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This quarterly feature lists recent books published in media studies, as well as articles on film and TV published in non-media journals. Contributions are welcome - please send them to Eric Freedman at
Professional Notes Editors: Chris Robé and Stephen Charbonneau

Notes from the most current issue are listed below. Past issues of Professional Notes are located here.

Cinema Journal

Professional Notes 55.1

Edited by Chris Robé, with Stephen Charbonneau


Berg, Charles Ramirez. The Classical Mexican Cinema: The Poetics of the Exceptional Golden Age Films. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2015.

Blankenship, Janelle and Tobias Nagl, eds. European Visions: Small Cinemas in Transition. Germany: Transcript-Verlag, 2015.

Brereton, Pat. Environmental Ethics and Film. New York: Routledge, 2015.

Brown, Tom. Spectacle in "Classical" Cinemas: Musicality and Historicity in the 1930s. New York: Routledge, 2015.

Chávez, Christopher. Reinventing the Latino Television Viewer: Language, Ideology, and Practice. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.

Curtiz, Scott. The Shape of Spectatorship: Art, Science, and Early Cinema in Germany. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015.

Field, Allyson, Jan-Christopher Horak, and Jacqueline Najuma Stewart, eds. L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 2015.

Funnell, Lisa, ed. For His Eyes Only: The Women of James Bond. London: Wallflower Press, 2015.

Groo, Katherine, and Paul Flaig, eds. New Silent Cinema. New York: Routledge, 2015 .

Jacobson, Brian R. Studios Before the System: Architecture, Technology, and the Emergence of Cinematic Space. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015.

Johnson, Derek, Derek Kompare, and Avi Santo, eds. Making Media Work: Cultures of Management in the Entertainment Industries. New York: New York University Press, 2015.

Joshi, Priya, and Rajinder Dudrah, eds. The 1970s and its Legacies in India's Cinemas. New York: Routledge, 2015.

King, Homay. Virtual Memory. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2015.

Kouvaros, George. Awakening the Eye: Robert Frank's American Cinema. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015.

Levy, Emanuel. Gay Directors, Gay Films?: Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015.

Marcus, Daniel and Selmin Kara, eds. Contemporary Documentary. New York: Routledge, 2015.

Meyer, Birgit. Sensational Movies: Video, Vision, and Christianity in Ghana. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2015 .

Reich, Jacqueline. The Maciste Films of Italian Silent Cinema. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2015.

Sammond, Nicholas. Birth of an Industry. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2015.

Stam, Robert with Richard Porton and Leo Goldsmith. Keywords in Subversive Film/Media Aesthetics. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015.

Watson, Elwood, Jennifer Mitchell, and Marc Edward Shaw, eds. HBO's Girls and the Awkward Politics of Gender, Race, and Privilege. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.

Wen, Huike. Television and the Modernization Ideal in 1980s China. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.

Williamson, Colin. Hidden in Plain Sight: An Archaeology of Magic and the Cinema. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2015.


Articles on Film and TV in Non-media Journals (compiled by Stephen Charbonneau)

Ardoin, Paul. “Beckett’s Film ‘Which Could Only Have Been Played by Buster Keaton,’” Angelaki 20, no. 4 (2015): 5-21. 

Azoulay, Ariella. “Arendt’s Guidelines for a Fictionalized Cinematic Portrait,” differences 26, no. 2 (2015): 121-131. 

Bakshi, Madhupa and Soumya Sarkar. “Crazy Kiya Re: Explaining the Consumption and Popularity of Hindi Film Songs,” South Asian Popular Culture 13, no. 2 (2015): 141-153. 

Bell, Desmond and Fearghal McGarry. “Truth at 24 Frames a Second? A Working Dialogue between a Filmmaker and a Historical Consultant about the Making of The Enigma of Frank Ryan,” Rethinking History: The Journal of Theory and Practice 19, no. 4 (2015): 621-639. 

Bhullar, Dilpreet. “In-Between Spaces: Resettling Reminiscences of 1947 Partition of Indian Subcontinent through Five Rivers: A Portrait of Partition,” South Asian Popular Culture 13, no. 2 (2015): 175-182. 

Bradley Goltz, Dustin. “Ironic Performativity: Amy Schumer’s Big (White) Balls,” Text and Performance Quarterly 35, no. 4 (2015): 266-285. 

Buchanan, Sarah B. “When Image Meets Magic: Learning to See in Raymond Rajaonarivelo’s Quand les étoiles rencontrent la mer,” Research in African Literatures 46, no. 3 (Fall 2015): 190-213. 

Charlesworth, Amy. “Re-Visiting Feminist ‘Documentary’ Aesthetics under Globalised Capital,” Third Text 29, no. 1-2 (2015): 88-103. 

Cuéllar Ledesma, Diana. “Mexico on the Skin: Race, Gender and the Performative Body in the Film, Leap Year,” Third Text 29, no. 1-2 (2015): 104-119. 

Duong, Lan. “Close Up: The Female Gaze and Ethnic Difference in Two Vietnamese Women’s Films,” Journal of Southeast Asian Studies 46, no. 3 (October 2015): 444-462. 

Gill-Peterson, Julian, “Sexting Girls: Technological Sovereignty and the Digital,” Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory 25, no. 2 (2015): 143-156. 

Gratch, Ariel and Nathan Crick. “The Storyteller, Novelist, and Charlatan: Forms of Performance in the Age of Digital Reproduction,” Text and Performance Quarterly 35, no. 4 (2015): 305-322.

Gupta, Sukanya. “Kahaani, Gulaab Gang and Queen: Remaking the Queens of Bollywood,” South Asian Popular Culture 13, no. 2 (2015): 107-123. 

Hall, Kimberly Ann. “The Authenticity of Social-Media Performance: lonelygirl15 and the Amateur Brand of Young-Girlhood,” Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory 25, no. 2 (2015): 128-142. 

Kokoli, Alexandra M. and Aaron Winter. “What a Girl’s Gotta Do: The Labor of the Biopolitical Celebrity in Austerity Britain,” Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory 25, no. 2 (2015): 157-174. 

Kouvaros, George. “As If It Were for the Last Time: Wim Wenders – Film and Photography,” New German Critique 42, no. 2 125 (2015): 81-95. 

Lamm, Kimberly. “Texting Girls: Images, Sounds, and Words in Neoliberal Cultures of Femininity,” Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory 25, no. 2 (2015): 111-127. 

Leonard, Dickens. “Spectacle Spaces: Production of Caste in Recent Tamil Films,” South Asian Popular Culture 13, no. 2 (2015): 155-173. 

Martin, Michael T. and Marissa Moorman. “The Civilising Mission of Globalisation - Technology, African Cinematic Practice and Overcoming Neocolonialism: A Conversation with Filmmaker Jean-Marie Teno,” Third Text 29, no. 1-2 (2015): 61-74. 

Meiri, Sandra. “Visual Responses: Women’s Experience of Sexual Violence as Represented in Israeli Holocaust-related Cinema,” European Journal of Women’s Studies 22, no. 4 (November 2015): 443-456. 

Mueller, Juergen E. “Intermediality in the Age of Global Media Networks – Including Eleven Theses on its Provocative Power for the Concepts of ‘Convergence,’ ‘Transmedia Storytelling,’ and ‘Actor Network Theory,’” SubStance 44, no. 3 (2015): 19-52.  

Ramos-Martínez, Manuel. “The Oxidation of the Documentary: The Politics of Rust in Wang Bing’s Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks,” Third Text 29, no. 1-2 (2015): 1-13. 

Rugo, Daniele. “The Patience of Film: Cavell, Nancy and a Thought for the World,” Angelaki 20, no. 4 (2015): 23-35. 

Sanogo, Aboubakar. “The Indocile Image: Cinema and History in Med Hondo’s Soleil O and Les Bicots-Nègres, Vos Voisins,” Rethinking History: The Journal of Theory and Practice 19, no. 4 (2015): 548-568. 

Singh, Pawan. “Staging Sexuality through the Familial, the Performative and the Activist: Bollywood’s Queer Repertoire in the Twenty-First Century,” South Asian Popular Culture 13, no. 2 (2015): 125-139.

Spence, Louise and Nilgün Özten, “The Way It Was? Fashioning History in Diary Film – I was 12 in `56,” Rethinking History: The Journal of Theory and Practice 19, no. 4 (2015): 668-684. 

Telotte, J.P. “Animation, Modernism, and the Science Fiction Imagination,” Science Fiction Studies 42, no. 3 (November 2015): 417-432. 

Villeneuve, Johanne and Will Bishop. “The TV-Box: Reconsidering a Lost Television Set, Santa Claus and the Ants,” SubStance 44, no. 3 (2015): 73-97. 

Yang, Kyung-Hwa. “Voice, Authenticity and Ethical Challenges: The Participatory Dissemination of Youth-Generated Visual Data over Social Media,” Visual Studies 30, no. 3 (2015): 309-318. 

Zulueta, Ricardo E. “Gender Flux: Transatlantic Influence on Fashioning the Cross-dresser in American Silent Cinema,” Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body, and Culture 19, no. 3 (2015): 363-395.   


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