Since 2003, the journal Intermédialités : histoire et théorie des arts, des lettres et des techniques / Intermediality: History and Theory of the Arts, Literature and Technologies has published, in French and English, articles grouped around a single verb/topic/issue, encompassing a variety of objects, mediums, and conceptual themes. The journal differs from other multidisciplinary journals in its theoretical and historical perspective, which allows it to reflect on the relationships that govern techniques and institutions, intellectual products and media forms, without limiting itself to the study of contemporary media or confining itself to a particular school. It covers a wide range of disciplines including media studies, film and literature, history of art, anthropology, sociology, and philosophy. As a showcase for “intermedial” artistic practices, the journal features a guest artist for each of its issues.
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The journal publishes two issues per year. Each issue is edited by a guest researcher or a member of the editorial board and encompasses a broad range of objects, topics and disciplines, fostering historical and geographical diversity.
The journal publishes primarily scientific articles which propose theoretical discussions on the concept of intermediality as well as case studies selected by virtue of their heuristic qualities. In addition to the scientific contributions, which are often attached to a theme, a “Research-Creation” section presents articles and works incorporating a creative process in the scientific research. Each issue also features the work of one or more guest artists, presented under the “Guest Artist” rubric. These original works inform both the issue’s specific theme and the journal’s overall orientation. Furthermore, Intermediality proposes a section entitled “Counterpoints,” conceived as an open space for debates by researchers and artists who are invited to submit a reaction to a recently featured text, artistic work or theme in the journal. “Counterpoints” also features radio segments, coproduced by the journals Intermediality and Circuit and available online on the web radio Globe Sonore.
Peer Review Policy
Every submission undergoes an anonymous double-blind peer-review process, during which the paper is evaluated by at least two independent researchers working in a relevant field as well as two members of Intermediality’s Editorial Board or International Committee.
The criteria of evaluation for scientific papers are as follows:
Pertinence and originality of the text (contribution to the field, originality and pertinence of the approach or perspective)
Methodology (conceptual framework, argumentation, structure, methodological coherence)
Research (quality of the documentation, awareness of the critical debates in the field)
Quality of language and style (stylistic coherence, syntax, overall structure)
In order to address the specificity of creation as a research process, Intermediality has established a separate protocol for the evaluation of research-creation submissions. Research-creation texts are first evaluated anonymously by independent experts, be they researchers or artists/creators, and next submitted for an evaluation by at least two members of the Editorial Board or members of the International Committee specializing in research-creation.
The criteria of evaluation for research-creation submissions are as follows:
Artistic/technical merit in the execution and/or documentation
Methodology (clarity of problematizing and consistency/relevance of the approach with regards to the key objectives pursued)
Connections drawn between research and creation
Pertinence and originality of the project
Please note that with regards to research-creation submissions, the anonymous peer-review process is guaranteed as far as the presentation of the work allows it.
It should be noted that the texts published by Intermediality are the sole responsibility of their authors. No submission material will be returned to the author. Submitting an article or other material to Intermediality implies the authors’ consent to their free publication and the transfer of the copyright. In accordance with international standards of online publication, the online platform Érudit offers a digital infrastructure policy that ensures the publication, referencing and preservation of data. Therefore, self-archiving is not allowed.
Intermediality respects and acknowledges intellectual property rights. All images and audiovisual material published in the journal is protected by copyright. The editors are thankful to the copyright holders who have granted permission for the reproduction of the above-mentioned materials. Nonetheless, it should be noted that in some cases the tracking down of copyright holders is not possible. If you, therefore, suspect a copyright violation, we invite you to contact us and submit a detailed report for evaluation.
Submission Guidelines for Articles
1. Along with their texts, authors should submit:
a) a synopsis of their article in both English and French (approximately 5 to 10 lines of text);
b) a biographical note (approximately 5 lines of text) that reflects the author’s professional status and a list of important publications.
2. Authors should:
a) indicate, on the first page of their manuscript: 1) the title of the essay; 2) their full name; 3) their institutional affiliation;
b) format their manuscript as follows: all pages should be typewritten or printed in 12- point Times font; the text should be fully justified and printed on the reverse side only; footnotes should be set in 10-point Times and single-spaced. All bibliographical references should be integrated in the footnotes, with care taken to include precise page numbers; superscript footnote numbers should appear in the text at the proper place (i.e., as soon as the reference in question is brought into the discussion);
c) limit their final manuscripts to a maximum of twenty pages (double-spaced) which corresponds to 6000 words or 40 000 signs (including spaces). You may exceed the word limit by 1,000 words at your discretion. If you foresee a substantially longer text, please contact us before you proceed;
d) provide, when pertinent, media files, i.e., still images, audio or video material in high quality (minimum resolution 300 dpi images and 480p for video). We remind you that Intermediality is an electronic publication and can, therefore, accommodate multimedia. If you are not using royalty-free or public-domain material, please make sure to obtain reproduction rights for your article from copyright holders. Upon request, we can provide you with an attestation letter or a sample document requesting reproduction rights (see the sectoin “Guides and Documents” on our website www.intermedialites.com);
e) send an electronic version of all materials text by e-mail, Dropbox or WeTransfer to the following address: email@example.com.
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Marion Froger, Université de Montréal
Eric Méchoulan, Université de Montréal (founder)
Johanne Lamoureux, Université de Montréal
Philippe Despoix, Université de Montréal
Anne Bénichou, Université du Québec à Montréal
Nathalie Casemajor, Université du Québec en Outaouais
James Cisneros, Université de Montréal
Michael Cowan, University of St. Andrews
Michael Darroch, University of Windsor
Lucie Desjardins, Université du Québec à Montréal
Mary Hunter, McGill University
Martha Langford, Concordia University
Will Straw, McGill University
Supervisor of the Web Radio Contrepoints Supplement
Philippe Despoix, Université de Montréal
(en collaboration avec Globe Sonore et Circuit, musiques contemporaines)
International Scientific Committee
Mieke Bal, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Marta Braun, Ryerson University
Laurent Guido, Université de Lausanne
Ute Holl, Universität Basel
Ségolène Le Men, Université Paris X Nanterre / ITEM (CNRS/ENS)
Georges Leroux, Université du Québec à Montréal
Philippe Marion, Université catholique de Louvain
Louise Merzeau, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
Walter Moser, Université d'Ottawa
Karl Sierek, Université Friedrich-Schiller d’Iéna
Peter Szendy, Université Paris X Nanterre / Cité de la musique
Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Stanford University
William Uricchio, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Editorial Secretaries and Diffusion Supervisors
Fannie Caron-Roy, Université de Montréal
Maude Trottier, Université de Montréal
Camille Bui, Université de Montréal