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Announcing Cinema Journal 54.2

Friday, February 13, 2015   (0 Comments)
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The new issue of Cinema Journal should have arrived or will be arriving in your mail any day now.
Check out the table of contents and some of the online initiatives that accompany CJ in print below:


54, No. 2, Winter 2015
Table of Contents

“Why did you have to turn on the machine?”: The Spirals of Time-Travel Romance
René Thoreau Bruckner

Montage(s) of a Disaster: Voyage(s) en utopie by Jean-Luc Godard
Daniel Fairfax

Recognizing the Unrecognizable in Dariush Mehrjui’s Gav
Richard Gabri

“A Revolution in the Atmosphere”: The Dynamics of Site and Screen in 1940s Soundies
Andrea Kelley

Brutal Games: Call of Duty and the Cultural Narrative of World War II
Debra Ramsay

In Focus: Studying African Cinema and Media Today
edited by Aboubakar Sanogo

Book Reviews
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 Winter2015, 54.2

René Thoreau Bruckner
"Forthcoming (the Spiral of Scholarly Time)"

Daniel Fairfax
"Montage in 3D Cinema: the Case of Jean-Luc Godard’s Adieu au langage"

Andrea Kelly
" Post Script to 'A Revolution in the Atmosphere': What Soundies can tell us about Nontheatrical Film Exhibition"

Debra Ramsay
"Reflections on History in Games and Games in History"

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 54.2 features the Study of African Cinema and Media Today and is edited Aboubakar Sanogo.
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 Studying African Cinema and Media Today is running at IMR the week of February 23-27. 
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 January episode features an interview with Jeremy Butler about how he uses quantitative analysis and digital tools to better understand film and television style an excerpt from an SCMS Fieldnotes interview between Thomas Waugh and Linda Williams.
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 considers teaching research skills.

This collaboration between MediaCommons and Cinema Journal is the first peer-reviewed academic journal of videographic film and moving image studies. The fourth issue explores the overlap between the video essay and Hollywood, including video essays by Drew Morton, Douglas Julien, Benjamin Sampson, David O'Grady, and R. Colin Tait.

Cinema Journal on Facebook:
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