Leading media studies journal New Review of Film and TelevisionStudies 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.
For article related matters, you may contact NRFTSJournal(AT)gmail(DOT)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(AT)mnsu(DOT)edu.
We strongly prefer reviews of books published within the last 12-18 months, and reviews should fall between 1,000-2,000 words.
Her most recent book, a Queer Film Classicsvolume on Desiree Akhavan’s Appropriate Behavior (2014), was published in 2022 by McGill-Queen’s University Press. In spring 2022 she was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar in the Department of American Studies at the University of Innsbruck, Austria; in spring 2023 she is Faculty in Residence at Emerson Los Angeles. She tweets at @cinemariasf and chronicles her cinematic ramblings at itinerant_cinephile.
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.
Meet the Web and Social Media Editor: Max Bledstein
Max Bledstein teaches film and media in the School of the Arts and Media at the University of New South Wales, where he completed his PhD thesis on Iranian horror cinema. Several essays based on his thesis have won awards, including the 2022 Graduate Student Award (co-winner) from the Middle East Caucus of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), the 2021 Graduate Student Writing Award from SCMS’s Transnational Cinemas Scholarly Interest Group (SIG), and the 2021 Graduate Student Essay Award from the Horror Studies SIG of SCMS. His work has appeared in Monstrum, Iranian Studies, Inks, The New Americanist, and Jeunesse. He is a member of the editorial board of Studies in Comics.
Meet the Blog Book Reviews Editor: M. Sellers Johnson
M. Sellers Johnson (he/him) is a graduate student from Te Herenga Waka (Victoria University of Wellington) where he received his Master’s in Film in the spring of 2021. He previously completed his Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in December 2018. As an independent researcher, M. Sellers shares interests in French cinema, American art cinema, transnationalism, historiography, and film aesthetics. He has written for Film-Philosophy, Film Criticism, The Philosophical Quarterly, Film Matters, and Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television.