Studies in World Cinema: A Critical Journal

Studies in World Cinema:  A Critical Journal (SWC) is a newly launched publication that takes a pluralistic, polycentric and non-normative approach to the notion of ‘world cinema’ understood as a dynamic and all-inclusive concept. The very first issue is available online here. The aim of SWC is to inquire into both local and global cinematic practices as well as their interaction and contact zones, in both a historical and a current context.

Against this background, the journal invites contributions from scholars across the world on topics such as traveling cinematic tropes, creolization, transnational practices, global genres, remakes and rip-offs in new contexts, translation cultures, migrant and diasporic films and film cultures, collaborations and exchanges among filmmakers, co-productions and multinational filmmaking practices and networks, film festivals, films with ‘multinational themes’ such as globalization and climate change, the impact of new technologies on the international distribution of cinema, films which engender novel senses of the world in different cinematic practices, as well as theoretical discussions of the very idea of ‘world cinema’ and related concepts such as transnational cinema, but the list is far from exhaustive. The journal also publishes themed special issues.

Editorial Board:
Dudley Andrew, Yale University, Connecticut, USA
Savas Arslan, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey
Daniela Berghahn, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
Shohini Chaudhuri, University of Essex, UK 
Christine Gledhill, University of Leeds, UK 
Dina Iordanova, University of St. Andrews, UK 
Song Hwee Lim, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Philippe Meers, University of Antwerp, Belgium 
Hamid Naficy, Northwestern University, Illinois, USA 
Lucia Nagib, University of Reading, UK 
Onookome Okome, University of Alberta, Canada 
Richard Peña, Columbia University, NY, USA  

Book Review Editor :
Amber Shields, (PhD. University of St Andrews, UK), USA

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