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Work-in-progress exports of individual sequences from the ‘Men Shouting’ deformative videoessay project are regularly posted in this Vimeo album. Named in a programmatic essay by Lisa Samuels and Jerome McGann (1999), deformative criticism ‘is a playful method that aims to deliberately transform the texts it engages’ (Buurma & Gold 2018:...

Alan O’Leary will be visiting Notre Dame University (Indiana, USA) for a week in October to present a seminar on the Italian Cinemas/Italian Histories project, to discuss the film The Battle of Algiers, to teach undergraduate classes and to meet graduate students. Alan is visiting Notre Dame by kind invitation of...

Two project seminars are taking place in the next couple of weeks, both at Leeds. The first takes place at 4pm on Wednesday 4 March (Emmanuel Centre room 7) and is entitled 'Italian Cinemas/Italian Histories: Project-in-Progress Report'. The second takes place on Monday 16 March (Parkinson B11): ‘Liberty Leading the People: Carnival Temporalities in Political Cinema’.