Sercia StatementFounded in 1993 in France, SERCIA (Société pour l'Enseignement et la Recherche du CInéma Anglophone) is a European academic society that promotes the study and teaching of cinema produced in English-speaking countries, as well as the growing number of English-language films produced elsewhere in the world. Equal attention is paid to mainstream, independent and experimental cinema, television and other audiovisual forms. We also encourage pluridisciplinarity and interdisciplinarity and welcome scholars working in aesthetics, cultural studies, film history, gender studies, musicology, reception studies and other related fields. We aim to create an atmosphere that is at once friendly and scholarly, and are always happy to welcome new members, whether confirmed academics, PhD candidates or independent scholars. For more information about membership, click here.

A themed conference is organized every September and is followed by the publication of a collected volume and/or peer-reviewed journal issue. Recent conferences have been held in Arras, Bologna, Brest, Paris, Växjö and Zaragoza, and we have worked with such publishers as Bloomsbury, Corlet, McFarland, Mimesis International, Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux, Presses Universitaires-François Rabelais and Routledge. Click on “Cosmopolitan Aspirations” for information about the 2021 SERCIA conference that was held in Zaragoza, Spain. The 2022 conference on “Corruption in/of Cinema” will be held in Clermont-Ferrand, France. For more information about the 2022 conference, click here.

SERCIA also has a peer-reviewed e-journal called Film Journal, which welcomes submissions by non-SERCIA members as well. Issues 7-8, “Crossing Borders,” edited by Julia Echeverría and Isabelle Schmitt-Pitiot, is out!