SCMS 2024 Preview

SCMS 2024 Preview

Books to Check Out at this Year's Meeting

By Michelle Alamillo Date: March 14, 2024 Tags: Book Exhibit, New Books, New in Paper, SCMS, Film Studies, Latin American Cinema, Horizons of Cinema

SUNY Press will be exhibiting at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual meeting in Boston, MA, March 15-17, 2024, the leading scholarly organization in the United States dedicated to promoting a broad understanding of film, television, and related media through research and teaching grounded in the contemporary humanities tradition. Come visit us in the exhibit hall to browse our books and journals!

Attending the conference virtually or perhaps can’t make it? Check out our virtual book exhibit here for the same great books and conference discount.

Panels Happening at the Conference:

Thursday, March 14th 

11:00 am - "From Triangulation to the Transnational: Reconceptualizing Latin American cinema and media in the 1950s-60s"

Mónica García Blizzard, author of The White Indians of Mexican Cinema: Racial Masquerade throughout the Golden Age

Laura Podalsky, co-editor (with Dolores Tierney) of Ana M. López: Essays

Nicolas Poppe, author of Alton's Paradox: Foreign Film Workers and the Emergence of Industrial Cinema in Latin America

3:15 pm - Jennifer Carolina Gómez Menjívar, author of Black in Print: Plotting the Coordinates of Blackness in Central America, "Indigenous Cinema’s Temporalities: Embodying Inter-and Intragenerational Kinship"

5:15 pm - Fareed Ben-Youssef, author of No Jurisdiction: Legal, Political, and Aesthetic Disorder in Post-9/11 Genre Cinema, "Homage, Geneaology, and Masculinity: Inheritance, Influence, and Mainstream Men"

5:15 pm - Michael DeAngelis, author of Rx Hollywood: Cinema and Therapy in the 1960s, "(Im)possible Endings in Film"

Friday, March 15th

3:15 pm - Jonah Corne and Monika Vrečar, authors of Yiddish Cinema: The Drama of Troubled Communication, "Material Apertures for the Immaterial: Towards a New (Media) Ontology"

Saturday, March 16th 

9:00 am - Hannah Holtzman, author of Through a Nuclear Lens: France, Japan, and Cinema from Hiroshima to Fukushima, "A Language Not Their Own: Transnational Production in 'Foreign' Dialogue"

9:00 am - Matthew Solomon co-author of The Biggest Thing in Show Business: Living It Up with Martin & Lewis, "Creative Teaching with Technology"

Sunday, March 17th

12:15 pm - Seth Barry Watter author of The Human Figure on Film: Natural, Pictorial, Institutional, Fictional, "What is Media History?"

New Books to Look for at the Booth:


Listening to Others: Eduardo Coutinho's Documentary Cinema, edited by Natalia Brizuela & Krista Brune, is a collection of original essays and previously untranslated critical writings on the renowned Brazilian documentary filmmaker, Eduardo Coutinho.

Is Harpo Free?: And Other Questions of the Metaphysical Screen, by Matthew Cipa, examines how philosophical concepts like free will, personal identity, and goodness are given an artistic life in films and television programs.

Torturous Etiquettes: Film Performance and Social Form, by Daniel Varndell, explores the “torture” of mannered behavior and the prevalence of etiquette as a theme in classical and contemporary Hollywood and European cinema.

New in Paperback:

Following the Ticker: The Political Origins and Consequences of Stock Market Perceptionsby Ian G. Anson, traces the influence of the stock market on Americans' beliefs about politics.

Distancing Representations in Transgender Film: Identification, Affect, and the Audience, by Lucy J. Miller, argues that transgender representations in film make it more difficult for cisgender people to understand the experiences of transgender people and for transgender people to fully participate in public life.

A Silence from Hitchcock, by Murray Pomerance, explores the resonating power of silence in the director's work—its variation, its haunting temptation, and its technical power.

We hope to see you in Boston!