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    New Book: Spaces of War, War of Spaces

    Published July 23rd 2020 by Bloomsbury Editor(s): Sarah Maltby, Ben O’Loughlin, Katy Parry, Laura Roselle Cover image: Aluminium Waste Pond at Petkovici from the Bleed series 2005. © Simon-Norfolk Spaces of War, War of Spaces provides a rich, international and multi-disciplinary engagement with the convergence of war and media through the conceptual lens of ‘space’ Visit the book website Click here to purchase. Use 35% online discount code: GLRTW5 Overview ‘Space’ offers a profound, challenging and original framework through which notions of communication, embodiment, enactment, memory and power are interrogated not only in terms of how media spaces (traditional, digital, cultural, aesthetic, embodied, mnemonic) transform the conduct, outcomes and consequences of war for all involved,…

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    Visualising War Workshops

    To find out more about the Visualising War Project click here. Principal Investigators: Alice König & Nicolas Wiater. Contact: viswar@st-andrews.ac.uk Details of the project workshops, and how to register, are listed below 15th March, 2021 (online) This workshop will bring members of the Visualising War research group together to share work in progress and discuss current and future interdisciplinary opportunities. It will proceed in three parts: 2-3.30: Staging War Stories The Visualising War project has been working with professional theatre company NMT Automatics since 2019, contributing to their development of ‘Tempus Fugit: Troy and Us’. This play brings an ancient Greek war story into dialogue with 21st century experiences of war and will be performed at…

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    New Book: Syria in Perspective

    By Dr Pablo Sapag Visit the website The book considers the propagandistic and military dimensions of the crisis, suggesting how Syria might evolve. At the heart of this analysis is a key element of Syrian society: its ingrained interconfessional character deriving from the historical presence on its soil of various religious faiths. Powerful minorities have, however, repeatedly applied political and military pressure to force the state to abandon its non-religious and non-discriminatory character. The author’s review of scholarly texts is combined with research in Syria and other countries. He has conducted interviews with religious leaders, NGO personnel, combatants, displaced people and other victims. Among those interviewed is the Syrian President,…

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    Cold War II Hollywood’s Renewed Obsession with Russia

    Essays that critique America’s superiority complex and movies and TV shows that reignite the Cold War Edited by Tatiana Prorokova-Konrad Click here for publishers page Description Contributions by Thomas J. Cobb, Donna A. Gessell, Helena Goscilo, Cyndy Hendershot, Christian Jimenez, David LaRocca, Lori Maguire, Tatiana Prorokova-Konrad, Ian Scott, Vesta Silva, Lucian Tion, Dan Ward, and Jon Wiebel In recent years, Hollywood cinema has forwarded a growing number of images of the Cold War and entertained a return to memories of conflicts between the USSR and the US, Russians and Americans, and communism and capitalism. Cold War II: Hollywood’s Renewed Obsession with Russia explores the reasons for this sudden reestablished interest in the Cold…

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    Journal of Digital War Launch

    3rd December 2020 at 2pm GMT Link to the Journal Visit link at bottom of this page to receive a link to the online event Explore the rapid evolution of our contemporary environment of hypervigilance and the consequences for those targeted by predictive surveillance. Chaired by Andrew Hoskins, this online launch of the Journal of Digital War is presented by Heba Y. Amin, Anthony Downey, Shona Illingworth and William Merrin and brings together key thinkers from art, visual culture, media studies and sociology. Digital War refers to how digital technologies and media are transforming how wars are fought, lived, represented, known, and remembered. The new Journal of Digital War (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020) edited by Andrew Hoskins and William Merrin,…

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    Killing for Show

    Photography, War, and the Media in Vietnam and Iraq New book by Julian Stallabrass Rowman & Littlefield Publishers In the autumn of 2014, the Royal Air Force released blurry video of a missile blowing up a pick-up truck which may have had a weapon attached to its flatbed. This was a lethal form of gesture politics: to send a £9-million bomber from Cyprus to Iraq and back, burning £35,000 an hour in fuel, to launch a smart missile costing £100,000 to destroy a truck or, rather, to create a video that shows it being destroyed. Some lives are ended—it is impossible to tell whose—so that the government can pretend that…