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(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.

Meet the Editor: Matt Connolly

Matt Connolly is an associate professor of film studies in the Department of Creative Arts at Minnesota State University, Mankato. He is the co-author (with Dr. Chelsea McCracken) of 100 Queer Films Since Stonewall (forthcoming from Bloomsbury Academic), and his scholarly work on LGBTQ cinema has been published in JCMS, The Velvet Light Trap, and Spectator, as well as in current and forthcoming edited collections. He has previously served on the leadership board of the SCMS Queer and Trans Caucus.

Meet the Associate 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 journals such as Monstrum and Inks: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society, as well as edited volumes published by Edinburgh University Press and the University Press of Mississippi. He is a member of the editorial board of Studies in Comics.

Meet the Book Reviews Editor: M. Sellers Johnson

M. Sellers Johnson is an independent scholar and editor whose research interests include French art cinema, transnationalism, historiography, and aesthetics. He received his MA from Te Herenga Waka (Victoria University of Wellington) in 2021 and his BA at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2018. His work has appeared in Afterimage, Film-Philosophy, Film Quarterly, Mise-en-scène, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, and sabah ülkesi, among other outlets. He is the founding Citation Ethics Editor for Film Matters, and the current Book Reviews Editor for New Review of Film and Television Studies.

Meet the Online Editor: Geneveive Newman

Geneveive Newman is a filmmaker and scholar whose work is primarily concerned with sexual and gendered violence. She received her MA from the University of Southern California and her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. Her publications can be found in Studies in the Fantastic and Spectator among others and cover video games, horror and genre theory, disability, and ecocriticism from a feminist perspective. Her films have been exhibited at the Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image (Collective [2023]) and the Pittsburgh Doctober Collegiate Film Festival (Leakage [2023] which was awarded Best Cinema). She currently serves as the Co-Chair for the SCMS Horror Scholarly Interest Group and is founder and Co-Chair for the SCMS Disability Caucus.