L’avventura – Call for Essays (Next Deadline: March 31st 2021)

deadline for submissions: 
March 31, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
L’avventura – International Journal of Italian Film and Media Landscapes

L’avventura. International Journal of Italian Film and Media Landscapes 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 molded 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. Abstracts should be between 300 and 400 words and can be submitted in English or in Italian. The proposal shall include: 5 keywords, main bibliographical references, author/s, institution, 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. Essay must be formatted according to il Mulino style guidelines (https://www.mulino.it/riviste/issn/2421- 6496).

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 40,000 characters, spaces and notes included), but shorter articles will be considered.

We invite authors that are not writing in their mother tongue to submit their text to a proofreader prior to submission. Authors could be requested to rewrite their essays should the linguistic level not be considered satisfactory.

L’avventura is a biannual journal with a permanent call for essays: abstracts submitted by September 30th will be considered for publication in the Spring Issue, while abstracts submitted by March 31st will be considered for publication in the Fall Issue.