Student Voices

Introduction: SCMS-U & Student Voices

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.

The Ordinary vs. The Spectacular

In this essay, Maggie Farwig, a student at Indiana University, considers the ways in which screens manifest in the practices of everyday life in both ordinary and spectacular ways, creating both connections and disconnections and blurring relations between public and private.

The Screen City and the Absence of Choice

In this essay, Calvin Badger, a student at Indiana University, analyzes the extent to which individuals can express agency vis a vis public screens in Shanghai and Hong Kong, considering the ways in which those screens are bound up with relations of power in the city.