Volume 4, Issue 2 (2015)

This issue we’re pleased to present four thoroughly researched, well argued, and engaging pieces spanning across the Cinema Studies discipline—including a pair of works surveying the cinemas of Nigeria and Egypt respectively and another pair of essays closely analyzing films by two of America’s most vital and vibrant filmmakers, Harmony Korine and Martin Scorsese.

Evan Kresta’s examination of the Nigerian film industry brings to light its roots in Nigerian theater and its reliance on a thriving home video market. Wesley Buskirk’s study unpacks the role of femininity throughout the history of Egyptian cinema. Jeremy Knickerbocker examines Harmony Korine’s Mister Lonely from an ideological perspective, while Jillian McCafferty separates Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street from the controversy that greeted its release to better decipher its considerable formal acumen.

All four authors are first-time contributors to Cinesthesia and their work is a testament to the impressive submissions we’ve received and will continue to receive for future installments.

Thanks for reading and enjoy.



Co-Editors In Chief
Travis Wheeler
Jake T. Bart
A. Evan Kresta
Catherine Tremblay
Mitchell Anderson
Jessica Magnan
Faculty Advisor
Toni Perrine