Entries by Greg DeCuir

Intermediality Now, call for papers

Conference INTERMEDIALITY NOW: REMAPPING IN-BETWEENNESS International film and media studies conference organized by the Sapientia University in Cluj-Napoca (Romania) Conference date: 19-20 October, 2018 Deadline for proposals: June 30, 2018 Connected to our new exploratory research project Rethinking Intermediality in Contemporary Cinema: Changing Forms of In-Betweenness funded by the UEFISCDI, and following up on the topics of our previous […]

World in Flux, call for papers

CMCI PhD Conference ‘World in Flux: Exploring Cultural and Media Studies in a Changing World’ 15 June 2018 King’s College London Bush House (former headquarters of the BBC World Service) Keynote Speakers: Professor Anna Reading (King’s College London) and Professor Catherine Grant (Birkbeck, University of London) Our world is ever-fluctuating, nothing is static, and these […]

Radical Film Network organises 1968 festival

Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the year 1968, the Radical Film Network is organising a 1968 festival. RFN68 presents itself as a democratic and open source festival, and will run for 68 days from 1 May – 7 July 2018. Through an international programme of films, workshops, discussions, and social events, the festival will […]

Master class and public lecture by Richard Dyer

On 5 and 6 April, Richard Dyer, Professor Emeritus of Film Studies at King’s College London, will give a master class and a public lecture at the University of Amsterdam. Both events are organised by NECSUS editorial board member Jaap Kooijman. Based on two of Dyer’s recent books, the master class topic is Lethal Repetition: […]

Lecturer vacancies at King’s College London

As part of an expanding programme in existing and emergent research areas and student numbers across its MA and BA curricula in Digital Culture, King’s College London is recruiting three (Senior) Lecturers in the Department of Digital Humanities. King’s College London has a long tradition of research in the Digital Humanities, going back to the […]

University and College Union (UCU) strike to defend pension scheme

During the past weeks, members of the University and College Union (UCU), the trade union for higher education workers in the UK, have been organising strike actions over impending changes to their pension scheme. Employers’ current proposal to end the guaranteed USS pension would mean a loss of around £10,000 a year in retirement. UCU […]

NECSUS Autumn 2018_#Mapping — call for submissions

guest edited by Giorgio Avezzù (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore), Teresa Castro (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 / IRCAV), and Giuseppe Fidotta (Concordia University) Recent media scholarship has been undergoing a spatial turn. Borrowed from geography, key concepts such as mapping/cartography, space/place, environment, landscape, mobility, territory, and others have gradually become unavoidable in the domain of media and visual studies, […]

From Media Hype to Twitter Storm

This week Amsterdam University Press publishes the edited volume From Media Hype to Twitter Storm: News Explosions and Their Impact on Issues, Crises and Public Opinion. Edited by Peter Vasterman, media sociologist and Assistant Professor Emeritus of Media and Journalism at the University of Amsterdam, the book brings together 31 authors from 11 different countries. […]

NECSUS joins Open Humanities Press

We are happy to announce that NECSUS has joined the Open Humanities Press (OHP) collective. OHP is an international community of scholars, editors, and readers with a focus on critical and cultural theory. Operating as an independent volunteer initiative since 2006, OHP promotes open access scholarship in journals, books, and explores new forms of scholarly […]

Fritz Lang (1974/1990)

Director: Werner Dütsch First broadcast: 3 December 1990 Werner Dütsch, born in 1939, came to the WDR film department in 1970. Over more than three decades, he produced essayistic work by Helmut Färber, Harun Farocki, Hartmut Bitomsky, and the like. He also acted as a co-producer for films by Johan van der Keuken (Amsterdam, Global […]

TELEKRITIK: Über Song of Ceylon

Director: Harun Farocki First broadcast: 7 October 1975 Depending on how you count, Harun Farocki’s 30-minute analysis of Basil Wright’s The Song of Ceylon was either the third or the fourth program the director realised for the Telekritik series at WDR. In 1973, his The Trouble with Images (1973) had provoked heated debates within the […]

Towards an alternative history of the video essay: Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Cologne

by Volker Pantenburg This dossier on audiovisual essays focuses on a trajectory in the history of the video essay that tends to be ignored in current discussions of the format. According to a well-known genealogical account, the video essay was born from the encounter of platforms like YouTube, social media, cinephilia 2.0, inexpensive DIY editing […]