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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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