Discussions on H-Film
Over the past months, Turkish academics and scholars have experienced considerable intimidation and harassment by Turkish authorities. University teachers and researchers have been forced out of their jobs, students have lost their supervisors or are no longer allowed to continue studying. In many cases, the only reason for the maltreatment was that they had signed a peace petition that called on the Turkish government to stop the use of violence against civilians in Southeast Turkey and to reopen peace talks.
Casey Ryan Kelly. Abstinence Cinema: Virginity and the Rhetoric of Sexual Purity in Contemporary Film. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2016. Illustrations. 210 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8135-7510-0; $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8135-7511-7.
We are pleased to announce that the latest issue of Journal of Educational Media, Memory, and Society has been published by Berghahn Journals. This special issue of the Journal of Educational Media, Memory and Society reviews the history of media innovation in schools.
Mohamed Camara's "Dakan" was one of the first African films to deal with the topic (1997). It's an excellent film with a great deal of sensitivity in its treatment of two young men who fall in love in a society that finds this unacceptable.
For those of you interested in Claire Denis' work, I've just put up on A
Sharper Focus interpretations of three of her films: *Beau Travail* (1999, *35
The above is the current topic being blogged about on the Hitchcock Scholars/'MacGuffin' site, but all of the posts there since February 6th have come from my present research on matters related to 'growing up' (or not) in Hitchcock's features and TV shows (where, even when Hitchcock didn't direct, there's arguably a 'brand' content, as noted by Jan Olsson and others). Michael Williams's stimulating 2003 book on Ivor Novello for the BFI has also been very useful in linking THE LODGER to SPELLBOUND.
I am not very active in this mailing list, but I hope I can hear from some of you after reading my message.
I am in the process of founding an Audiovisual and Multimedia program in an Italian high school.
I am co-teaching a first-year Discovery Core course, titled "Los Angeles: City of Dreams, City of Nightmares," which examines the myths of Hollywood and the LA elite versus the social reality of the city. For the module on World War II and it's aftermath, I am looking for a few readings that discuss Sunset Blvd.