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Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture

Edited by Akira Mizuta Lippit, James Leo Cahill, Carl Good, Genevieve Yue, Timothy Holland

Subjects: Art, Cultural Studies, Film History, Film Theory and Criticism, Media Studies, Philosophy, Television Studies

Published three times per year
ISSN 1522-5321
E-ISSN 1536-1810

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Discourse explores a variety of topics in contemporary cultural studies, theories of media and literature, and the politics of sexuality, including questions of language and psychoanalysis. The journal publishes valuable and innovative essays on a wide range of cultural phenomena, promoting theoretical approaches to literature, film, the visual arts, and related media.

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Discourse Volume 38, Number 2 (Spring 2016)

Miraculous Mathematics: André Bazin’s Film Theory
Angela Dalle Vacche

Cruel Attachments, Tender Counterpoints: Configuring the Collective in Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon
Claudia Breger

Encounters with the Material: Krzysztof Wodiczko and Site-Specific Media Art
John Kim

Dossier: Is the Moving Image an Object?

Brian Price and Alessandra Raengo

On the Impossibility of Object-Oriented Film Theory
Luka Arsenjuk

Assemblage, Constellation, Image: Reading Filmic Matter
Amy Herzog

The Displacement Project
Brian Price

Black Matters
Alessandra Raengo

Ec-Static Air: The Unseeable Sounds of Being Beside Oneself
Kristopher L. Cannon

Roxana and Other Feminist (Hi)stories: Review of The Queer Turn in Feminism: Identities, Sexualities, and the Theater of Gender by Anne Emmanuelle Berger
Lenka Vráblíková

The Torturer’s Smile as the Stain of Enjoyment: Review of The Subject of Torture: Psychoanalysis and Biopolitics in Television and Film by Hilary Neroni
Matthew Flisfeder



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38.1: Media and Materiality in Latin America

37.3: Science/Animation
37.1-2: Derrida and Cinema

36.1: Special Issue: After Glissant: Caribbean Aesthetics and the Politics of Relation

35.2: Special Issue: Motion Pictures: Politics of Perception


33.2: The Meaning of "Life"

32.3: Lugubrious Games
32.2: Transpositions
32.1: Benjamin in Latin America

31.3: Translation and Embodiment in National and Transnational Asian Film and Media
31.1-2: On the Genealogy of Media

30.3: Cinema and Accident
30.1-2: "Who?" or "What?"—Jacques Derrida