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 […]

Notes on the Concept of Cultural Series

Posted by on March 16, 2015 at 7:12 pm

In 2013 the Media & Performance Seminar here at Utrecht University was dedicated to the concept of “series”. In one of the sessions I presented a paper on the concept of “Cultural Series”, proposed by Gaudreault at the 1996 conference on Méliès held at Cerisy la Salle. I reworked that presentation into a working document […]

Educational Cinema Conference in Stockholm

Posted by on May 4, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Sabine Lenk and I will give a lecture on the institutionalisation of educational cinema in Germany in the 1910s at this conference in Stockholm. We will be looking at the Kinoreformbewegung‘s efforts to establish a network of non-commercial film theatres for educational screenings.