctions of gender, race, class, and sexuality with audiovisual culture; new histories and theories of film, television, video, and digital media; and politically engaged approaches to a range of media practices.

    Abstractors and Indexers:

    Indexed/abstracted in the following: Academic OneFile, Academic Search Alumni Edition, Academic Search Complete, Academic Search Elite, Academic Search Premier, Advanced Placement Fine Arts and Music, Advanced Placement Source, Alternative Press Index (Online), Art & Architecture Complete, Art & Architecture Index, Art & Architecture Source, Art Abstracts (H.W. Wilson), Art Index (H.W. Wilson), Art, Design & Architecture Collection, ARTbibliographies Modern, Selective, ArticleFirst, Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Arts Premium Collection, Bibliography of Asian Studies (Online), Biography Index: Past and Present (H.W. Wilson), Contemporary Women's Issues, Current Abstracts, Current Contents, Dietrich's Index Philosophicus, Electronic Collections Online, Expanded Academic ASAP, Feminist Periodicals (Online), FIAF Databases (Federation Internationale des Archives du Film), FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals (Federation Internationale des Archives du Film), Film & Television Literature Index, Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text, Fine Arts and Music Collection, Gender Studies Database, GenderWatch, General OneFile, General Reference Center Gold, Humanities Index (Online, Ann Arbor), Core, Humanities International Complete, Humanities International Index, Humanities Source, Humanities Source Ultimate, IBZ - Internationale Bibliographie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriftenliteratur, InfoTrac Custom, International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text, Internationale Bibliographie der Rezensionen Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlicher Literatur, MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association) - EBSCO, MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association) - Gale, MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association) - ProQuest, Music & Performing Arts Collection, Performing Arts Periodicals Database, Poetry & Short Story Reference Center, Pop Culture Collection, Professional ProQuest Central, ProQuest 5000, ProQuest Central, Research Library, Scopus, TOC Premier (Table of Contents), Ulrichsweb, Web of Science, Women's Studies International.

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