About

Leading media studies journal New Review of Film and Television Studies publishes peer-reviewed research on the theory, history, aesthetics, and politics of expressive screen culture. Committed to a broad definition of film and television studies, NRFTS welcomes articles on digital, sound, video, and web-based media. The journal particularly encourages contributions on and by media creators and scholars from underrepresented groups, and values work informed by intersectional approaches and diverse perspectives. We maintain rigorous intellectual standards while striving to be accessible to a broad readership. Each quarterly issue features substantive scholarship alongside reviews of important recent books in the study of international media.

Please note: We have recently converted to an Online First model to expedite the time to (online) publication for accepted articles. NRFTS is oriented toward humanistic, rather than social scientific, perspectives and methodologies. 

Authors can choose to publish Open Select access in this journal.

Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article.


Contact Us!

For article related matters, you may contact NRFTSJournal@gmail.com . Submitted articles will be reviewed for quality and suitability to determine whether they merit receiving a double-blind peer review in consideration for publication.

Book reviews are typically solicited by the editors, but if you have a proposal, please contact Book Reviews Editor Matthew Connolly at matthew.connolly@mnsu.edu.

We strongly prefer reviews of books published within the last 12-18 months, and reviews should fall between 1,000-2,000 words.

<strong>Meet the Editor: Maria San Filippo </strong>
Meet the Editor: Maria San Filippo 

Maria San Filippo is an associate professor in the Department of Visual and Media Arts at Emerson College. She authored the Lambda Literary Award-winning The B Word: Bisexuality in Contemporary Film and Television (2013) and Provocauteurs and Provocations: Screening Sex in 21st Century Media (2021), both published by Indiana University Press, and edited the collection After ‘Happily Ever After’: Romantic Comedy in the Post-Romantic Age (Wayne State University Press, 2021).

She is currently at work on a Queer Film Classics volume on Desiree Akhavan’s Appropriate Behavior (2014) to be published by McGill-Queen’s University Press. She is a 2021-22 Fulbright U.S. Scholar in the Department of American Studies at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. She tweets at @cinemariasf.

Read the Editor’s mission statement “Declaration of Principles”.

Website: mariasanfilippo.net

<strong>Meet the Book Reviews Editor: Matt Connolly</strong>
Meet the Book Reviews Editor: Matt Connolly

Matt Connolly is an assistant professor of film studies in the Department of English at Minnesota State University, Mankato. He received both his MA and PhD in Communication Arts (with a focus in film studies) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

His scholarly work on LGBTQ cinematic history has been published in Cinema Journal (now Journal of Cinema and Media Studies) and Spectator. Matt also writes film criticism, which has recently been published in Film Comment and Reverse Shot (the publication for the Museum of the Moving Image), amongst other venues. He is currently revising his dissertation, which analyses the development of directorial branding in the early career of queer filmmaker John Waters.