Call For Book Reviews

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Call for Papers
August 20, 2019 to September 2, 2019
Subject Fields: 
Film and Film History, Art, Art History & Visual Studies


Synoptique: An Online Journal in Film and Moving Image Studies is seeking Book Reviews submissions for its 9.1 Issue- Animating LGBTQ+ Representations: Queering the Production of Movement.

Synoptique is a peer-reviewed journal that brings together research in film and media studies, visual culture and creative practice. Our Book Reviews section features critical engagements with leading scholarship in the field and its interdisciplinary crossovers and welcomes publication reviews from established and emerging scholars. 

Reviews are typically in the 2000-word range. For sample reviews, please consult recent issues of the journal ( 

If you are interested in reviewing a book listed below for the journal, please send an email including:

1) the book’s title

2) your affiliation

3) a brief description of your suitability for reviewing the book 

4) a statement of impartiality and any potential conflicts of interest pertaining to the book you would like to review

Send your information to all the Issue’s guest editors by September 2nd, 2019: Jaqueline Ristola (, Edmond Ernest dit Alban ( and Kevin J. Cooley ( 


Books to Review

Lavin, Maud, Ling Yang, and Jing Jamie Zhao (2017). Boy’s Love, Cosplay, and Androgynous Idols: Queer Fan Cultures in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press

Levitt, Deborah (2018). The Animatic Apparatus: Animation, Vitality and the Futures of the Image. Arlesford: Zero Books.