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Sponsored by Film Studies in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at UNC-Chapel Hill, Aspect is a student-led journal for criticism of film, television, video games and other screen-based media. We publish an annual volume of scholarly essays, and we continually add content throughout the year that includes reviews, coverage of local festivals and events, top ten lists and more. Articles are authored by current and former students. If you are interested in becoming a contributor, please see our submission guidelines here.

Aspect is committed to amplifying diverse approaches to and perspectives on the past, present, and future of audiovisual media. We aim to serve as a meeting spot for critical and more casual conversations about topics such as: political representations; the fate of “film” in a digital world; the social and aesthetic importance of movie theaters; the visibility of global traditions that aren’t sufficiently highlighted by Oscar nominations; the cross-pollination of international film styles; and the continued development of popular genres from comedy to horror.