• Mise-en-scène: The Journal of Film & Visual Narration
    Vol 7 No 1 (2022)

    MSJ Issue 7.1 (Spring 2022): Pride

    Issue 7.1 is a reflection on LGBTQIA2S+ resistance, resilience, and representation. It spotlights LGBTQIA2S+ Otherness and queer spaces in films ranging from Todd Haynes’s Carol (2015) and Ari Aster’s Midsommar (2015) to Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Lobster (2015) and Gregg Araki’s Nowhere (1997). Coinciding with annual Pride celebrations—June being Pride Month in Canada and elsewhere internationally—Issue 7.1 invites you to invest in LGBTQIA2S+ and queer adjacent narratives captured in the frame.

  • Mise-en-scène: The Journal of Film & Visual Narration
    Vol 6 No 1 (2021)
    MSJ 6.1 (Spring 2021): In Transition
      A transnational dossier, Issue 6.1 features scholarly articles on Mariana Rondón's Pelo malo/Bad Hair, Rakhshan Bani-Etemad and Mohsen Abdolvahab’s Gilaneh, and Luca Guadagnino's Call Me By Your Name; an interview with director Pedro Costa on his Academy Award nominated film, Vitalina Varela; a film festival report on KDocsFF Presents My Name Was January; and a film review of Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed's My Octopus Teacher.


  • Mise-en-scène: The Journal of Film & Visual Narration
    Vol 7 No 2 (2022)

    MSJ Issue 7.2 (Winter 2022): Horror

    Issue 7.2 is a special themed edition guest edited by Dr. Michael Howarth from Missouri Southern State University. Focusing on the horror genre, it showcases the impact of the genre on popular culture and its transmedial expressions. Amongst 7.2’s diverse pieces is a fortieth anniversary retrospective of John Carpenter’s The Thing; an interview with Bram Stoker’s great-grandnephew, Dacre Stoker; and an exploration of domestic abuse between Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining and Bryan Bertino’s The Dark and the Wicked. Another highlight of the issue is a review of the 2022 Vancouver Horror Show Festival by KPU's resident zombie specialist Dr. Kelly Doyle, who returned as a judge and featured speaker on the VHS Talks “The Female Gaze” panel.

  • Anita from Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story" (2021) dances in the street to "America" Mise-en-scène: The Journal of Film & Visual Narration
    Vol 6 No 2 (2021)

    MSJ Issue 6.2 (Winter 2021): Narratives in Motion

    Issue 6.2 features scholarly articles on movement in the films of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne; mise-en-scène featurettes on confinement in Kenneth Branagh's Murder on the Orient Express, colour theory and kinetics in Damien Chazelle's La La Land, and the dynamics of the musical remake exemplified by Steven Spielberg's West Side Story; and a special visual essay by KPU English major Lauryn Beck capturing the horror of residential schools in Stephen Campanelli's Indian Horse.

  • Mise-en-scène: The Journal of Film & Visual Narration
    Vol 8 No 1 (2023)

    MSJ Issue 8.1 (Spring 2023): Crime Film