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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 53.4

Edited by Chris Robé, with Stephen Charbonneau


Recent Books

Allen, Rob, and Thijs van den Berg, eds. Serialization in Popular Culture. New York: Routledge, 2014.

Andrews, Hannah. Television and British Cinema: Convergence and Divergence since 1990. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

Benezet, Delphine. The Cinema of Agnès Varda. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014.

Broth, Mathias, Eric Laurier, and Lorenza Mondada, eds. Studies of Video Practices: Video at Work. New York: Routledge, 2014.

Burlingame, Jon. The Music of James Bond. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Carter, Sean, and Klaus Dodds. International Politics and Film: Space, Vision, Power. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014.

Chung, Steven. Split Screen Korea: Shin Sang-ok and Postwar Cinema. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014.

Dean, Tim, Steven Ruszczycky, and David Squires, eds. Porn Archives. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2014.

DeAngelis, Michael, ed. Reading the Bromance: Homosocial Relationships in Film and Television. Detroit: Wayne University Press, 2014. 

DeBoer, Stephanie. Coproducing Asia: Locating Japanese-Chinese Regional Film and Media. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014.

Driscoll, Catherine, and Meaghan Morris, eds. Gender, Media and Modernity in the Asian-Pacific. New York: Routledge, 2014.

Hardy, Jonathan. Critical Political Economy of Media: An Introduction. New York: Routledge, 2014. 

Hoyt, Eric. Hollywood Vault: Film Libraries before Home Video. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014.

Jackson, Sarah J. Black Celebrity, Racial Politics, and the Press: Framing Dissent. New York: Routledge, 2014. 

Kuntze, Peter C. The Films of Wes Anderson: Critical Essays on an Indywood Icon. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

Kuc, Kamila, and Michael O’Pray, eds. The Struggle for Form: Perspectives on Polish Avant-Garde Film 1916-1989. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014. 

McGahan, Christopher. Racing Cyberculture: Minoritarian Art and Cultural Politics on the Internet. New York: Routledge, 2014.

Mask, Mia, ed. Contemporary Black American Cinema: Race, Gender, and Sexuality at the Movies. New York: Routledge, 2014. 

Navarro, Vinicius, and Juan Carlos Rodriguez, eds. New Documentaries in Latin America. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

Novak, Ivana, Mladen Dolar, and Jela Kreĉiĉ, eds. Lubitsch Can’t Wait: A Collection of Ten Philosophical Discussions on Ernst Lubitsch’s Film Comedy. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014.

Radovic, Milja. Transnational Cinema and Ideology: Representing Religion, Identity and Cultural Myths. New York: Routledge, 2014.

Reed, T.V. Digitized Lives: Culture, Power, and Social Change in the Internet Era. New York: Routledge, 2014.

Shail, Andrew. The Cinema and Origins of Literary Modernism. New York: Routledge, 2014.

Sim, Gerald. The Subject of Film and Race. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014.

Stewart, Michael. Melodrama in Contemporary Film and Television. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

Teo, Stephen. The Asian Cinema Experience: Styles, Spaces, Theory. New York: Routledge, 2014. 

Turnbill, Sue. The TV Crime Drama. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014.

Väliaho, Pasi. Biopolitical Screens: Image, Power, and The Neoliberal Brain. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2014. 

Wang, Zhuoyi. Revolutionary Cycles in Chinese Cinema, 1951-1979. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 

Williams, Linda. On the Wire. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2014.

Wing-Fai, Leung, and Andy Willis, eds. East Asian Film Stars. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 

Zackariasson, Peter, and Timothy Wilson, eds. The Video Game Industry: Formation, Present State, and Future. New York: Routledge, 2014.

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

Apor, Péter. “An Epistemology of the Spectacle?: Arcane Knowledge, Memory and Evidence in the Budapest House of Terror,” Rethinking History 18, no. 3 (2014): 328-344. 

Bahmad, Jamal. “Rebels with a Cause: Youth, Globalisation and Postcolonial Agency in Moroccan Cinema,” The Journal of North African Studies 19, no. 3 (2014): 376-389. 

Bao, Weihong. “A Vibrating Art in the Air: Cinema, Ether, and Propaganda Film Theory in Wartime Chongqing,” New German Critique 41, no. 2 (2014): 171-188. 

Bayre, Francesca and Alba Valenciano- Mañé. “The Biography of a Visual Archive: The Production of Hermic Films in Spanish Guinea (1944-46),” Visual Anthropology 27, no. 4 (2014): 379-393. 

Bickes, Hans, Tina Otten, and Laura Chelsea Weymann. “The Financial Crisis in the German and English Press: Metaphorical Structures in the Media Coverage on Greece, Spain, and Italy,” Discourse & Society 25, no. 4 (July 2014): 424-445.   

Brienza, Casey. “Did Manga Conquer America?: Implications for the Cultural Policy of ‘Cool Japan,’” International Journal of Cultural Policy 20, no. 4 (2014): 383-398. 

Brister, Rose. “Placing Women’s Bodies in Eran Riklis’s The Syrian Bride,” Signs 39, no. 4 (Summer 2014): 927-948. 

Brown, Adriane and Mary E. Thomas. “I Just Like Knowing They Can Look At It and Realize Who I Really Am: Recognition and the Limits of Girlhood Agency on MySpace,” Signs 39, no. 4 (Summer 2014): 949-972. 

Brown, Bill. “The Work of Play: Experiencing Cinema,” New German Critique 41, no. 2 (2014): 145-157.  

Brunetaux, Audrey. “Revisiting the Vel d’Hiv Roundup through the Camera Lens,” History & Memory 26, no. 1 (Spring/Summer 2014): 136-162. 

Byrne, Katherine. “Adapting Heritage: Class and Conservatism in Downton Abbey,” Rethinking History 18, no. 3 (2014): 311-327. 

Carey, Tamika L. “Take Your Place: Rhetorical Healing and Black Womanhood in Tyler Perry’s Films,” Signs 39, no. 4 (Summer 2014): 999-1021. 

Crane, Diana. “Cultural Globalization and the Dominance of the American Film Industry: Cultural Policies, National Film Industries, and Transnational Film,” International Journal of Cultural Policy 20, no. 4 (2014): 365-382. 

Daniel, Clare. “Taming the Media Monster: Teen Pregnancy and the Neoliberal Safety (Inter)Net,” Signs 39, no. 4 (Summer 2014): 973-998. 

Doane, Mary Ann. “Facing a Universal Language,” New German Critique 41, no. 2 (2014): 111-124. 

Duong, Lan. “Gender, Affect, and Landscape: Wartime Films from Northern and Southern Vietnam,” Inter-Asia Cultural Studies 15, no. 2 (2014): 258-273. 

Favero, Paolo. “Learning to Look Beyond the Frame: Reflections on the Changing Meaning of Images in the Age of Digital Media Practices,” Visual Studies 29, no. 2 (2014): 166-179. 

Fehimović, Dunja and Rob Stone. “Cuba’s Cinematic Élan Vital: Cubanidad and Cubanía as Citizenship and Sentiment, “Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 23, no. 3 (2014): 289-303. 

Gaveler, Chris. “The Well-Born Superhero,” The Journal of American Culture 37, no. 2 (June 2014):182-197.

Goh, Robbie B.H. “The Lord of the Rings and New Zealand: Fantasy Pilgrimages, Imaginative Transnationalism and the Semiotics of the (Ir)Real,” Social Semiotics 24, no. 3 (2014): 263-282. 

González, Marcial. “Narrating the Inadmissable: Storytelling and Dialectical Form in Barefoot Heart and Children of the Fields,” Arizona Quarterly 70, no. 2 (Summer 2014): 55-83. 

Gunning, Tom. “Miriam Hansen’s Preface and Epilogue: Mourning and Media,” New German Critique 41, no. 2 (2014): 35-45. 

Haenni, Sabine. “Intellectual Promiscuity: Cultural History in the Age of the Cinema, the Network, and the Database,” New German Critique 41, no. 2 (2014): 189-202. 

Horst, Heather A. “From Roots Culture to Sour Fruit: The Aesthetics of Mobile Branding Cultures in Jamaica,” Visual Studies 29, no. 2 (2014): 191-200.

Jaramillo, Deborah L. “Narcocorridos and Newbie Drug Dealers: The Changing Image of the Mexican Narco on US Television,” Ethnic and Racial Studies 37, no. 9 (2014): 1587-1604. 

Jay, Martin. “The Little Shopgirls Enter the Public Sphere,” New German Critique 41, no. 2 (2014): 159-169. 

Kim, Joseph and Seung-Ho Kwon. “The Cultural Industry Policies of the Korean Government and the Korean Wave,” International Journal of Cultural Policy 20, no. 4 (2014): 422-439. 

Kinsey, Cadence. “Matrices of Embodiment: Rethinking Binary and the Politics of Digital Representation,” Signs 39, no. 4 (Summer 2014): 897-925. 

Koch, Gertrud. “Film as Experiment in Animation: Are Films Experiments on Human Beings?,” New German Critique 41, no. 2 (2014): 97-109. 

Koskela, Hille. “Capture Every Moment: The Profane Semiotics of Surveillance Advertisements,” Social Semiotics 24, no. 3 (2014): 324-344. 

, Việt. “What Remains: Returns, Representation, and Traumatic Memory in S-21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine and Refugee,” American Quarterly 66, no. 2 (June 2014): 301-332. 

Lionis, Chrisoula. “A Past Not Yet Passed: Postmemory in the Work of Mona Hatoum,” Social Text 32, no. 2 119 (2014): 77-93. 

Loew, Katharina. “The Spirit of Technology: Early German Thinking about Film,” New German Critique 41, no. 2 (2014): 125-144. 

Luciano, Bernadette and Susanna Scarparo. “Directing Terramatta: An Interview with Costanza Quatriglio,” Journal of Modern Italian Studies 19, no. 3 (2014): 284-292. 

---. “Performing the Invisible Past: Costanza Quatriglio’s Terramatta,” Journal of Modern Italian Studies 19, no. 3 (2014): 293-306. 

McCosker, Anthony and Rowan Wilken. “Rethinking ‘Big Data’ as Visual Knowledge: The Sublime and the Diagrammatic in Data Visualisation,” Visual Studies 29, no. 2 (2014): 155-164. 

Morgan, Daniel. “Play with Danger: Vernacular Modernism and the Problem of Criticism,” New German Critique 41, no. 2 (2014): 67-82. 

Nielsen, Lara D. “So Close to Burning: Intermedia and Documentary Solo Performance in Juan and John (1965),” Text and Performance Quarterly 34, no. 3 (2014): 286-303. 

Ossei-Owusu, Shaun and Krystal Strong. “Naija Boy Remix: Afroexploitation and the New Media Creative Economies of Cosmopolitan African Youth,” Journal of African Cultural Studies 26, no. 2 (2014): 189-205. 

Ottaviano, Chiara. “From Terra matta to Terramatta; and Beyond,” Journal of Modern Italian Studies 19, no. 3 (2014): 268-283. 

Overbergh, Ann. “Technological Innovation and the Diversification of Audiovisual Storytelling Circuits in Kenya,” Journal of African Cultural Studies 26, no. 2 (2014): 206-219. 

Pink, Sarah and Kerstin Leder Mackley. “Re-enactment Methodologies for Everyday Life Research: Art Therapy Insights for Video Ethnography,” Visual Studies 29, no. 2 (2014): 146-154. 

Razsa, Maple John. “Beyond ‘Riot Porn’: Protest Video and the Production of Unruly Subjects,” Ethnos 79, no. 4 (2014): 496-524. 

Reid, Donald. “We Have a Situation Here: Coming After May 1968 with Olivier Assayas,” South Central Review 31, no. 2 (Summer 2014): 28-39. 

Samin, Nadav. “Our Ancestors, Our Heroes: Saudi Tribal Campaigns to Suppress Historical Docudramas,” British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 41, no. 3 (2014): 266-286. 

Sinanan, Jolynna, Connor Graham, and Kua Zhong Jie. “Crafted Assemblage: Young Women’s ‘Lifestyle’ Blogs, Consumerism and Citizenship in Singapore,” Visual Studies 29, no. 2 (2014): 201-213. 

Tsivian, Yuri. “Talking to Miriam: Soviet Americanitis and the Vernacular Modernism Thesis,” New German Critique 41, no. 2 (2014): 47-65. 

Tudoroiu, Theodor. “Social Media and Revolutionary Waves: The Case of the Arab Spring,” New Political Science 36, no. 3 (2014): 346-365. 

Ugochukwu, Françoise. “Things Fall Apart: Achebe’s Legacy, from Book to Screen,” Research in African Literatures 45, no. 2 (Summer 2014): 168-183. 

Weidman, Amanda. “Neoliberal Logics of Voice: Playback Singing and Public Femaleness in South India,” Culture, Theory and Critique 55, no. 2 (2014): 175-193. 

Wilson, Galen. “The Bigger the Lie, the More They Believe: Cinematic Realism and the Anxiety of Representation in David Simon’s The Wire,” South Central Review 31, no. 2 (Summer 2014): 59-79. 

Wojcik, Pamela. “Vernacular Modernism as Child’s Play,” New German Critique 41, no. 2 122 (2014): 83-95. 

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