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Announcing Cinema Journal 56.2

Monday, February 20, 2017   (0 Comments)
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The newest issue of Cinema Journal should have recently arrived in your mail.
Check out the table of contents and some of the online initiatives that accompany CJ in print below:



56, No. 2, Winter 2017
Table of Contents

Rage against the Machine: Buffering, Noise, and Perpetual Anxiety in the Age of Connected Viewing
Neta Alexander

La jetée in Historical Time: Torture, Visuality, Displacement
Matthew Croombs

A New Vision: J. J. Abrams, Star Trek, and Promotional Authorship
Leora Hadas

Solving the Day-Care Crisis, One Episode at a Time: Family Sitcoms and Privatized Child Care in the 1980s
Alice Leppert

From Zero to Hero: The CIA and Hollywood Today
Tony Shaw, Tricia Jenkins

In Focus: Watchmen
edited by Blair Davis

Book Reviews: Comic Studies
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 Winter 2017, 56.2

Neta Alexander
“Buffering” as a Cultural Metaphor: Postscript to “Rage against the Machine”

Matthew Croombs
Legacies of Militant Cinema: Réne Vautier and the Anti-Colonial Combat Film

Leora Hadas
Authorship and Franchise Identity in the Contemporary Blockbuster

Alice Leppert
DJ Tanner Takes Responsibility for Her Fuller House

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 56.2 features short pieces on Watchmen by Blair Davis, Mark J.P. Wolf, Aaron Taylor, Drew Morton, Kathryn M. Frank, and Dana Polan.
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. This issue's In Focus will run at IMR this week (February 27-March 3).
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 Colleen Glenn, 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 most recent episode, recorded just before the inauguration, takes two oblique angles on politics with Stephanie Brown discussing helping students find their voice through a podcast assignment for her “Sex and Gender in the Media” class and an interview with Paul Douglas Grant on political filmmaking and the role of the translator in film studies.

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier at

Cinema Journal
and's partnership to develop a quarterly feature called the Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier fosters 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 titled Negotiating Precarious Positions: Strategies for Working As and With Adjuncts, and Other Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Cinema and Media Studies. 

This collaboration between MediaCommons and Cinema Journal is the first peer-reviewed academic journal of videographic film and moving image studies. The most recent issue is features videographic work by Aaron Taylor, Caroline Rumley, Lori Morimoto, Shane Denson, and Booth Wilson.

Cinema Journal on Facebook:
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