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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: Colleen Glenn and Paul Flaig

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

Cinema Journal

Professional Notes 56.4


Recent Books
(compiled by Colleen Glenn)

Barefoot, Guy. Trash Cinema: The Lure of the Low. New York: Wallflower Press, 2017.

Berlatsky, Noah. Wonder Woman: Bondage and Feminism in the Marston/Peter Comics, 1941-1948. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 2017.

Bode, Lisa. Making Believe: Screen Performance and Special Effects in Popular Cinema. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 2017.

Cooper, Anna and Russell Meeuf. Projecting the World: Representing the “Foreign” in Classical Hollywood. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 2017.

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

Daniel, Douglass K. Anne Bancroft: A Life. Lexington: UP of Kentucky, 2017.

Farrimond, Katherine. The Contemporary Femme Fatale: Gender, Genre, and American Cinema. New York: Routledge, 2017.

Geller, Theresa. The X-Files. TV Milestones Series. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, December 2016.

Gleeson-White, Sarah. William Faulkner at Twentieth Century-Fox: The Annotated Screenplays. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Grisham, Therese and Julie Grossman. Ida Lupino: Her Art and Resilience in Times of Transition. Rutgers UP, 2017.

Lewis, Jon. Hardboiled Hollywood: Crime and Punishment in Postwar Los Angeles. Oakland: University of California Press, 2017.

Mayer, Vicki. Almost Hollywood, Nearly New Orleans: The Lure of the Local Film Economy. Oakland: University of California Press, 2017.

McNamara, Martha J. and Karan Sheldon, eds. Amateur Movie Making Aesthetics of the Everyday in New England Film, 1915–1960. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2017.

Moss, Joshua Louis. Why Harry Met Sally: Subversive Jewishness, Anglo-Christian Power, and the Rhetoric of Modern Love. Austin: U of Texas P, 2017.

Navitski, Rielle. Public Spectacles of Violence: Sensational Cinema and Journalism in Early Twentieth-Century Mexico and Brazil. Durham: Duke UP, 2017.

Navitski, Rielle and Nicolas Poppe. Cosmopolitan Film Cultures in Latin America, 1896-1960. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2017.

Newland, Paul. British Films of the 1970s. Manchester: Manchester UP, 2017.

Oukaderova, Lida. The Cinema of the Soviet Thaw: Space, Materiality, and Movement. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2017.

Peebles, Stacey. Cormac McCarthy: Page, Stage, Screen. Austin: U of Texas P, 2017.

Rogers, Holly and Jeremy Barham. The Music and Sound of Experimental Film. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2017.

Thurmann-Jajes, Anne, Ursula Frohne, Jee-Hae Kim, Maria Peters, Franziska Rauh, and Sarah Rothe. Radio as Art: Concepts, Spaces, Practices. New York: Transcript-Verlag, 2017.

Tomarken, Edward. Why Theory? Cultural Critique in Film and Television. Manchester: Manchester UP, 2017.

Wheeler, Deborah L. Digital Resistance in the Middle East: New Media Activism in Everyday Life. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2017.

Yockey, Matt, ed. Make Ours Marvel: Media Convergence and a Comics Universe. Austin: U of Texas P, 2017.

Zahlten, Alexander. The End of Japanese Cinema: Industrial Genres, National Times, and Media Ecologies. Durham: Duke UP, 2017.

Recent Articles
(compiled by Paul Flaig)


Abdel-Raheem, Ahmed. “Decoding Images: Toward a Theory of Pictorial Framing.” Discourse & Society 28:4 (July 2017): 327-352.


Allison, Nathan D. “Method Acting, Autonomy, and the Curious ‘as if’ of the Postwar Subject in Nicholas Ray's Rebel Without a Cause.” Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory 73:2 (Summer 2017): 103-124.


Burstow, Stephen. “This Face, Here, Now: Moving Image Portraiture.” Journal of Asia Pacific Pop Culture 2:1 (2017): 73-92.


Cameron, Ed. “Inviting a Scandalous Look: Detecting the Fabulous Fabula Promoted by the Twist Film.” The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 75:2 (Spring 2017): 155-167.


Campt, Tina M. “Performing Stillness: Diaspora and Stasis in Black German Vernacular Photography.” Qui Parle 26:1 (June 2017): 155-170.


Cardullo, Paolo. “CCTV Oddity: Archaeology and Aesthetics of Video Surveillance.” Visual Studies 32:2 (2017): 124-132.


Crey, Karrmen. “Screen Text and Institutional Context: Indigenous Film Production and Academic Research Institutions.” Native American and Indigenous Studies 4:1 (Spring 2017): 61-88.


Cubitt, Sean. “Glitch.” Cultural Politics 13:1 (March 2017): 19-33.


DeClue, Jennifer. “To Visualize the Queen Diva!: Toward Black Feminist Trans Inclusivity in Beyoncé's ‘Formation’.” TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly 4:2 (May 2017): 219-225.


Edelman, Lee. “Learning Nothing: Bad Education.” differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 28:1 (May 2017): 124-173.


Estrada, Isabel. “‘Democrazy’ in Spain: Cinema and New Forms of Social Life in the Twenty-First Century.” MLN 132:2 (March 2017): 386-406.


Futamura, Caroline Wakaba. “The Eternal Other: (Franco-)Asians through the Lens of Contemporary French Cinema.” Contemporary French and Francophone Studies 21 (2017): 28-35.


Geller, Theresa and Anna Marie Banker. “‘That Magic Box Lies’: Queer Theory, Seriality, and American Horror Story.” Velvet Light Trap 79 (Spring 2017): 36-49.

Gleeson-White, Sarah. "Hamlin Garland, Multimedia Modern." Modernism/Modernity, Print Plus 2(1) (2017).

Halligan, Benjamin. “Modeling Affective Labor: On Terry Richardson’s Photography.” Cultural Politics 13:1 (March 2017): 13:1.


Harrington, Alexandra. “Literary Celebrity and Late Style: Anna Akhmatova's Unfinished Cinema Scenario about Pilots and Poem Without A Hero.” The Slavonic and East European Review 95:3 (July 2017): 458-503.


Hodge, James J. “Digital Psycho: Dedramatizing the Historical Event.” Critical Inquiry 43:4 (Summer 2017): 839-860.


Hofer, Stefanie. “Out of the Box: Television, Documentary Fiction, and the Art of Healing.” American Imago 74:1 (Spring 2017): 41-73.


Hout, Syrine. “Artistic Fallout from the July 2006 War: Momentum, Mediation, and Mediatization.” Arab Studies Quarterly 39:2 (Spring 2017): 793-814.


Imada, Adria L. “Promiscuous Signification: Leprosy Suspects in a Photographic Archive of Skin.” Representations 138:1 (Spring 2017): 1-36.


Jacobs, Steven, and Hilde D'haeyere. “Frankfurter Slapstick: Benjamin, Kracauer, and Adorno on American Screen Comedy.” October 160 (Spring 2017): 30-55.


Kennedy, Liam. “The Elusive Enemy: Zero Dark Thirty and the American Worldview.” Journal of American Studies 51:3 (August 2017): 965-980.


King, Kenneth. “On the Cusp of Superstars: Andy Warhol's Silver Factory as Underground.” PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art 39:2 (May 2017): 22-39.


Kittler, Friedrich. “Real Time Analysis, Time Axis Manipulation.” Cultural Politics 13:1 (March 2017): 1-18.


Luckhurst, Roger. “Why have the Dead Come Back?: The Instance of Photography.” New Formations 89-90 (2017): 101-115.


Mattes, Ari. “The Cinema of Cruelty: Olympus Has Fallen and the Action-Spectacle Aesthetic.” Journal of Asia-Pacific Pop Culture 2:1 (2017): 93-118.


Melton, Jeffrey. “Romancing the American Dream: The Coen Brothers' Raising Arizona.” Studies in American Humor 3:1 (2017): 1-21.


Millner-Larsen, Nadja. “The Subject of Black: Abstraction and the Politics of Race in the Expanded Cinema Environment.” Grey Room 67 (Spring 2017): 64-99.


Multiple Authors. “Dossier: Visualising Traces of the Past in Latin America.” Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies: 26 (2017): 131-278.


Multiple Authors. Inaugural Issue. Journal of Posthuman Studies 1:1 (2017): 1-112.


Multiple Authors. “Nootechnics.” Parallax 23 (2017): 129-239.


Multiple Authors. “Special Issue: Weimar Photography in Context.” Monatshefte 109:2 (Summer 2017).


Peterson, Marina. “Atmospheric Sensibilities: Noise, Annoyance, and Indefinite Urbanism.” Social Text 35:2 (June 2017): 69-90.


Sills, Liz. “Hashtag Comedy: From Muslim Rage to #Muslimrage.” ReOrient 2:2 (Spring 2017): 160-174.


Sinha, Suvadip. “Magical Modernity: The Fallacy of Affect in Ritwik Ghatak's Ajantrik.” Cultural Critique 95 (Winter 2017): 101-130.


Strand, Nichole. “Gender and Consumption in Porfirian Mexico: Images of Women in Advertising, El Imparcial, 1897–1910.” Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies 38:1 (2017): 1-30.


Strub, Whitney. “Sex Wishes and Virgin Dreams: Zebedy Colt's Reactionary Queer Heterosmut and the Elusive Porn Archive.” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 23:3 (2017): 359-390.


Tati, Jacques, “A Conversation with Jacques Tati.” October 160 (Spring 2017): 109-126.


Vernon, Alex. “Spectator-Citizen-Soldier: History, Genre, and Gender in The Hurt Locker.” Modern Fiction Studies 63:2 (Summer 2017): 373-396.


White, Duncan. “An ‘Automatic Escape’ or a ‘Beautiful Question’? Cinema and Experimental Film after Michael Fried’s ‘Art and Objecthood’.” Journal of Visual Culture 16:1 (April 2017): 103-117.


Wild, Jennifer. “The Chaplin Files, 1952.” October 160 (Spring 2017): 51-78.


Williams, Melvin L. ““Ain't I a Teacher?” A Television Analysis of Black Male Media-Teachers on The Steve Harvey Show.” Spectrum 5:2 (Spring 2017): 45-70.


Yogerst, Chris. “Hughes, Hawks, and Hays: The Monumental Censorship Battle Over Scarface (1932).” The Journal of American Culture 40:2 (June 2017): 134-144.


Zohar, Ayelet. “Photography and Invisibility: Indexicality and Performativity Asia-Pacific War Memory in Tsukada Mamoru's Identical Twins Series (2003) and Suzuki Norio's Photos of Onoda Hiroo (1974).” positions: east asia cultures critique 25:2 (May 2017): 388-429.

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