War and Media Student Essay Prize

The War & Media Studies Special Interest Group of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies invites submissions to its 2016 Graduate Student Writing Award. A $100 cash prize will be awarded to the outstanding essay on any topic related to war and media studies. The award panel will consist of the …

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Espionage and Exile

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Fascism and Anti-Fascism in British Spy Fiction and Film New Book by Phyllis Lassner Espionage and Exile demonstrates that from the 1930s through the Cold War British writers Eric Ambler, Helen MacInnes, John le Carré, Pamela Frankau and filmmaker Leslie Howard combine propaganda and popular entertainment to call for resistance to …

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Calling Blighty: Lost Films of the British Army

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This new Channel 4 documentary about the Calling Blighty project will be shown on Sunday 26th June at 8pm on Channel 4. Made by Oxford Scientific Films, the programme introduces us to five of the families the project found and reveals their amazing stories. All comments welcome at  blighty@mmu.ac.uk About the Project Calling Blighty is …

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Abusing Power: The Visual Politics of Satire

Organised by the University of Brighton in association with the Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton & Hove Speakers include: Steve Bell, political cartoonist Martin Rowson, political cartoonist Professor Ian Haywood, University of Roehampton This event will also include a curatorial introduction to the caricature collection held at the Royal Pavilion …

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Are you listening now? Humanitarian communication in disasters

Thursday 5th May 2016, 2pm @ City University London How can humanitarian organisations better communicate with those affected by disaster? This event critiques attempts to do media development work in Nepal after the 2015 earthquake. It brings together high profile organisations working in the area of media development including DFID, BBC media action and Internews. Speakers …

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CFP: Digital Images, Global Conflicts

Special issue of Media, Culture & Society, October 2017 Guest editors: Bolette Blaagaard, Mette Mortensen, & Christina Neumayer The role of images in conflicts (war, terror, riot, civic action, etc.) has changed dramatically over the past decade due to globalization and digitalization. The rapid and extensive dissemination of images from …

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FRAGMENT 53: UK Film Premiere

Thursday 21st April 2016, 8.15pm, ICA London Followed by Q+A with the filmmakers A terrifying and hypnotic glimpse into the face of war. Fragment 53 is a feature-length documentary film on armed conflict, considered as necessary and universal. Through a series of first-person accounts selected from a wider amount of interviews with …

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Playing War: Military Video Games After 9/11


New Book by Matthew Payne Book published by New York University Press. April 2016 £21.99 now only £17.59* when you quote CSL16PLAY when you order http://www.combinedacademic.co.uk/playing-war No video game genre has been more popular or more lucrative in recent years than the “military shooter.” Franchises such as Call of Duty, Battlefield, and those bearing Tom …

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Communication and Conflict: Iraq and Syria Conference

7 May 2016 Organized by the Centre for Media Studies and the London Middle East Institute, SOAS Co-sponsored by Brill, publisher of the Middle East Journal of Communication and Culture, MEJCC Venue: Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS Click here for link to SOAS page SCHEDULE 0900-0915- registration 0915-0930 welcome, Dina Matar, …

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