NECSUS_European Journal of Media Studies

We are excited to announce that the NECSUS_European Journal of Media Studies is now online at and will feature an edited film festival review section.

NECSUS is an international, peer-reviewed journal of media studies, connected to NECS (European Network for Cinema and Media Studies).  NECSUS is targeted to a broad readership of researchers, lecturers, and students, and will be offered as a biannual open access, online journal in partnership with Amsterdam University Press.

The journal is multidisciplinary and strives to bring together the best work in the field of media studies across the humanities and social sciences. It aims to publish research that matters and that improves the understanding of media and culture inside and outside the academic community.

Each volume will feature a special thematic section, an open section for diverse contributions, and a reviews section that will cover books, conferences, festivals, and exhibits.

The NECSUS film festival review section publishes critical writing on film festivals. It offers a platform for writings that fall between the fast and prolific genre of individual festival reports and the slow and rigorous labor of film festival research. Rather than merely reviewing the latest festival edition, contributors are asked to take a critical distance and reflect upon one or more thematic issues that are relevant to the professional field and/or for media studies. Reviews can be motivated by current affairs but should also tackle issues that tend to remain hidden in the midst of festival buzz.

Guidelines for the short pieces (max. 2,500 words) can be found at the end of the NECSUS guidelines for submissions. If you are interested in writing a festival review please contact the festival review editors Marijke de Valck and Skadi Loist.

Current and upcoming journal topics are:

#1, Spring 2012, ‘Crisis’
#2, Autumn 2012, ‘Tangibility’
#3, Spring 2013, ‘Green’
#4, Autumn 2013, ‘Waste’.

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