Studies in World Cinema: A Critical Journal offers a platform to examine, rethink and reinvent the notion of “world cinema”. What do we understand by “world cinema”, and how useful or enabling is this term? Taking the world as a space of signification in which we continually reproduce its meanings, this journal opens up inquiries about films and cinematic practices that engender novel senses of the world.
The journal welcomes research on traveling cinematic tropes, transnational practices, remakes and adaptations, translation cultures, migrant and diasporic films and film cultures, postcolonial and accented cinemas, collaborations and exchanges among filmmakers, co-productions and multinational filmmaking practices and networks, early cinematic practices, and other time-based media and screen productions such as television series, web series, and video installations. Together we aim to develop a fruitful and more enriching understanding of our world cinema.
For any questions about your manuscript, please contact the Editor in Chief,
Savas Arslan, Bahçeşehir University, Turkey.
For any questions about submission via Editorial Manager, please contact Brill's
All other matters can be directed to the publisher at BRILL,
Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey
Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania
Monash University, Australia
University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA, USA
Yale University, Connecticut, USA
Royal Holloway University of London, UK
University of Leeds, UK
University of St. Andrews, UK
Copenhagen University, Denmark
Northwestern University, Illinois, USA
Columbia University, NY, USA
“The study of World Cinema is one of the most vibrant and fastest growing areas in film studies. Encompassing global art cinema as well as popular genre films and their transnational reception, World Cinema is an amorphous and critically versatile concept that invites contestation and debate.
Studies in World Cinema is the first journal dedicated to this urgent critical endeavour.” - Daniela Berghahn, Professor of Film Studies,
University of London, Royal Holloway
Graduate students and scholars working in the fields of cinema studies, world literature, and the visual arts.