Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media




Alphaville accepts articles for consideration through a system of call for papers for themed issues. Calls are advertised on this website and via subject lists. Currently, Alphaville does not accept unsolicited article manuscripts. Check this site for updates on open calls.

Alphaville is a diamond open-access journal, and it requests no fee from authors or readers.

All submissions must adhere fully to Alphaville's Guidelines and House Style.

Call for Guest-Edited Issue Proposals

The Editorial Board of Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media is seeking proposals for a themed, guest-edited issue to be published in 2025.

While proposals may cover any topic in the disciplines of film and screen media, the Board is particularly interested in proposals that explore current debates, open new ones, or address relegated areas of research. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to, non-Western cinemas, diversity in cinema and screen media, and new cinemas.

In its twelve years of publication, Alphaville has focussed on a diverse range of topics, a practice we are keen to continue. We are currently preparing issues on the home as a site of resistance, 100 Years of Disney, the soundtrack and sound design, and African cinemas and film festivals. Please consult our website for past issue topics.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please download and fill in an Alphaville Issue Proposal Form and email it to with the subject line: “Issue proposal” by 15 December 2023. The Alphaville Board will evaluate proposals based on their relevance and coherence, scholarly quality, and suitability for the journal’s identity and publishing plans. Successful applicants will be notified in early 2024.

Call for Guest-Edited Dossier Proposals

Alphaville regularly publishes dossiers, i.e., focused collections of articles, short papers, interviews, reports, or case studies dedicated to a specific topic. If you would like to propose a dossier for publication, please download and fill in an Alphaville Dossier Proposal Form and submit it to with the subject line “Dossier proposal”. There is no deadline in the case of dossier proposals. Please consult past issues of Alphaville to familiarise yourself with the format and range of our dossiers.

Call for Papers

Alphaville Special Issue – 100 Years of Disney - Editor: Amy Davis. Call For Papers.

Alphaville Issue 26 (Winter 2023): Issue 26 of Alphaville will focus on Home as a Site of Resistance - Editors: Anna Viola Sborgi and Elizabeth Patton. Call For Papers.

Books for Review

Publishers and authors may contact us at and send us books for review at the following address:

Alphaville Reviews Editor
Department of Film and Screen Media
O’Rahilly Building 1.80
University College Cork
College Road
Cork, T12 YN60

If you are interested in reviewing one of the titles below contact us at:

Please note that only high-quality reviews that scrupulously observe Alphaville Guidelines and House Style, and display rigorous scholarly engagement with the title being reviewed, will be considered for publication. Please consult the journal Guidelines and House Style for further guidance.

AlSayyad, Nezar and Heba Safey Eldeen, eds. Cinematic Cairo: Egyptian Urban Modernity from Reel to Real. American University in Cairo Press, 2022.

Atkinson, Sara and Helen W. Kennedy, Secret Cinema and the Immersive Experience Industry. Manchester University Press, 2022.

Barrett, Kyle, ed., Refocus: The Films of Mary Harron. Edinburgh University Press, 2022.

Beeston, Alix and Stefan Solomon. Incomplete: The Feminist Possibilities of the Unfinished Film. University of California Press, 2023.

Bolton, Lucy and David Martin-Jones and Robert Sinnerbrink. Contemporary Screen Ethics: Absences, Identities, Belonging, Looking Anew. Edinburgh University Press, 2023.

Bradley, Linda, Lars von Trier Beyond Depression: Contexts and Collaborations. Columbia University Press, 2022.

Brady, Martin and Helen Hughes, eds., The Cinema of Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub. Moving Image 14, 2023.

Brenez, Nicole. On The Figure In General And The Body In Particular: Figurative Invention In Cinema. Anthem Press, 2023.

Briefel, Aviva and Jason Middleton, eds., Labors of Fear: The Modern Horror Film Goes to Work. University of Texas Press, 2023.

Burgoyne, Robert. The New American War Film. University of Minnesota Press, 2023.  

Carroll, Nathan. The Cinematic Sublime: Negative Pleasures, Structuring Absences. Intellect, 2023.

Decker, Christof, Imaging the Scenes of War. Columbia University Press, 2022.

Dombrowski, Lisa and Justin Wyatt, Refocus: The Later Films and Legacy of Robert Altman. Edinburgh University Press, 2022.

Edwards, Justin D., Rune Graulund and Johan Hoglund, eds., Dark Scenes form Damaged Earth: The Gothic Anthropocene. University of Minnesota Press, 2022.

Elliott, Fraser, Sarah Feinstein and Joshua Gulam, eds., Full-Throttle Franchise: The Culture, Business and Politics of Fast & Furious. Bloomsbury 2023.

Ferriss, Suzanne, ed. The Bloomsbury Handbook to Sofia Coppola. Bloomsbury, 2023.

Ferriss, Suzanne. Lost in Translation. BFI Film Classics, 2023.

Flood, Maria and Michael C. Frank. The Figure of the Terrorist in Literature and Visual Culture. Edinburgh University Press, 2023.

Hall. Martin, ed. Women in the Work of Woody Allen. Amsterdam University Press, 2022.

Henningsen, Therese and Juliette Joffé, Strangers Within: Documentary as Encounter. Protoptype, 2022.

Irwin, Mary and Jill Marshall, UK and Irish Television Comedy: Representations of Region, Nation, and Identity. Palgrave, 2023.

Klawans, Stuart. Crooked, but Never Common: The Films of Preston Sturges. University of Columbia Press, 2023.

Lee, Hyunseon, Korean Film and History. Routledge, 2023.

Lynch, Paul, The 1980s British Conspiracy Thriller: Terror Struck by Shadows. Lexington Books, 2022.

McLane, Betsy A.. A New History of Documentary Film, 3rd Edition. Bloomsbury, 2023.

McNally, Karen, ed., American Television during a Television Presidency. Wayne State University Press, 2022.

Melamed, Laliv. Sovereign Intimacy: Private Media and the Traces of Colonial Violence. University of California Press, 2023.

Mizejewski, Linda, The Americans. Wayne State University Press, 2022.

Motazedian, Táhirih, Key Constellations: Interpreting Tonality in Film. University of California Press, 2023.

Neto, João Nemi, Cannibalizing Queer: Brazilian Cinema from 1970 to 2015. Wayne State University Press, 2022.

Odin, Roger, Spaces of Communication: Elements of Semio-Pragmatics, Amsterdam University Press, 2022.

Resmini, Mauro, Italian Political Cinema: Figure of the Long ’68. University of Minnesota Press, 2022.

Rogers, Christine, Kim Munro, Liz Burke and Catherine Gough-Brady,eds., Constructions of the Real: Intersections of Documentary-Based Film Practice and Theory. Intellect, 2023.

Serrano, Jorge, ed., Black Panther: Wakandan “Civitas” and Panthering Futurity, 2022.

Shafik, Viola, ed., Documentary Making in the Middle East and North Africa. American University of Cairo Press, 2022.

Thornton Caldwell, John. Specworld: Folds, Faults, and Fractures in Embedded Creator Industries. University of California Press, 2023.

Towns, Armond R., On Black Media Philosophy. University of Columbia Press, 2022.

Tsai, Beth, Taiwan New Cinema at Film Festivals. Edinburgh University Press, 2023.

Tsika, Noah, I’m Not There. University of Texas Press, 2023.

Vernallis, Carol, Holly Rogers, Jonathan Leal, and Selmin Kara, eds. Cybermedia: Explorations in Science, Sound, and Vision. Bloomsbury, 2021.

Waller, G. Beyond the Movie Theater: Sites, Sponsors, Uses, Audiences. California: University of California Press. 2023.

Warren, Ethan. The Cinema of Paul Thomas Anderson: American ApocryphaColumbia Press, 2023.

Weber, Anne-Katrin, Television before TV: New Media and Culture in Europe and the ISA, 1928-1939. Amsterdam University Press, 2022.

Windisch, Anna K., Claus Tieber and Phil Powrie, eds., When Music Takes Over in Film. Palgrave, 2023.

Yagub, Nadia, ed. Gaza on Screen. Duke University Press, 2023.