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 email@example.com. 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.
Professional Notes 54.1Edited by Chris Robé, with Stephen Charbonneau
Aldama, Frederick Luis. The Cinema of Robert Rodriguez. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2014.
Atakav, Eylem. Women and Turkish Cinema: Gender Politics, Cultural Identity and Representation
. New York: Routledge, 2014.Bazin, André, Andre Bazin's New Media
. Ed. Dudley Andrew. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014.
Caddoo, Cara. Envisioning Freedom: Cinema and the Building of Modern Black Life. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014.
Curtin, Michael, Jennifer Holt, and Kevin Sanson, eds. Distribution Revolution: Conversations about the Digital Future of Film and Television. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014.
Dávila, Arlene and Yeidy M. Rivero. Contemporary Latina/o Media: Production, Circulation, Politics. New York: New York University Press, 2014.
Decherney, Peter and Blake Atwood. Iranian Cinema in a Global Context: Policy, Politics, and Form. New York: Routledge, 2014.
Dickey, Sara and Rajinder Dudrah, eds. South Asian Cinemas: Widening the Lens. New York: Routledge, 2014.
Dudrah, Rajinder. Bollywood Travels: Culture, Diaspora and Border Crossings in Popular Hindi Cinema. New York: Routledge, 2014.
Fullerton, John. Picturing Mexico: From the Camera Lucida to Film. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2014.
Funnell, Lisa and Man-Fung Yip, eds. American and Chinese-Language Cinemas: Examining Cultural Flows. New York: Routledge, 2014.
Garcia, J. Desirée. The Migration of Musical Film from Ethnic Margins to American Mainstream. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2014.
Hans, Anjeana. Gender and the Uncanny in Films of the Weimar Republic. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2014.
Jayamanne, Laleen. The Epic Cinema of Kumar Shahani. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2014.
Johnson, Derek, Derek Kompare, and Avi Santo, eds. Making Media Work: Cultures of Management in the Entertainment Industries. New York: New York University Press, 2014.
Lee, Nikki J. Y. and Julian Stringer, eds. Japanese Cinema. New York: Routledge, 2014.
Ma, Ming-Yuen S. and Erika Suderburg. Resolutions 3: Global Networks of Video. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014.
Narine, Anil. Eco-Trauma Cinema. New York: Routledge, 2014.
Piotrowska, Agnieszka, ed. Embodied Encounters: New Approaches to Psychoanalysis and Cinema. New York: Routledge, 2014.
Pullen, Kirsten. Like a Natural Woman: Spectacular Female Performance in Classical Hollywood. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2014.
Rugg, Linda Haverty. Self-Projection: The Director’s Image in Art Cinema. Minnesota: University of Minneapolis Press, 2014.
Smith, Judith. Becoming Belafonte: Black Artist, Public Radical. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2014.
Wang, Qi. Memory, Subjectivity and Independent Chinese Cinema. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014.
Westwell, Guy. Parallel Lines: Post-9/11 American Cinema. London: Wallflower Press, 2014.
Wood, Jason. Last Words: Considering Contemporary Cinema. London: Wallflower Press, 2014.
Articles on Film and TV in Non-media Journals (compiled by Stephen Charbonneau)
Akhavan, Niki. “Family Feuds: Digital Battles over the Place of Women in Contemporary Iran,” Middle East Critique 23, no. 3 (2014): 349-362.
Bangert, Axel. “Shameful Exposures: Ordinary Germans and the Nazi Past in Contemporary German Documentary Film,” New German Critique 41, no. 3 123 (2014): 159-178.
Bhrugubanda, Uma Maheswari. “Devotion and Horror in a Women’s Genre: Exploring Subalternity in Cinema,” Critical Quarterly 56, no. 3 (October 2014): 21-33.
Bryan-Wilson, Julia. “‘Out to See Video’: EZTV’s Queer Microcinema in West Hollywood,” Grey Room no. 56 (Summer 2014): 58-89.
Burgin, Alice, Andrew McGregor, and Colin Nettelbeck. “Not Dead Yet: Three Takes on Auteurism in Contemporary French and Francophone Cinema,” French Cultural Studies 25, no. 3-4 (August/November 2014): 396-407.
Cardullo, Paolo. “Sniffing the City: Issues of Sousveillance in Inner City London,” Visual Studies 29, no. 3 (2014): 285-293.
Chalfen, Richard. “‘Your Panopticon or Mine?’: Incorporating Wearable Technology’s Glass and GoPro into Visual Social Science,” Visual Studies 29, no. 3 (2014): 299-310.
Eke, Norbert Otto. “In the Image: The Transformation of Cinematic Shoah Representations in Michael Glawogger’s Kill Daddy Goodnight,” New German Critique 41, no. 3 123 (2014): 95-112.
Forsdick, Charles and Christian Høgsbjerg. “Sergei Eisenstein and the Haitian Revolution: ‘The Confrontation between Black and White Explodes into Red,’” History Workshop Journal 78, no. 1 (Autumn 2014): 157-185.
Frawley, Jessica K. and Laurel E. Dyson. “mStories: Exploring Semiotics and Praxis of User-Generated Mobile Stories,” Social Semiotics 24, no. 5 (2014): 561-581.
Godeanu-Kenworthy, Oana and Oana Popescu-Sanduo. “From Minimalist Representation to Excessive Interpretation: Contextualizing Four Months, Three Weeks, and Two Days,” Journal of European Studies 44, no. 3 (September 2014): 225-248.
Hoelzl, Ingrid and Rémi Marie. “Google Street View: Navigating the Operative Image,” Visual Studies 29, no. 3 (2014): 261-271.
Ikoniadou, Eleni. “Abstract Time and Affective Perception in the Sonic Work of Art,” Body & Society 20, no. 3-4 (September/December 2014): 140-161.
Kapczynski, Jennifer M. “Past Lessons: Holocaust Conservation and Education in Robert Thalheim’s And Along Come Tourists,” New German Critique 41, no. 3 123 (2014): 9-34.
Köppen, Manuel. “Searching for Evidence between Generations: Claude Lanzmann’s Sobibor and Romuald Karmakar’s Land of Annihilation,” New German Critique 41, no. 3 123 (2014): 57-73.
Kramer, Sven. “Reiterative Reading: Harun Farocki’s Approach to the Footage from Westerbork Transit Camp,” New German Critique 41, no. 3 123 (2014): 35-55.
Lee, Charity and Zuraidah Mohd Don. “Representing Immigrants as Illegals, Threats and Victims in Malaysia: Elite Voices in the Media,” Discourse & Society 25, no. 6 (November 2014): 687-705.
McGlothlin, Erin. “Rewriting the Fantasy of the ‘Wrong’ Victim in Jochen Alexander Freydank’s Spielzeugland,” New German Critique 41, no. 3 123 (2014): 113-134.
Mtshali, Marya T. and Breanne Fahs. “Catherine Breillat’s Romance and Anatomy of Hell: Subjectivity and the Gendering of Sexuality,” Women: A Cultural Review 25, no. 2 (2014): 160-175.
Nadel, Alan and Diane Negra. “Neoliberalism, Magical Thinking, and Silver Linings Playbook,” Narrative 22, no. 3 (October 2014): 312-332.
Orpana, Simon. “The Law and Its Illicit Desires: Transversing Free Market Claustrophobia and the Zombie Imaginary in Dredd 3-D,” Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies 36, no. 4 (2014): 298-319.
Peppard, Anna F. “How Tonto Became Mr. T: The A-Team and the Transformation of the Western in Post-Vietnam America,” Canadian Review of American Studies 44, no. 2 (Summer 2014): 260-280.
Prado, Jose and Jeffrey Montez de Oca. “Waiting for Superman: Neoliberal Educational Reform and the Craft of Filmic Direction,” Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies 36, no. 4 (2014): 274-297.
Prager, Brad. “The Warsaw Ghetto, Seen from the Screening Room: The Images That Dominate A Film Unfinished,” New German Critique 41, no. 3 123 (2014): 135-157.
Ramati, Ido. “Between Israel and Germany: Therapeutic Return to the Place of Trauma in Contemporary Israeli Cinema,” New German Critique 41, no. 3 123 (2014): 179-197.
Reader, Keith. “The banlieue in French Cinema of the 1930s,” French Cultural Studies 25, no. 3-4 (August/November 2014): 387-395.
Scott, Mack. “From Blackface to Beulah: Subtle Subversion in Early Black Sitcoms,” Journal of Contemporary History 49, no. 4 (October 2014): 743-769.
Stine, Kyle. “The Coupling of Cinematics and Kinematics,” Grey Room no. 56 (Summer 2014): 34-57.
Stone, Rob and Dunja Fehimović. “Cuba’s Cinematic Élan Vital: Cubanidad and Cubanía as Citizenship and Sentiment,” Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 23, no. 3 (2014): 289-303.
Sullivan, Jack. “Trash or Treasure: Global Trade and the Accumulation of E-Waste in Lagos, Nigeria,” Africa Today 61, no. 1 (Fall 2014): 89-112.
Szörényi, Anna and Penelope Eate. “Saving Virgins, Saving the USA: Heteronormative Masculinities and the Securitisation of Trafficking Discourse in Mainstream Narrative Film,” Social Semiotics 24, no. 5 (2014): 608-622.
Tacke, Alexandra. “The Desk Murderer and the Corporate Executive: (Re)concretizing the ‘Banality of Evil’ in The Specialist and The Himmler Project,” New German Critique 41, no. 3 123 (2014): 75-93.
Väliaho, Pasi. “Video Games and the Cerebral Subject: On Playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3,” Body & Society 20, no. 3-4 (September/December 2014): 113-139.
Weber, Anne-Katrin. “Recording on Film, Transmitting by Signals: The Intermediate Film System and Television’s Hybridity in the Interwar Period,” Grey Room no. 56 (Summer 2014): 6-33.
Yamasaki, Jill. “Age Accomplished, Performed, and Failed: Liz Young as Old on The Biggest Loser,” Text and Performance Quarterly 34, no. 4 (2014): 354-371.