|Image from Picturegoer Magazine, archived at the Bill Douglas collection, University of Exeter, as discussed by Lisa Stead in
her article Audiences from the Film Archive: Women’s Writing and Silent Cinema.
(Used in accordance with the Original License)
Across the [Using Moving Image Archives] collection, then, scholars ask: how is the archive, as a repository of memory and of the past, used to construct cultural history? What can archives tell us about the formation of particular categories of identity? How can the ephemeral, like the digital, be archived? These are pressing, important questions, and we hope the varied answers here will lead to further reflection and debate upon the place of archival research in the interdisciplinary study of moving images. From ‘Introduction’, by Nandana Bose and Lee Grieveson
Film Studies For Free is still catching up with the busy, Summer, electronic educational traffic. Below are links to all the brilliant items in one of the most significant volumes to be published online in its recent absence on holiday: Scope‘s latest issue on Using Moving Image Archives, edited by Nandana Bose and Lee Grieveson.
Part I: The Archive and the Nation
- Amateur Film and the Interwar English Countryside by Michael McCluskey
- Critical Reflections on Film as a Historical Source: A Case Study of the Military Regime in Brazil by Nina Schneider
Part II: The Ephemerality and Textuality of the Archive
- Archival Realities and Contagious Spaces: Shopgirls, Censorship and the City in Damaged Goods by Heida Johannsdottir
Part III: The Televisual and Digital Archive
- Reading Political Comedy: Yes Minister and Comic Coherence by Matt Crowder
- The Representation by French Television of Building Construction Work in and around Paris During the 1960s by Jacob Paskins
- Archives and Prefigurative Practices: Digital Games Walkthrough Archives as Record and Resource by Daniel Ashton