- New site FOR YOUR EARS ONLY – an audio series of eight installments that explores the distinctiveness of podcasting and its creative, literary and social potential.
- New content at LIFE WRITING PROJECTS – creative representations of lived experience that set their own rules rather than following the conventions of genres such as memoir or biography.
- New content at MEDIÁTICO – research, news, views and perspectives on Latin(o/a) American, Spanish and Portuguese media cultures.
- New content at FRAMING ACTIVISM – an interdisciplinary, multimedia blog that brings together academic research, media practice and current news about mediated activism.
- NEW WEBSITE: FOR YOUR EARS ONLY
For Your Ears Only is an audio series of eight installments that explores the distinctiveness of podcasting and its creative, literary and social potential. Through interviews with the producers and executives, close listenings, and discussion, For Your Ears Only offers a fresh language for approaching the innovation and dynamism of podcasting. It also uses podcasting to probe larger media debates in areas such as: intimacy and media-facilitated empathy; new media editing, rhetorical devices and poetics; new media audience construction, fandom and social media integration; new media journalism ethics; cultural commitments to narrative; youth media and the charge of “narcissism”; and others. The series is presented by Martin Spinelli, Senior Lecturer in the school of Media, Film and Music at the University of Sussex, and Lance Dann, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Media Studies at the University of Brighton.
Visit the site here: https://reframe.sussex.ac.uk/yourearsonly/
2. NEW CONTENT: LIFE WRITING PROJECTS
This brand new section gathers together life writing projects that are concerned with collecting, conserving and transforming traces of lives, our own, those of our parents, and others. Featuring an introduction by Lyn Thomas, and work from Ruth Rosengarten, Miranda Waugh, Shelagh Doonan, Mikey Cuddihy and Olga Saavedra Montes de Oca.
There are two new contributions to this section. Rosy Fordham tells the story of her father’s life through the clothes he wore, and other aspects of his changing everyday life, and Lyn Thomas and artist Jenni Cresswell make something new out of a second-hand dress.
There are also two new pieces in this section. Jeremy Page resubmits for the ordinary level in psychogeography, returning to his home town, Folkestone, while Louise Kenward is on the south coast, walking towards the sea, and her own recovery
Andrea Samuelson describes the role of books in grounding a life that brought her from America to Hastings, with many losses en route.
Visit the site here: https://reframe.sussex.ac.uk/lifewritingprojects/
- NEW CONTENT: MEDIÁTICO
a) SPECIAL DOSSIER ON ROMA (ALFONSO CUARON)
Special Dossier on Roma, the film topping many personal and institutional lists for best film of 2018, with contributions from a roll call of distinguished and rising star academics some of whom are regular contributors to the blog: Paul Julian Smith, Pedro Ángel Palou, Deborah Shaw, Ignacio Sánchez Prado, Jeff Middents, Olivia Cosentino, Belén Vidal and Roberto Carlos Ortiz.
b) DOSSIER ON INDIGENOUS FILMMAKING FROM ABYA YALA PART I: TZOTZIL, MAPUCHE, ZAPOTEC. FILMIC PRACTICE OTHERWISE.
In response to the recent interest in Indigenous languages on screen prompted by Roma (Cuarón, 2018) and Pájaros de verano (Gallego and Guerra, 2018), today, Mediático is delighted to present the first of a series of posts that will be published over the course of 2019, UN International Year of Indigenous Languages addressing Indigenous filmmaking and language by Claudia Arteaga and Charlotte Gleghorn on Indigenous filmmaking from Abya Yala (Latin America). This post begins with a short video, followed by an introductory text and then a description of two indigenous films and a film making programme; Bankilal (Maria Sojob 2014), Admongen, vida mapuche en Wallmapu (Advikum, 2017) and Campamento Audiovisual Itinerante.
c) MADE IN CHIHUAHUA: FILMS, FUNDING AND FRONTIERS IN NORTHERN MEXICO
A post by Rebecca Jarman and Duncan Wheeler on their British Council funded visit to the inaugural Chihuahua International Film Festival (2018).
d) QUIJOTES NEGROS (SANDINO BURBANO, 2016): LA EXPLOSIÓN DEL BARROCO EN EL CINE ECUATORIANO CONTEMPORÁNEO
An essay on Quijotes Negros (Sandino Burbano 2016) which won Best International Picture in the Mar de Plata Fantasy Film Festival in 2016, in the context of contemporary Ecuadorian Cinema, by noted Ecuadorian novelist, short story writer, film scholar, and co-founder of publishing house El Fakir, Gabriela Alemán.
Visit the site here: https://reframe.sussex.ac.uk/mediatico
4. NEW CONTRIBUTIONS: RE.FRAMING ACTIVISM
a) A new post by Alice Kasznar, Maiara de Paula and Luiza Paivaon cyberactivism and gender-based violence in Brazil, which explores the case of networked activism led by Sabrina Bittencourt in João de Deus case
Visit the site here: https://reframe.sussex.ac.uk/activistmedia/
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