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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 53.3

Edited by Chris Robé, with Stephen Charbonneau


Recent Books

Aitken, Ian and Michael Ingham, eds. Hong Kong Documentary Film. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014.

Bean, Jennifer M, Anupama Kapse, and Laura Horak, eds. Silent Cinema and the Politics of Space. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2014.

Beckman, Karen. Animating Film Theory. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2014.

Cutrara, Daniel. Wicked Cinema: Sex and Religion on Screen. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2014.

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

Fisher, Austin. Radical Frontiers in the Spaghetti Western: Politics, Violence and Popular Italian Cinema. London: I.B. Tauris, 2014.

Fojas, Camilla. Islands of Empire: Pop Culture and U.S. Power. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2014.

Kaganovsky, Lilya and Masha Salazkina, eds. Sound, Speech, Music in Soviet and Post-Soviet Cinema. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2014.

Lang, Robert. New Tunisian Cinema: Allegories of Resistance. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014.

Lotz, Amanda D. Cable Guys: Television and Masculinities in the 21st Century. New York: New York University Press, 2014.

MacKenzie, Scott, ed. Film Manifestos and Global Cinema Cultures: A Critical Anthology. Berkeley: University California Press, 2014.

Malin, Brenton. Feeling Mediated: A History of Media Technology and Emotion in America. New York: New York University Press, 2014.

Munford, Rebecca and Melanie Waters. Feminism and Popular Culture: Investigating the Postfeminist Mystique. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2014.

Nilsen, Sarah and Sarah E. Turner, eds. The Colorblind Screen: Television in Post-Racial America. New York: New York University Press, 2014.

Projansky, Sarah. Spectacular Girls: Media Fascination and Celebrity Culture. New York: New York University Press, 2014.

Schaefer, Eric. Sex Scene: Media and the Sexual Revolution. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2014.

Serna, Laura Isable. Making Cinelandia: American Films and Mexican Film Culture before the Golden Age. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2014.

Sitton, Robert. Lady in the Dark: Iris Barry and the Art of Film. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014.

Smith, Jeff. Film Criticism, the Cold War, and the Blacklist: Reading the Hollywood Reds. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014.

Weber, Brenda R., ed. Reality Gendervision: Sexuality and Gender on Transatlantic Reality Television. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2014.

Whissel, Kristen. Spectacular Digital Effects: CGI and Contemporary Cinema. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2014.


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

Adriaens, Fien. “Diaspora Girls Doing Identities: Creating Ideal Television Programmes and Narratives of the Self,” European Journal of Cultural Studies 17, no. 2 (April 2014): 101-111. 

Ashkenazi, Ofer. “The Future of History as Film: Apropos the Publication of A Companion to Historical Film.” The Journal of Theory and Practice 18, no. 2 (2014): 289-303. 

Badenoch, Alexander. “Troubling Territory: West Germany in the European Airwaves,” German Politics and Society 32, no. 1 (Spring 2014): 74-93.

Banerjee, Suparno. “Melodrama, Mimicry, and Menace: Reinventing Hollywood in Indian Science Fiction Films.” South Asian Popular Culture 12, no. 1 (2014): 15-28. 

Boll, Monika. “Sociology in Place of Socialism: On West German Cultural Radio,” German Politics and Society 32, no. 1 (Spring 2014): 30-42.

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

Chaffey, Lucian. “Affect, Excess and Cybernetic Modification in Science Fiction Fantasy TV Series Farscape,” Body & Society 20, no. 1 (March 2014): 85-110. 

Child, Benjamin. “The Magical Real and the Rural Modern in Cinema Novo: Vidas Secas and Black God, White Devil.” South Central Review 31, no. 1 (Spring 2014): 55-73.

Codr, Dwight. “Arresting Monstrosity: Polio, Frankenstein, and the Horror Film.” PMLA 129, no. 2 (March 2014): 171-187.

Cohen, Brianne. “Burning Cars, Caricatures and Glub: Negotiating Photofilmic Images in a New Europe.” Third Text 28, no. 2 (2014): 190-202. 

Conway, Kelley. “Responding to Globalization: The Evolution of Agnès Varda.” SubStance 43, no. 1 (2014): 109-122. 

Djupvik, Marita B. “Welcome to the Candy Shop! Conflicting Representations of Black Masculinity.” Popular Music 33, no. 2 (May 2014): 209-224. 

Eddy, Charmaine. “The Art of Consumption: Capitalist Excess and Individual Psychosis in Hoarders,” Canadian Review of American Studies 44, no. 1 (Spring 2014): 1-24. 

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. 

Galt, Rosalind. “Claire Denis and the World Cinema of Refusal.” SubStance 43, no. 1 (2014): 96-108.

Givshov, Cecilie. “Institutionalization through Europeanization: The Danish Film Policy Reforms of the 1980s and 1990s,” International Journal of Cultural Policy 20, no. 3 (2014): 281-295. 

Gonring, Gabriel Menotti. “Pirate Film Societies: Rearranging Traditional Apparatus with Inappropriate Technology.” Third Text 28, no. 2 (2014): 203-215. 

González, Bill Johnson. “The Limits of Desire: On the Downlow and Queer Chicago Film,” GLQ 20, no. 1-2 (2014): 13-39. 

Graham, Allison. “We Ain’t Doin’ Civil Rights: The Life and Times of a Genre, as Told in The Help.” Southern Cultures 20, no. 1 (Spring 2014): 51-64. 

Gundermann, Christian. “The New Cinema Going to the Dogs?: The Encounter with Animal Otherness in the Film El aura,” Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 23, no. 1 (2014): 17-31. 

Guyot-Bender, Martine. “Tracking the Global through the Local: Slon/Iskra’s Documentaries of Displacement.” SubStance 43, no. 1 (2014): 138-151. 

Herring, Scott. “‘Hixploitation’ Cinema, Regional Drive-Ins, and the Cultural Emergence of a Queer New Right,” GLQ 20, no. 1-2 (2014): 95-113. 

Hester Williams, Kim D. “Fix My Life: Oprah, Post-Racial Economic Dispossession, and the Precious transfiguration of PUSH,” Cultural Dynamics 26, no. 1 (March 2014): 53-71. 

Higbee, Will. “Hope and Indignation in Fortress Europe: Immigration and Neoliberal Globalization in Contemporary French Cinema.” SubStance 43, no. 1 (2014): 26-43. 

Imre, Anikó. “Postcolonial Media Studies in Postsocialist Europe,” boundary 2 41, no. 1 (Spring 2014): 113-134. 

Johnson, Amber. “Confessions of a Video Vixen: My Autocritography of Sexuality, Desire, and Memory.” Text and Performance Quarterly 34, no. 2 (2014): 182-200. 

Jones, Suzanne W. “The Divided Reception of The Help.” Southern Cultures 20, no. 1 (Spring 2014): 7-25. 

Kennedy, Tammie M. “Sustaining White Homonormativity: The Kids are All Right as Public Pedagogy,” Journal of Lesbian Studies 18, no. 2 (2014): 118-132. 

Keulen, Jolien van and Tonny Krijnen. “The Limitations of Localization: A Cross-Cultural Comparative Study of Farmer Wants a Wife,” International Journal of Cultural Studies 17, no. 3 (May 2014): 277-292. 

Landry, Olivia. “Dance and the Theatricality of Berlin School Cinema,” The Germanic Review: Literature, Culture, Theory 89, no. 1 (2014): 1-19. 

Lehman, Katherine J. “Woman, Divided: Gender, Family, and Multiple Personalities in Media,” The Journal of American Culture 37, no. 1 (March 2014): 64-73. 

Marszolek, Inge. “Unforgotten Landscapes: Radio and the Reconstruction of Germany’s European Mission in the East in the 1950s,” German Politics and Society 32, no. 1 (Spring 2014): 60-73. 

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

Meyer, Michaela D.E. “The Fantasy of Sex and the City: A Postcolonial Critique of the Romantic Imaginary, Consumerism and Globalization.” Women’s Studies 43, no.4 (2014): 425-439. 

Michael, Charlie. “Interpreting Intouchables: Competing Transnationalisms in Contemporary French Cinema.” SubStance 43, no. 1 (2014): 123-137. 

Morrissey, Jim. “From Ciné Liberté to Kourtrajmé: Three ‘Generations’ of French Collective Filmmaking,” Modern and Contemporary France I 22, no. 2 (2014): 177-192. 

Nietzel, Benno. “Culture, Entertainment and Listening Habits in the West German Discourse on Radio during the 1950s,” German Politics and Society 32, no. 1 (Spring 2014): 15-29.

O’Shaughnessy, Martin. “The Crisis before the Crisis: Reading Films by Laurent Cantet and Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne Through the Lens of Debt.” SubStance 43, no. 1 (2014): 82-95. 

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

Parkinson, Anna. “Adorno on the Airwaves: Feeling Reason, Educating Emotions,” German Politics and Society 32, no. 1 (Spring 2014): 43-59. 

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

Rachlin, Nathalie. “The Last Working Class City in France: Gheerbrant’s La république Marseille and Post-Global Cinema.” SubStance 43, no. 1 (2014): 44-62.

Rightler-McDaniels, Jodi L. and Elizabeth M. Hendrickson. “Hoes and Hashtags: Construction of Gender and Race in Trending Topics.” Social Semiotics 24, no. 2 (2014): 175-190. 

Roessler, Gerrit K. “Sounds of the Apocalypse: Preserving Cold War Memories in Ulrich Horstmann’s Radio Play Die Bunkermann-Kassette,” German Politics and Society 32, no. 1 (Spring 2014): 94-109.

Rogerson, Ben. “Wilder’s Mensch: United Artists and the Critique of Fordism,” Arizona Quarterly 70, no. 1 (Spring 2014): 53-80. 

Rosello, Mireille. “Olivier Masset-Depasse’s Illégal: How to Narrate Silence and Horror.” SubStance 43, no. 1 (2014): 13-25.

Sawers, Catherine. “The Women of Bataille d’Alger: Hearts and Minds and Bombs,” Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies 10, no. 2 (Spring 2014): 80-106. 

Scullion, Rosemarie. “Lessons for the Neoliberal Age: Cinema and Social Solidarity from Jean Renoir to Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne.” SubStance 43, no. 1 (2014): 63-81.

Smith, Valerie. “Black Women’s Memories and The Help.” Southern Cultures 20, no. 1 (Spring 2014): 26-37. 

Sparling, Nicole L. “Without a Conceivable Future: Figuring the Mother in Alfonso Cuarón’s Children of Men,” Frontiers 35, no. 1 (2014): 160-180. 

Strong, Krystal and Shaun Ossei-Owusu. “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. 

Venkatesh, Vinodh. “Queerying and Locating Pedro Almodóvar’s ¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto!!” Modern Language Notes 129, no. 2 (March 2014): 352-366. 

Wasserman, Suzanne. “The Evolution of a Public Historian and Documentary Filmmaker,” American Jewish History 98, no. 2 (April 2014): 49-54.

Young, Cynthia A. “Black Ops: Black Masculinity and the War on Terror,” American Quarterly 66, no. 1 (March 2014): 35-67. 

Zarkov, Dubravka. “Warriors: Cinematic Ontologies of the Bosnian War,” European Journal of Women’s Studies 21, no. 2 (May 2014): 180-193. 

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