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Performative resilience: How the arts and culture support austerity in post-crisis capitalism (2019)
Journal Article
Newsinger, J., & Serafini, P. (in press). Performative resilience: How the arts and culture support austerity in post-crisis capitalism. European Journal of Cultural Studies,

Resilience is a key theme in contemporary post-crisis capitalism, prominent across government policy, popular discourses, business and management thinking and academia. This article is about the deployment of the concept of resilience in cultural pol... Read More

Introducing the Slave Next Door (2019)
Journal Article
Birks, J., & Gardner, A. (2019). Introducing the Slave Next Door. Anti-Trafficking Review, 2019(13), 66-81. https://doi.org/10.14197/atr.201219135

Past studies have indicated that the British public consider human trafficking to be remote from their personal experiences. However, an increase in local press reporting, alongside the emergence of locally co-ordinated anti-modern slavery campaigns,... Read More

The Audible Artefact: Promoting Cultural Exploration and Engagement with Audio Augmented Reality (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Cliffe, L., Mansell, J., Cormac, J., Greenhalgh, C., & Hazzard, A. (2019). The Audible Artefact: Promoting Cultural Exploration and Engagement with Audio Augmented Reality. In Proceedings of AM '19, Nottingham, United Kingdom, September 18-20, 2019https://doi.org/10.1145/3356590.3356617

This paper introduces two ongoing projects where audio augmented reality is implemented as a means of engaging museum and gallery visitors with audio archive material and associated objects, artworks and artefacts. It outlines some of the issues surr... Read More

The 'Queer Generation': Queer Community Documentary in Contemporary China (2019)
Journal Article
Bao, H. (2019). The 'Queer Generation': Queer Community Documentary in Contemporary China. Transnational Screens, https://doi.org/10.1080/25785273.2019.1662197

In this article, I chart a brief history of the queer community documentary in the PRC since the 2000s by introducing its historical conditions of emergence and development. In doing so, I highlight the activist dimension of queer filmmaking and its... Read More

A Spoonful of Sugar: Medication and the Psychoanalytic Body (2019)
Journal Article
Wright, C. (in press). A Spoonful of Sugar: Medication and the Psychoanalytic Body. Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, 24(4),

This article employs a Lacanian framework to re-visit the vexed relationship between psychoanalysis and medication, which, it is claimed, also pertains to debates about the status of the psychoanalytic body. Whilst acknowledging the importance of cri... Read More

“The End is the Beginning and Lies Far Ahead”: time and textuality in African American visualizations of the historical past, 1990-2000 (2019)
Book Chapter
Elstob, I. (2019). “The End is the Beginning and Lies Far Ahead”: time and textuality in African American visualizations of the historical past, 1990-2000. In L. Aje, & N. Gachon (Eds.), Traces and Memories of Slavery in the Atlantic WorldTaylor & Francis (Routledge)

This chapter examines artworks produced in the 1990s by Carrie Mae Weems, Glenn Ligon, and Lorna Simpson that combine historical and contemporary signifiers to visualize American history and its afterlives. Using literary and narratological models of... Read More

Post/documentary: referential multimodality in "Animated Documentaries" and "Documentary Games" (2019)
Journal Article
THON, J. (2019). Post/documentary: referential multimodality in "Animated Documentaries" and "Documentary Games". Poetics Today: International Journal for Theory and Analysis of Literature and Communication, 40(2), 269-297

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

Lacan's May '68: Analysing the Institution in the Wake of the University Discourse (2019)
Book Chapter
Wright, C. (in press). Lacan's May '68: Analysing the Institution in the Wake of the University Discourse. In Other ‘68s: Lineages and Legacies of May ‘68

This chapter tracks the psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan’s evolving position on the French experi-ence of May 1968. Lacanian notions around structure and desire were clearly at play in the run up to the May events and initially Lacan was supportive of bot... Read More

Queer eye for Chinese women: Locating queer spaces in Shitou's film Women Fifty Minutes (2019)
Journal Article
Bao, H. (2019). Queer eye for Chinese women: Locating queer spaces in Shitou's film Women Fifty Minutes. Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, 6(1), doi:10.1386/jcca.6.1.77_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

Cultural Protest in Journalism, Documentary Film and the Arts: Between Protest and Professionalisation (2019)
Book
Mutibwa, D. H. (2019). Cultural Protest in Journalism, Documentary Film and the Arts: Between Protest and Professionalisation. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Cultural Protest in Journalism, Documentary Films and the Arts: Between Protest and Professionalisation entails a comprehensive account of the history and trajectory of contemporary journalistic, (documentary) film, and arts and cultural actors roote... 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

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