Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media


About Alphaville

Alphaville is a fully peer-reviewed online journal edited and published by the Department of Film and Screen Media at University College Cork, Ireland.

Alphaville offers a dynamic international forum open to the discussion of all aspects of film and screen media history, theory and criticism through multiple research methodologies and perspectives. It cultivates inspiring, cutting-edge research, and seeks work that displays a clear engagement with current debates and with methodological issues.

The journal is designed in a way to make a full contribution to international debates in film and screen studies and beyond, and considers articles, book reviews and festival, exhibition and conference reports. We are interested in the interfaces between cinema and all new media, and aim to utilise the online platform to its full capacity.

Alphaville is published twice a year, in Summer and Winter. It currently only accepts submissions in response to specific calls for papers that are advertised via the journal website and subject lists. There is no charge for authors to submit work to or publish in Alphaville.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

It releases its articles under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0).

This license allows anyone to download, reuse, re-print, modify, distribute and/or copy the contributions for non-commercial use. The works must be properly attributed to its author(s).

Authors who publish on this journal maintain the copyrights. There are no charges for authors to publish articles in this journal.

Please note, the journal previously released its articles (Issue 1-21) under the terms of CC BY-NC-ND, which in addition to the current license requires that any modifications made to these articles are not distributed.

Archiving Policy

This journal is archived in CORA, the Cork Open Research Archive, UCC Library, University College Cork.

To ensure permanency of all publications, this journal also utilises CLOCKSS and Internet Archive archiving systems to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration.

Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media is indexed by the following services: Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), CrossRef, International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF), MLA International Bibliography, ERIH PLUS, SHERPA RoMEO and Google Scholar.

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief: Laura Rascaroli (University College Cork)

Web and Open-Access Editor: Barry Reilly (University College Cork)

Book Reviews Editor: Jill Murphy (University College Cork)

Dossiers Editor: Stefano Baschiera (Queen’s University Belfast)

Podcast Editor: Michael Holly (University College Cork)

Digital Communications Officer: Gwenda Young (University College Cork)

Secretary of the Board: Yuanyuan Chen (Ulster University)


Consultative Board:

Ciara Chambers (UCC)
Loretta Goff (UCC)
Abigail Keating (UCC)
James Mulvey (UCC)
Dan O’Connell (UCC)
Stefano Odorico (Trinity Leeds)
Nicholas O’Riordan (UCC)
Aidan Power (University of Exeter)
Humberto Saldanha (UCC)


Founding Members:

Marian Hurley, Abigail Keating, Deborah Mellamphy, Jill Moriarty, Jill Murphy, Stefano Odorico, Aidan Power, Laura Rascaroli, Gwenda Young

International Advisory Board

Dudley Andrew (Yale University)

Stella Bruzzi (University College London)

Francesco Casetti (Yale University)

Maeve Connolly (Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology)

Elizabeth Cowie (University of Kent)

Angela Dalle Vacche (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Derek Duncan (University of St Andrews)

Catherine Fowler (University of Otago)

Mattias Frey (City, University of London)

Kathrina Glitre (University of the West of England, Bristol)

Catherine Grant ((University of Reading)

Liz Greene (Northumbria University)

Mette Hjort (University of Lincoln)

Conn Holohan (National University of Ireland, Galway)

Michael Lawrence (University of Sussex)

Ewa Mazierska (University of Central Lancashire)

Laura McMahon (University of Cambridge)

Toby Miller (University of California Riverside)

Barry Monahan (University College Cork)

Douglas Morrey (University of Warwick)

Diane Negra (University College Dublin)

Dana Polan (Tisch School of the Arts, New York University)

Phil Powrie (University of Surrey)

Maria Pramaggiore (Maynooth University)

Stephanie Rains (Maynooth University)

John David Rhodes (University of Cambridge)

Saige Walton (University of South Australia)

Michael Witt (Roehampton University)