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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

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


Cinema Journal

Professional Notes 55.3


Edited by Chris Robé, with Stephen Charbonneau

 

Recent Books

Beck, Jay. Designing Sound: Audiovisual Aesthetics in 1970s American Cinema. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2016.

Betancourt, Michael. Beyond Spatial Montage: Windowing, or the Cinematic Displacement of Time, Motion, and Space. New York: Routledge, 2016.

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

Choe, Youngmin. Tourist Distractions: Traveling and Feeling in Transnational Hallyu Cinema. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016.

Ellcessor, Elizabeth. Restricted Access: Media, Disability, and the Politics of Participation. New York: New York University Press, 2016.

Faulkner, Sally, ed. Middlebrow Cinema. New York: Routledge, 2016.

Fraser, Benjamin, ed. Cultures of Representation: Disability in World Cinema Contexts. London: Wallflower Press,  2016.

Frey, Mattias. Extreme Cinema: The Transgressive Rhetoric of Today's Art Film Culture.  New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2016.

Gear, Matthew Asprey. At the End of the Street in the Shadow: Orson Welles and the City. London: Wallflower Press, 2016.

Gürsel, Zeynep Devrim. Image Brokers: Visualizing World News in the Age of Digital Circulation. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016.

Gwynne, Joel. Transgression in Anglo-American Cinema: Gender, Sex and the Deviant Body. London: Wallflower Press, 2016.

Higgins, Scott. Matinee Melodrama: Playing with Formula in the Sound Serial. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2016.

Horak, Laura. Girls Will Be Boys: Cross-Dressed Women, Lesbians, and American Cinema, 1908-1934. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2016.

Kaes, Anton, Nicholas Baer, and Michael Cowan, eds. The Promise of Cinema: German Film Theory, 1907–1933. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016.

Kelley, Casey Ryan. Abstinence Cinema: Virginity and the Rhetoric of Sexual Purity in Contemporary Film. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2016.

Klein, Amanda Ann and R. Barton Palmer, eds. Cycles, Sequels, Spin-offs, Remakes, and Reboots: Multiplicities in Film and Television. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2016.

Mazierska, Ewa and Alfredo Suppia, eds. Red Alert: Marxist Approaches to Science Fiction Cinema. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2016.

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

Nieuwkerk, Karin van, Mark LeVine and Martin Stokes, eds.. Islam and Popular Culture. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2016.

Palmer, R. Barton. Shot on Location: Postwar American Cinema and the Exploration of Real Place. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2016.

Payne, Matthew. Playing War: Military Video Games After 9/11. New York: New York University Press, 2016.

Petty, Miriam J. Stealing the Show: African American Performers and Audiences in 1930s Hollywood. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016.

Smith, Frances and Timothy Shary, eds. ReFocus: The Films of Amy Heckerling. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016.

Telotte, J.P. Robot Ecology and the Science Fiction Film. New York: Routledge, 2016.


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

Al-Rawi, Ahmed. “Facebook as a Virtual Mosque: The Online Protest against Innocence of Muslims,” Culture and Religion 17, no. 1 (2016): 19-34. 

Aydemir, Murat. “Queer Orientation with Gus Van Sant’s Elephant,” Culture, Theory and Critique 57, no. 1 (2016): 32-47. 

Bourget, Carine. “Claiming Integration, Performing Exclusion: Yamina Benguigui’s Documentaries,” French Cultural Studies 27, no. 2 (May 2016): 178-189. 

Coles, Amanda. “Creative Class Politics: Unions and the Creative Economy,” International Journal of Cultural Policy 22, no. 3 (2016): 456-472.

Evans, Richard T. “‘Faggots, Fame and Firepower’: Teenage Masculinity, School Shootings, and the Pursuit of Fame,” Canadian Review of American Studies 46, no. 1 (Spring 2016): 1-21.

Flanagan, Kevin M. “‘Green and Pleasant Land’?: Ben Wheatley’s British Cinema between Romanticism and Modernism,” Critical Quarterly 58, no. 1 (April 2016): 16-22.

Galt, Rosalind. “Down Terrace’s Duplicitous Geographies,” Critical Quarterly 58, no. 1 (April 2016): 23-28.

Gardner, Paula and Barbara Jenkins. “Bodily Intra-actions with Biometric Devices,” Body & Society 22, no. 1 (March 2016): 3-30.

Gauthier, Jennifer L. “Digital Not Diversity? Changing Aboriginal Media Policy at the National Film Board of Canada,” International Journal of Cultural Policy 22, no. 3 (2016): 331-352.

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

Grodach, Carl. “Mapping the Arts: Industry Concentrations, Distribution, and Change in the U.S., 1980-2010,” International Journal of Cultural Policy 22, no. 3 (2016): 353-375.

Heins, Laura. “The ‘Psyche of the White Man’ and the Mass Face on Film: Béla Balázs between Racialist and Marxist Physiognomics,” New German Critique 43, no. 1 127 (2016): 59-89. 

Hernández Adrián, Francisco-J. “Excess Spaces: Movement and Ethnoscapes in Brian De Palma’s Scarface and Edward James Olmos’ American Me,” Cultural Dynamics 28, no. 1 (March 2016): 85-102.

Hoek, Lotte. “Urban Wallpaper: Film Posters, City Walls and the Cinematic Public in South Asia,” South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies 39, no. 1 (2016): 73-92. 

Hutchinson, Jonathon P. “Moving Convergence Culture Towards Cultural Intermediation: Social Media and Cultural Inclusion,” Continuum 30, no. 2 (2016): 158-170.

Kennedy, Jenny and James Meese, Emily van der Nagel. “Regulation and Social Practice Online,” Continuum 30, no. 2 (2016): 146-157. 

Kord, T.S. “Gangs and Guilt: Towards a New Theory of Horror Film,” Cultural Dynamics 28, no. 1 (March 2016): 69-83.

Lee, Hye-Kyung. “Politics of the ‘Creative Industries’ Discourse and its Variants,” International Journal of Cultural Policy 22, no. 3 (2016): 438-455. 

Lowenstein, Adam. “A Cinema of Disorientation: Space, Genre, Wheatley,” Critical Quarterly 58, no. 1 (April 2016): 5-15.

Lupher, Sonia. “Slow Burn, Interrupted: On Tone and Horror in Ben Wheatley’s Kill List,” Critical Quarterly 58, no. 1 (April 2016): 29-35.

Majumdar, Rochona. “Art Cinema: The Indian Career of a Global Category,” Critical Inquiry 42, no. 3 (Spring 2016): 580-610. 

Martin, Niall. “The (Dis)Locative Effect of Noise: Globalisation, Disorientation and Noise in Marc Isaac’s Lift,” Culture, Theory and Critique 57, no. 1 (2016): 62-76.

McKim, Joel. “The Digital Anachronisms of Ben Wheatley’s A Field in England,” Critical Quarterly 58, no. 1 (April 2016): 46-51.

Nitschke, Claudia. “The Free Zone: Gang Dynamics, De-Differentiation, and Pseudo-Statehood in The Wire,” Cultural Dynamics 28, no. 1 (March 2016): 103-118. 

Nitschke, Claudia and Luke Sunderland. “Dynamics of Exemption: ‘Gang’ Ethos in Literature and Film,” Cultural Dynamics 28, no. 1 (March 2016): 3-11. 

Pérez, Raúl and Viveca S. Greene. “Debating Rape Jokes vs. Rape Culture: Framing and Counter-Framing Misogynistic Comedy,” Social Semiotics 26, no. 3 (2016): 265-282. 

Rankin, Tom. “Looking and Telling, Again and Again: The Documentary Impulse,” Southern Cultures 22, no. 1 (Spring 2016): 3-9. 

Robé, Chris, Todd Wolfson, and Peter N. Funke. “Screen Theory, Media Activism, and Working-Class Subjectivities,” Rethinking Marxism 28, no. 1 (2016): 57-72.

Sanz, Esteve. “The Creation of Value in Contemporary Television: A Grounded Approach,” International Journal of Cultural Policy 22, no. 3 (2016): 419-437.

Shenker, Noah. “Through the Lens of the Shoah: The Holocaust as a Paradigm for Documenting Genocide Testimonies,” History & Memory 28, no. 1 (Spring/Summer 2016): 141-175.

Somaini, Antonio. “Walter Benjamin’s Media Theory: The Medium and the Apparat,” Grey Room No. 62 (Winter 2016): 6-41.

Tyree, J.M. “Murder, Considered as One of the Fine Arts of Women’s Liberation: Notes on Sightseers,” Critical Quarterly 58, no. 1 (April 2016): 36-40. 

Watson, Jini Kim. “Aspirational City: Desiring Singapore and the Films of Tan Pin Pin,” Interventions 18, no. 4 (2016): 543-558. 

White, Rosie. “Funny Peculiar: Lucille Ball and the Vaudeville Heritage of Early American Comedy,” Social Semiotics 26, no. 3, 2016): 298-310.


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