LGBTQ Cinema in the Early 21st Century (Journal Issue; Submissions due October 15, 2012)

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New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film
Theme Issue: Queer Cinema in the 21st Century

This special issue of New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film will explore the forms and functions of LGBTQ/queer cinema in the early years of the 21st century. Completed articles on any topic pertaining to contemporary cinema studies at the intersection of gender/sexuality studies and/or queer theory are invited from scholars, educators, and students of various levels and disciplines.

Of particular interest are insightful, theoretically informed articles pertaining to especially unique, noteworthy, and/or culturally influential representations of gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and/or transgender individuals in films (and/or related emerging media forms) released from the year 2000 to the present. Also of interest are articles pertaining to other topics of relevance to queer theory (e.g., fetishism, gender bending, homoeroticism, homosociality, masochism, sadism, sex work, etc.) as they are explored in cinematic offerings of the early 21st century.

Original submissions of approximately 15-25 typed, double-spaced pages should be e-mailed to guest editor Kylo-Patrick Hart ( by October 15, 2012.

DON'T HAVE AN ARTICLE TO SUBMIT AT THIS TIME BUT WISH TO SERVE AS A PEER REVIEWER OF ONE OR MORE ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS? Please send a brief e-mail message expressing your interest and detailing your relevant areas of expertise to guest editor Kylo-Patrick Hart ( by October 15, 2012. This is a very meaningful form of service to the profession for advanced graduate students and professors at all levels.

To facilitate the process of blind peer review of article submissions, please include your name, complete contact information, and essay title on a separate cover sheet; with the exception of your essay title, please do not repeat this information on your first page of text. Please prepare your submission using the Harvard referencing system, with bibliographical references embedded in the main text in the following format (Harper 1999: 27) and a single bibliography at the end of the article. For additional references and style information, please consult the Intellect Journals House Style guide at,name=journalstyleguide/.

Please direct inquiries of any kind to the editor of this themed issue, Kylo-Patrick Hart, at