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Showing 1 - 127 of 127 Journals sorted alphabetically
19 : Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 38)
A Cor das Letras     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
AALITRA Review     Open Access  
AbeÁfrica : Revista da Associação Brasileira de Estudos Africanos     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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   (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: 6)
Acta Humana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Literaria     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Neophilologica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Orientalia Vilnensia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Universitatis Lodziensis : Folia Litteraria Rossica     Open Access  
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae     Open Access  
Actes de la Journée des Sciences et Savoirs     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Actio Nova : Revista de Teoría de la Literatura y Literatura Comparada     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ad Americam     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Afluente : Revista de Letras e Linguística     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: 2)
ALED : Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios del Discurso     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aletria : Revista de Estudos de Literatura     Open Access  
Algazarra : Revista do Centro de Pesquisa Comunicação e Cultura : Barroco e Mestiçagem     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Alpha (Osorno)     Open Access  
Altralang Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Amasya Üniversitesi Fen-Edebiyat Fakültesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
América sin Nombre     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
American Journal of Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
American Literary Realism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 38)
Anagramas : Rumbos y Sentidos de la Comunicación     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Anales Galdosianos     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Anàlisi : Quaderns de Comunicació i Cultura     Open Access  
ANAPHORA : Journal of Language, Literary and Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Âncora : Revista Latino-Americana de Jornalismo     Open Access  
andererseits : Yearbook of Transatlantic German Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Aniki : Revista Portuguesa da Imagem em Movimento     Open Access  
Annales islamologiques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
ANTARES (Letras e Humanidades)     Open Access  
Anuari de Filologia. Llengües i Literatures Modernes     Open Access  
Anuario     Open Access  
Anuário de Literatura     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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   (Followers: 1)
Arbitrium     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
arcadia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Archivum     Open Access  
Arethusa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
ArReDia     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ars Aeterna     Open Access  
Artelogie     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Artl@s Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Arts et Savoirs     Open Access  
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Asia Pacific Translation and Intercultural Studies     Hybrid Journal  
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  
Atlantis : Journal of the Spanish Association for Anglo-American Studies     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: 7)
Australian Slavonic and East European Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
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: 4)
Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Barnboken : Journal of Children's Literature Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Barnelitterært forskningstidsskrift     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Basastra : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pengajarannya     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  
Bibliotheca Dantesca : Journal of Dante Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bingöl Üniversitesi Yaşayan Diller Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Bisanzio e l'Occidente     Open Access  
Black Camera     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Black Women, Gender & Families     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Boletim de Pesquisa NELIC     Open Access  
Boletín Galego de Literatura     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 174)
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Brasil/Brazil     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Brazilian Journalism Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bridging Cultures     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British (Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bronte Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
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: 12)
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: 16)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Caderno de Letras     Open Access  
Caderno de Squibs : Temas em estudos formais da linguagem     Open Access  
Caderno Seminal     Open Access  
Cadernos de Letras da UFF     Open Access  
Cadernos de Tradução     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos do IL     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cahiers Balkaniques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
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: 11)
Canadian Journal of European and Russian Studies     Open Access  
Carnets : Revue électronique d'études françaises     Open Access  
Carte Italiane     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Catedral Tomada. Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana     Open Access  
CAUCE : Revista Internacional de Filología, Comunicación y sus Didácticas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 19)
Chimères     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Chinese Semiotic Studies     Hybrid Journal  
Chinese Studies Journal     Open Access  
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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  
Claraboia     Open Access  
CLCWeb : Comparative Literature and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
CLEaR     Open Access  
Coastal Review : An Online Peer-reviewed Journal     Open Access  
Cognitive Studies : Études cognitives     Open Access  
College Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Colorado Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Commonwealth Essays and Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Communication and Culture Online / Komunikacija i kultura     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Comparative Critical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Comparative Cultural Studies : European and Latin American Perspectives     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comparative Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 52)
Comparative Literature Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 46)
Comparative Mythology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Comunicação & Sociedade     Open Access  
Comunicação e Sociedade     Open Access  
Comunicación y Género     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Con Texte     Open Access  
Conexión     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Configurations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Conradiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Consonanze     Open Access  
Contemporary Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
COnTEXTES     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Contextes et Didactiques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Convergences Francophones     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Coolabah     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Corpus Pragmatics : International Journal of Corpus Linguistics and Pragmatics     Hybrid Journal  
CoSMo | Comparative Studies in Modernism     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Cracow Indological Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 12)
Crossways Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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)

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Black Camera
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ISSN (Print) 1536-3155 - ISSN (Online) 1947-4237
Published by Indiana University Press Homepage  [27 journals]
  • Editor's Notes
    • Abstract: With a decade of publication behind us, this is an opportune moment to take stock of Black Camera's contributions to the world-wide study of African and Black diasporic filmmaking.Consider this:Ten volumes, comprising twenty issues of original scholarship, interviews with world-class auteurs as well as little-known but accomplished filmmakers, commentary, manifestos, festival and symposium reports, book and film reviews, and professional notes of interest and importance to our readers.The creation of two unique dossiers (Africultures and African Women in Cinema) that regularly feature critical and lengthy essays and reviews in Black Camera.And, unlike any other journal of its kind, beginning with vol. 3, no. 2, the ... Read More
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  • Contemporary Cuban Cinema
    • Abstract: Black Camera invites submissions for a Close-Up focused on contemporary Cuban cinema. The cultural currency of film in Cuban revolutionary society has provided for a uniquely crafted and skilled film culture in Cuba, rich in nuance and inventiveness. Nationalized in 1959 by the Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos, commonly referred to as ICAIC, through the almost sixty years of revolution, Cuba's film industry has long held a privileged position within Cuban society, and also served as an informal measuring stick for the nation's progress. Despite a lack of resources and varying degrees of restriction and censorship of artistic expression through the years of the Cuban Revolution, the Cuban film ... Read More
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  • Nina Simone, Now
    • Abstract: This Close-Up takes up the figure of Nina Simone as a musician, a political activist, and as a historical and visionary figure whose life and legacy we continue to grapple with today.Over the last decade, Nina Simone has resurfaced as a media icon, muse, and musical mother for contemporary artists and activists. Much like Simone's own genre-defying style during her life, twenty-first-century engagements with Simone range in style and format, including but not limited to Broadway musicals, hip-hop samples, Oscar-nominated documentaries, red carpet fashion tributes, and countless tribute concerts and song covers. In other words, Simone not only inspires, but in fact shapes American culture in ways that were ... Read More
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  • BlacKkKlansman (2018): On the Right Side of History
    • Abstract: Black Camera invites submissions for a Close-Up focused on Spike Lee's 2018 film BlacKkKlansman. Lee delivered a provocative speech in front of the 2019 Academy Awards ceremony when winning the Oscar for best adapted screenplay. Loosely based on Ron Stallworth's recollections of his infiltration into the Colorado Springs chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, BlacKkKlansman exploits the paradoxical situation of its African American protagonist passing for a white supremacist to integrate the Organization as a powerful source of humor and critique. Spike Lee uses the narrative to trace the roots of the Trumpian rhetoric in a history of nativist activism. In an interview with the New York Times (Jan. 22, 2019), he declared: ... Read More
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  • Edited Volume on Contemporary Black Hollywood
    • Abstract: The last decade has seen the emergence of a number of significant films featuring a black presence both behind and in front of the cameras. From arthouse films such as Pariah (dir. Dee Rees, 2011) to blockbusters like Black Panther (dir. Ryan Coogler, 2018) it would appear that Black films and Black directors have been granted a significant presence and authorial role in the mainstream of American cinema. Many have gone on to realize both critical and popular success, with films such as 12 Years a Slave (dir. Steve McQueen, 2013), Selma (dir. Ava DuVernay, 2014), Get Out (dir. Jordan Peele, 2017), Moonlight (dir. Barry Jenkins, 2016), Black Panther, and BlacKkKlansman (dir. Spike Lee, 2018) achieving multiple ... Read More
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  • Three-Volume Collection on the History of FESPACO (1969–2019)
    • Abstract: In advance of the twenty-seventh edition of FESPACO (The Pan African Festival of Film and Television of Ouagadougou), to be held in 2021, the editors have proposed a projected three-volume collection of the history of the festival.We welcome your contribution to this publication project. Submissions regarding any and all aspects of FESPACO, including its exhibition history, visual iconography, thematic concerns, and relationship to other cinematic formations will be considered. The first volume is scheduled for publication to coincide with the twenty-seventh edition. Your submissions can be in the form of critical essays, commentary, interviews, and galleries.The deadline for submissions is November 30 ... Read More
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  • Black Women Becoming Whole: Bridgett M. Davis on Naked Acts
    • Abstract: I'm fascinated by how women become whole, how they become who they are. I think on a fundamental level, it begins for most of us with a quest to gain our mothers' approval, and by extension, their love. That need, that desire never goes away, and it's certainly more acute, I'm sure, in women who don't get the reassurance they need.1"What do black women want' And what does Hollywood want black women to be'" asked Hilton Als in his 1996 profile of Angela Bassett, the first actress since Diana Ross to appeal to both black women and the American film industry, according to Als. It seemed that there was still only room for one A-list black actress and Bassett's distinctive mix of talent, attractiveness, and ... Read More
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  • The Practice of Curating the June Givanni Pan African Cinema Archive: A
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    • Abstract: You learn something new every time you situate a piece of past knowledge in a new context.1My whole interest and inspiration for working in film has been about challenging misrepresentation, enriching people's knowledge and showcasing the rich history of the African continent and the African diaspora, which has so much to offer.2June Givanni, Movements show. Courtesy of June Givanni.At the intersection of Pan-Africanism as an organizing construct and practice in world affairs, Négritude, unmasking colonial referents, and cinema, counter-historical mode of cultural production, find June Givanni at the epicenter of all manner of artistic activity (fig. 1). Indeed, like the recently deceased Okwui Enwezor for African ... Read More
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  • Beyond Category: Black Souls On-Screen
    • Abstract: From the very first films, black skin on screen became a complex code for various things, depending on the social self-conception and positioning of the viewer.One popular approach conceives of a correlation between the film image and black life. In this view, one knows a black film because its images or subject matter are identifiably black. This iconic criterion for the definition of a black film suggests an immediate reflective identification because of its content. In simple terms, one sees and recognizes black faces.—Gladstone Yearwood2This essay turns to silent and early sound films to illustrate the impact of black images on-screen. Even when addressing the fascination with black skin, common in ... Read More
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  • Recovering the Chicano Social Problem Film: Racial Consciousness, Rita
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    • Abstract: During the first half of the twentieth century the United States oversaw numerous political, societal, and economic disasters that sparked social outrage, anxiety, and criticality. Some of the most salient of these traumatic events include the Great Depression, the rise of fascism and the US military response, postwar idealism increasingly concerned with US social conditions, and McCarthyism, all of which contributed to constructing a climate that routinely demanded political change. Various forms of cultural production, such as agitprop drama, documentary photography, and proletarian literature participated in this emerging milieu and assisted in stimulating a critical social consciousness, but perhaps one of the ... Read More
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  • Introduction
    • Abstract: If a close-up is a tight shot that focuses on detail to the exclusion of background, is it possible to have a close-up of something as amorphous and sprawling as Caribbean cinema' Ongoing attempts to define it seem only to testify to the simultaneously centrifugal/centripetal dynamic of Caribbean culture itself—the push-me, pull-you tension between national borders and diasporic connections, between official institutions (all those international airports stuck in out-of-the-way places and named for past prime ministers) and multifarious unofficial pathways and signs of diversity that sometimes jostle for attention and sometimes choose to stay out of sight (like Haitian veve, intricate Vodun symbols drawn in powder ... Read More
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  • Cuban Independent Documentary and Nonofficial Journalism: The Two Faces of
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    • Abstract: For the last sixty years, Cuban state hegemony has reproduced its own power scheme in specialized institutions in every political, social, and cultural zone. This chain of command, in all the social, economic, and political spheres of the nation, excludes the legal existence of nonstate organizations, parallel or divergent. There is no media legislation authorizing the existence of an independent press, and only very recently, a significant group of journalists was expelled (without any legal reasons) from the ranks of the Cuban Journalists Union and from the payroll of official media for being published in the Cuban independent media.The media, and more specifically the press, have a special role in the ... Read More
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  • Wind, Water, Women: Liminal Spaces and Border Crossings Between Puerto
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    • Abstract: This essay discusses the intertwined histories of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, tracing the development of film in both countries, and the emergence of women filmmakers and female subjectivities in recent years as part of a trend toward a greater diversity of perspectives in general, since the ways women have (or have not) been able to participate in these kinds of dialogic processes is an important indicator of how inclusive, how tolerant of diverse perspectives, a society is in general. The films discussed employ a multivalent Caribbean aesthetic to explore the complexities of a region defined by a variety of relationships and movements. They illustrate the current trend toward a greater diversity of ... Read More
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  • Caribbeing Continuum: Progression of a Cinema Eyealect in the Motion
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    • Abstract: […] all technology is a mechanical echo of potentials already existing in the natural world […] If we see the earth itself as the overall technology, and film just as a component thereof, then we have access to a virtually limitless tool chest.1[Caribbeing's] focus on a Caribbean, tropical light has a long creative tradition, the latest interpretation of which is perhaps to be found in the films and theorizations of contemporary Trinidadian filmmaker, Yao Ramesar. Reflecting on the Caribbean sun as "a centrifugal force and aesthetic" in regional cinema, Ramesar has developed a natural approach to lighting that he believes favors dark skin-tones and resonates psychologically with local audiences (in Chong 2015: ... Read More
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  • A Voice of Their Own: Narrative Obscurity and African History in the
           Cinema of Raoul Peck
    • Abstract: Since its origins in the 1950s and 1960s, Francophone African cinema and its filmmakers have worked to "decolonize" the gaze.1 In other words, in the wake of colonial-era films that negatively portrayed Africa and Africans from Western points of view as exotic, animalistic, and generally inferior—tropes which still exist today—Francophone African filmmakers seek to represent African perspectives and their own versions of colonial and post-colonial African history.2 As Melissa Thackway notes in her book Africa Shoots Back: Alternative Perspectives in Sub-Saharan Francophone African Film, "As Francophone African filmmakers have 'come to voice' and reclaimed control of their own images and art forms, they have seized ... Read More
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  • A Pan-African Perspective on Apartheid, Torture, and Resistance in Euzhan
           Palcy's A Dry White Season
    • Abstract: In an interview after the 2018 London Film Festival screening of the newly restored Rue cases nègres / Sugar Cane Alley (dir. Euzhan Palcy, 1983, Martinique), the film's director commented: "I would say very humbly with the making of Sugar Cane Alley I paved the way for the young and next generations of directors and actors so it was a very, very important moment in cinema history."1 Palcy was born in Martinique in 1958, and after completing studies in Paris, first in literature at the Sorbonne and then in film at the Louis Lumière College, she returned to Martinique to direct Rue cases nègres, her first feature.Rue cases nègres, an adaptation of Joseph Zobel's novel set in 1930s Martinique, tells the story of an ... Read More
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  • "The Race to Modernization": Film Culture in the British West Indies
           Around the Mid-Twentieth Century
    • Abstract: On the evening of Thursday, April 9, 1953, an audience of some 450 persons, led by the governor of the colony and his wife, attended the premiere of Better Living, a film made by the Barbados Department of Education Visual Aids Division (or Barbados Film Unit) at the Plaza Theatre in Bridgetown, Barbados. Also shown that evening was a newsreel, film-strips on local pottery and the cotton industry, as well as another documentary, You Can Help Your Child, which was made by the Jamaica Film Unit (JFU). The size of the audience, the presence of no less a personage than the governor, and the subsequent generous reporting of the premiere in the Barbados Advocate, all suggest that the event was one of considerable local ... Read More
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  • "Our Voices, Our Stories, Our Films": Programming the Trinidad and Tobago
           Film Festival
    • Abstract: After thirty years of active participation in this sort of cinema, the Trinidadian, whether he sits in the pit or the house or the balcony, can respond only to the Hollywood formula. Nothing beyond the formula is understood."1I have been trying to speak of identity as constituted, not outside but within representation; and hence of [Caribbean] cinema, not as a second-order mirror held up to reflect what already exists, but as that form of representation which is able to constitute us as new kinds of subjects, and thereby enable us to discover who we are.2On the evening of September 29, 2015, the last day of the tenth edition of the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (TTFF), I stood before an audience in one of the ... Read More
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  • A Conversation with Storm Saulter
    • Abstract: At a recent meeting of the Jamaican Film and Television Association (JAFTA) in Kingston, dozens of screen media professionals from across the local film industry fanned away beads of sweat as they awaited the evening's guest speaker, Storm Saulter. The director was introduced to warm applause from colleagues proud to celebrate a fellow Jamaican filmmaker on the rise, and to learn whether his forthcoming film Sprinter (2019)—a Jamaican/American coproduction—will lay the groundwork for others with projects waiting in the wings.And celebration was indeed in order. Saulter has screened Sprinter in competition at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival in Port of Spain, at the Smithsonian Museum's African American Film ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-11-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Beyond a Boundary: The Gangsta as Modern Black Subject in Contemporary
           Jamaican Art Practices
    • Abstract: In this essay I am concerned with the centrality of culture to a notion of diasporic identity encapsulated in the term "modern black subject." By focusing on material artistic objects—photographs, art installations, and films—made by Jamaicans, I hope to show how that identity, as a grounded regional phenomenon and also as part of a wider diasporic nexus, is both asserted and interrogated through artistic practice. In this perspective, Jamaica is simultaneously a sign and a site of lived Caribbean experience and a metonym for the black diasporic world.This concern of mine is hardly new; what is, perhaps, new in this essay is the exploration of how viewing different art forms alongside each other reveals a filiation ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-11-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Introduction: The Evolution of JAY-Z
    • Abstract: Two years ago, we asked in this journal, "Who is Beyoncé'" Since then JAY-Z has released 4:44 (2017), a direct response to his wife's much celebrated and beloved Lemonade (2016), and the couple jointly produced Everything Is Love (2018), a stunning collaboration and apparent testament to the strength of their marriage. These new additions to JAY-Z's oeuvre require that we now ask, "Who is JAY-Z'" The former drug dealer who began his musical career selling CDs out of his car evolved into the hypermasculine player of Reasonable Doubt (1996) and The Blueprint (2001). Yet now we have a JAY-Z who extols the virtues of therapy, regrets his philandering, and presents himself as a loving father, committed to providing a ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-11-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • For the Culture, for the Future: Keeping Black Time in JAY-Z's 4:44
    • Abstract: The wretched of the earth do not decide to become extinct, they resolve, on the contrary, to multiply; life is their weapon against life, life is all that they have.Sean "JAY-Z" Carter's 2017 visual album 4:44 is a family affair. The album, which includes contributions by JAY-Z's superstar wife Beyoncé Knowles and even a track by his then five-year-old daughter Blue Ivy, turns the rapper's past marital infidelities into teachable moments about love, family, success, and being black in America. While fans of JAY-Z are likely to relate to these topics, it is clear that these intimate ruminations are intended for his children, specifically when they come of age. In the title track, he looks forward to the moment his ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-11-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • JAY-Z's Borrowed Time
    • Abstract: For hip-hop fans and others interested in current popular culture, JAY-Z's album 4:44 was practically inescapable in the summer of 2017.1 The second track on the album, a subsequent single release, and a particularly striking music video, "The Story of O.J.," inspired extensive and searing commentary on the "changing same" of black lives and black cultural representation within present-day and putatively bygone regimes of US nationalism and corporate media control.2 Yet, the album's title track, "4:44," the first to be released as a single, seemed to prove both more difficult to interpret and more inviting of continued explanation. Reviews of the song—in music magazines and fan blogs—often focused on its apparent ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-11-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • "There's a disconnect": The Entrepreneurial Ethics of JAY-Z and Donald
           Trump
    • Abstract: Kill Jay Z, they'll never love you You'll never be enough, let's just keep it real, Jay Z Fuck Jay Z, I mean, you shot your own brother How can we know if we can trust Jay Z'1"Kill Jay Z," the opening song on JAY-Z's 2017 album 4:44, forms a verbal knot of meaning and self-reflection. The initial imperative, "Kill Jay Z," enacts the figurative death of the speaker while considering how "[y] ou'll never be enough, let's just keep it real, Jay Z." Yet, nestled between the death of the self and its defiant refusal is the acknowledgment that "they'll never love you." This warning inspires and frames JAY-Z's decision to "keep it real" rather than appease his detractors. The four enjambed lines, broken into rhythmic ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-11-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Genealogical Interpretation of Plato's Allegory, Through the Lens of
           JAY-Z, the Re-Envisioned Philosopher King
    • Abstract: Perhaps the truth was always a lie."Living in the shadows / Can you imagine what kind of life it is to live'"In this article, I examine how JAY-Z's corpus of work challenges Platonic ideals outlined in the Allegory of the Cave. appearing in Book VII of the Republic, the Allegory is a treatise on Plato's theory of ideas, justice, and higher education. The contemporary American social world is still afflicted by the central premises of the Allegory: prisoners trapped in a dark cave of illusions are juxtaposed against the "enlightened" members of society inhabiting the upper world of "certitude." This results in exclusive claims to power and the arbitrary division of social classes. But conceiving of the Allegory ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-11-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Outside Meets the Institution: The Carters' "Apeshit" Video
    • Abstract: If Beyoncé's visual album Lemonade (2016) and JAY-Z's corresponding 4:44 (2017) stand as portraits to each as individuals, then Everything Is Love (2018) is the culminating testament to the couple. The opening image of the newly rebranded Carters in the album's viral announcement video "Apeshit" (Ricky Saiz, 2018) underscores this change in presentation (fig. 1). Like the traditional marriage portrait, such as Jan van Eyck's Arnolfini Portrait (1434) or Piero della Francesca's Battista Sforza and Federico de Montefeltro (1472–1474), "Apeshit" proclaims the wealth and status of the couple and celebrates their union as a sound financial investment. But while the traditional marriage portrait celebrates the woman as a ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-11-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Conversation with Kevin Young
    • Abstract: JAY-Z is one of the most influential rap artists of all time, and his impact on hip-hop, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy has only grown since his relationship with Beyoncé went public. In this interview, Tiffany E. Barber and Kevin young discuss JAY-Z's rise to stardom, his performances of black masculinity and vulnerability, and the current state of hip-hop and poetic writing alongside young's own development as a writer and critic. young is the Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and Poetry Editor for The New Yorker. He is the author of thirteen books of poetry and prose, most recently Brown (Knopf, 2018), a New York Times Notable Book. young's Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-11-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • FESPACO 2019: Moving Toward Resurrection
    • Abstract: The twenty-sixth edition of the Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) was intended to be both a celebration of the festival's fiftieth anniversary and an attempt at rejuvenation. In the following, we take a critical look at the twenty films of the feature-length film competition. Other articles are to follow concerning the documentary films and the conference.For this twenty-sixth edition and fiftieth anniversary of the festival, it was essential to celebrate with fanfare that which has endured and continued to embody a Pan-African idea of cinema. And this is what came to pass. Self-congratulation was the norm when it came to the speeches given and the fireworks of the opening ceremony. ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-11-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • African Women on the Film Festival Landscape: Organizing, Showcasing,
           Promoting, Networking
    • Abstract: Pioneer Burkinabé Alimata Salembéré's trailblazing role in the creation of the iconic FESPACO (Pan African Film Festival of Ouagadougou) set the stage for women who follow in her footsteps. Her work is indicative of the important function African women perform as founders, organizers, curators, and stakeholders of film festivals (film events, screening venues, cinema conferences-symposia-colloquia), as well as the significance of film festival practices in the promotion, advancement, and the making visible of African women in cinema, visual media, and screen culture over the past fifty years.The focus on the film festival as a showcase for African women makers and their work has been an integral part of the African ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-11-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Film Review: Us
    • Abstract: Jordan Peele's horror film Get Out (United States) was one of the most profitable movies of 2017, generating box-office returns of over $250 million on a budget of $4.5 million.1 It was also critically acclaimed, receiving multiple accolades, including Academy Award nominations in the categories of Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Actor (Daniel Kaluuya), going on to win the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.2 Like notable earlier films such as Don Siegel's Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956, United States) and George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead (1968, United States), Get Out self-consciously utilizes the formal and thematic conventions of genre film in order to engage in ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-11-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Professional Notes and Research Sources
    • Abstract: Several influential critics and filmmakers have died in the past year. In their memory and contributions to African and African American cinema, we take note and salute their passing.Med Hondo, a French-Mauritanian filmmaker born Abid Mohamed Medoun Hondo, died in Paris at age 82 in March. Hondo was among the founding fathers of African cinema, given his career-long dedication to making films that explored the history of colonialism and postcoloniality in metropolitan France and the African continent, such as his award-winning debut feature, Soleil O (1967), which screened at the 1970 Cannes Film Festival, and was awarded the Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival. Beyond his directorial efforts ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-11-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
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