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[Commlist] Call for Abstracts. World Cinema International Conference

Thu Mar 25 19:59:56 GMT 2021

Call for Abstracts. I World Cinema International Conference (WoCiCo 2021)

I World Cinema International Conference (WoCiCo 2021) (Topic of this edition: Indian Cinema)
15-16 June 2021, Online

Link to Conference website: <>

The WoCiCo 2021 invites to seed abstracts on research on Indian Cinema (Bollywood or other Indian film industries).  It is an excellent platform for researchers, teachers, professionals, as well as Doctoral and Master Degree students to present, share, discuss and publish their research work.

Languages: Spanish and English.

Submit proposals: until April, 26th, 2021. <>

The I World Cinema International Conference will be held on 15 and 16 June 2021, at University Complutense of Madrid (Spain), one of the most prestigious universities in Spain and the Hispanic world. It is organized by the research group GECA (Gender, Aesthetics, and Audiovisual Culture).

The main goal of this conference is to be an international space to academic discussions on cinemas from different parts of the world, as well as on similar narratives forms as television series.

This conference is directed to researchers, professors, professionals, and PhD and Master Degree students who are interested in communicate and share their contribution to the study of cinema.

It is opened to any research approaches, qualitative or quantitative; focused on content or form; or those that address methodological questions.

This edition is dedicated to the Cinema of India, one of the most relevant film industries in the world. Even if Bollywood is its most recognizable industry, there are many others in different languages and regions, with significant quality and economic impact. Topics related to other cinemas will be considered for a miscellaneous panel.


Deadline to submit abstract proposals: 26 April 2021

Submit proposals: <>

Each proposal must include:


  * Abstract (200-250 words)
  * Keywords (at least, 3 keywords)
  * Proposals must be related to the topic of this edition: Indian
    cinema. And may be sent in English or Spanish.

Public notification of results: 3 May 2021

Once accepted by the scientific committee of the Conference, to finish the registration process, authors must make a payment of 30 euros.

Payment is made by author, not by communication.

Presentations will not be published until the payment has been made by all the authors who sign the communication.


All communications will be presented online, with the videoconference tools provided by University Complutense of Madrid. Duration of presentations: 15 minutes.


Presenters can publish their communication as a chapter of a digital book published by Fragua (SPI (Scholarly Publishers Indicators) 2018 Communication: <> ). The final text will be peer reviewed before publication.

Presenters which communications address methodological questions related to Indian Cinema, may publish the presentation in the journal Communication & Methods  (Latindex, Dialnet, WorldCat) ( <> ), after being reviewed by the journal reviewers.

Key dates

  * Deadline for abstract proposals: 26 April 2021
  * Submit proposal:
  * Public notification of abstract acceptance: 3 May 2021
  * Deadline for registration and payment as presenter: 14 May 2021
  * Deadline for registration and payment as attendant: 21 May 2021
  * Conference: 15-16 June 2021

Organisers and Contact

This International Conference is organized by the Research Group GECA (Gender, Aesthetics, and Audiovisual Culture)., with the collaboration of the department of Applied Communication Sciences, at University Complutense of Madrid (Spain).

All queries can be addressed to the president and coordinator of WoCiCo 2021, Dr. Jaime Lopez-Diez. E-mail: (jailop05 /at/ <mailto:(jailop05 /at/>

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