30 recent articles from the Journal of Religion & Film

Logo of Journal of Religion & FilmI just added the abstract of 30 recent  articles from  the Journal of Religion & Film to the site. From issues Volume 18, Issue 1 (2014), Volume 17, Issue 2 (2013), Volume 16, Issue 1 (2012) and Volume 15, Issue 2 (2011).

Closing the Loop: “The Promise and Threat of the Sacred” in Rian Johnson’s Looper by Brian W. Nail
Plato’s Watermelon: Art and Illusion in The Brothers Bloom by David L. Smith
Filming Reconciliation: Affect and Nostalgia in The Tree of Life by M. Gail Hamner
“Love, What Have You Done to Me?” Eros and agape in Alfred Hitchcock’s I Confess by Catherine M. O’Brien
The Holy Fool in Late Tarkovsky by Robert O. Efird
Preaching in the Darkness: The Night of the Hunter’s Subversion of Patriarchal Christianity and Classical Cinema by Carl Laamanen
Musical Rebirth in Fearless and The Truman Show by Erik Heine
The Virgin Mary on Screen: Mater Dei or Just a Mother in Guido Chiesa’s Io Sono con Te (I Am with You) by Timothy J. Johnson and Barbara Ottaviani-Jones
Transitional Violence in King of New York by Soren G. Palmer
Woman Becomes Goddess in Bollywood: Justice, Violence, and the Feminine in Popular Hindi Film by Kathleen M. Erndl
Fire, Water and The Goddess: The Films of Deepa Mehta and Satyajit Ray as Critiques of Hindu Patriarchy by David F. Burton
Love that Tames: Anti-Heroes, Power and Islamic Reform Reflected in Two Iranian Films by David Sander
With An Eye On A Set Of New Eyes: Beasts of the Southern Wild by Kette Thomas
Exploring Orthodox Jewish Masculinities with Eyes Wide Open by Stefanie Knauss
Go with Peace Jamil – Affirmation and Challenge of the Image of the Muslim Man by Sofia Sjo
Of Men, Roles and Rules: Nanni Moretti’s Habemus Papam by Davide Zordan
Inception and Ibn ‘Arabi by Oludamini Ogunnaike
Menstruation as Heroine’s Journey in Pan’s Labyrinth by Richard Lindsay
Scapegoats and Redemption on Shutter Island by Cari Myers
There’s No Place Like Home: From Oz to Antichrist by J. Sage Elwell
Irruptions of the Sacred in a “World of Shit”: Profanity, Sacred Words, and Cinematic Hierophanies in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket (1987) by Joseph E. Bisson
King of Masks: The Myth of Miao-shan and the Empowerment of Women by Kevin Dodd
Ironic Faith in Monty Python’s Life of Brian by Steven A. Benko
Angels in the Metroplex: Hegel, the Apocrypha, and Intertextuality in Der Himmel über Berlin (Wings of Desire) by Carrol Fry
Desiring Oedipus in Stephen Frears’s The Grifters by Melissa Tanti
Majid Majidi and Baran: Iranian Cinematic Poetics and the Spiritual Poverty of Rumi by Michael Pittman
Walt Kowalski A Christ-Figure? Christic Resonances in Gran Torino by Diane Corkery
Job of Suburbia? A Serious Man and Viewer Perceptions of the Biblical by David Tollerton
A Serious Man by Norman M. Cohen
Fourth Biennial VisionMaker Film Festival Report by John C. Lyden

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