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3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
@nalyses     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Abgadiyat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Ação Midiática : Estudos em Comunicação, Sociedade e Cultura     Open Access  
ACME : Annali della Facoltà di Studi Umanistici dell'Università degli Studi di Milano     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acquisition et interaction en langue étrangère     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Baltico-Slavica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Literaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Neophilologica     Open Access  
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Alea : Estudos Neolatinos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aletria : Revista de Estudos de Literatura     Open Access  
Algazarra : Revista do Centro de Pesquisa Comunicação e Cultura : Barroco e Mestiçagem     Open Access  
Alpha (Osorno)     Open Access  
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
American Journal of Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
American Literary Realism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Anagramas : Rumbos y Sentidos de la Comunicación     Open Access  
Anales Galdosianos     Full-text available via subscription  
Âncora : Revista Latino-Americana de Jornalismo     Open Access  
andererseits : Yearbook of Transatlantic German Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aniki : Revista Portuguesa da Imagem em Movimento     Open Access  
ANTARES (Letras e Humanidades)     Open Access  
Anuari de Filologia. Llengües i Literatures Modernes     Open Access  
Anuário de Literatura     Open Access  
Anuario Lope de Vega. Texto, literatura, cultura     Open Access  
Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Arbitrium     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Arcadia - International Journal for Literary Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Arethusa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Ars Aeterna     Open Access  
Artelogie     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Artl@s Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arts et Savoirs     Open Access  
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Atalanta : Revista de las Letras Barrocas     Open Access  
Atalaya     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australian Journal of French Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australian Literary Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Babel     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Balkanologie : Revue d'Études Pluridisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication     Open Access  
Barnboken : Journal of Children's Literature Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Between     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Black Camera     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Boletim de Pesquisa NELIC     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 115)
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
boundary 2     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bronte Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Financial Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brumal. Revista de investigación sobre lo Fantástico     Open Access  
Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bunron : Zeitschrift für literaturwissenschaftliche Japanforschung     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Byron Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Byzantinische Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Caderno Seminal     Open Access  
Cadernos de Letras da UFF     Open Access  
Cahiers Balkaniques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cahiers de civilisation espagnole contemporaine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers de littérature orale     Open Access  
Cahiers de recherches médiévales et humanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers d’études italiennes     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cahiers franco-canadiens de l'Ouest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Callaloo     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Carnets : Revue électronique d'études françaises     Open Access  
Carte Italiane     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Catedral Tomada. Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana     Open Access  
Cervantes : Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Chasqui. Revista Latinoamericana de Comunicación     Open Access  
Children's Literature Association Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Chloe: Beihefte zum Daphnis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cipango     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cipango - French Journal of Japanese Studies. English Selection     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CLCWeb : Comparative Literature and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
CLEaR     Open Access  
Cognitive Studies : Études cognitives     Open Access  
College Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Colorado Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Comparative Critical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Comparative Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36)
Comparative Literature Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
Comparative Mythology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Configurations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Conradiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Contemporary Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
COnTEXTES     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription  
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Criticón     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Cuadernos AISPI     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Ilustración y Romanticismo     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Rusística Española     Open Access  
Cuadernos LIRICO : Revista de la Red Interuniversitaria de Estudios sobre las Literaturas Rioplatenses Contemporáneas en Francia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Cultures et conflits     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Narratives     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Writing : Text and Reception in Southern Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
De Signos y Sentidos     Open Access  
De Zeventiende Eeuw. Cultuur in de Nederlanden in interdisciplinair perspectief     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook     Hybrid Journal  
Dialektika : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia     Open Access  
Diálogos Latinoamericanos     Open Access  
Dicenda. Cuadernos de Filología Hispánica     Open Access  
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Diegesis : Interdisziplinäres E-Journal für Erzählforschung     Open Access  
Dix-Neuf     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
DQR Studies in Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Drammaturgia     Open Access  
Dublin James Joyce Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dutch Crossing : Journal of Low Countries Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
E-rea     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
e-Scripta Romanica     Open Access  
e-Spania     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
e-TEALS     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 36)
Ecotone     Full-text available via subscription  
Ecozon@ : European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
EDGE - A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Educação & Linguagem     Open Access  
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
El Hilo de la Fabula     Open Access  
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
ELOPE : English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries     Open Access  
Emily Dickinson Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
English in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Aotearoa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
English in Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
English Studies in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
English Text Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
English: Journal of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Enthymema     Open Access  
Epiphany     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
ESC: English Studies in Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Escritura e Imagen     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eslavística Complutense     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Essays in Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Essays in French Literature and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Estudios de Literatura Colombiana     Open Access  
Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense     Open Access  
Estudis de Literatura Oral Popular / Studies in Oral Folk Literature     Open Access  
Estudis Romànics     Open Access  
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Études Épistémè     Open Access  
Études françaises     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Études littéraires     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Eugene O’Neill Review     Full-text available via subscription  
European Journal of Life Writing     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
European Romantic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
ExELL : Explorations in English Language and Linguistics     Open Access  
Exercices de Rhétorique     Open Access  
Figurationen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Fólio : Revista de Letras     Open Access  
Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
French Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
French Studies in Southern Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
FronteiraZ. Revista do Programa de Estudos Pós-Graduados em Literatura e Crítica Literária     Open Access  
Galatasaray Üniversitesi Iletişim Dergisi     Open Access  
Genre     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Genre & histoire     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
George Herbert Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Globe : A Journal of Language, Culture and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Goethe Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Gothic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Hardy Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
HeLix - Dossiers zur romanischen Literaturwissenschaft     Open Access  
Hemingway Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Henry James Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Hispania     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Hispanic Research Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Hispanic Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Humanist Studies & the Digital Age     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Huntington Library Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)

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Journal Cover Black Camera
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   ISSN (Print) 1536-3155 - ISSN (Online) 1947-4237
   Published by Indiana University Press Homepage  [26 journals]
  • Editor’s Notes
    • Abstract: With seven years of publication behind us, welcome to the eighth volume of Black Camera. As with the past successive years of original scholarship, trenchant interviews with the likes of prominent, up-and-coming, and emerging filmmakers working in all manner of genres, along with in-depth Close-Ups, dossiers devoted to African women in film and Francophone cinema, and our archival notes, readers can expect no less in this and future issues of the journal. Three calls for Close-Ups are featured in this issue inviting submissions: “Beyoncé: Media and Cultural Icon,” “Filming the Fall: Plurality, Social Change, and Innovation in Contemporary Senegalese Cinema,” and “Selma: The Historical Record and ... Read More
      Keywords: Documentary films; Lee, Spike; Sekely, Steve,; Yarbrough, Jean; Horror films; Lockhart, Calvin,; Motion pictures; Ramampy, Benoît,; Motion picture producers and directors; African American motion picture producers and directors; Willmott, Kevin; DuVernay,
      PubDate: 2016-11-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Beyoncé: Media and Cultural Icon
    • Abstract: Black Camera invites submissions for a Close-Up devoted to Beyoncé as a media and cultural icon. With the release of the song and music video “Formation” on the eve of the fiftieth Super Bowl, Beyoncé dramatically shifted national conversations on blackness, politics, and race in our fraught post-Katrina moment. How does this song relate to other post-Ferguson protest songs while also staking out new political ground for a musician with broad crossover appeal? In what ways do Lemonade and its accompanying genre-defying video merge the personal with the political, feminist empowerment with the endemic violence targeting young black men? This Close-Up seeks to explore such questions and more by probing ... Read More
      Keywords: Documentary films; Lee, Spike; Sekely, Steve,; Yarbrough, Jean; Horror films; Lockhart, Calvin,; Motion pictures; Ramampy, Benoît,; Motion picture producers and directors; African American motion picture producers and directors; Willmott, Kevin; DuVernay,
      PubDate: 2016-11-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Filming the Fall: Plurality, Social Change, and Innovation in Contemporary
           Senegalese Cinema
    • Abstract: Black Camera invites submissions for a Close-Up focusing on Senegalese cinema. Following its independence from France in 1960, Senegal became a leader in African cinema, represented most visibly by Ousmane Sembène, who became known as “the father of African cinema.” As new filmmakers rose to prominence during the 1970s, most notably Djibril Diop Mambéty, Senegalese cinema was flourishing and it appeared that the foundation, with its cinematic forefathers, national financial support, and global attention, was set for continued growth and recognition. Unfortunately, a nationwide economic crisis in the early 1980s, exacerbated by strict economic regulations enforced by the World Bank, quickly put the brakes on ... Read More
      Keywords: Documentary films; Lee, Spike; Sekely, Steve,; Yarbrough, Jean; Horror films; Lockhart, Calvin,; Motion pictures; Ramampy, Benoît,; Motion picture producers and directors; African American motion picture producers and directors; Willmott, Kevin; DuVernay,
      PubDate: 2016-11-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Selma: The Historical Record and the American Imaginary
    • Abstract: The 2015 release of the Oscar-nominated film Selma, directed by Ava DuVernay, offers the opportunity to revisit not only the significance of the historical figures and events depicted on screen, but also the cultural impact of cinema and its capacity to both reflect upon and critique historical activity. Indeed, Selma and the considerable press it has received become an index to gauge both the legacy of the civil rights movement and the status of race relations in the fraught contemporary moment. As with many works in the historical film genre, Selma has won acclaim and generated controversy in equal measure. The film has been applauded for its powerful historical reenactments, characterizations ... Read More
      Keywords: Documentary films; Lee, Spike; Sekely, Steve,; Yarbrough, Jean; Horror films; Lockhart, Calvin,; Motion pictures; Ramampy, Benoît,; Motion picture producers and directors; African American motion picture producers and directors; Willmott, Kevin; DuVernay,
      PubDate: 2016-11-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Spike Lee’s Documentaries: The Creative Art of Making Nonfiction
    • Abstract: Little critical attention has been devoted to Spike Lee’s documentaries, which nonetheless represent a considerable part of his filmmaking output, addressing a diversity of issues ranging from history to sports and music. Bad 25 (2012) retraces the making of international music icon Michael Jackson, whereas 4 Little Girls (1997) offers challenging perspectives on the civil rights movement through interviews with witnesses whose personal life experiences were deeply interwoven with the watershed events of the period. Grounded on the host of archival footage that is incorporated into the film fabric, Lee’s documentaries use intertextuality to develop a metadiegetic critique of the media discourse ... Read More
      Keywords: Documentary films; Lee, Spike; Sekely, Steve,; Yarbrough, Jean; Horror films; Lockhart, Calvin,; Motion pictures; Ramampy, Benoît,; Motion picture producers and directors; African American motion picture producers and directors; Willmott, Kevin; DuVernay,
      PubDate: 2016-11-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Addressing the “Negro Problem”: Rethinking the Coon and the Mammy in
           King of the Zombies and Revenge of the Zombies
    • Abstract: This article explores two 1940s B-horror zombie movies to argue for a rethinking of people of African descent’s portrayal of the archetypal coon and mammy in early twentieth-century Hollywood films. I posit that the revitalization of the “coon” and the “mammy” from the slave era was part and parcel of the dominant culture’s efforts to contain and control the “monstrous black” of the white imagination. As the award-winning poet Claudia Rankine succinctly states in speaking about the contemporary violence perpetrated by white law enforcement officers against black people, “Blackness in the white imagination has nothing to do with black people.” 2 Rather, the white imagination foists itself onto black bodies ... Read More
      Keywords: Documentary films; Lee, Spike; Sekely, Steve,; Yarbrough, Jean; Horror films; Lockhart, Calvin,; Motion pictures; Ramampy, Benoît,; Motion picture producers and directors; African American motion picture producers and directors; Willmott, Kevin; DuVernay,
      PubDate: 2016-11-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Every Nigger Is a Star: Reimagining Blackness from Post–Civil Rights
           America to the Postindependence Caribbean
    • Abstract: The 1970s was a decade where the meaning of blackness was democratized. No longer were race leaders from the respectable black middle class seen as the defining voices of blackness in America, and no longer did black power belong to a precious few. Instead, those who claimed and chose to define blackness as well as embody it moved in and through “the talented tenth,” transcending class and geographies, while riding an unprecedented and powerful wave of access to popular culture in order to fashion a broader spectrum of blackness. Beyond “Negro” and “Colored,” “Black” offered something unquantifiable and powerful: the power of authorship; the power of self-making and self-actualization; the power of visibility ... Read More
      Keywords: Documentary films; Lee, Spike; Sekely, Steve,; Yarbrough, Jean; Horror films; Lockhart, Calvin,; Motion pictures; Ramampy, Benoît,; Motion picture producers and directors; African American motion picture producers and directors; Willmott, Kevin; DuVernay,
      PubDate: 2016-11-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Benoît Ramampy (1947–1996): A Life Dedicated to Cinema
    • Abstract: Benoît Ramampy (fig. 1 and 2) was born into a loving and well-to-do family on March 24, 1947, in Ambalavao, a city located in the southern region of Madagascar (fig. 3). In 1952, his father, who had at one point been a captain in the colonial infantry, was elected as the Council of the Republic’s senator. As a result of this appointment, Ramampy relocated to Paris, where he spent part of his childhood. It was at this time that young Ramampy learned how to play the piano and swim, but perhaps the most riveting experiences from his time abroad were his visits to the cinema. Paris served as the site in which Ramampy’s love for film was ignited. When Madagascar gained independence in 1960, the family returned ... Read More
      Keywords: Documentary films; Lee, Spike; Sekely, Steve,; Yarbrough, Jean; Horror films; Lockhart, Calvin,; Motion pictures; Ramampy, Benoît,; Motion picture producers and directors; African American motion picture producers and directors; Willmott, Kevin; DuVernay,
      PubDate: 2016-11-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • On Practicing an Independent African American Cinema: An Interview with
           Kevin Willmott
    • Abstract: During the past two decades Kevin Willmott has occupied a unique place in independent filmmaking, as an African American writer and director. His work is guided by the idea that cinema can inform as well as entertain, illuminating our world in ways that are both unexpected and pleasurable. He believes that filmmaking can do good by allowing us to remember what we may have forgotten, changing how we see the world, and making it a better place in which to live. As a maker of independent feature films Willmott’s approach is to use familiar film genres such as the western, comedy, science fiction, and the sports film to tell stories driven by the perspectives and experiences of African and Native ... Read More
      Keywords: Documentary films; Lee, Spike; Sekely, Steve,; Yarbrough, Jean; Horror films; Lockhart, Calvin,; Motion pictures; Ramampy, Benoît,; Motion picture producers and directors; African American motion picture producers and directors; Willmott, Kevin; DuVernay,
      PubDate: 2016-11-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Introduction
    • Abstract: The writings gathered in this Close-Up are part of a growing body of research, scholarship, and cultural production that invests in black visual and expressive cultures as sites of inquiry, theory, and practice. 1 These writings are also partially an accumulation of some years of research, conversations, conference presentations, and frustrations among myself and my friends and colleagues, several of whom are contributors herein. Regarding the latter, Alessandra Raengo, Michael Gillespie, Kevin Everson, Lauren Cramer, Nicole Fleetwood (who was not able to participate in this Close-Up), and I have presented papers and organized panels on visual culture and black cinema aesthetics and/or black visual culture ... Read More
      Keywords: Documentary films; Lee, Spike; Sekely, Steve,; Yarbrough, Jean; Horror films; Lockhart, Calvin,; Motion pictures; Ramampy, Benoît,; Motion picture producers and directors; African American motion picture producers and directors; Willmott, Kevin; DuVernay,
      PubDate: 2016-11-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • “Black is . . .” and That’s the Beauty of It: Ten Propositions
           Concerning the Visible and the Visual, in Consideration of Black Cinema
           and Black Visual Culture
    • Abstract: 1. The four points of interest/intersections from which these propositions develop: First, the title, “‘Black is . . .’ and That’s the Beauty of It,” references the point of intersection between black as an authenticating logic of culture in which the body is conserved as the signifier of the authentic and the various racialized feminist and queer criticisms that render appreciable the unexpected rhetorical complexity when the slogan “Black is beautiful” is placed in conversation with its signifying complement “Black is, black ain’t.” Second, from the space of the first, I am interested in expanding the idea of visualization outlined in my essay, “The Burden of the Beautiful Beast: Visualization and the ... Read More
      Keywords: Documentary films; Lee, Spike; Sekely, Steve,; Yarbrough, Jean; Horror films; Lockhart, Calvin,; Motion pictures; Ramampy, Benoît,; Motion picture producers and directors; African American motion picture producers and directors; Willmott, Kevin; DuVernay,
      PubDate: 2016-11-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Building the Black (Universal) Archive and the Architecture of Black
           Cinema
    • Abstract: Blackness always seems to begin with the limit point—the most marginal, the most present, the most absent, the darkest, and yet the most visible. Blackness remains an enduring social category not in spite of but because it inhabits these extremes simultaneously. Black cinema, as an institution and medium for recording and preserving Blackness, has thus been tasked with representing this expanse. We ask Black cinema to be the realest, while, at the same time, it needs to imagine a political and social life that Black bodies have never had real access to. 1 Thus, this Close-Up on methodological approaches to Black cinema takes on the challenge of establishing systematic approaches that first acknowledge the ... Read More
      Keywords: Documentary films; Lee, Spike; Sekely, Steve,; Yarbrough, Jean; Horror films; Lockhart, Calvin,; Motion pictures; Ramampy, Benoît,; Motion picture producers and directors; African American motion picture producers and directors; Willmott, Kevin; DuVernay,
      PubDate: 2016-11-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Conscious Quiet as a Mode of Black Visual Culture
    • Abstract: In recent writing on quiet as an overlooked aesthetic quality, Kevin Quashie has taught us that we require new methods to read Black culture without conflating its meaning with acts of resistance. Such methods are needed because the historical realities of the American experience perpetually call forth creative acts that fit the mold of resistance and because our interpretive frameworks are biased to read such acts as always public and political. In the realm of visual culture, this situation is complicated by the operations of representation and the hypervisibility of Blackness. Too often, the image of Blackness 2 is made to carry historical weight on-screen that obscures the interiority it also carries. In ... Read More
      Keywords: Documentary films; Lee, Spike; Sekely, Steve,; Yarbrough, Jean; Horror films; Lockhart, Calvin,; Motion pictures; Ramampy, Benoît,; Motion picture producers and directors; African American motion picture producers and directors; Willmott, Kevin; DuVernay,
      PubDate: 2016-11-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • B.A.D. (Black Abstraction Dreaming): A Conversation with Kevin Jerome
           Everson
    • Abstract: . . . [Kevin Jerome Everson] again and again hones in on familiar landscapes in order to record the micropolitical structure that is evident in everyday gestures or ways of speaking, ways of utilizing or tending to the physical environment of designating and allocating spaces as private or public. In so doing, Everson captures a perspective where the present and the past, the fictive and the remembered, the speculative and the suppressed, emerge as equipollent fragments of a (re)construction of space-in-time that resists any kind of narrative or ideological closure. Accounting for black film in a manner that does not adhere alone to a focus on how cinema must oblige, portend, or emblematize social truth ... Read More
      Keywords: Documentary films; Lee, Spike; Sekely, Steve,; Yarbrough, Jean; Horror films; Lockhart, Calvin,; Motion pictures; Ramampy, Benoît,; Motion picture producers and directors; African American motion picture producers and directors; Willmott, Kevin; DuVernay,
      PubDate: 2016-11-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • In a (Not So) Silent Way: Listening Past Black Visuality in
           Symbiopsychotaxiplasm
    • Abstract: Improvisation, in its divergence from the given, frequently will not allow us not to hear noise, the creaking of categorization, the noise categorization suppresses and the noise, not admitting doing so, it makes. Music in its own right is frequently considered generative and connective. Under such terms, music is a social force with the power to foster relations among people and groups and to spur social and political change. Going further, it is often argued that jazz itself is neither music nor genre but rather a critical and social practice—even a mode of being—that opens dialogue and, as A. J. Heble writes, “reinvigorates public life” and “builds purposeful communities of ... Read More
      Keywords: Documentary films; Lee, Spike; Sekely, Steve,; Yarbrough, Jean; Horror films; Lockhart, Calvin,; Motion pictures; Ramampy, Benoît,; Motion picture producers and directors; African American motion picture producers and directors; Willmott, Kevin; DuVernay,
      PubDate: 2016-11-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Blackness and the Image of Motility: A Suspenseful Critique
    • Abstract: Steve McQueen’s Deadpan (1997) is a four-minute, 16mm, black-and-white film in which the artist reconstructs a famous stunt from Buster Keaton’s Steamboat Bill, Jr. (dir. Charles Reisner, 1928). In Keaton’s film, his character survives the collapsing facade of a house that has come apart due to a sudden cyclone by being fortuitously situated in the location of an open window. The facade falls on top of a barely standing Keaton who quickly runs away from the scene. In Deadpan, instead, McQueen stands in Keaton’s place while the film shows, in a loop, the same crash from different angles. Whereas Keaton miraculously stands up, McQueen deliberately stands still. The remake’s departure from the ... Read More
      Keywords: Documentary films; Lee, Spike; Sekely, Steve,; Yarbrough, Jean; Horror films; Lockhart, Calvin,; Motion pictures; Ramampy, Benoît,; Motion picture producers and directors; African American motion picture producers and directors; Willmott, Kevin; DuVernay,
      PubDate: 2016-11-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • “Coming to Terms with the Past Will Allow One to Continue”: Interview
           with Leyla Bouzid about As I Open My Eyes
    • Abstract: In French theaters on December 23, 2015, As I Open My Eyes is an event: the revelation of a young Tunisian filmmaker and a film of great significance. This interview, which focuses particularly on the cinematic gesture, is a useful way of measuring its importance. Why the title As I Open My Eyes? It reflects the eighteen-year-old character Farah as she opens her eyes to life, but also it is about her raised consciousness throughout the film. It also relates to the emerging awareness of her mother. Similarly, it is about a country opening its eyes to its reality. And in a more down-to-earth way, it is the title of a recurring song in the film. With Farah, is it not the opportunity for ... Read More
      Keywords: Documentary films; Lee, Spike; Sekely, Steve,; Yarbrough, Jean; Horror films; Lockhart, Calvin,; Motion pictures; Ramampy, Benoît,; Motion picture producers and directors; African American motion picture producers and directors; Willmott, Kevin; DuVernay,
      PubDate: 2016-11-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • “I Am Not Interested in Denouncing Polygamy: My Film Goes beyond
           That”: Interview with Angèle Diabang about So Long a Letter
    • Abstract: Senegalese director Angèle Diabang was selected to participate in La Fabrique des cinémas du monde during the 2014 Cannes Film Festival professional program that contributes to the emergence of young artists of the South on the international market. Designed by the French Institute, the annual program invites, with their producers, ten directors to Cannes who are developing their first or second feature film. Angèle Diabang’s project in development is the adaptation of the celebrated novel by Mariama Bâ, So Long a Letter. Adapt a celebrated book; this is an impressive and risky project! Why this choice? I made the choice to adapt it into a film because I think the debate on polygamy but also on ... Read More
      Keywords: Documentary films; Lee, Spike; Sekely, Steve,; Yarbrough, Jean; Horror films; Lockhart, Calvin,; Motion pictures; Ramampy, Benoît,; Motion picture producers and directors; African American motion picture producers and directors; Willmott, Kevin; DuVernay,
      PubDate: 2016-11-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • “It Is Up to Us to Work on Our Own Complexes”: An Interview
           with Alice Diop
    • Abstract: Born in France into a Senegalese family, Alice Diop studied the relationship between cinema and society before venturing into documentary filmmaking: La Tour du monde / The World’s Tower (2006), a portrait of immigrant families, offers a different view of a neighborhood north of Paris where she grew up. Clichy pour l’exemple / Clichy as Example (2006) seeks to find the reasons for the rage that surfaced in the housing projects in 2005; Les Sénégalaises et la Sénégauloise / The Senegalese and Senegauloise (2007) deals with the women in her Dakarois family. La mort de Danton / Danton’s Death (2011), shows both the courageous journey and the doubts of Steve, a tall Black man of a Seine St. Denis housing ... Read More
      Keywords: Documentary films; Lee, Spike; Sekely, Steve,; Yarbrough, Jean; Horror films; Lockhart, Calvin,; Motion pictures; Ramampy, Benoît,; Motion picture producers and directors; African American motion picture producers and directors; Willmott, Kevin; DuVernay,
      PubDate: 2016-11-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • African Women and the Documentary: Storytelling, Visualizing History, from
           the Personal to the Political
    • Abstract: The practice of storytelling, of relating actuality, the real, of recounting history, the personal, the social, the political, are all features of the screen culture in which African women have evolved in myriad ways as stakeholders in the cultural production of their society and world. Telling stories through documentary in particular has been a dominant mode among African women, perhaps out of a genuine interest in addressing the pressing issues in their societies and relating stories that would otherwise not be told. Their filmmaking practice is indicative of the diversity of themes they address, using eclectic approaches, autobiographical, experimental, hybrid, consciousness-raising, sociopolitical, as ... Read More
      Keywords: Documentary films; Lee, Spike; Sekely, Steve,; Yarbrough, Jean; Horror films; Lockhart, Calvin,; Motion pictures; Ramampy, Benoît,; Motion picture producers and directors; African American motion picture producers and directors; Willmott, Kevin; DuVernay,
      PubDate: 2016-11-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Facing Blackness: Media and Minstrelsy in Spike Lee’s Bamboozled by
           Ashley Clark (review)
    • Abstract: Spike Lee’s Bamboozled (2000) centers on Pierre Delacroix, a television executive who is trying desperately to attract viewers to his shows. Delacroix’s network is rife with deep and institutional racism; it cannot produce shows that represent African American life honestly and complexly. To satirize this lack, Delacroix conjures an old-fashioned minstrel show that will clearly and explicitly show up the network’s limited understanding of blackness. Surprisingly, his plan backfires and the show is a huge success, thus undermining Delacroix’s critical impulse. Bamboozled, in short, is a thorny and difficult work. While Spike Lee’s career is not without its challenging moments, this film has certainly been ... Read More
      Keywords: Documentary films; Lee, Spike; Sekely, Steve,; Yarbrough, Jean; Horror films; Lockhart, Calvin,; Motion pictures; Ramampy, Benoît,; Motion picture producers and directors; African American motion picture producers and directors; Willmott, Kevin; DuVernay,
      PubDate: 2016-11-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Uplift Cinema: The Emergence of African American Film and the Possibility
           of Black Modernity by Allyson Nadia Field (review)
    • Abstract: In her ambitious book, Uplift Cinema: The Emergence of African American Film and the Possibility of Black Modernity, Allyson Nadia Field makes an important contribution to film history, broadly speaking, as well as to the growing scholarship on African American film culture in the early twentieth century. Field’s exacting primary research expands the historical record in several directions by both deepening our understanding of the role of media in the social and political movement of racial uplift, and by revising the standard periodization of “race film” to account for African American filmmaking practices prior to 1915. In a 2013 report from the Library of Congress, historian David Pierce estimates that ... Read More
      Keywords: Documentary films; Lee, Spike; Sekely, Steve,; Yarbrough, Jean; Horror films; Lockhart, Calvin,; Motion pictures; Ramampy, Benoît,; Motion picture producers and directors; African American motion picture producers and directors; Willmott, Kevin; DuVernay,
      PubDate: 2016-11-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Ten Arab Filmmakers: Political Dissent and Social Critique ed. by Josef
           Gugler (review)
    • Abstract: Josef Gugler’s latest edited volume, Ten Arab Filmmakers: Political Dissent and Social Critique, is a treasure trove of scholarship on Arab films and filmmakers. It follows on the heels of his comprehensive Film in the Middle East and North Africa: Creative Dissidence (University of Texas Press, 2011), and, as Gugler states at the outset of his introduction, is meant to complement this earlier work. The volume is organized into ten chapters, each of which focuses on a single filmmaker and is written by a leading scholar in the field of Arab film or media studies. Gugler’s goal is to expose the reader to a range of “auteur directors” (2) who often struggle to get their films made but who have much more ... Read More
      Keywords: Documentary films; Lee, Spike; Sekely, Steve,; Yarbrough, Jean; Horror films; Lockhart, Calvin,; Motion pictures; Ramampy, Benoît,; Motion picture producers and directors; African American motion picture producers and directors; Willmott, Kevin; DuVernay,
      PubDate: 2016-11-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Black Magic Woman and Narrative Film: Race, Sex, and Afro-Religiosity by
           Montré Aza Missouri (review)
    • Abstract: Montré Aza Missouri’s Black Magic Woman and Narrative Film: Race, Sex, and Afro-Religiosity asks readers “to consider how race, sex, and religion [intersect] in constructing a cultural identity for African Diasporas in the United States” (1), with specific attention to the cinematic transformation of the Tragic Mulatto into the Black Magic Woman. Missouri traces this journey through six chapters that deconstruct Daughters of the Dust (dir. Julie Dash, 1991), Eve’s Bayou (dir. Kasi Lemmons, 1997), Sankofa (dir. Haile Gerima, 1993), I Like It Like That (dir. Darnell Martin, 1994), and The Princess and the Frog (dir. Ron Clements and John Musker, 2009), respectively, based on African-based religious images and ... Read More
      Keywords: Documentary films; Lee, Spike; Sekely, Steve,; Yarbrough, Jean; Horror films; Lockhart, Calvin,; Motion pictures; Ramampy, Benoît,; Motion picture producers and directors; African American motion picture producers and directors; Willmott, Kevin; DuVernay,
      PubDate: 2016-11-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • South Africa’s Renegade Reels: The Making and Public Lives of
           Black-Centered Films by Litheko Modisane (review)
    • Abstract: Drawing on films, interviews, reviews, audience research, and historical and contemporary scholarship on South African cinema, in South Africa’s Renegade Reels: The Making and Public Lives of Black-Centered Films Litheko Modisane seeks to understand how discourses around black identity in South Africa have been produced, negotiated, and contested through the different kinds of publics generated by the circulation of black-centered films. Modisane uses the term “black-centered” rather than black “because blackness is the subject of their focus, and not an a priori and hermetically sealed category” (3). Given the context of South Africa, where black subjects have been historically excluded from the imagination ... Read More
      Keywords: Documentary films; Lee, Spike; Sekely, Steve,; Yarbrough, Jean; Horror films; Lockhart, Calvin,; Motion pictures; Ramampy, Benoît,; Motion picture producers and directors; African American motion picture producers and directors; Willmott, Kevin; DuVernay,
      PubDate: 2016-11-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Richard E. Norman and Race Filmmaking: Reprocessing and Digitization
    • Abstract: In 2014, the Black Film Center/Archive received support from the Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant program of the National Endowment for the Humanities to conduct the Richard E. Norman and Race Filmmaking: Reprocessing and Digitization project. This estimated two-year, three-pronged endeavor aims to reintegrate the dispersed papers of pioneering race film producer and distributor Richard E. Norman, produce and publish a comprehensive new finding aid to the collection, and digitize thousands of unique documents and other items in the collection for free public access online. The Norman Collection represents one of the greatest caches of material relating to the burgeoning study ... Read More
      Keywords: Documentary films; Lee, Spike; Sekely, Steve,; Yarbrough, Jean; Horror films; Lockhart, Calvin,; Motion pictures; Ramampy, Benoît,; Motion picture producers and directors; African American motion picture producers and directors; Willmott, Kevin; DuVernay,
      PubDate: 2016-11-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Archival News
    • Abstract: The Amistad Research Center is excited to announce the award of a 2016 Basic Preservation Grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF). An 8mm home movie highlighting Ruby Bridges will be preserved. The film was shot at William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, shortly after Bridges integrated in as its first African American student. The grant will pay for the creation of a new preservation master of the film, as well as a much needed access copy, which will be made available to researchers for viewing. Following the Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954, four girls in the first grade were chosen to desegregate two schools in Orleans Parish in Louisiana. On November 14, 1960 ... Read More
      Keywords: Documentary films; Lee, Spike; Sekely, Steve,; Yarbrough, Jean; Horror films; Lockhart, Calvin,; Motion pictures; Ramampy, Benoît,; Motion picture producers and directors; African American motion picture producers and directors; Willmott, Kevin; DuVernay,
      PubDate: 2016-11-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Recent and Upcoming Publications on Black Film
    • Abstract: The Birth of a Nation: Nat Turner and the Making of a MovementNate Parker, Atria/37 INK, 2016 Black and White: Cinema, Politics and the Arts in ZimbabweAgnieszka Piotrowska, Routledge, 2016 (reprint) Blackness Is Burning: Civil Rights, Popular Culture, and the Problem of Recognition (Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series)TreaAndrea M. Russworm, Wayne State University Press, 2016 The Complexity and Progression of Black Representation in Film and TelevisionDavid L. Moody, Lexington Books, 2016 Concerning Violence: Fanon, Film, and Liberation in AfricaGöran Olsson and Sophie Vukovic, eds., Haymarket Books, 2016 Critical Race Theory and BamboozledAlessandra Raengo, Bloomsbury ... Read More
      Keywords: Documentary films; Lee, Spike; Sekely, Steve,; Yarbrough, Jean; Horror films; Lockhart, Calvin,; Motion pictures; Ramampy, Benoît,; Motion picture producers and directors; African American motion picture producers and directors; Willmott, Kevin; DuVernay,
      PubDate: 2016-11-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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