Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image

Image from Possession (Andrzej Żuławski, 1981). Read Patricia MacCormack's article on the film here.
Film Studies For Free is delighted to pass on news of the launch of Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image. You can find the table of contents for its inaugural issue and links to all article PDFs below

Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image is a refereed publication published online by the Philosophy of Language Institute of the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the New University of Lisbon. The journal publishes original essays and critical articles, reviews, conference reports and interviews, and releases original art work in the field of philosophical inquiry into cinema. The term “cinema” is here taken in its broadest sense as moving image (and image that moves). Historically, cinema studies have centered on film, but with the digitization and proliferation of new means of production and distribution have also studied video, television and new media. This deep engagement with cinematic culture, so understood, can provide tools for a better understanding of contemporary visual culture. Cinema is particularly interested in philosophical approaches to the aesthetics of the moving image as well as in philosophical investigations on particular works and about the contexts in which these works are seen and produced. It accepts submissions in Portuguese, English, French, and Spanish and it offers free access to its content.

Cinema aims at:

• disseminating philosophical investigations into cinema in the broadest sense, that is, including video, television, and new media;
• promoting the link between Portuguese and international scientific communities that develop work simultaneously within the fields of cinema studies and philosophy;
• providing a platform for a fruitful dialogue between various approaches, particular methodologies, topics and interdisciplinary contributions, within the scope of the journal.
The make up of the international editorial team bespeaks the very high quality of this new journal. And the star-studded line-up for its first issue, together with its extraordinarily interesting table of contents, shows just how thrilling those all too unusual 'analytic philosophy' and 'continental philosophy' juxtapositions can be!

FSFF really looks forward to reading more, and sincerely wishes CJPMI the very best for a long and always openly accessible life!
Issue 1 (December 2010) 






CFP for Issue 2 here.

Patrícia Silveirinha Castello Branco, editor
Sérgio Dias Branco, associate editor
Susana Viegas, associate editor

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