Journal of African Cinemas (Journal)

ISSN 17549221 , ONLINE ISSN 1754923X

The Journal of African Cinemas is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal that explores the interactions of visual and verbal narratives in African film. It recognizes the shifting paradigms that have defined and continue to define African cinemas. Identity and perception are interrogated in relation to their positions within diverse African film languages.

Category: Film Studies


Editorial Board

Keyan G. Tomaselli
University of Johannesburg
tomasell@ukzn.acza

Martin Mhando
Murdoch University
M.Mhando@murdoch.edu.au

Editorial Coordinator

David Nothling
University of Kwa-Zulu Natal.
jac@uj.ac.za

Book and Film Reviews Editor

Pier Paolo Frassinelli
University of Johannesburg
pierpaolof@uj.ac.za

The Journal of African Cinemas will explore the interactions of visual and verbal narratives in African film. It recognizes the shifting paradigms that have defined and continue to define African cinemas. Identity and perception are interrogated in relation to their positions within diverse African film languages. The editors are seeking papers that expound on the identity or identities of Africa and its peoples represented in film. The aim is to create a forum for debate that will promote inter-disciplinarity between cinema and other visual and rhetorical forms of representation.


Editorial Board

Keyan G. Tomaselli
University of Johannesburg
tomasell@ukzn.acza

Martin Mhando
Murdoch University
M.Mhando@murdoch.edu.au

Editorial Coordinator

David Nothling
University of Kwa-Zulu Natal.
jac@uj.ac.za

Book and Film Reviews Editor

Pier Paolo Frassinelli
University of Johannesburg
pierpaolof@uj.ac.za

Editorial Board

Keyan G. Tomaselli
University of Johannesburg
tomasell@ukzn.acza

Martin Mhando
Murdoch University
M.Mhando@murdoch.edu.au

Editorial Coordinator

David Nothling
University of Kwa-Zulu Natal.
jac@uj.ac.za

Book and Film Reviews Editor

Pier Paolo Frassinelli
University of Johannesburg
pierpaolof@uj.ac.za

Editorial Board

Keyan G. Tomaselli
University of Johannesburg
tomasell@ukzn.acza

Martin Mhando
Murdoch University
M.Mhando@murdoch.edu.au

Editorial Coordinator

David Nothling
University of Kwa-Zulu Natal.
jac@uj.ac.za

Book and Film Reviews Editor

Pier Paolo Frassinelli
University of Johannesburg
pierpaolof@uj.ac.za

Notes for Contributors Download


All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications.

Call for papers: General editions
Proposed publication date: 2019, 2020

The Journal of African Cinemas explores the interactions of visual and verbal narratives in African film. It recognizes the shifting paradigms that have defined and continue to define African cinemas. Identity and perception are interrogated in relation to their positions within diverse African film languages. The editors are seeking papers that expound on the identity or identities of Africa and its peoples represented in film.

The aim is to create a forum for debate that will promote inter-disciplinarity between cinema and other visual and rhetorical forms of representation.

The editors are looking for articles, reviews, and comparative analyses regarding African cinema through its historical and contemporary legacies. The journal wishes to concentrate on the growing African cinematic society, as it interrogates African societies with regard to African filmmakers' conceptualization of space, time and identity. What is/are Africa/s and what is/are African cinema/s, might offer pertinent starting points. Some proposed topics are:

  • The film of the everyday and the "every-African": populist films and their language.
  • Shifting sites of authoritative discourses from knowledge to meaning.
  • African cinema as a cinema of cultural citizenship vis a vis the anthropological, national or global idea of culture.
  • The propagation of the verbal culture-based film.
  • Professional, pedagogical and theoretical uses of African verbal cultures in the media (TV).
  • Cross-platform reflections on visual cultures within competing disciplines of identity study.
  • Representations of cities, spaces and places
  • Political economies of industries, film industry value chain analysis, and media city networks
  • Film education
  • Film and book reviews, short commentaries and evaluative festival reports
  • In-depth director Interviews Cineaste-style

All submissions should not be more to 8,000 words and should include a 200 word abstract and five keywords. The 8,000 words includes references, graphics and photos equivalent to 250 words each. The document(s) should be sent as Microsoft Word and/ or JPEG attachment(s) respectively.

Call to action: Please submit research papers and reviews to David Nothling, jac@uj.ac.za

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.

Editorial Board

Keyan G. Tomaselli
University of Johannesburg
tomasell@ukzn.acza

Martin Mhando
Murdoch University
M.Mhando@murdoch.edu.au

Editorial Coordinator

David Nothling
University of Kwa-Zulu Natal.
jac@uj.ac.za

Book and Film Reviews Editor

Pier Paolo Frassinelli
University of Johannesburg
pierpaolof@uj.ac.za

Editorial Board

Claire Andrade-Watkins
Emerson College, USA

Olivier Barlet
Africultures, France

Lizelle Bisschoff
University of Stirling, Scotland, University of Glasgow, UK

Boulou Ebanda de B'béri
University of Ottawa, Canada

Dominica Dipio
Makerere University, Uganda

Lindiwe Dovey
School of Arts, SOAS, University of London, London

Marie-Hélène Gutberlet
J.W.Goethe-Universität, Germany

Kenneth W. Harrow
Michigan State University, USA

Jonathan Haynes
Long Island University, USA

David Kerr
University of Malawi, Malawi

Edwin Hees
Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Ntongela Masilela
Pitzer College, USA

Nyasha Mboti
University of Johannesburg

Alessandra Meleiro
Federal University of São Carlos

Nhamo Mhiripiri
Midlands State University, Zimbabwe

Jyoti Mistry
Valand Academy, Sweden

Bhekizizwe Peterson
University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

Sheila Petty
University of Regina, Canada

David Slocum
Steinbeis University, Germany

Blandine Stefanson
University of Adelaide, Australia

Stefanie van der Peer
University of Exeter, UK

Sylvia Vollenhoven
Vision in Africa, the Thomson Foundation, South Africa

Janina Wozniak
Nelson Mandela University

Editorial Board

Keyan G. Tomaselli
University of Johannesburg
tomasell@ukzn.acza

Martin Mhando
Murdoch University
M.Mhando@murdoch.edu.au

Editorial Coordinator

David Nothling
University of Kwa-Zulu Natal.
jac@uj.ac.za

Book and Film Reviews Editor

Pier Paolo Frassinelli
University of Johannesburg
pierpaolof@uj.ac.za

 
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Contents

  • Volume (11): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2019


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  • Volume (10): Issue (1&2)
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  • Volume (10): Issue (3)
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  • Volume (9): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2017


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  • Volume (9): Issue (2&3)
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  • Volume (8): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2016


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  • Volume (8): Issue (2)
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  • Volume (8): Issue (3)
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  • Volume (7): Issue (1)
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  • Volume (7): Issue (2)
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  • Volume (6): Issue (1)
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  • Volume (6): Issue (2)
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  • Volume (5): Issue (1)
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  • Volume (5): Issue (2)
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  • Volume (4): Issue (1)
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  • Volume (4): Issue (2)
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  • Volume (3): Issue (1)
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  • Volume (3): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2011


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  • Volume (2): Issue (1)
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  • Volume (2): Issue (2)
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  • Volume (1): Issue (1)
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  • Volume (1): Issue (2)
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Editorial Board

Keyan G. Tomaselli
University of Johannesburg
tomasell@ukzn.acza

Martin Mhando
Murdoch University
M.Mhando@murdoch.edu.au

Editorial Coordinator

David Nothling
University of Kwa-Zulu Natal.
jac@uj.ac.za

Book and Film Reviews Editor

Pier Paolo Frassinelli
University of Johannesburg
pierpaolof@uj.ac.za

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