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Announcing Cinema Journal 53.3

Sunday, May 11, 2014   (0 Comments)
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The new issue of Cinema Journal should be arriving 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. 3, Spring 2014
Table of Contents

From Hypnosis to Animals
Raymond Bellour, translated by Alistair Fox, SCMS Translation Committee; introduction by Hilary Radner, Cecelia Novero, and Masha Salazkina

American Genre Film in the French banlieue: Luc Besson and Parkour
David Pettersen

Cable, Pornography, and the Reinvention of Television, 1982-1989
Luke Stadel

Can Moving Pictures Speak? Film, Speech, and Social Science in Early Twentieth-Century Law
Jennifer Petersen

Soviet Hollywood: The Culture Industry That Wasn’t
Maria Belodubrovskaya

Book Review: Spreadable Media Roundtable
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 Spring 2014, 53.3

David Pettersen
Brick Mansions: Besson and EuropaCorp Remake Banlieue 13 Ten Years Later”

Luke Stadel
“From The Playboy Channel to Porn Tubes: A Televisual Approach to Pornographic Media”


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 53.3 delves into the film Clueless.

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 Clueless will run at IMR the week of May 26-30.

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 May episode features an interview with Julie Wilson on stardom and global citizenship, plus a pedagogy roundtable on teaching experimental film with Dustin Zemel, Mike Zryd, Erika Balsom, and Jonathan Walley.

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 New Approaches to Teaching World Cinema.


This collaboration between MediaCommons and Cinema Journal is the first peer-reviewed academic journal of videographic film and moving image studies. The inaugural issue features a video essay from Laura Mulvey on Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, as well as work on Neorealism, F For Fake, and Ingmar Bergman.

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.

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