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Tag Archives: film and media studies

Cameras on the Nation’s Darkest Hour

Recent BBC Culture article, Christian Petzold: How Germans today confront the Nazis, takes a look at how the attitude of German filmmakers has changed in the past 15 years and how the cinema is turning the cameras on the nation’s darkest hour in films and TV. Read more on what Nina Hoss, an actress in […]

Religion, TV Drama, and Life in Africa

  Television dramas set in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, offer viewers interesting commentaries on life in the African city, according to Katrien Pype. The connection between real-life and filmic melodrama, conversion narratives, Christian songs and testimonies are described in her book, The Making of the Pentecostal Melodrama: Religion, Media and Gender […]

Media Studies

The media allows access to incredible amounts of information and continues to become very integral to the lives of many people. Legislatures, media executives, local officials, general population, historians and sociologists have all debated the controversial question of what rode and influence does mass media play in history and society. While opinions vary as to […]

The Reciprocal Relationship of Media and Movement

Editors Kathrin Fahlenbrach, Erling Sivertsen and Rolf Werenskjold’s volume Media and Revolt: Strategies and Performances from the 1960s to the Present was published last month. Following, the editors introduce the timely volume and share an excerpt from the Introduction.    __________________________________________________   Looking at journals, television, or on the internet in these days, news dealing […]

Hot Off the Presses- New Book Releases

New in print from Berghahn: After The History of Sexuality: German Genealogies with and beyond Foucault, edited by Scott Spector, Helmut Puff, and Dagmar Herzog Cinema of Choice: Optional Thinking and Narrative Movies, by Nitzan Ben Shaul Hitler’s Volksgemeinschaft and the Dynamics of Racial Exclusion: Violence against Jews in Provincial Germany, 1919-1939, by Michael Wildt, […]