(Re)imagining African Independence published

The fortieth anniversary of the independence of the African countries colonized by Portugal presents a valuable opportunity to reassess how colonialism has been «imagined» through the medium of the moving image. The essays collected in this volume investigate Portuguese colonialism and its filmic and audio-visual imaginaries both during and after the Estado Novo regime, examining … Continue reading

Photos from the book launch: Between Categories: The Films of Margaret Tait and (Re)imagining African Independence

Between Categories: The Films of Margaret Tait: Portrait, Poetry, Sound and Place by Sarah Neely and Re(imagining) African Independence: Film, Visual Arts and the Fall of the Portuguese Empire, edited by Maria do Carmo Piçarra and Teresa Castro, were launched on Thursday 29 June at the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS) conference in Paris. … Continue reading

Book launches at the NECS-European Network for Cinema and Media Studies conference

  We are delighted to announce that two of our recent publications will be launched at the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS) conference in Paris. The books to be launched are Between Categories: The Films of Margaret Tait: Portrait, Poetry, Sound and Place by Sarah Neely and (Re)imagining African Independence: Film, Visual Arts … Continue reading

Photos from the Book Launch: The Colours of the Past in Victorian England

The Colours of the Past in Victorian England by Charlotte Ribeyrol was launched on Thursday 20 October in the stunning Sutro Room at Trinity College, Oxford. Nick Gaskill (Rutgers University) provided a fascinating introduction to the discussion of colour, to which volume editor Charlotte Ribeyrol, authors Stephano Evangelista and Lene Ostermark-Johansen, and Cultural Interactions series … Continue reading

Spectacle published

How does the visual nature of spectacle inform the citizenry, destabilize the political, challenge aesthetic convention and celebrate cultural creativity? What are the limits – aesthetic, political, social, cultural, economic – of spectacle? How do we explain the inherently exclusionary, revolutionary, dehumanizing and utopian elements of spectacle? In this book, authors from the fields of … Continue reading

The Poetics of Sight by John Harvey featured in Times Higher Education

The Poetics of Sight by John Harvey is featured in the ‘What are you reading?’ section of the Times Higher Education dated 16 July 2015. Read what Richard Howells of King’s College London had to say here. «Ut pictura poesis», Horace said, but through the two millennia in which «the sister arts» have been compared, … Continue reading

Book launch: Old Borders, New Technologies: Reframing Film and Visual Culture in Contemporary Northern Ireland

On Friday 23 January, the launch of Dr Paula Blair’s book Old Borders, New Technologies: Reframing Film and Visual Culture in Contemporary Northern Ireland took place at the Culture Lab, Newcastle University. The launch followed a half-day symposium organized by the Research Centre for Film and Digital Media and the School of English Literature, Language … Continue reading

Book launch: Old Borders, New Technologies

Old Borders, New Technologies: Reframing Film and Visual Culture in Contemporary Northern Ireland by Paula Blair will be launched on Friday 23 January 2015 at the Culture Lab, Newcastle University. The launch will follow a half-day symposium organized by the Research Centre for Film and Digital Media and the School of English Literature, Language and … Continue reading

Book launch: Visualizing Dublin

Visualizing Dublin: Visual Culture, Modernity and the Representation of Urban Space, edited by Justin Carville, will be launched from 6.30-8.30pm on Thursday 27 February at the Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. The event is organized by the Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire, and the guest speaker will … Continue reading

Visualizing Dublin

Dublin has held an important place throughout Ireland’s cultural history. The shifting configurations of the city’s streetscapes have been marked by the ideological frameworks of imperialism, its architecture embedded within the cultural politics of the nation, and its monuments and sculptures mobilized to envision the economic ambitions of the state. This book examines the relationship … Continue reading

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