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19 : Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
AALITRA Review     Open Access  
AbeÁfrica : Revista da Associação Brasileira de Estudos Africanos     Open Access  
Abgadiyat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Abusões     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ACME : Annali della Facoltà di Studi Umanistici dell'Università degli Studi di Milano     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Baltico-Slavica     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Humana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Literaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Neophilologica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Universitatis Lodziensis : Folia Litteraria Romanica     Open Access  
Acta Universitatis Lodziensis : Folia Litteraria Rossica     Open Access  
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae     Open Access  
Actes de la Journée des Sciences et Savoirs     Open Access  
Actio Nova : Revista de Teoría de la Literatura y Literatura Comparada     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ad Americam     Open Access  
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Akra Kültür Sanat ve Edebiyat Dergisi / Akra Journal of Culture Art and Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aksara     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Al-Abhath     Full-text available via subscription  
Al-Andalus : Magreb     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ALED : Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios del Discurso     Open Access  
Aletria : Revista de Estudos de Literatura     Open Access  
Algarrobo-MEL     Open Access  
Alpha (Osorno)     Open Access  
Altralang Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
América sin Nombre     Open Access  
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
American Journal of Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
American Literary Realism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 41)
Anagrama     Open Access  
Anagramas : Rumbos y Sentidos de la Comunicación     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Anales Galdosianos     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Anàlisi : Quaderns de Comunicació i Cultura     Open Access  
ANAPHORA : Journal of Language, Literary and Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Âncora : Revista Latino-Americana de Jornalismo     Open Access  
Aniki : Revista Portuguesa da Imagem em Movimento     Open Access  
Annales islamologiques     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Anuari de Filologia. Llengües i Literatures Modernes     Open Access  
Anuario     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   (Followers: 1)
Archivum     Open Access  
Arethusa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
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: 18)
Ars Aeterna     Open Access  
Artelogie     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Artl@s Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Arts et Savoirs     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asia Pacific Translation and Intercultural Studies     Hybrid Journal  
Astra Salvensis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Atalanta : Revista de las Letras Barrocas     Open Access  
Atalaya     Open Access  
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: 8)
Australian Literary Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Babel     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Babel : Revista Eletrônica de Línguas e Literaturas Estrangeiras     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bahasa dan Seni : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, Seni, dan Pengajarannya     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Balkanologie : Revue d'Études Pluridisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bamboo and Silk     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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  
BASINDO : Jurnal Kajian Bahasa, Sastra Indonesia, dan Pembelajarannya     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Belas Infiéis     Open Access  
Bergen Language and Linguistics Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Between     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Beyond Words     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biblioteca Escolar em Revista     Open Access  
Bibliotheca Dantesca : Journal of Dante Studies     Open Access  
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Bisanzio e l'Occidente     Open Access  
Black Camera     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Black Women, Gender & Families     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Boletim de Pesquisa NELIC     Open Access  
Boletín de Literatura Comparada     Open Access  
Boletín Galego de Literatura     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 114)
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Brazilian Journalism Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bridging Cultures     Open Access  
British (Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris)     Open Access  
Bronte Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Financial Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brumal. Revista de investigación sobre lo Fantástico     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bulletin De L' Association Thaïlandaise Des Professeurs de Français     Open Access  
Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Bunron : Zeitschrift für literaturwissenschaftliche Japanforschung     Open Access  
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 Literatura em Tradução     Open Access  
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: 3)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cahiers d’Études Germaniques     Open Access  
Cahiers d’études italiennes     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
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: 13)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Canadian Journal of European and Russian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Caracol     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  
CELEHIS : Revista del Centro de Letras Hispanoamericanas     Open Access  
Cervantes : Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Chasqui. Revista Latinoamericana de Comunicación     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Children's Literature Association Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Chimères     Open Access  
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  
Claraboia     Open Access  
CLCWeb : Comparative Literature and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Coastal Review : An Online Peer-reviewed Journal     Open Access  
Cognitive Studies : Études cognitives     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
College Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Colloquia Germanica     Full-text available via subscription  
Colorado Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Commonwealth Essays and Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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   (Followers: 5)
Comparative Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 55)
Comparative Literature : East & West     Open Access  
Comparative Literature Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 46)
Comunicação & Sociedade     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comunicação e Sociedade     Open Access  
Comunicación y Género     Open Access  
Con Texte     Open Access  
Conexión     Open Access  
Configurations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Conradiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Consonanze     Open Access  
Contemporary Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
COnTEXTES     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Contextes et Didactiques     Open Access  
Contexto     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Convergences Francophones     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Coolabah     Open Access  
Corpus Pragmatics : International Journal of Corpus Linguistics and Pragmatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
CoSMo | Comparative Studies in Modernism     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Cracow Indological Studies     Open Access  
Criando     Open Access  
Crime Fiction Studies     Hybrid Journal  
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Criticón     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Croatica et Slavica Iadertina     Open Access  
Crossways Journal     Open Access  
Cuadernos AISPI     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Ilustración y Romanticismo     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Rusística Española     Open Access  
Cuadernos del CILHA     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  
Current Writing : Text and Reception in Southern Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Dalhousie French Studies     Open Access  
Das Questões     Open Access  
De Signos y Sentidos     Open Access  
Diagonal : Zeitschrift der Universität Siegen     Hybrid Journal  
Dialectologia     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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: 4)
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: 4)
Diegesis : Interdisziplinäres E-Journal für Erzählforschung     Open Access  
DIGILEC : Revista Internacional de Lenguas y Culturas     Open Access  
DIKBASTRA : Jurnal Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra     Open Access  
Dil ve Edebiyat Araştırmaları     Open Access  
Discours     Open Access   (Followers: 1)

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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

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      Abstract: The past three successive issues of Black Camera have been devoted to the African cinematic and its formations in the Black diaspora. Part I (issue 12.1) celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of FESPACO and comprised essays, dossiers, and commissioned commentaries by filmmakers and media professionals worldwide. Part II (12.2) addressed cinema's role and contributions to recover and reconstitute African peoples as historical subjects in the project of world-making, while Part III (13.1), a compendium, endeavors to document decoloniality in cultural policies both in Africa and the diaspora by the formal assertions of declarations, manifestos, resolutions, and programmatic statements. Together, this ambitious ... Read More
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  • Still Got the News: Fifty Years Out on Finally Got the News

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      Abstract: Black Camera invites submissions for a Close-Up devoted to the documentary by the League of Revolutionary Black Workers, Finally Got the News (1970). The year 2020 marked the fifty-year anniversary of this film and its resounding vision of radical social change. The time that stands between now and the production of Finally Got the News is one that bears witness to great and devastating changes both in Detroit and internationally as deindustrialization has wreaked havoc on organized labor. Yet, perhaps even more devastating, the racial chauvinism against which the League of Revolutionary Black Workers organized remains a stagnant and destructive feature of our society. For this reason, Finally Got the News's vision ... Read More
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  • The Harder They Come: The Legacy Continues

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      Abstract: Black Camera invites submissions for a Close-Up on the Jamaican film The Harder They Come, directed by Perry Henzell. Released ten years after Jamaica's independence, the story by Henzell and Jamaican playwright Trevor Rhone is a fictionalized account of the real life of Ivanhoe Rhygin. International reggae star, Jimmy Cliff, played the lead role and several of his songs on the soundtrack later became hits.The upcoming half-century milestone since its release in 1972 invites a reconsideration of The Harder They Come, its enduring legacy and contentions as a Jamaican-made Blaxploitation and Gangster film. Can we interrogate the challenges of the film through a 21st century lens, including its representations of ... Read More
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  • Cinema Negro in Brazil: Disrupting the Visual and Discursive Foundations
           of Blackness in Branco sai, preto fica

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      Abstract: Ideas about race and representation have shifted considerably in Brazil over the past two decades. Throughout most of the twentieth century, democratic and authoritarian governments upheld the idea of Brazil as a racial democracy and citizens were encouraged to not believe in racial differences.1 Social inequality was seen as a result of class and not ethnoracial background. Indeed, colorblind ideologies effectively silenced discussion of racial hierarchies and inequality in Brazil until the late 1980s.2 However, generations of Black activists and numerous scholars have refuted the idea of Brazil as a racial democracy.3 Following the United Nation's conference on racism in Durban, South Africa in 2001, Brazil's ... Read More
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  • Cultivating a Community of Viewers in Africa: How Sissako Frames
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      Abstract: One distinctive feature of Abderrahmane Sissako's innovative filmmaking is how he frames the spectator's experience with scenes where people are watching or looking at images within his film narratives. This framing recurs throughout his body of work in various forms including sequences with still photography, videographers rehearsing on set, families in front of the television, and films-within-films. The many ways Sissako represents the acts of both watching and creating images is a signature of his auteur aesthetic that will be explored in his major films, Life on Earth (1998), Waiting for Happiness (2002), Bamako (2006), and Timbuktu (2014). This exploration will demonstrate how his emphasis on spectatorship ... Read More
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  • Òrúnmìlà Epistemic Reproduction: Nigerian Film-Philosophy via Divinity
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      Abstract: Mbye Cham contends that "adaptation of oral narratives and novels has been a part of African film culture from the start [as the] filmmakers looked first to their respective oral narrative traditions for stories as well as styles and techniques to tell these stories in film."1 If the influence of oral tradition has been acknowledged in contemporary African film culture, it seems possible to assume that oral tradition or indigenous knowledge has no influence on the contemporary Nigerian films. In the studies of Nollywood, "the focus on material conditions of production, exhibition, and distribution have risen to the fore, replacing hermeneutic analysis; and the study of genre—with occultism, melodrama, romance, and ... Read More
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  • John Akomfrah's The Nine Muses: A Reading with Glissant's "Relation" and
           Quantum Entanglement

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      Abstract: After ten minutes of introducing his themes, in The Nine Muses (2010, United Kingdom), Akomfrah pauses for a moment to give us a view of a mountain and lake scape in Alaska. A place with images of the cold. The water with ice floes; the mountain snowcapped, snow covering portions of the rocky sides; low clouds of vapor, frozen ice particles surely inside them. Clouds covering an effulgent light. Yet the entire view, almost two tones of white and dark, serenely composed with the bright light on the distant shore, the majesty of the range of mountains, the feathered weight of the clouds—three tiers from the closer portion of water, the border of the far shore at the base of the mountains, and the clouds above the ... Read More
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  • Kahlil Joseph, New Media, and the New Black Cinema: A Case for Situating
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      Abstract: Kahlil Joseph is a director whose music videos, films, and commercial collaborations draw from various forms of African culture—referencing Yoruba deities, Senegalese film masters, and Sierra Leonean literature—while expressing the diaspora's contemporary condition in a range of locations. He has collaborated with an array of influential musicians including Beyoncé, FKA Twigs, Flying Lotus, Kendrick Lamar, Sampha Sisay, and Shabazz Palaces, achieving millions of views across various digital platforms. Under the stewardship of Georgia State University's Alessandra Raengo, the liquid blackness research group commemorated his achievements by organizing a special Joseph-themed week through the online MediaCommons ... Read More
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  • Speaking Animals: Fables of Resistance in Get Out, Sorry to Bother You,
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      Abstract: The single most important film to mainstream Black cinema of late is arguably Black Panther (dir. Ryan Coogler, 2018). Why this fantastical film about an imaginary African country gained such purchase in our culture has already been discussed by various scholars.1 One of them, Sudip Sen, is troubled by several aspects of the film, especially its stereotypical depiction of the Monkey King. He writes, "Am I that stick-in-the-mud who fails to understand that in this 'Marvellous' universe, the representation of a tribe of cold half-naked Africans in fur led by a Great Gorilla making monkey noises, is actually a new form of empowerment'"2 As the title of the piece, "The Black Panther and the Monkey Chant," indicates ... Read More
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  • Screaming with Laughter: How Jordan Peele's Get Out Rereads Obama by
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      Abstract: Jordan Peele is quick to contextualize his film Get Out (2017) as a parable of the "myth of post-racialism"1—and with it, the myth of the Black Messiah. Conceived during the Obama administration but released after the advent of Trump, Peele's film is a study of suspension. The cinematography divides viewers between the suburban and the urban, the liberal and the conservative, the horrors of African American history and the hallmarks of power typically reserved for the beneficiaries of White privilege. With its concentration on duality and division, Get Out features a protagonist who is neither a subtle metaphor for Barack Obama nor an apologetic defender of Obama's legacy. Like the forty-fourth American president ... Read More
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  • Too Hot for TV: Black Sketch Comedy and the Politics of Crossing-Over

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      Abstract: Sketch comedy has long been a staple of American television. The genre also frequently serves as an important site for the interrogation of representational politics. This detail rings specifically true for Black American creative image makers who have often occupied the sketch comedy format as a vehicle for performing resistant strategies of humor within a mainstream cultural discourse. Black sketch comedy programs have regularly engaged with political and social justice concerns, delivering carefully crafted performances to commercial audiences as a subversive attempt to challenge the ever-present racialized anxieties operating in the US social imagination. Historically, Black comics have been required to conform ... Read More
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  • Race as Special Effect: Michael Jackson, Captain EO, and the Borders of
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      Abstract: Every generation creates its heroes, and their characteristics usually reveal as much about the culture which exalts them as of the heroes themselves.1In the five-year lull between his record-breaking album Thriller (1982) and its much anticipated follow-up, Bad (1987), Michael Jackson collaborated with a group of luminaries from the American entertainment industry that included directors Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas. The resulting film, entitled Captain EO (dir. Francis Ford Coppola, 1986), enjoyed a run at Disney theme parks from 1986 through the 1990s, and was trumpeted as an innovation in 4D technology for its fusion of 3D film and synchronized in-theater effects such as floor hydraulics, a fiber-optic ... Read More
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  • Introduction: BlacKkKlansman, "On the Right Side of History"'

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      Abstract: Loosely based on former police officer Ron Stallworth's recollections of his infiltration into the Colorado Springs chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, BlacKkKlansman (dir. Spike Lee, 2018) exploits the paradoxical situation of its black author passing for a white supremacist to integrate the "Organization" as a powerful source of humor and critique. Director Spike Lee uses the autobiographical narrative as a source text to trace the roots of the Trumpian rhetoric in a history of nativist activism, embedded in the history and the images of Hollywood. BlacKkKlansman uses intertextual references to depict a racially divisive culture, which undergirds films that produce 'whiteness' and 'blackness' for antithetical audiences. ... Read More
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  • Adapting BlacKkKlansman: "Based upon some fo' real, fo' real sh*t"

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      Abstract: BlacKkKlansman artfully combines politics and entertainment as a sarcastic piece that elicits critical responses rather than emotional reactions, using black humor as a political strategy to level criticism at the buddy film as a popular genre in the so-called postracial moment. The structural irony of the form creates humorous dialectics between blacks and whites that unravel different aspects of race. BlacKkKlansman is based on a vaudeville situation where a black undercover police officer (Ron Stallworth, played by John David Washington) passes for a white supremacist on the phone and has a Jewish colleague (Flip Zimmerman, played by Adam Driver) attend KKK gatherings in his place. The trick is so successful ... Read More
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  • Not Just Talk: The Politics of Enunciation in BlacKkKlansman

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      Abstract: Much criticism on Spike Lee focuses on his exploration of race,1 but less attention has been paid to the enunciative strategies his films develop as they represent political issues. This article approaches BlacKkKlansman (dir. Spike Lee, 2018) through its shifting modes of address to investigate how the film explicitly envisions a politicized spectator. Francesco Casetti's work on enunciation in Inside the Gaze provides a useful framework for tracing the troubled trajectory of the spectator through Lee's film. In BlacKkKlansman, the tonal shifts that were alternately praised and criticized by reviewers attest to frequent changes in the mode of enunciation. Following Casetti, the spectator is thus constructed "from ... Read More
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  • Twos and Threes: A Structural Analysis of BlacKkKlansman's Undercover
           Narrative

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      Abstract: BlacKkKlansman (2018) was hyped as Spike Lee's return to the fore of fiction filmmaking, occurring at a time when a younger generation of Black Hollywood artists were making their mark. In late 2016, Ava DuVernay's 13th opened the New York Film Festival, and a few months later Barry Jenkins's Moonlight (2016) took home the Best Picture Oscar. The following year-and-a-half saw the release of Get Out (dir. Jordan Peele, 2017), Blindspotting (dir. Carlos López Estrada, 2018), Sorry to Bother You (dir. Boots Riley, 2018), Black Panther (dir. Ryan Coogler, 2018), and Mudbound (2017)—this last by Lee's own protégé, Dee Rees, while television shows such as Blackish (2014–2022) and Insecure (2016–2021) were experiencing a ... Read More
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  • BlacKkKlansman and the "Sheets of the Past": Toward a Theory of Blacklash
           Cinema

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      Abstract: So I began my undercover career investigating the Black Panthers, to go after the other side of the coin. The Klan had called, after all.1 (emphasis mine)Ron Stallworth's experiences as the first Black police officer in a bastion of traditionally conservative and the nearly all-white Colorado Springs precinct describes Black transcendence beyond the color line. Yet Stallworth's not-so undercover impersonation of a Ku Klux Klan supporter also reports white supremacy's grip on the United States. Spike Lee's adaptation of Stallworth's memoir, BlacKkKlansman (2018), describes progress and regression exposing contradictory American drives: how glimpses of postracial possibilities invigorate white desire to ... Read More
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  • Introduction

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      Abstract: Paulin Soumanou Vieyra (1925–1987), one of the first African filmmakers, is a key component to all the early cinematographic activities in West Africa. He is a multifaceted pioneer known as a prominent filmmaker, producer, and scholar. He served as mentor and production manager for several renowned filmmakers, including Ousmane Sembène. His expertise and prolific contributions as a film specialist coincide with his insights as an intellectual who was deeply sensitive to the predicament of the continent and was dedicated to the social and cultural rehabilitation and emancipation of his people. His film criticism is constantly infused with his reflections on how to provide a better future for Africa. Consequently ... Read More
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  • Vieyra's Vision of Cinema on the Verge of Independences

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      Abstract: Each time Africans have had the opportunity to discuss their future, they have always done it in a way quite different from what the Europeans had imagined [for them].Vieyra, a multifaceted figure due to his personal story and training, indeed played an important role in phrasing the way Africans would do things differently. His contribution to the Brussels conference (see infra) attests to his eminent role in the world of cinema, his commitment to the cause of African cinema, and his notoriety in the political and cultural context of the late 1950s. Vieyra's thoughts and his role in this context of national struggle and late colonialism are here scrutinized to understand his subversive position on behalf of ... Read More
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  • René Vautier and Paulin S. Vieyra: Contact of Cinéastes
           engagés

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      Abstract: As the first sub-Saharan African to attend the Institut des Hauts Études Cinématographiques (IDHEC) in Paris, Paulin Vieyra (1925–1987) trained for his career in film direction, production, criticism, and history in proximity to many soon-to-be well-known French filmmakers. Aside from Chris Marker and Alain Resnais, Vieyra was noted by Rachel Gabara to have occupied the same Parisian Left Bank "cinematic world" as militant filmmaker René Vautier (1928–2015), having also attended the IDHEC and been active in the same film discussion groups.1 Mostly known for his short films, Vautier's consistently politically engaged career spanned thematically across anticolonial works like Afrique 50 (1950), pro-worker films ... Read More
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  • Rise of a Nation: An Exploration of Vieyra's Vision for Senegal Through
           Une nation est née

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      Abstract: Paulin Vieyra is no stranger to making political statements with film. His first film, Afrique-sur-Seine (1955), puts the lives of afrodescendants in Paris on screen, with the express desire to combat the stereotypes that traditional European cinema had imposed on Black actors up to that point.1 In 1961, Vieyra continued this trend of subtle political cinema with Une nation est née: La République du Sénégal. This film is considered an important work by his son, Stéphane Vieyra, who has worked to incorporate the film as a part of the educational curriculum in Senegal as referenced in one of the film's title credits. In spite of this effort to underline its importance, the film has remained the subject of very little ... Read More
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  • African Realities in Motion: The Role of Dance in Vieyra's Films in
           Constructing Intersubjective African Identities

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      Abstract: One of film's most important advancements for audiovisual production was its ability to capture motion. Images were no longer only exclusively of still, posed bodies and snapshots of landscapes frozen in time: they could capture the very dynamic movements of ourselves and our surroundings that define the lived human experience. As such, at the moment of its invention, film became one of the main tools by which people sought to understand what it means to be human through encounters with others around the world. The resulting genre of ethnographic film that would endeavor to provide answers to these questions would itself be brought into motion through its leverage by colonial powers and administrators to enact ... Read More
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  • Motor, Mirror, Reinvention: Paulin Soumanou Vieyra on the African Cinema
           to Come (1956–1961)

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      Abstract: Paulin Soumanou Vieyra's earliest writings and talks were conceived during a time of transition, when the independences had not yet settled into their now familiar shapes.1 Dating from between 1956 and 1961, they register the twilight of colonial rule: from the period of the French Union (1946–1958) and the founding of the French Community (1958)—last-ditch efforts both to "reform" the French colonial empire—to the emergence of the short-lived Federation of Mali, which after a brief period of self-rule within the French Community gained full sovereignty on June 20, 1960, before falling apart again two months later to produce the separate nations of Mali and Senegal.2 In this liminal half-decade, a space of untold ... Read More
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  • Senegalese Wrestling as "National Sport" and Other Modern Myths in Lamb

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      Abstract: The short documentary film Lamb (1963), directed by Paulin Soumanou Vieyra (1925–1987), depicts Senegalese wrestling. For the first time, a film presented wrestling as a "national sport". The Senegalese wrestling appears in the film as a collective catharsis, an event capable of mobilizing emotions, whose regulatory function is the social cohesion of a young African nation. This article discusses the relations between mythical imaginary and post-colonial ideology in Lamb. As Mircea Eliade suggested, the modern political ideologies present remnants of ancient myths.1 Claude Lévi-Strauss stressed many times the proximity between political ideology and mythical thought.2 Roland Barthes was interested in the ... Read More
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  • Paulin S. Vieyra's Iba N'Diaye: Seminal Modernists in Paint and Film

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      Abstract: As Paulin S. Vieyra's final film, Iba N'Diaye was produced between 1977 and 1980 and released in 1982, only one year before Vieyra's final book was published and five years before his death in 1987. As one of the film's narrators and N'Diaye's primary interlocutor, Vieyra is present in Iba N'Diaye, making it one of his last appearances on camera. In foregrounding the life and practice of the father of Senegalese painting in this documentary, Vieyra explores themes from his own experience as a creative individual, navigating the cultural spheres of independent Senegal and the world at large. Both men witnessed the liberation of Africa's nations from their unique vantage points as Africans moving between the ... Read More
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  • Paulin Soumanou Vieyra: Imposing His Voice Within an Imposed Value System

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      Abstract: Upon the much-yearned arrival of Independence in some African nations in the 1960s, the cinema screen became a new canvas on which the cultural, political, and economic identities of the newly fledged states were sketched. During this era of marked political effervescence, the documentary form was attributed with the important roles of documenting a historic moment and articulating the ideals and ideologies of the filmmakers or regimes that commissioned work. The professional journey of each of these filmmakers played a pivotal role in their aesthetic and thematic choices. Their career path at this time was still largely determined by how they experienced the colonial project, notably in relation to their cinematic ... Read More
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  • Paulin Soumanou Vieyra, the Soviet Union, and Cold War Circuits for
           African Cinema, 1958–1978

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      Abstract: A photo taken during the 1973 Moscow International Film Festival shows a bright summer day on a boat on the Moscow-Volga canal (fig. 1). It captures three people on a bench: Senegalese Paulin Soumanou Vieyra, Nigerian director Oumarou Ganda, and Estonian actress Eve Kivi. Kivi stares intently beyond the horizon, posing for the photographer. Ganda and Vieyra are engaged in a deep and comfortable conversation, ignoring both Kivi and the camera. That day on the boat, Vieyra was conducting anFigure 1VIII Moscow International Film Festival. From left: member of short film competition jury, director Oumarou Ganda (Nigeria); Soviet actress Eve Kivi; member of full-length feature film contest jury Paulin Vieyra ... Read More
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  • Paulin Soumanou Vieyra in the Documents of the Rediscovered Audiovisual
           Archive of the Senegalese Ministry of Culture

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      Abstract: Paulin Soumanou Vieyra is mainly known as a pioneer of sub-Saharan cinema, a writer, critic, and film historian, but he is seldom remembered as the director of Actualités Sénégalaises, an important newsreel service in the two decades following Senegal's Independence.During the colonial period, information was provided by the news service AOF (Afrique Occidentale Française), which used radio and cinema newsreels to keep the population up to date on current affairs in the motherland—France—and the wider world, in order to perpetuate ties with the citizens of the colonies. When Senegal gained Independence in 1960, the departure of the French administration—despite its continued presence for practical cooperation—left ... Read More
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  • Welcoming Paulin Vieyra's Papers to Indiana University's Black Film Center
           & Archive

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      Abstract: Permanent readiness for the marvelous.On September 5–6, 2019, the Black Film Center & Archive hosted an international and multidisciplinary workshop, Paulin Vieyra: Pioneer of African Cinemas—Filmmaker, Producer, Historian.1 Co-designed by me as director of the BFCA and Vincent Bouchard, Associate Professor of Francophone Studies, the workshop brought together a group of researchers, writers, and librarians to share what we knew and what we wanted to know about Vieyra through collectively exploring the feasibility of making a home for Vieyra's archives at Indiana University. Rather than simply "getting" the papers here, I wanted to build an environment where key faculty, staff, and students at IU and in the field ... Read More
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  • Sporting Blackness: Race, Embodiment, and Critical Muscle Memory on Screen
           by Samantha N. Sheppard (review)

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      Abstract: The rise in athlete activism, and widespread protests by American and international sporting leagues, made headlines in 2020 as part of a broader conversation concerning police violence and racial discrimination. While certainly remarkable, this most recent embrace of social activism is one in a long list of boycotts, protests, sit-ins, and hashtags that have been mobilized by athletes and nonathletes alike in the struggle for racial equality. In Sporting Blackness: Race, Embodiment, and Critical Muscle Memory on Screen, Samantha N. Sheppard investigates the intersections of race, sports, media, and power to explore how connected histories surrounding subjects like protesting or collective resistance are mapped ... Read More
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  • Film Review: La Negrada

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      Abstract: In preparation for the 2020 Census, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática, or INEGI) conducted the Intercensal Survey (2015), and for the first time ever, included an afrodescendiente (Afro-descendant) category, a watershed moment for afromexicanos (Afro-Mexicans).1 Prior to 2015, Afro-Mexicans lacked constitutional recognition. The Mexican government quite literally did not count them in census data. Afro-Mexicans's invisibility dates back to the 1917 Constitution, which erased African heritage from a nascent Mexican identity.2 A postrevolutionary Mexican government furthered the erasure of Afro-Mexicans by unifying the country's ... Read More
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  • Professional Notes and Research Sources

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      Abstract: African American Arts: Activism, Aesthetics, and FuturitySharrell D. Luckett, Bucknell University Press, 2019African Diasporic Cinema: Aesthetics of ReconstructionDaniela Ricci, Michigan State University Press, 2020African Ecomedia: Network Forms, Planetary PoliticsCajetan Iheka, Duke University Press, 2021African Film Studies: An IntroductionBoukary Sawadogo, Routledge, 2018The Afterlives of Kathleen Collins: A Black Woman Filmmaker's Search for New LifeL. H. Stallings, Indiana University Press, 2021Algeria on Screen: Society, Politics, and Culture in the Films of Merzak AllouacheNabil Boudraa, Cambria Press, 2020The Algerian War in Film Fifty Years Later, 2004–2012 (After the Empire: The Francophone World and ... Read More
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