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Announcing Cinema Journal 56.4

Tuesday, August 22, 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. 4, Summer 2017
Table of Contents

Don’t Call It a Comeback
Will Brooker

From Posthuman to Postcinema: Crises of Subjecthood and Representation in Her
Donna Kornhaber

Bringing the War Home to the United States and East Germany: In the Year of the Pig and Pilots in Pajamas
Sara Blaylock

On Variety: The Avant-Garde between Pornography and Narrative
Kevin L. Ferguson

Beyond Sadness: The Multi-Emotional Trajectory of Melodrama
Julian Hanich, Winfried Menninghaus, Steve Wilder

The Cinematographic Unconscious of Slum Voyeurism
Elmo Gonzaga

In Focus: Videographic Criticism
edited by Christine Becker

Roundtable: Remix and Videographic Criticism
Corey Creekmur, Melanie Kohnen, Jonathan McIntosh, Lori Morimoto, Katherine Morrissey, Suzanne Scott, 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 Summer 2017, 56.4

Sara Blaylock
Post-truth and the critical media consumer: Afterthoughts on In the Year of the Pig and Pilots in Pajamas

Kevin Ferguson
Postscript video for "On Variety: the Avant-Garde between Pornography and Narrative"

Elmo Gonzaga
Slum Voyeurism in the Time of #Du30

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 56.4 explores Videographic Criticism and is edited by Christine Becker
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 on Videographic Criticism will run at IMR the week of August 28- September 1.
Archival News:

Currently edited by Rielle Navitski, 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 Colleen Glenn and Paul Flaig, 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 reprises an interview with Angelo Restivo on SCMS’s paper-selection process.  It also includes a Fieldnotes interview with groundbreaking television scholar Lynn Spigel, interviewed by Elana Levine.  Finally, Chris offers to review your SCMS proposal over a pint, with her eyes closed!

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 titled Teaching with Primary Sources: Media Studies and the Archive.

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 a special installment featuring videographic work from by Richard Misek, Charlie Lyne, David Verdeure, and Patricia Pisters.

Cinema Journal on Facebook:
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