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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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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.

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 41, Number 1 (Winter 2019)

Let It Burn: Film Historiography in Flames 
Katherine Groo

Extensions of Our Body Moving, Dancing: The American Avant-Garde’s Theories of Handheld Subjectivity
Adam Charles Hart

In the Wake of Militant Cinema: Challenges for Film Studies
Matthew Croombs

Pre-Face, Sur-Face, Inter-Face, Post-Face: The Horror Story of Goodnight Mommy
Olivia Landry

The End of the World Viewed, or The Wind in the Things: On Nikolaus Geyrhalter’s Homo Sapiens
Tiago de Luca

Can the Real of Slavery Speak? Review of Read My Desire by Joan Copjec, The Capitalist Unconscious by Samo Tomšicˇ, and Trauma and Race by Sheldon George
Christopher Chamberlin

Embracing Obstruction: Review of Obstruction by Nick Salvato
Alex Wescott

Staying with the Breaks, Dispropriating the Universal: A Response to Eva-Lynn Jagoe
Rosa Aiello, Erik Annerborn, Xenia Benivolski, May Chew, Sara Cwynar, Stefana Fratila, Jesse Goldstein, Sandra Huber, Nataleah Hunter-Young, Laurie Kang, Martha Kenney, Tristram Lansdowne, Yaniya Lee, Michael Litwack, Ella Dawn McGeough, Sandrine Schaefer, Matthew Schneider-Mayerson, and Shevaun Wright, cosigned in solidarity with the residency participants by Banff Research in Culture 2017 guest faculty Jodi Dean and
Elizabeth A. Povinelli

Broken? Notes toward 2067
Eva-Lynn Jagoe


Discourse Volume 41, Numbers 2-3 (Spring/Fall 2019)
SPECIAL ISSUE: In Honor of Peggy Kamuf
Edited by Erin Graff Zivin

Erin Graff Zivin and Akira Mizuta Lippit

Geoffrey Bennington 

Reading and Resistance
Timothy Holland

Prendre sa retraite, or the Retirement to Literature
Karen Pinkus

Scenes of Hospitality in Rousseau
E. S. Burt

Double Hand
David Wills

Une belle carrière: Peggy Kamuf’s Example
Michael Naas

Congratulating My Roomie on Her Retirement
Elizabeth Rottenberg

Addressing Departure
Ronald Mendoza-de Jesús

By Your Leave
Peggy Kamuf

Seeing Double, Seeing Twice: Review of Bodies in Suspense: Time and Affect in Cinema by Alanna Thain
Emma Ben Ayoun

Excavating Spectral Cinema: Review of The Modern Supernatural and the Beginnings of Cinema by Murray Leeder
Kevin Chabot

Indexing the Interface: Review of Here/There: Telepresence, Touch, and Art at the Interface by Kris Paulsen
Carrie Reese 


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The following issues are available in print:


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