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Recent and Upcoming Publications on Black Film

African American Arts: Activism, Aesthetics, and Futurity
Sharrell D. Luckett, Bucknell University Press, 2019

African Diasporic Cinema: Aesthetics of Reconstruction
Daniela Ricci, Michigan State University Press, 2020

African Ecomedia: Network Forms, Planetary Politics
Cajetan Iheka, Duke University Press, 2021

African Film Studies: An Introduction
Boukary Sawadogo, Routledge, 2018

The Afterlives of Kathleen Collins: A Black Woman Filmmaker’s Search for New Life
L. H. Stallings, Indiana University Press, 2021

Algeria on Screen: Society, Politics, and Culture in the Films of Merzak Allouache
Nabil Boudraa, Cambria Press, 2020

The Algerian War in Film Fifty Years Later, 2004–2012 (After the Empire: The Francophone World and Postcolonial France)
Jennifer Ponce de Leon, Duke University Press, 2021

Another Aesthetics Is Possible: Arts of Rebellion in the Fourth World War
Brandale Mills, Routledge, 2018

Black Women Filmmakers and Black Love on Screen
Neil Parsons, University of Chicago Press, 2018

Arab Film and Video Manifestos: Forty-Five Years of the Moving Image Amid Revolution
Kay Dickinson, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018

Are You Entertained?: Black Popular Culture in the Twenty-First Century
Simone C. Drake and Dwan K. Henderson, Duke University Press, 2020

Arthur Jafa: MAGNUMB
Lærke Jørgensen and Mathias Seeberg (eds.), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2021

Ballad of an American: A Graphic Biography of Paul Robeson
Sharon Rudahl, Rutgers University Press, 2020

Becoming Human: Matter and Meaning in an Antiblack World
Zakiyyah Iman Jackson, NYU Press, 2020

Beyoncé in the World: Making Meaning with Queen Bey in Troubled Times
Christina Baade and Kristin McGee (eds.), Wesleyan University Press, 2021

Black Action Films (Encore Film Book Classics)
James Robert Parish and George H. Hill, Encore Film Books, 2019

The Black Civil War Soldier: A Visual History of Conflict and Citizenship
Deborah Willis, NYU Press, 2021

Black Film British Cinema II
Clive Nwonka and Anamik Saha (eds.), Goldsmiths and MIT Press, 2021

Black to Nature: Pastoral Return and African American Culture
Stefanie K. Dunning, University Press of Mississippi, 2021

Black to the Movies: and Other Pop Culture Musings
Michael Stradford, Smith Stradford Services, 2021

Black Utopias: Speculative Life and the Music of Other Worlds
Jayna Brown, Duke University Press, 2021

Blackspace: On the Poetics of an Afrofuture
Anaïs Duplan, Black Ocean, 2020

Blaxploitation Cinema: The Essential Reference Guide
Josiah Howard, FAB Press, 2021

Cinema and the Algerian War of Independence: Culture, Politics, and Society
Ahmed Bedjaoui, Palgrave Macmillan, 2021

The Cinema of Sara Gomez
Susan Lord and Maria Caridad Cumana (eds.), Indiana University Press, 2021

Colorization: One Hundred Years of Black Films in a White World
Wil Haygood, Knopf, 2021

Companion to African Cinema
Kenneth W. Harrow and Carmela Garritano (eds.), Wiley-Blackwell, 2018

Contemporary Black Women Filmmakers and the Art of Resistance
Christina N. Baker, Ohio State University Press, 2018

Contemporary Radical Film Culture
Steve Presence, Routledge, 2020

The Content of Our Caricature: African American Comic Art and Political Belonging
Rebecca Wanzo, NYU Press, 2020

Critical Race Theory and Bamboozled
Alessandra Raengo, Bloomsbury, 2016

Critical Race Theory and Jordan Peele’s Get Out
Kevin Wynter, Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

A Cuban Cinema Companion
Salvador Jimenez Murguía, Sean O’Reilly, and Amanda McMenamin (eds.), Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2020

The Dangerous Class: The Concept of the Lumpenproletariat
Clyde W. Barrow, University of Michigan Press, 2020

The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to The Hunger Games
Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, NYU Press, 2019

Deana Lawson: An Aperture Monograph
Deana Lawson, Aperture, 2018

Decolonising the Camera: Photography in Racial Time
Mark Sealy, Lawrence & Wishart, 2019

Distributed Blackness: African American Cybercultures
André Brock, Jr., NYU Press, 2020

Do the Right Thing, 2nd Edition (BFI Film Classics)
Ed Guerrero, Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Double Negative: The Black Image and Popular Culture
Racquel J. Gates, Duke University Press, 2018

The Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies (Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature)
Sangeeta Ray, Henry Schwarz, Jose Luis Villacanas Berlanga, Alberto Moreiras, and April Shemak (eds.), Wiley-Blackwell, 2016

Ethics and Aesthetics in Contemporary African Cinema
James S. Williams, Bloomsbury, 2019

Faith Akin’s Cinema and the New Sound of Europe
Berna Gueneli, Indiana University Press, 2019

Festac ’77: 2nd World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture
Ntone Edjabe, Wole Soyinka, Elvira Dyangani Ose, Buchhandlung Walther König, 2019

The Figure of the Migrant in Contemporary European Cinema
Temenuga Trifonova, Bloomsbury, 2020

Film and Colonialism in the Sixties: The Anti-Colonialist Turn in the US, Britain, and France
Jon Cowans, Routledge, 2018

Film Manifestos and Global Cinema Cultures: A Critical Anthology
Scott MacKenzie, University of California Press, 2021

The First World Festival of Negro Arts, Dakar 1966
David Murphy (ed.), Liverpool University Press, 2017

The Franco-Algerian War through a Twenty-First Century Lens: Film and History
Nicole Beth Wallenbrock, Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

From Street to Screen: Charles Burnett’s Killer of Sheep
Michael T. Martin and David C. Wall (eds.), Indiana University Press, 2020

Gendered Violence and Human Rights in Black World Literature and Film
Naomi Nkealah and Obioma Nnaemeka (eds.), Routledge, 2021

The Generic Closet: Black Gayness and the Black-Cast Sitcom
Alfred L. Martin Jr., Indiana University Press, 2021

Global Perspectives on Amateur Film Histories and Cultures
Masha Salazkina and Enrique Fibla (eds.), Indiana University Press, 2021

Hollywood and Africa: Recycling the Dark Continent Myth from 1908–2020 (African Humanities)
Okaka Opio Dokotum, Nisc Pty Ltd, 2020

Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Milestones Series)
Lisa Doris Alexander, Wayne State University Press, 2021

Hybrid Anxieties: Queering the French-Algerian War and Its Postcolonial Legacies (Expanding Frontiers: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality)
C. L. Quinan, University of Nebraska Press, 2020

Indirect Subjects: Nollywood’s Local Address
Matthew H. Brown, Duke University Press, 2021

InsUrgent Media from the Front: A Media Activism Reader
Chris Robé and Stephen Charbonneau (eds.), Indiana University Press, 2020

International Film Festivals: Contemporary Cultures and History Beyond Venice and Cannes
Tricia Jenkins, Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Jordan Peele’s Get Out: Political Horror
Dawn Keetely, Ohio State University Press, 2020

Josephine Baker’s Cinematic Prism
Terri Simone Francis, Indiana University Press, 2021

Just as I Am: A Memoir
Cicely Tyson and Michelle Burford, HarperCollins Publishers, 2021

Kara Walker: A Black Hole Is Everything a Star Longs to Be
Anita Haldemann (ed.), JRP|Editions, 2021

Kasi Lemmons: Interviews
Christina N. Baker (ed.), University Press of Mississippi, 2021

Kathleen Collins: The Black Essai Film
Geetha Ramanathan, Edinburgh University Press, 2020

Media Crossroads: Intersections of Space and Identity in Screen Cultures
Paula J. Massood, Angel Daniel Matos, and Pamela Robertson Wojcik (eds.), Duke University Press, 2021

Mixed Race Cinemas: Multiracial Dynamics in America and France
Zélie Asava, Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Moyra Davey: I Confess
Moyra Davey, Dancing Foxes Press, 2020

New Nonfiction Film: Art, Poetics, and Documentary Theory
Dara Waldron, Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

The New Woman Behind the Camera
Andrea Nelson (ed.), National Gallery of Art, 2020

Notes from a Black Woman’s Diary: Selected Works of Kathleen Collins
Nina Lorez Collins (ed.), HarperCollins, 2019

On Cinema
Glauber Rocha, Bloomsbury, 2019

Other Cinemas: Politics, Culture and Experimental Film in the 1970s
Sue Clayton and Laura Mulvey (eds.), Bloomsbury, 2017

Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution
Nadia Yaqub, University of Texas Press, 2018

Picturing Indians: Native Americans in Film, 1941–1960
Liza Black, University of Nebraska Press, 2020

Postcolonial Theory and Avatar
Gautam Basu Thakur, Bloomsbury, 2015

¡Printing the Revolution!:The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now
E. Carmen Ramos (ed.), Smithsonian American Art Museum and Princeton University Press, 2020.

Projecting Nation: South African Cinema After 1994
Cara Moyer-Duncan, Michigan State University Press, 2020

Queer Times, Black Futures
Kara Keeling, NYU Press, 2019

Reel Resistance: The Cinema of Jean-Marie Teno
Melissa Thackway and Jean-Marie Teno, James Currey, 2020

Refocus: The Films of Rachid Bouchareb
Michael Gott and Leslie Kealhofer-Kemp (eds.), Edinburgh University Press, 2020

Rogue Revolutionaries: The Fight for Legitimacy in the Greater Caribbean
Vanessa Mongey, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020

Science Fiction and Political Philosophy: From Bacon to Black Mirror
Timothy McCranor and Steven Michels (eds.), Lexington Books, 2020

Selected Writings on Race and Difference
Stuart Hall, Duke University Press, 2021

Sensuous Cinema: The Body in Contemporary Maghrebi Film
Kaya Davies Hayon, Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Sisters in the Life: A History of Out African American Lesbian Media-Making
Yvonne Welben & Alexandra Juhasz (eds.), Duke University Press, 2018

Slave Revolt on Screen: The Haitian Revolution in Film and Video Games
Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall, University Press of Mississippi, 2021

The Soul of a Nation Reader: Writings by and about Black American Artists, 1960–1980
Mark Godfrey and Allie Biswas (eds.), Gregory R. Miller & Co., 2021

Soundies and the Changing Image of Black Americans on Screen: One Dime at a Time
Susan Delson, Indiana University Press, 2021

Sporting Blackness: Race, Embodiment, and Critical Muscle Memory on Screen
Samantha N. Sheppard, University of California Press, 2020

Staging Black Fugitivity (Black Performance and Cultural Criticism)
Stacie Selmon McCormick, Ohio State University Press, 2019

Teaching Daughters of the Dust as a Womanist Film and the Black Arts Aesthetic of Filmmaker Julie Dash
Patricia Williams Lessane, Peter Lang, 2020

Third Cinema, World Cinema and Marxism
Ewa Mazierska and Lars Kristensen (eds.), Bloomsbury, 2020

Tropical Aesthetics of Black Modernism
Samantha A. Noël, Duke University Press, 2021

Tropical Dream Palaces: Cinema in Colonial West Africa
Odile Goerg, Oxford University Press, 2020

Troubling Images: Visual Culture and the Politics of Afrikaner Nationalism
Federico Freschi, Brenda Schmahmann, and Lize van Robbroeck (eds.), Wits University Press, 2020

University Babylon: Film and Race Politics on Campus
Curtis Marez, University of California Press, 2019

Visualizing Empire: Africa, Europe, and the Politics of Representation
Rebecca Peabody, Steven Nelson, and Dominic Thomas (eds.), Getty Research Institute, 2021

Where No Black Woman Has Gone Before: Subversive Portrayals in Speculative Film and TV
Diana Adesola Mafe, University of Texas Press, 2018

Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic World
Jessica Marie Johnson, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020

William Greaves: Filmmaking as Mission
Scott MacDonald and Jacqueline Najuma Stewart (eds.), Columbia University Press, 2021

Writings on Media: History of the Present
Stuart Hall, Charlotte Brunsdon (ed.), Duke University Press, 2021

Women in African Cinema: Beyond the Body Politic
Lizelle Bisschoff and Stefanie Van de Peer, Routledge, 2020

The World Computer: Derivative Conditions of Racial Capitalism
Jonathan Beller, Duke University Press, 2021