Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies (Journal)

ISSN 20477368 , ONLINE ISSN 20477376

Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies is a fully peer-reviewed, English-language journal, which explores Italian cinema and media as sites of crossing, allowing critical discussion of the work of filmmakers, artists in the film industry and media professionals. The journal intends to revive a critical discussion on the auteurs, celebrate new directors and accented cinema and examine Italy as a geo-cultural locus for contemporary debate on translocal cinema.

NEW SECTION ANNOUNCEMENT: Translations & Archival Notes



Principal Editor

Flavia Laviosa
Wellesley College
flaviosa@wellesley.edu

Associate Editors

Milly Buonanno
Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy

Stephen Gundle
University of Warwick
S.Gundle@warwick.ac.uk

Giorgio Bertellini
University of Michigan
giorgiob@umich.edu

Reviews Editor

Ellen Nerenberg
Wesleyan University
enerenberg@wesleyan.edu

Editorial Assistants

Megan D'Alessandro
Wellesley College

Carlo Maria Rabai
University of Bologna

Glen Bonnici
University of Malta

Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies is an 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. Furthermore, the journal intends to revive a critical discussion on the auteurs, revisit the historiography of Italian cinema and celebrate the dynamic role played by new directors. The journal includes a book and film review section as well as notes on Italian film festivals abroad and international conference reports.

The profound transformation undergone by the rapidly expanding media environment under the impact of digital technology, has lead scholars in the field of media studies to elaborate new theoretical paradigms and methodological approaches to account for the complexities of a changing landscape of  convergence and hybridization. The boundaries between cinema and media as art forms and fields of inquiry are increasingly hybridized too. Taking into account this evolving scenario, the JICMS provides an international arena for critical engagement with a wider range of issues related to the current media environment. The journal welcomes in particular contributions that discuss any aspects of Italian media production, distribution and consumption within national and transnational, social, political, economic and historical contexts.

 


Principal Editor

Flavia Laviosa
Wellesley College
flaviosa@wellesley.edu

Associate Editors

Milly Buonanno
Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy

Stephen Gundle
University of Warwick
S.Gundle@warwick.ac.uk

Giorgio Bertellini
University of Michigan
giorgiob@umich.edu

Reviews Editor

Ellen Nerenberg
Wesleyan University
enerenberg@wesleyan.edu

Editorial Assistants

Megan D'Alessandro
Wellesley College

Carlo Maria Rabai
University of Bologna

Glen Bonnici
University of Malta

Principal Editor

Flavia Laviosa
Wellesley College
flaviosa@wellesley.edu

Associate Editors

Milly Buonanno
Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy

Stephen Gundle
University of Warwick
S.Gundle@warwick.ac.uk

Giorgio Bertellini
University of Michigan
giorgiob@umich.edu

Reviews Editor

Ellen Nerenberg
Wesleyan University
enerenberg@wesleyan.edu

Editorial Assistants

Megan D'Alessandro
Wellesley College

Carlo Maria Rabai
University of Bologna

Glen Bonnici
University of Malta

Principal Editor

Flavia Laviosa
Wellesley College
flaviosa@wellesley.edu

Associate Editors

Milly Buonanno
Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy

Stephen Gundle
University of Warwick
S.Gundle@warwick.ac.uk

Giorgio Bertellini
University of Michigan
giorgiob@umich.edu

Reviews Editor

Ellen Nerenberg
Wesleyan University
enerenberg@wesleyan.edu

Editorial Assistants

Megan D'Alessandro
Wellesley College

Carlo Maria Rabai
University of Bologna

Glen Bonnici
University of Malta

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Call for Papers: Tonino Guerra Download

Notes for Contributors Download

NEW SECTION ANNOUNCEMENT: Translations & Archival Notes Download


Call for Papers for a special issue

of the Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies

‘Dietro le quinte: Tonino Guerra and Postwar Italian Cinema and Culture’

Guest editors: Frank Burke, Marguerite Waller and Marita Gubareva

The year 2020 will be the centenary of the birth of Tonino Guerra (1920–2012). Guerra was a major figure in Italian cinema and beyond. He was a screenwriter for (among others) Vittorio De Sica, Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico Fellini, Elio Petri, Francesco Rosi, Marco Bellocchio, the Taviani brothers, Giuseppe Tornatore, Andrei Tarkovsky and Theo Angelopoulos. He was nominated for an Academy Award for the screenplay of Blow-Up (Michelangelo Antonioni 1966) and is well known for scripting (with Fellini) Amarcord (1973). Despite his centrality to a moment in which Italian cinema was internationally dominant, Guerra has received very little critical attention. As well as a screenwriter, he was a noted poet, fiction writer and visual artist. We are soliciting articles for a special issue, to be published at the end of 2020, on the importance of Guerra in Italian postwar and auteur cinema and culture.

Since JICMS is a cinema and media journal, the issue will focus largely on Guerra’s cinematic career in Italy. However, articles that establish his overall cultural significance, the relationship of his non-Italian screenwriting to his Italian film work and the relationship of his non-cinematic creative work to his cinematic work are also welcome.

Guerra shares a centenary with fellow Romagnolo Federico Fellini, and given their special relationship in terms of their roots and in terms of Guerra’s work on Amarcord, E la nave va (1983), and Ginger e Fred (1986), a discussion of the Fellini-Guerra relationship would be an inevitable part of our special issue, though not overshadowing Guerra’s more extensive cinematic relationship with Antonioni and his work with numerous other directors.

We propose the following topics, though not to the exclusion of suggestions from potential contributors:

  • Guerra’s importance within Italian postwar and cinematic culture, or
  • Guerra and Italian cinema and society from the 1950s to the 1990s
  • Guerra and Michelangelo Antonioni
  • Guerra and Fellini: their work together, their Romagnolo roots, their visions of Romagna
  • Guerra’s screenwriting apart from Fellini and Antonioni
    • his work with specific directors
    • his work across a range of directors
    • his role in the movement from neorealism to auteur cinema
  • Guerra’s non-cinematic work in relation to his screenwriting
  • the relationship of Russia and Italy in Guerra’s work and life, or
  • Guerra and transnationalism from Romagna to Russia
  • Guerra’s love for the vernacular: the importance of Romagna, dialect poetry, domestic craftmaking, the local and how it relates to his cinematic work
  • Guerra as a multimedial artist
  • Guerra and environmentalism/ecocriticism
  • Guerra’s spiritual(ist) vision
  • the legacy of Guerra

The guest editors are in contact with Lora Guerra, Tonino’s extraordinarily generous and energetic widow, who would be happy to support research on Guerra. She presides over the Associazione Culturale Tonino Guerra in Pennabilli (Romagna), as well as the ‘museo diffuso’ – ‘I Luoghi dell’Anima’ – in Pennabilli. She and the Associazione are also involved in the museum ‘Nel Mondo di Tonino Guerra’ in Santarcangelo di Romagna.

Potential contributors are asked to submit abstracts of 500 words, plus a relevant bibliography and filmography, and a 150 word bionote to the guest editors:

Frank Burke (burkef@queensu.ca), Marguerite Waller (mwaller@ucr.edu) and Marita Gubareva (marita_gubareva@hotmail.com) by 15 August 2019.

Abstracts should reflect projects that have been carefully thought out and that can be completed within twelve weeks of acceptance (by 15 November 2019). We need clear statements of the theses, arguments, methodologies and expected conclusions that the essay will encompass.

The accepted proposals will be notified by 31 August 2019; completed articles should be sent by 30 November 2019 for peer review; authors will be notified of the results of the peer review by 15 January 2020.

Articles should be original and unpublished, in whole or in part, and should not be under consideration by any other publisher. They will need to be submitted in English and, if written originally in Italian, professionally translated.

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General Call for Papers

Please download and read the full Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies (JICMS) Notes for Contributors before submitting to the journal.

JICMS is an 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 and 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. Furthermore, the journal intends to revive a critical discussion on the auteurs, revisit the historiography of Italian cinema and celebrate the dynamic role played by new directors. The journal includes a book and film review section as well as notes on Italian film festivals abroad and international conference reports.

The profound transformation undergone by the rapidly expanding media environment under the impact of digital technology has lead scholars in the field of media studies to elaborate new theoretical paradigms and methodological approaches to account for the complexities of a changing landscape of convergence and hybridization. The boundaries between cinema and media as art forms and fields of inquiry are increasingly hybridized too. Taking into account this evolving scenario, JICMS provides an international arena for critical engagement with a wider range of issues related to the current media environment. The journal welcomes in particular contributions that discuss any aspect of Italian media production, distribution and consumption within national and transnational, social, political, economic and historical contexts.

Within the realm of a post-national and trans-cultural debate, the purpose of JICMS is to refer to Italy as the unifying 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. Therefore, the journal also devotes attention to Italophone filmmakers and diasporic, accented or exilic cinema. JICMS is also interested in the artistic intersections between Italian and other international cinemas.

JICMS also invites submissions that 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.

Interested contributors should send: (1) a 500-word abstract outlining the topic, approach and theoretical bases; (2) the relevant bibliography and filmography and (3) 200-word biographical notes (listing academic publications) to the editor.


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.

Principal Editor

Flavia Laviosa
Wellesley College
flaviosa@wellesley.edu

Associate Editors

Milly Buonanno
Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy

Stephen Gundle
University of Warwick
S.Gundle@warwick.ac.uk

Giorgio Bertellini
University of Michigan
giorgiob@umich.edu

Reviews Editor

Ellen Nerenberg
Wesleyan University
enerenberg@wesleyan.edu

Editorial Assistants

Megan D'Alessandro
Wellesley College

Carlo Maria Rabai
University of Bologna

Glen Bonnici
University of Malta

Editorial Board

Sarah Annunziato
The University of Virginia

Stefano Bona
Flinders University

Flavia Brizio-Skov
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Clodagh Brook
Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin

Marco Benoît Carbone
University College London

Francesco Fiumara
Southeastern Louisiana University

Danielle Hipkins
University of Exeter

Monica Jansen
Utrecht University

Bernadette Luciano
University of Auckland

Gaetana Marrone-Puglia
Princeton University

Alex Marlow-Mann
University of Kent

Mary Ann McDonald Carolan
Fairfield University

Áine O'Healy
Loyola Marymount University

Alan O'Leary
University of Leeds

Laura Rascaroli
University College Cork

John David Rhodes
University of Cambridge

Paolo Russo
Oxford Brookes University

Roberta Tabanelli
The University of Missouri-Columbia

Marguerite Waller
University of California, Riverside

Gaoheng Zhang
University of British Columbia

Grace Russo Bullaro
City University of New York-Lehman College

Susanna Scarparo
The Australian National University

Frank Burke
Queen’s University Canada

Advisory Board

Marcia Landy
University of Pittsburgh

Geoffrey Nowell
Queen Mary University of London

Principal Editor

Flavia Laviosa
Wellesley College
flaviosa@wellesley.edu

Associate Editors

Milly Buonanno
Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy

Stephen Gundle
University of Warwick
S.Gundle@warwick.ac.uk

Giorgio Bertellini
University of Michigan
giorgiob@umich.edu

Reviews Editor

Ellen Nerenberg
Wesleyan University
enerenberg@wesleyan.edu

Editorial Assistants

Megan D'Alessandro
Wellesley College

Carlo Maria Rabai
University of Bologna

Glen Bonnici
University of Malta

 
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Contents

  • Volume (7): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2019


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  • Volume (7): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2019


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  • Volume (7): Issue (3)
  • Cover date: 2019


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  • Volume (6): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2018


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  • Volume (6): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2018


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  • Volume (6): Issue (3)
  • Cover date: 2018


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  • Volume (5): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2017


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  • Volume (5): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2017


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  • Volume (5): Issue (3)
  • Cover date: 2017


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  • Volume (4): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2016


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  • Volume (4): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2016


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  • Volume (4): Issue (3)
  • Cover date: 2016


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  • Volume (3): Issue (1&2)
  • Cover date: 2015


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  • Volume (3): Issue (3)
  • Cover date: 2015


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  • Volume (2): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2014


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


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  • Volume (2): Issue (3)
  • Cover date: 2014


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


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  • Volume (1): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2012


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


Principal Editor

Flavia Laviosa
Wellesley College
flaviosa@wellesley.edu

Associate Editors

Milly Buonanno
Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy

Stephen Gundle
University of Warwick
S.Gundle@warwick.ac.uk

Giorgio Bertellini
University of Michigan
giorgiob@umich.edu

Reviews Editor

Ellen Nerenberg
Wesleyan University
enerenberg@wesleyan.edu

Editorial Assistants

Megan D'Alessandro
Wellesley College

Carlo Maria Rabai
University of Bologna

Glen Bonnici
University of Malta

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