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Professional Notes
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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 Colleen Glenn or submit via this form.
Professional Notes Editors: Colleen Glenn and Paul Flaig

Notes from the most current issue are listed below. Past issues of Professional Notes are located here.

Journal of Cinema and Media Studies

Professional Notes 59.2

Recent Books
Compiled by Colleen Glenn (College of Charleston)

Austin, Allan W. and Patrick L. Hamilton. All New, All Different?: A History of Race and the American Superhero. Austin: U of Texas P, 2019.

Berressem, Hanjo. Gilles Deleuze's Luminous Philosophy. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2019.

Bliss, Michael. A Uniquely American Epic: Intimacy and Action, Tenderness and Violence in Sam Peckinpah’s The Wild Bunch. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 2019.

Cantor, Paul A. Pop Culture and the Dark Side of the American Dream: Con Men, Gangsters, Drug Lords, and Zombies. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 2019.

Conterio, Martyn. Mad Max. Constellations Series. New York: Columbia UP, 2019.

Christie, Ian. Robert Paul and the Origins of British Cinema. Chicago: Chicago UP, 2019.

Edwards, Justin D. and Johan Höglund, eds. B-Movie Gothic: International Perspectives. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2019.

Dienstag, Joshua Foa. Cinema Pessimism: A Political Theory of Representation and Reciprocity. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2019.

Doherty, Thomas. Show Trial: Hollywood, HUAC, and the Birth of the Blacklist. New York: Columbia UP, 2019.

Grant, Barry Keith and Scott Henderson. Comics and Pop Culture: Adaptation from Panel to Frame. Austin: U of Texas P, 2019.

Fischer, Lucy. Cinemagritte: René Magritte within the Frame of Film History, Theory, and Practice. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 2019.

Fisher, Jaimey. Treme. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 2019.

Foster, Maureen. Alien in the Mirror: Scarlett Johansson, Jonathan Glazer, and Under the Skin. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2019.

Hobden, Fiona and Amanda Wrigley. Ancient Greece on British Television. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2019.

Hoeckner, Berthold. Film, Music, Memory. Chicago: Chicago UP, 2019.

Holliday, Christopher. The Computer-Animated Film. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2019.

Horeck, Tanya. Justice on Demand: True Crime in the Digital Streaming Era. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 2019.

Kornhaber, Donna. Nightmares in the Dream Sanctuary:War and the Animated Film. Chicago: Chicago UP, 2019.

Macleod, Allison. Irish Queer Cinema. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2019.

Murray, Terri. Studying Feminist Film Theory. New York: Columbia UP, 2019.

Pettey, Homer B. Cold War Film Genres. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2019.

Pippin, Robert B. Filmed Thought: Cinema as Reflective Form. Chicago: Chicago UP, 2019.

Quinn, Eithne. A Piece of the Action: Race and Labor in Post–Civil Rights Hollywood. New York: Columbia UP, 2019.

Thurmann-Jajes, Anne; Ursula Frohne; Jee-Hae Kim, Maria Peters; Franziska Rauh; and Sarah Rothe, eds. Radio as Art: Concepts, Spaces, Practices. New York: Columbia UP, 2019.

Tierney, Dolores. New Transnationalisms in Contemporary Latin American Cinemas. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2019.

Tucker, Thomas Deane. The Peripatetic Frame. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2019.

Turvey, Malcolm. Play Time: Jacques Tati and Comedic Modernism. New York: Columbia University Press, 2019.

Verevis, Constantine. Flaming Creatures. Wallflower/Columbia UP, 2019.

Winkler, Kevin. Big Deal: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2019.


Articles on Film and TV
(compiled by Paul Flaig, University of St. Andrews)

Acherman, Marc. “Screening Prophetic Machines: Preemption, Minority Report, and the Problem of Multiple Endings.” Science Fiction Studies 46:3 (November 2019): 571-594


Allmand, Chloe. “’Boy, Girl, You Are a Sword’: Male Viewer to Female Character Cross-Gender Identification in Game of Thrones.” Pacific Coast Philology 54:2 (2019): 161-179.


Alvares, Jean and Salzman-Mitchell, Patricia. “The Succession Myth and the Rebellious AI Creation: Classical Narratives in the 2015 Film Ex Machina.” Arethusa 52:2 (Spring 2019): 181-202.


Amit, Rea. “What Is Japanese Cinema?: Imamura Taihei's Wartime Theory of Japanese Film, Tradition, and Art.” positions: asia critique 27:4 (November 2019): 597-621.


Bao, Hongwei. “Queer comrades: towards a postsocialist queer politics.” Soundings: A journal of politics and culture 73 (Winter 2019-20): 24-37


Bracco, Carolina. “The Creation of the Femme Fatale in Egyptian Cinema.” Journal of Middle East Women's Studies 15:3 (November 2019): 307-329.


Brown, Bill. “Re-Assemblage (Theory, Practice, Mode).” Critical Inquiry 46:2 (Winter 2020): 259–303.


Cho, Myounghee. “Film-Incorporated Curriculum: Adding Authenticity and Versatility to Foreign Language Classrooms.” The Korean Language in America 23:1 (2019): 99-112.


Collenberg-Gonzalez, Carrie. “Rape Culture and Dialectical Montage: A Radical Reframing of Menschen am Sonntag (1930).” Feminist German Studies 35, (2019): 85-109.


Davis, Ande. “Consumed by El Otro Lado: Alterations of the Neoliberal Self in Sleep Dealer. Chiricú Journal 4:1(Fall 2019): 38-55


Dietrich, Dawn. “‘For America to Rise It's a Matter of Black Lives / And We Gonna Free Them, So We Can Free Us’”: 13th and Social Justice Documentaries in the Age of ‘Fake News’.” Pacific Coast 54:2 (2019): 220-251.


Domingo, Andreu. “Resilient Evil: Neoliberal Technologies of the Self and Population in Zombie ‘Demodystopia’.” Utopian Studies 30:3 (2019): 444-461.


Dove-Viebahn, Aviva. “Queer eye for the housewife: Julianne Moore, radical femme-ininity, and destabilizing the suburban family.” Journal of Lesbian Studies (November 2019).


Drake, Simone. “The Marketability of Black Joy: After ‘I Do’ in Black Romance Film.” Women, Gender, and Families of Color 7:2 (Fall 2019): 161-181.


Durst, Larry. “A Bedpan of Poop: The Influence of Silent Screen Comedy on Dos Passos's Manhattan Transfer.” Journal of Modern Literature 43:1 (Fall 2019): 1-18.


Ernst, Wolfgang. “As Slow as Possible? On the Machinic (Non-)Sense of the Sonic Present and Digital Indifference toward Time.” ASAP/Journal 4:3 (September 2019): 671-688.


Gabbert, Lisa. “Suffering in Medical Contexts: Laughter, Humor, and the Medical Carnivalesque.” The Journal of American Folklore 133:527 (Winter 2020): 3-26.


Gentleman, Rye. “‘I am not just a me but I’m also a we’: Algorithmic Culture and Netflix’s Sense8.” TDR: The Drama Review 63:4 (Winter 2019): 139-151.


González, Jesús Ángel. “Foundational Myths and National Identity in European Transnational Post-Westerns.” Western American Literature 54:3(Fall 2019): 257-294.


Gullander-Drolet, Claire. “Bong Joon-ho's Eternal Engine: Translation, Memory, and Ecological Collapse in Snowpiercer (2013).” Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities 7:1 (Winter 2019): 6-21.


Güzel, Hande. “A Madonna in Laleli and Secret: Marginalizing Revirginization and Revirginizers in Turkish Cinema.” Journal of Middle East Women's Studies 15: 3 (November 2019): 416-422.


Hamblin, Sarah. “Exhausted Montage: Radical Cinema Post '68.” Cultural Politics 15:3 (November 2019): 358-371.


Hardy, Mat. “Godless Savages and Lockstep Legions: Examining Military Orientalism in Game of Thrones.” Journal of Asia-Pacific Pop Culture 4:2 (2019): 192-212.


He, Huan. “‘On the Perpetual Motion of Search’: The Transpacific Networked Poetics of Craig Santos Perez and Theresa H.K. Cha.” College Literature 47: 1, (Winter 2020): 185-212.


Hills, Darrius. “Killmonger's Quandary: Notes on Religious Meaning, Freedom, and Identity in Black Panther.” Journal of Africana Religions 8:1 (2020): 62-83.


Kasper, Judith and Levine, Michael G. “The Persistence of the Witness: Claude Lanzmann’s The Last of the Unjust.” Critical Inquiry 46:2 (Winter 2020): 381-400. 


King, Gemma. “Translingualism and Race Passing in Samba: On Fantasies of Migrant Identity in Contemporary France.” L'Esprit Créateur 59:4 (Winter 2019): 84-108.


Kivrak, Pelin. “Unburdening the Past: Transhistorical Representations of Complicity in Contemporary Turkish-German Fiction and Film.” Comparative Literature Studies 56:4 (2019):827-846.

Lambe, Jennifer. “Memory Politics: Psychiatric Critique, Cultural Protest, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” Literature and Medicine 37:2 (Fall 2019): 298-324.


Li, Jie. “Revolutionary Echoes: Radios and Loudspeakers in the Mao Era.” Twentieth-Century China 45:1 (January 2020): 25-45.


Lin, Zhu. “Between Hong Kong and San Francisco: A Transnational Approach to Early Chinese Diasporic Cinema.” Canadian Journal of History 54:3 (Winter): 345-371.


Luo, Ting Sungkyun. “Expression and Prohibition of Desire: Cinematic Representation of Dreams as Alternative Aesthetics in Modern Chinese Film.” Journal of East Asian Studies 19:2 (October 2019): 121-146.


Nagypal, Tamas. “From Death Drive to Entrepreneurship of the Self: Film Noir's Genealogy of the Neoliberal Subject.” Postmodern Culture 29:3 (May 2019).


Mueller, Michelle. “Escaping the Perils of Sensationalist Television Reduction: A&E Networks' Escaping Polygamy as a Reality TV Atrocity Tale.” Nova Religio 22:3 (February 2019): 60-83.


Nita, Maria. “Sky vs. Earthly Empowerment: From Angels and Superheroes to Humans and Community in the Marvel Universe and Green Christian Cosmology.” Journal of Religion and Popular Culture 31:3 (Fall 2019): 236-249.


Painter, Chad and Ferrucci, Patrick “Taking the White Gloves Off: The Portrayal of Female Journalists on Good Girls Revolt.” Journal of Magazine Media 19:2 (Spring 2019): 50-71.


Ridley, LaVelle. “Imagining Otherly: Performing Possible Black Trans Futures in Tangerine.” TSQ (2019) 6:4: 481–490.


Riestra-Camacho, Rocío. “Lumos! Action! Asperger's Cognitive Dramatherapy through Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay.” Children's Literature Association Quarterly 44:4 (Winter 2019): 401-414.


Rigsby, Ellen M.  and Manter, Lisa. “To Kill a Mockingjay: Katniss’s Corrosive Queerness in the Hunger Games Trilogy.” Utopian Studies 30:3 (2019): 403-421.


Robbins, Bruce. “Everything Is Not Neoliberalism.” American Literary History 31:4 (Winter 2019): 840-849.


Schiwy, Freya. “Thresholds of the Visible. Activist Video, Militancy, and Prefigurative Politics.” ARTMargins (October 2019) 8:3: 7–28.


Sigal, Pete. “Making Maya Men: Fantasy, Voyeurism, and Perverted Penetration.” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 26:1 (January 2020): 1-34.


Steen, Sheldon. “The Blair Martyr Project: The Passion of Perpetua and Found Footage Horror.” Journal of Religion and Popular Culture 31: 3 (Fall 2019): 183-195.


Sobbrio, Francesco. “The Political Economy of New Media: Challenges and Opportunities Across Democracies and Autocracies.” Journal of Development Perspectives 2:1-2 (2018): 49-61.


Solomon, Jon. “Cinematic Signatures of Orpheus and Operatic Evocations.” Illinois Classical Studies 44:1 (Spring 2019): 111-136.


Special Issue. “Cinema: Labor.” Diacritics 46:4 (2018).


Special Issue. “Forum on Television Music.” American Music 37:4 (Winter 2019).


Special Issue. “Contemporary Black Hollywood.” Black Camera 11 (Fall 2019): 1.


Sullivan, Rebecca. “Bearing Witness to a Knowledge of Encounter in Babette's Feast.” The Journal of Aesthetic Education 54:1 (Spring 2020): 69-89.


Sundin, Bridget. “From Tuxedo to Gown: Dietrich's Haunted Dressing Room(s).” Theatre Symposium 27 (2019): 109-117.


Tabachnick, Stephen E.  “Lawrence of Arabia in the Comics.” English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920 63:1 (2020): 99-111.


Tabares, Leland. “Professional Amateurs: Asian American Content Creators in YouTube’s Digital Economy.” Journal of Asian American Studies 22:3 (October 2019): 387-417.


Thompson, John B. “Mediated Interaction in the Digital Age.” Theory, Culture & Society 37:1 (January 2020): 3-28.


Tuhkanen, Mikko. “Leo Bersani's Speculative Aesthetics.” Postmodern Culture 29:3 (May 2019).


Tang, Xiaobing. “Radio, Sound Cinema, and Community Singing: The Making of a New Sonic Culture in Modern China.” Twentieth-Century China 45:1 (January 2020): 3-24.


Voeltz, Richard A. “Cameron Crowe’s Aloha (2015): Hollywood and American Militourism in the Pacific.” Journal of Asia-Pacific Pop Culture 4:2 (2019): 213-232.


Weber, A. Dana. “From Glorious Nibelungs to Inglourious Basterds: Quentin Tarantino's Refractive Retelling of Fritz Lang's Epic.” German Studies Review 42:3 (October 2019): 537-560. 


Yao, Sijia. “Pessimistic Chinese Cosmopolitanism and Jia Zhangke's The World.” The Comparatist 43 (October 2019):147-158.


Yoshinaga, Ida. “Disney's Moana, the Colonial Screenplay, and Indigenous Labor Extraction in Hollywood Fantasy Films.” Narrative Culture 6:2 (Fall 2019): 188-215.


Yu, Jessica. “When We Say Smart Asian Girl We Don’t Mean Smart (White) Girl: The Figure of the Asian Automaton and the Adolescent Artist in the Künstlerroman Genre.” Journal of Asia-Pacific Pop Culture 4:2 (2019): 169-191

AVPN: Audio-Visual Professional Notes 

Film & Media Scholars on Podcasts, Blogs, and Video Essays

(compiled by Paul Flaig, University of St. Andrews)


Binotto, Johannes. “Cued” (January 2020):


Bordwell, David. “When media become manageable: Streaming, film research, and the Celestial Multiplex.” Observations on Film Art Blog (January 2020):


Cherney, Joel. “Hunter Vaughan, Hollywood’s Dirtiest Secret: The Hidden Environmental Costs of the Movies.” New Books in Film Podcast (December 2019):


DiGravio, Will. “Jennifer Proctor.” The Video Essay Podcast 7 (October 2019):


Grant, Catherine. “Falling: 3 x Girls in Uniform” (November 2019):


López, Cristina Álvarez and Martin, Adrian.” The Idea of a Series” (January 2020):


López, Cristina Álvarez and Martin, Adrian. “Maurice Pialat: Three Steps to Magic.”

Nerenberg, Ellen. “Elena Past, Italian Ecocinema: Beyond the Human" New Books in Film Podcast (November 2019):

Panchasi, Roxanne. “Jennifer Cazenave, An Archive of the Catastrophe: The Unused Footage of Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah.” New Books in Film Podcast. (January 2020):

Pearlman, Karen. “After the Facts” (January 2020):

Shuster, Martin. “Tarantino, Race, and the Construction of American History.” Blog: Los Angeles Review of Books (January 2020):

Special Issue. Audiovisual Essays on Gesture. NECSUS (December 2019).

White, Patricia. “Now, Voyager: We Have the Stars.” Criterion Collection: Essays on Film (November 2019):


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