An edited collection made up of articles previously published from a single journal is a tricky undertaking. On the one hand, the quality of the contributions is assured through prior peer review. On the other, the scope of selection is limited, leading to potential issues of currency and relevance in the field as a whole.

For their collection subtitled Shifting Theories of Gender, Sexuality, and Media, Roxanne Samer and William Whittington have selected seventeen articles from Spectatorship, a refereed journal established in 1982 and published by the University of Southern California. In their introduction they situate the journal in the field of film and media studies. Although I am not an expert in film studies, I would agree with the editors that Spectatorship has added to the critical conversation that began and is carried on in leading journals such as Screen, Jump Cut, and Camera Obscura....

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