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Some Thoughts on Theory–Practice Relationships in Animation Studies

The Animation Studies Reader

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Perhaps even more so than film and media studies more broadly, animation studies has always enjoyed a productive fluidity between theory and practice and much animation scholarship is written by people who are also animators. Ward...

The Challenge of Archiving Commercials

Films That Sell : Moving Pictures and Advertising

British Film Institute, 2016

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...Recognition of commercials in collection policies of audiovisual archives is a rather recent phenomenon. From being considered an encumbrance in the past, collections of commercials are now turning into assets. Heritage institutions...

How to Grasp Historical Media Dispositifs in Practice

Andreas Fickers

Andreas Fickers is Professor of Contemporary and Digital History at Luxembourg University, Luxembourg. His research ranges from transnational media history to the European history of technology and theory of digital history. He is the co-editor in chief of the open access online journal VIEW – European Journal of Television History and Culture and the author, most recently, of Communicating Europe: Technologies, Information, Events (Palgrave, 2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Materializing Memories : Dispositifs, Generations, Amateurs

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...This contribution’s point of departure is the search for alternative ways to draft historical statements on past media practices. The main concern centres on how historical objects of media technology can be used as sources...

What communication model is appropriate for genres?

Rick Altman

Rick Altman is a professor of Cinema and Comparative Literature in the Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature, University of Iowa, USA. His many books include ‘Film/Genre’ (BFI 1999) and ‘Silent Film Sound’ (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film/Genre

British Film Institute, 1999

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...Lasswell… argues that to understand the processes of mass communication we need to study each of the stages in his model:WhoSays whatIn which channelTo whomWith what effect?This … model… sees communication as the transmission of messages...

Introduction: Documentary’s Vocal Projections

Maria Pramaggiore

Maria Pramaggiore is Head of Media Studies at the National University of Ireland at Maynooth. She has published four books, two on Irish cinema, and one a co-authored textbook, Film: A Critical Introduction (2011; with Tom Wallis), now in its third edition. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vocal Projections : Voices in Documentary

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Vocal Projections: Voices in Documentary seeks to reconsider if not displace the primacy of the visual in documentary studies by focusing on the way documentaries engage with the sonic capacities and the semiotic implications of human...

Gesture, Time, Movement

Janet Harbord

Janet Harbord is Professor of Film Studies at Queen Mary, University of London, UK. She is the author of several books on film and philosophies of the moving image, including Chris Marker: La Jetée (2009), The Evolution of Film (2006) and Film Cultures (2002). She is the recipient of grants from the AHRC, EPSRC and the Leverhulme Trust. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema and Agamben : Ethics, Biopolitics and the Moving Image

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Across the corpus of Giorgio Agamben’s work lie scattered a number of speculative propositions on what may be said to define or characterize the species of the human. One of the most forceful of these speculations occurs in the introduction...

Introduction

Nichola Dobson

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Nichola Dobson is a teaching fellow in design and screen cultures at Edinburgh College of Art, UK. Founding editor of Animation Studies (2006 - 2011) and Animation Studies 2.0 (2012- present). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Annabelle Honess Roe

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Annabelle Honess Roe is a lecturer at the University of Surrey, UK, where she is the programme director for Film Studies. Her scholarship and teaching focuses on animation, documentary and popular culture more broadly. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Amy Ratelle

Amy Ratelle is the Research Coordinator for the Semaphore Research Cluster on Mobile and Pervasive Computing, at the University of Toronto, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Caroline Ruddell

Caroline Ruddell is Lecturer in Film and TV Studies at Brunel University, London, UK. She is Reviews Editor for the animation: an interdisciplinary journal and sits on various Editorial Boards. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Animation Studies Reader

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Animation studies has grown exponentially in the past three decades. In that time it has evolved from a nascent sub-area of film studies that charted the history of the cartoon form, and the studios and animators who produced it, via...

Post-Theory, Neo-Formalism and Cognitivism

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

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...Introduction: Post-theory During the 1970s, film studies was dominated by what has come to be known as ‘Grand Theory’. Grand Theories are socalled because they attempt to describe and explain broad aspects of the world, such as society...

Biopolitics of Gesture

Cinema and Agamben : Ethics, Biopolitics and the Moving Image

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The genealogy that Giorgio Agamben provides for cinema in his short but powerful text “Notes on Gesture” strikes in its singularity. Rather than thinking of cinema as an art of optical spectacles, he approaches the medium in terms...

Francesca Longardi: Changing the Way Italy Makes Movies

Julie MacLusky

Julie MacLusky is Assistant Professor of Screenwriting at Chapman University. Several of her short stories have been published in anthologies, and she has also writen and produced documentaries for BBC radio. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Is There Life After Film School? : In Depth Advice From Industry Insiders

Continuum, 2003

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...Francesca Longardi is from Italy and earned her bachelor’s degree in film studies from Rome University in 1996. The same year she won a Fulbright fellowship to study for a master’s in fine arts with the Peter Stark Motion Picture Producing...