Sunday, May 15, 2011

JOURNAL: Black Camera / An International Film Journal / Spring 2011

Original post By BFC/A, May 11, 2011

Special Issue: Beyond Normative: Sexuality and Eroticism in Black Film, Cinema, and Video

The Spring 2011 edition of Black Camera has arrived and is an especially important version which the Black Film Center/Archive hopes can reach film scholars as well as professors seeking to incorporate these readings into their curriculum.

Guest Editor Dr. LaMonda Horton Stallings, Associate Professor of Gender Studies and African American and African Diaspora Studies, delves into the topic of sexuality and eroticism in Black film, cinema, and video.

Stallings states, “all the writers within this special issue of Black Camera diverge from traditional scholarship on black film and challenge what film genres are worthy of study, as well as redefine what is sexual, sensual, and erotic on film” in order to go beyond the traditional normative Black sexuality.

Direct questions about subscriptions to Indiana University Press (1-800-842-6796) or IUP Order.

Journal Description

Black Camera, a journal of black film studies, is devoted to the study and documentation of the black cinematic experience and aims to engender and sustain a formal academic discussion of black film production. It regularly includes reviews of historical as well as contemporary books and films, researched critiques of recent scholarship on black film, interviews with accomplished film professionals, and editorials on the development of black creative culture. It challenges received and established views and assumptions about the traditions and practices of filmmaking in the African diaspora, where new and longstanding cinematic formations are in play. While its scope is interdisciplinary and inclusive of all of the African diaspora, the journal devotes issues or sections of issues to national cinemas, as well as independent, marginal, or oppositional films and cinematic formations.

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