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:...
This short piece is an outtake from my book on The Battle of Algiers that argues that the film isn't best considered in terms of trauma theory, but should be thought of, instead, in terms of radical hope.
Videoessays will be central to the research and outputs of the ICIH project, and this one deals with orders of time in the 1966 classic of political cinema.
Call for paper for a panel on The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966) at one or more sessions at the AAIS/CSIS 2017 joint conference.
The report of the #ICIH international workshop is now available.
A major project workshop takes place on the 22-23 March in Leeds, with participants from as far away as India, the United States and New Zealand.
Prof Jacqueline Reich is visiting Leeds as a guest of the project on 16 November 2015.
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...
The #ICIH project has won the opportunity to work with the tenor Dan Norman as part of 'DARE', the ongoing Leeds University partnership with Opera North.
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’.