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Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture

Edited by James Leo Cahill, Carl Good, and 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 40, Number 2 (Spring 2018)
The Logic of Separation
With Guest Coeditor Edgar Illas

The Opposite of Apartheid: Further Notes on Mandela and the Law
Adam Sitze

Separate Futures: Cold War Decolonization in Mohamed Latiff Mohamed’s Confrontation and Sonny Liew’s The Art of Charlie Chan Hock-Chye
Jini Kim Watson

The Global Ontology of Separation
Edgar Illas

The Aesthetics of Stagnation: Ashley McKenzie’s Werewolf and the Separated Society
Sean O’Brien

Jumping the Break: Wildfires and the Logic of Separation
Eva-Lynn Jagoe

Afterword: From Apartheid to Precarity: On the Politics of Separation
Imre Szeman

In Dialogue: Response to Review
Gerald Sim


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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