Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies is a double-blind peer-review, open access journal (ISSN 1715-7641) that is fully run by graduate students and is housed in the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University (Montréal, Canada). Since 2004, the journal has promoted innovative research in film and media studies, combining a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches. We have published special issues on topics as diverse as queer media practices, Indian cinema, moving image archives and the digital transition, film festival networks, queer nationalism, humour and feminist media theory, the aesthetics of cinema technology, and archival film training.
Synoptique provides a platform for publication, discussion, and reflection on the new political-cultural formations shaping media studies discourse. In this respect, the journal prioritizes interventions in key debates within media studies while critically tackling the economies and politics of scholarly activity and addressing dominant trends in academic research conducted within the historical, ideological, and institutional limits of the neoliberal university institution. In addition to, and as an extension of this impetus, the journal aims to showcase approaches that address the transnational and global dimensions of moving image media research.
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