ISSN: 20477368
Online ISSN: 20477376
First published in 2013
3 issues per volume
Current Issue:
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Volume 2 | Issue 1
Call for Papers

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

The Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies (JICMS) is a new 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 as art forms and industries.

Within the realm of a post-national and trans-cultural debate, the purpose of the JICMS is to refer to Italy as the unifying geo-cultural 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.

The JICMS intends to revive a critical discussion on the auteurs and celebrate the dynamic role played by new directors, revisit the historiography of Italian cinema, and devote attention to Italophone filmmakers and accented cinema. The journal welcomes contributions which explore the impact of globalisation on the Italian film industry, the encounters between cinema and other art forms, the hybridisation of film and media aesthetics, the relationships of multimodal communication and inter-medial practices, and the development of innovative transmedia texts and crossmedia narratives.

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. Authors should avoid to submit abstracts and essays that deal with only one film or are close readings of a character’s psychological process. JICMS seeks more comprehensive topics and treatments.

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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