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Research Seminar: Dr Wendy Willems Beyond normative dewesternisation

5th November 2014, 4.15pm5.30pm

In this seminar, I examine five dominant conceptualisations of ‘the global South’ in the field of media and communication studies, and more specifically in the subfields of (1) international communication or global communication studies; and (2) development communication.

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Visual Communication Special Issue: Difference and Globalization Launch Event

10th November 2014, 2.00pm5.30pm

The Visual and Digital Cultures Research Group is delighted to announce the launch of the special issue: Difference and Globalization, co-edited by Giorgia Aiello and Luc Pauwels for the Sage journal Visual Communication. You are warmly invited to attend the Difference and Globalization launch event, and to join us in discussion of the special issue’s articles, its themes, and approaches.
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Louis Le Prince Screenings 4: La batalla de Chile - El golpe de estado [The Battle of Chile - The Coup d'État (Ep. 2)] by Patricio Guzmán

10th November 2014, 5.45pm8.00pm

You are invited to a screening of La batalla de Chile - El golpe de estado [The Battle of Chile - The Coup d'État (Ep. 2)] by Patricio Guzmán (1975). This is the fifth screening in the Louis Le Prince Screening Programme in conjunction with the International Film Industries MA module School of Media and Communication, to be held in the Philip Taylor Cinema, Clothworkers' Building North, 2.31.
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School of Media and Communication Feminist Reading Group Research Seminar Anita Biressi: Looking up Ayn Rand’s skirt: reflections on authority, gender and feminism

12th November 2014, 4.15pm5.30pm

This paper explores the public persona and critical reception of Ayn Rand (1905-1982), a prominent figure in American cultural life, who achieved notoriety as a blockbuster novelist, neoliberal ideologue, philosopher and lifestyle guru. Rand was a peerless self-promoter and controversialist and a charismatic leader who brooked no dissent. She was also a woman whose iconic appearance , sexuality and values were very much interpreted through the lens of her gender and via her anomalous position as a female public intellectual. Her views on gender, relationships between the sexes and feminism were canvassed and her controversial depictions of feisty, ambitious heroines both championed and detested . This paper begins the work of understanding and tackling the ‘problem’ and appeal of Ayn Rand for feminists past and present.
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Louis Le Prince Screenings 5: 霸王別姬 – (Farewell my Concubine) by Chen Kaige

21st November 2014, 5.45pm8.00pm

You are invited to a screening of 霸王別姬 – (Farewell my Concubine) by Chen Kaige (1992) . This is the fourth screening in the Louis Le Prince Screening Programme in conjunction with the International Film Industries MA module School of Media and Communication, to be held in the Philip Taylor Cinema, Clothworkers' Building North, 2.31.
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Research Seminar: Corinne Schweizer Public Service Media as a Commons? Theoretical considerations and a comparative empirical outlook

26th November 2014, 4.15pm5.30pm

Public service broadcasters in many European countries have successfully established online platforms (see e.g. Brevini 2013) and therefore became public service media (PSM). Legal frameworks approve the new channel and determine its funding. Some countries also invented public value tests to ex ante assess new services (Donders & Moe 2011). But the debate on PSM’s purpose and legitimacy is far from completed. PSM are especially challenged to achieve greater openness and opportunities for public participation.
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Louis Le Prince Screenings 6: Le mani sulla città (Hands Over the City) by Francesco Rosi

1st December 2014, 5.45pm8.00pm

You are invited to a screening of Le mani sulla città (Hands Over the City) by Francesco Rosi (1962). This is the sixth screening in the Louis Le Prince Screening Programme in conjunction with the International Film Industries MA module School of Media and Communication, to be held in the Philip Taylor Cinema, Clothworkers' Building North, 2.31.
Tom Jackson

Visual & Digital Cultures Research Group: 'The Senses and Society'

3rd December 2014, 4.00pm5.30pm

The Visual & Digital Cultures Research Group in The School of Media and Communication invites you to the following reading group: ‘The Senses and Society’ Discussant: Tom Jackson, University of Leeds Wednesday December 3rd, 4.00 – 5.30pm Room 1.17 (seminar room), Clothworkers' Building North
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Research Seminar: Marwan M Kraidy Digital Activism of Another Kind

10th December 2014, 4.15pm5.30pm

Why is political humor central to revolutionary activism? The Syrian uprising that started in March 2010 gave rise to a rich cornucopia of parody and satire. Through an in-depth analysis of one instance of revolutionary humor, the video web series Top Goon—Diaries of a Little Dictator, I explore how the symbolism of the human body, coupled with a peculiar aesthetic of miniaturization, anchor humor to revolutionary struggle.