Wasteland is a landscape of film and visual culture with a focus on film analysis. We explore films with cultural significance, paying close attention to the tensions between their aesthetics and their subject matter from a variety of critical perspectives.
While our interests are broad and ever-shifting, we tend to gravitate towards extreme aesthetics, themes of sexuality and embodiment, and women-led narratives.
Our monthly newsletter, which began in April 2020, is a carefully selected compilation of films which, in relation to each other and a broader theme, are what we view as essential. Released on the first Sunday of each month.
Our longer essays, some of which date back to 2018, constitute the origins of Wasteland as a space to explore cinema as an extra-curricular to our degrees. They are considered, researched pieces which assess films aesthetically and thematically.
Since its inception in 2018, Wasteland has evolved into a collaborative and sustained vision of what film means to us as a team.
In its entirety and simplification, Wasteland is a paean to the art of film and visual culture.
We welcome pitches for essays. If you have an idea for an essay that is aligned with our interests and missing from our website, we'd love to hear from you. Pitch us your idea along with some samples of your writing. If accepted, essays must have a minimum word count of 700 words and must not be published elsewhere. We also commission artists of all mediums to produce art for our newsletters. If you would like to contribute artwork, get in touch with samples of your art. As we are a small non-profit journal, we cannot currently offer payment to any contributors. This is something we hope to change as we grow.
pitches and editorial enquiries: