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19 : Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 32)
A Cor das Letras     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
AALITRA Review     Open Access  
Abgadiyat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Abril : Revista do Núcleo de Estudos de Literatura Portuguesa e Africana da UFF     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ação Midiática : Estudos em Comunicação, Sociedade e Cultura     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ACME : Annali della Facoltà di Studi Umanistici dell'Università degli Studi di Milano     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acquisition et interaction en langue étrangère     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Acta Baltico-Slavica     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Humana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Literaria     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Acta Neophilologica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Orientalia Vilnensia     Open Access  
Acta Universitatis Lodziensis : Folia Litteraria Rossica     Open Access  
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae     Open Access  
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: 6)
Akademos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Akra Kültür Sanat ve Edebiyat Dergisi / Akra Journal of Culture Art and Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aksara     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aksara : International Journal of Indonesian Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alea : Estudos Neolatinos     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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  
América sin Nombre     Open Access  
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
American Journal of Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
American Literary Realism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35)
Anagramas : Rumbos y Sentidos de la Comunicación     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anales Galdosianos     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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   (Followers: 1)
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  
Ao Pé da Letra     Open Access  
Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Arabia     Open Access  
Arbitrium     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
arcadia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Archivum     Open Access  
Arethusa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Ars Aeterna     Open Access  
Artelogie     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Artl@s Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Arts et Savoirs     Open Access  
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asiatic : IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Atalanta : Revista de las Letras Barrocas     Open Access  
Atalaya     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ateneo Korean Studies Conference Proceedings     Open Access  
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: 6)
Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Babel     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
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)
Barnelitterært forskningstidsskrift     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BASINDO : Jurnal Kajian Bahasa, Sastra Indonesia, dan Pembelajarannya     Open Access  
Belas Infiéis     Open Access  
Bergen Language and Linguistics Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 18)
Black Camera     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
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: 150)
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
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 De L' Association Thaïlandaise Des Professeurs de Français     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: 15)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Caderno de Letras     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: 13)
Cahiers de civilisation espagnole contemporaine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers de littérature orale     Open Access  
Cahiers de Narratologie     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cahiers de recherches médiévales et humanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cahiers d’Études Germaniques     Open Access  
Cahiers d’études italiennes     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Cahiers d’Études sur la Représentation     Open Access  
Cahiers franco-canadiens de l'Ouest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
caleidoscópio: linguagem e tradução     Open Access  
Callaloo     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
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: 2)
Children's Literature Association Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Chinese Semiotic Studies     Hybrid Journal  
Chinese Studies Journal     Open Access  
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencies. Cartafueyos Asturianos de Ciencia y Teunoloxía     Open Access  
Cipango     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cipango - French Journal of Japanese Studies. English Selection     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
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: 12)
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: 19)
Comparative Cultural Studies : European and Latin American Perspectives     Open Access  
Comparative Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 46)
Comparative Literature Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 41)
Comparative Mythology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Comunicação & Sociedade     Open Access  
Comunicação e Sociedade     Open Access  
Con Texte     Open Access  
Configurations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Conradiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Consonanze     Open Access  
Contemporary Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
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: 4)
Criando     Open Access  
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Criticón     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
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  
Diciottesimo Secolo : Rivista della Società Italiana di Studi sul Secolo XVIII     Open Access  
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Didactique, Sciences Cognitives et Littérature     Open Access  
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)
Dixit     Open Access  
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: 4)
E-rea     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
e-Scripta Romanica     Open Access  
e-Spania     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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: 36)
Ecotone     Full-text available via subscription  
Ecozon@ : European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 5)

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  • Strictly a Laughing Matter': The Significance of the Blaxploitation
           Movement and Black Dynamite as Parody
    • Abstract: Since the turn of the millennium the blaxploitation movement, or movies made between 1970 and 1975 by both black and white filmmakers to capitalize on the African American film audience, have received growing scholarly attention.1 For example, in Women of Blaxploitation, Yvonne D. Sims sheds critical light on actresses such as Pam Grier and Tamara Dobson. Particularly, she demonstrates how as action heroines in Coffy (dir. Jack Hill, 1973) and Cleopatra Jones (dir. Jack Starrett, 1973) they "epitomized the struggles and gains of African American women in the 1960s and early 1970s and altered the onscreen perspective of African American femininity."2 As the title indicates, my book Blaxploitation Films of the ... Read More
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  • Editor's Notes
    • Abstract: With this issue we close out a decade of Black Camera's publication as the premier peer review academic journal of its kind in the world. Hurrah, I say!What's in store for the next decade is hard to predict, except that our subject—filmmaking in the Black diaspora—however many obstacles and some disappointments, is fecund, indeed, robust, ever more engaging, and occasionally spectacularly original.To the contents of 10.2: Take note and (re)consider our calls for submissions to forthcoming Close-Ups on Cuban cinema and Nina Simone in the cinematic. Next follows two essays: the first by Novotny Lawrence, who revisits and reframes blaxploitation films of the 1970s with an eye to the role of a more recent iteration of ... Read More
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  • Re-Reading Birth of a Nation: European Contexts and the War Film
    • Abstract: This article begins by considering the reception of Birth of a Nation (dir. D.W. Griffith) from its 1915 release in various European countries. A handful of sites of reception are available for exploration across the European continent, including some interesting responses to the film in Germany, as discussed in Maria Diedrich and Jürgen Heinrich's1 comparative analysis with Toxi (dir. Robert A. Stemmie, 1952), a West German film that explores issues of nation, race, and immigration. For the purposes of this article, I want to focus particularly on Britain and France, where audience responses, promotional publicity, and conditions of exhibition are most well documented.The following discussion will identify ... Read More
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  • Introduction: A Scene of New Worlds
    • Abstract: "Wow, New York—just like I pictured it. Skyscrapers and everything."This bit of spoken dialogue taken from Stevie Wonder's 1973 cautionary tale "Living for the City" provides the opening narration for a song chronicling the demise of a small-town Southern man bound for New York who, upon his arrival in the city, is entrapped and ruined by the perils of city life. Wonder evokes the familiar tropes of black life in "hard time Mississippi," painting a bleak portrait of overworked parents and children whose future is marked as much by danger as it is by any imaginative possibility. Despite these challenges, Wonder's dystopic vision is saved for New York, a far more dangerous place. In the song's climactic sonic montage ... Read More
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  • Controlling the World Within the Frame: Julie Dash and Ayoka Chenzira
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    • Abstract: In October of 2018, I had the pleasure of speaking with filmmakers Julie Dash and Ayoka Chenzira, both professors at Spelman College, to get their takes on the black filmmakers and artists working in and around New York in the late 1960s and 1970s in an era we are calling the "New York Scene." Dash and Chenzira, born just a year apart, have each had extraordinary careers in filmmaking and media arts and both spent their early years as students in New York. Dash gained notoriety with experimental short films like Four Women (1975), Diary of an African Nun (1977), and Illusions (1982) and later with the iconic Daughters of the Dust (1991) and a host of other film and TV productions. As a young woman and a native New ... Read More
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  • Art on Her Mind: The Making of Kathleen Collins's Cinema of Interiority
    • Abstract: In a 1984 lecture at Howard University, the writer and filmmaker Kathleen Collins explained the impulse behind her work in progress, a film about Bessie Coleman, the first black woman aviator.1 Collins was not interested in the mythified "heroics of [Bessie] as the first," she said. Instead, her aim was to "reconstruct a woman." To this end, the screenplay she wrote, Only the Sky Is Free, emphasizes Bessie's inner life rather than her aerial theatrics as a stunt pilot.2 It also self-consciously explores the desires and challenges involved in narrating Bessie's life: a central premise of the screenplay is that Bessie's niece, haunted by childhood memories of her once-famous, now-forgotten aunt, tells her story ... Read More
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  • Witnessing One Transformation, Charting Another: The Various Lives of Paul
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    • Abstract: Paul Carter Harrison has defied the categories so often used to circumscribe black artists. His work as a scholar, writer, director, and professor at Howard University (where he taught Pearl Cleage, Phylicia Rashad, and Debbie Allen), University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Columbia College Chicago has quietly rerouted the history of black cultural production since the early 1960s. Although Harrison has been recognized as a critical figure within theater, his numerous screenplays and jousts into the realm of movies and television offer yet another reminder of the (sometimes unrealized) variegated visions of film blackness in the 1970s and 1980s.1Throughout this special issue, we have sought to draw connections ... Read More
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    • Abstract: The first year of separation from my partner Donna worked without incidence. When we did reconnect in Los Angeles, my only dismay was Donna's lack of understanding, appreciation, or even respect for what I was doing at home all day, sitting behind a typewriter writing film treatments to generate income. Each afternoon, she would blithely return home after a day at the Los Angeles County Assistant District Attorney court, barge into my office, throw down her briefcase, kick off her shoes, then stretch out on the couch and begin to tell me the details of an exciting case. An hour later, she'd go take a nap before we had dinner. On one occasion, she made her 4 p.m. entrance, and initiated the usual ritual, causing me ... Read More
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  • Talent X Relationships / Knowledge: An Interview with Roy Campanella II
    • Abstract: Roy Campanella II is one of the most prolific black filmmakers of the last fifty years. Despite his extensive credits as a director of film and television (including a DGA-nominated episode of I'll Fly Away, and several episodes of Beverly Hills, 90210, and Frank's Place), he remains an underrecognized figure in the history of black cinema. Scholarly absences in the study of black life are nothing new; within the context of this Close-Up, however, his life and work reflects some of the complicated questions that surround the New York Scene and its ever-in-flux makeup.For five decades Campanella has sought to change the film and television industry, both on screen and behind the scenes. His career includes time at ... Read More
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  • On Becoming Me: 1980s NYC Arts and Culture Through a Queer Lens
    • Abstract: I started out making films in the late 1980s. I had just returned to New York after living in Europe, where I was working off and on as a photographer while on a Harvard University Shaw fellowship. In college, I had done well as a biology major and was heading to medical school. I had my life mapped out to become a doctor—or at least this was "The Plan." In truth, I wanted to get off the pre-med track for a while, but was discouraged from doing so by my advisors. My family was also rooting for this career track. However, a nagging suspicion that I had another calling led me to blow off pursuing an honors thesis and instead take photography and writing courses my senior year. While taking my first photography class ... Read More
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  • Capture and Release: Curating and Exhibiting the East Coast Independent
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    • Abstract: This article examines the impact and unique cinematic points of view of two film series that played a major role in documenting and exhibiting independent Black film's artistic development over a distinctive time period. As co-curator of two recent programs that cover the early contemporary independent Black film movement on the East Coast of the United States from 1968 to 1992, it has been a unique honor to see the responses they evoked. In February 2015 the two-week-long series "Tell It Like It Is: Black Independents in NYC 1968–1986" premiered at The Lincoln Center Film Society in collaboration with Jake Perlin, then the society's programmerat-large. In March 2017, I co-curated the month-long series "One Way or ... Read More
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  • Introduction: The Film and History of Selma, Alabama, 1965
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      PubDate: 2019-06-01T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Seen and Heard: Negotiating the Black Female Ethos in Selma
    • Abstract: Media and film scholar Jennifer Fuller argues that 1990s films and television shows depicting the civil rights movement tended to romanticize that time as largely an errant moment from which American society had been fully redeemed.1 Heroic men and women of both races fought for colorblind laws that replaced bigoted customs. These films typically included a White character that was either down for the cause at the beginning of the story or was converted along the way, usually by someone who was Black and a social subordinate. More often than not, the Black and White characters would team up to carry the plot to either a victory over a social injustice or an epiphany about racial reconciliation. According to Fuller ... Read More
      Keywords: Parody films; Sanders, Scott,; Blaxploitation films; Motion picture audiences; Griffith, D. W.; United States; Motion pictures; New York (N.Y.); Dash, Julie; Chenzira, Ayoka; Collins, Kathleen,; Harrison, Paul Carter,; Campanella, Roy,; African Ameri
      PubDate: 2019-06-01T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Historical Record and the American Imaginary: Adapting History in
           Selma
    • Abstract: Ava DuVernay revisits and revises the civil rights film genre that emerged as a short-lasting trend in the early 1990s, offering a fresh look back at the movement through the geographical focus on Alabama's voting rights struggle (1964–1965) in Selma (2014).1 Although the film opens with a sequence that focuses on the Reverend Martin Luther King rehearsing a speech he is about to deliver in front of the Nobel Peace Prize commission, thus introducing the viewers behind his public image as an advocate of civil rights nonviolent action, Selma eschews the biographical approach to history that foregrounds "the agency of individual intervention, through strong leaders"2 by highlighting collective efforts behind the ... Read More
      Keywords: Parody films; Sanders, Scott,; Blaxploitation films; Motion picture audiences; Griffith, D. W.; United States; Motion pictures; New York (N.Y.); Dash, Julie; Chenzira, Ayoka; Collins, Kathleen,; Harrison, Paul Carter,; Campanella, Roy,; African Ameri
      PubDate: 2019-06-01T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Illuminating Shadowed Histories: Centering Black Women's Activism in Selma
    • Abstract: The images that we consume and that we take in can nourish us, and they can malnourish us. They become a part of our DNA in some way. They become a part of our mind, our memory.Cinematic memories are collections of sensory information that inform our understandings of the world. They are crafted through the unique positionalities of filmmakers and spectators who themselves exist within larger social systems ruled by dominant, hegemonic imaginations. Cinema can both reinforce and resist the dominance of these imaginations through its filmic representations of the world. Ava DuVernay has recognized this power and has used the medium to challenge monolithic perceptions of blackness and, further, to illuminate the ... Read More
      Keywords: Parody films; Sanders, Scott,; Blaxploitation films; Motion picture audiences; Griffith, D. W.; United States; Motion pictures; New York (N.Y.); Dash, Julie; Chenzira, Ayoka; Collins, Kathleen,; Harrison, Paul Carter,; Campanella, Roy,; African Ameri
      PubDate: 2019-06-01T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • African Cinema of the 2010s
    • Abstract: Here we are, and the decade is nearly over. Is another chapter underway'1 Below is an exploration of recent films that have marked this period. (The numbers following the nation names in parentheses with each film title link to the film's page at sudplanete.net, accessible by typing the number into the search bar on the website. Criticism and other articles are linked on the film's page.)It is not here a question of focusing, once again, on the intimate to speak about the world nor of the opposition between the singular and the collective. There is nothing new in that idea. Nevertheless, today a new dimension inscribes itself in the designation "I"—that reference to the Romanesque which, since the 1980s, has ... Read More
      Keywords: Parody films; Sanders, Scott,; Blaxploitation films; Motion picture audiences; Griffith, D. W.; United States; Motion pictures; New York (N.Y.); Dash, Julie; Chenzira, Ayoka; Collins, Kathleen,; Harrison, Paul Carter,; Campanella, Roy,; African Ameri
      PubDate: 2019-06-01T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Safi Faye's Mossane: A Song to Women, to Beauty, to Africa
    • Abstract: Safi Faye, a "cinéaste du réel," wanted to construct her film as a legend, in which every two hundred years a girl is born of such beauty that she is destined to a tragic end.Mossane was born in Mbissel, a village situated three kilometers from the arm of the sea and the Atlantic coast, and more than one hundred kilometers south of Dakar. The village was founded in the fourteenth century by a monarch, Maïssa Waly Dione.African filmmakers have long acknowledged the importance of cinematically representing African mythology and legend. As an ethnologist, Safi Faye recognizes the significance of oral history, and as a filmmaker applies its rich tradition to her cinematic practice. Myths, legends, folklore, especially ... Read More
      Keywords: Parody films; Sanders, Scott,; Blaxploitation films; Motion picture audiences; Griffith, D. W.; United States; Motion pictures; New York (N.Y.); Dash, Julie; Chenzira, Ayoka; Collins, Kathleen,; Harrison, Paul Carter,; Campanella, Roy,; African Ameri
      PubDate: 2019-06-01T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Jazz and Cocktails: Rethinking Race and the Sound of Film Noir by Jans B.
           Wager (review)
    • Abstract: The opening of the 1958 film I Want to Live! (dir. Robert Wise) seeks to establish the seedy, sleazy, depraved, and debauched world of its main character, Barbara Graham. Graham is a bad girl whose main mission in life, it seems, is to have a good time. Unfortunately, her bad choices in life eventually lead to a murder rap and a death sentence. To set the scene, then, in the opening minutes the camera shows a litany of vices going on, many of them taking place in a raucous jazz club, with a jazz combo furiously providing the accompaniment. The camera then drifts upstairs to a hotel room where Graham (played by Susan Hayward in a Best Actress Academy Awardwinning performance) is just getting out of bed with a ... Read More
      Keywords: Parody films; Sanders, Scott,; Blaxploitation films; Motion picture audiences; Griffith, D. W.; United States; Motion pictures; New York (N.Y.); Dash, Julie; Chenzira, Ayoka; Collins, Kathleen,; Harrison, Paul Carter,; Campanella, Roy,; African Ameri
      PubDate: 2019-06-01T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Professional Notes and Research Sources
    • Abstract: A Companion to African CinemaKenneth W. Harrow and Carmela Garritano (eds.), Wiley-Blackwell, 2018Adventures in Shondaland: Identity Politics and the Power of RepresentationRachel Alicia Griffin and Michaela D. E. Meyer (eds.), Rutgers University Press, 2018African American Cinema through Black Lives ConsciousnessMark A. Reid (ed.), Wayne State University Press, 2019African Cinema and Human RightsMette Hjort and Eva Jørholt (eds.), Indiana University Press, 2019African Film Studies: An IntroductionBoukary Sawadogo, Routledge, 2018Archiveology: Walter Benajmin and Archival Film PracticesCatherine Russell, Duke University Press, 2018Black and White Bioscope: Making Movies in Africa 1899 to 1925Neil Parsons ... Read More
      Keywords: Parody films; Sanders, Scott,; Blaxploitation films; Motion picture audiences; Griffith, D. W.; United States; Motion pictures; New York (N.Y.); Dash, Julie; Chenzira, Ayoka; Collins, Kathleen,; Harrison, Paul Carter,; Campanella, Roy,; African Ameri
      PubDate: 2019-06-01T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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