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Announcing Cinema Journal 53.4

Monday, August 18, 2014   (0 Comments)
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The Summer 2014 issue of Cinema Journal should have recently arrived or will arrive in members' mail any day now.
Check out the table of contents and some of the online initiatives that accompany CJ in print below:


53, No. 4, Summer 2014
Table of Contents

Looking for Satellites
Will Brooker

Sony and Local-Language Productions: Conglomerate Hollywood’s Strategy of Flexible Localization for the Global Film Market
Courtney Brannon Donoghue

A Cinema of Revolt: Black Wave Revolution and Dušan Makavejev’s Politics of Disgust
Sarah Hamblin

Life, Love, and Programming: The Culture and Politics of WALL-E and Pixar Computer Animation
Eric Herhuth

In the Realm of the Senses: Sensory Realism, Speed, and Hong Kong Martial Arts Cinema
Man-Fung Yip

Unpacking a Punch: Transduction and the Sound of Combat Foley in Fight Club
Mack Hagood

Book Reviews
edited by Louisa Stein
Afterthoughts & Postscripts:
These posts 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 Summer 2014, 53.4

Courtney Brannon Donoghue
“'Sony and Local-Language Productions': Fieldwork Follow-up”

Mack Hagood
Touching Sound, Touching Image

Sarah Hamblin
The Politics of Active Spectatorship

Man-Fung Yip
Rethinking the Visceral Aesthetic of Martial Arts Films in the Age of Immediacy

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 53.4 stems from the African American Caucus and is edited by Beretta E. Smith Shomade, Racquel Gates and Miriam Petty.
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 from the African American Caucus will run at IMR the week of August 25-29.
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 August episode features an interview with Jennifer Petersen on film and early freedom of speech laws and a Vox Scholari segment with attendees from the Craft of Criticism 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 is on Teaching Film and Media Studies in Liberal Arts Colleges.

This collaboration between MediaCommons and Cinema Journal is the first peer-reviewed academic journal of videographic film and moving image studies. The second issue is now available at the above link.

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.

CinemaJournal on Twitter:
Follow CJ on Twitter for tweets and RTs of interest to Cinema Journal readers.

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