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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 Colleen Glenn.
Professional Notes Editors: Christine Becker and Colleen Glenn

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

Cinema Journal

Professional Notes 56.3


Recent Books (Compiled by Christine Becker and Colleen Glenn)

Alter, Nora M. and Timothy Corrigan, eds. Essays on the Essay Film. New York: Columbia University Press, 2017.

Balsom, Erika. After Uniqueness: a History of Film and Video Art in Circulation. New York: Columbia University Press, 2017.

Brideson, Cynthia and Sara Brideson. He’s Got Rhythm: the Life and Career of Gene Kelly. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2017.

Broderick, Mick. Reconstructing Strangelove: Inside Stanley Kubrick's “Nightmare Comedy”. London: Wallflower Press, 2017.

Cameron, Sharon. The Bond of the Furthest Apart: Essays on Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Bresson, and Kafka. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017.

Ceplair, Larry and Christopher Trumbo. Dalton Trumbo: Blacklisted Hollywood Radical. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2017.

Chion, Michel. Words On Screen. New York: Columbia University Press, March 2017.

Cho, Francisca. Seeing Like the Buddha: Enlightenment through Film. Albany: SUNY Press, 2017.

Corkin, Stanley. Connecting the Wire: Race, Space, and Post-Industrial Baltimore.

Austin: U of Texas P, 2017.

Curtin, Michael and Kevin Sanson. Voices of Labor: Creativity, Craft, and Conflict in Global Hollywood. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017.

Decker, Todd. Hymns for the Fallen: Combat Movie Music and Sound after Vietnam. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017.

Filimon, Monica. Cristi Puiu. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2017.

Fischer, Lucy. Cinema by Design: Art Noveau, Modernism, and Film History. New York: Columbia University Press, March 2017.

Fuhrmann, Wolfgang. Imperial Projections: Screening the German Colonies. New York City: Berghahn Books, 2017.

Gebhardt, Nicholas. Vaudeville Melodies: Popular Musicians and Mass Entertainment in American Culture, 1870-1929. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017.

Hagener, Malte. The Emergence of Film Culture: Knowledge Production, Institution Building, and the Fate of the Avant-garde in Europe, 1919-1945. New York City: Berghahn Books, 2017.

Jovanovic, Nenad. Brechtian Cinemas: Montage and Theatricality in Jean-Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet, Peter Watkins, and Lars von Trier. Albany: SUNY Press, 2017.

Kehrwald, Kevin. Prison Movies: Cinema Behind Bars. London: Wallflower Press, 2017.

King, Rob. Hokum!: The Early Sound Slapstick Short and Depression-Era Mass Culture. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017

Kokas, Aynne. Hollywood Made in China. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017.

Laine, Tarja. Bodies in Pain: Emotion and the Cinema of Darren Aronofsky. New York City: Berghahn Books, 2017.

Leitch, Thomas, ed. The Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Lewis, John. Hard-Boiled Hollywood: Crime and Punishment in Postwar Los Angeles. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017.

Malkowski, Jennifer. Dying in Full Detail: Mortality and Digital Documentary. Durham: Duke University Press, 2017.

McFarland, Douglas and Wesley King, eds. John Huston as Adaptor. Albany: SUNY Press, 2017.

Meeuf, Russell. Rebellious Bodies: Stardom, Citizenship, and the New Body Politics. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2017.

Michaels, Lloyd. Sweet and Lowdown: Woody Allen's Cinema of Regret. London: Wallflower Press, 2017.

Morgan, Stacy. Frankie and Johnny: Race, Gender, and the Work of African American Folklore in 1930s America. Austin: U of Texas P, 2017.


Pallant, Chris. Animated Landscapes: History, Form and Function. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017.

Palmer, R. Barton, Homer B. Pettey, and Steven M. Sanders. Hitchcock’s Moral Gaze. Albany: SUNY Press, 2017.

Rangan, Pooja. Immediations: The Humanitarian Impulse in Documentary. Duke University Press, 2017.

Robé, Chris. Breaking the Spell: A History of Anarchist Filmmaking, Videotape Guerrillas, and Digital Ninjas. Oakland, CA: PM Press, 2017.

Scheibel, Will. American Stranger: Modernisms, Hollywood, and the Cinema of Nicholas Ray. Albany: SUNY Press, 2017.

Sen, Maheli. Haunting Bollywood: Gender, Genre, and the Supernatural in Hindi Commercial Cinema. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2017.

Steinberg, Marc and Alexander Zahlten, eds. Media Theory in Japan. Durham: Duke University Press, 2017.

Ty, Eleanor. Asianfail: Narratives of Disenchantment and the Model Minority. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2017.

Von Hodenberg, Christina. Television's Moment: Sitcom Audiences and the Sixties Cultural Revolution. New York City: Berghahn Books, 2017.

Wager, Jans B. Jazz and Cocktails: Rethinking Race and the Sound of Film Noir. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2017.


Articles on Film and TV in Non-media Journals (compiled by Christine Becker)

Bajoghli, Narges. The Outcasts: The Start of ‘New Entertainment’ in Pro-Regime Filmmaking in the Islamic Republic of Iran.” Middle East Critique 26.1 (2017): 61-77.

Barnett, Kyle, and Shawn VanCour. “Eat What You Hear: Gustasonic Discourses and the Material Culture of Commercial Sound Recording.” Journal of Material Culture 22.1 (March 2017): 93-109.

Bernstein, Robin. “‘I’m Very Happy to Be in the Reality-Based Community’: Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, Digital Photography, and George W. Bush.” American Literature 89.1 (2017): 121-154.

Bodroghkozy, Aniko. “The BBC and the Black Weekend: Broadcasting the Kennedy Assassination and the Birth of Global Television News.” The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics, and Culture 9.2 (December 2016): 242-260.

Chrostowska, S.D. “The Spring and the Reel: On Film and Revolution.” boundary 2 44.2 (May 2017): 95-125.

Clavin, Keith. “Narrating Risk: The Financial Thriller Film During the U.S. Recession.” Textual Practice 31.3 (2017): 477-490.

Coombs, Adam. “Queer Oedipal Drag in Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Sing and Baadasssss! African American Review 50.1 (Spring 2017): 41-58.

Feng, Debing. “Representing Ordinary People: Experiential Interview Fragments in CCTV News.” Text & Talk 37.2 (March 2017): 165-188.

Garcia, Angela. “The Rainy Season Toward a Cinematic Ethnography of Crisis and Endurance in Mexico City.” Social Text 35.1 (March 2017): 101-121.

Geller, Theresa L. “Race and Allegory in Mass Culture: Historicizing The X-Files.” American Quarterly 69.1 (March 2017): 93-115.

Gibson, Rebecca. “More Than Merely Human: How Science Fiction Pop-Culture Influences Our Desires for the Cybernetic.” Sexuality & Culture 21:1 (March 2017): 224-246.

Ging, Debbie. “Memes, Masculinity and Mancession: Love/Hate’s Online Metatexts.” Irish Studies Review 25.2 (2017): 170-192.

Graham, Stephen. The X Factor and Reality Television: Beyond Good and Evil.” Popular Music 36.1 (January 2017): 6-20.

Guzmán, R. Andrés. “Natalia Almada’s El Velador and the Violence of Narco-Capitalism.” Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 26.1 (2017): 109-129.

Heath, Karen Patricia. “Artistic Scarcity in an Age of Material Abundance: President Lyndon Johnson, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Great Society Liberalism.” European Journal of American Culture 36.1 (March 2017): 39-56.

Jagoda, Patrick. “Videogame Criticism and Games in the Twenty-First Century.” American Literary History 29.1 (2017): 205-218.

Kazi, Taha. “The Changing Dynamics of Religious Authority on Pakistani Religious  Television.” Culture and Religion 17.4 (2016): 468-485.

King, Claire Sisco. and Vanessa B. Beasley. “Running on Screen While Black: Representations of Black Presidential Candidates in U.S. Film and Television.” Quarterly Journal of Speech 103-1-2 (2017): 117-135.

Kirkwood, Jeffrey West. “The Cinema of Afflictions.” October 159 (Winter 2017): 37-54.

Kothari, Rita, and Apurva Shah. “Dil Se: Love, Fantasy and Negotiation in Hindi Film Songs.” Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies 19.4 (2017): 532-549.

Krieger, Antoine. “On Jean-Luc Godard, Jean Genet and Representing the Palestinians.” Journal of European Studies 47.1 (March 2017): 54-66.

Kristensen, Lars. “Bicycle Cinema: Machine Identity and the Moving Image.” Thesis Eleven 138.1 (February 2017): 65-80.

Johnson, Mark R., and Jamie Woodcock. “Fighting Games and Go Exploring: The Aesthetics of Play in Professional Gaming.” Thesis Eleven 138.1 (February 2017): 26-45.

Labayen, Miguel Fernández, and Xose Prieto Souto. “A Network of Affinities: Helena Lumbreras's Collective Films and Social Struggle in Spain.” The Modern Language Review 112.2 (April 2017): 397-412.

Logsdon, Richard. “Merging with the Darkness: An Examination of the Aesthetics of Collusion in NBC's Hannibal.” The Journal of American Culture 40.1 (March 2017): 50-65.

Milbrandt, Tara. “Caught on Camera, Posted Online: Mediated Moralities, Visual Politics and the Case of Urban ‘Drought-Shaming.’” Visual Studies 32.1 (2017): 3-23.

Milkman, Ruth. “A New Political Generation: Millennials and the Post-2008 Wave of Protest.” American Sociological Review 82.1 (February 2017): 1-31.

Mills, Colleen E. “Framing Ferguson: Fox News and the Construction of U.S. Racism.” Race & Class 58.4 (April-June 2017): 39-56. 

Multiple authors. Special Issue on Aesthetics of Space in India Cinema. Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique 25.1 (February 2017).

Multiple authors. Special Issue on China-Africa Media Interactions, Journal of African Cultural Studies 29.1 (2017).

Multiple authors. Special Issue on Digital Politics: Mobilization, Engagement, and Participation. Political Communication 34.1 (2017).

Nishime, LeiLani. “Whitewashing Yellow Futures in Ex Machina, Cloud Atlas, and Advantageous: Gender, Labor, and Technology in Sci-fi Film.” Journal of Asian American Studies 20.1 (February 2017): 29-49. 

Palmer, Tim. “War and peace in the contemporary French film ecosystem: Valérie Donzelli’s La Guerre est declare.” Modern and Contemporary France 25.1 (2017): 31-47.

Randell, Richard. “Musical Affordance and the MP3.” “The Spring and the Reel: On Film and Revolution.” boundary 2 44.2 (May 2017): 127-143.

Rebollo, María Antonia Paz, and Julio Montero Díaz. “La programación juvenil de Televisión Española (1982–1989): una oportunidad perdida.” Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 18.1 (2017): 21-36.

Reyns-Chikuma, Chris, and Houssem Ben Lazreg.  Marjane Satrapi and the Graphic Novels from and about the Middle East.” Arab Studies Quarterly 39.1 (Winter 2017): 758-775.

Sieving, Christopher. “The Man Can’t Bust Our Moves: Buying and Selling the Counterculture with Zabriskie Point (1970).” The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics, and Culture 9.2 (December 2016): 218-241.

Silverman, Lisa. “Absent Jews and Invisible Antisemitism in Postwar Vienna: Der Prozeß (1948) and The Third Man (1949)” Journal of Contemporary History 52.2 (April 2017): 211-228.

Steyerl, Hito. “On Games. Or, Can Art Workers Think?” New Left Review 103 (Jan/Feb 2017).

Tavinor, Grant. “What's My Motivation? Video Games and Interpretative Performance.” The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 75.1 (Winter 2017): 23-33.

Veldman, Meredith. “‘Dressed in an Angel's Nightshirt’: Jesus and the BBC.” Journal of British Studies 56.1 (January 2017): 117-137.

Wilms, Wilfried. “The Alps as Lebensraum—Cinematic Representations of the Alpine War and the South Tyrol Question in 1930s Germany.” German Studies 40.1 (February 2017): 61-77.

Yeates, Robert. “Urban Decay and Sexual Outlaws in the Blade Runner Universe.” Science Fiction Studies 44.1 (March 2017): 65-83

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