About Framework

Framework: the Journal of Cinema and Media is a peer-reviewed, international journal published bi-annually by Wayne State University Press.

It offers radical approaches to the complexities of today’s film and media, with special interests in:




Framework has no single ideology but rather seeks to publish work from original thinkers in the forefront of new cultural and political perspectives, and follows all aspects of film and media, in any genre or type.

Framework welcomes contributions from writers, scholars, critics, and practitioners from around the world, and invites the submission of articles, interviews, reviews, dossiers, art projects and think pieces.

This website podcasts live interviews and panel discussions, and carries select reviews of books, films, festivals, and conferences, as well as information about the journal and the Editorial and Advisory Boards. For access to complete print content, please use Proquest, Project Muse, Gale, or Ebsco. If accessed using a campus internet connection, subscription to these services should not be required.

All material on this website is © Framework unless otherwise stated. Images are reproduced by permission.


The journal’s focus will be on prejudice, politics and feminism, but every issue will include other topics.


The journal often carries special dossiers of interviews and essays. The topics vary. See the Archive section for a list of past Framework contents. Proposals for guest-edited dossiers are welcome.


A selection of recent audio interviews can be found here. A monthly podcast is forthcoming.

Some interviews are printed in Framework. Proposals for interviews are welcome.


Reviews of books, films, film festivals, and academic conferences.


‘Once again, Framework is a journal that all media scholars need to read. On-target and leading the field.’

Janet Staiger,Professor of Communication, University of Texas, Austin

Framework has been published for so long and every issue is exciting. I can hardly wait for it to come out.’

Jane Gaines, Professor of Film, Columbia University

‘I love Framework!’

Bette Gordon, Director: Variety (1984), Handsome Harry (2009);
Professor, School of Arts, Columbia University