Film Matters (Journal)

ISSN 20421869 , ONLINE ISSN 20421877

Film Matters is an exciting peer-reviewed film magazine, celebrating the work of undergraduate film scholars. It is published by students and for students and each issue contains feature articles, a healthy reviews section, and occasional pieces such as profiles of film studies departments or resources and opportunities that undergraduate scholars can pursue.

Category: Film Studies


Editors

Tim Palmer
University of North Carolina Wilmington
palmert@uncw.edu

Liza Palmer
University of North Carolina Wilmington
palmerl@uncw.edu

Assistant Editor

Megan Dawkins
Independent scholar
meganadawkins@gmail.com

Videographic Essays Editors

Allison de Fren

Adam Hart

Christina Petersen

Maurizio Viano

A new scholarly journal with a novel angle on cinema.' – The Chronicle of Higher Education. Film Matters is an exciting film magazine, celebrating the work of undergraduate film scholars. It is published three times a year, by students and for students, and each issue contains feature articles, as well as a healthy reviews section. In addition, with an undergraduate audience in mind, Film Matters includes occasional service-oriented pieces, such as profiles of film studies departments, articles that engage the undergraduate film studies community and prepare students for graduate study in this field, and resources and opportunities that undergraduate scholars can pursue. In an effort to give undergraduate scholars real-world, applied learning experiences, all Film Matters feature submissions undergo a peer review process. For more information and content visit the Film Matters website

 

Comments from students published in Film Matters:

'I hope more journals like Film Matters pop up in the near future because, as I can now attest to, they provide a rewarding insight into the realm of academia and publishing that I know few undergraduates ever get the chance to explore.'
Carolyn Lake, Flinders University, 'Colonial Nation: history and identity in Baz Luhrmann’s Australia' (Film Matters 1.1)

'I'm excited and grateful to be published in Film Matters. […] I think the idea and mission behind Film Matters is great, and I am honored to be included in it.'
Matthew Cohen, Salisbury University, '"The New, New Wave": The French New Wave, Mumblecore, and the Idea of Aesthetic Schools' (Film Matters 1.2)


Editors

Tim Palmer
University of North Carolina Wilmington
palmert@uncw.edu

Liza Palmer
University of North Carolina Wilmington
palmerl@uncw.edu

Assistant Editor

Megan Dawkins
Independent scholar
meganadawkins@gmail.com

Videographic Essays Editors

Allison de Fren

Adam Hart

Christina Petersen

Maurizio Viano

Editors

Tim Palmer
University of North Carolina Wilmington
palmert@uncw.edu

Liza Palmer
University of North Carolina Wilmington
palmerl@uncw.edu

Assistant Editor

Megan Dawkins
Independent scholar
meganadawkins@gmail.com

Videographic Essays Editors

Allison de Fren

Adam Hart

Christina Petersen

Maurizio Viano

Editors

Tim Palmer
University of North Carolina Wilmington
palmert@uncw.edu

Liza Palmer
University of North Carolina Wilmington
palmerl@uncw.edu

Assistant Editor

Megan Dawkins
Independent scholar
meganadawkins@gmail.com

Videographic Essays Editors

Allison de Fren

Adam Hart

Christina Petersen

Maurizio Viano


Open Call for Undergraduate Papers

Film Matters, published by Intellect, is seeking papers written by undergraduate film scholars for issue 11.3 (2020). For more information about Film Matters, please visit: www.filmmattersmagazine.com

Calls for papers are open to any undergraduate student currently enrolled at an institution of higher learning worldwide and working toward a Bachelor's degree in any field. Recent graduates are also eligible, providing they submit to a call, the deadline for which occurs within six months from their graduation date (or up to a year, providing that the recent graduate is not enrolled in graduate school). Any original piece of written scholarship involving film criticism, history, or theory will be considered for publication. By submitting a paper for a call, authors are certifying that: (1) they are undergraduate students, currently enrolled at an institution of higher learning and working toward a Bachelor's degree (or they are recent graduates of twelve months or fewer from the date of the call deadline, providing they are not enrolled in graduate school); (2) their submitted essays are original pieces of written scholarship, authored solely by them, and have not been published in any form, in any publication, heretofore; and (3) their submitted essays are not concurrently under review for publication in ANY other magazine or journal.

Submissions should be written in English and range from 2,500 to 4,000 words in length, with 3,000 words being the ideal target. They should be scholarly in nature, with references to research formatted according to MLA guidelines (8th edition). Essays incorporating images or that could easily incorporate images are of particular interest. Furthermore, they should make a well-supported argument and not simply report. Please limit your submissions to one per author, per call.

After a pre-screening, submissions will undergo a blind peer-review process, typical of scholarly journals. Referee comments will be returned to those authors who progress beyond the pre-screening; unfortunately, due to the high number of submissions, the editorial board is unable to provide comments to those papers that do not make it past this point. Authors of accepted papers will be expected to work closely with the FM editorial board to revise their pieces prior to publication. Please include a cover sheet, which includes the author's name, title of essay, institutional affiliation, and contact information; all other identifying information should be removed from the body of the text, in order to aid the blind peer-review process.

Please email submissions as Microsoft Word email attachments to: futurefilmscholars@gmail.com.

Submissions should be received by
• 1 September 2019, for consideration in issue 11.3

All questions should be referred to Liza Palmer (futurefilmscholars@gmail.com).

Editors

Tim Palmer
University of North Carolina Wilmington
palmert@uncw.edu

Liza Palmer
University of North Carolina Wilmington
palmerl@uncw.edu

Assistant Editor

Megan Dawkins
Independent scholar
meganadawkins@gmail.com

Videographic Essays Editors

Allison de Fren

Adam Hart

Christina Petersen

Maurizio Viano

Editorial Board

Nicholas C. Connole

Julia Desmond

Andrew Doss

Candyce J. Edwards

Anya Ekaterina

Trey H. Gurley

Sherita Jackson

Jessica Kernan

Megan Mae

Joshua Puckett

August Schaller

Anna Nicole Standridge

Tylen Watts

Skyla Welsch

Andrew Steven Williford

Advisory Board

Christine Becker
University of Notre Dame

Colin Burnett
Washington University in St. Louis

Kelley Conway
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Aaron Han Joon Magnan-Park
The University of Hong Kong

Kristi McKim
Hendrix College

Alastair Phillips
University of Warwick

Ryan Prout
Cardiff University

Christopher Sieving
University of Georgia

Katherine Spring
Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada.

Frank P. Tomasulo
National University, USA

Jonathan Walley
Denison University

Guy Westwell
Queen Mary University of London

Scott Wilson
Unitec Institute of Technology

Editors

Tim Palmer
University of North Carolina Wilmington
palmert@uncw.edu

Liza Palmer
University of North Carolina Wilmington
palmerl@uncw.edu

Assistant Editor

Megan Dawkins
Independent scholar
meganadawkins@gmail.com

Videographic Essays Editors

Allison de Fren

Adam Hart

Christina Petersen

Maurizio Viano

 
British Humanities Index
 
FIAF (International Federation of Film Archives)
 
Film and Television Literature Index
 
Film and Television Literature Index (with FT)
 
International Index to Film Periodicals
 
MLA
 
Summon
 
Ulrich’s

Contents

  • Volume (10): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2019


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


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  • Volume (9): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2018


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  • Volume (9): Issue (3)
  • Cover date: 2018


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  • Volume (8): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2017


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  • Volume (8): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2017


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  • Volume (8): Issue (3)
  • Cover date: 2017


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


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  • Volume (7): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2016


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  • Volume (7): Issue (3)
  • Cover date: 2016


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  • Volume (6): Issue (1)
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  • Volume (6): Issue (2)
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  • Volume (6): Issue (3)
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  • Volume (5): Issue (1)
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  • Volume (5): Issue (2)
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  • Volume (5): Issue (3)
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  • Volume (4): Issue (2)
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  • Volume (4): Issue (3)
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  • Volume (4): Issue (4)
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  • Volume (3): Issue (1)
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  • Volume (3): Issue (2)
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  • Volume (3): Issue (4)
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  • Volume (2): Issue (1)
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  • Volume (2): Issue (2)
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  • Volume (2): Issue (3)
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  • Volume (2): Issue (4)
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  • Volume (1): Issue (1)
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  • Volume (1): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2010


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  • Volume (1): Issue (3)
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  • Volume (1): Issue (4)
  • Cover date: 2010


Editors

Tim Palmer
University of North Carolina Wilmington
palmert@uncw.edu

Liza Palmer
University of North Carolina Wilmington
palmerl@uncw.edu

Assistant Editor

Megan Dawkins
Independent scholar
meganadawkins@gmail.com

Videographic Essays Editors

Allison de Fren

Adam Hart

Christina Petersen

Maurizio Viano

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