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.



Principal Editor

Flavia Laviosa
Wellesley College
flaviosa@wellesley.edu

Associate Editors

Milly Buonanno
La Sapienza University of Rome

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 Assistant

Beatrice Basile
University of Bologna

Cassie Miller
Wellesley College

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
La Sapienza University of Rome

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 Assistant

Beatrice Basile
University of Bologna

Cassie Miller
Wellesley College

Principal Editor

Flavia Laviosa
Wellesley College
flaviosa@wellesley.edu

Associate Editors

Milly Buonanno
La Sapienza University of Rome

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 Assistant

Beatrice Basile
University of Bologna

Cassie Miller
Wellesley College

Principal Editor

Flavia Laviosa
Wellesley College
flaviosa@wellesley.edu

Associate Editors

Milly Buonanno
La Sapienza University of Rome

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 Assistant

Beatrice Basile
University of Bologna

Cassie Miller
Wellesley College

Special Issue

'Italian Film, Costume Design and Fashion from the Silent Era to the Present' to be edited by Eugenia Paulicelli and Giuliana Muscio.

Fashion and film share a highly interactive quality. As two of the most popular and widespread commercial industries to grow out of modernity, cinema and fashion have always had a synergetic relationship, both using the technology of the camera and that of the body and performance. Costume is integral both to the actor’s performance and to the cinematic rendition of visual narratives and experience. Since the birth of cinema in the late nineteenth century, the film scene has constituted a virtual shopping window for clothes, exhibiting and making desirable the newest fashions and goods available at the department stores. Film costume has not only borrowed from fashion and haute couture; it has also inspired the production of the newest fashions. Costumes in cinema have also been used as narrative tools for telling stories on screen that emphasize character identity and development while also attracting a larger audience. More recently, the digital genre of “fashion film” has become a widespread advertising and storytelling tool for fashion luxury brands as Ferragamo, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Dior amongst the others.

Although fashion and film costume have always been vital to the totality of the cinema industry, they did not attract academic attention until the 1990s. That is not to say that the topic was completely neglected, however, as one of the first books on the relationship between fashion and cinema, La moda e il costume nel film, was published in 1950 in Italy, edited by the university professor and critic Mario Verdone, father of actor Carlo Verdone. The book contains a homage to the costume designer Gino Carlo Sensani, who was praised by Antonioni. Costume design only began to be recognized as a profession in the world of Italian cinema in the 1930s, but costume/cinema and fashion were soon to establish a close link with the global launch of Italian fashion in the post-war years.

In the United States, film scholars Jane Gaines and Charlotte Herzog edited their landmark collection Fabricationsin 1990, and in 1996 and 1997, UK-based film scholars Pam Cook and Stella Bruzzi published monographs on fashion in British cinema (Cook: 1996) and on film, gender, and identity (Bruzzi: 1997). These seminal books offered a reflection on methodology and histories (of gender and nation), and paved the way for new interpretations of film, body and performance, masculinities, fashion, popular culture, and stardom and, at the same time, challenged age-old hierarchies in the humanities.

The intersection between fashion and film and the growing scholarship dedicated to it are now becoming a very fertile terrain. More attention is now being dedicated to the role of costume and costume design in cinema and its interrelation with fashion, Italian style and the made in Italy. Nevertheless, the combined study of fashion and film and the particular focus on Italy is still at an early stage of development within film studies and especially Italian cinema and media studies.

We invite scholars, costume and fashion designers, archivists, museum scholars and experts to participate in a special issue of the journal focusing on film/fashion/costume design with the aim of mapping the intermedial and transnational history of Italian film/costume design/fashion and screen media from the silent era until the present. All film genres are of interest.

Topics to be considered include but are not limited to are:

  • Silent cinema and costume
  • Italy and Hollywood
  • Hollywood in Italy
  • Italian actors in Hollywood
  • Transnational impact of cinema-mediated fashion
  • Italian costume designers in Hollywood and elsewhere
  • Fashion Houses, sartorie and archives in Italy
  • Film and photographic archives in Italy and elsewhere
  • Cities of film and cities of fashion
  • Branding and film/fashion/costume
  • Fashion film in historical perspectives
  • International stars in Italy
  • Well known and less known costume designers
  • The role of craftsmanship in costume and fashion
  • Costume drama
  • Women directors and the work of women whose work has been neglected
  • Film/Costume/Fashion and pedagogy, interdisciplinary courses; designing curriculum

Each abstract should include the following information:

  1. a) a clear title
  2. b) a 500-word description outlining:

-  the topic

-  the critical approach of the proposed article—whether theoretical or historical

-  a cohesive description of the proposed article’s argument and objective

-  relevant bibliography and filmography

In addition to a 500-word abstract, authors should send to the guest editors a 150-word biographical note, followed by a detailed list of their academic publications, and commitment that, if the proposal is accepted, the article will be submitted within 8 weeks from the official invitation to submit the article.

Please send your proposal with a Bio by February 28, 2019 to the editors:

Prof. Eugenia Paulicelli, Queens College and The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, email address: Eugenia.paulicelli@qc.cuny.edu; and Prof. Giuliana Muscio, University of Padua, Emerita, email address: giulianamuscio@gmail.com

The accepted proposals will be notified by March 15th 2019; completed essays should be sent by May 30th, 2019 for peer review; authors will be notified of the results of the peer-review by June 30th 2019.

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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.


Notes for Contributors Download

Principal Editor

Flavia Laviosa
Wellesley College
flaviosa@wellesley.edu

Associate Editors

Milly Buonanno
La Sapienza University of Rome

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 Assistant

Beatrice Basile
University of Bologna

Cassie Miller
Wellesley College

Advisory Board

Marcia Landy
University of Pittsburgh

Geoffrey Nowell
Queen Mary University of London

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
University of Missouri-Columbia

Carlo Testa
University of British 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

Principal Editor

Flavia Laviosa
Wellesley College
flaviosa@wellesley.edu

Associate Editors

Milly Buonanno
La Sapienza University of Rome

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 Assistant

Beatrice Basile
University of Bologna

Cassie Miller
Wellesley College

 
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Contents

  • Volume (7): Issue (1)
  • 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)
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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
La Sapienza University of Rome

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 Assistant

Beatrice Basile
University of Bologna

Cassie Miller
Wellesley College

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