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Announcing Cinema Journal 54.1

Wednesday, November 19, 2014   (0 Comments)
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The new issue of Cinema Journal should have arrived or will be arriving in your mail any day now.
Check out the table of contents and some of the online initiatives that accompany CJ in print below:


54, No. 1, Fall 2014
Table of Contents

Modernization and Ambivalence in Octavio Cortázar’s Por primera vez
Nicholas Balaisis

Statistical Analysis of Television Style: What Can Numbers Tell Us about TV Editing? 
Jeremy Butler

“Past Not-So-Perfect”: Ararat and Its Reception in Turkey
Özlem Köksal

Configuring Affect: Complex World Making in Fatih Akın’s Auf der anderen Seite (The Edge of Heaven)
Claudia Breger

Cold War Carmen in US Racial Modernity
Neda Atanasoski

In Focus: Latin American Film Research in the Twenty-First Century
edited by Ana M. López and Dolores Tierney

Book Reviews
edited by Louisa Stein

Afterthoughts & Postscripts:
These essays give Cinema Journal authors the opportunity to augment their essays with follow-up thoughts they've had in the lag time between submission and publication. 

Afterthoughts Essays for Fall 2014, 54.1

Nicholas Balaisis
"The Media of Care: Repair, Improvisation, and the Rural Cuban Projectionist"

Claudia Breger
"Configuring Affect: Complex Worldmaking in Fatih Akın’s Auf der anderen Seite (The Edge of Heaven)"

Jeremy Butler
"Statistical Analysis of Television Style: What Can Numbers Tell Us about TV Editing?"

Özlem Köksal
"From Ararat to The Cut: One Hundred Years of Not Facing the Past"

In Focus:

The In Focus section from each issue is available for open access on the SCMS website in PDF form. The In Focus for Issue 54.1 features Latin American Film
Research in the Twenty-First Century and is edited by Edited by Ana M. López and Dolores Tierney.
In Focus at In Media Res:

Each In Focus section of Cinema Journal has a companion week at Media Commons’ In Media Res, where authors can expand on their topics with multimedia extras and invite further discussion in the comments section. The In Focus on Latin American Film Research is running at IMR this week. 
Archival News:

Currently edited by Katherine Groo, this quarterly feature reports recent news highlights from the media archive community, including: acquisitions, preservation, institutional and organizational changes, exhibitions, awards, new DVD releases, online resources, and technology.
Professional Notes:
Currently edited by Chris Robé with Stephen Charbonneau, this quarterly feature lists recent books published in media studies, as well as articles on film and TV published in non-media journals.

Aca-Media is a monthly podcast that presents an academic perspective on media. Hosts Christine Becker and Michael Kackman explore current scholarship, issues in the media industries, questions in pedagogy and professional development, and events in the world of media studies. The October episode features a Halloween mystery, an interview with Jennifer Hyland Wang about her 2000 CJ piece on Forrest Gump, and a tour of the SCMS Undergraduate Conference.
Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier at

Cinema Journal
and have formed a partnership to develop a quarterly feature called the Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier. The goals of this partnership are to foster critical reflection on media studies teaching and pedagogy and to engender serious discussion of pedagogical issues via an active online platform. The current dossier considers teaching research skills.

This collaboration between MediaCommons and Cinema Journal is the first peer-reviewed academic journal of videographic film and moving image studies. The third issue explores the form, theorym and practice of audiovisual essays and their scholarly use, including video essays by Cristina Alvarez Lopez, Ian Garwood, Miklos Kiss, and Adrian Martin.

Cinema Journal on Facebook:
In addition to links of all the online initiatives, you can also find high-quality, full color images from each issue of Cinema Journal here.

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