Guidelines: Projections

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Published Examples: “Do You Believe in Fairies? Cabbages, Victorian Memes, and the Birth of Cinema: Seeing Sapphic Sexuality in the Silent Era” and  “Alice and the Too Many Mattresses

Projections Specifications

We encourage all sorts of approaches and formats for this experimental, multimedia section. Lengths and formats will be discussed ahead of time with the editorial team. Below are a few general things to keep in mind:

Tone: In your writing, please try to avoid the authoritative tone of traditional historical writing. We encourage self-reflexivity and direct engagement with your sources, media, and topic in a web-friendly and accessible manner. Overall, the goal of the Projections section is to present creative and digital-friendly approaches to silent film scholarship and feminist historiography, and we urge contributors to think critically about their sources and data, pose questions, and spark discussion.

Format: Lengths are flexible and depend on format and topic. Please submit any text component as a paginated Microsoft Word document using 12-point font. Images should be submitted as high resolution jpegs (300-600 dpi).

Miscellanea: Italicize all book and film titles, as well as trade press and newspaper names; use quotations for article titles, plays, doctoral theses, and songs; follow American English usage (e.g., color, center, recognize), and translate all quotes in another language to English (names of books and films may stay untranslated); set quotations within double inverted commas, quotations within quotations in single inverted commas; and quotations more than six lines long should start on the next line and should be indented.

We encourage posts that utilize and highlight the following resources and tools: The AFI Catalogue, The Programming Historian, and Project Arclight (see also: The Arclight Guidebook to Media History and the Digital Humanities [downloadable PDF]).

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