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CFP: Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies

Submission Deadline: May 31st

Details Below: _________________________________________

“Italian cinema is translational, transnational and rhizomatic. It is imported and exported, transferred, translated, adopted, adapted and re-interpreted. It is also both European and Mediterranean, moves in many directions constantly intersects with other cinemas in France and Francophone countries, in Spain and Latin America, in Portugal and Brazil, in Russia and  Eastern European countries both during and after the USSR time, and in Asia. Within such transnational framework, scholars are invited to engage in a methodological tension between studying national cinema and transnational critical approaches to Italian cinema, thus recovering these overlooked connections and re-composing them in a historic and aesthetic map, marked by cross-national dialogues and trans-generational exchanges.

JICMS is the first international English language academic peer- reviewed journal on Italian cinema and media studies. It aims to reshape scholarship in the fields, take film/media hybridity to a new level of theoretical analysis, promote critical engagement with translocal cinema, and  explore Italian cinema as a geo-cultural bridge and a spatio-temporal springboard for multiple and complex destinations that interconnect Italian cinema with other world cinemas.

JICMS intends to focus on the rising role that Italian cinema plays in world cinemas, as well as on cooperation opportunities between Italian and foreign film industries. With this CFP, the Editor aims to shift the critical paradigm outside the inwardly focused field of Italian film studies and invites contributions that would further (1) explore the influence of Italian cinema on other national cinemas; and (2) investigate how it reaches beyond the imagined boundaries of its (pen)insularity.

Abstracts submitted to JICMS should be entirely original and unpublished, should not be under consideration by any other publisher, and should not have been published previously even in part by any other publication.

Interviews, eventsน reports, independent and experimental artists biographies are considered.

Proposals of English translations or edited versions of previously published works will not be considered.

Abstracts should be sent to the Editor, Flavia Laviosa ( by 31 May 2015, and should include the following information:

1) A 500-word abstract outlining:

  1. a) The topic

  2. b) Critical approach

  3. c) Theoretical bases of the proposed article.

The abstract should clearly state the goals of the article and provide a cohesive description of the objective of the argument.

In addition to a 500-word abstract, authors should send:

2) Relevant bibliography and filmography

3) 200-word biographical notes followed by a detailed list of academic publications

4) The date of submission of the article, if the proposal is accepted, will be within 8   weeks from the official invitation to submit the article.”

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