To introduce the membership of the American Studies Association to the oldest U.S. film journal in continual publication (next year marks its sixtieth anniversary), the editors of Film Quarterly have chosen a selection of recent articles to introduce the journal to you and demonstrate its relevance to your studies, thinking, and curricula. These are essays on film, episodic television, and museum installation work that are deeply concerned with questions of representation as well as its relevance to social justice, gender and sexuality studies, aesthetic strategies, industrial histories, cultural studies, and the place of popular culture in personal, national, and transnational memory. We are making these essays available to you without a subscription for a limited time.

If you enjoy this selection, please consider subscribing yourself and getting your institution to subscribe, either to the digital or paper (which includes digital) edition. ASA members are invited to save 20% off the individual subscription rate by using discount code FQASA at checkout.

Film Quarterly is published quarterly and is a peer-reviewed journal which also solicits essays, publishes targeted dossiers, covers film festivals, and reviews the most important books published in the field.

Please click on the articles below or access the virtual reader on Film Quarterly’s site.

A Sense of Place: Paz Encina’s Radical Poetics
Natalia Brizuela

Baldwin’s Rendezvous with the Twenty-First Century: I Am Not Your Negro
Warren Crichlow

Cosmologies of Black Cultural Production: A Conversation with African Surrealist Filmmaker Christopher Harris
Terri Francis

Subverting Hollywood from the Inside Out: Melvin Van Peebles’s Watermelon Man
Racquel Gates

Wave After Wave After Wave: The Multi-Channel Immersion of Isaac Julien’s Ten Thousand Waves
Joseph Livesy

Of Stars and Solitude: Two Mexican Documentaries
Paul Julian Smith

The Original Brexit: Rediscovering The Jewel in the Crown
Bilal Qureshi

Jewish, Queer-ish, Trans, and Completely Revolutionary: Jill Soloway’s Transparent and the New Television
Amy Villarejo

Sketchy Lesbians: Carol as History and Fantasy
Patricia White