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.
Current Issue: Volume 35, Issue 2 (2013) Motion Pictures: Politics of Perception
This special issue examines the capacity of images—be they still or mobile—to move us as viewers. We wish to foreground the capacity of motion to induce affect and to spark emotional response. In this we tarry with recent scholarship on affect that insists upon sharply differentiating affect from emotion.
Be-hold: Touch, Temporality, and the Cinematic Thumbnail Image
Jennifer M. Barker