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Eva Jørholt, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Associate Editors
Ana Grgić, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania
Olivia Khoo, Monash University, Australia
Jeremi Szaniawski, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA, USA

Book Review Editor
Amber Shields (PhD. University of St Andrews, UK), USA

Editorial Board
Dudley Andrew, Yale University, Connecticut, USA
Savas Arslan, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey
Daniela Berghahn, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
Shohini Chaudhuri, University of Essex, UK
Christine Gledhill, University of Leeds, UK
Dina Iordanova, University of St. Andrews, UK
Song Hwee Lim, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Philippe Meers, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Hamid Naficy, Northwestern University, Illinois, USA
Lucia Nagib, University of Reading, UK
Onookome Okome, University of Alberta, Canada
Richard Peña, Columbia University, NY, USA
Ravi Vasudevan, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), India
International Federation of Film Archives -
European Network for Cinema and Media Studies -
“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.

Studies in World Cinema

A Critical Journal

Editor-in-Chief: Eva Jørholt
Associate Editors: Ana Grgić, Olivia Khoo, and Jeremi Szaniawski
Studies in World Cinema: A Critical Journal takes a pluralistic, polycentric and non-normative approach to the notion of ‘world cinema’ understood as a dynamic and all-inclusive concept. From a wide range of methodological perspectives and with a keen eye for the imbalances of power regarding access to and visibility in the global market, the aim is to inquire into both local and global cinematic practices as well as their interaction and contact zones, in both a historical and a current context.
Against this background, the journal invites contributions from scholars across the world on topics such as traveling cinematic tropes, creolization, transnational practices, global genres, remakes and rip-offs in new contexts, translation cultures, migrant and diasporic films and film cultures, collaborations and exchanges among filmmakers, co-productions and multinational filmmaking practices and networks, film festivals, films with ‘multinational themes’ such as globalization and climate change, the impact of new technologies on the international distribution of cinema, films which engender novel senses of the world in different cinematic practices, as well as theoretical discussions of the very idea of ‘world cinema’ and related concepts such as transnational cinema, but the list is far from exhaustive.
The journal also publishes themed special issues, for which contributions are invited from guest editors.

All articles undergo a double-blind peer review prior to publication.
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