REFRAME Round-Up Spring 2024

We’re excited to present the latest developments in REFRAME projects, publications and other open access scholarly items at the REFRAME digital publishing platform, hosted by the School of Media, Arts and Humanities, University of Sussex. In addition to the items below, at REFRAME you will also find freely downloadable books on film and media studies and digital humanities; more than a dozen videoed talks by top international scholars and media practitioners; and lots of film and media studies research and commentary at our existing websites. Thanks so much to all the colleagues (at Sussex and far beyond) who contribute to REFRAME in order to bring all this material into the public domain.


Now in Print: Post-Cinema: Theorizing 21st Century Film 

REFRAME is thrilled to announce that the book Post-Cinema: Theorizing 21st Century Film (Eds. Shane Denson and Julia Leyda, published by REFRAME Books) is now available in print! At 1,000+ pages, we have split the book into four volumes and are selling each volume at cost-price. This is in accordance with the original Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND) and the purchase price covers only the printing. 

EBOOK updateThe Memorial Museum in the Digital Age  

Our latest eBook, The Memorial Museum in the Digital Age (ed. Victoria Walden) has received 1,745 combined downloads and page views since its launch in December 2022. The book is an edited collection containing 15 original chapters, by academics and practitioners and is the first comprehensive review of thinking and practice related to the effects and affects of the digital for memorial museums. 

NEWS From The Digital Holocaust Memory Project  

Editor: Victoria Walden   

We are pleased to bring an update about the next phase of the Digital Holocaust Memory Project: the launch of the ‘Landecker Digital Memory Lab’. The Landecker Digital Memory Lab is a 5-year project dedicated to building digital capacities and literacies in the Holocaust memory and education sector. It has been awarded 4.1 million Euros from the Alfred Landecker Foundation, Germany. 

The Lab has a global focus – it is dedicated to analysing and supporting digital Holocaust memory internationally, with a particular interest in enhancing this work in post-Soviet and ex-Yugoslavian countries, Latin America, and working with lesser-known institutions, such as in Mauritius, Japan, and Indonesia. It hopes to help organisations working with Holocaust memories which might be considered ‘on the periphery’ to take advantage of digital technologies, in a critical way. The aim of such work is to enhance public understanding of the complex, entangled histories of the Holocaust, colonialism, communism and other global politics, and to move beyond canonic understandings of the Holocaust as simply ‘Nazis’, ‘Germany’ and ‘Auschwitz’. Whilst the Holocaust is a particular history with specific sensitivities, the Lab team hope that the findings and impact of their work will have wider resonance across the heritage sector.   

The project has been supported by REFRAME since 2021 and the REFRAME site will continue to be the main hub for the Lab with a relaunch coming later this year. Project blogs and online discussions, will be complemented by a new online journal and the CPD modules alongside other digital resources.  


Editors: Catherine Grant and Dolores Tierney  

Extractivism and Alternative Media: Framing Coal and Energy Transitions In Northern Colombia  

María Vélez-Serna examines the uses of audiovisual media in contesting extractivism in Latin America. 

Against (Coloniality in) Anglophone Film Criticism: Bardo, False Chronicles of a Handful of Truths/Bardo, falsa crónica de unas cuantas verdades (Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2022)  

In this metacritical essay, Dolores Tierney writes against coloniality in anglophone film criticism, and in loving memory of the late, truly great Ana López. 

Ventura Pons 1945-2023 

A tribute to Catalan filmmaker Ventura Pons by Santiago Fouz Hernández, Professor in the School of Modern Languages at Durham University. 

Whores’ Wisdom: Revolución Puta (Whore Revolution, María Galindo, 2023)  

Isabel Seguí reviews Bolivian activist, artist and thinker María Galindo’s new film Revolución Puta (Whore’s Revolucion 2023) 

As always, a huge thank you to everyone who has contributed to REFRAME or REFRAME-affiliated projects over the past few months. 

REFRAME Managing Editors: Katherine Farrimond and Tanya Kant.   


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