Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media




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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.

Calls for Papers

Alphaville Special Issue: Coming to Latin America: Moving Image Encounters, Non-Latin American Practitioners – Editors Dr Lawrence Alexander (University of Oxford) and Javier Pérez-Osorio (University of Cambridge) – Deadline 5th April 2024. Call for Papers

Risible Evidence – Special Dossier on Mockumentary and Comic Documentary in a Post-Truth Media Ecology. Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, Summer 2025. Guest editors: Ohad Landesman ( and Leshu Torchin ( Call for Papers

Pandemic Documentary: Negotiating “Cramped Space”. Special issue of Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, Winter 2025. Guest editors: Dr Oliver Brett (Health Sciences, University of Nottingham) and Dr Rhiannon Harries (Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, University of Nottingham). Call for Papers

Women’s Autobiographical Filmmaking. Special issue of Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, Summer 2026. Guest editors: Dr Felicia Chan (University of Manchester) and Dr Monika Kukolova (University of Salford). Call for Papers

Books for Review

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Alphaville Reviews Editor
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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.

Alpert, Robert, Merle Eisenberg and Lee Mordechai. Diseased Cinema: Plagues, Pandemics and Zombies in American Movies. Edinburgh University Press, 2023.

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

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.

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

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

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.

Hackemann, Rebecca. 3-D Experimental VR and Art Practices: Untangling Another Dimension. Intellect, 2023.

Hext, Kate. Wilde in the Dream Factory: Decadence and the American Movies. Oxford University Press, 2024.

Hines, Claire, Terence McSweeney and Stuart Joy. James Bond Will Return. Wallflower Press, 2024.

Hoedt, Madelan and Marko Lukic, eds. Re-imagining the Victim in Post-1970s Horror Media. Amsterdam University Press, 2024.

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.

McArthur, Colin. Cinema, Culture, Scotland. Edinburgh University Press, 2024.

Huber, Duncan. POV Horror. McFarland, 2023.

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

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

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

Nair, Kartik. Seeing Things: Spectral Materialities of Bombay Horror. University of California Press, 2024.

Nilsson, Jacob A.. Cinecepts, Deleuze, and Godard-Miéville: Developing Philosophy through Audiovisual Media. Edinburgh University Press, 2023.

Pomerance, Murray and Matthew Solomon. The Biggest Thing in Show Business: Living It Up with Martin & Lewis. SUNY Press, 2024.

Rubin Suleiman, Susan. István Szabó. I.B. Tauris, 2024.

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

Shafguta Cheema, Iqra and Stefanie Van de Peer. Refocus: The Films of Annemarie Jacir. Edinburgh University Press, 2023.

Strongman, Luke. The Films and Career of Eva Greene. Cambridge University Press, 2023.

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

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

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

Van den Troost, Kristof. Hong Kong Crime Films: Criminal Realism, Censorship and Society, 1947–2010. Edinburgh University Press, 2023.

Vahdat, Vahid and James F. Kerestes. Architecture, Film and the In-Between: Spatio-Cinema Betwixt. Intellect, 2023.

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

Weldon Whalen, Robert. Casablanca’s Conscience. Fordham University Press, 2024.

Williams, Bruce. Albanian Cinema through the Fall of Communism. Amsterdam University Press, 2024.

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.

Zhang, Zhen. Women Filmmakers in Sinophone World Cinema. Amsterdam University Press, 2024.