Entries by Greg DeCuir

Radical Film Network meeting

The Radical Film Network is organising its first network meeting in Berlin, from 2-5 May 2019. The event focuses on artistic/creative and political/ethical positions within global radical film cultures. The RFNMB welcomes contributions from individuals and communities both inside and outside academia, from artists, activists, filmmakers, researchers, scientists, and others, looking for answer to the […]

The exact shape of the world? Media and mapping

by Giorgio Avezzù, Teresa Castro, and Giuseppe Fidotta ‘There’s something to knowing the exact shape of the world and one’s place in it – don’t you agree?’ – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (Gore Verbinski, 2006) Among the different critical turns that have been reshaping recent media scholarship, the emphasis on space and spatiality […]

Herstory Re-Imagined: Women’s Lives in Biographical Fiction and Film

From 16-17 December 2019, the Centre for Life-Writing Research of King’s College London organises a conference to address the current boom in biographical novels and biopics about women’s lives, thereby encompassing a broad conception of ‘woman’ that includes queer and trans life narratives. The conference examines the contemporary repackaging of historical women’s lives in narrative […]

MediArXiv: New digital archive for media research

The online platform Open Access in Media Studies has announced the launch of the new project MediArXiv. MediArXiv is the new open archive for media, film, and communication studies, and will be launched in early 2019 on the Open Science Framework platform. MediArXiv provides a non-profit platform for scholars to upload their working papers, pre-prints, […]

New online repository for NECSUS

We are happy to announce that, in addition to the digital overview of past journal issues on the website, NECSUS now has a new online repository that provides open access to PDF downloads of previous journal volumes. All of the volumes published by the journal since 2012 are currently made available here, and it will continue […]

Editorial NECSUS

For the Autumn 2018 issue of NECSUS we have again compiled dynamic visual material and scholarly texts, including contributions that expand current research themes and explore new forms. The special section in this issue covers the topic #Mapping, guest edited by Giorgio Avezzù, Teresa Castro, and Giuseppe Fidotta. The authors who have been selected to […]

Sergei Eisenstein: Drawings

Private collection. Courtesy Alexander Gray Associates, New York and Matthew Stephenson, London. In childhood, and from Mexico until the end of his life, drawing was almost a daily practice for Eisenstein, and it served many functions. Some were what we would think of as production design, especially for Ivan the Terrible. But drawing also provided recreation […]

Embodied cartographies of the unscene: A feminist approach to (geo)visualising film and television production

by Laura Sharp [T]he frame refers to what is around the frame – a spatially and temporally contiguous ‘unseen’ that may, in its turn, subsequently enter the frame and so become actualized as a seen/scene… The essential thing about film, then, is not the framed image, but that which comes between the frames: the cut.[1]  […]

The mapping of ‘500 Days of Summer’: A processual approach to cinematic cartography

by Chris Lukinbeal Introduction Film, media, and visual culture’s spatial turn has kindled interest in the relationship between cartography and cinema. This growing body of literature has emphasised the similarities between the mediums as well as how cartography and cinema may be productively combined. Castro describes this as cinema’s ‘mapping impulse’, while Bruno calls cinema […]

Making the map speak: Indigenous animated cartographies as contrapuntal spatial representations

by Lola Remy ‘That’s what we’re gonna use… their own medicine.’ – Michael Kanentakeron Mitchell, You Are on Indian Land (1969) Introduction: Maps as (colonial) power With the discovery of the so-called ‘New World’ and the exploration of its lands by European nations, mapping became the ideal tool for comprehending and mastering the unknown territories […]

Media mapping and oil extraction: A Louisiana story

by Janet Walker Introduction  Dead trees with leafless branches grey against the sky, flooded roads, houses raised up on stilts: such are the marks of coastal communities in peril in this time of environmental volatility and degradation. Chief Albert Naquin states in the 2015 documentary Can’t Stop the Water that ‘[t]he small Indian community of […]