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Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture

Edited by James Leo Cahill, Luka Arsenjuk, Carl Good, Timothy Holland, and Sara Saljoughi

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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Since its founding in 1979, Discourse has been committed to publishing work in the theoretical humanities with an emphasis on the critical study of film, literature, the visual arts, and related audiovisual media. The journal seeks contributions that explore the relations of these and other cultural phenomena to questions of language, philosophy, politics, psychoanalysis, history, and area studies, as well as theories of gender, race, and sexuality.

For submission and editorial information, please contact Managing Editor Emma Ben Ayoun at discourse@cinema.usc.edu or visit http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/discourse.

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Discourse Volume 43, Number 1 (Winter 2021)

Destructive Environmentalism: The Queer Impossibility of First Reformed
Jean-Thomas Tremblay and Steven Swarbrick

Artificial Eye: The Modernist Origins of AI’s Gender Problem
Allegra R. P. Fryxell

Screening Today: The Visible and Invisible Worlds of Tsai Ming-liang’s Goodbye, Dragon Inn
Elizabeth Wijaya

But Was It Camp? Sadie Benning’s It Wasn’t Love
Sarah Panuska

Sadism and the Vicissitudes of the Drive in Mishima Yukio’s Patriotism
Nina Cornyetz

Melancholy and the Masses: Siegfried Kracauer and the Media Concept
Andrew McCann

Book Reviews
Regionalizing Platform Globalization: Review of The Platform Economy: How Japan Transformed the Consumer Internet
Ryan Cook

Bresson and the Bounds of History: Review of Late Bresson and the Visual Arts: Cinema, Painting, and Avant-Garde Experiment
Colin Burnett

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The following issues are available in print:


42.1-2: Cinema, Modernism, and the Perplexing Methods of Stanley Cavell

41.2-3: In Honor of Peggy Kamuf

40.2: The Logic of Separation

39.3: Documentary Audibilities
39.2: Photoelectric Technologies of Liberation

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