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Queer eye for Chinese women: Locating queer spaces in Shitou's film Women Fifty Minutes (2019)
Journal Article
Bao, H. (in press). Queer eye for Chinese women: Locating queer spaces in Shitou's film Women Fifty Minutes. Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, 6(1),

This article offers a critical analysis of Chinese lesbian artist, filmmaker and activist Shitou's 2006 film Women Fifty Minutes (nüren wushi fenzhong). Focusing on the representation of queer women in the film, I discern the existence and conditions... Read More

Tactical authenticity in the production of mad narratives (2019)
Journal Article
WRIGHT, C., & CLARKE, S. (2019). Tactical authenticity in the production of mad narratives. Social Theory and Health, 17(2), 15. doi:10.1057/s41285-019-00092-2

First-person accounts of madness and of encountering psychiatric services provide important sociocultural and psychological knowledge about the subjectivity of distress. The importance of such accounts is often based upon a claim of the authenticity... Read More

Ways of hearing: sound, culture and history (2018)
Book Chapter
Mansell, J. (2018). Ways of hearing: sound, culture and history. In M. Bull (Ed.), The Routledge companion to sound studies, 343-352. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Transmedia Television: Flow, Glance, and the BBC (2018)
Book Chapter
Evans, E. (2018). Transmedia Television: Flow, Glance, and the BBC. In M. Freeman, & R. R. Gambarato (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Transmedia Studies, 35-43. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Noise (2018)
Book Chapter
Mansell, J. (in press). Noise. In Literature and soundCambridge University Press (CUP)

Visual Metafictions: Mark Fairnington's 'Mantidae' Paintings and Victorian Representations of the 'Real' (2018)
Journal Article
Elstob, I. (2018). Visual Metafictions: Mark Fairnington's 'Mantidae' Paintings and Victorian Representations of the 'Real'. Neo-Victorian Studies, 10(2), 129-158

This paper examines the contemporary British artist Mark Fairnington’s Mantidae series of paintings (2000) via the representational methods of his working process. Taking each stage of this process in turn, the paper examines key discourses... Read More

Post/documentary: referential multimodality in "Animated Documentaries" and "Documentary Games" (2018)
Journal Article
THON, J. (in press). Post/documentary: referential multimodality in "Animated Documentaries" and "Documentary Games". Poetics Today: International Journal for Theory and Analysis of Literature and Communication, 40(2),

From John Grierson’s influential early definition of documentary as “the creative treatment of actuality” through documentary studies’ reconstruction of the multitude of existing forms to philosophers’ attempts to develop comprehensive accounts of do... Read More

Queer Comrades: Gay Identity and Tongzhi Activism in Postsocialist China (2018)
Book
Bao, H. (2018). Queer Comrades: Gay Identity and Tongzhi Activism in Postsocialist China. Nias Press

• First book on gay identity and queer activism in the PRC examined from a cultural studies perspective. • An interdisciplinary project that combines historical and critical analysis of queer cultural texts and ethnographic studies of queer public c... Read More

Queering the Global South: Mu Cao and his poetry (2018)
Book Chapter
Bao, H. (2018). Queering the Global South: Mu Cao and his poetry. In The Global South and Literature, 185-197. Cambridge University Press (CUP). doi:10.1017/9781108231930.015

This chapter discusses the impact of and resistance to neoliberalism inthe Global South via a discussion of the queer Chinese poet Mu Cao andhis poems.1Adopting a cultural studies approach to literature, I examinethe social practice of literary produ... Read More

Tony Leung Chiu-Wai (2018)
Book
Gallagher, M. (2018). Tony Leung Chiu-Wai. BFI Publishing/Bloomsbury

Post-Cinema Soderbergh (2016)
Book Chapter
Gallagher, M. (2016). Post-Cinema Soderbergh. In G. King (Ed.), A Companion to American Indie FilmWiley. doi:10.1002/9781118758359.ch6

Independent artistic practice has always occurred in commercial and industrial environments characterized by unpredictability and change. The 2000s and 2010s saw television, online series, and niche homeā€video distribution emerge as viable alternativ... Read More

Tony Leung Chiu-Wai: Acting Sexy in Hong Kong and China (2016)
Journal Article
Gallagher, M. (2016). Tony Leung Chiu-Wai: Acting Sexy in Hong Kong and China. Asian Cinema, 27(1), 43-58. doi:10.1386/ac.27.1.43_1

To account for the complex performative and cultural phenomenon of cinematic sex appeal, this article investigates Chinese actor Tony Leung Chiu-Wai Leung as a regional and global star, focusing on attributes of his acting that convey sex appeal or h... Read More

Arts policy and practice for disabled children and young people: towards a ‘practice spectrum’ approach (2016)
Journal Article
Newsinger, J., & Green, W. (2016). Arts policy and practice for disabled children and young people: towards a ‘practice spectrum’ approach. Disability and Society, 31(3), 357-372. doi:10.1080/09687599.2016.1174102

This article argues for an approach to the evaluation of arts policy and practice for disabled children and young people that goes beyond the dialogic antagonism between Disability Arts and community arts, and towards a ‘practice spectrum’. Little is... Read More