The Place of Artists' Cinema reviewed in Jump Cut

Read Kate Mondloch's interesting review of Maeve Connolly's seminal monograph, The Place of Artists' Cinema.

'It is not uncommon to find, in a book one has been invited to review, a reference to the commissioning journal: after all, the journal has some affinity to a text if they’ve chosen to review it. A reference to Jump Cut in Maeve Connolly’s The Place of Artists’ Cinema: Space, Site and Screen, however, does more than suggest affinities in readership. It also handily reveals the hybrid and category-defying nature of contemporary artists’ film and video, the subject of Connolly’s book, and a genre she calls “artists’ cinema.” It was Jump Cut, we learn on page 139, that published convicted felon John “Sonny” Wojtowicz’ letter protesting his treatment as a criminal and contesting the accuracy of Dog Day Afternoon (Sidney Lumet, 1975)—the Warner Brothers film based around his attempted robbery of the Chase Manhattan Bank in Brooklyn in 1972.'

Read the review in its entirety

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Call For Papers: Design Ecologies

Shaun Murray (University of Plymouth)
Neil Spiller (University College London)

Papers are invited for Design Ecologies, a new international and trans-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal that aims to foreground the inextricable connection between human communication and ecological accountability in architectural design. This burgeoning field has the potential to become a far-reaching discipline, forging a community that crosses over into and out of architecture, environment, interaction, urbanism, and performing arts and communication.


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New book on Northern Ireland's Media

We're delighted to announce the recent publication of The Propaganda of Peace:
The Role of Media and Culture in the Northern Ireland Peace Process

by Greg McLaughlin and Stephen Baker

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Call for Papers: Directory of World Cinema: India


Edited by Dr. Adam Bingham
The first volume on India will consider the multitude of regional cinemas across the Indian sub-continent. The volume will consist of both critical essays (1,500–2,000 words) and individual film reviews (800–1,000 words). It is to be structured as a series of critical essays on the main regions, genres, actors, filmmakers and salient industrial features of Indian cinema, covering in broad outline the standout tenets of this largest of film producing countries. Each main section will be prefaced in the main by genre and director essays, and further subdivided into constituent film reviews of the key works associated with that particular subject area.    
Enquiries and expressions of interest to be emailed to the editor at:


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Call for Papers: Directory of World Cinema: Latin America


Directory of World Cinema: Latin America
Edited by Isabel Maurer Queipo, University of Siegen, Germany
The Directory of World Cinema: Latin America volume consists of c12 genre categories containing c8 film reviews. Each genre is explored through an introductory essay which will also be written by contributors. The volume has space for critical discussions of key Latin America directors and there are also chapters devoted to exploring the important areas of Latin America.
If you are interested in contributing to this project please contact the editor to discuss your contribution. First drafts of essays and film reviews to be completed by end of December 2010.
Dr. Isabel Maurer Queipo
Akad. Oberrätin, Lecturer in Roman Literature, Culture and Media Studies
University of Siegen, GER



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