Multi-modal publishing @ U of Oregon

Gender, New Media and Technology Symposium

Feminist Publishing in the Digital Age

I’m planning to talk about nomorepotlucks, a Canadian online and print-on-demand queer/feminist publication. My plan is to focus on some of the practicalities of launching, maintaining and updating a free online/pod journal, do a kind of show&tell, and cover some of the following points:
•   open source content management systems – pros and cons of drupal vs. other cms
•   print layout – print on demand (lulu)
•   epublications – where the tech is at (and what’s missing)
•   communication and collaboration tools (free) (dropbox, highrise, google docs, etc)
•   promo tools – twitter, facebook, email
•   fundraising – offline and online
•   free labour – is it unfeminist?
•   funding – at what cost?
•   communities and networks – the powers of
•   stats – who, how many, what’s of interest and what it means

Some threads online about the project:



Schedule and Sessions

Draft Schedule

Friday 3:00-5:00 PM

Session 1/Plenary: Peer Review as Feminist Practice – Carol Stabile, Kim Sawchuk of Concordia University, and Radhika Gajjala of Bowling Green State University (Phoebe Bronstein, chair)

Saturday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Session 2: Multi-modal publishing – Karen Estlund, Staci Tucker, and Mél Hogan of Concordia University and No More Potlucks (Karen Estlund, chair)

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Session 3: Feminist pedagogy and teaching with new media – Bryce Peake, Alisa Freedman, and Jacquie Wallace (of Concordia University)

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Session 4: Developing an Online Presence & Portfolio – Kelli Matthews, Mara Williams, and TBA


  • Branding
  • Social / Professional Networks (e.g.,
  • Strategies for suing online communication tools in professional settings (e.g. Skype for job interview)
  • How to make your digital portfolio/website effective
  • Tips on using bibliometrics and citation analysis