Recent Publications

Eugenio Bolongaro

---. “Representing the Un(re)presentable: Homosexuality in Luchino Visconti’s Rocco and His Brothers.” Studies in European Cinema 7.3 (2010): 223-36.

---. Rita Gagliano and Mark Epstein, eds. Creative Interventions: The Role of the Intellectual in Contemporary Italian Culture.  Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars, 2009. 

---. “Playful Robberies in Palookaville: Alan Taylor’s Adaptation of Three Short Stories by Italo Calvino.” New Cinemas 4.1 (2006): 3-20.

---. “Why Truth Matters: Ideology and Ethics in Bertolucci’s The Spider’s Stratagem.” Italian Culture 23 (2005): 71-96.

Michael Cowan

Technology's Pulse. Essays on Rhythm in German Modernism. Forthcoming from IGRS Books, University of London (2011).

Cult of the Will. Nervousness and German Modernity
(Penn State University Press, 2008).



Prises de rue. Special issue of CiNéMAS 21:1, co-edited with Viva Paci and Alanna Thain (2011).

Rythmer, rhythming. Special issue of Intermédialités no. 16, co-edited with Laurent Guido (2010).

Moving Pictures. Moving Bodies: Dance in Early German Cinema. Special issue of Seminar 46:3, co-edited with Barbara Hales (2010).

“Les rythmes du désir filmique: Film ist. a girl & a gun de Gustav Deutsch.” In Intermédialités 16 (2010), 209-216.

“Moving Picture Puzzles: Training Perception in the Weimar ‘Rebus’ Films.” Screen 51:3 (2010), 197-218.

“Advertising, Rhythm and the Filmic Avant-Garde in Weimar.” October 131 (2010): 23-50.

“Harun Farocki’s Symphony of a Postindustrial City.” Intermédialités. Special issue “travailler.” Ed. Philippe Despoix (May 2009): 69-86.

“Between the Street and the Apartment. Disturbing the Spaces of Fortress Europe in Michael Haneke.” Studies in European Cinema 5.2 (Dec. 2008): 117-131.

“The Heart Machine: Rhythm and Body in Weimar Film and Fritz Lang’s Metropolis.” Modernism/modernity 14:2 (2007): 225-248.

“Wege zu Kraft und Schönheit.” In: Filmgenres: Sportfilm. Ed. Kai Marcel Sicks. Stuttgart: Reclam, 2010: 43-47.

“Der weiße Rausch.” In: Filmgenres: Sportfilm. Ed. Kai Marcel Sicks. Stuttgart: Reclam, 2010: 62-65.

Victor Fan

Articles (peer-reviewed):
“New York Chinatown Theatres under the Hong Kong Circuit System,” in Film History 22 (2010): 108-26. 

“The Unanswered Question of Forrest Gump,” in Screen 49.4 (Winter 2008), 450-61.

“English Football and Its Hong Kong Television Audience,” in CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture: A WWWeb Journal  8.1 (2006),

Forthcoming (Fall 2011 - Spring 2012):
“Redressing the Inaccessible through the Re-Inscribed Body: In the Year of 13 Moons and Bad Education,” in A Companion to Rainer Werner Fassbinder, ed. Briggitte Peucker (Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell, c. 2012).

“Poetics of Addiction: Stardom, 'Feminized' Spectatorship, and Inter-Regional Business Relations in the Twilight Series,” in Camera Obscura 79 (2012).

“The Cinema of Sun Yu: Ice Cream for the Eye … but with a Homo Sacer,” in Journal of Chinese Cinemas 5.3 (2011).

Book Reviews:
“Victor Fan on Cities Surround the Countryside: Urban Aesthetics in Postsocialist China,” in Screening the Past 29 (2010),

“Victor Fan on Film Theory and Contemporary Hollywood Movies,” in Screening the Past 28 (2010),

“Victor Fan on Hong Kong New Wave Cinema (1978-2000), in Screening the Past 26 (2009),

Articles in Printculture (
Printculture is a communal blog (fellow contributors including Haun Saussy and Eric Hayot). These articles were written in both journalistic and academic formats, depending on the subject matters and research backgrounds. Some of these articles are under revisions for the purpose of being published in academic journals. I hereby provide a list of their titles, for some of them may give you an idea on the areas of research that I am undertaking.

“All About Glee” (11 December 2010); “Poetics of Addiction [On Twilight] (4 April 2010); “The Genius and the Aura” [On Gustavo Dudamel] (15 October 2009); "Whose Trauma is It?: Reading Inglourious Basterds" (28 September 2009); “From The Paradine Case to Prop 8” (19 August 2009); “Cat and Mouse” [On Animal Consciousness] (17 July 2009); “The Grand Finale” [On Mahler’s Symphony No. 8] (27 June 2009); “Re-Reading This Sporting Life” (23 June 2009); “Is Hero a Sellout?” (13 June 2009); “On ‘Lust, Caution’ (The Novella)” (18 May 2009); “The Nocturne” [On Chopin] (1 May 2009); “The Christ that Remains” [On Nicholas Ray’s King of Kings] (26 April 2009); “Rethinking Broken Blossoms through Canhua lei” (12 April 2009); “The Cinema of Sun Yu” (6 April 2009); “Logan’s Doubt (In Kang Youwei’s Parallel Universe)” [On Logan’s Run and Kang Yougwei] (30 March 2009); “On Tom Brown’s School-Days” (23 March 2009); “Hawks and Sparrows” [On the Cinema of Pasolini] (16 March 2009); “Whose Funny Valentine? Part 2” (On Slumdog Millionaire) (24 February 2009); “The Post-Mortem Life of Music” (14 December 2008); “What is Truly Absent from the Beijing Olympics?” (12 August 2008); “Football and ‘Modern Slavery’” (18 July 2008); “Euro 2008” (5 July 2008). 

Yuriko Furuhata

Cinema of Actuality: Japanese Film Theory, Politics, and Experiments (Duke University Press, forthcoming)

Peer-reviewed Articles:
“Audio-Visual Redundancy and Remediation in Ninja bugeichô,” Mechademia 7 (Forthcoming).

“Rethinking Plasticity: The Politics and Production of the Animated Image,” Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal 6.1 (2011): 25-38. 

“Indexicality as ‘Symptom’: Photography and Affect,” Semiotica: Journal of the International Association for Semiotic studies 174: 181-202 (April 2009). 

“Returning to Actuality: Fûkeiron and the Landscape Film,” Screen, 48.3 (Autumn 2007): 345-362

Book chapters:
“Kakkotsuki no hanpuku” [Repetition in Parenthesis], Wakamatsu Kôji: Hankenryoku no shôzô [Wakamatsu Kôji: A Portrait of Counter-Power], Eds. Yomota Inuhiko and Hirasawa Gô, Tokyo: Sakuhinsha (2007): 112-142.

Non-refereed Articles:
“Hanpuku to te no kokuin” [Repetitions and Traces of Hand]. Makino Takashi Film Works, Vol. 1. DVD (Tokyo: Kinokuniya Shoten, 2010). 

“Deleuze to eiga to kono sekai” [Deleuze, Cinema, and This world], VOL 02, Eds. Kayano Toshihito, Tokyo: Ibunsha, 2007: 142-154. 

“Tasogare no kioku” [Memories of Twilight], An Introduction to Echo Song: Movie Stills, Katsura Muramatsu, (Tokyo: Atelier Kûchûsen 2007). 

Amanda Holmes

Edited volume:
Cultures of the City: Mediating Identities in Urban Latin/o America.
Co-editor with Richard Young. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010.  264 pages.



“Landscape and the Artist’s Frame in Lucrecia Martel’s La ciénaga and La niña santa.”  New Trends in Argentine and Brazilian Cinema.  Ed. Cacilda Rego and Carolina Rocha.  Bristol: Intellect Ltd, 2011.  131-146.

“Pen and Brush in Dialogue: Octavio Paz and Antoni Tàpies in their Trans-Atlantic Livre d’Artiste.”  Bulletin of Hispanic Studies  88.3 (2011): 369-383.

“Textual Revisions of Identity: Nostalgia and Modernity in Asunción.”  Cultures of the City: Mediating Identities in Urban Latin/o America.  Ed. Richard Young and Amanda Holmes.  Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010.  105-119.

“Modern Heroics: The Flâneur in Peronist Buenos Aires.”  Circulation and the City:  Essays on Urban Culture.  Ed. Will Straw and Alexander Boutras.  Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 2010.  240-257.

“Art, Science and the New World in Daniel Kehlmann’s Die Vermessung der Welt and César Aira’s Un episodio en la vida del pintor viajero.”  Neophilologus  94.2 (2010): 195-207. 

“El Sur en el Nuevo Cine Argentino.” Actas del Primer Encuentro de la Asociación Argentina de Estudios del Cine y Audiovisual.  Buenos Aires, 2009.

“China in Argentine Exotismo: Contemporary Inventions of the Orient.”  Bulletin of Spanish Studies 85.1 (2008).  71-83.

Thomas Lamarre

Books (referred):
Flat Life:Capitalism and Otaku Media (submission)

The Anime Machine: A Media Theory of Animation
(University of Minnesota Press, 2009); 424 pp.



Major Translations (refereed):
Muriel Combes, Simondon, Individual and Collective (MIT, forthcoming 2012).  Translation, Preface, and Afterword.

Kawamata Chiaki, Death Sentences (University of Minnesota, forthcoming 2012).
Translation (with Kazuko Behrens) and Afterword.



Edited Volumes (refereed):
User Enhanced (w/Christopher Bolton and Frenchy Lunning). Mechademia 6 (2011)

Fanthropologies (w/Christopher Bolton and Frenchy Lunning). Mechademia 5 (2010)

War/Time (w/Christopher Bolton and Frenchy Lunning). Mechademia 4 (2009)

Limits of the Human (w/Christopher Bolton and Frenchy Lunning). Mechademia 3 (2008)

Journal Articles and Book Chapters (refereed) 2008-2010:
‘Magic Lantern, Dark Precursor of Animation,’ animation: an interdisciplinary journal 6: 2 (July 2011): 127 - 148

‘Seeing Through the Car: The Automobile as Cosmopolitical Proposition in The Fifth Element,’ Prises de rue, ed. Michael Cowan, Viva Paci, and Alanna Thain, Special issue of Cinémas (21: 1): 105-128

 ‘Shôhi to seisan no aida: otaku bunka to ninteki shihon,’ Nihon eigashi sôsho 14: kankyaku e no apurochi, ed. Fujiki Hideaki (Tokyo: Rinwasha, 2011), 40 pages.

 ‘The Biopolitics of Companion Species: Wartime Animation and Multi-Ethnic Nationalism,” in The Politics of Culture: Around the Work of Naoki Sakai, ed. Richard Calichman and John Namjun Kim (Routledge, 2010), 72-90.

‘Manga Bomb: Between the Lines of Barefoot Gen’ in Comics Worlds & the World of Comics, ed. Jacqueline Berndt (Kyoto: Kyoto Seika University, 2010), 245-285

 ‘Science, Literature, Japan,’ in Routledge Companion to Literature and Science, ed. Bruce Clarke, Routledge, 2010, 497-507.

‘Speciesism Part 2: Tezuka Osamu and the Multispecies Ideal,’ in Mechademia 5: Fanthropologies (2010): 51-85.

‘Otakuology: A Dialogue’ (with Patrick Galbraith), in Mechademia 5: Fanthropologies (2010): 360-374.

‘The Rebuild of Anime,’ in Mechademia 5: Fanthropologies (2010): 349-353.

 ‘Sengo no neotenii,’ in Sengo to shite no imeeji (Seikyûsha, 2010), 73-104.

 ‘Cine-Photography as Racial Technology,’ in Photography East: The Camera and Its Histories in East and Southeast Asia, ed. Rosalind Morris (Durham: Duke University Press, 2009), 259-290.

Speciesism Part 1: Translating Races into Animals in Wartime Animation,’ Mechademia 3: Limits of the Human (2009), 75-95.

‘What is a Techno-Region?’ The Newsletter, (Spring 2009) 50: 19 (broadsheet).

 ‘Born of Trauma: Akira and Capitalist Modes of Destruction,’ in War, Trauma, Capital, special issue of positions 16:1 (Spring 2008): 131-56.

‘Expanded Empiricism: Natsume Sôseki with William James,’ Japan Forum 21(1) 2008: 47-77.

‘Animation Studies,’ The Semiotic Review of Books 17.3 (2008), 1-6 (broadsheet).

‘Full Limited Animation,’ Ga-Netchû: The Manga Anime Syndrome (Frankfurt am Main: Deutsches Filminstitut, 2008), 106-119.

Derek Nystrom

“The New Hollywood.” The Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film. Eds. Roy Grundmann, Cynthia Lucia, Art Simon. Vol. 3. Oxford, UK: Blackwell, forthcoming December 2011.

“The Gaze at Work: Knowledge Relations and Class Spectatorship.” Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies 12/13 (Spring 2010): 23-36.

Hard Hats, Rednecks, and Macho Men: Class in 1970s American Cinema
(New York: Oxford UP, 2009)



“Fear of Falling Sideways: Alexander Payne’s Rhetoric of Class.” Postmodern Culture 16.1 (September 2005).

Ara Osterweil

“Queer Coupling, or the Stain of the Bearded Woman.” Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media 51.1 (2010): 33-60.

“A Body is Not a Metaphor: Barbara Hammer’s X-Ray Vision.” Journal of Lesbian Studies 14.2-3 (2010): 185-200.

“Reconstructing Shirley: Pedophilia and Interracial Romance in Hollywood’s Age of Innocence.” Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies 72 (2009): 1-39.

“Ang Lee’s Lonesome Cowboys” Brokeback Mountain Roundtable, Film Quarterly 60. 3 (2007): 38-42.

“Cache”, Film Quarterly 59.4 (2006): 35-40.

“The Last Place on Earth: Dennis Hopper’s Last Movie,” in Taking Place: Location and the Moving Image, ed. Elena Gorfinkel and John David Rhodes. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2011.

“Women On the Front: Sexual Politics, Experimental Aesthetics and Female Authorship.” Experimental Film: Missing Frames, ed. Ben Meade. Kansas City, MO: University of Avila Press, 2011: 161-189.

“Emergent Bodies: Human, All Too Human, Posthuman,” with David Baumflek. Body Worlds: Critical Essays, ed. Christine Jespersen, Alicita Rodriguez, Joseph Starr. Jefferson, NC: Mc Farland, 2008: 240-258.

“The Apocryphal, Ecstatic Cinema of Barbara Rubin.” Women’s Experimental Cinema, ed. Robin Blaetz.  Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2007: 127-151.

Ned Schantz

“Hospitality and the Unsettled Viewer,” Hitchcock’s Shadow Scenes.” Camera Obscura, 25:1  (2010), 1-27.

Gossip, Letters, Phones: The Scandal of Female Networks in Film and Literature.
New York: Oxford UP, 2008.

Will Straw

Volumes authored:
Cyanide and Sin: Visualizing Crime in 50s America.  New York:   PPP Publications/Andrew Roth Gallery, 2006.



Volumes edited:
Intersections of Media and Communications: Concepts and Critical Frameworks.
Co-edited by Will Straw, Sandra Gabriele and Ira Wagman.
Toronto: Emond Montgomery Publications. 2011.



Aprehendiendo al delincuente: Crimen y medios en América del norte.
Co-edited by Graciela Martinez-Zalce, Will Straw and Susana Vargas
Mexico City: CISAN/UNAM and Media@McGill, 2011.




Co-edited with James Cisneros.
Special issue of Intermédialités.  No. 14, 2010.




Circulation and the City:  Essays on Urban Culture.
Co-edited with Alexandra Boutros.
McGill-Queens University Press, 2010.



 “Are We American?”  Special dossier in Quebec Studies, vol. 33, no. 48 (Fall 2009-Winter 2010), co-edited with Erin Hurley. 

Global Cities/Local Sites.  Co-edited with Douglas Tallack.  Melbourne:  Melbourne University Publishing/Universitas 21, 2009.  U21 Ebook.

"Cultural Memory and Digital Preservation."  Special issue, vol. 15, no. 3 (August, 2009) of Convergence:  The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies.   Co-edited with Jessica Santone.

"Dialogues théoriques sur la culture."  Special issue, no. 47 (Winter, 2009) of Cahiers de recherche sociologique.  Co-edited with Anouk Belanger.

Chapters in edited books:
"Sizing Up Record Collections: Gender and Connoisseurship in Rock Music Culture." In Mary Celeste Kearney, ed., The Gender and Media Reader. London and New York, Routledge, 2011. Reprint.

“Nota roja and journaux jaunes: Popular crime periodicals in Quebec and Mexico.” In Graciela Martinez-Zalce, Will Straw and Susana Vargas, editors. Aprehendiendo al delincuente: Crimen y medios en América del norte . Mexico City : CISAN/UNAM and Media@McGill, 2011, pp. 53-70.

“Preface.” In Viva Paci, La comédie musicale et la double vie du cinéma . Paris/Udine, Téraèdre/Forum, 2011, pp. 13-17 .

“Authorship.”  Reprinted in Chris Rojek, ed., Popular Music.  Sage Benchmarks in Culture and Society.  Los Angeles and London:  Sage, 2011, pp. 65-74.

“Systems of Articulation, Logics of Change: Communities and Scenes in Popular Music.”  Reprinted in Chris Rojek, ed., Popular Music.  Sage Benchmarks in Culture and Society.  Los Angeles and London:  Sage, 2011, pp. 219-249.

“Action Classics: alcune riflessioni sul corpus dei DVD a basso costo.”  In Leonardo Quaresima andValentina Re, editors.  Play the Movie:  Il DVD e le nuove forme dell’esperienza audiovisiva.  Torino:  Edizioni Kaplan, 2010, pp. 66-77.

“Tabloid Expo.” In  Rhona Richman Kenneally and Johanne Sloan , editors, Expo:  67.  Not Just a Souvenir.  Toronto:  University of Toronto Press, 2010, pp. 221-238. 

“The Circulatory Turn.”  In The Wireless Spectrum: The Politics, Practices and Poetics of Mobile Media.  Editors: Barbara Crow, Michael Longford, Kim Sawchuk.  Toronto:  University of Toronto Press, 2010.

“"Systems of Articulation, Logics of Change: Scenes and Communities in Popular Music."  Reprinted in Chris Rojek, editor, Leisure Studies (London & Thousand Oaks:  Sage) pp. 375-396.

"Entsorgung der Tontrager:  CDs auf dem Web durch die Stadt."  Translated by Dorothea Lobbermann.  In Anke Otlepp and Christoph Ribbat, eds.  Mit den Dingen Leben:  Zur Geschichte der Alltagsgegenstande.  Berlin:  Franz Steiner Verlag, 2010, pp. 287-296.

“Spectacles of Waste.”  In Alexandra Boutros and Will Straw, editors, Circulation and the City:  Essays on Urban Culture.  Montreal: McGill Queens University Press, 2010, pp. 184-213  

“Hawkers and Public Space:  Free Commuter Newspapers in Canada.”  In Bart Beaty, Derek Briton, Gloria Filax and Rebecca Sullivan, eds.  How Canadians Communicate III:  Contexts of Canadian Popular Culture.  Athabasca:  AU Press, 2010, pp. 79-93.

“Reinhabiting Lost Languages:  Guy Maddin’s Careful.”  In David Church, editor, Playing with Memories:  Essays on Guy Maddin.  Winnipeg:  University of Manitoba Press, 2009, pp. 58-69.

"The Palace, the Terminal and the Park: Three Blocks in the Middle of Montreal."  In Will Straw and Douglas Tallack, editors.   Global Cities/Local Sites.  Melbourne:  Melbourne University Publishing/Universitas 21, 2009.  U21 Ebook.

“Cities of sin, backroads of crime.”  In André Jansson and Amanda Lagerkvist, eds. Strange Spaces: Explorations into Mediated Obscurity. Farnham, Surrey:  Ashgate, 2009, pp. 169-185.

'Shifting Boundaries, Lines of Descent:  Cultural Studies and Institutional Realignments in Canada,'  Reprinted in Sourayan Mookerjea, Imre Szeman and Gail Faurcshou, editors, Canadian Cultural Studies:  A Reader.  Durham, N.C.:  Duke University Press, 2009, pp. 457-471.

"Screens and Extremes."  In Pierre Tremblay and Louise Poissant, eds., Prolifération des écrans/Proliferation of screens.  Montreal:  Presses de l'université du Québec, 2008, pp. 405-410.

“Characterizing Rock Music Culture:  The Case of Heavy Metal.”  Reprinted in Michael Ryan, ed., Cultural Studies.  Boston:  Blackwell, publication date January, 2008.

“Documentary Realism and the Post-War Left.”  In Frank Krutnik, Steve Neale and Brian Neve, editors.  Unamerican Hollywood:  Politics and Film in the Blacklist Era.  New Brunswick, N.J.:  Rutgers University Press, 2008, pp. 130-141

(With Richard Sutherland).  “The Canadian Music Industry at a Crossroads.”  In David Taras, Frits Pannekoek, and Maria Bakardjieva, editors.  How Canadians Communicate II: Media, Globalization and Identity.  Calgary, Alberta: University of Calgary Press, 2007, pp. 141-165.

“Embedded Memories.”   In Charles Acland, editor.  Residual Media.  Minneapolis:  University of Minnesota Press, 2007, pp. 3-15. 

Articles in journals:
“The consecration of musical incoherence” Kinephanos , vol. 2, no. 1 (April, 2011).

“Introduction:  The Small Parts, Small Players Dossier.”  Screen, 52 (2011), 78-81.

“Scales of Presence:  Bess Flowers and the Hollywood Extra.”  Screen, 52 (2011), 121-127.

“Stratégies formelles de la photographie d’actualité criminelle/Formal Strategies in the True Crime Photograph.”  Etudes photographiques, no. 26 (2010).

“Cross-Border Visualities and the Canadian Image.”  Imaginations, vol. 1, no. 1 (2010), pp. 24-38.

"Bâtir:  La ville intermédiale." (With James Cisneros).   Intermédialités,  No. 14, 2009, pp. 11-18.

“Cultural Production and the Generative Matrix: A Response to Georgina Born.”  Cultural Sociology, 4: 2 (2010), pp. 1-8.

“Letters of Introduction:  Film Credits and Cityscapes.”  Design and Culture, vol. 2, no. 2 (2010), pp. 155-166. 

“Montreal and The Captive City.”  In Quebec Studies, vol. 33, no. 48 (Fall 2009-Winter 2010), pp.  13-24.

"Soft furnishings and social forms."  Artecontexto (Madrid), vol. 22, no. 2 (2009).

"The Music CD and Its Ends."  Design & Culture, vol. 1, no. 1 (2009), pp. 79-92. 

"Music from the wrong place:  On the Italianicity of Quebec Disco."  Criticism, vol. 50, no. 1 (Winter, 2008), pp. 113-132.

"Squawkies and Talkies." Parallax, vol. 4, no. 2 (2008), pp. 20-30.

“Global Metro:  The rise of the free commuter newspaper.”  Revista Mexicana de Estudios Canadienses.  No. 13 (Spring, 2007), pp. 45-53. 

Alanna Thain

“Rabbit Ears: Locomotion in Lynch’s Inland Empire.” In Francois-Xavier Gleyzon, ed. David Lynch in Theory. Prague: Litteraria Pragensia, 2010. pp.86-100.

“Anarchival Cinema,” Inflexions 4: Transversal Fields of Experience, edited by Troy Rhodes and Christoph Brunner. (December 2010)

“Insecurity cameras: Elevator Criminality and Time: Intermédialités 14 (Fall 2010), special issue Build/Batir edited by Will Straw and James Cistneros.

“A texture in the desert of the real: Heterotopic Encounter in Denis Villeneuve’s Un 32 Aout Sur Terre <> ² Nouvelles « vues » sur le cinéma québécois 11

“All the Single Babies: Adorable/ Automaton” In Medias Res Dance and Technology Theme Week April 26-30, 2010. <>

“Wandering Stars: William Kentridge¹s (Err)ant Choreographies” Parallax 14.1 (Winter 2008), Special Issue on “Installing the Body” <>

Special Issue of CiNéMaS, “Prises de rues,” edited and with an introduction by Alanna Thain, Michael Cowan and Viva Paci (Winter 2011)