Moving Image

Legenda book series

Moving Image publishes cutting-edge work on European film and other screen media. Studies of European-language cinema, TV and video art from other continents, and diasporic and intercultural works (with some relation to Europe or its languages) are encompassed. This focus on European-language areas allows books in the series to place particular emphasis on: new modes of theoretical attention to arthouse, auteur and avant-garde cinema; the mutual influence between literature and cinema; the relation of screen media to the museum, to new modes and sites of display; the relation of screen media to the visual and plastic arts; the function and potential of screen media in reflection on European and postcolonial histories; the engagement of screen media with contemporary European and postcolonial politics. The series seeks to engage a diversity of theoretical, historical, and interdisciplinary approaches to the moving image, and invites in particular work from researchers working in areas of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies as well as in Cinema and Media Studies. Strong writing and close readings are hallmarks of our books.

Proposals. As the series moves forward we have particular interest in commissioning projects which relate to aspects of cinema, TV or video art of post-economic crisis Europe; of the so-called New Europe; of areas of Latin America; in amateur and autobiographical contexts; in relation to sculpture and installation art; in relation to the politics of the environment; as experimental pornography; in relation to torture and other extreme experience; in relation to activism; in relation to belief. Collected volumes as well as individual monographs are encouraged. Proposals consisting of short CV(s), an outline of the book project and a writing sample, should be sent directly to the Series Editor.

Review copies. Journals wishing to review books in this series should please contact to request copies.

Subvention. Authors in this series are not required to raise any subsidy or subvention, but are responsible in the usual way if any rights fees arise from illustrations or other copyright material included.

History. Moving Image was set up in 2012 by Emma Wilson, by then a Professor of French at the University of Cambridge, who had published her own first book (on Kieslowski) with Legenda in 2000.

Editorial Committee

  • General Editor: Professor Emma Wilson (Corpus Christi College, Cambridge)
  • Professor Erica Carter (King's College London)
  • Professor Robert Gordon (Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge)
  • Professor Jo Labanyi (New York University)
  • Nikolaj Lubecker (St John's College, Oxford)