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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 59.1

2019 August, September, October Book List
Compiled by: Colleen Glenn, College of Charleston

Selected List of Recently Published Books in Film and Media Studies


Articles on Film and TV in Non-media Journals
(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.

Angelucci, Daniela. “Cinema and Resistance.” Deleuze and Guattari Studies 13.4 (November 2019): 567–579.

Apter, Emily. “Justifying the Humanities.” Comparative Literature 71.3 (September 2019): 213-225.

Armitage, John. “Remembering Paul Virilio.” Cultural Politics 15.2 (2019): 121-135.

Barker, Holly M. “Unsettling SpongeBob and the Legacies of Violence on Bikini Bottom.” The Contemporary 31.2 (2019): 345-379.

Basaldua-Sun, and Marguerite, Sophia. “Metro(Polis): Decentering Urbanity in Conceptualizing Metropolitanism.” Soundings 102.4 (2019): 345-370.

Bennett, Chad. “Being Private in Public: Claudia Rankine and John Lucas's ‘Situation’ Videos.” ASAP/Journal 4.2 (May 2019): 377-401.

Braidotti, Rosi and Fuller, Matthew. “The Posthumanities in an Era of Unexpected Consequences.” Theory, Culture & Society 36.5 (November 2019): 3–29.

Braidotti, Rosi. “A Theoretical Framework for the Critical Posthumanities.” Theory, Culture & Society 36.5 (November 2019): 31–61.

Brophy, Sarah. “The Stickiness of Instagram Digital Labor and Postslavery Legacies in Kara Walker's ‘A Subtlety’.” Cultural Critique 105 (Fall 2019): 1-39.

Cardullo, Robert J. “A Cinematic Education: Remembrance of Films Past, or Mind over Medium.” The Journal of Aesthetic Education 53.3 (Fall 2019): 71-92.

Carmona, Alba. “The Influence of Sobaka na sene (Yan Frid, 1978) on Pilar Miró's El perro del hortelano (1996).” The Modern Language Review 114.4 (October 2019): 740-750.

Casadei, Delia. “Sound Evidence, 1969: Recording a Milanese Riot.” Representations 147.1 (Summer 2019): 26-58.

Chakrabarty, Dipesh. "The Planet: An Emergent Humanist Category." Critical Inquiry 46.1 (Autumn 2019): 1-31.

Cummings, Kelsey. “#1BillionForThriller: Revival of ‘Dead’ Content on YouTube.” Studies in the Fantastic 7 (Summer/Fall 2019): 24-38.

Deen, Phillip. “Is Bill Cosby Still Funny? Separating the Art from the Artist in Stand-up Comedy.” Studies in American Humor 5.2 (2019): 288-308.

Dillon, Elizabeth Maddock. “Zombie Biopolitics.” American Quarterly 71.3 (September 2019): 625-652.

Ebbrecht-Hartmann, Tobias. “Resonating Trauma: Framing Conflicting Memories of the Entebbe Hostage Crisis.” New German Critique 46.2 (2019): 91-116.

Epstein, Josh. “‘We Are a Musical Nation’: Under Milk Wood and the BBC Third Programme.” Modern Drama 62.3 (Fall 2019): 249-271.

Ferguson, Frances. “Bitcoin: A Reader’s Guide (The Beauty of the Very Idea)." Critical Inquiry 46.1 (Autumn 2019): 140-166.

Frederick, Evan L. et al. “Queue the Drama: Netflix’s Last Chance U and the Portrayal of Myths in Sports Documentaries.” Journal of Sports Media 14:1-2 (Spring-Fall 2019): 113-136.

Fuller, Matthew and Mazurov, Nikita. “A Counter-Forensic Audit Trail: Disassembling the Case of The Hateful Eight.” Theory, Culture & Society 36.5 (November 2019): 171–196.

Fulton, Dawn. “Unknown Knowns: Michael Haneke's Caché and the Failure of Allegory.” The Modern Language Review 114.4 (October 2019): 682-699.

Gamso, Nicholas. “Lifeworld of the Junkyard: Toward a Sensory Politics of Place.” ASAP/Journal 4.2 (May 2019): 429-449.

Geoghegan, Bernard Dionysius. “An Ecology of Operations: Vigilance, Radar, and the Birth of the Computer Screen.” Representations 147.1 (Summer 2019): 59-95.

Greenhill, Pauline. “Camera Obscura and Zoetrope: Tarsem and Magic/Reality in Transcultural Fairy-Tale Film.” Narrative Culture 6.2 (Fall 2019): 119-139.

Guynes, Sean. “Worlds Will Live, Worlds Will Die: Crisis on Infinite Earths and the Anxieties and Calamities of the Comic-Book Event.” Inks: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society 3.2 (Summer 2019): 171-190.

Hardesty, Melissa, Gironda, Caterina and Belleau, Erin P. “This is what a #FEMINIST, #ANTIFEMINIST Looks Like? Political Selfies and the Paradox of Giving Voice to Virtual Bodies.” Feminist Formations 31.2 (Summer 2019): 229-261.

Hardt, Michael. “Nuclear Sovereignty.” Theory & Event 22.4 (October 2019): 842-868.

Hayles, N. Katherine. “Can Computers Create Meanings? A Cyber/Bio/Semiotic Perspective.” Critical Inquiry 46.1 (Autumn 2019): 32-55.

Jenkins, Henry. “Science Fiction as Media Theory: Teaching The Space Merchants (1952).” Advertising & Society 20.3 (2019).

Joseph, Branden W. “Something One Recognizes Yet Can't See: Andy Warhol in and as Media.” Grey Room 77 (Fall 2019): 6–37.

Juengel, Scott J. “Stars Without a World.” Modernism/Modernity 26.3 (September 2019): 521-542.

Killebrew, Zachary. “‘A Poor, Washed Out, Pale Creature"’ Passing, Dracula, and the Jazz Age Vampire.” MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S. 44.3 (Fall 2019): 112-128.

Kuhlman, Martha. “The Avant-Garde Aesthetic of Vojtěch Mašek.” Inks: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society 3.2 (Summer 2019): 133-146.

Landy, Marcia. “The Spaces of Art.” Cultural Critique 105 (Fall 2019): 213-222.

Lauwrens, Jenni. “Seeing touch and touching sight: a reflection on the tactility of vision.” The Senses and Society 14 (October 2019): 297-312

Leadston, Mackenzie. “Letters from an Austrian Woman: Adapting Transhistoric Girlhood in Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette (2006).” The Modern Language Review 114.4 (October 2019): 613-628.

Linscott, Charles P. ("Chip"). “Virtually and Actually Black: On VR and Racial Empathy.” ASAP/Journal 4.2 (May 2019): 303-306.

Lojek, Helen Heusner. “‘Too Clever for Belfast’? Stewart Parker’s Joyce in June New Hibernia Review 23.2 (Summer 2019): 77-94.

Ludlow, Jeannie. “Graphic Abortion: The Grotesque in Diane Noomin's 1990s Abortion Comics.” Feminist Formations 31.2 (Summer 2019): 181-204.

Lupher, Sonia. "No More Room in Hell: Reanimation, Consumption, and Undead Media.” Studies in the Fantastic 7 (Summer/Fall 2019): 1-11.

Mahoney, Patrick J. “Buffalo Bill Cody or Bufló Bill Códai? Irish Nationalist Invocations of an American Icon.” New Hibernia Review 23.2 (Summer 2019): 31-51.

Miletic, Philip. “Playing a Life in Nina Freeman's Automedia Game, Cibele.” Biography 42.2 (2019): 311-334.

Miller, J. Hillis. “Poetics Today?” University of Toronto Quarterly 88.2 (Spring 2019): 101-111.

Miller, Matthew D. “Divided Berlin and Cold War Aesthetics: Mediating the Wall in Literature and Film.” Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies 55.3 (September 2019): 266-295.

Minarich, Megan. “Arnold Bennett’s Moving Pictures: Early Filmic Vision in Anna of the Five Towns.” Studies in the Novel 51.3 (Fall 2019): 369-390.

Mueller, Gabriele. “Cultural ‘Transfer’ in European Science Fiction Cinema: From Elia Barceló’s Mil euros por tu vida to Damir Lukačević’s Film Adaptation Transfer.” Comparative Literature Studies 56.3 (2019): 504-519.

Newman, Geneveive. “Fungal Zombies and Tentacular Thinking: The Chthonic Mother in the Game The Last of Us.” Studies in the Fantastic 7 (Summer/Fall 2019): 39-50.

Overell, Rosemary. “More Than a Hashtag: Excitement, Anguish and the Semblant of #MeToo.” Theory & Event 22.4 (October 2019): 792-819.

Parks, Lisa. “Televisual epistemologies and beyond.” Journal of Visual Culture 18.2 (August, 2019): 234–249.

Parisi, Luciana. “Media Ontology and Transcendental Instrumentality.” Theory, Culture & Society 36.5 (November 2019): 95–124.

Phipps, Alison. “‘Every Woman Knows a Weinstein’: Political Whiteness and White Woundedness in #MeToo and Public Feminisms around Sexual Violence.” Feminist Formations 31.2 (Summer 2019): 1-25.

Pinto, Samantha and Pereyra, Jewel. “The Wake and the Work of Culture: Memorialization Practices in Post-Katrina Black Feminist Poetics.” MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S. 44.3 (Fall 2019): 1-20.

Plantzos, Dimitris. “Utopian Spatialities: The Past as Present in the Films of Filippos Koutsaftis.” Journal of Modern Greek Studies 37.2 (October 2019): 327-359.

Pospšil, Filip. “Inspiration, Subversion, and Appropriation: The Effects of Radio Free Europe Music Broadcasting.” Journal of Cold War Studies 21.4 (Fall 2019): 124-149.

Ricco, John Paul. “Mourning, Melancholia, Moonlight.” CR: The New Centennial Review 19.2 (Fall 2019): 21-46.

Rodness, Roshaya. “Cinema's Queer Witness: Ira Sachs's Last Address and the Indifferent View.” CR: The New Centennial Review 19.2 (Fall 2019): 163-202

Roine, Hanna-Riikka. “Computational Media and the Core Concepts of Narrative Theory.” Narrative 27.3 (October 2019): 313-331.

Sack, Daniel. “The Malady of Film in the Theatre: Katie Mitchell Stages Marguerite Duras.” PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art 41.3 (September 2019): 52-61.

Saltykov, Denis. “The Living Dead in Post-Soviet Cultural Consumption.” Studies in the Fantastic 7 (Summer/Fall 2019): 89-104.

Schrader, Benjamin. “Cyborgian Self-Awareness: Trauma and Memory in Blade Runner and Westworld.” Theory & Event 22.4 (October 2019): 820-841.

Seitler, Dana. “Suicidal Tendencies: Notes toward a Queer Narratology.” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 25.4 (October 2019): 599-616.

Solomon, William. “Crime, Comedy, and Late Modernism.” Studies in American Humor 5.2 (2019): 309-329.

Special Section, “Thinking with Roland Barthes's Mythologies: Fifty Years after 1968 and Four Hundred Years before” The Yearbook of Comparative Literature 62 (2019).

Special Issue, “The 1990s: A Decade of Change.” The Velvet Light Trap 84 (Fall 2019).

Special Issue, “Annette Michelson.” October 169 (Summer 2019).

Special Issue, “The International Lantern part 1: Performance Traditions". Early Popular Visual Culture 17 (2019).

Stables, Wayne. “Passages with Benjamin: Reading The Arcades Project.” Cultural Critique 105 (Fall 2019): 135-176.

Stacey, Jackie. “Butch Noir.” differences 30.2 (September 2019): 30-71.

Starosielski, Nicole. “Thermal vision.” Journal of Visual Culture 18.2 (August, 2019): 147-168.

Stirner, Simone. “A Technique of Closeness, an Art of Straying: Reading with Walter Benjamin.” New Literary History 50.2 (Spring 2019): 271-291.

Townsend, Christopher. “Close Up, After Close Up: Life and Letters To-Day as a Modernist Film Journal.” The Journal of Modern Periodical Studies 9.2 (2018): 245-264.

Wang, Yihan. “Ethnic Boundary and Literature/Image Representation.” Comparative Literature Studies 56.3 (2019): 520-540.

Webb-Gannon, Camellia and Webb, Michael. “‘More than a Music, It’s a Movement’: West Papua Decolonization Songs, Social Media, and the Remixing of Resistance.” The Contemporary 31.2 (2019): 309-343.

Xu, Chuan. “From Sonic Models to Sonic Hooligans: Magnetic Tape and the Unraveling of the Mao-Era Sound Regime, 1958–1983.” Technology and Society 13.3 (September 2019): 391-412.

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)

Bhaskar, Ira. “The Cloud-Capped Star: A Cry for Life.” Criterion Collection: Essays on Film (September 2019):

Binotto, Johannes. “Reproduction Interdite.” (August 2019):

Blair, Paula. “Roaming Privileges: Simon Ward on Transit.” Audiovisual Cultures Podcast (October 2019):

Bordwell, David. “Beach Blanket Ballads: Sun and Sea (Marina).” Observations on Film Art (October 2019):

Buckley, Chloé Germaine. “Häxan: “Let Her Suffering Begin” Criterion Collection: Essays on Film (October 2019):

Campora, Matt. “Charlie Kaufman’s Cinematic Perspectivism.” (June 2019):

DiGravio, Will. “Episode 2: Catherine Grant.” The Video Essay Podcast (August 2019):

DiGravio, Will. “Episode 6: Adrian Martin.” The Video Essay Podcast (October 2019):

Garwood, Ian. “Musical Bleed in Mandy (2018).” (September 2019): 362736317.

Gorfinkel, Elena. “Polyester: The Perils of Francine.” Criterion Collection: Essays on Film (September 2019):

Grant, Catherine. “Dancing on the Carnival Square.” (September 2019):

Iten, Oswald. “Physical Storytelling in Céline Sciamma’s Coming-Of-Age Trilogy.” (October 2019):

Labuza, Peter. “Episode #119 - Racquel Gates (White Chicks).” The Cinephiliacs Podcast (October 2019):

Linares, Dario and Fox, Neil. “Film-Philosophy Conference (Part One).” (September 2019):

Linares, Dario and Fox, Neil. “Film-Philosophy Conference (Part Two).” (October 2019):

López, Cristina Álvarez and Martin, Adrian. “The Thinking Machine 31: Journey to the Centre.” (September 2019): 357218615.

López, Cristina Álvarez and Martin, Adrian. “The Thinking Machine 32: Rearrangement.” (September 2019):

López, Cristina Álvarez and Martin, Adrian. “The Thinking Machine 33: Equine Story.” (October 2019):

Martin, Deborath and Grant, Catherine. “Water Turtles / Tortugas Aquaticas (on two films by Lucrecia Martel).” (August 2019):

Seay, Nicholas. “Rico Issacs: Film and Identity in Kazakhstan: Soviet and Post-Soviet Culture in Central Asia.” New Books Podcast (September 2019):

Yoshida, Junji. “The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice: Acquired Tastes.” Criterion Collection: Essays on Film (August 2019):


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