CP Conference 2016


International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media, and Feminism


June 16-18, 2016

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, Indiana



Conference Location

The 2016 Console-ing Passions Conference will take place in McKenna Hall at the University of Notre Dame.

Virtual tour of McKenna Hall:  http://virtual-rabbit.com/export/?id=502

McKenna Hall is located on Notre Dame Avenue, directly east and across the street from the conference hotel, the Morris Inn.  See the map below.


Conference attendees have three options for lodging:

1) A block of hotel rooms at Notre Dame’s Morris Inn has been reserved for CP attendees.  Recently remodeled, this AAA 4-Diamond hotel is a mere 2-minute walk across the street from McKenna Hall, the conference location.  The Morris Inn offers specially appointed king guestrooms that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The Morris Inn is a smoke-free facility. Complimentary wireless high speed internet service is available to hotel guests. The hotel houses an upscale restaurant (Sorin’s), a casual brewpub (Rohrs), and a fireside terrace.

The conference rate for rooms at the Morris Inn is $159.00/night.

To make a reservation, please click HERE.

The Morris Inn reservation line is 800-280-7256 or 574-631-2000. When calling, please indicate you are with the Console-ing Passions Conference.

2) A block of residence hall rooms on the Notre Dame campus has been reserved for CP attendees.  Blankets, sheets, and towels are provided. Lavatories and showers are shared in common with separate men’s and women’s facilities on each floor. There is no provision for more than two persons per room. Requests for adjoining rooms cannot be guaranteed, but will be honored if possible. No pets or minors are allowed to stay in residence hall rooms.

The conference rate for single residence hall rooms is $55.00/night.
You may make a reservation for these rooms only when processing your registration.

3) Several additional hotels are within walking distance of the Notre Dame campus, including Fairfield Inn & Suites, the Ivy Court Inn, The Inn at St. Mary’s, and the Hilton Garden Inn.  Many other hotels are located within a few miles of the University, from upscale downtown options, like the DoubleTree By Hilton, to budget hotels, such as Days Inn, Comfort Suites, and Holiday Inn Express. Rooms in these hotels are filling up quickly.  We encourage you to find a hotel room soon if you don’t plan to stay on campus.

Travel, Transportation, and Parking

The University of Notre Dame and South Bend area are readily accessible by airplane, train, bus, and car.

The South Bend International Airport (SBIA) is serviced by Delta, United, and Allegiant airlines, with connections through Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Las Vegas, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Newark, Orlando, Phoenix, and Tampa.  SBIA is 5 miles (8k) east of the University of Notre Dame campus and 3 miles (4.8k) northwest of downtown South Bend.  Greyhound and Hoosier Ride provide bus service to and from SBIA.  Taxi service and rental cars are available at SBIA.

Chicago’s O’Hare airport is the closest major international hub to South Bend.  Coach USA shuttle service, Barons Bus line, and the South Shore Rail Line service the Notre Dame/South Bend area from Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway airports.




Valet parking for conference attendees is available adjacent to the Morris Inn for a fee.  A free visitor parking lot is available a short distance away, in the BK1 lot, adjacent to the Hammes Bookstore.  See the map below, or click here for an interactive map of the Notre Dame campus: http://map.nd.edu/
cpnd map

Conference Organizers: Christine Becker, Michael Kackman, Mary Celeste Kearney, Susan Ohmer, and Pamela Robertson Wojcik / Department of Film, Television, & Theatre / University of Notre Dame.

Conference Co-Sponsors: Center for Creative Computing, Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement, Department of Africana Studies, Department of American Studies, Department of Anthropology, Department of Art, Art History and Design, Department of English, Department of Film, Television and Theatre, Department of Sociology, Gender Studies Program, Graduate School, Institute for Latino Studies, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, Liu Institute for Asian Studies, Nanovic Institute for European Studies, and Undergraduate Studies, College of Arts and Letters, University of Notre Dame.

Click here for the Call for Papers

Click here for the Call for Undergraduate Papers


About Console-ing Passions

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.