The Antifascism Channel

Call for Videos

As part of a three year project funded by the British Academy and Wolfson Foundation I am curating a Youtube Channel to bring together short videos exploring and promoting antifascism.

Videos relating to the following ideas or themes would be very welcome:

  • Historical antifascism, e.g. a short intro to any particular person, event or movement from the past.
  • Ecofascism / biofascism.
  • Contemporary antifascism, incl. media portrayals and linguistic analyses.
  • International and transnational antifascist movements.
  • Literary representations of fascism/antifascism, including speculative fiction and sci fi.
  • Representations of fascism/ antifascism in film.
  • Artistic responses to fascism /antifascism.
  • Musical responses to fascism /antifascism.

How to make a video

If you have a smartphone or webcam, you can definitely make a 5 minute video! All it takes is a bit of practice and patience. The video does not have to be a full 5 minute one-take. You could send me shorter clips (maximum 3) which I can splice together. The best way to send video is via WeTransfer, as files tend to be large. Or if you’d prefer to edit your video yourself, I recommend the free software by VSDC: http://www.videosoftdev.com/

If you are interested in contributing to this channel, please send me a short title, 200 word proposal/abstract for your video, and a 100 word bio explaining what makes you the right person to make this video. That might include academic credentials and publications, or it might be professional or activist experience. Submissions are welcome from anyone with an interest and a solid background in their area of choice. Please feel free to forward this message on to friends and colleagues outside academia.

Deadline for Proposals

There is no deadline! This means you can get your videos online quickly, if that’s important to your work. You can submit a proposal for a video any time, and I will get back to you if I would like to include your video. This is going to be an ongoing project and I will accept proposals on a rolling basis.

Who will see the videos?

The Youtube channel will be open access, so it is open to anyone who wants to watch the videos. The aim is to share our ideas and research with as wide a public as possible

Tips for Making Videos

Contact me at e.m.pilsworth@reading.ac.uk