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3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
@nalyses     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Abgadiyat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Abusões     Open Access  
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)
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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: 6)
American Journal of Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
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American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
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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)
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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: 2)
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)
Biblioteca Escolar em Revista     Open Access  
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Black Camera     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Boletim de Pesquisa NELIC     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 123)
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 de Letras     Open Access  
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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 recherches médiévales et humanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers d’études italiennes     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
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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  
CELEHIS : Revista del Centro de Letras Hispanoamericanas     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: 4)
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cipango     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cipango - French Journal of Japanese Studies. English Selection     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Claraboia     Open Access  
CLCWeb : Comparative Literature and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
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Cognitive Studies : Études cognitives     Open Access  
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Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Configurations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
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Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
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CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription  
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Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
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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: 2)
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  
Discours     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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: 4)
e-Journal of Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 37)
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: 7)
English: Journal of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
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Entrelaces     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 de Teoría Literaria - Revista digital: artes, letras y humanidades     Open Access  
Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense     Open Access  
Estudis de Literatura Oral Popular / Studies in Oral Folk Literature     Open Access  
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Études Épistémè     Open Access  
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Eugene O’Neill Review     Full-text available via subscription  
European Journal of Life Writing     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
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: 26)
Globe : A Journal of Language, Culture and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Goethe Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Gothic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)

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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 this issue, we mark the eighth year of Black Camera's publication; eight volumes, sixteen issues, documenting the extraordinary contributions by and about black filmmakers to world cinema as a narrative and experimental art form and cultural practice.Three essays are featured in this issue. Describing Charles Burnett as a "total filmmaker," distinguished film scholar James Naremore engages with Burnett's scripts for Bless Their Little Hearts (1983), Billy Woodberry's neorealist take on the urban black underclass, and Man in the Basket, Burnett's screen adaption of Chester Himes's crime novel about Harlem cops Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones. Next, David Scott Diffrient works through and critiques the ... Read More
      Keywords: Burnett, Charles,; Motion picture plays, American; Neville, Morgan; Dunye, Cheryl; Jafa, Arthur; Famuyiwa, Rick; Lee, Spike; Gray, F. Gary; Animated films; Smith, Bruce W.; Jay-Z,; Scott, Ridley; Childlessness; Macky, Aicha; Infertility; Documentary
      PubDate: 2017-05-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • 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 of Martin Luther ... Read More
      Keywords: Burnett, Charles,; Motion picture plays, American; Neville, Morgan; Dunye, Cheryl; Jafa, Arthur; Famuyiwa, Rick; Lee, Spike; Gray, F. Gary; Animated films; Smith, Bruce W.; Jay-Z,; Scott, Ridley; Childlessness; Macky, Aicha; Infertility; Documentary
      PubDate: 2017-05-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Forging a New Path: 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 the ... Read More
      Keywords: Burnett, Charles,; Motion picture plays, American; Neville, Morgan; Dunye, Cheryl; Jafa, Arthur; Famuyiwa, Rick; Lee, Spike; Gray, F. Gary; Animated films; Smith, Bruce W.; Jay-Z,; Scott, Ridley; Childlessness; Macky, Aicha; Infertility; Documentary
      PubDate: 2017-05-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Two Screenplays by Charles Burnett: Bless Their Little Hearts (1984) and
           Man in a Basket (2003)
    • Abstract: Virtually the whole of Charles Burnett's remarkable career could be said to have been devoted to the proposition that black lives matter. His feature pictures have dealt with poor black families struggling to survive in Los Angeles (Killer of Sheep, 1977), generational or social-class tensions that threaten to split black families apart (To Sleep with Anger, 1990), police murders and incarcerations of innocent black men (The Glass Shield, 1994), black attempts to gain literacy under the nightmarish conditions of plantation-era slavery (Nightjohn,1996), and the bloody Namibian war for independence from South Africa (Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation, 2007). His experimental documentaries and short films have ... Read More
      Keywords: Burnett, Charles,; Motion picture plays, American; Neville, Morgan; Dunye, Cheryl; Jafa, Arthur; Famuyiwa, Rick; Lee, Spike; Gray, F. Gary; Animated films; Smith, Bruce W.; Jay-Z,; Scott, Ridley; Childlessness; Macky, Aicha; Infertility; Documentary
      PubDate: 2017-05-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Backup Singers, Celebrity Culture, and Civil Rights: Racializing Space and
           Spatializing Race in 20 Feet from Stardom
    • Abstract: That walk to the front is . . . is complicated.Released to critical acclaim in 2013, director Morgan Neville's award-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom casts the spotlight on previously marginalized members of American and British rock music ensembles; namely, backup singers such as Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill, Claudia Lennear, Darlene Love, and Tata Vega, whose overlapping careers span a roughly sixty-year period (1950s–2010s). With few exceptions—such as Love, who would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011—these African American women have long been overshadowed by the predominately white male music stars with whom they have performed, including Mick Jagger, Bruce ... Read More
      Keywords: Burnett, Charles,; Motion picture plays, American; Neville, Morgan; Dunye, Cheryl; Jafa, Arthur; Famuyiwa, Rick; Lee, Spike; Gray, F. Gary; Animated films; Smith, Bruce W.; Jay-Z,; Scott, Ridley; Childlessness; Macky, Aicha; Infertility; Documentary
      PubDate: 2017-05-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Queering The Mammy: New Queer Cinema's Version of an American Institution
           in Cheryl Dunye's The Watermelon Woman
    • Abstract: Fat, Black, homely, single, poor: the mammy embodies all the things American culture loves to hate. The mammy figure appears in dozens of classic Hollywood movies, beginning in the early twentieth century, peaking in the decades between 1930 and 1950, and dominating characterizations of Black women on film even into the present. The Help (dir. Tate Taylor, 2011), starring Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, represented the postwar Black woman as domestic servant and mammy. In director Lee Daniels's 2009 film Precious, Mo'Nique and Gabourey Sidibe portray a mother and daughter, both reminiscent of classic mammies. Madea may be the most popular contemporary "neo-mammy" film character, recurring in various Tyler Perry ... Read More
      Keywords: Burnett, Charles,; Motion picture plays, American; Neville, Morgan; Dunye, Cheryl; Jafa, Arthur; Famuyiwa, Rick; Lee, Spike; Gray, F. Gary; Animated films; Smith, Bruce W.; Jay-Z,; Scott, Ridley; Childlessness; Macky, Aicha; Infertility; Documentary
      PubDate: 2017-05-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Introduction: #BlackLivesMatter and the Mediatic Lives of a Movement
    • Abstract: The epigraph that begins this introduction, from Claudia Rankine's Citizen, presents an abridged version of her verses.2 The first stanza appears on a single page, where it wanes from full, dark font (on the line memorializing Jordan Russell Davis) to near-invisibility at the end of the page, where there are no more names, but only a series of lines (barely) reading "In Memory" in an elliptical gesture that preserves spaces for future black victims of police killing. In fact, since the book was published in 2014, those lines would now be filled, necessitating many more elliptical lines added to the end of the poem. The second stanza appears on the page opposite this memorial list, and, although the font has ... Read More
      Keywords: Burnett, Charles,; Motion picture plays, American; Neville, Morgan; Dunye, Cheryl; Jafa, Arthur; Famuyiwa, Rick; Lee, Spike; Gray, F. Gary; Animated films; Smith, Bruce W.; Jay-Z,; Scott, Ridley; Childlessness; Macky, Aicha; Infertility; Documentary
      PubDate: 2017-05-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • No Medicine for Melancholy: Cinema of Loss and Mourning in the Era of
           #BlackLivesMatter
    • Abstract: The anticipation of death and dying figured into the experiences of black folk so persistently, given how much more omnipresent death was for them than for other Americans, that lamentation and mortification both found their way into public and private representations of African America to an astonishing degree. The twentieth century's literature and film, its visual arts and music (from early era spirituals to latter-day rap), and its contemporary street-corner memorials consistently called up a passed-on narrative. Black culture's stories of death and dying were inextricably linked to the ways in which the nation experienced, perceived, and represented African America.Our aim, even in the face of the brutally ... Read More
      Keywords: Burnett, Charles,; Motion picture plays, American; Neville, Morgan; Dunye, Cheryl; Jafa, Arthur; Famuyiwa, Rick; Lee, Spike; Gray, F. Gary; Animated films; Smith, Bruce W.; Jay-Z,; Scott, Ridley; Childlessness; Macky, Aicha; Infertility; Documentary
      PubDate: 2017-05-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • All Lives (Don't) Matter: The Internet Meets Afro-Pessimism and Black
           Optimism
    • Abstract: In the midst of so much death and the fact of Black life as proximate to death, how do we attend to physical, social, and figurative death and also to the largeness that is Black life, Black life insisted from death?Riots are coming, they are already here, more are on the way, no one doubts it.This article embarks from tensions between an ontological and structural "fact" of blackness, on the one hand, and a discursive, constructed, performative, and identificatory blackness on the other. Such antagonisms have been operative within black studies for decades, but the recent media exposure given to police killings of unarmed black people, coupled with the theoretical fecundity of Afro-Pessimism, has brought the ... Read More
      Keywords: Burnett, Charles,; Motion picture plays, American; Neville, Morgan; Dunye, Cheryl; Jafa, Arthur; Famuyiwa, Rick; Lee, Spike; Gray, F. Gary; Animated films; Smith, Bruce W.; Jay-Z,; Scott, Ridley; Childlessness; Macky, Aicha; Infertility; Documentary
      PubDate: 2017-05-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Dreams are colder than Death and the Gathering of Black Sociality
    • Abstract: Arthur Jafa's 2013 essay film Dreams are colder than Death begins as a lyrical meditation on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech conducted through interviews with African-American intellectuals—the specialists, as Jafa calls them—such as Hortense Spillers, Fred Moten, Saidiya Hartman, and Nicole Fleetwood; filmmaker Charles Burnett; ex–Black Panther and professor Kathleen Clever; musician Flying Lotus; and visual artists Kara Walker and Wangechi Mutu, among others.1 Quickly, however, the film detours toward more fundamental and open-ended questions, such as "What is the concept of blackness? Where did it come from? And what does it mean for people of color living in America ... Read More
      Keywords: Burnett, Charles,; Motion picture plays, American; Neville, Morgan; Dunye, Cheryl; Jafa, Arthur; Famuyiwa, Rick; Lee, Spike; Gray, F. Gary; Animated films; Smith, Bruce W.; Jay-Z,; Scott, Ridley; Childlessness; Macky, Aicha; Infertility; Documentary
      PubDate: 2017-05-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Introduction: Hip-Hop Cinema as a Lens of Contemporary Black Realities
    • Abstract: The focus for this Close-Up on hip-hop cinema examines how hip-hop culture and its aesthetics manifest on film. For nearly half a century, hip-hop has served as a mouthpiece for exploring the marginalized experiences of black and brown people in the United States and abroad. Hip-hop was more than a popular cultural expression. It served as a context for complicating and recognizing a transition into a post–civil rights movement era. More specifically, hip-hop expressed the messiness of the generational angsts about race, class, and identity that were left unresolved from the movement. For the most part, America's embrace of hip-hop has been its musicality and its associated aesthetics. The focus on lyricism and ... Read More
      Keywords: Burnett, Charles,; Motion picture plays, American; Neville, Morgan; Dunye, Cheryl; Jafa, Arthur; Famuyiwa, Rick; Lee, Spike; Gray, F. Gary; Animated films; Smith, Bruce W.; Jay-Z,; Scott, Ridley; Childlessness; Macky, Aicha; Infertility; Documentary
      PubDate: 2017-05-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • From Boys to Men: Hip-Hop, Hood Films, and the Performance of Contemporary
           Black Masculinity
    • Abstract: Hip-hop's emergence into Hollywood was met with both concern (because of the commodification of black experience, particularly the image of the black male) and enthusiasm (black audiences finally had films featuring black actors, and white audiences could voyeuristically experience black life without personally engaging it). Hip-hop films are generally characterized by their focus on the culture of hip-hop. Rather than serve as a framework for a larger story, hip-hop films concentrate on hip-hop and its influence in and on the lives of main characters. Early hip-hop films included Wild Style (dir. Charlie Ahearn, 1983), Beat Street (dir. Stan Lathan, 1984), and Krush Groove (dir. Michael Schultz, 1985). The ... Read More
      Keywords: Burnett, Charles,; Motion picture plays, American; Neville, Morgan; Dunye, Cheryl; Jafa, Arthur; Famuyiwa, Rick; Lee, Spike; Gray, F. Gary; Animated films; Smith, Bruce W.; Jay-Z,; Scott, Ridley; Childlessness; Macky, Aicha; Infertility; Documentary
      PubDate: 2017-05-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • U, (New) Black (?) Maybe: Nostalgia and Amnesia in Dope
    • Abstract: Optically, the name of track 8 on Common's 2007 album Finding Forever addresses itself to "U," the subject, named "Black Maybe."1 However, to my mind, the song performs something wholly different when the title is spoken. Aurally, one might conjure it as an interrogative, i.e., is "u" black; the response: maybe. Another way to hear this is to imagine an invisible question mark between "black" and "maybe"—"U, Black(?) Maybe."The provocation of this record is apposite for reasons as numerous as its titular interpretations. But one paramount motivation is the concluding lines of the chorus—"No one knows just what's inside / Doing dope and doing time / Why they messing with your mind?" It might be serendipity that ... Read More
      Keywords: Burnett, Charles,; Motion picture plays, American; Neville, Morgan; Dunye, Cheryl; Jafa, Arthur; Famuyiwa, Rick; Lee, Spike; Gray, F. Gary; Animated films; Smith, Bruce W.; Jay-Z,; Scott, Ridley; Childlessness; Macky, Aicha; Infertility; Documentary
      PubDate: 2017-05-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • "Fight the Power": Hip Hop and Civil Unrest in Spike Lee's Do the Right
           Thing
    • Abstract: Spike Lee's 1989 film Do the Right Thing is set during a hot summer in 1980s Brooklyn, New York, following news of a riot erupting after three white police officers kill a Black American teenager, Radio Raheem. The film features dialogue about racial tensions among various characters in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, revealing the interethnic tensions and civilian-police conflict that led to the riot. It introduces Mookie (Spike Lee), a Black American young father who navigates racial tensions between his Black friends and his Italian-American employer and coworkers. At Sal's Famous Pizzeria where Mookie works, Sal (Danny Aiello), the owner, gets into an altercation with customer Radio Raheem after a dispute over ... Read More
      Keywords: Burnett, Charles,; Motion picture plays, American; Neville, Morgan; Dunye, Cheryl; Jafa, Arthur; Famuyiwa, Rick; Lee, Spike; Gray, F. Gary; Animated films; Smith, Bruce W.; Jay-Z,; Scott, Ridley; Childlessness; Macky, Aicha; Infertility; Documentary
      PubDate: 2017-05-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • "True to the Game": Straight Outta Compton's Affirmation of White
           Supremacist Capitalist Patriarchy
    • Abstract: Straight Outta Compton (dir. F. Gary Gray, 2015, and hereafter referred to as Straight) draws on the same conventions that the hood movie genre as well as gangsta rap employ. In fact, Benjamin Wiggins argues that one could make the case for the film as a "late addition to the hood genre."3 In his analysis of Boyz N the Hood (dir. John Singleton, 1991), Deep Cover (dir. Bill Duke, 1992), New Jack City (dir. Mario Van Peebles, 1991), Juice (dir. Ernest R. Dickerson, 1992), and Clockers (dir. Spike Lee, 1995), Kenneth Chan argues that films in this genre "feature characters that oppose, flourish, or are assimilated into the political and social climate of poverty, crime, drugs, and violence, all of which are generally ... Read More
      Keywords: Burnett, Charles,; Motion picture plays, American; Neville, Morgan; Dunye, Cheryl; Jafa, Arthur; Famuyiwa, Rick; Lee, Spike; Gray, F. Gary; Animated films; Smith, Bruce W.; Jay-Z,; Scott, Ridley; Childlessness; Macky, Aicha; Infertility; Documentary
      PubDate: 2017-05-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • "We Don't Die, We Multiply": Bebe's Kids, Hip-Hop Aesthetics, and Black
           Feature Animation
    • Abstract: As the #OscarsSoWhite campaign during the 2016 award season so aptly demonstrated, Hollywood cinema continues to struggle with diverse representation behind the scenes and in front of the camera. Few genres remain as unapologetically white as animation. This failure remains particularly insulting since producers and animators alike could easily add in diverse characters, yet they so often relegate actors of color to animal voices: Whoopi Goldberg and Cheech Marin as hyenas in The Lion King (dir. Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, 1994), Eddie Murphy as Donkey in the Shrek franchise (2001–2010), and Chris Rock and Cedric the Entertainer as a zebra and lemur, respectively, in the Madagascar franchise (2005–). Even in this ... Read More
      Keywords: Burnett, Charles,; Motion picture plays, American; Neville, Morgan; Dunye, Cheryl; Jafa, Arthur; Famuyiwa, Rick; Lee, Spike; Gray, F. Gary; Animated films; Smith, Bruce W.; Jay-Z,; Scott, Ridley; Childlessness; Macky, Aicha; Infertility; Documentary
      PubDate: 2017-05-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • "And You Know This, Man!": Love, Humor, and Masculinity in Friday
    • Abstract: I felt that many of the other movies, though good, were stories of the inner city blues. But you cannot have just one aspect of [the story] because if you're going to reveal it. . . . You have to reveal the part that is the juice that keeps us going. It's finding the humor, it's finding the comedy, it's finding the laughter. It's accepting the absurdity and how bizarre all this is and yet this is what people are dealing with on a daily basis. And so the chuckles are the juice of survival. A gun is not the juice for survival but laughter is.Toward the end of Straight Outta Compton (dir. F. Gary Gray, 2015) the audience sees a young Ice Cube (O'Shea Jackson Jr.) typing on an old Compaq laptop, writing the script for ... Read More
      Keywords: Burnett, Charles,; Motion picture plays, American; Neville, Morgan; Dunye, Cheryl; Jafa, Arthur; Famuyiwa, Rick; Lee, Spike; Gray, F. Gary; Animated films; Smith, Bruce W.; Jay-Z,; Scott, Ridley; Childlessness; Macky, Aicha; Infertility; Documentary
      PubDate: 2017-05-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Jay Z's American Gangster
    • Abstract: In mid-October 2007, Kathy Nelson organized a viewing of the then unreleased American Gangster (dir. Ridley Scott, 2007), starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe. As music supervisor for Universal Films, Nelson was experienced at organizing these kinds of viewings to convince recording artists to contribute to film soundtracks. As Doug Morris, chairman-CEO of Universal Music Group has explained, Nelson played a "pivotal role in building a creative bridge to more effectively capitalize on the vast opportunities between film and music."1 On this occasion, the recording artist was Jay Z. He viewed the film, and after the close, he was inspired.Rappers have long been influenced by the gangster film genre, but ... Read More
      Keywords: Burnett, Charles,; Motion picture plays, American; Neville, Morgan; Dunye, Cheryl; Jafa, Arthur; Famuyiwa, Rick; Lee, Spike; Gray, F. Gary; Animated films; Smith, Bruce W.; Jay-Z,; Scott, Ridley; Childlessness; Macky, Aicha; Infertility; Documentary
      PubDate: 2017-05-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • L'Arbre sans fruit / The Fruitless Tree by Aïcha Elhadj Macky: Woman
           among Mothers
    • Abstract: The jury of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) in June 2016 granted its documentary prize to L'Arbre sans fruit / The Fruitless Tree, by Aïcha Elhadj Macky, coproduced by Sani Magori, who won the same award in 2009 with Pour le meilleur et pour l'oignon / For the Best and for the Onion. Both of these films, which come from the training and production circuit Africadoc, are part of the Lumières du Monde Collection.Macky was only five years old when her mother died after childbirth. It is this trauma that Macky, who is married without children, reconstructs in this film about infertility. She starts with childbirth: the calm and the advice of the midwife, the fatigue of the mother, the arrival of the child. She ... Read More
      Keywords: Burnett, Charles,; Motion picture plays, American; Neville, Morgan; Dunye, Cheryl; Jafa, Arthur; Famuyiwa, Rick; Lee, Spike; Gray, F. Gary; Animated films; Smith, Bruce W.; Jay-Z,; Scott, Ridley; Childlessness; Macky, Aicha; Infertility; Documentary
      PubDate: 2017-05-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • La Permanence / On Call, by Alice Diop
    • Abstract: In competition at the Cinéma du Réel Film Festival in Paris (March 2016) where it received the Institut Francais Louis Marcorelles Award, La Permanence / On Call is a film that makes a difference and is necessary as an increasingly fearful Europe faces the influx of refugees and migrants.In a small doctor's office, a fixed camera is placed on one side or the other of the room, allowing either the practitioner or the patient to be seen. How is it that the viewer remains glued to the screen for more than an hour and a half with such a minimalist approach? Transfixed, moved, and in total empathy with those men and women, their pain, their suffering.This is no doubt what Alice Diop felt from the impact of hearing about ... Read More
      Keywords: Burnett, Charles,; Motion picture plays, American; Neville, Morgan; Dunye, Cheryl; Jafa, Arthur; Famuyiwa, Rick; Lee, Spike; Gray, F. Gary; Animated films; Smith, Bruce W.; Jay-Z,; Scott, Ridley; Childlessness; Macky, Aicha; Infertility; Documentary
      PubDate: 2017-05-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Traveling Gazes: Glocal Imaginaries in the Transcontinental,
           Transnational, Exilic, Migration, and Diasporic Cinematic Experiences of
           African Women
    • Abstract: While discourse on transnational, exilic, and diaspora cinemas is the current conceptual framework in which a category of African cinema studies is theorized, it is important to underscore that many of the experiences of the pioneers of African cinema and the first generation of African film practitioners have been largely transnational, exilic, diasporic, migratory, and most importantly, traveling. Their peripatetic lives were driven by their desire to study, live, work, edit, lecture, film, act, and network in the myriad locations outside of their country of origin.This article investigates the cinematic imaginary of first-generation African women who were born or were raised in the host country of their ... Read More
      Keywords: Burnett, Charles,; Motion picture plays, American; Neville, Morgan; Dunye, Cheryl; Jafa, Arthur; Famuyiwa, Rick; Lee, Spike; Gray, F. Gary; Animated films; Smith, Bruce W.; Jay-Z,; Scott, Ridley; Childlessness; Macky, Aicha; Infertility; Documentary
      PubDate: 2017-05-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema by Allyson Nadia Field,
           Jan-Christopher Horak, and Jacqueline Najuma Stewart (review)
    • Abstract: L.A. Rebellion, Creating a New Black Cinema focuses on only one part of the L.A. Rebellion Project that was launched in 2009 by the UCLA Film and Television Archive, funded by the Getty Foundation and aiming to create a comprehensive archive of the works created by L.A. Rebellion filmmakers. The book contributes to the archival effort by collecting a selection of articles drawn from an academic conference organized in 2011 and by providing a record of oral histories with filmmakers involved in L.A. Rebellion.The book is a welcomed attempt at theorizing the concept of L.A. Rebellion—the term coined by Clyde Taylor in reference to the revolutionary instinct of those filmmakers who, while studying filmmaking ... Read More
      Keywords: Burnett, Charles,; Motion picture plays, American; Neville, Morgan; Dunye, Cheryl; Jafa, Arthur; Famuyiwa, Rick; Lee, Spike; Gray, F. Gary; Animated films; Smith, Bruce W.; Jay-Z,; Scott, Ridley; Childlessness; Macky, Aicha; Infertility; Documentary
      PubDate: 2017-05-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Nollywood Central by Jade L. Miller (review)
    • Abstract: Jade L. Miller's monograph Nollywood Central is an important addition to the body of scholarly work on the most vibrant film industry on the African continent for two reasons. The book is a useful introductory text for students and researchers interested in the foundations of Nollywood as a cultural product in relation to other local and international media. In addition, it manages to clearly outline the trajectory, production practices, internal organisation, legality, and continued spread of Nollywood as an industry, attesting to its informality and disconnection from global media networks. Drawing on a mixture of detailed historical contextualization, critical film analysis, interviews, and insights gained from ... Read More
      Keywords: Burnett, Charles,; Motion picture plays, American; Neville, Morgan; Dunye, Cheryl; Jafa, Arthur; Famuyiwa, Rick; Lee, Spike; Gray, F. Gary; Animated films; Smith, Bruce W.; Jay-Z,; Scott, Ridley; Childlessness; Macky, Aicha; Infertility; Documentary
      PubDate: 2017-05-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Archival Spotlight: Community Archiving with the National Black
           Programming Consortium
    • Abstract: National Black Programming Consortium co-founder Mable Haddock during an interview at the October 2016 community archiving workshop.Photo courtesy of Xiaoxuan Lyu."I'm thinking, now, preservation is the next important place that we all need to go because we do all of this work and then we die but we need to be very strategic about leaving our footprint. So, I'm here to learn with everybody else and I appreciate the opportunity to learn and it's been great for me," proclaimed Mable Haddock, cofounder of the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC), at a community archiving workshop that took place in 2015 at Downtown Community Television in New York City.1 It was at this workshop that Haddock got the spark that ... Read More
      Keywords: Burnett, Charles,; Motion picture plays, American; Neville, Morgan; Dunye, Cheryl; Jafa, Arthur; Famuyiwa, Rick; Lee, Spike; Gray, F. Gary; Animated films; Smith, Bruce W.; Jay-Z,; Scott, Ridley; Childlessness; Macky, Aicha; Infertility; Documentary
      PubDate: 2017-05-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Archival News
    • Abstract: The Academy Film Archive, home to over 90,000 titles, is actively preserving the 16mm home movies of Fayard and Harold Nicholas, who, performing together as the Nicholas Brothers, revolutionized dance entertainment in the earlier part of the twenty-first century with acrobatic moves such as "the leap frog" and performances in films such as 1943's Stormy Weather. In 2011, their home movies, which chronicled the dancers at home and on their extensive travels, were named to the Library of Congress National Film Registry, which honors twenty-five films each year for their contributions to the enrichment of America's film heritage.The Nicholas Brothers with Carmen Miranda,courtesy of the Fayard Nicholas Family Home ... Read More
      Keywords: Burnett, Charles,; Motion picture plays, American; Neville, Morgan; Dunye, Cheryl; Jafa, Arthur; Famuyiwa, Rick; Lee, Spike; Gray, F. Gary; Animated films; Smith, Bruce W.; Jay-Z,; Scott, Ridley; Childlessness; Macky, Aicha; Infertility; Documentary
      PubDate: 2017-05-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Professional Notes and Research Sources
    • Abstract: African Filmmaking: Five FormationsKenneth W. Harrow, Michigan State University Press, 2017Afro-Atlantic Flight: Speculative Returns and the Black FantasticMichelle D. Commander, Duke University Press, (Reprint Edition) 2017Animation in the Middle East: Practice and Aesthetics from Baghdad to CasablancaStephanie Van de Peer, I. B.Tauris, 2017The Audacious Josephine Baker: Blackness, Power, and Visual PleasureTerri Simone Francis, Indiana University Press, 2017Beyond BlaxploitationEdited by Novotny Lawrence and Gerald R. Butters Jr., Wayne State University Press, 2016Black Children in Hollywood Cinema: Cast in ShadowDebbie Olson, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017Charles Burnett: A Troublesome FilmmakerEdited by María Míguez ... Read More
      Keywords: Burnett, Charles,; Motion picture plays, American; Neville, Morgan; Dunye, Cheryl; Jafa, Arthur; Famuyiwa, Rick; Lee, Spike; Gray, F. Gary; Animated films; Smith, Bruce W.; Jay-Z,; Scott, Ridley; Childlessness; Macky, Aicha; Infertility; Documentary
      PubDate: 2017-05-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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