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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word or OpenOffice.
  • Where appropriate, URLs for the references are provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics rather than underlining (except with URL addresses).
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • To enable anonymous peer review, the manuscript should include no identifying information. The author’s name (or authors’ names) should not appear anywhere on the manuscript.
  • A 200-word abstract of the essay and a 100-word biography of the author should be sent as two separate files. Please align the abstract to the center and type it in size 11.
  • Please submit any images as separate files, with the file name reflecting the figure number. Image quality should be at least 300 dpi. All images should be numbered sequentially with Arabic numerals throughout the article. A reference in the text, e.g. (fig. 1), is necessary because an illustration is unlikely to follow the relevant text immediately, for technical reasons.
  • Captions for illustrations should be supplied as a separate file. Acknowledgement of permission to reproduce the illustration, where appropriate, should be indicated below the caption.

Author Guidelines

Cinéma & Cie submissions must not have been previously published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to other journals.

Articles should be formatted according to the journal’s style guidelines.

The manuscript must be anonymous: the author’s name must not appear in the text, notes and in the properties of the uploaded file. For specific details on the submission procedure see instructions below. 

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Thematic issue / Section thématique

The thematic issue only accepts submissions in response to specific calls for papers which you will find on the dedicated page Announcements.

Beyond Cinema

Following the so-called “digital revolution”, dramatic transformations have affected the ways in which cinema is produced, consumed and perceived, to the extent that it seems to have gone “beyond” itself: beyond its very language and discourse; its traditional consumption practices and spaces; its position and function within the social (as well as the medial) sphere. As a consequence, during the last two decades, research in film studies has significantly widened its scope: the study of cinema has been re-articulated in several fields of inquiry and through a variety of methodological approaches and (inter)disciplinary perspectives, in an attempt to keep up with these most recent developments.

This section of Cinéma & Cie aims therefore to function as a permanent observatory of this “beyondness”. Specifically, it provides a space to re-discuss the thresholds of the cinematic medium, as well as the boundaries of traditional film studies, by addressing a variety of under-investigated contexts and objects through innovative and unconventional approaches and references. Beyond Cinema encourages proposals related to the following main frameworks:

Cinema Beyond the Film Text. Cinema in a transtextual perspective: intertextual, metatextual and hypertextual relations among films, and/or between films and other cultural products; practices of appropriation of pre-existing images (found-footage, archival footage, collage films, and so on).

Cinema Beyond the Cinematic Medium. Cinema in a transmedia perspective: remediations and intermedial practices; processes of translation, differentiation, assimilation, hybridization and mutual exchange with other media formations, on both the aesthetic and material level.

Cinema Beyond the Movie Theatre. Cinema in a translocational perspective: the relocation of cinema and new forms of circulation and consumption (from mobile phones to urban screens); musealization and exposition of cinema and films; non-institutional forms of filmmaking (amateur cinema and non-theatrical genres, such as the medical, industrial, touristic film, etc.).

Cinema Beyond Film Studies. Cinema in a transdisciplinary perspective: intersections between film studies and other disciplines, from both the humanities and hard sciences (cinema and philosophy, cinema and neuroscience, cinema and cultural studies, etc.); the role of cinema as a didactic tool and as an instrument of scientific inquiry.

We invite the submission of articles in English or French (max 5,000-6,000 words), edited according to the journal’s style guidelines. Contributors are also asked to provide an abstract (300-500 words), 5 keywords, and a short biographical note (150 words).

Authors will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance within one month of submission. Once their article has been assessed for suitability by the section’s editors, it will then be peer-reviewed by anonymous, expert referees.

Reviews / Comptes rendus

Reviews must be in English or French (max 1,000-1,200 words).
Articles must be formatted according to the journal’s style guidelines and they can include identifying information.
We do not accept unsolicited book reviews.

To submit sample copies for a review, please send the book to:

Alice Cati & Luisella Farinotti
Dipartimento di Scienze della comunicazione e dello spettacolo
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Via Sant’Agnese 2
20123 Milano (Italia)

Projects & Abstracts

This section includes international research programs and noteworthy Ph.D. thesis projects or abstracts recommended by supervisors. Ph.D. thesis can be both in progress (Project) or concluded (Abstract). Both Projects and Abstracts should include the name of the thesis supervisor (and in case, co-supervisor), but they should not include keywords. Abstracts should include the date of dissertation. 
Submitted articles must be in English or French (max 1,000-1,200 words).
Articles must be formatted according to the journal’s style guidelines and they can include identifying information.

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