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Call for Papers

Call for Papers for the Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies Second International Conference

'Global Intersections and Artistic Interconnections: Italian Cinema and Media Across Times and Spaces'

Please click here to download the full call for papers and conference information

The conference will be taking place at the American University of Rome, 14-15 June 2019.

The conference organisers invite proposals for single papers, pre-constituted panels and roundtables that would identify intersections and artistic interconnnections shaping contemporary Italian cinema and media productions in a global world. 

Please download and read the full JICMS Notes for Contributors before submitting to the journal. 

The JICMS is an English-language forum for theoretical, methodological and critical debate on Italian film and media production, reception and consumption.  It provides a platform for dialogue between academics, filmmakers, cinema and media professionals. This peer-reviewed journal invites submissions of scholarly articles relating to the artistic features, cultural themes, international influence and history of Italian film and media. Furthermore, the journal intends to revive a critical discussion on the auteurs, revisit the historiography of Italian cinema and celebrate the dynamic role played by new directors. The journal includes a book and film review section as well as notes on Italian film festivals abroad and international conference reports. 

The profound transformation undergone by the rapidly expanding media environment under the impact of digital technology, has lead scholars in the field of media studies to elaborate new theoretical paradigms and methodological approaches to account for the complexities of a changing landscape of convergence and hybridization. The boundaries between cinema and media as art forms and fields of inquiry are increasingly hybridized too. Taking into account this evolving scenario, the JICMS provides an international arena for critical engagement with a wider range of issues related to the current media environment. The journal welcomes in particular contributions that discuss any aspects of Italian media production, distribution and consumption within national and transnational, social, political, economic and historical contexts.

Within the realm of a post-national and trans-cultural debate, the purpose of the JICMS is to refer to Italy as the unifying site for a contemporary discussion on translocal cinema. The journal aims to elaborate a multifaceted definition of Italian cinema, transcending geo-ethnic land and sea borders and moving away from merely celebratory local cinematic experiences. Therefore, the journal also devotes attention to Italophone filmmakers and diasporic, accented or exilic cinema. The JICMS is also interested in the artistic intersections between Italian and other international cinemas. 

The JICMS also invites submissions which examine experimental cinema, video art, short films, long/short feature and documentary animation, original and adapted screenplays, film music (songs and scores),  issues of stardom and reception studies.  The professional contributions of screenplay writers, art directors, cinematographers, film editors, costume designers and make-up artists are also potential subject areas for submissions.  

Interested contributors should send: 1)  500 word abstracts outlining the topic, approach and theoretical bases; 2)  relevant bibliography and filmography; 3) and 200 word biographical notes (listing academic publications) to the Editor at the following address:

Journal contributors will receive a free PDF copy of their final work upon publication. Print copies of the journal may also be purchased by contributors at half price.

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