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Yesterdays

Murray Pomerance

Murray Pomerance is an independent scholar living in Toronto, Canada. He is the editor of the Techniques of the Moving Image series and the Horizons of Cinema series, and co-editor, with Lester D. Friedman and Adrienne L. McLean respectively, of the Screen Decades and Star Decades series. Pomerance has written, edited and co-edited several books, including Virtuoso: Film Performance and the Actor’s Magic (2019), A Dream of Hitchcock (2019), Cinema, If You Please (2018), Moment of Action (2016), Alfred Hitchcock's America (2013), The Horse who Drank the Sky: Film Experience beyond Narrative and Theory (2008), and two BFI Classics on Marnie (2014) and The Man Who Knew Too Much (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Film Cheat : Screen Artifice and Viewing Pleasure

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...I had lunch recently with a man I’ve known a very long time, an old friend, who confessed something I had never realized, that he suffered from facial recognition aphasia, the manifest inability to recognize faces. Not discriminate...

The Landscape in the Memory: Animated Travel Diaries

Animated Landscapes : History, Form and Function

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...This chapter is based on research presented at the 2nd International Conference in Illustration and Animation CONFIA, held in Porto, Portugal, November 29, 2013, under the title ‘Animated Travel Diaries. Memory, Transit and Experience’.This...

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...

Becoming YouTube’s Grandad: Media, Age, and Generation in a Virtual Community

Susan Aasman

Susan Aasman is Associate Professor of History at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. As a media historian and active researcher, she has written extensively about the history of amateur media and the history of documentary filmmaking. Since 2012, she has served as the chief editor for the Dutch Journal for Media History. 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 explores the iconic video collection of the YouTube vlogger Peter Oakley, better known as “Geriatric1927.” During a period of eight years, Oakley, born in 1927, posted more than 400 vlogs. Over the years he would receive...

Anachronism, Survival and Filmic Fireflies

Alison Smith

Alison Smith is Lecturer of Film Studies in the School of Histories, Languages and Cultures at the University of Liverpool, UK. She has a special interest in French cinema and the film-related thought of Georges Didi-Huberman. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Georges Didi-Huberman and Film : The Politics of the Image

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...The term ‘Survivance’, central to the title of one of Didi-Huberman’s most influential works, is also a vital concept in understanding his particular vision of the image in politics and history, and it underlies much of L’Oeil de...
Image
...Cristina’s Room ‒ Day Male and female clothing is strewn around an upper-middle-class room, decorated in good taste. A leather jacket hangs draped over a chair and a lead-blue dress lies on the floor. Cristina...

Arrière-Garde

Jonathan Rozenkrantz

Jonathan Rozenkrantz is a lecturer in the Department of Media Studies, Stockholm University, Sweden, while also working as a writer for the Swedish Film Institute. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Videographic Cinema : An Archaeology of Electronic Images and Imaginaries

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2020

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...Home video barely had to time established itself as a mass medium before its imminent death was announced. Predictions regarding the death of video can already be found in Pam Horovitz, ‘Commentary: Evolution, Growth Will Mark Vid...

The Social Construction of Generations in a Media Society: The Case of Postwar West Germany

Materializing Memories : Dispositifs, Generations, Amateurs

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...This article asks how “generations” are created through media discourses and public debates and what modern generational history can learn from theoretical and methodological approaches of media studies.Recent scholarship on generational...

Film-of-Life

Cinema and Agamben : Ethics, Biopolitics and the Moving Image

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...From Plato’s anxieties concerning the simulacra’s disruption of the distinction between original and copy, to Lacan’s implicit critique of the imaginary as the site of doubling and deadly violence, Western metaphysics attests...
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...Yellow screen. Sound of a garden gate bell. Open countryside, a line of trees, seen from a railway carriage. The train is still. No sound. Quick fade out. Momentary yellow screen. The sea, seen from a high window, a towel hanging on a towel...