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Filmography

Samantha Colling

Samantha Colling is Lecturer in Film and Media at Manchester School of Art and Research Degrees Development Tutor in the Arts and Humanities Graduate School, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Aesthetic Pleasures of Girl Teen Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...10 Things I Hate About You (1999), Gil Junger, USA, Buena Vista13 Going on 30 (2004), Gary Winick, USA, Sony Pictures16 Wishes (2010), Peter DeLuise, USA, Disney ChannelA Cinderella Story (2004), Mark Rosman, USA, Warner BrothersA Star...

Virtual Identities and Material Bodies

Melanie Chan

Melanie Chan is Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication Cultures at Leeds Beckett University, UK. She has written numerous articles and essays on virtual reality, mobile media, and digital culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Virtual Reality : Representations in Contemporary Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...This chapter critically analyses the relationships between online and offline identities and questions whether it is still relevant to make clear distinctions between them. When I first became interested in studying virtual environments...

Conclusion

Melanie Chan

Melanie Chan is Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication Cultures at Leeds Beckett University, UK. She has written numerous articles and essays on virtual reality, mobile media, and digital culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Virtual Reality : Representations in Contemporary Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...This book has indicated that attempts to explore immersive virtual realities have a complex historical trajectory. Indeed, throughout history and in different cultural contexts attempts have been made to explore the virtual and the real...

Technological Intimacy and Social Estrangement in Strange Days

Melanie Chan

Melanie Chan is Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication Cultures at Leeds Beckett University, UK. She has written numerous articles and essays on virtual reality, mobile media, and digital culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Virtual Reality : Representations in Contemporary Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Strange Days, a novella by James Cameron (1995), is set on the eve of the millennium in Los Angeles. The central feature of Strange Days is a fictional device called a SQUID (superconducting quantum interference device), which enables one...

The Magic Film

Max Sexton

Max Sexton is a lecturer at the University of Surrey, where he currently teaches film and television theory, and an independent scholar. After working in British television, he completed an MA History of Film and Visual Media and a PhD. He is currently interested in the links between aesthetics and technology, the de-stabilization of genre and inter-medial areas between film and television, including debates about the use of live performance and special effects. He co-authored Adapting Science Fiction to Television: Small Screen, Expanded Universe (2015) with Malcolm Cook. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Secular Magic and the Moving Image : Mediated Forms and Modes of Reception

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...You have to embrace illusion to get to the truth.Chief Inspector Uhl in The Illusionist.Chief Inspector Uhl in The Illusionist. Magic and film The birth of cinematic film coincides with the popularity of stage magic during the nineteenth...

Histories of Virtual Reality

Melanie Chan

Melanie Chan is Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication Cultures at Leeds Beckett University, UK. She has written numerous articles and essays on virtual reality, mobile media, and digital culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Virtual Reality : Representations in Contemporary Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...This chapter has two broad aims: firstly, it explores various historical strands surrounding the development of virtual reality, and secondly it critically analyses debates surrounding the virtual and the real. The purpose of this two-fold...

Technology, Embodiment and Being-in-the-World

Melanie Chan

Melanie Chan is Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication Cultures at Leeds Beckett University, UK. She has written numerous articles and essays on virtual reality, mobile media, and digital culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Virtual Reality : Representations in Contemporary Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...This chapter explores the relationships between technology and the phenomenological concept of being-in-the-world through a discussion of what initially appears to be two very different examples: Osmose, an installation art piece that can...

Virtuality and Simulacra in William Gibson’s Zero History

Melanie Chan

Melanie Chan is Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication Cultures at Leeds Beckett University, UK. She has written numerous articles and essays on virtual reality, mobile media, and digital culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Virtual Reality : Representations in Contemporary Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...In this chapter, I will contend that Zero History (2010) by William Gibson opens up a series of concerns about the relationships between signification, virtuality and reality in contemporary culture that require further investigation...

Introduction

Melanie Chan

Melanie Chan is Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication Cultures at Leeds Beckett University, UK. She has written numerous articles and essays on virtual reality, mobile media, and digital culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Virtual Reality : Representations in Contemporary Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...This book places the study of representations of virtual reality in contemporary media within a historical, social and cultural context. In doing so it indicates that virtual reality has a long and complex historical trajectory, from...

Exit

Rikke Schubart

Rikke Schubart is Associate Professor in Media Studies at the Institute for the Study of Culture, University of Southern Denmark in Odense, Denmark. Her research focuses on gender, genre, and emotions in cinema and media. Schubart’s publications include Bloomsbury’s recent Women of Ice and Fire: Gender, Game of Thrones and Multiple Media Engagements (2016, co-edited with Anne Gjelsvik), Eastwood’s Iwo Jima: A Critical Engagement with Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima (2013, co-edited with Anne Gjelsvik), and Super Bitches and Action Babes: The Female Hero in Popular Cinema, 1970–2006 (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mastering Fear : Women, Emotions, and Contemporary Horror

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...The aim with Mastering Fear has been to explore horror as edgework and show how it can be a play experience. Horror is not nice princess play. It can be upsetting, revolting, disgusting, and traumatizing, and this is the value of entering...