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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]