Category Archives: issue no. 1

A Discrepant Conjuncture: Feminist Theorizing Across Media Cultures

A scene in Sandra Schäfer and Elfe Brandenburg’s Passing the Rainbow (2008) exposes a compelling predicament in transnational feminist media studies: the search for connections, comparisons or adjacencies between feminist media objects in disparate locations around the globe. Schäfer and Brandenburger’s experimental documentary and art project reflects on and theorizes the media landscape of post-Taliban … Continue reading A Discrepant Conjuncture: Feminist Theorizing Across Media Cultures

Confronting Toxic Gamer Culture: A Challenge for Feminist Game Studies Scholars

With increasing frequency the ugliness of gamer culture is being put on display for the wider world to see. While I was writing this piece, for example, a Canadian blogger created a game where one can punch and bruise the face of Anita Sarkeesian, creator of the popular website Feminist Frequency: Conversations with Pop Culture … Continue reading Confronting Toxic Gamer Culture: A Challenge for Feminist Game Studies Scholars

Queer Female of Color: The Highest Difficulty Setting There Is? Gaming Rhetoric as Gender Capital

On May 15, 2012 popular science fiction writer John Scalzi published a post to his blog Whatever entitled Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting That There Is.” I learned about Scalzi as did many non-fans, through John Schwartz’s admiring New York Times piece published July 6, 2012, which cited two influential and eloquent blog … Continue reading Queer Female of Color: The Highest Difficulty Setting There Is? Gaming Rhetoric as Gender Capital

An Idea Whose Time is Here: FemTechNet – A Distributed Online Collaborative Course (DOCC)

In the following, Alex Juhasz and Anne Balsamo discuss FemTechNet, the network they have activated to produce the first distributed online collaborative course (DOCC) that demonstrates not only innovative thinking about emergent technologies, but also addresses — as its central topic — the long histories of feminist engagements with technology and cultural innovation. Together, they … Continue reading An Idea Whose Time is Here: FemTechNet – A Distributed Online Collaborative Course (DOCC)