Discourse explores a variety of topics in contemporary cultural studies, theories of media and literature, and the politics of sexuality, including questions of language and psychoanalysis. The journal publishes valuable and innovative essays on a wide range of cultural phenomena, promoting theoretical approaches to literature, film, the visual arts, and related media.

Edited by Luka Arsenjuk, James Cahill, Carl Good, Timothy Holland, and Sara Saljoughi

JCMS: Journal of Cinema and Media Studiesthe official publication of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, publishes outstanding scholarship in all areas of media studies including film, television, radio, comics, video games, and digital media. 

Editor Caetlin Benson-Allott, Georgetown University

Associate Editor Jeff Menne, Oklahoma State University; Kristen Warner, University of Alabama

Special Features Editor Julia Himberg, Arizona State University

Book Review Editor Laura Isabel Serna, University of Southern California

Production Editor Scott Richmond, University of Toronto

The liquid blackness journal began in 2014 as an expression of the liquid blackness research group’s commitment to writing about rare art and archival material that the group was entrusted with by groundbreaking black visual artists. The journal grew into a forum for the exploration of audacious methodologies of the formal analysis of blackness in contemporary visual and sonic arts and popular culture at the intersection between the politics and ethics of aesthetics. While aggressively interdisciplinary, and therefore open to a wide array of contributions, the liquid blackness journal seeks to carve out a dedicated place for aesthetic theory and the most radical agenda of Black Studies to come together in productive ways. “Liquidity,” thus designates, among other things, a commitment to generative entanglements and to follow processes of intellectual production that are inspired by the experimental style of the jazz ensemble, which is what Fred Moten and Stefano Harney identified as a productive model for their idea of “black study.”

Editorial Board:

Alessandra Raengo, Georgia State University
Lauren Cramer, University of Toronto
Charles, “Chip” Linscott, Ohio University
Derek Conrad Murray, University of California, Santa Cruz
James Tobias, University of California, Riverside
Calvin Warren, Emory University

World Picture Journal


Brian Price (University of Toronto)

John David Rhodes (University of Cambridge)

Meghan Sutherland (University of Toronto)

Camera Obscura


Bishnupriya Ghosh, University of California, Santa Barbara
Lalitha Gopalan, University of Texas at Austin
Lynne Joyrich, Brown University
Homay King, Bryn Mawr College
Bliss Cua Lim, University of Toronto
Constance Penley, University of California, Santa Barbara
Tess Takahashi, York University
Patricia White, Swarthmore College
Sharon Willis, University of Rochester

Camera Obscura