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Announcing Cinema Journal 54.4

Sunday, August 23, 2015   (0 Comments)
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54, No. 4, Summer 2015
Table of Contents

Animating the Cinéfils: Alain Resnais and the Cinema of Discovery
Karen Beckman

Prometheus in Chicago: Film Portrayals of the Chaining and Gagging of Bobby Seale and the “Real-ization” of Resistance 
Greg Burris

Projections of Diasporic Sensibilities through Travel: Wong Kar Wai in/and My Blueberry Nights
Yi Wei Chew

“Useful Cinema,” of What Use?: Assessing the Role of Motion Pictures in the Largest Public Relations Campaign of the 1920s
Paul Monticone

New Hollywood in the Rust Belt: Urban Decline and Downtown Renaissance in The King of Marvin Gardens and Rocky
Lawrence Webb

Book Reviews: Issues in Contemporary Television 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.

There are currently no new Afterthoughts posts, but feel free to check out the archive of previous posts.
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 54.4 delves into the television show Homeland and was edited by Diane Negra and Jorie Lagerway.
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 the Middle East will run at IMR the week of August 24-28 and was edited by Sara Saljoughi.
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 most recent episode features Kristen Warner talking about "colorblind casting," a Fieldnotes interview excerpt with distinguished German film critic and scholar Gertrud Koch, and Michael and Chris discussing what television programs are keeping them out of the summer heat..
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
Critical Pedagogies in Neoliberal Times and is edited by Courtney Bailey and Julie Wilson.

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 presents a special tie-in with last issue (53.3) of Cinema Journal, as video essay makers were commissioned to respond to the journal essays. The commissioned video essays are from Richard Misek, Jen Proctor, Ben Sampson, Cristina Álvarez López & Adrian Martin, and Austin Fisher.

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