The End, 2018 University of Southern California
The End, Gabriel Leiner
Vesuvius At Home, 2017 University of Colorado, Boulder
Vesuvius At Home, Christin Elizabeth Turner
Art Practices MFA Theses
Vesuvius At Home is a 14-minute experimental essay film that de-contextualizes Pompeii as a site of personal mythology and memory; beginning with a VHS tape of third-graders re-enacting The Fall of Pompeii in 1993.
Safeguarding For The Future: Managing Born-Digital Collections In Museums, 2017 Seton Hall University
Safeguarding For The Future: Managing Born-Digital Collections In Museums, Kimberly Kruse
Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)
Over the past few decades, advancements in technology have changed society entirely. Every bit of information about world news, popular culture, and art is just a tap of a touchscreen away. So many aspects of the contemporary world have become digitized so that it was only a matter of time before museums would have to face the issue of born-digital media in their collections. From videos to web-based art, museums have to tackle how to save this new form of cultural heritage. Museums have to do so now before it gets lost forever. The challenge of born-digital objects lies in ...
« Je Suis Fier D’Amener ‘Mon Soleil’ Dans La Bd Universelle. » Entretien Avec Barly Baruti, 2017 University of Western Ontario
« Je Suis Fier D’Amener ‘Mon Soleil’ Dans La Bd Universelle. » Entretien Avec Barly Baruti, Alain Agnessan
Interview de Barly Baruti par directeur de ce numéro, Alain Agnessan
Les Nouveaux Territoires De L’Istoriographie. Se Dessiner À Partir D’Une Faille., 2017 University of Western Ontario
Les Nouveaux Territoires De L’Istoriographie. Se Dessiner À Partir D’Une Faille., Alain Agnessan
La fiction –non plus uniquement le roman –istorique ou istoriographique, entend investir, par le truchement d'une subjectivité qui se sait complexe et hétérogène, les failles d'un présent qui demeure aussi, sinon beaucoup plus, fuligineux que le passé. Parce que l'istor, ce témoin et cet agent oculaire, ramène au voir, aux politiques du visible, je bifurquerai contrairement à Emmanuel Bouju, vers un ailleurs du domaine littéraire : la bande dessinée. L'exercice permettra de déceler les stratégies grâce auxquelles un istor graphique donne de voir son soi immobilisé et fragmenté dans les failles d'un présent chaotique et continument ...
On Affame Bien Les Rats D’Abdelaziz Mouride : « Les Années De Plomb » Au Maroc Dans Un Bédé - Reportage, 2017 Université Mohammed 1, Oudja, Maroc
On Affame Bien Les Rats D’Abdelaziz Mouride : « Les Années De Plomb » Au Maroc Dans Un Bédé - Reportage, Chourouq Nasri
Dans cet article, je propose de remettre en question les clichés sur la bande dessinée et d’explorer la façon dont ce livre permet la transmission d’une mémoire dont les dimensions sont à la fois personnelles et collectives. Même si les événements (résistance, torture, enlèvement, incarcération, assassinats, etc.) que le livre évoque sont derrière nous, cette bande dessinée est un témoin privilégié de l’histoire et de l’évolution de notre société. Mouride explore une nouvelle forme de récit historique et nous invite à conduire une réflexion sur notre propre histoire. Son ouvrage est à la fois historique, artistique ...
On Capturing The Ineffable: A Moment From Experimental Film "59.10", 2017 Southern Adventist University
On Capturing The Ineffable: A Moment From Experimental Film "59.10", Henry Leslie Foster Ii
The STEAM Journal
This artwork is a still from “59,” an experimental film installation I created with the following restrictions: I had to direct eleven 59-second films in eleven months with eleven collaborating artists, none of whom could be cis men.In the resulting project, we used film and those eleven short moments to capture our unique, fragile experiences. We explored everything from the way in which facets of personality drift in and out of the subconscious to the beautiful, mercurial nature of gender.
[For The System, Alternate Title: If It Sort Of Looks Like A Duck: Reflecting On Bad Photographs And Chains Of Custody], Jodi Kearns, Brian C. O'Connor
Proceedings from the Document Academy
Though the system will not permit it, our abstract is an out-of-focus photograph of ducks at 1900 pixels wide and black and white, which is approximately 20% the size of the original color photograph we use for our title. By most technical standards, it is a bad picture. Straightening the horizon, cropping the image to emphasize the two foremost ducks, brightening the image to highlight the feet, and adding a caption that indicates activity might yield a “better” picture for some viewers. This piece captures nearly 20 years of conversations about good and bad pictures, and continues the conversation from ...
Magical Realism And Film: A Look At Midnight’S Children, 2017 State University of New York College at Buffalo - Buffalo State College
Magical Realism And Film: A Look At Midnight’S Children, Jeff Floss
Magical Realism, arguably one of the most important literary forms to develop in the 20th century, is rarely discussed as a film genre, though there are notable film adaptations of magical realist novels. This thesis explores the film adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children to demonstrate how a magical realist novel may be adapted to a visual form, and still maintain the aesthetic sensibilities—and political implications—of the literary original. Drawing on film adaptation studies, close reading, and film analysis, the thesis argues that film can be an effective magical realist genre, even if the conventions of ...
Pink Is The New Bull: The Feminization Of Pit Bulls In Visual And Literary Discourses As A Rescue Tactic, 2017 Kennesaw State University
Pink Is The New Bull: The Feminization Of Pit Bulls In Visual And Literary Discourses As A Rescue Tactic, Stephanie Hogue
Master of Arts in American Studies Capstones
Since the 1980s, pit bulls have been portrayed in a raced, classed, and gendered national discourse that has associated them with minority males of color in low-income urban areas. This discourse has led to a villianization of the breed that has resulted in restrictions on pit bulls and their owners. This project seeks to explore the raced, classed, and gendered representations of pit bulls in cultural productions and the nuanced ways in which the intersectional identities ascribed to pit bulls have impacted their status as acceptable pets in the United States.
I aim to demonstrate that through visual and literary ...
Literary And Cinematic Representations Of Neoliberal Forms Of Contemporary Violence In Latin America With Special Interest In Mexico And Colombia, 2017 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Literary And Cinematic Representations Of Neoliberal Forms Of Contemporary Violence In Latin America With Special Interest In Mexico And Colombia, Ivan De Jesus Iglesias
Theses and Dissertations
In the last decades, with an increased rhythm and greater intensity, the so-called neoliberal violence has come to play a relevant role within the history of world societies. The Latin American institutional, political, social, and economic changes of the 1970’s and 1980’s, especially those produced under dictatorships, contributed to create the conditions for the implementation of the processes of economic liberalization and global market as part of the concept of institutional modernization and cultural globalization that gave rise to the neoliberal mentality. In this context, neoliberalism becomes hegemonic as a mode of discourse and is incorporated into the ...
The Suppression Of Satirizing Belgian Community Difficulties In Flemish Cinema And The Film Adaptation Of Will-O'-The Wisp, Gertjan Willems
CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture
In his article "The Suppression of Satirizing Belgian Community Difficulties in Flemish Cinema and the Film Adaptation of Will-O'-the Wisp" Gertjan Willems analyzes two film projects of Frans Buyens. In 1970, Buyens received a positive funding recommendation for Top-Hit Girl, a satire about community difficulties in Belgium. However, Minister of Culture Frans van Mechelen refused to support the project because it conflicted with his pro-Flemish views. The minister successfully swept this controversial decision under the rug by offering Buyens the option to trade his socially critical project for a film adaptation of Willem Elsschot's novel Will-O'-the Wisp ...
Tragic Mulatta 2.0: A Postcolonial Approximation And Critique Of The Representations Of Bi-Ethnic Women In U.S. Film And Tv, 2017 California State University - San Bernardino
Tragic Mulatta 2.0: A Postcolonial Approximation And Critique Of The Representations Of Bi-Ethnic Women In U.S. Film And Tv, Hadia Nouria Bendelhoum
Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations
This study analyzes the representations of five bi-ethnic women characters in U.S. mass media both before and after U.S. “post-racial” era, to find and expose evidence of the continuity and perpetuation of racist stereotypes against biracial/bi-ethnic women. I utilize a thematic textual analysis, supported by the theories, ideas, and critical views of postcolonial theorists Frantz Fanon, Gayatri Spivak, and Edward Said, and composed of three prominent themes which expose the nature of the representations of lead bi-ethnic characters in current mass media entertainment (TV programs and films). The themes further explored through this project are: bi-ethnicity (one ...
Digital Art History “Beyond The Digitized Slide Library”: An Interview With Johanna Drucker And Miriam Posner, 2017 University of Kentucky
Digital Art History “Beyond The Digitized Slide Library”: An Interview With Johanna Drucker And Miriam Posner, Miriam Kienle
Johanna Drucker and Miriam Posner were two of the organizers of the Getty/UCLA Summer Institute in Digital Art History “Beyond the Digitized Slide Library” that took place in the summers of 2014 and 2015. With their extensive expertise in the field, they developed a program that challenged participant to think about the broad theoretical implications of their respective projects and to gain practical tools in digital art history. In this interview, they will describe some of their thinking behind the institute and the state of the field of digital art history, including a discussion of the impact of network ...
Regarding Aid: The Photographic Situation Of Humanitarianism, 2017 The University of Western Ontario
Regarding Aid: The Photographic Situation Of Humanitarianism, Sonya De Laat
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
Since the invention of photography, the medium has played an increasingly central role in shaping spectators’ imagination of distant suffering and calamitous experiences. The discourse of humanitarianism has evolved alongside photography and has relied on the medium to give it shape. Indeed, humanitarianism is and always has been a photographic situation, which is to say, photography has played and continues to play a significant role in constituting the very terms of humanitarianism, including how it is referenced, conceived, understood, and practiced. This dissertation is concerned with the historical role of photography in shaping the humanitarian imagination, as well as the ...
All In - And More! Gambling In The James Bond Films, 2017 University of Tampere
All In - And More! Gambling In The James Bond Films, Pauliina Raento
UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal
Scholarly analysis of gambling in the James Bond films is rare, despite the multitude of topics in Bondology and the fictional agent’s global fame. The odd commentary in gambling scholarship criticizes the franchise from the perspective of harm prevention. This article counters both groups of scholars with a qualitative interpretation of Bond’s gambling habits and the role of gambling and risk taking in the film series. A basic toolkit of visual methodologies is applied to the 24 EON-produced Bond films released in 1962–2015. The examination shows the critical importance of gambling to character identity, power hierarchies and ...
The Culturator: Film Noir Meets Bike Culture, 2017 Marshall University
The Culturator: Film Noir Meets Bike Culture, Daniel Dean
Part of this weekend’s nuit blanche Northern Spark festival, project Mobile Experiential Cinema invites goers to embark on a rambling, bicycle-mounted, multi-location cinematic experience that blends bike culture with locally-bred film. Created by artists Daniel Dean and Ben Moren, the project launched alongside the inaugural Northern Spark fest last year as an interactive projected film-focused group ride featuring live performance elements and urban exploration embodying all plot twists and theatrical curve balls we’ve come to expect from the mystery genre. We caught up with Mobile Experiential Cinema collaborators Dean and Moren to chat about the project’s creation ...
From Locus Amoenus To Locus Horribilis: Provincial And Urban Spaces Of Cultural (Re)Assertion And Hegemony In Yates And Sigel’S When The Mountains Tremble And Bustamante’S Ixcanul, 2017 University at Albany, State University of New York
From Locus Amoenus To Locus Horribilis: Provincial And Urban Spaces Of Cultural (Re)Assertion And Hegemony In Yates And Sigel’S When The Mountains Tremble And Bustamante’S Ixcanul, Katrina Abad
Views from Below: The Underdog in Contemporary Latin American and Spanish Film
The trope of locus amoenus, or the idyllic representation of heaven on earth, and its counterpart locus horribilis, or the mundane incarnation of hell, was first critically defined by Ernst Robert Curtius in 1953 and identified in religiously influenced literature as early as Latin and medieval European works. Since then, the locus theory has appeared in numerous secular texts and films, such as Marcelo Ferrari’s Sub Terra (2004), as a means of distinguishing the once-pristine ‘purity’ of provincial spaces from the physically and metaphorically cramped mines and buildings produced by an urbanized modernity. This essay seeks to translate the ...
Cinematographic Resources As Meaningful Affordances In A Foreign Language Class, 2017 University at Albany, State University of New York
Cinematographic Resources As Meaningful Affordances In A Foreign Language Class, Denise Osborne
Views from Below: The Underdog in Contemporary Latin American and Spanish Film
Cinematographic resources as meaningful affordances in a foreign language class.” In this presentation, Osborne will discuss a proposal for use of films as works of art in foreign languages classes. She will show how cinematographic features (e.g., sound, color, lighting, camera angles, mise-en-scène) and their implication for film narrative − rarely emphasized in foreign language classrooms − can be a powerful tool to engage students in a dialogical and ecological construction of knowledge. Consideration of cinematographic features in scenes from the Brazilian Portuguese films Abril Despedaçado (Cohn & Salles, 2001) and Raízes e Asas (Cabral & Pimenta, 2011), and how these features can ...
Scapegoating In The Films By Alejando Fernández Almendras, 2017 University at Albany, State University of New York
Scapegoating In The Films By Alejando Fernández Almendras, Ilka Kressner
Views from Below: The Underdog in Contemporary Latin American and Spanish Film
Chilean filmmaker Fernández Almendras has examined the processes of victimization of the “poor man” in several of his feature films, most prominently Matar a un hombre [To Kill a Man] (2014, Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Price at Sundance Festival) and Aquí no ha pasado nada [Much Ado About Nothing] (2016). Both works exemplify processes of victimization through verbal performative acts: words in the form of humiliations, menaces and blackmail become the fatal weapons of scapegoating.