CFP: Global Storytelling: Journal of Digital and Moving Image Issue 1.2: Open Issue

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Call for Papers
September 5, 2020 to December 1, 2020
Subject Fields: 
Communication, Political Science, Sociology, Cultural History / Studies, Digital Humanities

Global Storytelling: Journal of Digital and Moving Image is a biannual peer-reviewed academic journal run by the Centre for Film and Moving Image Research (FMIR) in the Academy of Film at Hong Kong Baptist University and published by the University of Michigan Press. Global Storytelling brings scholarly engagement in film and media studies back to the fundamentals of storytelling by publishing essays, short commentaries, and reviews about the stories people tell, how people tell and receive stories, and the ways that storytelling practices around the world shape human experience. Responding to the accelerating digital globalization of our contemporary era, Global Storytelling critically examines the evolving methods and ongoing global events that both convey and contextualize moving image storytelling today, yesterday, and tomorrow. 

This open issue of Global Storytelling invites articles, editorials, and book reviews from film, media, communication, cultural and gender studies scholars; historians, political scientists, and sociologists; critics and curators; and policymakers and public intellectuals that engage with the affect (emotional engagement) and effect (social impact) of audiovisual storytelling. We cover a range of storytelling modes, genres, platforms, and industries — from narrative films to documentaries; TV dramas to vlogging; the multiplex to Netflix; social media influencing to esports casting; and Hong Kong to Hollywood, Bollywood, and Nollywood — with the aim of bridging the gap between academia and the wider world and deepening our understanding of how storytelling shapes our identities and perceptions.

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions must be delivered by email to the editors of Global Storytelling: Journal of Digital and Moving Image at:
  • Global Storytelling will only consider essays between 6,000-10,000 words long, including notes and captions.
  • To facilitate the double-blind peer review process, the essay manuscript must be sent by email attachment as a Microsoft Word .doc/.docx file with all author information removed.
  • Submissions must include a separate title page with author name(s), affiliation(s), abstract of approximately 250 words, 6 keywords or terms, word count, acknowledgements, biography of less than 80 words, and email address for correspondence.
  • Submissions should follow the latest notes and bibliography guidelines of The Chicago Manual of Style. All bibliographic information should be in endnotes, and submissions should not include an additional bibliography. For further information, see:
  • Submissions that meet requirements will be sent to at least two separate experts for double-blind peer review.
  • Global Storytelling does not accept simultaneous submissions.

For further information, including complete submission guidelines, editorial board, and additional calls for conference papers and themed issues, please see the journal homepage:

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