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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 efreedma@fau.edu.
 
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 54.3


Edited by Chris Robé, with Stephen Charbonneau

   

Recent Books

Aldama, Frederick Luis, ed. Critical Approaches to the Films of Robert Rodriguez. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2015.

Alvarez, Ivan Villarmea. Documenting Cityscapes: Urban Change in Contemporary Non-Fiction Film. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015.

Artz, Lee. Global Entertainment Media: A Critical Introduction. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015.

Bacon, Henry. The Fascination of Film Violence. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Ballesteros, Isolina. Immigration Cinema in the New Europe. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015. 

Bao, Weihong. Fiery Cinema: The Emergence of an Affective Medium in China, 1915–1945. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015.

Bayman, Louis. The Operatic and the Everyday in Postwar Italian Film Melodrama. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Beach, Christopher. A Hidden History of Film Style: Cinematographers, Directors, and the Collaborative Process. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2015.

Carter, Matthew. Myth of the Western: New Perspectives on Hollywood's Frontier Narrative.  Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Casetti, Francesco. The Lumière Galaxy: Seven Key Words for the Cinema to Come.  New York: Columbia University Press, 2015.

Cook, Bernie. Flood of Images: Media, Memory, and Hurricane Katrina. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2015.

Doherty, Thomas. Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015.

Elliott, Andrew B.R. The Return of the Epic Film: Genre, Aesthetics and History in the 21st Century. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Elwes, Catherine. Installation and the Moving Image. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015.

Fan, Victor. Cinema Approaching Reality: Locating Chinese Film Theory. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015.

Filippo, Maria San. The B Word: Bisexuality in Contemporary Film and Television. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2015.

Fischer, Lucy, ed. Art Direction and Production Design. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2015.

Franklin, Peter. Seeing Through Music: Gender and Modernism in Classic Hollywood Film Scores. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Frey, Mattias and Cecilia Sayad, eds. Film Criticism in the Digital Age. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2015.

Gaal-Holmes, Patti. A History of 1970s Experimental Film: Britain's Decade of Diversity. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Garwood, Ian. The Sense of Film Narration. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Gaycken, Oliver. Devices of Curiosity: Early Cinema and Popular Science. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Geiger, Jeffrey and Karin Littau. Cinematicity in Media History. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Govil, Nitin. Orienting Hollywood: A Century of Film Culture between Los Angeles and Bombay. New York: New York University Press, 2015.

Gunckel, Colin. Mexico on Main Street: Transnational Film Culture in Los Angeles before World War II. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2015.

Joshi, Priya. Bollywood's India: A Public Fantasy. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015.

Kerner, Aaron Michael. Torture Porn in the Wake of 9/11: Horror, Exploitation, and the Cinema of Sensation. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2015.

Khalil, Andrea, ed. North African Cinema in a Global Context Through the Lens of Diaspora. New York: Routledge, 2015.

Magagnoli, Paolo. Documents of Utopia: The Politics of Experimental Documentary. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015.

McGarry, Fearghal and Jennie M. Carlsten, eds. Film, History and Memory. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Milburn, Colin. Mondo Nano: Fun and Games in the World of Digital Matter. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2015.

Mittell, Jason. Complex TV: The Poetics of Contemporary Television Storytelling. New York: New York University Press, 2015.

Nama, Adilifu. Race on the QT: Blackness and the Films of Quentin Tarantino. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2015.

Neroni, Hilary. The Subject of Torture: Psychoanalysis and Biopolitics in Television and Film.  New York: Columbia University Press, 2015.

Okada, Jun. Making Asian American Film and Video: History, Institutions, Movements. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2015.

Rastegar, Kamran. Surviving Images: Cinema, War, and Cultural Memory in the Middle East. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Razsa, Maple. Bastards of Utopia: Living Radical Politics after Socialism. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2015.

Rentschle, Eric. The Use and Abuse of Cinema: German Legacies from the Weimar Era to the Present. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015.

Shaw, Deborah. The Three Amigos: The transnational filmmaking of Guillermo del Toro, Alejandro González Iñárritu, and Alfonso Cuarón. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Standish, Isolde. Myth and Masculinity in the Japanese Cinema: Towards a Political Reading of the Tragic Hero. New York: Routledge, 2015.

Stanfield, Peter. The Cool and the Crazy: Pop Fifties Cinema. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2015.

Turnock, Julie A. Plastic Reality: Special Effects, Technology, and the Emergence of 1970s Blockbuster Aesthetics. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015.

Wick, James. Transnational Representations: The State of Taiwan Film in the 1960s and 1970s.  New York: Columbia University Press, 2015

Willis, Sharon. The Poitier Effect: Racial Melodrama and Fantasies of Reconciliation. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015.

Yu, Sabrina Qiong. Jet Li: Chinese Masculinity and Transnational Film Stardom. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2015.


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

Baer, Brian James. “Go East, Young Man! Body Politics and the Asian Turn in Putin-Era Cinema The Russian Review 74, no. 2 (April 2015): 230-246. 

 

Calhoun, Claudia. “Where Houston Met Hollywood: Giant, Glenn McCarthy, and the Construction of a Modern City,” Journal of Urban History 41, no. 3 (May 2015): 404-419.

 

Chiluwa, Innocent and Presley Ifukor. “‘War against Our Children’: Stance and Evaluation in #BringBackOurGirls Campaign Discourse on Twitter and Facebook,” Discourse & Society 26, no. 3 (May 2015): 267-296. 

 

Colleoni, Federica. “Fanon, Violence and Rebellion in Italian Cinema,” Interventions 17, no. 3 (2015): 329-342.

 

Davis, Rocío G. “Layering History: Graphic Embodiment and Emotions in GB Tran’s Vietamerica,” Rethinking History 19, no. 2 (2015): 252-267. 

 

Deller, Ruth A. “Religion as Makeover: Reality, Lifestyle and Spiritual Transformation,” International Journal of Cultural Studies 18, no. 3 (May 2015): 291-303.

 

Dezuanni, Michael. “The Building Blocks of Digital Media Literacy: Socio-Material Participation and the Production of Media Knowledge,” Journal of Curriculum Studies 47, no. 3 (2015): 416-439. 

 

Frichot, Hélène. “Matthew Barney’s Cremaster Cycle Revisited: Towards Post-Human Becomings of Man,” Angelaki 20, no. 1 (2015): 55-67. 

 

Fugikawa, Laura Sachiko. “Shifting the Gaze: Gender and Resilience in The Exiles,” American Quarterly 67, no. 1 (March 2015): 1-24.

 

Fuller, Glen. “In the Garage: Assemblage, Opportunity and Techno-Aesthetics,” Angelaki 20, no. 1 (2015): 125-136. 

 

Han, Gil-Soo. “K-Pop Nationalism: Celebrities and Acting Blackface in the Korean Media,” Continuum 29, no. 1 (2015): 2-16. 

 

Hashamova, Yana. “Looking for the Balkan (Br)other: The National Gaze in Dzhanik Faiziev’s The Turkish Gambit,” The Russian Review 74, no. 2 (April 2015): 211-229.

 

Hills, Matt. “Rebranding Doctor Who and Reimagining Sherlock: ‘Quality’ Television as ‘Makeover TV Drama,’” International Journal of Cultural Studies 18, no. 3 (May 2015): 317-331.

 

Hovey, Jaime. “Tyrion’s Gallantry,” Critical Quarterly 57, no. 1 (April 2015): 86-98. 

 

Marshall, Kate. “Atlas of a Concave World: Game of Thrones and the Historical Novel,” Critical Quarterly 57, no. 1 (April 2015): 61-70. 

 

Myers, Cayce and James F. Hamilton. “Open Genre, New Possibilities: Democratizing History via Social Media,” Rethinking History 19, no. 2 (2015): 222-234.

 

O’Leary, Peter. “Sacred Fantasy in Game of Thrones,” Critical Quarterly 57, no. 1 (April 2015): 6-19. 

 

Patil, Tejaswini Vishwanath. “‘You Can’t Have the Struggle Without the Ugly Fringe’ – Publicness in Australian National Imagination: Media Representations of the Muslim Demonstrations in Sydney in 2012,” Continuum 29, no. 1 (2015): 57-69.

 

Pham, Minh-Ha T. “Visualizing ‘The Misfit’: Virtual Fitting Rooms and the Politics of Technology,” American Quarterly 67, no. 1 (March 2015): 165-188. 

 

Revesz, Eva. “The Legend of Greta Garbo, or Woman as Thing: Hollywood Creations in Max Frisch’s Stiller,” The German Quarterly 88, no. 1 (Winter 2015): 1-21. 

 

Raun, Tobias. “Video Blogging as a Vehicle of Transformation: Exploring the Intersection between Trans Identity and Information Technology,” International Journal of Cultural Studies 18, no. 3 (May 2015): 365-378.

 

Ruiz, Jason. “Dark Matters: Vince Gilligan’s Breaking Bad, Suburban Crime Dramas, and Latinidad in the Golden Age of Cable Television,” Aztlan 40, no. 1 (Spring 2015): 37-62.

 

Scott, D. Travers. “Productive Possessions: Masculinity, Reproduction and Territorializations in Techno-Horror,” Angelaki 20, no. 1 (2015): 87-104. 

 

Smith, Trevor. “The Possibility of an Online Political Realm,” New Political Science 27, no. 2 (2015): 241-258. 

 

Spring, Dawn. “Gaming History: Computer and Video Games as Historical Scholarship,” Rethinking History 19, no. 2 (2015): 207-221.

 

Strach, Patrica and Katherine Zuber, Erika Franklin Fowler, Travis N. Ridout, Kathleen Searles. “In a Different Voice? Explaining the Use of Men and Women as Voice-Over Announcers in Political Advertising,” Political Communication 32, no. 2 (2015): 183-205. 

 

Stratton, Jon. “The Sapphires Were Not the Australian Supremes: Neoliberalism, History and Pleasure in The Sapphires,” Continuum 29, no. 1 (2015): 17-31.

 

Verma, Neil. “Wall of Sound: Listening to Game of Thrones,” Critical Quarterly 57, no. 1 (April 2015): 71-85. 

 

Wang, Chih-ming. “Memory Films and the Politics of Revisiting: On Amir Muhammad’s Films about the Communist Party of Malaya,” Inter-Asia Cultural Studies 16, no. 1 (2015): 128-133.

 

Weiser, Frans. “The Conventions of Unconventionality: Reconsidering the Cinematic Historian in Even the Rain,” Rethinking History 19, no. 2 (2015): 268-284. 

 

Wilkinson, Maryn. “The Makeover and the Malleable Body in 1980s American Teen Film,” International Journal of Cultural Studies 18, no. 3 (May 2015): 385-391. 

 

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