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Chapter 12

"Writing about music video: Tracing the ephemeral"

Carol Vernallis


Arnold, Gina, Daniel Cookney, Kristy Fairclough, and Michael Goddard, eds.   Music/Video: Histories, Aesthetics, Media. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017.

Austerlitz, Saul. Money for Nothing: A History of the Music Video from the Beatles to the White Stripes. New York: Continuum, 2008.

Burns, Lori A., and Hawkins, Stan. The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music Video Analysis. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, forthcoming September 2019.

Korsgaard, Mathias Bonde. Music Video after MTV: Audiovisual Studies, New Media, and Popular Music. Routledge Research in Music. London; New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.  

Marks, Craig, and Rob Tannenbaum. I Want My Mtv: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution. New York: Plume, 2014.  

Railton, Diane, and Paul Watson. Music Video and the Politics of Representation. Music and the Moving Image. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2011.  

Shaviro, Steven. Digital Music Videos. Quick Takes: Movies and Popular Culture. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2017. 

Carol Vernallis, Jason King, Maeve Sterbenz, Gabriel Ellis, Gabrielle Lochard, Daniel Oore, Eric Lyon, Kyra Gaunt, Dale Chapman, “Introduction: APES**T,” Journal of Popular Music Studies, Vol. 30 No. 4, December 2018; (pp. 11-70) DOI: 10.1525/jpms.2018.300403

Vernallis, Carol. “Beyoncé’s Overwhelming Opus; or, the Past and Future of Music Video.” Film Criticism 41, no. 1 (February 2017). 


Vernallis, Carol. Experiencing Music Video: Aesthetics and Cultural Context. New York: Columbia University Press, 2004

Vernallis, Carol. Unruly Media: YouTube, Music Video, and the New Digital Cinema. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. 

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