JRFM publishes peer-reviewed articles in English that focus on audio/visual media, feature films, documentaries, advertising, interactive internet-based media and other forms of communication and their interdependence with contemporary or historical forms of religion. It critically reflects on theories and methods, studies on inter-mediality, and phenomenological and comparative approaches to media and religion across different cultures and periods. The main focus lies on contemporary phenomena, but diachronic analysis of the interaction between film, media and religion are also promoted as an essential facet of study. The journal also focuses on the transmission of audio/visual media on the internet, which has significant impact on the reception processes of feature films, art and music in relation to religion.
JRFM is edited by a network of international film and media experts from different countries and with professional experience in research, teaching and publishing in an inter-disciplinary setting, linking perspectives from the study of religion and theology, film, media, visual and cultural studies, and sociology. It emerges from the cooperation between different institutions in Europe, particularly the University of Graz and the University of Zurich in cooperation with the Schüren publishing house in Marburg. It is an online, open-access publication with print-on-demand as an option. It appears twice a year in May and November and includes generally 4-6 articles.
Important: New: Objects for Review
|Under the "Objects for Review" link, media that are to be reviewed in JRFM can be requested.|
Call for Papers: JRFM 2017, 3/2
The fifth issue of JRFM will focus on Using Media in Religious Studies: Strategies of Representing Religion in Scholarly Approaches.
Please download the complete call HERE and submit your papers on www.jrfm.eu until February 28th, 2017.
Vol 2, No 1 (2016): "I Sing the body electric". Body, Voice, Technology and Religion
"I Sing the body electric"
Body, Voice, Technology and Religion