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The Comparative Media Arts Journal

The Comparative Media Arts Journal (CMA Journal) is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal of lively inquiry into visual culture, cinema studies, performance studies, and new media arts encouraging intermedial and comparative approaches geared towards publishing the work of early-career scholars and artists. Published twice yearly, each issue is focused by an aesthetic theme. Current graduate students, postdoctoral students, recent graduates and early-career (1-10 years of established practice) professors, independent scholars, and artists are invited to submit work for publication to CMA Journal. We welcome submissions of scholarly research and essays, exhibition and book reviews, experimental and creative writing, documentation of artworks in progress, documentation of completed projects, and case studies. Please see our current calls for papers and projects for details on how to submit.

Call for reviews

The CMA Journal is pleased to invite individuals to submit to an ongoing call for reviews. Supplementary to CMA’s semi-annual themed issues, the review series is a continuous academic platform that asks scholars, artists, curators, writers, and post-secondary students of all levels to engage in critical contemplation and reviews of exhibitions, art events, and publications.

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Call for Papers / Works

Issue Twelve: Thresholds

What kind of threshold are you standing on?  

Is it a threshold between grief and healing? Between apocalypse and revolution? Between the nostalgia for lost futures and the exasperation of staying afloat in the present? This state of passage yet anticipation feels at once accelerated yet immobilizing – a liminality sculpted by systems that appear beyond our control.

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