Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and Moving Image

By • Jan 13th, 2012 • Category: Maitasuna Proiektoa


 invites submissions for its 3rd issue.

 Submission deadline: 15 February, 2012 (abstracts)

The third issue of Cinema takes up the theme of embodiment and the body, its relationship to cinema’s history (theory and practice), and its reawaken in a recent body of research attentive, not only to film, but also to video and to new media. In the last few years, creative and theoretical work have focused in the body, either as phenomenological encounter immersed in everyday practices, or as a material process made of fluids, energies and forces, arguing, in both cases, that cinema is a ‘cinema of lived experience’ and/or of ‘sensation’ where the intellectual, mental and cognitive processes must be understood as embodied and carnal. At a time when the rhetoric of disembodiment and the virtual is becoming deeply questioned by flourishing issues on the moving image’s sensuous and haptics qualities, cinema as sensation, cinema of the body, etc., all these theorizations are, on the other hand, faced with  particularly challenging issues that spring  from new media practices, avatars and their prospective future: our changing concept of human body and of its relationship to mind and consciousness which is questioning the traditional mind/body divide.

This issue of Cinema calls for examinations of these issues in all its forms, in contexts including and beyond film. The editor welcomes innovative approaches that might address (but should not be limited to) the following themes:

Cinema and the senses

Cinema and the body

Cinema as sensation

Cinema as a materially-embodied structure

Cinema as a physical shock

Haptic/optic visuality

Critics to ocularcentrism

Moving Images and the ‘logics of sensation’

New media and new cinematic experiences

The embodied/disembodied debate and the moving images

New media and the Posthuman body

Embodied cognition

Technology, art and body

The virtual/actual

Cyborgs, avatars.


The submission deadline is 15 February 2012 (for 500-word abstracts). Prospective authors should submit a short CV along with the abstract. A selection of authors will be invited to submit full papers according to the journal guidelines. Acceptance of the abstract does not guarantee publication, since all papers will be subject to double blindpeer-review. Submissions are accepted in Portuguese and English (and in French and Spanish, but only from native speakers of these languages).

Cinema also invites submissions to its special sections: interviews, conference reports, and book reviews. For further details, please consult the journal’s web site


Feel free to contact the editor for this issue, Patrícia Castello Branco on specific queries, or  Sérgio Dias Branco, and Susana Viegas, with general queries at


Susana Viegas

Instituto de Filosofia da Linguagem

Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Bere ikasketak eta irakaslanak Frantzian, Londresen eta Renon burutu ondoren orain Leeds-eko uniberstitatean ari da Komunikabide eta Soziologia sailen artean multikulturalismoari buruz lanak egiten. Kultura eta identitate erbesteratuak (Nomadologua subalternoak) (Pamiela, 2005) eta Subordinazioaren Kontra (Pamiela, 2008) liburuen egile, Zizek Ikasketak-Nazioarteko Aldizkaria elkektronikoan (IJZS) itzulpen eta edizio lanetan dihardu, Ikasketa Subalterno kolektibotik sortutako Critical Stew proiektoaren kide da eta Lapiko Kritiko euskarazko sailaren suztatzaile.
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