ISSN: 17564921
Online ISSN: 1756493X
First published in 2009
2 issues per volume
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Call for Papers

General Issues:

Studies in South Asian Film and Media (SAFM) is the most promising peer-reviewed new journal in the field. It is committed to looking at the media and cinemas of the Indian subcontinent in their social, political, economic, historical, and increasingly globalized and diasporic contexts. The journal will evaluate these topics in relation to class, caste, gender, race, sexuality, and ideology. The last few decades have witnessed South Asian cinema and media emerging as significant areas of academic inquiry. The journal is dedicated to building a space for a critical and interdisciplinary engagement with issues, themes and realities of cinema and media theory. The scope of the journal will incorporate the concerns of scholars, students, activists and media practitioners.

In this era of global communication, when the all-pervasive presence of media is no more in question, an intense debate concerning its political, ideological, and cultural impact has led to a highly complex and rapidly evolving field of inquiry. 
We invite contributions from scholars, researchers and practitioners of South Asian film and media. Possible areas include but are not limited to:
  • Film and Media as social history.
  • Feminist analysis and theory in film/media studies and practice
  • Class, caste, and sexuality: The politics of subalterneity and marginalization in film/media studies.
  • Contemporary media/ documentary and the public sphere. Interviews with documentary film makers.
  • Global media consumer culture and labor in the cultural industries.
  • News, citizenship, democracy, and the neo-liberal restructuring of media industry.
  • Nationalism and Regional cinema in the context of neo-liberalism.
  • Globalization/Diaspora/ South Asian representation.
  • Cinema and the other arts. 
  • Contemporary arts practices, cinema, and visual culture.
Articles should be between 6,000 – 8,000 words in length. Please note that articles should be original and not be under consideration by any other publication. For detailed submission instructions please click here
SAFM also, welcomes shorter pieces that are either creative or analytical (between 1,000 – 4,000 words) as well as visual material. All initial enquires should be sent to the editors at
All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications.
All copyrights are to be cleared by the authors. Guidelines to the Intellect house-style are available at


Notes for Book Reviewers:
SAFM regularly publishes critically engaged book reviews that further the dialogue on South Asian cinema and media culture.  We are especially interested in clearly written, comparative analyses that can locate single or multiple contemporary works in the broader historical context of South Asian media studies.  Innovative juxtapositions of scholarship and artistic practice; books and popular media artifacts; interviews and book reviews are especially welcome.  We will carry reviews of single author manuscripts as well as edited anthologies.

Book reviews should not generally be longer than 1500 words.  Please contact the book review editor in advance for projects that might exceed this limit.  Please include a short bio note to accompany your book review.   The title of your review should include all information on the book including publisher, place of publication, page numbers.  See as follows:

Untimely Bollywood: Globalization and India’s New Media Assemblage, Amit S. Rai, (Durham: Duke UP, 2009). pp281
Reviewed by Shreerekha Subramanian

Please use Times New Roman 12 point font and double space your review.  We prefer that reviews do not have endnotes or footnotes.  For further details on citations and formatting please see the submission guidelines on our webpage.


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