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Showing 1 - 127 of 127 Journals sorted alphabetically
19 : Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
A Cor das Letras     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
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)
Abusões     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ação Midiática : Estudos em Comunicação, Sociedade e Cultura     Open Access  
ACME : Annali della Facoltà di Studi Umanistici dell'Università degli Studi di Milano     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acquisition et interaction en langue étrangère     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Baltico-Slavica     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Literaria     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Neophilologica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 5)
Akra Kültür Sanat ve Edebiyat Dergisi / Akra Journal of Culture Art and Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aksara     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aksara : International Journal of Indonesian Literature     Open Access  
Alea : Estudos Neolatinos     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aletria : Revista de Estudos de Literatura     Open Access  
Algazarra : Revista do Centro de Pesquisa Comunicação e Cultura : Barroco e Mestiçagem     Open Access  
Alpha (Osorno)     Open Access  
Amasya Üniversitesi Fen-Edebiyat Fakültesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
América sin Nombre     Open Access  
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
American Journal of Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
American Literary Realism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
Anagramas : Rumbos y Sentidos de la Comunicación     Open Access  
Anales Galdosianos     Full-text available via subscription  
Anàlisi : Quaderns de Comunicació i Cultura     Open Access  
Âncora : Revista Latino-Americana de Jornalismo     Open Access  
andererseits : Yearbook of Transatlantic German Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aniki : Revista Portuguesa da Imagem em Movimento     Open Access  
Annales islamologiques     Open Access  
ANTARES (Letras e Humanidades)     Open Access  
Anuari de Filologia. Llengües i Literatures Modernes     Open Access  
Anuário de Literatura     Open Access  
Anuario Lope de Vega. Texto, literatura, cultura     Open Access  
Ao Pé da Letra     Open Access  
Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Arabia     Open Access  
Arbitrium     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
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: 15)
Ars Aeterna     Open Access  
Artelogie     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Artl@s Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arts et Savoirs     Open Access  
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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)
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: 11)
Bahasa dan Seni : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, Seni, dan Pengajarannya     Open Access  
Bahastra     Open Access  
Balkanologie : Revue d'Études Pluridisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Barnboken : Journal of Children's Literature Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
BASINDO : Jurnal Kajian Bahasa, Sastra Indonesia, dan Pembelajarannya     Open Access  
Belas Infiéis     Open Access  
Between     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Beyond Words     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biblioteca Escolar em Revista     Open Access  
Bingöl Üniversitesi Yaşayan Diller Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Black Camera     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 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: 137)
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Brazilian Journalism Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bronte Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Financial Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brumal. Revista de investigación sobre lo Fantástico     Open Access  
Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bunron : Zeitschrift für literaturwissenschaftliche Japanforschung     Open Access  
Byron Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Byzantinische Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Caderno de Letras     Open Access  
Caderno Seminal     Open Access  
Cadernos de Letras da UFF     Open Access  
Cahiers Balkaniques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Cahiers de civilisation espagnole contemporaine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers de littérature orale     Open Access  
Cahiers de Narratologie     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cahiers de recherches médiévales et humanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cahiers d’Études Germaniques     Open Access  
Cahiers d’études italiennes     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Cahiers franco-canadiens de l'Ouest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
caleidoscópio: linguagem e tradução     Open Access  
Callaloo     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Carnets : Revue électronique d'études françaises     Open Access  
Carte Italiane     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Catedral Tomada. Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana     Open Access  
CELEHIS : Revista del Centro de Letras Hispanoamericanas     Open Access  
Cervantes : Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Chasqui. Revista Latinoamericana de Comunicación     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Children's Literature Association Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Chinese Semiotic Studies     Hybrid Journal  
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: 4)
Circe de clásicos y modernos     Open Access  
CLCWeb : Comparative Literature and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
CLEaR     Open Access  
Cognitive Studies : Études cognitives     Open Access  
College Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Colorado Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Communication and Culture Online / Komunikacija i kultura     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comparative Critical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Comparative Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 44)
Comparative Literature Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37)
Comparative Mythology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Comunicação & Sociedade     Open Access  
Comunicação e Sociedade     Open Access  
Configurations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Conradiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Consonanze     Open Access  
Contemporary Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
COnTEXTES     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CoSMo | Comparative Studies in Modernism     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Criando     Open Access  
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
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  
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Diegesis : Interdisziplinäres E-Journal für Erzählforschung     Open Access  
DIGILEC : Revista Internacional de Lenguas y Culturas     Open Access  
Dil ve Edebiyat Araştırmaları     Open Access  
Discours     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dix-Neuf     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Diyalog Interkulturelle Zeitschrift Für Germanistik     Open Access  
Doblele : Revista de lengua y literatura     Open Access  
Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi / Dokuz Eylül University Journal of Humanities     Open Access  
Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi GÜZEL SANATLAR FAKÜLTESİ (Yedi)     Open Access  
Drammaturgia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dublin James Joyce Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dutch Crossing : Journal of Low Countries Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
e-Journal of Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
E-rea     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
e-Scripta Romanica     Open Access  
e-Spania     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
e-TEALS: an e-journal of Teacher Education and Applied Language Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 35)
Ecotone     Full-text available via subscription  
Ecozon@ : European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Écrire l'histoire     Open Access  
EDGE - A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Educação & Linguagem     Open Access  
Educación, Lenguaje y Sociedad     Open Access  
EID&A : Revista Eletrônica de Estudos Integrados em Discurso e Argumentação     Open Access  
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
El Hilo de la Fabula     Open Access  
El Taco en la Brea     Open Access  
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
ELOPE : English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Eltin Journal : Journal of English Language Teaching in Indonesia     Open Access  

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Black Camera
Number of Followers: 8  
 
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ISSN (Print) 1536-3155 - ISSN (Online) 1947-4237
Published by Indiana University Press Homepage  [27 journals]
  • Editor's Notes
    • Abstract: Now, fast approaching the first decade of publication with Indiana University Press, consider that Black Camera is vibrant, ever more in search of and retrieving the documentary record of black filmmaking worldwide; disseminating for study and debate new theoretical assertions from the vast archive of literatures while challenging long held but no longer sustainable assumptions about black filmmaking practices, traditions and movements; and particularly important, making new and original comparative connections between cinematic formations.The content of this issue, like those before it, commands your continued attention. Take note of our calls on Cuban cinema and Nina Simone, and consider contributing to either ... Read More
      Keywords: Azeez, Tunji,
      PubDate: 2018-11-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • 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
      Keywords: Azeez, Tunji,
      PubDate: 2018-11-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Nina Simon, 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, 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 unimaginable ... Read More
      Keywords: Azeez, Tunji,
      PubDate: 2018-11-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Unresolved Subjects: Poverty, Rage, and Abstraction in the Work of the
           Last Race Filmmaker
    • Abstract: Between the silent era and 1950, independent filmmakers made "race films": black-cast movies without Hollywood financing for segregated black audiences. This mode of production offered significant possibilities. Without the pressure to replicate Hollywood's established racial stereotypes, these films could potentially reveal racial oppressions and black American realities. They could also, ostensibly, break stylistically with Hollywood's standard continuity system, which used editing and standard shot structures to reify and enshrine narrative stability, clarity, and coherence. Yet, by and large, these films did neither; they avoided discursively engaging pressing social issues such as poverty and segregation and ... Read More
      Keywords: Azeez, Tunji,
      PubDate: 2018-11-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Taís Araújo: The Black Helena against Brazil's Whitening
           Television
    • Abstract: Should Brazilian prime time television be one's entryway to that country, it would paint quite a peculiar picture: betraying reality, the society depicted on screen in most popular shows appears to be primarily—almost uniformly—white. When black bodies do appear, they are often in the corners of frames, on the fringes of narratives, their names written at the bottom of casting credits. Operating within an ideology of colorblindness that privileges a white perspective, and on claims of marketability and appropriateness, television has largely contributed to what filmmaker Joel Zito Araújo has once called "an imaginary of servitude and inferiority of blacks in Brazilian society."1 Despite its long-standing tradition ... Read More
      Keywords: Azeez, Tunji,
      PubDate: 2018-11-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Touch of the "First" Black Cinematographer in North America: James E.
           Hinton, Ganja & Hess, and the NEA Films at the Harvard Film Archive
    • Abstract: In the field of cinema studies, the filmmaker James E. (Jim) Hinton is not very well-known, but he should be. When Hinton is known, it is usually in small Black, horror, or avant-garde film circles for a singular, but critical, accomplishment from 1973—his innovative work as the cinematographer who shot Ganja & Hess, the full-length, art-horror film directed by Bill Gunn which will soon celebrate the forty-fifth year of its release. Credited as the film's director of photography, Hinton experimented alongside of Gunn to create this genre-bending film's radical look, providing new angles on Black subjectivity, blood, consciousness, time, addiction, desire, and death.1 The results are spectacular. Hinton combines ... Read More
      Keywords: Azeez, Tunji,
      PubDate: 2018-11-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Introduction: Claire Denis, Auteur Filmmaker Extraordinaire!
    • Abstract: Claire Denis. Courtesy BFC/A.Claire Denis—a filmmaker of extraordinary insight and intensity, and described as "among the first-rank of international auteurs," whose sustained interrogation of the lives of ordinary people caught up in extraordinary circumstances is, arguably, without equal among her generation.From nuanced to profoundly disturbing, Denis's take on difference and identity, and the personal and social displacements occasioned in the territories and postcolony, is deep and varied. Denis engages the laboring black body in the service of colonialism and the quotidian humiliations it bears rendered compellingly in her first feature film Chocolat (1988) to the colonial fictions and complicity of the male ... Read More
      Keywords: Azeez, Tunji,
      PubDate: 2018-11-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Postcolony's Colonial Registers in Claire Denis's Chocolat and White
           Material
    • Abstract: The cinema should be human and be part of people's lives; it should focus on ordinary existences in sometimes extraordinary situations and places. That is what really motivates me.Claire Denis, Jon Vickers (left), and Michael Martin (center). Courtesy of the BFC/A.Much has been written that I hope not to reiterate in the conversation that follows with Ms. Claire Denis, auteur filmmaker of extraordinary insight on all manner of lived experience of the postcolonial subject [fig. 1]. Less considered by audiences and critics alike is the correspondence between Chocolat (1988) and White Material (2009). Such correspondence occurs to me, not because they share a relational temporality of place and circumstance, or even ... Read More
      Keywords: Azeez, Tunji,
      PubDate: 2018-11-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Africa Under the Skin
    • Abstract: The identity of French culture is deeply rooted in its colonial past, and the questions of representation and ideology remain central in contemporary postcolonial cinema. The French filmmaker Claire Denis has played an important part in inviting us to challenge our perception of history on a binary axis of time and consider cultures as processes rather than social facts. Her films have been subject to much critical interest, in which the director's biographical background has often been used to stress the link between her childhood and her films, particularly in relation to Chocolat, and White Material (2009). Indeed, White Material strangely echoes Chocolat, which was released in 1988. These films may be seen as ... Read More
      Keywords: Azeez, Tunji,
      PubDate: 2018-11-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Gallery: Poster Art as Cultural Labor in the Cinematic Archive of Claire
           Denis
    • Abstract: Claire Denis. Courtesy of the BFC/A.The history of film production runs in fascinating parallel to the history of film.Unlike its functions and deployment, the film poster has hardly changed during the past century. Remarkably, the standard measure persists—27" x 41"—although sizes vary in correspondence to the number of "sheets" in a poster. "Earliest posters," contends Dave Kehr, "emphasized the act of movie-going itself, showing rapturous audiences in front of giant screens" and the "actual content of the films mattered little. …"2As posters vary in their intervention in every day consumer culture, they take on distinctive functions for specific audiences, and like other forms of mediation, they engage with the ... Read More
      Keywords: Azeez, Tunji,
      PubDate: 2018-11-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Introduction
    • Abstract: Why must Black cinema and media studies account for sports' The answer is quite simple: sports matter. As a contested cultural arena, sports are significant to our understanding of how race matters in and to American society. Sports remains one of the primary ways that people confront and talk about race in the contemporary moment. Take for example the most recent sports news I encountered while writing this Introduction. On June 6, 2018, Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins demonstrated on live television the fraught ways in which sports is central to how we understand and misunderstand racial issues today. The Eagles, who won their first Super Bowl championship in 2017, were disinvited to the White House's ... Read More
      Keywords: Azeez, Tunji,
      PubDate: 2018-11-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Exception That Proves the Rule: Race, Place, and Meritocracy in Rand
           University
    • Abstract: Sports films is a genre that uses sports figures, history, events, and iconography to narrativize inspirational and cautionary tales about athletic success and, to a lesser extent, athletic failure. In mainstream cinema, this genre is extremely popular with audiences, and a growing collection of sports films have garnered critical acclaim and industry accolades. However, sports films are more often critically dismissed because of the genre's simplistic, nostalgic, and melodramatic narratives, which tend to flatten out complexity in favor of uplifting sports stories with "universal appeal." These films are thought to be formally banal, filled with clichés about team work, discipline, and athletic achievement (and of ... Read More
      Keywords: Azeez, Tunji,
      PubDate: 2018-11-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Saving/Staging Whiteness: Racial Reconciliation in 42 and FIFA 2017/2018
    • Abstract: On a given day, it is safe to bet that I am either playing a sports game, or watching a Hollywood sporting creation, especially if "the real thing" is not available. While this reflects my love of sports, as well as its primacy in my research, it speaks to the power of this genre. Reflecting the interracial "nature" of sports, a belief in its postracial character, the entrenched mythology of meritocracy, sports have emerged as a primary site in the production of narratives of racial reconciliation over the last fifty years. Whether playing out on those lived playing fields of the Olympics or within the professional ranks, whether in those represented on screen or immersive virtual playgrounds, sports are ... Read More
      Keywords: Azeez, Tunji,
      PubDate: 2018-11-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Computational Blackness: The Procedural Logics of Race, Game, and Cinema,
           or How Spike Lee's Livin' Da Dream Productively "Broke" a Popular Video
           Game
    • Abstract: In 2015 Spike Lee directed a basketball film, Livin' Da Dream (Visual Concepts, 2015). While it might be expected that a new Spike Lee basketball narrative would either continue or reboot the fabled story of Jake and Jesus Shuttlesworth, the central characters in Lee's other basketball film, He Got Game (1998), the more recent production differs significantly from its predecessor in any number of ways. Most notably: Livin' Da Dream, a black family melodrama, is a ninety-minute film within a video game.From the moment you begin NBA 2K16's "MyCareer" mode, the portion of the video game where Lee's film exhibits, you know that what follows intends to disrupt the boundaries between video games and cinema, gameplay and ... Read More
      Keywords: Azeez, Tunji,
      PubDate: 2018-11-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Beyond Les Bleus: French Basketball, American Media, and Racial
           Performance in Les banlieues
    • Abstract: In 2001 footballer Thierry Henry was sent to cover the NBA (National Basketball Association) Finals for French television.1 The then–twenty-three-year-old striker for Arsenal and the French national team had no background in either journalism or as a basketball player, yet his fame and enthusiasm for the American league made him an ideal choice to get a French audience excited for the ultimately anticlimactic showdown between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Philadelphia 76ers. In interviews Henry openly expressed his admiration for 76ers star Allen Iverson and drew a connection to his own upbringing in the Paris suburb of Les Ulis with Iverson's humble beginnings in Hampton, Virginia.2 Only a few years removed from ... Read More
      Keywords: Azeez, Tunji,
      PubDate: 2018-11-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Cannes 2018 Report: From the Real to the Imaginary
    • Abstract: The 71st Cannes Film Festival (8–19 May 2018) gave African cinemas and its diasporas true visibility this year. To go beyond realism to tackle contemporary issues in an intimate way is a dominant feature that is still trying to find itself.The festival's desire to make room for African and diaspora imagery and experiences and the selection the greatest festival in the world operates (when it is not only focused on "message-driven films") to encourage us each year to put the selected films into perspective to try identifying trends. They were all of good quality this year without any truly establishing itself as a masterpiece. What was probably missing for this to happen was the science of ellipsis and mysteries ... Read More
      Keywords: Azeez, Tunji,
      PubDate: 2018-11-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Tunisia Factory: Mentalities in Question
    • Abstract: The Factory, initiated by the Directors' Fortnight, aims at the emergence of new talents on the international scene, thus allowing young international filmmakers to meet and create together. This year, Tunisia was in the spotlight. On May 9, 2018, the day of the world premiere at Cannes, the four short films came out in Tunisia in nine movie theaters. Four fifteen-minute short films, each written and directed by two people, a couple of young filmmakers, one of them Tunisian and the other from an other country.That is what the Factory does, suggesting a different country where to film each year. In 2016–2017, four international filmmakers were chosen and, in 2017, they called for contributions in Tunisia after an ... Read More
      Keywords: Azeez, Tunji,
      PubDate: 2018-11-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Wanuri Kahiu's Rafiki
    • Abstract: Famous for her short science fiction film, Wanuri Kahiu has presented her first feature film at the 71st Cannes Festival in Un Certain Regard, the first Kenyan film to be selected at Cannes. The film, about a lesbian relationship, was banned in Kenya right after.Kena and Ziki, two young girls living in the same neighborhood in Nairobi, fall in love. It's the beginning of a beautiful story but also of a drama. This is a burning issue but also a brave one for the first feature film of a young filmmaker from a country where same sex relationships equal a fourteen-year sentence in prison! The Cannes Film Festival has often selected African films for their sociological or realist content rather than for their cinematic ... Read More
      Keywords: Azeez, Tunji,
      PubDate: 2018-11-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • African Women of the Screen as Cultural Producers: An Overview by Country
    • Abstract: At the present time, in nearly every country in Africa, women are visible as practitioners and cultural producers in cinema, audiovisual media, and screen culture. Though the trajectory has been intermittent, women have been actively involved from the first decades of African engagements with film. Historically, there has been a much broader and more fluid connotation regarding African practices of the moving image, which also incorporate television content, video production, and more recently, Internet-based and other transmedia storytelling structures that have emerged, all of which are included in the broader concept of African "cinemas"—especially as is practiced by women. At the same time, screen culture ... Read More
      Keywords: Azeez, Tunji,
      PubDate: 2018-11-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Inside Nollywood: Issues and Perspectives on Nigerian Cinema eds. by Sola
           Fosudo and Tunji Azeez (review)
    • Abstract: In one of his most insightful and oft-quoted essays, "What Is to Be Done: Film Studies and Nigerian and Ghanaian Videos" (in Viewing African Cinema in the Twenty-First Century: Art Films and the Nollywood Video Revolution, edited by Mahir Saul and Ralph A. Austen [Athens: Ohio University Press, 2010]), Jonathan Haynes stressed that the field of film studies in Nigeria, which he found lacking, had not advanced at a reasonable pace, and that the character of the essays available were just pieces of rehashed work that offered little new or ground-breaking thought. He observed that film studies and criticism in Nigeria were threatened by a lack of extensive and in-depth readings of the various films being constantly ... Read More
      Keywords: Azeez, Tunji,
      PubDate: 2018-11-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Necessary Noise: Music, Film, and Charitable Imperialism in the East of
           Congo by Chérie Ndaliko Rivers, and: The Writing of the Nation:
           Expressing Identity through Congolese Literary Texts and Films by Kasongo
           Mulenda Kapanga (review)
    • Abstract: Studies that provide extensive readings of Congolese cinema and film-making are scarce. For that reason, it is refreshing to see two recent publications, each of which offers profound analyses of the complex role of film in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with both offering a repeated stress on the importance of knowledge of the Congolese past, and from a Congolese point of view.Ndaliko argues that the current conflicts in the east of Congo have been "de-historicized" through explanations such as ethnicity, which obscure the historical events and the Western economic interests that were the catalyst for these events. She describes how youth in the east of Congo have often been deprived of historical ... Read More
      Keywords: Azeez, Tunji,
      PubDate: 2018-11-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The South Side Home Movie Project: Re-Imagining Black Chicago
    • Abstract: In 2005 Dr. Jacqueline Stewart founded the South Side Home Movie Project (SSHMP), a research and archival initiative to collect, preserve, digitize, exhibit, and research small-gauge home movies from the historically black neighborhoods on the South Side of Chicago (fig. 1). Stewart, a University of Chicago film scholar born and raised in the nearby Kenwood neighborhood, cites her familiarity with the communities of the South Side as a factor in her decision to collect home movies from this region. Knowing that the South Side is an economically and racially diverse area that has undergone incredible changes over the last fifty years, Stewart imagined that collecting material from this source would produce a rich ... Read More
      Keywords: Azeez, Tunji,
      PubDate: 2018-11-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Professional Notes and Research Sources
    • Abstract: Archiveology: Walter Benajmin and Archival Film PracticesCatherine Russell, Duke University Press, 2018Black and White Bioscope: Making Movies in Africa 1899 to 1925Neil Parsons, University of Chicago Press, 2018Derek Walcott's Love Affair with FilmJean Antoine Dunne, Peepal Tree Press, 2018Double Negative: The Black Image and Popular CultureRacquel J. Gates, Duke University Press, 2018Essential Essays, Volume 1: Foundations of Cultural StudiesStuart Hall (au.) and David Morley (ed.), Duke University Press, 2019Essential Essays, Volume 2: Identity and DiasporaStuart Hall (au.) and David Morley (ed.), Duke University Press, 2019Gender and Patriarchy in the Films of Muslim Nations: A Filmographic Study of 21st ... Read More
      Keywords: Azeez, Tunji,
      PubDate: 2018-11-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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