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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.

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Discourse Volume 43, Number 2 (Spring 2021)
Special Issue: The Edges of the World: Politics and Life
Guest Editor Tatjana Gajic

An Excess of Visibility, a Scarcity of Water
Adriana Johnson

Desistance: Literature and the Logic of Life
Sergio Villalobos-Ruminott

Edges of the Swarm: The World in Flux in Pilar Adón’s Las efímeras
Tatjana Gajic

Beyond Work: Life, Death, and Reproduction and the Postwork Society
Matías Beverinotti

Flows of Breath: Oscar Muñoz’s Unfolding Images
Isabella Vergara

Book Review

Facing the Hour of Your Death: Review of Killing Times: The Temporal Technology of the Death Penalty
Ahmet Yuce


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The following issues are available in print:

43.2: The Edges of the World: Politics and Life

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