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The Editors

As we complete our second year of publication, we notice how international our journal has become. We now receive submissions and publish writing from France, Italy, England, Scotland, Israel, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Australia, and the United States. We imagine that this list will continue to grow because of the ubiquitous nature of both film and the disciplines we bring to bear on the subject of the motion picture. This internationalism is made possible by new technologies in communication, and also by the continuing internationalism of the English language. Film has been the most international of art forms since its origins and it seems only fitting that film studies should be a joint collaboration of writers from around the globe.

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Transitions Within Queer North African Cinema

Nouri Bouzid, Abdellah Taïa, and the Transnational Tourist

Walter S. Temple

trappings of gay sexual tourism, and it is also a symbolic marker of his “Arab” heterosexual masculinity. But in a rather ironic twist, what makes Roufa’s voyage (and future marriage) possible in the first place is the aid of a former male German lover who

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Carl Plantinga

is a consistent threat to reemerge now and in the future. Fascism is historically associated with the political formations in Germany, Italy, and Japan before and during World War II, and to some extent in Spain until the fall of Francoism in 1975. As

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“Banal Apocalypse”

An Interview with Author Ta-wei Chi on the New Translation of The Membranes

Jane Chi Hyun Park and Ta-wei Chi

recognition of disabilities as everyday facts. I used to be preoccupied with the queer, and as I grow older I finally realize how the queer and the disabled have shared strikingly similar fates. In various histories, including those of Nazi Germany and of

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Jess Dorrance

-Black people might look like in what Sharpe calls “the weather that produces a pervasive climate of antiblackness” (2016: 106). As Toxic is a work by white and white-adjacent queer European artists (Lorenz is German, Boudry is of mixed Bulgarian and Swiss

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Anxious Breath

An Autoethnographic Exploration of Non-binary Queerness, Vulnerability, and Recognition in Step Out

Lara Bochmann and Erin Hampson

of oppression. 3 We position ourselves as white, Western European, situated in Germany, ablebodied, young, university-educated working students with different language capacities but both English-speaking as well as with varying neurodivergencies

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Close to You

Karen Carpenter and the Body-Martyr in Queer Memory

Julian Binder

, The Carpenters, to play at the White House that night ( Crescent Noon 2008 ). The occasion was a state dinner put on for West German Chancellor Willy Brandt, and the band had flown in to Washington, DC, for the night in the middle of a hectic touring

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The New Imitation Game

The Queer Sinitic Potentialities of Internet Romance Games

Carlos Rojas

In addition to his role in helping develop the theoretical basis for modern computers and helping break Germany's Enigma code during World War II, Alan Turing is best known for his proposal of what he called the “imitation game,” and which has

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Queer Sinofuturism

The Aberrant Movements and Posthumanist Mutations of Body, Identity, and Matter in Lu Yang's Uterus Man

Gabriel Remy-Handfield

at Stake: Experiments in Chinese Contemporary Art and Theatre , ed. Jörg Huber and Zhao Chuan , 245 – 256 . Bielefeld, Germany : Transcript Verlag . 10.14361/transcript.9783839423097.245 Zhexi Zhang , Gary . 2017 . “ Where Next