Synoptique CFP New deadline: August 10, 2012

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Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies

Call for Papers NEW DEADLINE: AUGUST 10

The Film and Moving Image Studies Doctoral Students' Association (FDSA) in partnership with the Concordia Graduate Film Studies Student Association (CGFSSA) jubilantly announces the re-launching of Synoptique as Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies, an editorially peer-review, bilingual journal housed at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, at Concordia University in Montréal.

Synoptique has been a popular destination for graduate student writing on a variety of topics and in a variety of formats and we shall keep this spirit alive with our new, editorially peer-reviewed "Thought Pieces" section, managed by doctoral student Brandon Arroyo (please see the call for Thought Pieces below). The journal's re-launching as an blind, editorially-reviewed publication is in response to the continual need for peer-reviewed works and hopes to build a stronger, more cohesively networked intellectual community with our Canadian and international colleagues.

Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies is interested in publishing cutting-edge research on film, media and a variety of visual cultural artifacts. This is an open call for papers but we encourage submissions on the following topics:

1) Why do we study film?

2) Where does "film theory" go from here?

3) What does national cinema mean in the digital age?

Synoptique is looking for papers between 15-30 pages, double-spaced, with 12 point Times New Roman font, and 1inch margins, formatted according to MLA guidelines (but please do not put your name on each individual page). Include your name, institutional affiliation, position (Master's/Doctoral student, post-doctoral fellow, etc.), and necessary contact information on a separate page. In addition, please include 4 key words to describe your paper's focus and an abstract of no more than 250 words. Submissions are welcomed in both French and English.

Papers must be submitted via email to by August 10, 2012.
Those chosen for publication will be notified by the beginning of September. Authors will be given time to integrate feedback and revise papers for publication throughout early fall.

The journal will officially launch with a brand new website in early 2013.

We look forward to your submissions!


Lindsey Campbell and Andrée Lafontaine, Managing Editors

Synoptique consists of two Managing Editors, Lindsey Campbell and Andrée Lafontaine as well as an Editorial Board consisting of, Brandon Arroyo, Kaia Scott, Kester Dyer, Evangelos Tzallias, Zach Meltzer, Andrew Kannegiesser, Samuel Burd, Kelsey Haas, Eric Whedbee, Rachel Webb Jekanowski, and Georgia Cowan.