L'avventura. International Journal of Italian Film and Media Landscapes CFP November 30, 2015

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L’avventura. International Journal of Italian Film and Media Landscapes


Abstracts due: November 30, 2015
Articles due: February 28, 2016

L'avventura is a new cinema and media studies journal, published by one of the most established Italian publishers, Il Mulino. L'avventura aims at positioning itself at the heart of the contemporary debate on Italian visual and media culture, its history and its present characteristics. The journal's main areas of interest include:

* Patterns, styles, figures: the evolution of styles and patterns, themes and narratives; the relationship between film and other art and communication practices; modes of production and industrial forms.

* Archive: film and media archives, as much as oral sources.

* Differences: local, national, gender and generational identities as shaped and moulded in cinema and media discourse.

* Spectatorship: reception and audience studies within the Italian context, or related to the Italian media products circulating abroad.

* Camera: the history and present of Italian photography, as related to visual and media culture.

*Contemporary tale: a fresh look onto contemporary narrative patterns within Italian media production.

Please send your abstract to lavventura.direttivo@gmail.com by November 30, 2015. All notifications of acceptance will be emailed not later than December 15, 2015. Abstracts should be between 300 and 400 words and can be submitted in English or in Italian. The proposal shall include: 5 keywords, author/s, institution, and contacts (e-mail, telephone), together with a short curriculum for each author.

If the proposal is accepted, the author/s will be asked to submit the whole article to the same e-mail address by February 28, 2016. Essay must be formatted according to Il Mulino style guidelines.
Contributions will be sent to two independent reviewers in a double-blind procedure prior to publication decision.
Authors could be requested to change or improve their articles when suggested by reviewers.
Articles should be between 5,000-6,000 words in length (no more than 35,000 characters, spaces and notes included), but shorter articles will be considered.