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GUIDELINES FOR CONTRIBUTORS

Call for Submissions: Issue 100 History of the Cinema

This issue explores the significance of the history of the cinema to its identity as an art form and entertainment and an interpretation of the past.

Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman integrates film history into the film with references to Birth of A Nation and Gone With the Wind to speak of racism in the Hollywood cinema as well as contemporary racism in America. In doing so, he acknowledges the relevance of the medium’s past to the present and into the future. Like Martin Scorsese, Nicolas Winding Refn, Jean Luc Godard and others active in the preservation and promotion of film history, Lee reflects on film history and the shaping of an historical consciousness.

We welcome papers that address film history in the context of an individual film(s), a cinematic movement or a specific director or actor.

Florence Jacobowitz: fjacob@yorku.ca
Richard Lippe: rlippe@yorku.ca

Extended Deadline: March 31, 2019

For contributor’s guidelines, see cineaction.ca


 

Contributors should respond to Calls for Submission on specific themes. 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.

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.

Please include a one or two line bio.

Submissions and queries to cineaction@cineaction.ca.