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19 : Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
A Cor das Letras     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Abgadiyat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Abril : Revista do Núcleo de Estudos de Literatura Portuguesa e Africana da UFF     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Abusões     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 3)
Acquisition et interaction en langue étrangère     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Baltico-Slavica     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Literaria     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Neophilologica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Actio Nova : Revista de Teoría de la Literatura y Literatura Comparada     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Akra Kültür Sanat ve Edebiyat Dergisi / Akra Journal of Culture Art and Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aksara     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aksara : International Journal of Indonesian Literature     Open Access  
Alea : Estudos Neolatinos     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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  
Amasya Üniversitesi Fen-Edebiyat Fakültesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
American Journal of Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
American Literary Realism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
Anagramas : Rumbos y Sentidos de la Comunicación     Open Access  
Anales Galdosianos     Full-text available via subscription  
Anàlisi : Quaderns de Comunicació i Cultura     Open Access  
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  
Annales islamologiques     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: 4)
Arabia     Open Access  
Arbitrium     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
arcadia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Arethusa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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: 14)
Ars Aeterna     Open Access  
Artelogie     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Artl@s Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arts et Savoirs     Open Access  
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Atalanta : Revista de las Letras Barrocas     Open Access  
Atalaya     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aturá : Revista Pan-Amazônica de Comunicação     Open Access  
Australian Journal of French Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian Literary Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Australian Slavonic and East European Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Babel     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Bahasa dan Seni : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, Seni, dan Pengajarannya     Open Access  
Bahastra     Open Access  
Balkanologie : Revue d'Études Pluridisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Barnboken : Journal of Children's Literature Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Between     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Beyond Words     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biblioteca Escolar em Revista     Open Access  
Bingöl Üniversitesi Yaşayan Diller Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Black Camera     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Black Women, Gender & Families     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Boletim de Pesquisa NELIC     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 132)
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Brazilian Journalism Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bronte Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
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: 11)
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bunron : Zeitschrift für literaturwissenschaftliche Japanforschung     Open Access  
Byron Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Byzantinische Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Caderno de Letras     Open Access  
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: 12)
Cahiers de civilisation espagnole contemporaine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers de littérature orale     Open Access  
Cahiers de Narratologie     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cahiers de recherches médiévales et humanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Cahiers d’Études Germaniques     Open Access  
Cahiers d’études italiennes     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Cahiers franco-canadiens de l'Ouest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Callaloo     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Carnets : Revue électronique d'études françaises     Open Access  
Carte Italiane     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Catedral Tomada. Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana     Open Access  
CELEHIS : Revista del Centro de Letras Hispanoamericanas     Open Access  
Cervantes : Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Chasqui. Revista Latinoamericana de Comunicación     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Children's Literature Association Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Chinese Semiotic Studies     Hybrid Journal  
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cipango     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cipango - French Journal of Japanese Studies. English Selection     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Circe de clásicos y modernos     Open Access  
CLCWeb : Comparative Literature and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
CLEaR     Open Access  
Cognitive Studies : Études cognitives     Open Access  
College Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Colorado Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Communication and Culture Online / Komunikacija i kultura     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comparative Critical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Comparative Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 44)
Comparative Literature Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37)
Comparative Mythology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Comunicação & Sociedade     Open Access  
Comunicação e Sociedade     Open Access  
Configurations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Conradiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Contemporary Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
COnTEXTES     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CoSMo | Comparative Studies in Modernism     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Criticón     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
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: 5)
Cultura de la República : Revista de Análisis Crítico (CRRAC)     Open Access  
Cultures et conflits     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Current Narratives     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Current Writing : Text and Reception in Southern Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
De Signos y Sentidos     Open Access  
De Zeventiende Eeuw. Cultuur in de Nederlanden in interdisciplinair perspectief     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Diagonal : Zeitschrift der Universität Siegen     Hybrid Journal  
Dialektika : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia     Open Access  
Diálogos Latinoamericanos     Open Access  
Dialogues : An Interdisciplinary Journal of English Language Teaching and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dicenda. Cuadernos de Filología Hispánica     Open Access  
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Diegesis : Interdisziplinäres E-Journal für Erzählforschung     Open Access  
DIGILEC : Revista Internacional de Lenguas y Culturas     Open Access  
Dil ve Edebiyat Araştırmaları     Open Access  
Discours     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dix-Neuf     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Diyalog Interkulturelle Zeitschrift Für Germanistik     Open Access  
Doblele : Revista de lengua y literatura     Open Access  
Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi / Dokuz Eylül University Journal of Humanities     Open Access  
Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi GÜZEL SANATLAR FAKÜLTESİ (Yedi)     Open Access  
Drammaturgia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dublin James Joyce Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dutch Crossing : Journal of Low Countries Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
e-Journal of Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
E-rea     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
e-Scripta Romanica     Open Access  
e-Spania     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
e-TEALS: an e-journal of Teacher Education and Applied Language Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 35)
Ecotone     Full-text available via subscription  
Ecozon@ : European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Écrire l'histoire     Open Access  
EDGE - A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Educação & Linguagem     Open Access  
Educación, Lenguaje y Sociedad     Open Access  
EID&A : Revista Eletrônica de Estudos Integrados em Discurso e Argumentação     Open Access  
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
El Hilo de la Fabula     Open Access  
El Taco en la Brea     Open Access  
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
ELOPE : English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Eltin Journal : Journal of English Language Teaching in Indonesia     Open Access  
Emily Dickinson Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
En Líneas Generales     Open Access  
Encyclopedia     Open Access  
English in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
English in Aotearoa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
English Studies in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
English Text Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
English Today     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
English: Journal of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)

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Black Camera
Number of Followers: 7  
 
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ISSN (Print) 1536-3155 - ISSN (Online) 1947-4237
Published by Indiana University Press Homepage  [27 journals]
  • Chuck Kleinhans 1942–2017: A Tribute
    • Abstract: Jump Cut co-founder/co-editor-publisher Chuck Kleinhans, one of the most influential film scholars and activists of the era of the New Left and onwards, died suddenly of heart failure on December 14, 2017 in Eugene, Oregon. The forty-three-year-old magazine, in print since 1974 and online since 2001, has a long-standing tradition of addressing media in all its socio-political dimensions, but especially the way it impacts and is impacted by questions of race, gender, sexuality, and class. Jump Cut will continue to address “contemporary media” with all its well-known commitment, passion and astute analytic vision. But in a journal where longtime life and professional partners Julia Lesage and Chuck Kleinhans often ... Read More
      Keywords: Anti-racism; Alexander, Brett; X, Malcolm,; Motion pictures; Gerima, Haile; African American motion picture producers and directors; Television cop shows; Weems, Carrie Mae,; Video installations (Art); Cell phones; Television in police work; African
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Editor’s Notes
    • Abstract: With the release of Volume 9.2 of Black Camera, we close out our ninth year of publication for what is now recognized as the premier scholarly film journal of its kind, documenting the cinematic experience in the Black diaspora.Like the previous issue of Black Camera, 9.2 is hefty, beginning with three disparate and distinct articles: Mary C. Schmitt’s interrogation of the documentary Malcolm X: The Real Story, Ayshia Elizabeth Stephenson’s consideration of Haile Gerima’s Ashes and Embers, and Nathan Seeley’s homage to the late African American filmmaker, writer, actor and cultural critic, Carlton Moss.Next in the queue, are three Close-Ups. First, is “Black Images Matter,” which features a critical introduction by ... Read More
      Keywords: Anti-racism; Alexander, Brett; X, Malcolm,; Motion pictures; Gerima, Haile; African American motion picture producers and directors; Television cop shows; Weems, Carrie Mae,; Video installations (Art); Cell phones; Television in police work; African
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
      Issue No: Vol. 9.2 (2018)
       
  • New York Filmmakers
    • Abstract: Black Camera invites submissions for a Close-Up devoted to black independent filmmakers based in and around New York. In 2015 the Film Society of Lincoln Center premiered the groundbreaking series Tell It Like It Is: Black Independents in New York, 1968–1986, programmed by Michelle Materre and Jake Perlin. This series recontextualized the all too rarely seen film and television works of artists including Jessie Maple, William Miles, Kathleen Collins, Bill Gunn, St. Clair Bourne, Madeline Anderson, Kent Garrett, and William Greaves, among many others. Whether in documentaries, experimental shorts, or feature length narratives, these artists recharted black life onscreen. Falling between the twin poles of production ... Read More
      Keywords: Anti-racism; Alexander, Brett; X, Malcolm,; Motion pictures; Gerima, Haile; African American motion picture producers and directors; Television cop shows; Weems, Carrie Mae,; Video installations (Art); Cell phones; Television in police work; African
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Caribbean Cinema as Cross-Border Dialogue
    • Abstract: Given the problems of scale, resources and distribution facing Caribbean films, the question of whether we can speak of Caribbean cinema as a coherent entity is justified. Landmark films from different territories—The Harder They Come (dir. Perry Henzell, 1972, Jamaica), Rue Cases Nègres / Black Shack Alley (dir. Euzhan Palcy, 1983, Martinique), L’homme sur les quais / The Man by the Shore (dir. Raoul Peck, 1993, Haiti), Ava and Gabriel (dir. Felix de Rooy, 1990, Curaçao), Lucia (dir. Humberto Solàs, 1968, Cuba)—have achieved an iconic status that transcends borders and linguistic divisions. The philosopher Sylvia Wynter goes further, finding in The Harder They Come and musical forms like rap and reggae a ... Read More
      Keywords: Anti-racism; Alexander, Brett; X, Malcolm,; Motion pictures; Gerima, Haile; African American motion picture producers and directors; Television cop shows; Weems, Carrie Mae,; Video installations (Art); Cell phones; Television in police work; African
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • “By Any Means Necessary” A Neoliberal Sound Byte': The Memory of
           Malcolm X in the 1990s CBS Documentary Malcolm X: The Real Story
    • Abstract: The 1990s saw an eruption of interest and production in the history and memory of Malcolm X. This resurgence could be seen in television programming, art house film, VHS documentaries, and narrative filmmaking, most notably Spike Lee’s 1992 film Malcolm X. It also spread to academia with a proliferation of critical studies, international conferences, and even course guides for primary and secondary education programs. The Autobiography of Malcolm X, told by author Alex Haley, saw a 300 percent increase in sales between the years 1988 and 1991. Moreover, Malcolm’s memory inspired major art exhibitions and an expansive market of consumer products, most famously captured in the X-Cap.2This proliferation in the 1990s ... Read More
      Keywords: Anti-racism; Alexander, Brett; X, Malcolm,; Motion pictures; Gerima, Haile; African American motion picture producers and directors; Television cop shows; Weems, Carrie Mae,; Video installations (Art); Cell phones; Television in police work; African
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Sounds of War in Ashes and Embers: Race, Trauma, and Dislocation
    • Abstract: In Ashes and Embers (dir. Haile Gerima, 1982), sound and musical narrativity labor to tell the story of a traumatized black Vietnam War veteran. Author and director Haile Gerima makes time and place both discombobulated and incessant as his protagonist, Ned Charles, navigates the world in psychological chaos trying to merge the realms of black identity and war survivor. Ned has lost his mind in the midst of a highly racialized and war-torn America in the late 1970s-early 1980s. Sound in this film rides the strong currents of Ned’s life: his struggles with black and veteran identity in the United States, and the feelings of trauma and dislocation which are so strongly connected to those identities. The music ... Read More
      Keywords: Anti-racism; Alexander, Brett; X, Malcolm,; Motion pictures; Gerima, Haile; African American motion picture producers and directors; Television cop shows; Weems, Carrie Mae,; Video installations (Art); Cell phones; Television in police work; African
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Carlton Moss and African American Cultural Emancipation
    • Abstract: On Valentine’s Day in 1909, Frederick Douglass Moss and Sarah Vincent Moss gave birth to Carlton Moss in Newark, New Jersey.3 Compared to most African American families in the early twentieth century, the Mosses were fairly well off financially. A coachman to a private family, Frederick Moss earned enough to rent a home and allowed his wife, Sarah, to devote her time to raising their two sons, Carlton and Sheldon Moss.4 Carlton grew close to his birth mother, making her death in 1915 difficult to bear.5 His father Frederick, unable to work and care for his young children, sent his children to North Carolina to live with friends.6 In 1916, Frederick Moss remarried, this time to Mabel Moss.7 The couple took out a ... Read More
      Keywords: Anti-racism; Alexander, Brett; X, Malcolm,; Motion pictures; Gerima, Haile; African American motion picture producers and directors; Television cop shows; Weems, Carrie Mae,; Video installations (Art); Cell phones; Television in police work; African
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Introduction: Black Images Matter:
    • Abstract: Through the Black Lives Matter campaign, the country has witnessed on video the deadly force police visited on Eric Garner, Walter Scott, and Sandra Bland, among others. Black protesters, like other social media activists, have stretched new media beyond its penchant for ephemerality, and “like-ability,” into a medium of dissent, remembrance, and intentional history, albeit of a spectacular nature. These Black media activists draw upon a longer tradition of using images to argue for Black equality. And it is indubitably true that images of Black suffering have been essential to the civil rights struggle. Whether it be the image of the whipped back of Private Gordon in 1862 (taken not long after photography became ... Read More
      Keywords: Anti-racism; Alexander, Brett; X, Malcolm,; Motion pictures; Gerima, Haile; African American motion picture producers and directors; Television cop shows; Weems, Carrie Mae,; Video installations (Art); Cell phones; Television in police work; African
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • “Keep Runnin’ Bro”: Carrie Mae Weems and the Visual Act
           of Refusal
    • Abstract: On August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri—a suburb of St. Louis—Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson. The shooting happened after an argument between Wilson and Brown. Given that the killing has received considerable scholarly and public attention, I will not rehearse all the details here.5 However, there is one aspect of this story that has received scant attention: the witness account of Brown’s best friend, Dorian Johnson, who was with Brown when he was murdered by Officer Wilson.6Johnson described the violent incident to investigating detectives during his interview with the St. Louis County Police Department. In his recounting, Johnson narrates the initial moment ... Read More
      Keywords: Anti-racism; Alexander, Brett; X, Malcolm,; Motion pictures; Gerima, Haile; African American motion picture producers and directors; Television cop shows; Weems, Carrie Mae,; Video installations (Art); Cell phones; Television in police work; African
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • “What Now'”: The Wailing Black Woman, Grief, and
           Difference
    • Abstract: In her hit song Rhianna belts out, “And I just wanna scream, What now' I just can’t figure it out.” She announces the oncoming shout that expresses anguish and frustration; lamenting her precarity. Many diasporic black women similarly scream or wail in this contemporary moment2 as we navigate our precarious relationships with the state and society at large. Black women wail throughout history. In this paper, I explore media representations of black women’s public grief, specifically in a reality television show, The First 48, via the trope I call “the wailing black woman.”A criminal procedure themed reality television show, The First 48 follows law enforcement personnel (detectives) for the first forty-eight hours ... Read More
      Keywords: Anti-racism; Alexander, Brett; X, Malcolm,; Motion pictures; Gerima, Haile; African American motion picture producers and directors; Television cop shows; Weems, Carrie Mae,; Video installations (Art); Cell phones; Television in police work; African
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Bio-Work in the Blacking Factory: Police Videos and the Ethics of Seeing
           and Being Seen
    • Abstract: The cell phone video documenting deadly police violence directed at unarmed African American men and women is a gruesome artifact. At once familiar and spectacular, it plies new and unprecedented circuits of DIY media traffic, bearing witness to shocking and everyday encounters of state violence as it targets the black body in the name of justice. These are encounters that mark and moderate fantasies of a so-called “postracial” America, bringing into relief the spatiotemporal configurations of W. E. B. Du Bois’s famous admonition that the problem of the twentieth—and now, twenty-first—century remains the problem of the color line. Equally, they track long histories of risk and survival as well as work and labor ... Read More
      Keywords: Anti-racism; Alexander, Brett; X, Malcolm,; Motion pictures; Gerima, Haile; African American motion picture producers and directors; Television cop shows; Weems, Carrie Mae,; Video installations (Art); Cell phones; Television in police work; African
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Critical Surveillance Literacy in Social Media: Interrogating Black Death
           and Dying Online
    • Abstract: The circulation and consumption of traumatic images is a major issue facing members of the public who use the Internet. Armies of commercial content moderators are hired by social media firms, for example, to screen objectionable and traumatic or illegal content and the business of moderation is increasingly becoming a matter of legal and ethical concern by Internet companies.2 While certain types of objectionable material is filtered out of view by software or human beings, images of African Americans dead and dying are often the titillating object of persistent media spectacle, and such material is hyper-circulated and often goes viral through online media platforms. Recent examples of Internet media spectacles ... Read More
      Keywords: Anti-racism; Alexander, Brett; X, Malcolm,; Motion pictures; Gerima, Haile; African American motion picture producers and directors; Television cop shows; Weems, Carrie Mae,; Video installations (Art); Cell phones; Television in police work; African
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Black Lives and Justice with the Archive: A Call to Action
    • Abstract: Two women from different walks of life express the same sentiments. A short-haired Black woman is centered in the frame. Pink earbud cords connect to her recording device, a laptop, or perhaps a phone. With tears in her eyes, she chokes on her carefully chosen and heartfelt words, “I wasn’t in her jail cell, but I am exactly like her. I’m the loudmouth. I’m the one fighting for justice, I’m the one speaking truth in the face of when people don’t want truth spoken. I am her.”1 In another video, a small-statured thin Black woman wearing a blue tank top and large blue dangling circular earrings stands off-center of the frame. In front of a door, she bares her soul to the audience and explains the possible reasons ... Read More
      Keywords: Anti-racism; Alexander, Brett; X, Malcolm,; Motion pictures; Gerima, Haile; African American motion picture producers and directors; Television cop shows; Weems, Carrie Mae,; Video installations (Art); Cell phones; Television in police work; African
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Cinema in Postapartheid South Africa: New Perspectives
    • Abstract: As we approach a quarter of a century of democracy in South Africa, this special Close-Up offers fresh perspectives that reflect critically on cinema and film culture in South Africa. Our contributors address developments within an industry and a creative culture that once marginalized the majority Black (African, Indian, Coloured) South African population, excluding them in numerous ways from the representational apparatus, and constructing an audiovisual regime of power that can be read as an extension of the broader political landscape of colonial and apartheid South Africa. This is not to conclude (incorrectly) that Blacks, mainly Africans, did not feature in films before 1994. From the early days of filmmaking ... Read More
      Keywords: Anti-racism; Alexander, Brett; X, Malcolm,; Motion pictures; Gerima, Haile; African American motion picture producers and directors; Television cop shows; Weems, Carrie Mae,; Video installations (Art); Cell phones; Television in police work; African
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Mixing It Up: New Audiovisual Cultures in South Africa
    • Abstract: Part of the project of being in a postapartheid country is about doing the work of reinventing, refiguring, rethinking what race means, and what it means to be in a place where racial difference has been absolutely central to the way the people have understood themselves, thought about the world, related to others. To be doing the work of mixing that up, transgressing it in some kind of radical way. But that’s actually an important political project.When Haseenah and Jordache invited me to contribute to this Close-Up, the idea was to republish something I had previously written. But when I reread some of my previous work on film in South Africa, I felt I wanted to write something new, something that focuses not on ... Read More
      Keywords: Anti-racism; Alexander, Brett; X, Malcolm,; Motion pictures; Gerima, Haile; African American motion picture producers and directors; Television cop shows; Weems, Carrie Mae,; Video installations (Art); Cell phones; Television in police work; African
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Traversing the Cinemascape of Contemporary South Africa: A Peripatetic
           Journey
    • Abstract: Christian Metz once argued that what is referred to globally as cinema “is in reality, a vast and complex sociocultural phenomenon, a sort of total social fact”2 (italics in original). Metz goes on to characterize “cinema” thus:It includes, as is well known, important economic and financial elements. It is . . . a “multidimensional” phenomenon which, if taken as a whole, does not lend itself to any rigorous and unified study, but only to a heteroclite collection of observations involving multiple and diverse points of view.3It is this sense of the term cinema that shapes my discussion here; cinema is approached as a nonhierarchical and “heteroclite collection” of observations, reflections, descriptions and opinions ... Read More
      Keywords: Anti-racism; Alexander, Brett; X, Malcolm,; Motion pictures; Gerima, Haile; African American motion picture producers and directors; Television cop shows; Weems, Carrie Mae,; Video installations (Art); Cell phones; Television in police work; African
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Transnational Production, International Policy, and South African Cinema
    • Abstract: National cinema studies over the last decade or so have undergone a radical shift in emphasis from being concerned largely with the specificities and essences of individual nations and national film cultures to trying to account for the interconnectedness of those national film cultures. The “transnational turn” was led by writers such as Tim Bergfelder, Mette Hjort, and others and opened up new questions and debates surrounding national cinemas, seeking to show that national film cultures have never been, and likely never will be, hermetically sealed off from one another.1 The influence of foreign-made films on local filmmakers or the movement of artists between nations were no longer to be ignored or discounted ... Read More
      Keywords: Anti-racism; Alexander, Brett; X, Malcolm,; Motion pictures; Gerima, Haile; African American motion picture producers and directors; Television cop shows; Weems, Carrie Mae,; Video installations (Art); Cell phones; Television in police work; African
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Geographies of the Black African Masculine in Tsotsi and The Wooden Camera
    • Abstract: . . . the question we ask as visual culture scholars must account for the ways in which race both determines and is determined by acts of looking, and for the ways in which the viewer and those viewed are racially inscribed.1Film Poster 1: Presley Chweneyagae, the actor who plays the title character in the 2005 film Tsotsi, directed by Gavin Hood, stands in the foreground with his feet slightly apart, his hands at his sides, staring straight into the camera. In his right hand he holds a gun. He wears a shiny black leather jacket and a red T-shirt. His face, partly washed by the light, is expressionless and cold. The cylindrical concrete pipes, used by Tsotsi and other homeless children as protection against the ... Read More
      Keywords: Anti-racism; Alexander, Brett; X, Malcolm,; Motion pictures; Gerima, Haile; African American motion picture producers and directors; Television cop shows; Weems, Carrie Mae,; Video installations (Art); Cell phones; Television in police work; African
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Tailored Suit: Re-Membering and Gendering Can Themba’s
           “The Suit”
    • Abstract: We are the subjects of our own narrative, witnesses to and participants in our own experiences, and, in no way coincidentally, in the experiences of those with whom we have come in contact.2 1950s Sophiatown,3 Drum magazine and the work produced by Can Themba along with his colleagues have become iconic precursors to the contemporary South African literary and cultural milieu. Along with writers Henry Nxumalo, Bloke Modisane, Nat Nakasa, Lewis Nkosi, and photographers such as Jürgen Schadeberg and Peter Magubane, Themba helped create an image of Sophiatown that provides access to an important time and space in South African history. The work of this period produced a record of the ongoing struggle for cultural ... Read More
      Keywords: Anti-racism; Alexander, Brett; X, Malcolm,; Motion pictures; Gerima, Haile; African American motion picture producers and directors; Television cop shows; Weems, Carrie Mae,; Video installations (Art); Cell phones; Television in police work; African
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Fraught Starts, Fragmented Twists, and Forged Endings: (Re)Imagining and
           (Re)Imaging Black Womanhood in Zulu Love Letter and Yesterday
    • Abstract: The position of black womanhood in the dominant African structures and discourses has largely been, to borrow from Sartre, a “nervous” one.1 The institution of patriarchy is a cultural constant in all African countries and it religiously endeavours not only to regulate the sexual lives of those who are dominated to the advantage of those who dominate, but also to speak for and therefore silence the dominated. As a result, female subjectivity in the African cultural milieu is rendered a minority discourse and is marginalized, culminating in what Sofola argues is the “de-womaniz[ation] [of] black womanhood.”2In this article, I argue that the entry of womanhood into dominant structures and discourses is fraught. ... Read More
      Keywords: Anti-racism; Alexander, Brett; X, Malcolm,; Motion pictures; Gerima, Haile; African American motion picture producers and directors; Television cop shows; Weems, Carrie Mae,; Video installations (Art); Cell phones; Television in police work; African
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Hearing the Difference: Sexuality, Xenophobia, and South African Melodrama
    • Abstract: In 2011, the short film cane/cain (dir. Jordache A. Ellapen), described in its promotional materials as “a captivating story of migration, desire and intimacy and their intersections in urban Johannesburg,” was reviewed soon after its release as an “Indian homosexual film.” Described, in that review, as the “story of a homosexual encounter between two Indian men [that] may break down barriers in society,” the reviewer commented: “This film will surely raise cain.” Jordache Ellapen’s short film is remarkable, however, not only for the presence of “sexually explicit” scenes but also for the absence of spoken language. The film is markedly melodramatic, with a heavy overlay of non-diegetic sound elements, extended use ... Read More
      Keywords: Anti-racism; Alexander, Brett; X, Malcolm,; Motion pictures; Gerima, Haile; African American motion picture producers and directors; Television cop shows; Weems, Carrie Mae,; Video installations (Art); Cell phones; Television in police work; African
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Westbury, Plek Van Hoop and Waiting for Valdez: Self-Representation,
           Memory and Coloured Identity in Westbury, Johannesburg
    • Abstract: In a guest column in the Sunday Times in July 2012 Heindrich Wyngaard takes issue with fellow columnist Phyllicia Oppelt, who in her weekly commentary spoke of being coloured as “the identity that shamed me.”1 According to Wyngaard, there is “deep-seated disagreement about identity” among coloured2 people, with some, like Oppelt, refusing to identify with a name that reflects the “lowly, shameful status bestowed by the apartheid government,” whereas others celebrate this identity.3 This is emblematic of the ways in which, in South Africa, the so-called coloured4 community has traditionally inhabited that shadow-world between definitions of race and class. Notions of community, culture, and identity have been ... Read More
      Keywords: Anti-racism; Alexander, Brett; X, Malcolm,; Motion pictures; Gerima, Haile; African American motion picture producers and directors; Television cop shows; Weems, Carrie Mae,; Video installations (Art); Cell phones; Television in police work; African
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Forging a New Path: Plurality, Social Change, and Innovation in
           Contemporary Senegalese Cinema
    • Abstract: To see a movie in a theater in Dakar, the capital city of Senegal, one must be ready for a certain amount of whiplash in negotiating among the few choices. On one hand, a cinephile could choose the Sea Plaza cinema, located along the Atlantic coast next to the posh Radisson Blu hotel. It attracts mostly expats, as evidenced by the blockbuster Hollywood hit Star Wars: The Force Awakens that marked its opening on December 25, 2015.1 In August 2017, the selections were primarily American and shown in versions dubbed in French. They included the animated films Despicable Me 3 and Cars 3; the action films The Dark Tower, Atomic Blonde, and The Hitman’s Bodyguard (with the latter two featuring several showings of ... Read More
      Keywords: Anti-racism; Alexander, Brett; X, Malcolm,; Motion pictures; Gerima, Haile; African American motion picture producers and directors; Television cop shows; Weems, Carrie Mae,; Video installations (Art); Cell phones; Television in police work; African
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Critical and Deeply Personal Reflection: Malick Aw on Cinema in Senegal
           Today
    • Abstract: Both a film producer and theater owner, Malick Aw is the son of the late Cheikh Tidiane Aw (1935–2009), who was among the pioneering Senegalese filmmakers, most famous for his 1975 dramatic film Le Bracelet de bronze / The Bronze Bracelet. His other films include Réalités (ou Ndoep) / Realities (1969), Pour ceux qui savent / For Those Who Know (1971), Le certificat / The Certificate (1982), and Soins de santé primaire / Primary Health Care (1983). In addition to his on-screen accomplishments, Tidiane Aw financed the construction of Cinéma Christa (named after his wife), an eight-hundred-seat movie theater in Patte d’Oie, a populous neighborhood in the peri-urban outskirts of Dakar. Cinema in Senegal in the 1970s ... Read More
      Keywords: Anti-racism; Alexander, Brett; X, Malcolm,; Motion pictures; Gerima, Haile; African American motion picture producers and directors; Television cop shows; Weems, Carrie Mae,; Video installations (Art); Cell phones; Television in police work; African
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Displacement and the Quest for Identity in Alain Gomis’s Cinema
    • Abstract: Alain Gomis is arguably one of the leading filmmakers of the twenty-first century and has won numerous awards on the international film festival circuit, including two Golden Yennenga Stallion awards at the Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) and the Best African Film, among other awards, at the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) 2017 for his fourth feature-length film Félicité (2016).1 Born in 1972 in Paris to a Senegalese father originally from Guinea Bissau and a French mother, Gomis has had a prolific and internationally acclaimed career.2 Despite numerous reviews and articles of his films published in the media, no scholarly, peer-reviewed articles or books have been published on ... Read More
      Keywords: Anti-racism; Alexander, Brett; X, Malcolm,; Motion pictures; Gerima, Haile; African American motion picture producers and directors; Television cop shows; Weems, Carrie Mae,; Video installations (Art); Cell phones; Television in police work; African
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • See the Sky: Subjectivity and Social Meaning in Adams Sie’s
           Filmmaking
    • Abstract: Born in Sierra Leone, Adams Sie was sent by his Senegalese father to live with his family in Senegal when he was fifteen. There, Sie was educated by his grandfather, the Caliph-General of one of the largest Sufi Muslim brotherhoods in the country, the Tidianes. Despite these years immersed in devotional life and training, Sie was encouraged by his grandfather to pursue higher education at a secular institution, the University of Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar. Sie has credited this unique upbringing, divided between the religious and the secular, in leading him to cinema and visual culture.1 Living with the Caliph-General, he observed Tidiane followers supplicate his grandfather for help and guidance with their ... Read More
      Keywords: Anti-racism; Alexander, Brett; X, Malcolm,; Motion pictures; Gerima, Haile; African American motion picture producers and directors; Television cop shows; Weems, Carrie Mae,; Video installations (Art); Cell phones; Television in police work; African
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Unsilencing History: Reclaiming African Cultural Heritage in
           Kemtiyu—Séex Anta
    • Abstract: In his recent award-winning documentary film Kemtiyu—Séex Anta / Kemtiyu—Cheikh Anta (2016, Senegal/France,), Senegalese director Ousmane William Mbaye brings the extraordinary contributions of Senegalese thinker and historian Cheikh Anta Diop to life on the big screen with the goal of restoring him to his rightful place in history as the discoverer and champion of ancient Egypt as a technologically advanced black African civilization. Diop’s research conclusions that Western civilization could trace its roots to black culture through ancient Greece and via Egypt were shocking to the French academy and world-renowned Egyptologists. Furthermore, Diop was the ultimate interdisciplinary scholar at a time when it was ... Read More
      Keywords: Anti-racism; Alexander, Brett; X, Malcolm,; Motion pictures; Gerima, Haile; African American motion picture producers and directors; Television cop shows; Weems, Carrie Mae,; Video installations (Art); Cell phones; Television in police work; African
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Joseph Gaï Ramaka and Nicolas Sawalo Cissé Promote Change Through
           Cinema: Representations of Flooding and Trash in the Margins of Dakar
    • Abstract: In African Cinema: Postcolonial and Feminist Readings, Kenneth Harrow highlights the transformation in cinema during the 1980s and 1990s when urban centers in Africa witnessed a deterioration of life conditions that included fewer jobs, rising crime, and lack of city infrastructure: “Under such conditions, African filmmakers and writers found themselves less and less concerned with foreign oppressors. . . . A new vision for survival was needed, one that would go beyond such terms as engagement or commitment, one that would engage the conditions of life on a local scale, and not, as in postcolonialism, those involved with the great powers that were perceived as infinitely distant.”1 In this “post-engagement cinema” ... Read More
      Keywords: Anti-racism; Alexander, Brett; X, Malcolm,; Motion pictures; Gerima, Haile; African American motion picture producers and directors; Television cop shows; Weems, Carrie Mae,; Video installations (Art); Cell phones; Television in police work; African
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Ouvrir la voix (Speak up) by Amandine Gay, or the Necessity of
           Afro-Feminism
    • Abstract: “For the feminist fight to go on, it’s essential that black women become aware of the unique perspective that marginality can give and that they use this point of view to criticize the dominant hegemony that is sexist, classist and racist, but also to imagine and create something to counter that hegemony. What I imply is that we have a central role to play in the construction of feminist theory and that the contribution we can provide is unique and precious.”“When I was three, there was a child that did not want to play with me because I was black.” This is the lived experience of this film’s women, which Amandine Gay’s camera captures through an intimate close-up of their personal experiences. They speak of ... Read More
      Keywords: Anti-racism; Alexander, Brett; X, Malcolm,; Motion pictures; Gerima, Haile; African American motion picture producers and directors; Television cop shows; Weems, Carrie Mae,; Video installations (Art); Cell phones; Television in police work; African
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Ile Courts 2017: From Multiculturalism to Interculturality
    • Abstract: Remarkably efficient, the dynamic team of Ile Courts was a young, all-female outfit, whose positive spirit and expert organizing strategies led to the festival’s success. One can only wonder how the young team could manage to complete such an animated program: the festival screened ninety-six movies over a span of twenty occasions at several venues, ranging from a local university campus to outdoor locations across the island. These outdoors screenings, called “Sinema Koltar,” were always preceded by a concert from a Mauritian band. Additionally, there were eight workshops (oriented towards both professionals and youth), two master classes, one screening accompanied by live music, a Fim Zekler contest (short films ... Read More
      Keywords: Anti-racism; Alexander, Brett; X, Malcolm,; Motion pictures; Gerima, Haile; African American motion picture producers and directors; Television cop shows; Weems, Carrie Mae,; Video installations (Art); Cell phones; Television in police work; African
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Onscreen Narratives, Offscreen Lives: African Women Inscribing the Self
    • Abstract: The journeys of onscreen characters, while most do not reflect the offscreen trajectories of the real-life women, provide glimpses that parallel the paths that these women have voyaged in their own lives—perhaps influenced by their characters, or more brutally, because of them. Their travels, imaginary and real, have some relationship to their roles as actor and/or the choices they later made as a result of their encounter with and within the world of cinema. It is their onscreen legacy, especially in the case of iconic films, that has been the most enduring; as these women, far removed from their fame in these early films, live quiet offscreen lives a long way from the experiences of their cinematic ... Read More
      Keywords: Anti-racism; Alexander, Brett; X, Malcolm,; Motion pictures; Gerima, Haile; African American motion picture producers and directors; Television cop shows; Weems, Carrie Mae,; Video installations (Art); Cell phones; Television in police work; African
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Remembering Djibril Diop Mambéty on the 20th Anniversary of His Death
    • Abstract: I met Djibril Diop Mambéty during his visit to the United States in April 1997 where he was invited to the annual African Literature Association Conference hosted by Michigan State University; African cinema was the focus of the conference. I had my video camera and asked Mambéty if I could interview him. I was again struck by his approachable manner and laid-back demeanor; I had met him before at FESPACO in Burkina Faso, however, during this encounter we made an even deeper connection. We chatted, I asked him about his cinematic experiences, and we literally “hung out” together during the conference, attending several panels, one that was dedicated to his work and another where I was a panelist. Spontaneously, I ... Read More
      Keywords: Anti-racism; Alexander, Brett; X, Malcolm,; Motion pictures; Gerima, Haile; African American motion picture producers and directors; Television cop shows; Weems, Carrie Mae,; Video installations (Art); Cell phones; Television in police work; African
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Recent and Upcoming Publications on Black Film
    • Abstract: The American History of Black and White Race Relations in FilmChristina Ann Mesa and Eric Roth, Routledge, 2017Black Masculinity and the Cinema of PolicingJared Sexton, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017Black Masculinity on Film: Native Sons and White LiesDaniel O’Brien, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017Charles Burnett: A Cinema of Symbolic KnowledgeJames Naremore, University of California Press, 2017The Cinema of Cuba: Contemporary Film and the Legacy of RevolutionGuy Baron, Antonio Álvarez Pitaluga, and Ann Marie Stock, eds., I.B. Tauris, 2017The Complexity and Progressions of Black Representation in Film and TelevisionDavid L. Moody, Lexington Books, 2017Concerning Violence: Fanon, Film, and Liberation in Africa, Selected Takes ... Read More
      Keywords: Anti-racism; Alexander, Brett; X, Malcolm,; Motion pictures; Gerima, Haile; African American motion picture producers and directors; Television cop shows; Weems, Carrie Mae,; Video installations (Art); Cell phones; Television in police work; African
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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