Moving Image Review and Art Journal (MIRAJ) is the only peer reviewed academic journal devoted to the study of the moving image as a cultural form. MIRAJ offers a widely distributed international forum for debates surrounding all aspects of artists’ moving image and media artworks.

Part of the publisher Intellect’s stable of art and design journals, MIRAJ was founded by Professor Catherine Elwes in 2011, who remained its editor in chief until 2017. Under her editorship, the journal has grown to be one of the most respected academic sources for writing in the field, encompassing the scholarship of the eminent and established alongside fresh insights by emerging scholars. The journal continues at CREAM under the co-editorship of Michael MazièreLucy Reynolds, with Rachel Garfield of the School of Arts and Humanities, Royal College of Art, as Scholarly Editor, and Maria Walsh, of the CCW Graduate School, University of the Arts London, as Reviews Editor.

MIRAJ is published twice a year in print and as an e-journal. Contributions to the journal are encouraged by open submission and a call for papers, in response to a theme or reflecting the writer’s particular area of study. MIRAJ publishes the following types of writing: scholarly articles (5000–8000 words); opinion pieces, feature articles and interviews (3000-4000 words); review essays of books, individual works, exhibitions and events (3000-4000 words). Scholarly articles will be blind peer-reviewed and feature articles and review essays can be peer-reviewed on request. All writings should propose a central idea or thesis argued through a discussion of the work under review.


MIRAJ Volume 11 Issue 1 and 2

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MIRAJ Volume 11 Issue 1 considers a range of experiments in film and moving image whose components have been brought into relation with other art forms. The close alignment that these moving image artists have with still photography, painting, or sculpture, offer productive ways of thinking about film representation, providing the means of dismantling – or perhaps repurposing – the homogenising technologies of cinematic representation and its apparatus. Issue 2 brings together writing and conversations on contemporary and historic artists who find timely resonances both of a political and ecological nature in archival re-readings and retrievals.

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A call for papers for MIRAJ Volume 13 Issue 1 will launch shortly.


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