Docalogue Books

We are proud to announce the launch of the Docalogue Book Series!

Each book in the series highlights a recent documentary film from five different scholarly perspectives. By focusing on a single documentary from multiple points of view, each book demonstrates the ways in which a single film can open onto diverse questions having to do with the status of the “real,” documentary ethics, and the politics of representation, among other issues.  


Screen Shot 2021-08-17 at 11.26.54 AM

CFP: Summer of Soul (Or… When the Revolution Could Not be Televised)

We are inviting proposals for 5,000-word essays about Summer of Soul (Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, 2021) for the next volume in the Docalogue book series. If you would be interested in writing about this film, please send us abstracts of approximately 500 words and a 200 word bio by May 1, 2022. If your abstract is accepted, drafts will be due in December 2022. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.


Featuring chapters by: Courtney R. Baker, Laura Rascaroli, Ellen C. Scott, Stephen Casmier, and Toni Pressley-Sanon

June 2020 (paperback, February 2022)

For a limited time, readers can access I Am Not Your Negro: A Docalogue for free, through the Routledge online ebook platform. The book is also available for purchase via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and a variety of other book sellers.

Featuring chapters by: Benjamin Schultz-Figueroa, Yiman Wang, Paul Reinsch, Melis Behlil, Chris Cagle, and an interview with Ceyda Torun

March 2021

This book is now available for purchase via Routledge, Amazon, Kobo, and a variety of other book sellers.

Featuring chapters by: Hannah Boast & Nicole Seymour, Jorie Lagerwey & Taylor Nygaard, Tanya Horeck, Kate Fortmueller, and Vanessa Bateman

November 2021

This book is now available for purchase via Routledge, Amazon, Kobo, and a variety of other book sellers.

Featuring chapters by: Andy Rice, Selmin Kara, Ilona Hongisto, Linnea Husséin, and Maja Manojlovic

March 2022

This book is now available for purchase via Routledge, Amazon, Kobo, and a variety of other book sellers.