Journal of Screenwriting (Journal)

ISSN 17597137 , ONLINE ISSN 17597145

The Journal of Screenwriting is an international double-blind peer-reviewed journal that is published three times a year. The journal highlights current academic and professional thinking about the screenplay and intends to promote, stimulate and bring together current research and contemporary debates around the screenplay whilst encouraging groundbreaking research in an international arena. The journal is discursive, critical, rigorous and engages with issues in a dynamic and developing field, linking academic theory to screenwriting practice. 

Category: Film Studies


Editor

Craig Batty
University of Technology Sydney, Australia
craig.batty@uts.edu.au

Deputy Editor

Lydia Yeoman
Bournemouth University, UK
lyeoman@bournemouth.ac.uk

Reviews Editor

Rosanne Welch
Stephens College, USA
rosanne@welchwrite.com

The Journal of Screenwriting aims to explore the nature of writing for the moving image in the broadest sense, highlighting current academic thinking around scriptwriting whilst also reflecting on this with a truly international perspective and outlook. The journal will encourage the investigation of a broad range of possible methodologies and approaches to studying the scriptwriting form, in particular: the history of the form, contextual analysis, the process of writing for the moving image, the relationship of scriptwriting to the production process and how the form can be considered in terms of culture and society. The journal also aims to encourage research in the field of screenwriting and the linking of scriptwriting practice to academic theory, and to support and promote conferences and networking events on this subject.


Editor

Craig Batty
University of Technology Sydney, Australia
craig.batty@uts.edu.au

Deputy Editor

Lydia Yeoman
Bournemouth University, UK
lyeoman@bournemouth.ac.uk

Reviews Editor

Rosanne Welch
Stephens College, USA
rosanne@welchwrite.com

Editor

Craig Batty
University of Technology Sydney, Australia
craig.batty@uts.edu.au

Deputy Editor

Lydia Yeoman
Bournemouth University, UK
lyeoman@bournemouth.ac.uk

Reviews Editor

Rosanne Welch
Stephens College, USA
rosanne@welchwrite.com

Editor

Craig Batty
University of Technology Sydney, Australia
craig.batty@uts.edu.au

Deputy Editor

Lydia Yeoman
Bournemouth University, UK
lyeoman@bournemouth.ac.uk

Reviews Editor

Rosanne Welch
Stephens College, USA
rosanne@welchwrite.com

Notes for Contributors Download

Call for Papers: The New Screenplay? Emerging Styles, Modes and Languages Download


Special Issue: 'The New Screenplay? Emerging Styles, Modes and Languages'

The Journal of Screenwriting is calling for articles for a special issue on emerging screenwriting styles, modes and languages, to be published in November 2022.

Abstract Deadline: 1 April 2021

Screenwriting has witnessed a variety of developments throughout different media in recent decades. However, for a long time now, the literary nature of the screenplay has given rise to many passionate, even fierce, debates and the idea that as a textual artefact the screenplay does not exist on its own still dominates many practitioners and theorists’ perception and speech. This ‘teleological cage’ – the idea that the sole purpose of a screenplay resides in its screen transposition – tends to eclipse the screenplay textuality. That being said, even at a time when the multiplication of screens gives the impression that text is a less prominent media, the fact remains that a great number of screenplays are constantly being written and read each year, everywhere in the world. Not wishing to (re)question whether or not the screenplay is a literary form, but rather focus on the stakes raised by screenplay textuality, this issue of the Journal of Screenwriting is dedicated to emerging screenplay styles, modes and languages, in all media and different national contexts. We seek theoretical reflections on different approaches, analysis of storytelling strategies, as well as studies of individual screenplays and investigations of bodies of work and practices with a specific focus on emerging screenplay styles, modes and languages.

Articles may include (but are not limited to) the following topics:

  • Thematic and critical screenplay analysis focusing on emerging styles, modes and languages
  • Intermedial perspectives on screenplay textuality
  • Textual artefact and Screen Idea
  • New technologies and cross-media strategies impact on screenplay styles, modes and languages
  • Screenplay textuality in the context of script development
  • Screenplay textuality and experimental practices
  • National and global tendencies concerning screenwriting styles, modes and languages
  • Challenging the doxa: marginalized voices and representation of social diversity through emerging screenplay styles, modes and languages
  • Institutional, industry and/or personal resistance to emerging screenplay styles, modes and languages
  • Screenplay readership studies
  • Rethinking the life of a produced screenplay
  • The screenplay as a textual artefact: pedagogical avenues, approaches and possibilities for non-practice-based curriculum

In the first instance, please email abstracts of up to 400 words and a short biography, no later than 1 April 2021, to both of the editors of this special issue: Dr Romana Turina (rturina@aub.ac.uk) and Prof. Gabrielle Tremblay (tremblay.gabrielle@uqam.ca).

Completed articles of between 4000 and 8000 words (in accordance to the Journal of Screenwriting’s house style: www.intellectbooks.com/journal-of-screenwriting) should be sent by 1 November 2021.

Full CFP available above.

 

Special Issue: 'Screenwriting for Children and Young Audiences'

The Journal of Screenwriting is calling for articles for a special issue on screenwriting for children and young audiences, to be published in November 2021.

Abstract Deadline: 15 May 2020

Screenwriting for children and young audiences is in many ways similar to screenwriting for all other audiences, and yet there are particular issues to consider in terms of what one can tell and how to best tell it to this particular target group. This issue of the Journal of Screenwriting focuses on all aspects of writing for children, tweens, teens and young adults in all media and different national contexts. Theoretical reflections on different approaches and storytelling strategies as well as analysis of individual screenplays or cases are welcome as are investigations of remarkable careers or bodies of work with a specific focus on content for this audience.

Articles may include (but are not limited to) the following topics:

  • screenwriters with a focus on writing for children and young audiences
  • the teaching of how to create and write stories for children and young audiences in different contexts
  • historical as well as current case studies of individual screenplays/screenwriting processes for children and young audiences
  • investigations of whether children and young audiences are researched/involved when writing new content for them
  • notions of what one can write for children and young audiences among writers as well as others involved with the Screen Ideas targeted at them
  • national and global tendencies with regard to screenwriting for children and young audiences – relations, influences, cultural transfers
  • the creation/writing of cross-media storyworlds for children and young audiences and experiments with new technology and incorporating social media when writing for them (e.g. Instagram stories and VR)
  • understandings of childhood and notions of how to create quality content for children in film, public service television and other contexts with a particular focus on issues related to screenwriting
  • perceptions of what one can tell to specific age groups and the appropriateness/inappropriateness of certain kinds of storylines, characters or themes in different contexts
  • remakes/reimaginations of successful content for children and young audiences with a particular focus on the screenplays/screenwriting processes
  • issues of the voice and representation of children and young people in stories written for different screens
  • ideas of the kind of writing/content that is best suited for particular platforms in terms of reaching children and young audiences

In the first instance, please email abstracts of up to 400 words and a short biography, no later than 15 May 2020, to both of the editors of this special issue: Eva Novrup Redvall (eva@hum.ku.dk) and Katrine Bouschinger Christensen (kboc@hum.ku.dk).

Completed articles of between 4000 and 8000 words should be sent by 1 June 2020.

Full CFP available above.

 

General Issues

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

Articles should be between 4000 and 8000 words in length, including notes and references. Information for contributors about format is published at the end of each issue of the journal and at www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals. All submitted articles should conform to the house style.

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.

Editor

Craig Batty
University of Technology Sydney, Australia
craig.batty@uts.edu.au

Deputy Editor

Lydia Yeoman
Bournemouth University, UK
lyeoman@bournemouth.ac.uk

Reviews Editor

Rosanne Welch
Stephens College, USA
rosanne@welchwrite.com

Editorial Board

Kath Dooley
Curtin University, Australia

Kristyn Gorton
University of York, UK

Alexandra Ksenofontova
Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Kathryn Millard
Macquarie University, Australia

Christina Milligan
Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Chris Pallant
Canterbury Christ Church University, UK

Steven Price
Bangor University, UK

Eva N. Redvall
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Michael Wellenreiter
Saint Joseph's University, USA

Editor

Craig Batty
University of Technology Sydney, Australia
craig.batty@uts.edu.au

Deputy Editor

Lydia Yeoman
Bournemouth University, UK
lyeoman@bournemouth.ac.uk

Reviews Editor

Rosanne Welch
Stephens College, USA
rosanne@welchwrite.com

 
British Humanities Index
 
EBSCO
 
FIAF (International Federation of Film Archives)
 
Film and Television Literature Index
 
Film and Television Literature Index (with FT)
 
International Index to Film Periodicals
 
ISI/Web of Knowledge
 
MLA
 
Scopus
 
Summon
 
TOC Premier
 
Ulrich’s

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Editor

Craig Batty
University of Technology Sydney, Australia
craig.batty@uts.edu.au

Deputy Editor

Lydia Yeoman
Bournemouth University, UK
lyeoman@bournemouth.ac.uk

Reviews Editor

Rosanne Welch
Stephens College, USA
rosanne@welchwrite.com

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