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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 54.4

Edited by Chris Robé, with Stephen Charbonneau


Beach, Christopher. A Hidden History of Film Style: Cinematographers, Directors, and the Collaborative Process. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2015.

Constable, Catherine. Postmodernism and Film: Rethinking Hollywood's Aesthestics. New York: Wallflower Press, 2015.

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

Field, Allyson Nadia. Uplift Cinema: The Emergence of African American Film and the Possibility of Black Modernity. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2015.

Landsberg, Alison. Engaging the Past: Mass Culture and the Production of Historical Knowledge. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015.

Rastegar, Kamran. Surviving Images: Cinema, War, and Cultural Memory in the Middle East. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Sammond, Nicholas. Birth of an Industry: Blackface Minstrelsy and the Rise of American Animation. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2015. 

Smith, Jacob. Eco-Sonic Media. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2015.

Spracklen, Karl. Digital Leisure, the Internet and Popular Culture: Communities and Identities in a Digital Age. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Stamp, Shelly. Lois Weber in Early Hollywood. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2015.

Wald, Gayle. It′s Been Beautiful: Soul! and Black Power Television. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2015.


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

Abrams, Nathan. “A Jewish American Monster: Stanley Kubrick, Anti-Semitism and Lolita (1962),” Journal of American Studies 49, no. 3 (August 2015): 541-556. 


Barreneche, Carlos and Rowan Wilken. “Platform Specificity and the Politics of Location Data Extraction,” European Journal of Cultural Studies 18 (Aug-Oct 2015): 497-513. 


Bassett, Caroline. “Plenty as a Response to Austerity? Big Data Expertise, Cultures and Communities,” European Journal of Cultural Studies 18 (Aug-Oct 2015): 548-563. 


Berton, Mireille. “The ‘Magism’ of Cinema and Imaginary Spiritism in France at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century,” Early Popular Visual Culture 13, no. 2 (2015): 113-133. 


Biddle, Jennifer L. “‘My Name is Danny’: Indigenous Animation as Hyper-Realism,” Angelaki 20, no. 3 (2015): 105-113. 


Christie, Ian. “The Visible and the Invisible: From ‘Tricks’ to ‘Effects’,” Early Popular Visual Culture 13, no. 2 (2015): 106-112. 


Crawford, Kate and Jessa Lingel, Tero Karppi. “Our Metrics, Ourselves: A Hundred Years of Self-Tracking from the Weight Scale to the Wrist Wearable Device,” European Journal of Cultural Studies 18 (Aug-Oct 2015): 479-496.  


Fawns, Tim and Sian Bayne, Jen Ross, Stuart Nicol, Ethel Quayle, Hamish Macleod, Karen Howie. “Socially Reconstructing History: The Social History Timestream Application,” Continuum 29, no. 4 (2015): 522-533. 


Gehl, Robert W. “Sharing, Knowledge Management and Big Data: A Partial Genealogy of the Data Scientist,” European Journal of Cultural Studies 18 (Aug-Oct 2015): 413-428. 


Gray, Bronwen and Alan Young, Tania Blomfield. “Altered Lives: Assessing the Effectiveness of Digital Storytelling as a Form of Communication Design,” Continuum 29, no. 4 (2015): 635-649.


Hagedoorn, Berber. “Towards a Participatory Memory: Multi-Platform Storytelling in Historical Television Documentary,” Continuum 29, no. 4 (2015): 579-592. 


Hennefeld, Maggie. “Miniature Women, Acrobatic Maids, and Self-Amputating Domestics: Comediennes of the Trick Film,” Early Popular Visual Culture 13, no. 2 (2015): 134-151. 


Holander, Stefan. “Faces like Landscapes: Postcolonial Documentary Autobiography in Northern Scandinavia,” Interventions 17, no. 4 (2015): 530-547. 


Jin, Dal Yong and Florence Chee, Seah Kim. “Transformative Mobile Game Culture: A Sociocultural Analysis of Korean Mobile Gaming in the Era of Smartphones,” International Journal of Cultural Studies 18 (July 2015): 413-429. 


Keeling, Kara and Jennifer DeClue, Yvonne Welbon, Jacqueline Stewart, Roya Rastegar. “Pariah and Black Independent Cinema Today: A Roundtable Discussion,” GLQ 21, no. 2-3 (2015): 423-439. 


Kerruish, Erika. “Angelica Mesiti’s Rapture (Silent Anthem): Hearing with Our Eyes,” Continuum 29, no. 4 (2015): 593-604. 


Lamarre, Thomas. “Living Between Infrastructures: Commuter Networks, Broadcast TV, and Mobile Phones,” boundary 2 42, no. 3 (2015): 157-170. 


Little, Janine. “Family Violence Happens to Everybody: Gender, Mental Health and Violence in Australian Media Representations of Filicide 2010-2014,” Continuum 29, no. 4 (2015): 605-616


Mackenzie, Adrian. “The Production of Prediction: What Does Machine Learning Want?” European Journal of Cultural Studies 18 (Aug-Oct 2015): 429-445. 


Marles, Janet E. “Simulating Memory: A Technique of Memory and Narrative in Interactive Digital Media,” Continuum 29, no. 4 (2015): 534-548. 


McFarland, James. “Philosophy of the Living Dead: At the Origin of the Zombie Image,” Cultural Critique 90 (Spring 2015): 22-63. 


McKelvey, Fenwick and Matthew Tiessen, Luke Simcoe.  “A Consensual Hallucination No More? The Internet as Simulation Machine,” European Journal of Cultural Studies 18 (Aug-Oct 2015): 577-594. 


McQuillan, Dan. “Algorithmic States of Exception,” European Journal of Cultural Studies 18 (Aug-Oct 2015): 564-576.


Morris, Jeremy Wade. “Curation by Code: Infomediaries and the Data Mining of Taste,” European Journal of Cultural Studies 18 (Aug-Oct 2015): 446-463. 


Myketiak, Chrystie. “The Co-Construction of Cybersex Narratives,” Discourse & Society 26 (July 2015): 464-479. 


Nyong’o, Tavia. “Little Monsters: Race, Sovereignty, and Queer Inhumanism in Beasts of the Southern Wild,” GLQ 21, no. 2-3 (2015): 249-272. 


Pippin, Robert. “Psychology Degree Zero? The Representation of Action in the Films of the Dardenne Brothers,” Critical Inquiry 41, no. 4 (Summer 2015): 757-785. 


Reading, Anna and Tanya Notley. “The Materiality of Globital Memory: Bringing the Cloud to Earth,” Continuum 29, no. 4 (2015): 511-521. 


Scott, Martin. “The Role of Celebrities in Mediating Distant Suffering,” International Journal of Cultural Studies 18 (July 2015): 449-466. 


Striphas, Ted. “Algorithmic Culture,” European Journal of Cultural Studies 18 (Aug-Oct 2015): 395-412. 


Sun, Wanning. “Slow Boat from China: Public Discourses behind the ‘Going Global’ Media Policy,” International Journal of Cultural Policy 21, no. 4 (2015): 400-418. 


Thornham, Helen. “Irreconcilability in the Digital: Gender, Technological Imaginings and Maternal Subjectivity,” Feminist Review 110 (2015): 1-17. 


Tomkinson, Sian and Tauel Harper. “The Position of Women in Video Game Culture: Perez and Day’s Twitter Incident,” Continuum 29, no. 4 (2015): 617-634. 


Trottier, Daniel. “Open Source Intelligence, Social Media and Law Enforcement: Visions, Constraints and Critiques,” European Journal of Cultural Studies 18 (Aug-Oct 2015): 530-547. 


Turnock, Julie. “Patient Research on the Slapstick Lots: From Trick Men to Special Effects Artists in Silent Hollywood,” Early Popular Visual Culture 13, no. 2 (2015): 152-173. 


Turow, Joseph and Lee McGuigan, Elena R. Maris. “Making Data Mining a Natural Part of Life: Physical Retailing, Customer Surveillance and the 21st Century,” European Journal of Cultural Studies 18 (Aug-Oct 2015): 464-478. 


Warner, Rick. “Filming a Miracle: Ordet, Silent Light, and the Spirit of Contemplative Cinema,” Critical Quarterly 57, no. 2 (July 2015): 46-71. 


Zaretsky, Eli. “From Psychoanalysis to Cybernetics: The Case of Her,” American Imago 72, no. 2 (Summer 2015): 197-210. 


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