Film scholar Thomas Elsaesser passed away in Beijing on December 4, 2019. His death not only coincides with the end of a decade, but…Read More
Postscriptum by Igor Krstic I can add only little to what Floris already outlined above in regard to Thomas Elsaesser’s scholarly concepts and wide-ranging…Read More
Our coverage of “Film, Media, and Toronto’s Built Environment” continues with a presentation from filmmaker and architect Joseph Clement.Read More
In the second part of our Visualizing Spatial Injustice Q&A, the symposium organizers spoke to the London-based artist and filmmaker Miranda Pennell about her work…Read More
The organizers of Kent’s recent Visualising Spatial Injustice conference reflect on it and interview one of their keynote speakers, Alberto Toscano.Read More
Our coverage of “Film, Media, and Toronto’s Built Environment” continues with a presentation from Jane Corkin, founder of the Corkin Gallery.Read More
Anushka Robinson explores Aki Kaurismäki’s take on migration, Fortress Europe, northern France, and community ties through theories of childhood and affiliation.
David Chan brings several theories of the archive to bear on the recent documentary Shirkers, asking how the film’s openness as a text and mission of collecting a lost film relate to the specificities of place and embodied difference that gave rise to the project.
Cedric Bobro traces the linguistics roots of surveillance and the fantasy of the omnipotent view through ghosts and AI to the modern surveillance apparatus.
Mathilde Fauteux explores the political spaces of Janelle Monáe’s work, concentrating on both the diegetic spaces that make up her recent projects and the transmedia spaces those projects occupy and create.
In her introduction to this installment of Student Voices, Amy Corbin contextualizes the essays in the work of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies’s undergraduate conference, which she co-organized. She also provides a platform for Jeffery Lin, an invited contributor, to discuss the ongoing protests on Hong Kong and his reasons for withdrawing his essay.
[Ed. note: this post is part of a Student Voices section on Hong Kong, Shanghai, cities, screens, and spectacle. For more background on the…
Sharon Albert & Amy Corbin end this issue with a discussion of the integrative assignments they designed around immigration and migration for their linked courses.
In the final post of the Roundtable, Helena Holgersson and Erik Florin Persson address the role of Richard Florida’s ideas in Gothenburg’s self-presentation and self-conception.
Alex Kupfer reflects on Disney’s history of expropriation in connection to economic inequality and labor disputes as the Roundtable wraps up.