Vladimir Padunov | 1 Apr 15:29 2006
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KINOKULTURA 12 (April 2006)

The April issue of Kinokultura (#12) is now available on line.
www.kinokultura.com
This issue features festival reports and articles based on a roundtable at 
AAASS in 2005, as well as film reviews. This issue's video has been awarded 
two top awards at recent festivals!

Contents:
Bauyrzhan Nogerbek: "The Eurasia-2005 Film Festival: Ambitions and 
Realities"
Vladimir Padunov: Storing and Restoring History: Gosfil'mofond and the 10th 
Belye Stolby Archival Film Festival
Thomas Campbell: Five Theses About Timur Bekmambetov's Day Watch

Russian TV-Serials: AAASS Roundtable 2005: "Russian TV: Past Issues of 
Present Concern"
Birgit Beumers: "The Serialization of the War"
David MacFadyen: "The Significance of Brezhnev for Russian TV Drama Today"
Alexander Prokhorov: "Size Matters: The Ideological Functions of the Length 
of Soviet Feature Films and Television Mini-Series in the 1950s and 1960s"

Film Reviews:
Tony Anemone on Aleksei German Jr.'s Garpastum
Anindita Banerjee on Pavel Ruminov's Silent Man
Eva Binder on Aleksandr Strizhanov's 180 and Taller
Stephen Hutchings on Valerii Akhadov's Greenhouse Effect
David MacFadyen on Zul'fikar Musakov's Boys in the Sky 2
Natalya Rulyova on Elena Nikolaeva's Pops
Dawn Seckler on Fedor Bondarchuk's Company 9
Christina Stojanova on Oleg Stepchenko's Velvet Revolution
Denise Youngblood on Aleksei Karelin's A Time to Gather Stones
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Vladimir Padunov | 1 Apr 17:54 2006
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Russian Film Symposium 2006

Russian Film Symposium 2006
White Russian--Black Russian: Race and Ethnicity in Russian Cinema
http://www.rusfilm.pitt.edu

What is race?  What is ethnicity?  How was that line drawn differently 
under the 74 years of socialism and what are its consequences for 
present-day Russia?

The impulse for this year’s symposium, White Russian--Black Russian: Race 
and Ethnicity in Russian Cinema, is the explosion of racial and ethnic 
conflict in the Russian Federation since the Soviet collapse in 1991. 
Western media have so far concentrated on three aspects of this violence: 
the second Chechen war in the Caucasus; skinhead attacks on foreign 
tourists in St. Petersburg; and the growth of anti-Semitism, especially in 
Moscow.  The violence, however, is much more extensive and pervasive, 
extending to the murders of foreign students from South America in Voronezh 
and Rostov; the arson in the Moscow dormitory for African students; the 
constant “document checks” of swarthy people conducted by the police in all 
Russian cities; the campaign by the mass media in Russia (now firmly back 
under state control) to characterize all Chechens as terrorists, etc.  As 
much as the first post-Soviet decade can be characterized as a war by 
organized crime against emerging civil society, this second decade is 
marked by the state’s (both open and concealed) war against ethnic and 
racial minorities.

Not surprisingly, these conflicts have dominated Russian cultural 
production as well.  Earlier symposia, such as Arrogance & Envy (2003), 
examined narrative and visual conflict in the cinematic strategies of 
Russo-Soviet cultural producers (from Stalin’s era through Putin’s), 
vilifying Americans as the enemy, as “the other-out-there.”  This practice, 
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Jeremy Hunsinger | 3 Apr 05:16 2006
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Fwd: E-Book - From "Washigton" towards a "Vienna Consensus"? by Arno Tausch

the book is linked at the bottom, it is in english and more political  
science than cultural studies, but i thought it would interest some  
people here or their colleagues.
Begin forwarded message:

> From: Centro Argentino de Estudios Internacionales <mail <at> caei.com.ar>
> Date: April 2, 2006 4:33:35 PM EDT
> To: "jhuns <at> vt.edu" <jhuns <at> vt.edu>
> Subject: E-Book - From "Washigton" towards a "Vienna Consensus"? by  
> Arno Tausch
>
> CAEI - Centro Argentino de Estudios Internacionales - www.caei.com.ar
>
> El CAEI (Centro Argentino de Estudios Internacionales) en su  
> carácter de asociación civil pretende profundizar el conocimiento  
> de los tópicos internacionales con una perspectiva analítica y  
> sistemática desde una visión argentina. Creando, de esta manera, un  
> nuevo espacio a nivel nacional para la difusión y el debate de las  
> temáticas internacionales más relevantes con la participación de  
> todo aquel que desee dar a conocer y compartir el fruto de su  
> trabajo académico con los demás estudiantes.
> N° 1 - From "Washigton" towards a "Vienna Consensus"? by Arno Tausch
>
>
>
> "This book is a welcome and timely endeavour to the study of  
> Globalization, which as we know is the currency of contemporary  
> economic and political debates. It is very broad in scope and its  
> more than 40 pages of references provides the most complete survey  
> for research and information on this field that I've already seen.  
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David Gauntlett | 3 Apr 10:22 2006
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25 fully-funded PhD studentships available at Bournemouth Media School, UK

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Please circulate (with apologies for cross-posting):

25 FULLY-FUNDED PHD STUDENTSHIPS available at Bournemouth Media School, UK

To help realise our research vision, Bournemouth University has created an
unprecedented 80 fully-funded PhD studentships to support outstanding
students. Up to 25 of these studentships are being offered by Bournemouth
Media School. 

Successful applicants will receive an annual stipend of £12,500 per annum
and waiver of tuition fees for three years. There are a limited number of
non-EU Studentships available. 

Closing date: 24 April 2006.

For details see: http://tinyurl.com/orwbm

The project titles are as follows:

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Centre for Creative Media Research (CCMR):

Creative research methods in media audience studies
Professor David Gauntlett, Dr Kevin Moloney

Creative processes in media production
Professor David Gauntlett, Richard Berger 
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flow | 3 Apr 15:36 2006
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Flow Volume 4, Issue 2

Greetings,

We just wanted to let you know that the new issue of Flow: A critical forum on
television and media culture is out. This issue features columns by Thomas
Aiello, Mary Desjardins, L.S. Kim, Elana Levine, and Moya Luckett.

Please visit the journal at http://www.flowtv.org to read these columns and
contribute responses to them.

This issue's columns in brief:

"The Linguistics of Taste" by Thomas Aiello:
What's in a "colder tasting" or "better tasting" beer? In this article, Aiello
takes on advertising at its "best."

"Our Television-Made Parents, or Watching TV with My Mother" by Mary Desjardins:
In media studies, as in the media industries, the senior audience has been
marginalized, if not completely ignored. For many reasons, the time to
incorporate them is now.

"Trading Races: Black. White. on the FX Network" by L.S. Kim:
We've seen people trade spaces and trade spouses on television to varying
degrees of success, exploitation, and humor. But is it actually possible to
trade races? The new program, Black. White., puts this question to the test.

"Kids, TV, and the Life of the TV Scholar/Parent" by Elana Levine:
Even the bunnies reinforce gender hierarchies: the intellectual and emotional
struggle over children's television.

"Trapped in the Closet: Television Struggles to Represent Religion" by Moya
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Chalet Seidel | 3 Apr 21:04 2006

Update: Deadline Extended: Journalism in the History and Theory of Writing (SAMLA 2006)

The deadline for submitting proposals to this South Atlantic MLA 2006
panel has been extended. Please send abstracts to the email address
listed below.

Journalism in the History and Theory of Writing

A program of the Society for Critical Exchange to be held at the
annual SAMLA Convention November 10-12, 2006, in Charlotte, NC.

How has journalistic writing been conceptualized in relation to other
modes and conceptions of literary production over the past two
centuries? Panel seeks papers that address the interrelations of forms
(textual, generic, etc), technologies, and/or economies of writing in
the conceptualization of journalistic writing. Especially welcome are
papers attending to the shifting lines of demarcation between
journalism and other print and digital genres and media, as well as to
the historical conditions enabling the rise of journalism as a
profession. Please send a 250-word abstract (no full papers) and a CV 
of no more than two pages by April 1, 2006.

Chalet Seidel
Case Western Reserve University
cks4 <at> case.edu

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Geoff Stahl | 4 Apr 03:17 2006
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Images for Hebdige's "Subculture"

Hi all,

I'm searching for a newspaper image of a young punk mother that Hebdige  
refers to in his "Subculture: The Meaning of Style".  It appears in  
Woman's Own, October 77.  If someone has this, I'd be very thankful if  
you could send it to me.

Thanks,
Geoff
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Dr. Geoff Stahl
Lecturer, Media Studies
School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies
Victoria University of Wellington
P.O. Box 600
Wellington
Aotearoa New Zealand
+64 4 463 5233 (ext. 7472)
The Blog: http://www.biglittleg.com/blog
The Pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/guymauve/
AIM: guymauve68

What I claim is to live to the full the contradiction of my time,
which may well make sarcasm the condition of truth.
	--Roland Barthes, Preface to Mythologies
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Geoff Stahl | 4 Apr 03:17 2006
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Images for Hebdige's "Subculture"

Hi all,

I'm searching for a newspaper image of a young punk mother that Hebdige  
refers to in his "Subculture: The Meaning of Style".  It appears in  
Woman's Own, October 77.  If someone has this, I'd be very thankful if  
you could send it to me.

Thanks,
Geoff
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
----------
Dr. Geoff Stahl
Lecturer, Media Studies
School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies
Victoria University of Wellington
P.O. Box 600
Wellington
Aotearoa New Zealand
+64 4 463 5233 (ext. 7472)
The Blog: http://www.biglittleg.com/blog
The Pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/guymauve/
AIM: guymauve68

What I claim is to live to the full the contradiction of my time,
which may well make sarcasm the condition of truth.
	--Roland Barthes, Preface to Mythologies
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Philip Auslander | 4 Apr 20:01 2006
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Live Albums

Hi Folks,

I'm pondering the liveness of live recordings of music. Does anyone know if
there's been any useful analytical or theoretical writing on the concept of
the live album, or live versus studio recording? Or analyses of specific
recordings that discuss their liveness?

Thanks.

Phil

Philip Auslander

Professor
School of Literature, Communication, and Culture
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia, USA  30332-0165

Affiliate Professor
Department of Theatre and Film Studies
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia, USA 30602-3154

Contact:
Phone: 404.894.6208
Email: auslander <at> gatech.edu
Internet: www.lcc.gatech.edu/~auslander

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Ben Highmore | 4 Apr 20:25 2006
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Re: Live Albums

Phil,
There is an essay by Steven Connor from 1987:
`The Flag on the Road: Bruce Springsteen and the Live', New Formations, 3 
(1987): 129-37.

best

Ben

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Philip Auslander" <philip.auslander <at> lcc.gatech.edu>
To: "Cultural Studies" <cultstud-l <at> x94-249-29.ej1071.umn.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, April 04, 2006 7:01 PM
Subject: [cultstud-l] Live Albums

Hi Folks,

I'm pondering the liveness of live recordings of music. Does anyone know if
there's been any useful analytical or theoretical writing on the concept of
the live album, or live versus studio recording? Or analyses of specific
recordings that discuss their liveness?

Thanks.

Phil

Philip Auslander

Professor
School of Literature, Communication, and Culture
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