In an article on Policy Forum, Dr Dennis Hanlon and Souraj Dutta explain how Hindi film producers and directors have bowed to a new kind of threat from a far-right Hindu nationalist party by endorsing bans on employing Pakistani talent and screening of films in which they are featured.
Huffington Post critic Thomas Gladysz has named The Promise of Cinema one of the “Best Film Books of 2016.” In Gladysz’s words: “It is a stunning anthology, and a stunning achievement, and as such qualifies it as the film book of the year.”
Robert Burgoyne gave a lecture entitled “Forms of Time and Chronotope in the Wall Street Film” at Cinepoetics, Center for Advanced Film Studies in Berlin. The talk, which took place on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, focused on the mediality of the Wall Street film, connecting and contrasting the utopian sense […]
Tom Rice has written an opinion piece for The Guardian, entitled “Linking Trump to the Ku Klux Klan risks boosting a rump organisation.” Based on his research on the KKK, Tom was approached to write on the possible rise of a new Klan in American politics.
On Wednesday, November 23, 2016 Robert Burgoyne participated in a workshop on Genre and Affect at Cinepoetics, with co-participants Warren Buckland and David Rodowick. Professor Burgoyne’s presentation was entitled “Genre Memory, Generational Memory, and Affect in the Contemporary War Film.
Robert Burgoyne was interviewed by the Spanish language economics newspaper, Expansion, about his presentation in Pamplona on the ‘Image of Global Finance in Film,’ an event that took place on October 21, 2016. The three day workshop, at The University of Navarre, was an interdisciplinary exchange, with scholars from the […]
Michael Cowan’s latest book The Promise of Cinema: German Film Theory 1907-1933 (co-edited with Nicholas Baer and Anton Kaes) was nominated for the prestigious Willy Haas Award at the Cinefest International Festival of German Film Heritage in Hamburg. Dr. Cowan previously won this award in 2014 for his monograph Walter Ruttmann and […]
On November 19, Jennifer O’Meara will give a public talk on the topic of ‘Screening Women’s Voices’ as part of the third annual Feminist Film Festival Dublin. For a second year, Dr O’Meara is one of the programmers of the festival.
On 16 November at 6pm, the DCA will screen Sembène! (Samba Gadjigo and Jason Silverman, 2016), a documentary about Ousmane Sembène, the ‘father of African cinema’. A true-life epic, Sembène! follows an ordinary man who transformed himself into a fearless spokesperson for the marginalised, becoming a hero to millions. Following […]
Leshu Torchin in the Huffington Post: What Can The Mass ‘Check-In’ At Standing Rock Tell Us About Online Advocacy?
On 31st October, more than one million people used Facebook to ‘Check-In’ to Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, where the Standing Rock Sioux and others have been blocking the construction of a crude oil pipeline that threatens tribal water supply and sacred spaces. Leshu Torchin discusses what we can […]