Calls For Submissions
Submissions are welcomed. The editors do not accept responsibility for loss.
POLITICS AND CINEMA
This issue welcomes submissions on the relationship between politics and cinema, featuring discussions of particular films, filmmakers, genres, different national cinemas and different historical periods. Politics and cinema was a foundational focus for film studies, from the theoretical/political manifesto of "Cinema/Ideology/Criticism" by Cahiers du Cinema, almost 50 years ago. All films are political, we learned. That focus has shifted and diversified through many permutations and trends over the intervening decades but still can illuminate both politics and cinema. Political and ideological critique of Hollywood remains important: as we watch the remake of Red Dawn or another Die Hard, is Reaganite cinema, so memorably dissected by Andrew Britton, returning? Did it ever go away? Or consider the "Washington" films, Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, Lincoln with their intimate connections to the American state and party politics. Obamite cinema? Robin Wood sharply categorized Hollywood's Dominant Tendencies in the first issue of CineAction: what are the dominant tendencies of contemporary Global Hollywood? And what of the representational politics of gender, race and--the usually neglected--class? What is the state of politically motivated, militant cinema now? Discussions beyond Hollywood to international cinema, to documentary, to experimental cinema and beyond cinema to games, the internet and transmedia are particularly welcome. Book reviews too.
CANADIAN FILMS AND TELEVISION
Part of the issue will be devoted to Canadian film and television: historical and critical analysis, reviews of recent films, book reviews.
Papers submitted in hard copy to Scott Forsyth, Department of Film, Centre for Film and Theatre, York University, 4700 Keele St. Toronto ON, Canada M3J 1P3. If accepted, a file will be requested. Queries to sforsyth [at] yorku.ca.
Style guide is available below.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE SEPT. 30, 2013
THE CITY AND FILM
Film and urban theorists have noted the relationship between the development of the modern metropolis and the rise of the cinema, which remains a central component of modern urban culture. This issue will explore the continuing connection between the two and how it's expressed and continues to be relevant. The cinema has shaped ideas about reality and in turn, has influenced how certain cities are perceived producing a dynamic relationship between the social world and culture. Submissions can include the reading of a film dealing with a specific city such as New York or Paris or the city and genre films, the city as utopia or as nightmare, the destroyed city.
Style guide is available below.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE FEBRUARY 1, 2014
Guidelines for Contributors
CineAction issues are organized on specific themes with calls for submissions publicized in advance in each issue and on our website. Inquiries may be sent to cineaction [at] cineaction.ca or to the editor/s indicated in calls for submissions.
However, we also welcome submissions independent of these themes on all subjects of interest to international film and media spectators, critics and scholars. We expect contributors will be engaged with the politics of film and culture and encourage debate and argument. Articles should be written in a style that is lucid and accessible. Our audience includes university scholars but we reach beyond the academy to all readers interested in the pleasures and complexities of the cinema.
Submissions may be short reviews of films or film books, up to 2000 words, review essays or longer historical or theoretical discussions preferably no more than 6000 words, although we have made exceptions.
Notes should be used sparingly. Citations should be included in endnotes following the format recommended in The Chicago Manual of Style. Initial mention of a film should be followed by year of distribution in brackets. We do not print bibliographies or filmographies with articles.
Submissions should be sent in double spaced hard copy to the editor/s. When your submission is selected, we will request an electronic version. Information on availability of stills is appreciated.
Please include a short, one or two line bio and your mailing and email address.
Contributors receive a small honorarium and a 1 year subscription to CineAction.