Studies in South Asian Film & Media (Journal)

ISSN 17564921 , ONLINE ISSN 1756493X

Studies in South Asian Film & Media is a double-blind peer-reviewed publication 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.

 

Category: Film Studies


Lead Editor

Aarti Wani
Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce
aaj.safm@gmail.com

Co-editor & Book Reviews Editor

Jyotsna Kapur
Southern Illinois University
jkapur@siu.edu

Studies in South Asian Film & Media hopes to build a space for critical media theory and practice, engage scholars, activists and media practitioners in dialogue, clarify the relationship between culture and politics, and highlight South Asia as a vantage point from where the contemporary integration of the globe may be understood. Analytical and theoretical perspectives that are critical, interdisciplinary and global, and which combine an awareness of of aesthetics with insights from the humanities and social sciences to explain how subjectivities and publics are produced in specific historical contexts, are especially welcome. 

Topics covered will include, but are not limited to: history, aesthetics and political economy of South Asian media culture; history of the progressive movement in Indian cinema and media; the crossovers between cinema, media and the other arts; critical studies of the politics of culture as used in various social movements; the new international division of cultural labour; the process and consequences of the shift from state-owned media to the neo-liberal model; globalization; cinema as social history; public spaces and theatrical exhibition; representation in contemporary Indian writing and media on the turn towards neo-liberalism; the theory and practice of Third Cinema in the Indian context, regional/vernacular cinema; and gender and subalternity. 


Lead Editor

Aarti Wani
Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce
aaj.safm@gmail.com

Co-editor & Book Reviews Editor

Jyotsna Kapur
Southern Illinois University
jkapur@siu.edu

Lead Editor

Aarti Wani
Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce
aaj.safm@gmail.com

Co-editor & Book Reviews Editor

Jyotsna Kapur
Southern Illinois University
jkapur@siu.edu

Lead Editor

Aarti Wani
Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce
aaj.safm@gmail.com

Co-editor & Book Reviews Editor

Jyotsna Kapur
Southern Illinois University
jkapur@siu.edu

General Issues:

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. 

Download the Notes for Contributors 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 aaj.safm@gmail.com.

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 http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/MediaManager/File/style%20guide(journals)-1.pdf



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. 

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.


Notes for Contributors Download

Lead Editor

Aarti Wani
Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce
aaj.safm@gmail.com

Co-editor & Book Reviews Editor

Jyotsna Kapur
Southern Illinois University
jkapur@siu.edu

Advisory Board

Feryal Ali-Gauhar

Shonali Bose

Wimal Dissanayake
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

Amar Kanwar

John LENT
Temple University

Dilip Menon

Amit Rai
Florida State University.

Rajeswari Sunder Rajan

Ruth Vanita

Tom Waugh

Editorial Board

Elora Chowdhury

Nandini Chandra

Jigna Desai
University of Minnesota

Rajinder Dudrah
University of Manchester

Sonora Jha
Seattle University.

Ali Kazimi
York University

Shahnaz Khan

Myron Pereira

Zakir Raju

Beena Sarwar

Jyotika Virdi

Lead Editor

Aarti Wani
Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce
aaj.safm@gmail.com

Co-editor & Book Reviews Editor

Jyotsna Kapur
Southern Illinois University
jkapur@siu.edu

 
British Humanities Index
 
Current Abstracts
 
EBSCO
 
ERIH
 
FIAF (International Federation of Film Archives)
 
Film and Television Literature Index
 
Film and Television Literature Index (with FT)
 
International Index to Film Periodicals
 
MLA
 
Scopus
 
Summon
 
TOC Premier
 
Ulrich’s

Contents

  • Volume (9): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2018


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  • Volume (8): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2016


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  • Volume (8): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2016


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  • Volume (7): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2016


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  • Volume (6): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2014


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  • Volume (6): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2014


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  • Volume (5): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2013


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  • Volume (5): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2013


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  • Volume (4): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2012


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  • Volume (4): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2012


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  • Volume (3): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2012


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  • Volume (3): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2012


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  • Volume (2): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2010


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  • Volume (2): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2010


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  • Volume (1): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2009


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  • Volume (1): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2009


Lead Editor

Aarti Wani
Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce
aaj.safm@gmail.com

Co-editor & Book Reviews Editor

Jyotsna Kapur
Southern Illinois University
jkapur@siu.edu

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