Reinvestigating Art House Exhibition in an Era of Convergence

deadline for submissions: 
September 1, 2017
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The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture
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The Projector is developing a special (potentially double) issue reinvestigating art house exhibition. We are interested in research that contributes to the growing body of work on art house exhibition, particularly in relation to the changing modes of art house distribution and exhibition in the era of media convergence.


This special issue looks at the changing modes of exhibition at art house theatres by examining their audiences, marketing strategies, programming, fundraising, technologies and industrial practices.


Approaches to this topic may include:

  • Case studies of individual art house theatres

  • Historical art house theatres and their marketing strategies and audiences

  • Changes in technology and how they have impacted the art house

  • Programming overlaps between the art house and the multiplex

  • Local and geographical critiques of the art house

  • The Art house and community-driven programming

  • Alternative content (concerts, opera broadcasts, sports events, Broadway shows)

  • Appeals to youth audiences and social networking

  • Art house preservation and historical archiving

  • Crossovers between the art house, theatres, museums, and other arts institutions

  • Film festivals and the art house

  • Media industry studies and the art house


Research articles should be 20-25 pages and follow Chicago Style guidelines for formatting and citation.


The special issue(s) could also be a site for contributions in other forms, including: a forum of coordinated short essays, book reviews of pertinent material, interviews with practitioners, etc. Please contact Sarah E. S. Sinwell at with questions/ideas about submission options.


Submissions should be emailed to and as Word files before September 1, 2017.


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