A Million Pictures – the book

Posted by on November 18, 2020 at 1:14 pm

Earlier this year, the A Million Pictures book was published as the 6th volume in the KINtop – Studies in Early Cinema series. It brings together the contributions to the A Million Pictures conference in August 2017.

Catholics and the Magic Lantern

Posted by on May 19, 2020 at 6:10 pm

As part of our research for the B-magic project, Sabine Lenk and I have published two articles on the French and Belgian catholics’ use of the magic lantern. The first one, “Fighting the Enemy with the Lantern: how French and Belgian Catholic priests lectured against their common laic enemies before 1914” appeared in a special […]

Publications Update 2018

Posted by on January 7, 2019 at 4:45 pm

The book based on the Machines. Magie. Médias conference in Cerisy la Salle in August 2016 has been published recently, edited by Jean Marc Larrue, Giusy Pisano, and myself. Its more than thirty chapters present the complex interactions between the history of stage magic and media technologies. The book also contains a contribution written by […]

Images Across Borders

Posted by on February 6, 2017 at 7:08 am

Recently, two publications came out that are linked to the research project “The Nation and Its Other“, which I conducted from 2010 to 2014. One is Dafna Ruppin’s revised dissertation that was published by John Libbey as The Komedi Bioscoop: Early Cinema in Colonial Indonesia. This pioneering study retraces the history of moving pictures in […]

Mise en scène

Posted by on August 19, 2015 at 7:41 am

  I published a little book on the concept of mise en scène, which forms part of a trilogy, together with Jacques Aumont’s Montage and Timothy Barnard’s Découpage. The book was published by the Montreal-based publisher caboose in their Kino-Agora series. The book sketches the history of the term from its origins in theatre in the 19th century to contemporary […]