Friday, November 01, 2019

Call for Papers: MIRAJ: Moving Image Review & Art Journal

Call for Papers: MIRAJ: Moving Image Review & Art Journal


To be considered for inclusion in MIRAJ 9.1 (April 2020), manuscripts must be submitted by 20 December 2019. All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications.


The editors invite contributions from art historians and critics, film and media scholars, curators and, not least, practitioners. We seek pieces that offer theories of the present moment but also writings that propose historical re-readings. 


We welcome articles that: 

  • re-view canonical works and texts, or identify ruptures in the standard histories of artists’ film and video;

  • discuss the development of media arts, including the history of imaging technologies, as a strand within the history of art;

  • address issues of the ontology and medium-specificity of film, video and new media, or the entanglement of the moving image in a ‘post-medium condition’;

  • attempt to account for the rise of projected and screen-based images in contemporary art, and the social, technological or political-economic effects of this proliferation;

  • investigate interconnections between moving images and still images; the role of sound; the televisual; and the interaction of the moving image with other elements including technology, human presence and the installation environment;

  • analyse para-cinematic or extra-cinematic works to discover what these tell us about cinematic properties such as temporal progression or spectatorial immersion or mimetic representation;

  • explore issues of subjectivity and spectatorship;

  • investigate the spread of moving images beyond the classical spaces of the cinema and galleries, across multiple institutions, sites and delivery platforms;

  • consider the diverse uses of the moving image in art: from political activism to pure sensory and aesthetic pleasure, from reportage to documentary testimony, from performativity to social networking;

  • suggest new methods of theorizing and writing the moving image.


We welcome work that intersects with other academic disciplines and artistic practices. We encourage writing that is lucid without compromising intellectual rigour.


We publish the following types of writing: scholarly articles (5000–8000 words); opinion pieces, feature articles and interviews (3000–4000 words); review articles of books, individual works, exhibitions and events (3000–4000 words).


Scholarly articles will be blind peer-reviewed and feature articles and review essays can be peer-reviewed on request. All writings should propose a central idea or thesis argued through a discussion of the work under review.


Referencing should be in Harvard style and all text should adhere to the Intellect Style Guide.


Please submit completed manuscripts only. Send all contributions and proposals by e-mail in DOC or RTF format to the editorial assistants:


The following guidance is by no means comprehensive and must be read in conjunction with the Intellect Style Guide.