Our proposal stems from the idea of creating an instrument for the circulation and comparison of research as well as methodologies and wok programs on an international basis. The science community is more and more acquiring an international dimension, but apart from that the occasions for meeting and for joint planning are still rather scant. In Universities, archives and other centres the work of younger scholars is generally suffering from serious isolation: this journal is aiming at offering its contribution in solving also these problems.

Cinéma&Cie is naturally open to any external contribution. We do not envisage any rigid schemes, program lines in the way of Citizen Kane or “Dogma 95”, but believe however, that there is a reference and guidance framework as background for the journal’s work and orientation thus marking its peculiarity and its place in cinema studies. The following are some of the points we have focused on:

  • A study of early cinema and in more general terms of silent cinema but, above all, the study of the relationship between early cinema, silent cinema and today’s cinema. We are convinced that silent cinema can also be a reference point for contemporary cinema and that the theory of silent cinema can be an important terms of comparison with the theory of today’s cinema.
  • Linkage between the historical/philological and theoretical approach. Comparison between different methods in particular between cinema and other forms of art.
  • Attention to research on cinema as a form of communication, to the history of reception and to the theory of cinema as an institution. Attention to the history of technology.

The journal will be published twice a year and will be only partially monographic. Furthermore it will publish studies carried out or recommended by its partners (New Studies). It will be an instrument for the diffusion of joint scholars, above all for their PhD dissertation (Projects & Abstracts). English and French will be the journal’s main languages.

The title was stolen from Louis Delluc. Perhaps something more…


Senior Editors

Tim Bergfelder | University of Southampton
Gianni Canova | Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione IULM
Erica Carter | King’s College London
Francesco Casetti | Yale University
Philippe Dubois | Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3
Ruggero Eugeni | Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Vinzenz Hediger | Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Sandra Lischi | Università degli Studi di Pisa
Guglielmo Pescatore | Università di Bologna-Alma Mater Studiorum
Leonardo Quaresima | Università degli Studi di Udine
Valentina Re (coordinator) | Università degli Studi Link Campus University


Simone Dotto | Università degli Studi di Udine
Luisella Farinotti | Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione IULM
Barbara Grespi | Università degli Studi di Bergamo
Veronica Innocenti | Università di Bologna-Alma Mater Studiorum
Massimo Locatelli | Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Elena Marcheschi | Università di Pisa
Federico Zecca (coordinator) | Università degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro”

Editorial Staff

Giorgio Avezzù | Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Mireille Berton | Université de Lausanne
Alice Cati | Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Adriano D’Aloia | Università Telematica Internazionale UniNettuno
Francesco Di Chiara | Università degli Studi eCampus
Elena Gipponi | Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione IULM
Katja Hettich | Ruhr Universität Bochum
Dominic Holdaway | Università di Bologna-Alma Mater Studiorum
Alessandra Luciano | Centre National de l’Audiovisuel, Luxembourg
Giovanna Maina | Università degli Studi di Sassari
Simona Pezzano | Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione IULM
Ingrid Stigsdotter | Linnéuniversitetet Kalmar-Växjö
Diana Wade | Columbia University in the City of New York
Catherine Wheatley | King’s College London


Richard Abel | University of Michigan
François Albera | Université de Lausanne
Rick Altman | The University of Iowa
Jacques Aumont | Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3
András Bálint Kovács | Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem
Sandro Bernardi | Università degli Studi di Firenze
Nicole Brenez | Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Scott Curtis | Northwestern University
James Donald | University of New South Wales
Richard Dyer | King’s College London
Thomas Elsaesser | Universiteit van Amsterdam
Mariagrazia Fanchi | Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
André Gaudreault | Université de Montréal
Tom Gunning | The University of Chicago
Malte Hagener | Philipps-Universität Marburg
Erik Hedling | Lunds Universitet
Mette Hjort | Lingnan University
François Jost | Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3
Gertrud Koch | Freie Universität Berlin
Hiroshi Komatsu | Waseda University
Michèle Lagny | Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3
Gloria Lauri-Lucente | L-Università ta’ Malta
Denilson Lopes | Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro
Trond Lundemo | Stockholms Universitet
Adrian Martin | Monash University
Marc-Emmanuel Mélon | Université de Liège
Laikwan Pang | The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Lisa Parks | The University of California, Santa Barbara
Francesco Pitassio | Università degli Studi di Udine
Vicente Sánchez-Biosca | Universitat de València
Bhaskar Sarkar | The University of California, Santa Barbara
Irmbert Schenk | Universität Bremen
Petr Szczepanik | Masarykova Univerzita
Maria Tortajada | Université de Lausanne
Ravi Vasudevan | Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi
João Luiz Vieira | Universidade Federal Fluminense

Cinéma & Cie is promoted by

  • Dipartimento di Lettere, Lingue, Arti, Italianistica e Culture Comparate | Università degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro”
  • Dipartimento di Lettere, Filosofia, Comunicazione | Università degli Studi di Bergamo
  • Dipartimento delle Arti – Visive Performative Mediali | Università di Bologna-Alma Mater Studiorum
  • Dipartimento di Scienze della Comunicazione e dello Spettacolo | Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
  • Dipartimento di Arti e Media | Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione IULM
  • Università degli Studi Link Campus University
  • Dipartimento di Civiltà e Forme del Sapere | Università di Pisa
  • Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici e del Patrimonio Culturale | Università degli Studi di Udine
  • International PhD Program “Art History and Audiovisual Studies” | Università degli Studi di Udine / Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3