About the conference
Console-ing Passions was founded in 1989 by a group of feminist media scholars and artists looking to create a space to present work and foster scholarship on issues of television, culture, and identity, with an emphasis on gender and sexuality. The first Console-ing Passions conference was held at the University of Iowa in 1992. Since then, Console-ing Passions has expanded to become not only the most important conference for scholars studying gender in television but also among the top conferences for scholars of media generally.
Given the current sociopolitical context in the United States and internationally that includes the fight for reproductive freedom, unprecedented and catastrophic changes in our global climate, historic and contemporary predominance of displaced and in-flight populations, and the rise of totalitarian regimes, we envision a groundbreaking Console-ing Passions conference that will catalyze conversations that matter among its community members. To this end, the conference theme for CP@IU is:
Submissions were accepted from August 1 – November 1, 2023.
Console-ing Passions 2024 is organized by:
- Brenda Weber, Provost Professor and Jean C. Robinson Scholar, Department of Gender Studies and Director, College Arts + Humanities Institute
- Beaudelaine Pierre, Postdoctoral Fellow, College Arts and Humanities Institute, Visiting Assistant Professor, Gender Studies
- Megan Connor, Media School Research and Creative Activity Coordinator
Indiana University College of Arts and Humanities Institute
Indiana University Media School
Indiana University Department of Gender Studies
Learn more about the keynote speakers presenting at the conference.Read the speakers' bios
We wish to acknowledge and honor the Indigenous communities native to this region and recognize that Indiana University Bloomington is built on Indigenous homelands and resources. We recognize the Miami, Delaware, Potawatomi, and Shawnee people as past, present, and future caretakers of this land.