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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 Chris Robé.
 
Professional Notes Editors: Chris Robé and Stephen Charbonneau

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Cinema Journal

Professional Notes 55.4


Edited by Chris Robé, with Stephen Charbonneau

 

Recent Books

Alilunas, Peter. Smutty Little Movies: The Creation and Regulation of Adult Video. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016.

Bordwell, David. The Rhapsodes: How 1940s Critics Changed American Film Culture. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016.

Broderick, Mick. Reconstructing Strangelove: Inside Stanley Kubrick's "Nightmare Comedy." New York: Wallflower Press, 2016.

Stephen Charbonneau, Projecting Race: Postwar America, Civil Rights and Documentary Film. New York: Wallflower Press, 2016.

Creech, Jennifer L. Mothers, Comrades, and Outcasts in East German Women's Film. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2016.

David, Colin. Postwar Renoir: Film and the Memory of Violence. New York: Routledge, 2016.

Ferguson, Kennan and Patrice Petro, eds. After Capitalism: Horizons of Finance, Culture, and Citizenship. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2016.

Fisher, Austin, ed. Spaghetti Westerns at the Crossroads: Studies in Relocation, Transition and Appropriation. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016.

Goldberg, Jonathan. Melodrama: An Aesthetics of Impossibility. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016.

Grant, Paul Douglas. Cinéma Militant: Political Filmmaking and May 1968. New York: Wallflower Press, 2016.

Imre, Anikó. TV Socialism. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016.

Jenkins, Henry, Sangita Shresthova, and Liana Gam. By Any Media Necessary: The New Youth Activism. New York: New York University Press, 2016.

Kerner, Aaaron and Jonathan Knapp. Extreme Cinema: Affective Strategies in Transnational Media. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016.

Lopez, Lori Kido. Asian American Media Activism: Fighting for Cultural Citizenship. New York: New York University Press, 2016.

Mubarki, Meraj Ahmed. Filming Horror: Hindi Cinema, Ghosts and Ideologies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Press, 2016.

Nichols, Bill. Speaking Truths with Film: Evidence, Ethics, Politics in Documentary. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016.

Reich, Elizabeth. Militant Visions: Black Soldiers, Internationalism, and the Transformation of American Cinema. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2016.

Smith, Jacob and Neil Verma, eds. Anatomy of Sound: Norman Corwin and Media Authorship. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016.

Suchenski, Richard I. Projections of Memory: Romanticism, Modernism, and the Aesthetics of Film. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Von Moltke, Johannes. The Curious Humanist: Siegfried Kracauer in America. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016.

Willis, Holly. Fast Forward: The Future(s) of the Cinematic Arts.  New York: Wallflower Press, 2016.

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

Ahmad, Sadaf. “Sexualised Objects and the Embodiment of Honour: Rape in Pakistani Films,” South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies 39, no. 2 (2016): 386-400. 

 

Aouragh, Miriyam. “Hasbara 2.0: Israel’s Public Diplomacy in the Digital Age,” Middle East Critique 25, no. 3 (2016): 271-297. 

 

Ball, Kirstie and MariaLaura Di Domenico, Daniel Nunan. “Big Data Surveillance and the Body-subject,” Body & Society 22, no. 2 (2016): 58-81. 

 

Bekkering, Denis J. “Fake Religions, Politics and Ironic Fandom: The Church of the SubGenius, Zontar and American Televangelism,” Culture and Religion 17, no. 2 (2016): 129-147.

 

Darlington, Joseph. “A Clockwork Orange: The Art of Moral Panic?” Cambridge Quarterly 45, no. 2 (2016): 119-134.

 

Di Iorio, Sam. “The Fragile Present: Statues Also Die with Night and Fog,” South Central Review 33, no. 2 (Summer 2016): 15-29. 

 

Du, Daisy Yan. “The Dis/appearance of Animals in Animated Film during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, 1966-76,” Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique 24, no. 2 (May 2016): 435-479. 

 

Eisenstein, Paul. “Toward ‘What Bleeds or Trembles’: Reflections on Bergman’s Wild Strawberries,” American Imago 73, no. 2 (2016): 229-234. 

 

Espineira, Karine. “Transgender and Transsexual People’s Sexuality in the Media,” Parallax 22, no. 3 (2016): 323-329. 

 

Gazi, Jeeshan. “Redeeming Kracauer’s Theory of Film: An Examination of the Importance of Material Aesthetics,” SubStance 45, no. 1 (2016): 66-80.

 

Gianvito, John. “Bringing Consciousness to Conscience: Field Notes on a Cinema of Commitment,” South Central Review 33, no. 2 (Summer 2016): 3-14. 

 

Guta, Adrian and Stuart J. Murray, Marilou Gagnon. “HIV, Viral Suppression and New Technologies of Surveillance and Control,” Body & Society 22, no. 2 (2016): 82-107. 

 

Hecht, Jamey. “The Failure of Sublimation and the Fate of Pain: A Reading of Bergman’s Wild Strawberries,” American Imago 73, no. 2 (2016): 211-227. 

 

Higgins, Lynn A. “Becoming a Song: Sound, Memory, and Cinema History in Michael Haneke’s Amour,” South Central Review 33, no. 2 (Summer 2016): 80-95. 

 

Knutsen, Ketil. “A History Didactic Experiment: The TV Series Anno in a Dramatist Perspective,” Rethinking History 20, no. 3 (2016): 454-468. 

 

Krauss, Dalton. “Cinema on the Border: The Frontier in Three Recent French Language Films,” South Central Review 33, no. 2 (Summer 2016): 57-67. 

 

Lähteenmäki, Ilkka and Tatu Virta. “The Finnish Twitter War: The Winter War Experienced through the #sota39 project and its Implications for Historiography,” Rethinking History 20, no. 3 (2016): 433-453. 

 

Lie, Sulgi. “From Shame to Drive: The Waning of Affect; or, The Rising of the Drive Image in Contemporary Hollywood Cinema,” Social Text 34, no. 2 127 (2016): 45-70. 

 

Margulies, Ivone. “A ‘sort of psychodrama’: Cinema verité and France’s Self-Analysis,” South Central Review 33, no. 2 (Summer 2016): 68-79. 

 

Martin, Fran. “From Sparrow to Phoenix: Imagining Gender Transformation through Taiwanese Women’s Variety TV,” Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique 24, no. 2 (May 2016): 369-401. 

 

O’Shaughnessy, Martin. “Thinking Contemporary Political Cinema with Cantet,” South Central Review 33, no. 2 (Summer 2016): 44-56. 

 

Okraku, Therese Kennelly. “Biribiara Wo Ne Mmerε (Everything Has Its Time): Exploring Changing Perceptions of Transportation on Film from the Colonial Gold Coast to Contemporary Ghana,” Africa Today 62, no. 4 (2016): 44-64.

 

Piazza, Roberta. “When Cinema Borrows from Stage: Theatrical Artifice through Indexical Explicitness in The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover and Dogville,” Social Semiotics 26, no. 4 (2016): 366-384.

 

Pinchevski, Amit. “Screen Trauma: Visual Media and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder,” Theory, Culture & Society 33, no. 4 (July 2016): 51-75. 

 

Roberts, Ben. “An ‘Exemplary Contemporary Technical Object’: Thinking Cinema between Hansen and Stiegler,” New Formations no. 88 (Autumn 2016): 88-104. 

 

Sarkar, Bhaskar. “Media Piracy and the Terrorist Boogeyman: Speculative Potentiations,” Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique 24, no. 2 (May 2016): 343-368. 

Smith, Gavin J. D. “Surveillance, Data and Embodiment: On the Work of Being Watched,” Body & Society 22, no. 2 (2016): 108-139.

 

Smollin, Leandra M. “You Want Fireworks? I’ll Show You Fireworks!: Or Not – Woman-to-Woman Violence on Sex and the City, The L Word, and The O.C.,” Sexuality & Culture 20, no. 2 (June 2016): 214-235. 

 

Tan, Sabine and Peter Wignell, Kay L. O’Halloran. “From Book to Stage to Screen: Semiotic Transformations of Gothic Horror Genre Conventions,” Social Semiotics 26, no. 4 (2016): 404-423.

 

Ungar, Steven. “Quality Wars: The Groupe des Trente and the Renewal of the Short Subject in France, 1953-1963,” South Central Review 33, no. 2 (Summer 2016): 30-43. 

 

Viederman, Milton. “Wild Strawberries and Change in the Context of Crisis: Isak Borg and Ingmar Bergman,” American Imago 73, no. 2 (2016): 201-210.  

 

Villarejo, Amy. “Adorno by the Pool; or, Television Then and Now,” Social Text 34, no. 2 127 (2016): 71-87. 


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