As the title suggests, "Film Studies bling-bling" is about hidden and well-known treasures, the big and small diamonds of film studies.
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#Episode 9 | Jan-Christopher Horak
• Bling of the month: Interview with Jan-Christopher Horak
Jan-Christopher Horak is a film historian, film archivist and film curator. He has taught at universities around the world. He was Curator of the film archive at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester. In 1994 he took over the position of director of the Film Museum in Munich from Enno Patalas. From 1998 to 2000 he was Founding Director of the Archives & Collections at Universal Studios in Los Angeles. Afterwards, he was Curator of the Hollywood Entertainment Museum in Hollywood, and from 2007 until 2019 he was Director of the UCLA Film & Television Archive.
In addition to his work as Curator and Museum Director, he has published a vast amount of reviews and scholarly essays, served on the editorial boards of numerous academic journals, edited translations and books, and wrote more than ten books. He is an expert on German filmmakers in American exile and German film history; he published on the intersection of photography and film and the designer Saul Bass. Recently, he has dealt with Black Cinema and Latin American Cinema in Los Angeles. He is currently working on an introductory reader on moving image archiving.
Miriam De Rosa
Miriam De Rosa is Assistant Professor at the Centre for Postdigital Cultures, Coventry University, where she researches on film theories, experimental cinema, artists’ moving images and screen media arts. Among her publications are: Cinema & Postmedia (2013), Post-what? Post-when? (with Vinzenz Hediger, 2017), the recent special issue of NECSUS devoted to the concept of Gesture (2019) and the edited volume Film & Domestic Space (with S. Baschiera, 2020).
De Rosa also works as an independent film and exhibition curator.
Stefano Baschiera is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at Queen’s University Belfast. His work on European cinema and film industries has been published in a variety of edited collections and journals including Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television, Bianco e Nero, Studies in European Cinema and The New Review of Film and Television Studies. He is the co-editor with Russ Hunter of the book Italian Horror Cinema Edinburgh University Press (2016). He worked on research projects funded by AHRC, Leverhulme Trust, and EU Horizon2020.
Links related to the conversation I had with Jan-Christopher Horak:
Links related to the conversation I had with Miriam de Rosa and Stefano Baschiera:
Hagener, Malte (2008), ‘Where is Cinema (Today)? The Cinema in the Age of Media Immanence’, Cinéma et Cie., 11(Fall), pp. 15–22.
Casetti, Francesco (2010), ‘Die Explosion des Kinos. Filmische Erfahrung in der post-kinematographischen Epoche’, montage AV. Zeitschrift für Theorie und Geschichte audiovisueller Kommunikation, 19(1), pp. 11–35. DOI: https://doi.org/10.25969/mediarep/334.
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