Book Sale: Society for Cinema and Media Studies 2024

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Assembly by Design: The United Nations and Its Global Interior Assembly by Design The United Nations and Its Global Interior Olga Touloumi 2024 Spring
How the United Nations headquarters became the architectural instrument and broadcast medium of global diplomacy
Good Pictures Are a Strong Weapon: Laura Gilpin, Queerness, and Navajo Sovereignty Good Pictures Are a Strong Weapon Laura Gilpin, Queerness, and Navajo Sovereignty Louise Siddons 2024 Spring
What are the limits of political solidarity, and how can visual culture contribute to social change?
Chris Marker: Early Film Writings Chris Marker Early Film Writings Chris Marker 2024 Spring
Formative writings by French avant-garde filmmaker Chris Marker
Movies under the Influence Movies under the Influence Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece 2024 Spring
A cultural history of the enduring relationship between film spectatorship and intoxicating substances
Distracted: A Philosophy of Cars and Phones Distracted A Philosophy of Cars and Phones Robert Rosenberger 2024 Spring
Applying insights from philosophy and cognitive science to address the urgent issue of smartphone-induced distracted driving
Microbial Resolution: Visualization and Security in the War against Emerging Microbes Microbial Resolution Visualization and Security in the War against Emerging Microbes Gloria Chan-Sook Kim 2024 Spring
Why the global health project to avert emerging microbes continually fails
Petroturfing: Refining Canadian Oil through Social Media Petroturfing Refining Canadian Oil through Social Media Jordan B. Kinder 2024 Spring
How social media has become a critical tool for advancing the interests of the Canadian oil industry
Worlds Built to Fall Apart: Versions of Philip K. Dick Worlds Built to Fall Apart Versions of Philip K. Dick David Lapoujade 2024 Spring
Philosophically analyzing the work of one of the twentieth century’s most popular and peculiar science fiction authors
Stardust: Cinematic Archives at the End of the World Stardust Cinematic Archives at the End of the World Hannah Goodwin 2024 Spring
An exploration of the fundamental bond between cinema and the cosmos
Illness Politics and Hashtag Activism Illness Politics and Hashtag Activism Lisa Diedrich 2024 Spring
How illness on social media reveals the struggle against ableism and stigma for care and access
The Flesh of Animation: Bodily Sensations in Film and Digital Media The Flesh of Animation Bodily Sensations in Film and Digital Media Sandra Annett 2024 Spring
How animation can reconnect us with bodily experiences
Let Me Take You Down: Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields Forever Let Me Take You Down Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields Forever Jonathan Cott 2024 Spring
The conception, creation, recording, and significance of the Beatles’ “Penny Lane” and “Strawberry Fields Forever”
Neural Networks Neural Networks Ranjodh Singh Dhaliwal, Théo Lepage-Richer and Lucy Suchman 2023 Fall
A critical examination of the figure of the neural network as it mediates neuroscientific and computational discourses and technical practices
Anime's Knowledge Cultures: Geek, Otaku, Zhai Anime's Knowledge Cultures Geek, Otaku, Zhai Jinying Li 2024 Spring
Unlocking the technosocial implications of global geek cultures
Producing Sovereignty: The Rise of Indigenous Media in Canada Producing Sovereignty The Rise of Indigenous Media in Canada Karrmen Crey 2024 Spring
Exploring how Indigenous media has flourished across Canada from the 1990s to the present
The Digital and Its Discontents The Digital and Its Discontents Aden Evens 2024 Spring
A groundbreaking critique of the digital world that analyzes its universal technological foundations
Horror in Architecture: The Reanimated Edition Horror in Architecture The Reanimated Edition Joshua Comaroff and Ong Ker-Shing 2023 Fall
A new edition of this extensive visual analysis of horror tropes and their architectural analogues
This Is Not My World: Art and Public Space in Socialist Zagreb This Is Not My World Art and Public Space in Socialist Zagreb Adair Rounthwaite 2024 Spring
A close-up history of the Yugoslav artists who broke down the boundaries between public and private
Livestreaming: An Aesthetics and Ethics of Technical Encounter Livestreaming An Aesthetics and Ethics of Technical Encounter EL Putnam 2024 Spring
An inquiry into how livestreaming can help us meaningfully connect
Racial Blackness and Indian Ocean Slavery: Iran’s Cinematic Archive Racial Blackness and Indian Ocean Slavery Iran’s Cinematic Archive Parisa Vaziri 2023 Fall
Rethinking the history of African enslavement in the western Indian Ocean through the lens of Iranian cinema
Hermes I: Communication Hermes I Communication Michel Serres 2023 Fall
For the first time in English, the introductory volume in a major French philosopher’s groundbreaking series of poetic transdisciplinary works
Cinema Is the Strongest Weapon: Race-Making and Resistance in Fascist Italy Cinema Is the Strongest Weapon Race-Making and Resistance in Fascist Italy Lorenzo Fabbri 2023 Fall
A deep dive into Italian cinema under Mussolini’s regime and the filmmakers who used it as a means of antifascist resistance
What We Teach When We Teach DH: Digital Humanities in the Classroom What We Teach When We Teach DH Digital Humanities in the Classroom Brian Croxall and Diane K. Jakacki, Editors 2023 Fall
Exploring how DH shapes and is in turn shaped by the classroom
The Needle and the Lens: Pop Goes to the Movies from Rock ’n’ Roll to Synthwave The Needle and the Lens Pop Goes to the Movies from Rock ’n’ Roll to Synthwave Nate Patrin 2023 Fall
How the creative use of pop music in film—think Saturday Night Fever or Apocalypse Now—has shaped and shifted music history since the 1960s
Queer Networks: Ray Johnson’s Correspondence Art Queer Networks Ray Johnson’s Correspondence Art Miriam Kienle 2023 Fall
How the queer correspondence art of Ray Johnson disrupted art world conventions and anticipated today’s highly networked culture
The Switch: An Off and On History of Digital Humans The Switch An Off and On History of Digital Humans Jason Puskar 2023 Fall
From the telegraph to the touchscreen, how the development of binary switching transformed everyday life and changed the shape of human agency
Estado Vegetal: Performance and Plant-Thinking Estado Vegetal Performance and Plant-Thinking Giovanni Aloi, Editor 2023 Fall
Interdisciplinary essays on Manuela Infante’s award-winning play explore the relationship between critical plant studies and performance art in the Anthropocene
Boundary Images Boundary Images Giselle Beiguelman, Melody Devries, Winnie Soon and Magdalena Tyżlik-Carver 2023 Spring
How are images made, and how should we understand their limits, capacities, and forces in digital media?
Border Tunnels: A Media Theory of the U.S.–Mexico Underground Border Tunnels A Media Theory of the U.S.–Mexico Underground Juan Llamas-Rodriguez 2023 Fall
A comparative media analysis of the representation of the U.S.–Mexico border
Masculinity in Transition Masculinity in Transition K. Allison Hammer 2023 Fall
Locating the roots of toxic masculinity and finding its displacement in unruly culture
Godzilla and Godzilla Raids Again Godzilla and Godzilla Raids Again Shigeru Kayama 2023 Fall
The first English translations of the original novellas about the iconic kaijū Godzilla
In Visible Archives: Queer and Feminist Visual Culture in the 1980s In Visible Archives Queer and Feminist Visual Culture in the 1980s Margaret Galvan 2023 Fall
Analyzing how 1980s visual culture provided a vital space for women artists to theorize and visualize their own bodies and sexualities
Blood in the Tracks: The Minnesota Musicians behind Dylan's Masterpiece Blood in the Tracks The Minnesota Musicians behind Dylan's Masterpiece Paul Metsa and Rick Shefchik 2023 Spring
The story of the Minneapolis musicians unexpectedly summoned to re-record half of the songs on Bob Dylan's most acclaimed album
The Affect Lab: The History and Limits of Measuring Emotion The Affect Lab The History and Limits of Measuring Emotion Grant Bollmer 2023 Fall
Examines how our understanding of emotion is shaped by the devices we use to measure it
Asians on Demand: Mediating Race in Video Art and Activism Asians on Demand Mediating Race in Video Art and Activism Feng-Mei Heberer 2023 Fall
Does media representation advance racial justice?
On the Digital Humanities: Essays and Provocations On the Digital Humanities Essays and Provocations Stephen Ramsay 2023 Fall
A witty and incisive exploration of the philosophical conundrums that animate the digital humanities
Fantasies of Precision: American Modern Art, 1908–1947 Fantasies of Precision American Modern Art, 1908–1947 Ashley Lazevnick 2023 Spring
Redefining the artistic movement that helped shape American modernism
Star Wars after Lucas: A Critical Guide to the Future of the Galaxy Star Wars after Lucas A Critical Guide to the Future of the Galaxy Dan Golding 2023 Spring
Politics, craft, and cultural nostalgia in the remaking of Star Wars
Debates in the Digital Humanities 2023 Debates in the Digital Humanities 2023 Matthew K. Gold and Lauren F. Klein, Editors 2023 Spring
A cutting-edge view of the digital humanities at a time of global pandemic, catastrophe, and uncertainty
Nothing Permanent: Modern Architecture in California Nothing Permanent Modern Architecture in California Todd Cronan 2023 Spring
A critical look at the competing motivations behind one of modern architecture’s most widely known and misunderstood movements
Operational Images: From the Visual to the Invisual Operational Images From the Visual to the Invisual Jussi Parikka 2023 Spring
An in-depth look into the transformation of visual culture and digital aesthetics
Digital Energetics Digital Energetics Anne Pasek, Cindy Kaiying Lin, Zane Griffin Talley Cooper and Jordan B. Kinder 2023 Spring
Exploring the connections between energy and media—and what those connections mean for our current moment
The Birth of Computer Vision The Birth of Computer Vision James E. Dobson 2023 Spring
A revealing genealogy of image-recognition techniques and technologies
Making Sense in Common: A Reading of Whitehead in Times of Collapse Making Sense in Common A Reading of Whitehead in Times of Collapse Isabelle Stengers 2023 Spring
A leading philosopher seeks to recover “common sense” as a meeting place to reconcile science and philosophy
The Prison House of the Circuit: Politics of Control from Analog to Digital The Prison House of the Circuit Politics of Control from Analog to Digital Jeremy Packer, Paula Nuñez de Villavicencio, Alexander Monea, Kathleen Oswald, Kate Maddalena and Joshua Reeves 2022 Fall
Has society ceded its self-governance to technogovernance?
Chinese Film: Realism and Convention from the Silent Era to the Digital Age Chinese Film Realism and Convention from the Silent Era to the Digital Age Jason McGrath 2022 Fall
A tour de force chronicling the development of realism in Chinese cinema
The New Real: Media and Mimesis in Japan from Stereographs to Emoji The New Real Media and Mimesis in Japan from Stereographs to Emoji Jonathan E. Abel 2022 Fall
Unlocking a vital understanding of how literary studies and media studies overlap and are bound together
A Theory of Assembly: From Museums to Memes A Theory of Assembly From Museums to Memes Kyle Parry 2022 Fall
A vital reckoning with how we understand the basic categories of cultural expression in the digital era
Imagination and Invention Imagination and Invention Gilbert Simondon 2022 Fall
A radical rethinking of the theory and the experience of mental images
Italian Political Cinema: Figures of the Long ’68 Italian Political Cinema Figures of the Long ’68 Mauro Resmini 2022 Fall
An exploration of how film has made legible the Italian long ’68 as a moment of crisis and transition
Citizens of Worlds: Open-Air Toolkits for Environmental Struggle Citizens of Worlds Open-Air Toolkits for Environmental Struggle Jennifer Gabrys 2022 Fall
An unparalleled how-to guide to citizen-sensing practices that monitor air pollution
Endless Intervals: Cinema, Psychology, and Semiotechnics around 1900 Endless Intervals Cinema, Psychology, and Semiotechnics around 1900 Jeffrey West Kirkwood 2022 Fall
Revealing cinema’s place in the coevolution of media technology and the human
Arte Programmata: Freedom, Control, and the Computer in 1960s Italy Arte Programmata Freedom, Control, and the Computer in 1960s Italy Lindsay Caplan 2022 Fall
Tracing the evolution of the Italian avant-garde’s pioneering experiments with art and technology and their subversion of freedom and control
Iron Curtain Journals: January–May 1965 Iron Curtain Journals January–May 1965 Allen Ginsberg 2022 Fall
The first of three in a series of Ginsberg’s unpublished travel journals
South American Journals: January–July 1960 South American Journals January–July 1960 Allen Ginsberg 2022 Fall
The great Beat poet’s observations, reflections, poetry, and mind-expanding explorations while traveling through South America
The Fall of America Journals, 1965-1971 The Fall of America Journals, 1965-1971 Allen Ginsberg 2022 Fall
An autobiographical journey through America in the turbulent 1960s—the essential backstory to Ginsberg’s National Book Award–winning volume of poetry
Cruisy, Sleepy, Melancholy: Sexual Disorientation in the Films of Tsai Ming-liang Cruisy, Sleepy, Melancholy Sexual Disorientation in the Films of Tsai Ming-liang Nicholas de Villiers 2022 Fall
A brilliant approach to the queerness of one of Taiwan’s greatest auteurs
The Horror of Police The Horror of Police Travis Linnemann 2022 Spring
Unmasks the horrors of a social order reproduced and maintained by the violence of police
On Posthuman War: Computation and Military Violence On Posthuman War Computation and Military Violence Mike Hill 2022 Spring
Tracing war’s expansion beyond the battlefield to the concept of the human being itself
Dark Scenes from Damaged Earth: The Gothic Anthropocene Dark Scenes from Damaged Earth The Gothic Anthropocene Justin D. Edwards, Rune Graulund and Johan Höglund, Editors 2022 Spring
An urgent volume of essays engages the Gothic to advance important perspectives on our geological era
Exceptionally Queer: Mormon Peculiarity and U.S. Nationalism Exceptionally Queer Mormon Peculiarity and U.S. Nationalism K. Mohrman 2022 Spring
How perceptions of Mormonism from 1830 to the present reveal the exclusionary, racialized practices of the U.S. nation-state
Technopharmacology Technopharmacology Joshua Neves, Aleena Chia, Susanna Paasonen and Ravi Sundaram 2022 Spring
Exploring networked technologies and bioeconomy and their links to biotechnologies, pharmacology, and pharmaceuticals
Viral Cultures: Activist Archiving in the Age of AIDS Viral Cultures Activist Archiving in the Age of AIDS Marika Cifor 2022 Spring
Delves deep into the archives that keep the history and work of AIDS activism alive
Game: Animals, Video Games, and Humanity Game Animals, Video Games, and Humanity Thomas R.J. Tyler 2022 Spring
A playful reflection on animals and video games, and what each can teach us about the other
Tsuchi: Earthy Materials in Contemporary Japanese Art Tsuchi Earthy Materials in Contemporary Japanese Art Bert Winther-Tamaki 2022 Spring
An examination of Japanese contemporary art through the lens of ecocriticism and environmental history
Mediating Alzheimer’s: Cognition and Personhood Mediating Alzheimer’s Cognition and Personhood Scott Selberg 2022 Spring
An exploration of the representational culture of Alzheimer’s disease and how media technologies shape our ideas of cognition and aging
My Life in the Purple Kingdom My Life in the Purple Kingdom BrownMark 2022 Spring
From the young Black teenager who built a bass guitar in woodshop to the musician building a solo career with Motown Records—Prince’s bassist BrownMark on growing up in Minneapolis, joining Prince and The Revolution, and his life in the purple kingdom
Algorithms of Education: How Datafication and Artificial Intelligence Shape Policy Algorithms of Education How Datafication and Artificial Intelligence Shape Policy Kalervo N. Gulson, Sam Sellar and P. Taylor Webb 2022 Spring
A critique of what lies behind the use of data in contemporary education policy
Global Debates in the Digital Humanities Global Debates in the Digital Humanities Domenico Fiormonte, Sukanta Chaudhuri and Paola Ricaurte, Editors 2022 Spring
A necessary volume of essays working to decolonize the digital humanities
The Owls Are Not What They Seem: Artist as Ethologist The Owls Are Not What They Seem Artist as Ethologist Arnaud Gerspacher 2022 Fall
Toward a posthumanist art and ethology
The Dylan Tapes: Friends, Players, and Lovers Talkin’ Early Bob Dylan The Dylan Tapes Friends, Players, and Lovers Talkin’ Early Bob Dylan Anthony Scaduto 2021 Fall
The raw material and interviews behind Anthony Scaduto’s iconic biography of Bob Dylan draw an intimate and multifaceted portrait of the singer-songwriter who defined his era
The Lab Book: Situated Practices in Media Studies The Lab Book Situated Practices in Media Studies Darren Wershler, Lori Emerson and Jussi Parikka 2021 Fall
An important new approach to the study of laboratories, presenting a practical method for understanding labs in all walks of life
What If?: Twenty-Two Scenarios in Search of Images What If? Twenty-Two Scenarios in Search of Images Vilém Flusser 2022 Spring
An imagination of possibilities, of miscalculations, of futures off-kilter
Studious Drift: Movements and Protocols for a Postdigital Education Studious Drift Movements and Protocols for a Postdigital Education Tyson Lewis and Peter B. Hyland 2022 Fall
What kind of university is possible when digital tools are not taken for granted, but hacked for a more experimental future?
Out of Breath: Vulnerability of Air in Contemporary Art Out of Breath Vulnerability of Air in Contemporary Art Caterina Albano 2022 Fall
Explores the intrinsic relation of life to air, and breathing, through contemporary art
Cinema Illuminating Reality: Media Philosophy through Buddhism Cinema Illuminating Reality Media Philosophy through Buddhism Victor Fan 2022 Spring
A new critical approach to cinema and media based on Buddhism as a philosophical discourse
Cosplay: The Fictional Mode of Existence Cosplay The Fictional Mode of Existence Frenchy Lunning 2022 Spring
An exploration of cosplay and its relationship with the realms of its global fandom, performance, and the modes of fictional existence
Robert Heinecken and the Art of Appropriation Robert Heinecken and the Art of Appropriation Matthew Biro 2022 Spring
The first comprehensive study of the artist Robert Heinecken and his critical views on the culture of mass media
A Guerrilla Guide to Refusal A Guerrilla Guide to Refusal Andrew Culp 2022 Spring
A field guide to a nonfascist life at the end of the world as we know it
Accumulation: The Art, Architecture, and Media of Climate Change Accumulation The Art, Architecture, and Media of Climate Change Nick Axel, Nikolaus Hirsch, Daniel A. Barber and Anton Vidokle, Editors 2022 Spring
Examines how images of accumulation help open up the climate to political mobilization
Eco Soma: Pain and Joy in Speculative Performance Encounters Eco Soma Pain and Joy in Speculative Performance Encounters Petra Kuppers 2022 Spring
Modeling a disability culture perspective on performance practice toward socially just futures
Media and the Affective Life of Slavery Media and the Affective Life of Slavery Allison Page 2022 Spring
How media shapes our actions and feelings about race
Insecurity Insecurity Richard Grusin, Editor 2022 Spring
Investigating insecurity as the predominant logic of life in the present moment
The Poetics of Cruising: Queer Visual Culture from Whitman to Grindr The Poetics of Cruising Queer Visual Culture from Whitman to Grindr 2022 Spring
A groundbreaking new history of urban cruising through the lenses of urban poets
Technics Improvised: Activating Touch in Global Media Art Technics Improvised Activating Touch in Global Media Art Timothy Murray 2022 Spring
Seeing new media art as an entry point for better understanding of technology and worldmaking futures
Art and Posthumanism: Essays, Encounters, Conversations Art and Posthumanism Essays, Encounters, Conversations Cary Wolfe 2021 Fall
A sustained engagement between contemporary art and philosophy relating to our place in, and responsibility to, the nonhuman world
Only a Black Athlete Can Save Us Now Only a Black Athlete Can Save Us Now 2022 Spring
A call to arms exploring the protest movements of 2020 as they reverberated through the athletic world
People, Practice, Power: Digital Humanities outside the Center People, Practice, Power Digital Humanities outside the Center Anne B. McGrail, Angel David Nieves and Siobhan Senier, Editors 2021 Fall
An illuminating volume of critical essays charting the diverse territory of digital humanities scholarship
The Big No The Big No Kennan Ferguson, Editor 2021 Fall
What it means to celebrate the potential and the power of no
The Digital Is Kid Stuff: Making Creative Laborers for a Precarious Economy The Digital Is Kid Stuff Making Creative Laborers for a Precarious Economy 2021 Fall
How popular debates about the so-called digital generation mediate anxieties about labor and life in twenty-first-century America
Safety Orange Safety Orange Anna Watkins Fisher 2022 Spring
How fluorescent orange symbolizes the uneven distribution of safety and risk in the neoliberal United States
Life in Plastic: Artistic Responses to Petromodernity Life in Plastic Artistic Responses to Petromodernity Caren Irr, Editor 2021 Fall
A vital contribution to environmental humanities that explores artistic responses to the plastic age
The World Is Gone: Philosophy in Light of the Pandemic The World Is Gone Philosophy in Light of the Pandemic Gregg Lambert 2022 Spring
Exploring the existential implications of the Covid-19 crisis through meditations
Scale Theory: A Nondisciplinary Inquiry Scale Theory A Nondisciplinary Inquiry Joshua DiCaglio 2021 Fall
A pioneering call for a new understanding of scale across the humanities
The Burden of Representation: Essays on Photographies and Histories The Burden of Representation Essays on Photographies and Histories John Tagg 2021 Fall
A powerhouse in photographic theory—updated and with a new essay
Anime's Identity: Performativity and Form beyond Japan Anime's Identity Performativity and Form beyond Japan 2021 Fall
A formal approach to anime rethinks globalization and transnationality under neoliberalism
Young-Girls in Echoland: #Theorizing Tiqqun Young-Girls in Echoland #Theorizing Tiqqun Heather Warren-Crow and Andrea Jonsson 2022 Spring
Who’s worse, the Young-Girl or the Man-Child?
How We Became Sensorimotor: Movement, Measurement, Sensation How We Became Sensorimotor Movement, Measurement, Sensation Mark Paterson 2021 Fall
An engrossing history of the century that transformed our knowledge of the body’s inner senses
Calamity Theory: Three Critiques of Existential Risk Calamity Theory Three Critiques of Existential Risk Joshua Schuster and Derek Woods 2021 Fall
What are the implications of how we talk about apocalypse?
Modelwork: The Material Culture of Making and Knowing Modelwork The Material Culture of Making and Knowing Martin Brückner, Sandy Isenstadt and Sarah Wasserman, Editors 2021 Fall
How making models allows us to recall what was and to discover what still might be
Therapy Tech: The Digital Transformation of Mental Healthcare Therapy Tech The Digital Transformation of Mental Healthcare Emma Bedor Hiland 2021 Fall
A pointed look at the state of tech-based mental healthcare and what we must do to change it
Profit over Privacy: How Surveillance Advertising Conquered the Internet Profit over Privacy How Surveillance Advertising Conquered the Internet Matthew Crain 2021 Fall
A deep dive into the political roots of advertising on the internet