This quarterly feature lists recent books published in media studies, as well as articles on film and TV published in non-media journals. Contributions are welcome - please send them to
Journal of Cinema and Media Studies
Professional Notes 58.4
Compiled by Colleen Glenn (College of Charleston)
Amador, Victoria. Olivia de Havilland: Lady Triumphant. Lexington: U of Kentucky Press, 2019.
Barton, Ruth. Irish Cinema in the Twenty-First Century. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2019.
Billheimer, John. Hitchcock and the Censors. Lexington: U of Kentucky Press, 2019.
Bolton, Lucy. Contemporary Cinema and the Philosophy of Iris Murdoch. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019.
Chaplin, Felicity. La Parisienne in Cinema: Between Art and Life. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2019.
Chareyron, Romain, and Gilles Viennot, editors. Screening Youth: Contemporary French and Francophone Cinema. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019.
Cohan, Steven. Hollywood by Hollywood: The Backstudio Picture and the Mystique of Making of Movies. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2019.
Coleman, Lindsay and David Desser. Killers, Clients and Kindred Spirits: The Taboo Cinema of Shohei Imamura. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019.
Conterio, Martyn. Mad Max. Constellations/Columbia UP, 2019.
Corson, Keith. ReFocus: The Films of Francis Veber. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019.
Davies, Ann. Daniel Calparsoro. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2019
De las Carreras, Maria Elena and Jan-Christopher Horak. Hollywood Goes Latin: Spanish-Language Cinema in Los Angeles. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2019.
Delage, Christian, Peter Goodrich and Marco Wan, eds. Law and New Media: West of Everything. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019.
Dimendberg, Edward, ed. The Moving Eye: Film, Television, Architecture, Visual Art and the Modern. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019.
Dousteyssier-Khoze, Catherine. Claude Chabrol's Aesthetics of Opacity. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Univ. Press, 2019.
Evans, Victoria L. Douglas Sirk, Aesthetic Modernism and the Culture of Modernity. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019.
Fan, Victor. Extraterritoriality. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019.
Farmer, Richard, Laura Mayne, Duncan Petrie and Melanie Williams, eds. Transformation and Tradition in 1960s British Cinema. Edinburgh University Press, 2019.
Farmer, Richard, Laura Mayne, Duncan Petrie, and Melanie Williams. Transformation and Tradition in 1960s British Cinema. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019.
Fleury, James and Bryan Hikari Hartzheim, and Stephen Mamber, eds. The Franchise Era: Managing Media in the Digital Economy. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019.
Frank, Hannah. Daniel Morgan, ed. Frame by Frame: A Materialist Aesthetics of Animated Cartoons. Oakland: U of California P, 2019.
Hanich, Julian. Audience Effect: on the Collective Cinema Experience. Edinburgh University Press, 2019.
Harvey-Kattou, Liz. Contested Identities in Costa Rica: Constructions of the Tico in Literature and Film. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2019.
Heller-Nicholas, Alexandra, and Dean Brandum, editors. Refocus: The Films of Elaine May. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019.
Hobbs, Renee, Deslauriers, and Pam Steager. The Library Screen Scene: Film and Media Literacy in Schools, Colleges, and Communities. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019.
Hollweg, Brenda, and Krstić Igor, editors. World Cinema and the Essay Film: Transnational Perspectives on a Global Practice. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019.
Jordan, Barry. Alejandro Amenábar. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2019.
Kolker, Robert P. and Nathan Abrams. Eyes Wide Shut: Stanley Kubrick and the Making of His Final Film. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019.
LaRocca, David, ed. The Philosophy of Charlie Kaufman. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 2019.
LoBrotto, Vincent. Ridley Scott: A Biography. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 2019.
Lunde, Ingunn. Language on Display: Writers, Fiction and Linguistic Culture in Post-Soviet Russia. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019.
Mandelli, Elisa. The Museum as a Cinematic Space: The Display of Moving Images in Exhibitions. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019.
Martin, Deborah. The Cinema of Lucrecia Martel. 11th ed., Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2019.
Maurice, Lisa. Screening Divinity. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019.
McCann, Ben. Julien Duvivier. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2019.
McCrea, Christian. Dune. Constellations/Columbia UP, 2019.
McMahon, Laura. Animal Worlds. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019.
McSweeney, Terrance. Studying the Hurt Locker. Columbia UP, 2019.
Meikle, Kyle. Adaptations in the Franchise Era: 2001-16. London: Bloomsbury Press, 2019.
Michael, Charlie. French Blockbusters: Cultural Politics of a Transnational Cinema. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019.
Mordden, Ethan. On Streisand: An Opinionated Guide. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019.
Nanney, Lisa. John Dos Passos and Cinema. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2019.
Nochimson, Martha P. Television Rewired: The Rise of the Auteur Series. Austin: U of Texas P, 2019.
O’Roark, J. Brian. Why Superman Doesn’t Take Over the World. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019.
Owens, Rebekah. Studying Shakespeare on Film. Columbia UP, 2019.
Pettey, Homer and R. Barton Palmer. French Literature on Screen. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019.
Rall, Hannes. Adaption for Animation: Transforming Literature Frame by Frame. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2019.
Rawle, Steven and K. J. Donnelly. Partners in Suspense: Critical Essays on Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Hitchcock. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2019.
Rogers, Ariel. On the Screen: Displaying the Moving Image, 1926-1942. New York: Columbia University Press, 2019.
Rojas, Carlos and Eileen Chow. The Oxford Handbook of Chinese Cinemas. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019.
Royer, Michelle. The Cinema of Marguerite Duras: Multisensoriality and Female Subjectivity. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019.
Santos, Jorge J. Graphic Memories of the Civil Rights Movement: Reframing History in Comics. Austin: U of Texas P, 2019.
Schmid, Marion. Intermedial Dialogues: the French New Wave and the Other Arts. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019.
Smith, Frances. Rethinking the Hollywood Teen Movie: Gender, Genre and Identity. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019.
Stojanova, Christina and Dana Duma. The New Romanian Cinema. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019.
Thomas, Ebony Elizabeth. The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games. New York: New York University Press, 2019.
Wester, Maisha, and Xavier Aldana Reyes, editors. Twenty-first Century Gothic: an Edinburgh Companion. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019.
White, John. The Contemporary Western. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019.
Articles on Film and TV in Non-media Journals
(compiled by Paul Flaig, University of St. Andrews)
An, Ji-Yoon. “The Forgotten Childhoods of Korea: Ounie Lecomte's A Brand New Life (2009) and So Yong Kim's Treeless Mountain (2009).” Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review 8.1 (May 2019): 19-40.
Bal, Mieke and Christensen, Jeannette. “An Aesthetics of Interruption: Stagnation and Acceleration.” ASAP/Journal 4:1 (January 2019): 85-112.
Balakian, Sophia and Dominguez, Virginia R. “The Promise and The Lost City of Z: Diasporas, Cinematic Imperialism and Commercial Films.” Anthropologica 61.1 (2019): 150-161.
Beyes, Timon and Pias, Claus. “The Media Arcane.” Grey Room 75 (Spring 2019): 84–107.
Binns, Daniel. “Dronopoetics: Unmanned Aerial Cinematography and Ivan Sen's Goldstone.” Journal of Asia-Pacific Pop Culture 4.1 (2019): 26-41.
Blaschke, Estelle. “From Microform to the Drawing Bot: The Photographic Image as Data.” Grey Room 75 (Spring 2019): 60-83.
Brillon, Cherish Aileen A. “Darna Movies in the Time of Martial Law: National Trauma and Historical Memory.” Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints 67.2 (June 2019): 213-238.
Callus, Anne-Marie. “The Cloak of Incompetence: Representations of People with Intellectual Disability in Film.” Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies 13.2 (2019): 177-194.
Clune, Michael W. “Judgment and Equality." Critical Inquiry 45.4 (Summer 2019): 910-934.
Cohen, Margaret. “The Underwater Imagination: From Environment to Film Set, 1954–1956.” English Language Notes Volume 57.1 (April 2019): 51-71.
Dauber, Cori E. et al. “Call of Duty: Jihad – How the Video Game Motif Has Migrated Downstream from Islamic State Propaganda Videos.” Perspectives on Terrorism 13.3 (June 2019): 17-31.
Davis, Elizabeth. “Beside(s) Love and Hate: The Politics of Consuming Black Culture.” Theory & Event 22.3 (July 2019): 576-594.
Edelman, Lee and Litvak, Joseph. “Two Much: Excess, Enjoyment, and Estrangement in Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train.” GLQ 25.2 (April 2019): 297-314.
Elsaesser, Thomas. “New Materialities and More: A Selection of Essays.” Framework 60.1 (2019): 9-82.
Fischer, Michael M. J. “The Pedagogical Work of Film for Technology Disaster Studies: Reassessing Fukushima through Film East Asian Science.” Technology and Society 13.2 (June 2019): 345-354.
Gardner, Colin. “‘It's Not Blood, It's Red’: Color as Category, Color as Sensation in Jean-Luc Godard's Le Mépris, Pierrot Le Fou, Weekend, and Passion.” Criticism 61.2 (Spring 2019): 245-270.
Greenhill, Pauline. “Camera Obscura and Zoetrope: Tarsem and Magic/Reality in Transcultural Fairy-Tale Film.” Narrative Culture 6.2 (Fall 2019): 119-139.
Grimbert, Joan Tasker. “Tristan in Film.” Arthuriana 29.2 (Summer 2019): 47-63.
Heise, Ursula K. “Science Fiction and the Time Scales of the Anthropocene.” ELH 86.2 (Summer 2019): 275-304.
Heneghan, Nathaniel. “The Minority Machine: Alterity and Excess in the Films of Sai Yōichi.” Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture 12 (2019): 365-389.
Honig, Bonnie. “12 Angry Men: Care for the Agon and the Varieties of Masculine Experience.” Theory & Event 22.3 (July 2019): 701-716.
Hovanec, Caroline. “Another Nature Speaks to the Camera: Natural History and Film Theory.” Modernism/modernity 26.2 (April 2019): 243-265.
Huang, Erin Y. “Intimate Dystopias: Dreams of the Interior and Architectural Feminism in Li Shaohong’s Urban Cinema.” positions: asia critique 27.2 (May 2019): 333-360.
Isaacs, Bruce. “The Part Is Greater Than the Whole: Montage as Fragment in Hitchcock, Argento, and De Palma.” Journal of Asia-Pacific Pop Culture 4.1 (2019): 78-99.
Jacobson, Brian. “The Shadow of Progress and the Cultural Markers of the Anthropocene,” Environmental History 24.1 (January 2019): 158-172.
Kapurch, Katie and Smith, Jon Marc. “A Fear So Real: Film Noir's Fallen Man in Bruce Springsteen's Darkness on the Edge of Town and the David Lynch Oeuvre.” Interdisciplinary Literary Studies 21.1 (2019): 89-108.
Kim, So Hye. “Questioning Authenticity: On the Documentary Film Reclaiming Our Names.” Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture 12 (2019): 335-363.
Kuryloski, Lauren. “‘Black Wimmin Who Pass, Pass into Damnation’: Race, Gender, and the Passing Tradition in Fannie Hurst’s Imitation of Life and Douglas Sirk’s Film Adaptation.” Journal of Narrative Theory 49.1 (Winter 2019): 27-54.
Lawtoo, Nidesh. “The Powers of Mimesis: Simulation, Encounters, Comic Fascism.” Theory & Event 22.3 (July 2019): 722-746.
Lawtoo, Nidesh. “The Contagious Hypothesis: Plato, Affect, Mirror Neurons.” Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture 26 (2019): 123-159.
Lovell, W. George. “Latin America on Screen: Film as a Complement to Teaching Regional Geography.” Journal of Latin American Geography 18.2 (June 2019): 171-179.
Lupack, Barbara Tepa. “A Connecticut Yankee at the Movies.” Arthuriana 29:2 (Summer 2019): 64-85.
Marzolph, Ulrich. “Aladdin Almighty: Middle Eastern Magic in the Service of Western Consumer Culture.” Journal of American Folklore 132.525 (Summer 2019): 275-290.
Matore, Daniel. “Pound's Transmissions: Typography, Phonography, and Notation.” Modernism/modernity 26.2 (April 2019): 351-373.
Mehnert, Alyssa. “McKinney's Cotton Pickers and the ‘Unseen Audience’: Constructing Blackness on the Radio.” American Music 37.2 (Summer 2019): 146-171.
Miller, Daniel. “The Populist Fantasy: American Ethno-Nationalism and the Dysphoria of the Body Politic.” Soundings 102.2-3 (2019): 226-252.
Nadel, Alan. “From the Industrial Unconscious to the Cinematic to the Televisual to the Networked.” Arizona Quarterly 75.2 (Summer 2019): 23-36.
Nevin, Barry. “‘Elle t’aime trop, et moi, pas assez’: Jacques Feyder's Melodramatic Mise en Scène of Female Desire in Pension Mimosas (1935).” French Studies 73.2 (April 2019): 198-216.
Odagiri, Takushi. “Kawase Naomi’s Introspective Style: Aesthetic Surfaces of World Cinema.” positions: asia critique 27.2 (May 2019): 361-396.
Pippin, Robert. "Love and Class in Douglas Sirk’s All That Heaven Allows." Critical Inquiry 45.4 (Summer 2019): 935-966.
Querido, Pedro. “Non-Embodied Old Voices? Problematizing Old Age, Embodiment, and Scepticism in Radio Art.” The Modern Language Review 114.3 (July 2019): 423-443.
Siddique, Salma. “Archive Filmaria: Cinema, Curation, and Contagion.” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 39.1 (May 2019): 196-211.
Simonson, Mary. “‘Adding to the Pictures’: The American Film Prologue in the 1920s.” American Music 37.1 (Spring 2019): 1-28.
Snyder, Christopher A. “'Who are the Britons?': Questions of Ethnic and National Identity in Arthurian Films.” Arthuriana 29.2 (Summer 2019): 6-23.
Special Issue, “Le Cinéma Maghrébin.” Expressions Maghrébines 18.1 (2019).
Special Issue, “Disorienting Disability.” South Atlantic Quarterly 118.3 (July 2019).
Special Issue, “Listening to the Archive: Sound Data in the Humanities and Sciences.” Technology and Culture 60.2 (April 2019).
Special Issue, “The Media Histories of Girls in Uniform.” Seminar 55.2 (May 2019).
Special Issue, “#MeToo, Moving Forward.” South Central Review 36:2 (Summer 2019).
Special Issue, “Transnational Broadcasting.” Feminist Media Studies 5.3 (Summer 2019).
Steir-Livny, Liat. “Mizrahi Jews and Holocaust Survivors in 1950s Israeli Cinema: A Revised Outlook.” Shofar 37.2 (Summer 2019): 1-34.
Turin, Ornat. “Gender Differences in the Portrayal of Jewish Teachers in Israeli Films Made Before and After the Establishment of the State, 1932–1956.” Nashim 34 (Spring 2019): 77-97.
Wittenberg, David. “Seeing around the next corner: The politics of time travel surveillance cinema.” Science Fiction Film and Television 12.2 (Summer 2019): 195-223.
Wittenberg, David. “Bigness as the Unconscious of Theory.” ELH 86.2 (Summer 2019): 333-354.
Yoshinaga, Ida. “Disney's Moana, the Colonial Screenplay, and Indigenous Labor Extraction in Hollywood Fantasy Films.” Narrative Culture 6.2 (Fall 2019): 188-215.
AVPN: Audio-Visual Professional Notes
Film & Media Scholars on Podcasts, Blogs, and Video Essays
(compiled by Paul Flaig, University of St. Andrews)
Bordwell, David. “Sometimes an Actor’s Back… Il Maschera e il Volto (1919).” Observations on Film Art (July 18, 2019): http://www.davidbordwell.net/blog/2019/07/18/sometimes-an-actors-back/
Baer, Nicholas et al. “Unwatcheable.” New Books Podcast (May 9, 2019): https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nicholas-baer-et-al-unwatchable-rutgers-up-2019/id425679114?i=1000437608748.
Blair, Paul. “Origins of the Film Star System: Andrew Shail.” Audiovisual Cultures Podcast 45 (May 10, 2019): https://www.patreon.com/posts/audiovisual-45-26352755.
Eskridge, Sara K. “Rube Tube: CBS and Rural Comedy in the Sixties.” New Books Podcast (June 14, 2019): https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sara-k-eskridge-rube-tube-cbs-rural-comedy-in-sixties/id425679114?i=1000441472792.
Garwood, Ian. “Unheard Melodies in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.” (June 21, 2019): https://vimeo.com/groups/audiovisualcy/videos/343626675.
Grant, Catherine. “Cabaretera Subtexts.” (June 23, 2019): https://vimeo.com/groups/audiovisualcy/videos/344002980.
Kreutzer, Evelyn. “Once Upon a Screen: Psycho and The Witches.” (July 23, 2019): https://vimeo.com/groups/audiovisualcy/videos/349722114.
Labuza, Peter. “Episode #116- Elena Gorfinkel (The Color of Love).” The Cinephiliacs Podcast (July 14, 2019: http://www.thecinephiliacs.net/2019/07/episode-116-elena-gorfinkel-color-of.html)
Linares, Dario and Fox, Neil. “Canons & Cinephilia (So Mayer & Girish Shambu). The Cinematologists 85 (May 30, 2019): http://www.cinematologists.com/podcastarchive/2019/5/29/ep-85-canons-amp-cinephilia-wso-mayer-amp-girish-shambu.
López, Cristina Álvarez and Martin, Adrian. “The Thinking Machine #29: Sigh…” De Filmkrant (June 5, 2019): https://vimeo.com/340446084).
López, Cristina Álvarez and Martin, Adrian. “The Thinking Machine 30: Dumb City.” De Filmkrant (July 2, 2019): https://vimeo.com/345681196.
Resnick David. “Representing Education in Film: How Hollywood Portrays Educational Thought, Settings and Issues.” New Books Podcast (July 29, 2019): https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/david-resnick-representing-education-in-film-how-hollywood/id425679114?i=1000445543771
Special Dossier, “New ways of seeing (and hearing): The Audiovisual Essay and Television.” NECSUS (May 27, 2019): https://necsus-ejms.org/new-ways-of-seeing-and-hearing-the-audiovisual-essay-and-television/.
Steir-Livny, Liat. “Remaking Holocaust Memory: Documentary Cinema by Third Generation Survivors in Israel.” New Books Podcast (July 11, 2019): https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/liat-steir-livny-remaking-holocaust-memory-documentary/id425679114?i=1000444197265.
Thompson, Kristen. “Il Cinema Ritrovato 2019: Who Put the Pan in Pan-African Cinema?” Observations on Film Art (July 7, 2019): http://www.davidbordwell.net/blog/2019/07/07/il-cinema-ritrovato-2019-who-put-the-pan-in-pan-african-cinema/.
Vincendeau, Ginette. “The Baker’s Wife: Bread, Love, and a Trophy Wife.” Criterion Collection: Essays on Film (July 18, 2019): https://www.criterion.com/current/posts/6497-the-baker-s-wife-bread-love-and-a-trophy-wife.
Wheatley, Catherine. “Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, and The Silence: The Word and the Spirit.” Criterion Collection: Essays on Film (June 4, 2019): https://www.criterion.com/current/posts/6416-through-a-glass-darkly-winter-light-and-the-silence-the-word-and-the-spirit.