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Table of Contents 2017 vol.2 no.2

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2017, vol.2, no. 2   Table of Contents  2017 vol.2 no.2 Game Studies at the crossroads edited by Jan Argasiński (Jagiellonian University)   Feeling Good About Myself. Real-Time Hermeneutics and its Consequences  Tomasz Z. Majkowski The Language of Interaction  Rafael Arrivabene Feminist Worldbuilding: Intersectional Methodologies in Feminist […]

Feeling Good About Myself. Real-Time Hermeneutics and its Consequences

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2017, vol.2, no. 2, pp. 1-16.   Tomasz Z. Majkowski Jagiellonian University       Feeling Good About Myself. Real-Time Hermeneutics and its Consequences   Abstract Questions concerning the way in which digital games produce meaning and the possibility that their reconfigurability influences the process of interpretation […]

Feminist Worldbuilding: Intersectional Methodologies in Feminist SF Criticism and Feminist Game Studies

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2017, vol.2, no. 2, pp. 30-46.   Bianca Batti Purdue University     Feminist Worldbuilding: Intersectional Methodologies in Feminist SF Criticism and Feminist Game Studies   Abstract The emerging field of feminist game studies is one that requires more extensive discussion regarding its methodological approaches in order […]

Playing in fractal universes: Thinking with scalable patterns in interdisciplinary game studies

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2017, vol.2, no. 2, pp. 47-64.   Garfield Benjamin University of Birmingham     Playing in fractal universes: Thinking with scalable patterns in interdisciplinary game studies   Abstract Games offer a scaled and scalable experience of technologically mediated human action and interaction. The study of games therefore […]

Glitched perception: beyond the transparency and visibility of the video game object

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2017, vol.2, no. 2, pp. 65-82.   Justyna Janik Jagiellonian University     Glitched perception: beyond the transparency and visibility of the video game object    Abstract The video game world is a complex structure combining different kinds of elements, from objects with a physical representation in […]

Warping Diegesis: The Evolving Role of the Sound-track in Virtual Reality Gaming

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2017, vol.2, no. 2, pp. 83-101.     Katherine Mancey University of Liverpool     Warping Diegesis: The Evolving Role of the Soundtrack in Virtual Reality Gaming   Abstract Whilst the study of music in audio-visual media is a well-established academic field, the fast and constant evolution […]

Intermediality and Digital Games: On Player-figures and Media Borders in Uncharted 4

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2017, vol.2, no. 2, pp. 102-121.   Kristian Ahm University of Copenhagen     Intermediality and Digital Games: On Player-figures and Media Borders in Uncharted 4   Abstract This paper will present the argument that Nathan Drake, the player-figure in Uncharted 4, is an intermedial entity. By […]

Creation Myths, Community, and Collectanea: A Folk Group Case Study, or “Welcome to Dota, You Suck”

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2017, vol.2, no. 2, pp. 142-161.   Ciara Smith Auburn University     Creation Myths, Community, and Collectanea: A Folk Group Case Study, or “Welcome to Dota, You Suck”[1]   Abstract This paper posits folklore studies as an appropriate lens through which to examine a specific gaming community. […]

Table of Contents 2017 vol.2. no.1

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2017, vol.2, no. 1   Table of Contents  2017 vol.2. no.1   War&Technology   War&Technology (Editorial) Joanna Walewska New American Patriotism in Games: WWII-Themed Military Shooters in the Shadow of Post-9/11 Politics Filip Jankowski Moving Image as Political Tool: The impact of neoliberalism on the role of […]

War&Technology (Editorial)

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2017, vol.2, no. 2, pp. 1-4. Joanna Walewska Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń     War&Technology (Editorial)   Jacques Derrida (2008), when asked if the attacks of 9/11 would become one of the major events of the last century, answered that it is symptomatic that we refer […]

New American Patriotism in Games: WWII-Themed Military Shooters in the Shadow of Post-9/11 Politics

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2017, vol.2, no. 1, pp. 5-20.   Filip Jankowski Jagiellonian University     New American Patriotism in Games: WWII-Themed Military Shooters in the Shadow of Post-9/11 Politics Abstract In the 1980s, American popular culture started to restore its reputation as a dominant political power—weakened after the Vietnam […]

Moving Image as Political Tool: The impact of neoliberalism on the role of the moving image in postmodern warfare

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2017, vol.2, no. 1, pp. 21-36. Bethany Crawford Dutch Art Institute     Moving Image as Political Tool: The impact of neoliberalism on the role of the moving image in postmodern warfare Abstract This research critically examines the interrelation of neoliberalism, the moving image, and postmodern warfare […]

The Concept of War without Casualties: The Influence of the American Taboo of Death on the Perception of the Events of 9/11

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2017, vol.2, no. 1, pp. 37-49.   Kaja Łuczyńska Jagiellonian University   The Concept of War without Casualties: The Influence of the American Taboo of Death on the Perception of the Events of 9/11     Abstract The article focuses on the paradoxical phenomenon of modern war […]

Technology and the War on Terror: Film and the Ambivalence of Transhumanism

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2017, vol.2, no. 1, pp. 50-61.   Tatiana Prorokova Philipps University of Marburg   Technology and the War on Terror: Film and the Ambivalence of Transhumanism     Abstract:   The War on Terror declared by the U.S. government after 9/11 resulted in the two most technologically […]

Unseen war? Hackers, tactical media, and their depiction in Hollywood cinema

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2017, vol.2, no. 1, pp. 62-77. Marta Stańczyk Jagiellonian University     Unseen war? Hackers, tactical media, and their depiction in Hollywood cinema     The geeks have emerged in politics. (Tim Jordan, Activism! Direct Action, Hacktivism and the Future of Society) The feelings of vulnerability, fear […]

Emergent International Humanitarian Law in the Context of Cyber Warfare

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2017, vol.2, no. 1, pp. 78-99.   Ivory Mills Northwestern University   Emergent International Humanitarian Law in the Context of Cyber Warfare   Abstract Over the last decade, actors throughout the international community have begun to engage in information operations (IO)—the use of information technology such as […]

Knowledge is for Cutting: Waging War on the Human Terrain

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2017, vol.2, no. 1, pp. 100-116.   Sandra L. Trappen City University of New York     Knowledge is for Cutting: Waging War on the Human Terrain   Abstract: The notion of war as a social problem is derived from a troubled legacy in the social sciences. […]

The nuclear technology debate returns. Narratives about nuclear power in post-Fukushima Japanese films

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2017, vol.2, no. 1, pp. 117-131.   Agnieszka Kiejziewicz Jagiellonian University     The nuclear technology debate returns. Narratives about nuclear power in post-Fukushima Japanese films     Abstract The presented article revolves around the widespread debate on the Fukushima catastrophe in Japanese cinematography and the artists’ […]

War rape in the face of heroic narrative. The case of Polish cinema

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2017, vol.2, no. 1, pp. 132-149.   Magdalena Podsiadło-Kwiecień Jagiellonian University     War rape in the face of heroic narrative. The case of Polish cinema   Abstract War rape seals the status of women as passive victims and excludes them from heroic narratives. Despite women’s suffering […]

Eat like a Republican and you won’t get AIDS – a conversation with Barbara Hammer

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2017, vol.2, no. 1, pp. 150-160.   Andrzej Pitrus Jagiellonian University     Eat like a Republican and you won’t get AIDS – a conversation with Barbara Hammer     Andrzej Pitrus: In 2009 I had the honor to speak to Jonas Mekas. Many people consider him […]

Table of Contents 2016 vol.1 no.2

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol.1, no. 2 Table of Contents  2016 vol.1 no.2 Transnational Perspectives on Film and Media   Transnational Turn in Film Studies Krzysztof Loska “Let everybody love me”. The transnational body of Elżbieta Czyżewska Sebastian Jagielski Reading ABC. An experiment Andrzej Pitrus Rinko Kikuchi in Space: Transnational […]

Transnational Turn in Film Studies (Editorial)

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol.1, no. 2, pp. 1-7. Krzysztof Loska Jagiellonian University   Transnational Turn in Film Studies (Editorial)   Contemporary researchers emphasize the widespread use of “transnational” in humanistic discourse; some even speak of the “transnational turn”, or a kind of theoretical reorientation in the debate on the […]

“Let everybody love me”. The transnational body of Elżbieta Czyżewska

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol.1, no. 2, pp. 8-22. Sebastian Jagielski Jagiellonian University   “Let everybody love me”. The transnational body of Elżbieta Czyżewska[i]   Abstract The ways to create a star personality in the Polish People’s Republic are closer to the strategy of creating stars in the Soviet cinema, […]

Reading ABC. An experiment

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol.1, no. 2, pp. 23-33. Andrzej Pitrus Jagiellonian University   Reading ABC. An experiment   Abstract The article discusses an experiment with the participation of a group of foreign students, who visited Cracow in 2015. It is not a research study in a proper sense, although it was […]

Rinko Kikuchi in Space: Transnational Mexican Directors’ Global Gaze

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol.1, no. 2, pp. 34-50. Jane Hanley Macquarie University   Rinko Kikuchi in Space: Transnational Mexican Directors’ Global Gaze   Abstract Alejandro González Iñárritu and Guillermo del Toro are contemporaries and compatriots who have charted different paths in their careers as makers of major international releases. […]

Clint Eastwoods’s Letters from Iwo Jima as a transnational film

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol.1, no. 2, pp. 51-67. Łukasz A.Plesnar Jagiellonian University   Clint Eastwoods’s Letters from Iwo Jima as a transnational film Abstract We may consider Letters from Iwo Jima as a typical transnational film. Its concept is based on Eastwood’s discovery of a General Kuribayashi’s book of […]

Depictions of Post-9/11 South Asian Racial Profiling in Indian Cinema

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol.1, no. 2, pp. 78-88. Kaja Łuczynska Jagiellonian University   Depictions of Post-9/11 South Asian Racial Profiling in Indian Cinema Abstract: Events that took place in USA on 11th September 2001 had a profound influence on the American culture, politics and society. It is very often […]

Postcolonial adaptations of classic British literature

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol.1, no. 2, pp. 79-89. Bartłomiej Nowak   Postcolonial adaptations of classic British literature   Abstract: The article is an attempt of re-reading selected film adaptations of the classic British literature. The author confronts them with the images of history, British culture and ‘Others’ that are […]

Transnational Bodies of Yogis: A Flow from Analogue Photography to Social Media

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol.1, no. 2, pp. 90-99. Bilge Gölge Bilkent University   Transnational Bodies of Yogis: A Flow from Analogue Photography to Social Media   Abstract In the initial stages of “modern, transnational yoga”, the image of the Indian yogi in a yoga pose became an effective medium […]

Slow Expansion. Neomodernism as a Postnational Tendency in Contemporary Cinema

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol.1, no. 2, pp. 100-117. Miłosz Stelmach Jagiellonian University   Slow Expansion. Neomodernism as a Postnational Tendency in Contemporary Cinema   Abstract The article presents a theoretical overview of a distinctive strand of contemporary cinema identified in the text as neomodernism (as defined by Rafał Syska). […]

Mexican Minimalist Cinema: Articulating the (Trans)national

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol.1, no. 2, pp. 118-131 Bolesław Racięski Jagiellonian University   Mexican Minimalist Cinema: Articulating the (Trans)national   Abstract In the article I aim to identify and analyse the specific elements of the Mexican minimalistic cinema (minimalismo mexicano) in both transnational and national contexts. Mexican minimalistic cinema […]

Welcome to BabaKiueria! Australian anniversaries and cultural forms of resistance

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol.1, no. 2, pp. 132-147 Rafał Nahirny Wrocław University   Welcome to BabaKiueria! Australian anniversaries and cultural forms of resistance   Abstract One of the many negative consequences of colonialism is cultural hegemony of white males exercised in public spheres of former colonies. This privileged group […]

An artist as a figure between industry, technology, and imagination. Some remarks on Portret artysty jako inżyniera. Twórczość Edwarda Ihnatowicza by Joanna Walewska

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol.1, no. 2, pp. 148-151. Anna Nacher Jagiellonian University   An artist as a figure between industry, technology, and imagination. Some remarks on Portret artysty jako inżyniera. Twórczość Edwarda Ihnatowicza by Joanna Walewska   Joanna Walewska’s account of the life and work of Edward Ihnatowicz can […]

Vampires, zombies, and phantoms – histories of horror stories. Review

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol.1, no. 2, pp. 152-156. Magdalena Zdrodowska Jagiellonian University    Vampires, zombies, and phantoms – histories of horror stories. Review   The second half of the year 2016 was generous for Polish fans of dreadful stories as two interesting books came along. The first, Wiedza potworna. […]

Images embedded in reality

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol.1, no. 2, pp. 157-161. Mateusz Zimnoch Jagiellonian University    Images embedded in reality   Nacher’s book is an innovative study on a specific contemporary media phenomenon that exposes images as embedded in reality rather than referring to it in terms of the symbolic order. The […]

Table of Contents 2016 vol.1 no.1

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol.1, no. 1 Table of Contents  2016 vol.1 no.1   (Dis)emancipatory technologies   (Dis)emancipatory technologies (Editorial) Magdalena Zdrodowska Tamil Documentary Naali: Low-End Technology and Subaltern History Swarnavel Eswaran Pillai Minority representation in the Digital: Narratives from Christian Communities in Delhi Rajan Benson Shaming and socially responsible […]

(Dis)emancipatory technologies (Editorial)

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol.1, no. 1, pp. 1-4 Magdalena Zdrodowska Jagiellonian University    (Dis)emancipatory technologies (Editorial)   In the 19th and especially the 20th century, powerful emancipatory processes were taking place that reached a climax in the middle of the 20th century. The massive civil rights movements of the […]

Tamil Documentary Naali: Low-End Technology and Subaltern History

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol.1, no.1, pp. 5-20 Swarnavel Eswaran Pillai Michigan State University Tamil Documentary Naali: Low-End Technology and Subaltern History   Abstract My essay on the significant Tamil social activist documentary Naali/The Stream (Dirs. Murugavel and Lakshmanan, 2012) makes a strong case against the displacement of the indigenous […]

Minority representation in ‘The Digital’: Narratives from Christian Communities in Delhi

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol.1, no.1, pp. 21-36 Rajan Benson MICA, Ahmedabad   Minority representation in ‘The Digital’: Narratives from Christian Communities in Delhi    Abstract Technology has become ubiquitous in modern life, propagating digital media as a means to social equity and empowerment. Digital culture is believed to provide […]

Shaming and socially responsible online engagement

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol.1, no. 1, pp. 37-49 Shadow W.J. Armfield Northern Arizona University Dawn M. Armfield Minnesota State University, Mankato Laura O. Franklin Wayne State College     Shaming and socially responsible online engagement   Abstract The implementation of social media environments has exacerbated the use and visibility […]

Movement as language, signification as identity

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol.1, no. 1, pp. 50-67 Hannah Ebben Hallam University   Movement as language, signification as identity: Understanding and empowering the autistic community in online spaces   Abstract This article is a contribution to ongoing research in online autistic culture by defining its overarching themes and presenting […]

“Nostalgia for the future…” – prosthesis as a pop-cultural weapon?

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol.1, no. 1, pp. 68-81 Marta Stańczyk Jagiellonian University “Nostalgia for the future…” – prosthesis as a pop-cultural weapon? Abstract Prostheses—especially those created by prosthetic limb designer Sophie de Oliveira Barata—are not treated as disempowering artefacts, but as a McLuhanian extension of man: a tool for […]

Ableism and Futuristic Technology: The Enhancement of ‘No Body’ in the Films Lucy and Her

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol.1, no. 1, pp. 82-98 nili R. Broyer University of Illinois at Chicago   Ableism and Futuristic Technology: The Enhancement of ‘No Body’ in the Films Lucy and Her[1]     Abstract: Implementing a disability studies and cultural studies framework, this paper offers a critical analysis […]

The technologies of experimental Japanese filmmakers in the digital era

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol.1, no. 1, pp. 99-114 Agnieszka Kiejziewicz Jagiellonian University   The technologies of experimental Japanese filmmakers in the digital era   Abstract In their works, new Japanese experimental cinema directors present a wonderful combination of filmmaking techniques: from found-footage animation, 3D stereoscopic film shot and double […]

My life in art. A conversation with Bill Viola

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 115-119 Andrzej Pitrus Jagiellonian Univeristy     My life in art. A conversation with Bill Viola  September 3, 2015   Andrzej Pitrus: You started making art videos in early ’70, when most of the artists were influenced by conceptualism. Although your […]

Transcultural Art of Bill Viola

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol. 1, no. 1, pp.120-122 Krzysztof Loska Jagiellonian University Transcultural Art of Bill Viola Two extensive monographs devoted to the oeuvre of Bill Viola, one of the greatest contemporary video artists, were almost simultaneously published in the United States and Poland. Both books discuss not only […]

Sixty years later

TransMissions: The Journal of Film and Media Studies 2016, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 123-128 Alicja Helman Jagiellonian University   Sixty years later A brief publication by Justyna Żelasko entitled Przygoda w Pociągu. Początki polskiego modernizmu filmowego (Adventure on a Train. Beginnings of Modernism in Polish Cinema) provokes thoughts that extend beyond its subject matter. […]