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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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. […]