From the 1980s, with what is known as the “feminist conscience turn”, the essentialist ways to define female subjectivity entered a crisis, and so did the monolithic conception of feminine desire as an unchangeable entity. An open conception of the desiring female subject as a locus for a set of multiple, complex and potentially contradictory experiences began to be upheld. In this new paradigm, the oeuvre of Teresa de Lauretis, Judith Butler or, in another direction, Rosi Braidotti, have offered new philosophical roads to talk about subjects and their desires. Film theory has not been foreign to this metamorphosis, and it has generated works of reference from authors such as Tania Modleski, Jackie Stacey, Gaylyn Studlar or Linda Williams. This Call For Papers invites authors to present texts that, following these new directions, help to rethink the representation of feminine desires in film, both from a historical perspective as well as attending to the vitality of contemporary creation. The journal will take into account the articles that propose an in-depth study of the different theoretical and methodological basis related to this study field, and those that analyze, from a comparative perspective, gestures, gazes and images that are selected as analytical subjects for advancing research on the audiovisual representation of feminine desires in films. It is suggested, in the case studies, that authors begin their articles with a comparison between two images or sequences from different films as a starting point, before expanding upon their research.



Languages: Comparative Cinema edits all its articles in English, but also admits originals to be evaluated and published in Catalan or Spanish, and is open to accept articles in other languages, prior consult through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . If an article is accepted, its authors must assume the costs of translating it to English.

Length of the articles: from 5.000 to 6.000 words, including footnotes. The texts (in Word) and the accompanying images must be sent through the OJS platform of RACO.

Submission dates: from October 15th to December 15th, 2019. EXTENSION: The deadline for submissions has been extended until January 30th, 2020.

* From October 15th onwards, Comparative Cinema will start receiving texts for a new miscellaneous section, in which the journal will include articles that have no thematic bond to the proposed monographic issues. From this date on, the reception of these submissions will be carried out continuously throughout the year, but the articles will be published in subsequent issues of the journal, prior coordination with the editors.


Deadline for submissions: [EXTENDED] January 30th, 2020.

More information HERE.