Gender, Race, and Representation in Magazines and New Media

Co-sponsored by Cornell University (Africana Studies) and Syracuse University (Women’s and Gender Studies)

Conference Schedule

Gender, Race and Representation in Magazines and New Media

Friday, October 25, 2013

Africana Studies & Research Center

Multipurpose Room

 

9:00-10:00a     Race in Cyberspace: Online Publications, Blogs and Tweets

  • Sherri Williams, Syracuse University, “#TeamLightSkin v. #TeamDarkSkin: Colorism among African-Americans on Twitter”
  • Gary Wood Jr., Virginia Tech,  “/blacktek/”
  • Tamura A. Lomax, The Feminist Wire, “Mediating Feminisms:  A Way Forward”

10:00-10:10a   Break

10:10-11:10a   Presentations in Hoyt Fuller and B-01

12:00-1:00p     Lunch

1:00-2:35p       Fashion Media Discourse: Exploring Presence and Absence in Representations of Gender and Race in Fashion Magazines

  • Rachel Lifter, Parsons, The New School for Design, “Gender, Racial Privilege and Representations of “Style” within the British Fashion Media”
  • Mario J. Roman, London College of Fashion, Styling Blokes and Bros: Representations of fashion, masculinities and the nation in American and British GQ magazines”
  • Felice McDowell, London College of Fashion, “Model British Citizen or English Lady? The representation of race, class and national culture in post-war British fashion magazines”

2:35-2:45p       Break

2:45-3:45p       Presentations in Hoyt Fuller and B-01

3:45-5:00p       Keynote 1 – Kimberly N. Foster,” Black Women Blogging Ourselves into Being”

Gender, Race and Representation in Magazines and New Media

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Africana Studies & Research Center

Multipurpose Room

 

9:00-10:00a     Altering Course: Triumphs and Tribulations of Black Women’s Magazines

  • Lori L. Tharps, Temple University, “Oversized, Overpriced and African: The Rule-Bending Rise of Arise Magazine”
  • Luidor Nono, Centre d’Analyse et de Recherche Interdisciplinaires sur les Médias (Carism)/Institut Français de Press (IFP) Université Paris 2, “French-Speaking Digital Press:  The Adaptation of the ‘Black On-Line Women’s Magazines”
  • Christianne A. Gadd, Lehigh University, “David Goodstein, The Advocate and The Making of a Gay Model Minority”

10:00-10:10a   Break

10:10-11:10a   Engaging Politics through Magazines

  • Cara Okopny, Independent Scholar, “Green Superwomen: Environmental Empowerment Narratives in Women’s Lifestyle Magazines”
  • Joy Jenkins, University of Missouri, “The Good Life: Class, Race, and Hegemony in City Magazines”
  • Elizabeth Lovegrove, Oxford Brookes University, “‘I thought they looked like decent lads, but then… they turned into chauvinist pigs’: conversations with boys about sexism in the 1990s”

11:45a-1:30p   Lunch – A Knowing So Deep: An Inside View of Essence Magazine in the 1980s Roundtable via Skype in Multipurpose Room

  • Cheryll Y. Greene, Executive Editor (1983–84, 1987–90); Special Projects Editor (1986–87); Senior Editor (1977–79); Writer (1975–76); Guest Editor (1998)
  • Alexis De Veaux, Writer (1978–90); Editor at Large (1985–89); Contributing Editor (1980–85); Poetry Editor (1978–80)
  • Audrey Edwards, Writer (1973–present); Editor-at-Large (1986–91); Editor (1981–86)

1:30-2:30p       Instructed by Magazines: Mid-Century American Teenagers and Young Women

  • Michele Curran, Kent State University, “‘Housekeeping as Vocation’: College, Consumption, Child Costs, and the Challenge of Ideal Womanhood”
  • Nancy G. Rosoff, Arcadia University, “‘You and Your Career’: Career Advise in Co-Ed magazine, 1956-1965”
  • Rebecca Burditt,  University of Rochester, “Beneath the Surface and Between the Lines: Advertisements and the Language of Subversion in Postwar Teen Magazines”

2:30-3:30p       Producing Identities in Diasporas

  • Poonkulaly Gunaseelan, SOAS, University of London, “ (Un)Colouring British South Asian Women: the case of Asiana magazine”
  • Rachel Ritchie, Brunel University, London, UK, ‘All things to some women most of the time’ – but only if you’re white and middle-class: Gender, race and social class in Candida

4:05-4:20p       Break

4:20-6:00p       Keynote 2 – Ellen Gruber Garvey, Ph.D, Hidden Histories: African American Community Resistance to the 19th Century Press

Gender, Race and Representation in Magazines and New Media

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Africana Studies & Research Center

Multipurpose Room

9:00-10:30a     Practitioner’s Roundtable

  • Frank Brown, Former Editor-In-Chief of YSB
  • Carmen Diop, Journalist, PhD candidate Université Paris 13 Villetaneuse

10:35-12:10p   Icons and Iconoclasts: Narratives of African American Women in Magazines

  • Catherine Keyser, University of South Carolina, “Pure food prodigy: Philippa Schuyler, Celebrity Embodiment, and the Politics of Race”
  • Dinah Holtzman, Rochester Institute of Technology, “‘Ninety Nine Problems But A Witch Ain’t One’: Kara Walker as (Good) Witch in Annie Leibowitz’s Wizard of Oz”
  • Caroline Emmons, Hampden-Sydney College, “Most Militant Negro Women in the South:  Representations of Ruby Hurley in Magazines During the Civil Rights Era”
  • Timeka N. Williams, University of Michigan,  “Reading as Worship: Exploring the Juanita Bynum Domestic Abuse Trial in Black Women’s Digital and Print Texts”

Gender, Race and Representation in Magazines and New Media

Friday, October 25, 2013

Africana Studies & Research Center

Hoyt Fuller Room

9:00-10:00a     Black Women, Fashion and Journalism

  • Siobhan Carter-David, Southern Connecticut State University, “In a New Dawn of Black Publishing: Class, Community, and Costume in African American Lifestyle Magazines, 1970s-1990s”
  • Clare Mulcahy, University of Alberta, “Black Women, White Homes: Black Female Journalists’ Representations of the Black Female Domestic Labourer at the Turn of the Twentieth Century”

10:10-11:45a   The Military in Magazines, Representing Race, Gender and Citizenship

  • Belinda Linn Rincón, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, “The Semiotics of Military Recruitment: Latinas/os and the Browning of the National Body”
  • Natalie Shibley, University of Pennsylvania, Representations of African American Women in the Military

12:00-1:00p     Lunch

1:00-2:35p       Circulating Pictures of Health

  • Kasey Mosley, Mississippi State University, “Breast Cancer and Beauty Magazines”
  • Claudia van den Berg,  University of KwaZulu-Natal, “Making Sense of Women’s Magazines Health Messages – South African Women’s Magazines and Health Communication: A Reception Analysis of HIV and AIDS Messages in Five Most Circulated Magazines in South Africa”
  • Cécile Charlap, University of Strasbourg, “From ‘Late Pregnancies’ to Menopause: The Gendered Construction of the Deviant Woman in French Magazines”
  • Ayana Weekley, Grand Valley State University, “Reassuring or Alarming?: HIV/AIDS Coverage in Essence and Cosmopolitan”

2:35-2:45p       Break

2:45-3:45p       Flexible Authorship: Gender, Class and Race in Early Twentieth-Century Magazines

  • Jean Lutes, Villanova University, “Story of a Pseudonym: The Black Mammy behind Dorothy Dix”
  • Mary Chapman, University of British Columbia, “’Flexible Authorship’: Edith Eaton/Sui Sin Far and Early Twentieth-Century North American Magazine Culture”
  • Barbara Green, University of Notre Dame,  “Writing from the ‘Middles’: Evelyn Sharp and Feminist Networks”

3:45-5:00p       Keynote 1 - Kimberly N. Foster, “Black Women Blogging Ourselves into Being”

Gender, Race and Representation in Magazines and New Media

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Africana Studies & Research Center

Hoyt Fuller Room

9:00-10:00a     Building Bodies and Masculinities in Men’s Magazines

  • Ryan E. Cruz, New Mexico State University, “Princes, Players, and Pixies:  Advertising the commodity form across men’s sport, general interest, and gay magazines”
  • Kathryn Manis, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, “Constructing Identity in Popular Culture: African American Athletes and the Politics of Masculinity, Representation, and Image”
  • John M. Palella, University at Albany, “Making “Mr. America:” Bodybuilding Magazines and the Constructions of Gendered, Racial and Sexual Selves, 1880-1980”

10:00-10:10a   Break

10:10-11:45a   Magazines in a Post-Colonial World

  • Carmen Diop, Université Paris 13 Villetaneuse,  “How do African Women Present and Stage on the Scene of the Web? A Study Case” and “The Politics and Representations of Pan African Francophone Magazines in the 80/90s and the influence of the Business Model”
  • Sonja Narunsky-Laden, University of Johannesburg South Africa, “The Cultural Work of Magazines for Black South Africans: Meta-theoretical Reflections on Race, Gender and Class”
  • Ajani Oludele Albert, OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY, “Trajectory of Gender Representation and Stereotyping in Nigerian Popular Magazines”

11:45a-1:30p   Lunch – A Knowing So Deep: An Inside View of Essence Magazine in the 1980s Roundtable via Skype in Multipurpose Room

  • Cheryll Y. Greene, Executive Editor (1983–84, 1987–90); Special Projects Editor (1986–87); Senior Editor (1977–79); Writer (1975–76); Guest Editor (1998)
  • Alexis De Veaux, Writer (1978–90); Editor at Large (1985–89); Contributing Editor (1980–85); Poetry Editor (1978–80)
  • Audrey Edwards, Writer (1973–present); Editor-at-Large (1986–91); Editor (1981–86)

1:30-2:30p       Wearing Race: Orientalism and Exoticism in Fashion Magazines

  • Pia Sahni, Brown University, “Exclusively In(dian): Sartorial Narratives of Race”
  • Julia Brilling, “The Colonial Catwalk: Representations of Racialized Difference in the Fashion System”

2:30-4:05p       Building Narratives of Class Mobility in Women’s Magazines in Japan and India

  • Olga Khomenko, Kyiv Mohyla National University, London University, SOAS, “Constructing of  ‘New Woman’ in Women’s Magazines and Process of Shaping Up Consumer Society in Post-War Japan”
  • Cynthia Ryan, University of Alabama at Birmingham, “The Femina Woman: Narratives of Urban Class (Im)Mobility in India’s Most Popular Women’s Magazine”

4:05-4:15p       Break

4:15- 5:45p      Keynote 2- Ellen Gruber Garvey, Ph.D, Hidden Histories: African American Community Resistance to the 19th Century Press

Gender, Race and Representation in Magazines and New Media

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Africana Studies & Research Center

Hoyt Fuller Room

9:00-10:30a     Practitioner’s Roundtable in Multipurpose Room

  • Frank Brown, Former Editor-In-Chief of YSB
  • Carmen Diop, Journalist, PhD candidate Université Paris 13 Villetaneuse

10:35-12:10     Beauty Politics: Race, Hair and Colorism in Magazines

  • Leslie Jones, University of Pennsylvania,  “Online Natural Hair Communities and the New Politics of Good Hair”
  • Simone Puff, Saarland University and University of Klagenfurt, “En/Gendering Dialogue, Then and Now: Discussions of Colorism in Essence Magazine
  • Reighan Gillam, University of Michigan, “Making Race: Producing Revista Raça and Representing Black Identities in Brazil”

Gender, Race and Representation in Magazines and New Media

Friday, October 25, 2013

Africana Studies & Research Center

B-O1

9:00a-10:00a   Visualizing Femininity, Producing Masculinity in Men’s Magazines

  • Diana Reinhard, Purchase College – State University of New York, “It’s Not Just for the Articles: Gender, Race, and the Body in Esquire and Playboy”
  • Anja Hirdman, Stockholm University, “Mediated Desire in Lad´s Magazines”

10:00-10:10a   Break

10:10-11:45a   Selling “True” Stories: Crime and Celebrity in Magazines and Tabloids

  • Hannah Yelin, University of East Anglia, U.K., “‘WHITE TRASH’ CELEBRITY: SHAME AND DISPLAY”
  • Leander Reeves, Oxford Brookes University,  “The Princess and the Pauper: The lasting legacy of Princess Diana on the creation and use of fabricated celebrity in women’s consumer magazines”
  • Sarah Rasmusson, University of Illinois, “THE BLONDE SLAYER: True Crime, Critical Women’s Whiteness & the 1936 Murder Trial of Vera Stretz”

12:00-1:00p     Lunch

1:00-2:35p       Gender, Race, Class and Respectability

  • Kimberly Stanley, Indiana University, “Containing the Nation: Modeling Black Female Respectability in Cold War Magazines”
  • Kim Gallon, Muhlenberg College, “Magazines for All: Popular Representations of African American Manhood in the Bronzeman and Abbott’s Monthly, 1930-1933”
  • Emily Elizabeth Senefeld, University of Virginia, “I’ll Never Pass Again’: Narratives of Racial Passing in African-American Confession Magazines of the 1950s”

2:35-2:45p       Break

2:45-3:45p      Shopping for Freedom: Women and Advertising, New Woman to Now

  • Einav Rabinovitch-Fox, New York University, “Baby, You Can Drive My Car: Advertising Women’s Freedom in 1920s’ America”
  • Gigi McNamara, Pennsylvania State University, “Lucky magazine:  The Gendered Nature of Shopping Discourse”

3:45-5:00p       Keynote 1: Kimberly N. Foster, “Black Women Blogging Ourselves into Being”

Gender, Race and Representation in Magazines and New Media

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Africana Studies & Research Center

B-O1

9:00-10:00a     Feminisms in Print

  • Leanna Duncan, University of Tulsa, “The ‘Cosmo Girl’ and the ‘Essence Woman’:  Feminism and Relationships in 1970’s Women’s Magazines”
  • Adrienne Winans, Ohio State University, “‘Feminism is fine, but what’s it done for Asian America?’: Asian American Feminists and Magazines in New York City”
  • Fatouma Sow, University of Oregon, “‘Awa’, ‘Fippu’, Senegalise Magazines Pioneers of Feminism, Gender Equality and Social Change in Senagal”

10:00-10:10a   Break

10:10-11:45a   Race, Gender and Magazines in the Progressive Era and the Roaring Twenties

  • Mark James Noonan, CUNY, “ “To Tell the Things We Ought to Know”: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the Pursuit of Truth in the Periodical Marketplace”
  • Utaukwa Allen, Harvard University, “Participatory Citizenship in Progressive Era African-American Women’s Magazines (1890-1920)”
  • Eurie Dahn, The College of Saint Rose, “Raising Brows: Market Strategies in African American Periodical Networks”
  • Martha E. Cook, Longwood University, “Irony and Idealism in Ellen Glasgow’s Magazine Fiction of the 1920s”

11:45a-1:30p   Lunch – A Knowing So Deep: An Inside View of Essence Magazine in the 1980s Roundtable via Skype in Multipurpose Room

  • Cheryll Y. Greene, Executive Editor (1983–84, 1987–90); Special Projects Editor (1986–87); Senior Editor (1977–79); Writer (1975–76); Guest Editor (1998)
  • Alexis De Veaux, Writer (1978–90); Editor at Large (1985–89); Contributing Editor (1980–85); Poetry Editor (1978–80)
  • Audrey Edwards, Writer (1973–present); Editor-at-Large (1986–91); Editor (1981–86)

1:30-2:30p       Tumbling, Tweeting and New Public Spheres

  • Helen Kim, London School of Economics and Political Science, ‘Hipster’ Racism: Popular Culture and the Silencing of Racism in a ‘Post-Racial’ Era
  • Majida Kargbo, Brown University, “Performing Relationality: Tumblr, Self-Narrativization, and the Fat Subject”
  • Jacki Willson, Central Saint Martins, London, “The Beauty Manifesto”

2:30-4:05p       Talking, Selling and Eating: Constructing Manhood in Midcentury American Periodicals

  • Kathleen Feeley, University of Redlands, “‘Always a Man’s Job’: The Broadway Gossip Columnist as Mid-Century Mass Media Celebrity and Journalist”
  • Danielle Wetmore, CUNY Graduate Center, ““What’s Your Face Value?” The Businessman in 1930s Advertisements”
  • Megan Elias, City University of New York, “Sugar and Spice and Manhood: Men’s Letters to Gourmet”

4:05-4:20p       Break

4:30-6:00p       Keynote 2- Ellen Gruber Garvey, Ph.D, Hidden Histories: African American Community Resistance to the 19th Century Press

 Gender, Race and Representation in Magazines and New Media

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Africana Studies & Research Center

B-O1

9:00-10:30a     Practitioner’s Roundtable in Multipurpose Room

  • Frank Brown, Former Editor-In-Chief of YSB
  • Carmen Diop, Journalist, PhD candidate Université Paris 13 Villetaneuse

10:35a-12:10p Images and Archives: Analyzing the Visual Cultural of Magazines

  • Deirdre Spencer, University of Michigan, ‘Ethiopia Stretches Forth Her Hand': Female Imagery in African-American Newspapers of the Late 19th – Early 20th  Centuries
  • Victoria Pass, Salisbury University, “Vogue’s Ethnographic Gaze: Images of Africa in Vogue”

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