About Synoptique

4. circle Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies is a bilingual, double-blind peer-reviewed, open access journal, which is published twice annually. Synoptique is housed in the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, at Concordia University (Montréal), and edited by Doctoral students in the School’s Film and Moving Image Studies Program. The Journal publishes original scholarship, as well as non-peer review festival, exhibition, and book reviews, from graduate students, post-grads, and emerging scholars across Canada and the world.

Each issue of Synoptique is structured around a different theme dedicated to the study of moving images, with an emphasis upon interdisciplinary, transnational, and emerging theoretical approaches to film practices and cultures. Past issues have addressed a variety of themes, including film history, visual cultures, feminist and queer media practice, circulatory networks, aesthetics, national and transnational cinemas, media technologies, politics of representation, and film theory. Synoptique is proud to publish scholarship in both French and English.

HUMOROUS > DISRUPTIONS Colloquium is organized in collaboration with Synoptique and the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. The colloquium emerged out of a forthcoming issue of Synoptique dedicated to theorizing humour as a technology and strategy of disruption in feminist media practices. The journal CFP for Vol. 5, no. 1 is available here. Synoptique will continue to accept submissions for this issue until Dec. 31st, 2015.

For more information about Synoptique, please visit the Journal’s website: www.synoptique.ca

Contacting Synoptique

For more information about Synoptique or questions about upcoming issues, please direct inquiries to the Editorial Board at: editor.synoptique@gmail.com