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, USA
flaviosa@wellesley.edu

Advisory Board

Milly Buonanno
Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
milly.buonanno@fondazione.uniroma1.it

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

Giorgio Bertellini
University of Michigan, USA
giorgiob@umich.edu

Reviews Editors

Brendan Hennessey
Binghamton University, USA
bhenness@binghamton.edu

Annachiara Mariani
University of Tennessee, USA
amariani@utk.edu

Editorial Assistants

Diego Bonelli
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Glen Bonnici
University of Malta, Malta

Ziyu Cheng
University of Toronto, Canada

Jacqueline Galison
Wellesley College, USA

Rachel Grasso
University of Toronto, Canada

Daniele Iannucci
University of Toronto, Canada

Aims & Scope

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.

Listserv announcement

The Editorial Board of the JICMS is pleased to announce a new listserv. The list provides a space for announcements (publications, events, news, CFPs) and a forum for the scholarly discussion and debate of issues pertaining to the cinema and media (television, radio, digital, etc.) in Italy, including in its transnational and transmedia dimensions.  

To sign up for the Italian Cinema and Media Studies listserv, go to https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?SUBED1=ICMS&A=1. Once you have signed up, you will be able to receive and post information via email.

This forum welcomes students, scholars and professionals interested in fruitful exchanges pertaining to Italian cinema and media studies in the world. 

Thank you for joining us!

Submissions

To submit an article, please follow the 'Submit' button on the left of this page.

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

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.

Download the Notes for Contributors below for information on format and style of submissions. If you need this document in a more accessible format, please contact info@intellectbooks.com. Find more information on Intellect's Accessibility page.

Peer Review Policy

All articles undergo initial editorial screening either by the journal's Editorial Team and/or incumbent Guest Editors. Articles then undergo a rigorous anonymous peer review by two referees, following the guidance in Intellect's 'Peer review instructions'. Based on this feedback, the Editors will communicate a decision and revision suggestions to authors. To appeal an editorial decision, please contact the main Editor who will consider your case.

Ethical Guidelines

The journal follows the principles set out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Read our Ethical Guidelines for more on the journal's standards.


Notes for Contributors Download

Principal Editor

Flavia Laviosa
Wellesley College, USA
flaviosa@wellesley.edu

Advisory Board

Milly Buonanno
Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
milly.buonanno@fondazione.uniroma1.it

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

Giorgio Bertellini
University of Michigan, USA
giorgiob@umich.edu

Reviews Editors

Brendan Hennessey
Binghamton University, USA
bhenness@binghamton.edu

Annachiara Mariani
University of Tennessee, USA
amariani@utk.edu

Editorial Assistants

Diego Bonelli
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Glen Bonnici
University of Malta, Malta

Ziyu Cheng
University of Toronto, Canada

Jacqueline Galison
Wellesley College, USA

Rachel Grasso
University of Toronto, Canada

Daniele Iannucci
University of Toronto, Canada

Principal Editor

Flavia Laviosa
Wellesley College, USA
flaviosa@wellesley.edu

Advisory Board

Milly Buonanno
Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
milly.buonanno@fondazione.uniroma1.it

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

Giorgio Bertellini
University of Michigan, USA
giorgiob@umich.edu

Reviews Editors

Brendan Hennessey
Binghamton University, USA
bhenness@binghamton.edu

Annachiara Mariani
University of Tennessee, USA
amariani@utk.edu

Editorial Assistants

Diego Bonelli
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Glen Bonnici
University of Malta, Malta

Ziyu Cheng
University of Toronto, Canada

Jacqueline Galison
Wellesley College, USA

Rachel Grasso
University of Toronto, Canada

Daniele Iannucci
University of Toronto, Canada

Principal Editor

Flavia Laviosa
Wellesley College, USA
flaviosa@wellesley.edu

Advisory Board

Milly Buonanno
Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
milly.buonanno@fondazione.uniroma1.it

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

Giorgio Bertellini
University of Michigan, USA
giorgiob@umich.edu

Reviews Editors

Brendan Hennessey
Binghamton University, USA
bhenness@binghamton.edu

Annachiara Mariani
University of Tennessee, USA
amariani@utk.edu

Editorial Assistants

Diego Bonelli
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Glen Bonnici
University of Malta, Malta

Ziyu Cheng
University of Toronto, Canada

Jacqueline Galison
Wellesley College, USA

Rachel Grasso
University of Toronto, Canada

Daniele Iannucci
University of Toronto, Canada

NEW SECTION: Translations & Archival Notes Download

NEW SECTION: Doctoral Dissertations Download


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.

Special Issue Call for Papers

Call for Contributions – ‘Doctoral Dissertations’ column

The Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies invites contributions for a new column about recent doctoral dissertations. The column is designed to keep scholars and teachers up to date regarding the defence and publication of graduate research into any aspect of Italian cinema and/or media studies while promoting access to an emerging generation of international scholarship. Depending on the number of submissions, the column may publish up to three entries per issue. Proposals are welcome for dissertations defended during the past two years.

Entries will appear in the form of short dissertation abstracts and will include the following information: dissertation title, author name, current e-mail address, degree-granting department and school, advisor name and affiliation, ISBN or equivalent identification number, abstract (500 words maximum) and biographical note (100 words maximum). Abstracts will be written in a way that focuses directly on the historical and/or theoretical intervention, including presentation of primary sources, methodology and conclusions. Entries for dissertations written in languages other than English are encouraged, and the column curator will work together with international authors where translation is required.

For inquiries and submissions, write to Jim Carter (jimrc@umich.edu). 

Jim Carter holds a Ph.D. in Italian from the University of Michigan and is currently working on a book about industrial culture at Olivetti (1930s through 1950s). His essays on cultural studies have appeared in international publications like Modern Italy and Italian Culture, and he is the co-editor (with Carlo Baghetti and Lorenzo Marmo) of the forthcoming volume Italian Industrial Literature and Film (Peter Lang, Italian Modernities Series). In 2018–19, he was a fellow of the American Academy in Rome.

Call for Contributions – ‘Translations’ and ‘Archival Notes’ columns

Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies is introducing two new columns devoted to translations and archival news. Their goal is to serve scholars and teachers working on Italian film and media history and who are interested in the availability of primary sources. The journal expects that both writing and reading these columns will contribute to novel research collaborations and opportunities in cinema and media studies. Depending on the volume and quality of submissions, these new columns may appear fairly regularly in the journal.

Translations: The first column comprises English translations of short texts – whether essays, reviews, interviews or official documents (i.e., governmental policies, industry memos, legal judgments, censorship records) that scholars of Italian cinema and media culture have rarely accessed or utilized in their work. These texts will not have been already available in English. Scholars submitting a proposal for a translation should offer a rationale of its relevance and, upon acceptance, be prepared to: (a) secure the appropriate rights for its translation into English as the original publication will be duly acknowledged; (b) arrange for a proper translation into English; and (c) provide a brief contextualization of the text’s publishing history and importance for readers and, where applicable, use endnotes to offer a critical annotation of the text’s cultural references.

Length: the limit for each submission, with rare exceptions, is 2000 words. For inquiries and submissions, write to Giorgio Bertellini (giorgiob@umich.edu).

Archival Notes is a column that aims to provide readers with practical information about the availability of archival collections or the establishment of new archives in Italy or elsewhere. The column may also focus on digital repositories such as new research databases that are yet to become widely known among scholars. Scholars wishing to submit a proposal should offer a rationale for its relevance. Upon acceptance, they should introduce the new collection, archive or database in terms of its importance for cinema and media research as well as information on its institutional genesis, organization and mode of access – online versus in situ. References to highlights and possible scholarly uses are particularly appreciated. The format of the column may vary: authors may provide the same information either by writing the text themselves or by way of an interview to an archivist or a researcher who has been directly involved in establishing or processing of the collection, archive or database.

Length: the limit for each submission, with rare exceptions, is 2000 words. For inquiries and submissions, write to Giorgio Bertellini (giorgiob@umich.edu).

Principal Editor

Flavia Laviosa
Wellesley College, USA
flaviosa@wellesley.edu

Advisory Board

Milly Buonanno
Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
milly.buonanno@fondazione.uniroma1.it

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

Giorgio Bertellini
University of Michigan, USA
giorgiob@umich.edu

Reviews Editors

Brendan Hennessey
Binghamton University, USA
bhenness@binghamton.edu

Annachiara Mariani
University of Tennessee, USA
amariani@utk.edu

Editorial Assistants

Diego Bonelli
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Glen Bonnici
University of Malta, Malta

Ziyu Cheng
University of Toronto, Canada

Jacqueline Galison
Wellesley College, USA

Rachel Grasso
University of Toronto, Canada

Daniele Iannucci
University of Toronto, Canada

Editorial Board

Sarah Annunziato
The University of Virginia, USA

Paola Bonifazio
The University of Texas at Austin, USA

Flavia Brizio-Skov
University of Tennessee, USA

Clodagh Brook
Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin, Ireland

Frank Burke
Queen’s University, Canada

Marco Benoît Carbone
Brunel University, UK

Jim Carter
Boston University, USA

Monica Jansen
Utrecht University, Netherlands

Russell Kilbourn
Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

Gloria Lauri-Lucente
University of Malta, Malta

Alfio Leotta
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Bernadette Luciano
University of Auckland, New Zealand

Alex Marlow-Mann
University of Kent, UK

Gaetana Marrone-Puglia
Princeton University, USA

Mary Ann McDonald Carolan
Fairfield University, USA

Mariano Mestman
University of Buenos Aires-Conicet, Argentina

Ellen Nerenberg
Wesleyan University, USA

Áine O'Healy
Loyola Marymount University, USA

Laura Rascaroli
University College Cork, Ireland

John David Rhodes
University of Cambridge, UK

Grace Russo Bullaro
City University of New York, Lehman College, USA

Roberta Tabanelli
The University of Missouri-Columbia, USA

Maria Bonaria Urban
Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome, Italy

Gaoheng Zhang
University of British Columbia, Canada

Principal Editor

Flavia Laviosa
Wellesley College, USA
flaviosa@wellesley.edu

Advisory Board

Milly Buonanno
Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
milly.buonanno@fondazione.uniroma1.it

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

Giorgio Bertellini
University of Michigan, USA
giorgiob@umich.edu

Reviews Editors

Brendan Hennessey
Binghamton University, USA
bhenness@binghamton.edu

Annachiara Mariani
University of Tennessee, USA
amariani@utk.edu

Editorial Assistants

Diego Bonelli
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Glen Bonnici
University of Malta, Malta

Ziyu Cheng
University of Toronto, Canada

Jacqueline Galison
Wellesley College, USA

Rachel Grasso
University of Toronto, Canada

Daniele Iannucci
University of Toronto, Canada

 
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Film and Television Literature Index
 
Film and Television Literature Index (with FT)
 
International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF)
 
International Index to Film Periodicals
 
Modern Language Association International Bibliography (MLA)
 
Scopus
 
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Ulrich's Periodicals Directory
 
Web of Science: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)

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Principal Editor

Flavia Laviosa
Wellesley College, USA
flaviosa@wellesley.edu

Advisory Board

Milly Buonanno
Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
milly.buonanno@fondazione.uniroma1.it

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

Giorgio Bertellini
University of Michigan, USA
giorgiob@umich.edu

Reviews Editors

Brendan Hennessey
Binghamton University, USA
bhenness@binghamton.edu

Annachiara Mariani
University of Tennessee, USA
amariani@utk.edu

Editorial Assistants

Diego Bonelli
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Glen Bonnici
University of Malta, Malta

Ziyu Cheng
University of Toronto, Canada

Jacqueline Galison
Wellesley College, USA

Rachel Grasso
University of Toronto, Canada

Daniele Iannucci
University of Toronto, Canada

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