Split Screens and Refractory Journal

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News of the Open Access publication of an article by a colleague, friend, and fellow blogger, Sergio Dias-Branco, alerted Film Studies For Free to the existence of another excellent online Film and Media Studies periodical: Refractory: a Journal of Entertainment Media.

Refractory, is ‘a refereed, peer-reviewed, e-journal that explores the diverging and intersecting aspects of current and past entertainment media.’ The journal is published by the Cinema/Screen Studies Program, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne.

Sergio’s excellent work on the Mosaic-Screen is the lead article in Volume 14, 2008: Double Trouble – a brilliant Special Issue of Refractory on Split and Double Screens, edited by Tessa Dwyer & Mehmet Mehmet.

Full List of Refractory Volume 14 Contents:

  1. Double Trouble: Editorial – Tessa Dwyer & Mehmet Mehmet
  2. The Mosaic-Screen: Exploration and Definition – Sergio Dias-Branco
  3. Sound and Space in the Split-Screen Movie – Ian Garwood
  4. The Embedded Screen and the State of Exception: Counterterrorist Narratives and the “War on Terror” – Cormac Deane
  5. “What Am I… Beloved or Bewitched?” Split Screens, Gender Confusion, and Psychiatric Solutions in The Dark Mirror – Tim Snelson
  6. Medusa in the Mirror: The Split World of Brian De Palma’s Carrie – David Greven
  7. The Double Side of Delay: Sutapa Biswas’ film installation Birdsong and Gilles Deleuze’s Actual/Virtual Couplet – Maria Walsh
  8. Missed Encounters: Film Theory and Expanded Cinema – Bruno Lessard
  9. Four Cameras are Better than One: Division as Excess in Mike Figgis’ Timecode – Nadia Bozak
  10. The Aesthetics of Displays: How the Split Screen Remediates Other Media – Malte Hagener
  11. Double Take: Rotoscoping and the Processing of Performance – Kim Louise Walden

For a full list of articles from all the other volumes of Refractory FSFF heartily recommends that you click HERE. And click HERE for the useful Wikipedia entry on Split screen (film)


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