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

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

Now Available: Death and Desire in Car Crash Culture

Why are we so obsessed with cars? Shiny objects of desire, cars never cease to fascinate us. As symbols of freedom they return again and again in art and film, even if real freedom is sometimes only achieved in the final explosive crash – the climax of the sheer exhilaration of speed.  ‘Car crash culture’ … Continue reading

Forthcoming: Death and Desire in Car Crash Culture

Why are we so obsessed with cars? Shiny objects of desire, cars never cease to fascinate us. As symbols of freedom they return again and again in art and film, even if real freedom is sometimes only achieved in the final explosive crash – the climax of the sheer exhilaration of speed.  ‘Car crash culture’ … Continue reading

Roger Fry’s ‘Difficult and Uncertain Science’

This new study traces the development and evolution of the writings of Roger Fry (1866-1934), a highly influential art critic who introduced modern French painting to Britain in the early twentieth century. Through close analysis of his writings, the author examines the role that emerging psychological theories played in the formulation and expression of Fry’s … Continue reading

Representations of German Identity

Who is «German»? What defines «Germanness»? These questions about national identity have continued to confound both Germans and foreign observers in light of Germany’s complex history: its changing borders between 1871 and 1989 make even a geographic definition of the nation complex, let alone allowing for a clear definition of the national character. Questions about … Continue reading

New Series: German Visual Culture

Introducing German Visual Culture, a new series published by Peter Lang and edited by Deborah Ascher Barnstone and Thomas O. Haakenson. Deb and Tom are the organizers of the German Visual Culture Network, which is hosting five panels on Spectacle at the German Studies Association conference in Milwaukee on 4-7 October 2012.

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