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Announcing Cinema Journal 55.4

Monday, August 22, 2016   (0 Comments)
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55, No. 4, Summer 2016
Table of Contents

The World Is Her Oyster: Negotiating Contemporary White Womanhood in Hollywood’s Tourist Spaces
Kendra Marston

Back to the Drawing Board: Graphic Design and the Visual Environment of Television at Midcentury
Lynn Spigel

Advertising, the Red Scare, and the Blacklist: BBDO, US Steel, and Theatre Guild on the Air, 1945–1952
Cynthia B. Meyers

Making Ahmad “Problem Conscious”: Educational Film and the Rural Lecture Caravan in 1930s British Malaya
Nadine Chan

“The Utmost Care, Kindness, and Consideration”: The MPPDA versus Allegations of Animal Abuse, 1923–1925
Courtney E. White

In Focus: Film and Media Studies and the State of Academic Publishing​
edited by Emily Carman and Ross Melnick

Roundtable: The Future of Academic Publishing
Caroline Edwards, Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Jason Mittell, Anne Helen Petersen, 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 2016, 55.4

Kendra Marston
Postfeminist Melancholia as Politically Conditional? Postscript to “The World is Her Oyster”

Cynthia B. Meyers
Postscript to “Advertising, the Red Scare, and the Blacklist: BBDO, US Steel, and Theatre Guild on the Air, 1945-52”

Lynn Spigel and Mark Quigley
TV and Midcentury Design

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 55.4 presents short pieces on Film and Media Studies and the State of Academic Publishing.
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 (August 22-26).
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 is an extended summer installment courtesy of the SCMS Sound Studies Scholarly Interest Group (SIG). Produced by Tim Anderson, the episode features segments with Jeremy Morris on music formats, metadata and tagging; Brian Fauteux on Canadian college radio; Joan Titus on Shostakovich and musicology; and Nina Cartier on Blaxploitation soundtracks.

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 Integrating Production in Film and Media Courses. 

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 Kevin L. Ferguson, Nick Warr, Miriam Ross, John Gibbs, and Jasper Stratil.

Cinema Journal on Facebook:
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