Latest five volumes of REFRACTORY: A Journal of Entertainment Media

Frame grab from Spider (David Cronenberg, 2002). Read Samatha Lindop’s 2011 article on this film here. For another interesting, psychiatrically-informed account of Cronenberg’s film, see here

Thanks to Adrian Martin (whose video version of his Ritwik Ghatak talk is now online, by the way), Film Studies For Free heard about the latest issue of the online Australian journal Refractory: A Journal of Entertainment Media. And thanks to that, FSFF realised it hadn’t really mentioned an issue of Refractory since Volume 14, 2009 in its entry on “Split Screens”. So, below are direct links to all of the contents of this great journal since that issue. And FSFF promises not to be quite so pommily slow next time this journal publishes one of its characteristically excellent collections of film and media studies…

Refractory, Volume 19, 2011

  1. Blockbusters for the YouTube Generation: A new product of convergence culture – Kristy Hess and Lisa Waller
  2. ‘Out wiv the old ay plumma?’ The Uncanny Marginalized Wastelands of Memory and Matter in David Cronenberg’s Spider – Samantha Lindop
  3. A Moving Image Experience: Il Cinema Ritrovato, Bologna, June-July, 2010 – Wendy Haslem
  4. “A series of emotional remembrances”: Echoes of Bernard Herrmann -Daniel Golding
  5. Don Draper On The Couch: Mad Men and the Stranger to Paradise – Mark Nicholls

Refractory, Volume 18, 2011

  1. Editorial: Transitions in Popular Culture – Matthew Sini and Angie Knaggs  
  2. “Never my soul”: Adaptations, Re-makes and Re-imaginings of Yeşilçam Cinema – Can Yalcinkaya  
  3. Looking Past Seeing: Imaginative Space and Empathetic Engagement in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and There Will Be Blood – Elliott Logan
  4. Struggling to find their place: Indigenous youth, identity, and storytelling in Beneath Clouds and Samson and Delilah – Samantha Fordham
  5. Transgeneric Tendencies in New Queer Cinema – Matthew Sini
  6. Before Priscilla: Male-to-Female Transgender in Australian Cinema until the 1990s – Joanna McIntyre
  7. From Night and Day to De-Lovely: Cinematic Representations of Cole Porter – Penny Spirou
  8. (Em)Placing Prison Break: Heterotopic Televisual Space and Place – Angie Knaggs
  9. “Think Smart”: multiple casting, critical engagement and the contemporary film spectator – Nicole Choolun

Refractory, Volume 17, 2010

  1. From Cult Texts to Authored Languages: Fan Discourse and the Performances of Authorship – Karolina Agata Kazimierczak
  2. The Pinball Problem – Daniel Reynolds
  3. The Invisible Medium: Comics Studies in Australia – Kevin Patrick
  4. Acculturation of the ‘Pure’ Economy: Sci Fi, IT and the National Lampoon – Rock Chugg
  5. Subversive Frames: Vermeer And Lucio Fulci’s SETTE NOTE IN NERO – Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
  6. Ringu/ The Ring: Tracing the Analog Spirit in a Digital Era – Michael Fisch
  7. Keaton and the Lion: A Critical Re-evaluation of The Cameraman, Free and Easy and Speak Easily – Anna Gardner
  8. Rosy-Fingered Dawn: The Natural Sublime in the work of Terrence Malick – Dimitrios Latsis

Refractory, Volume 16, 2009

  1. Editorial ‘All Your Base Are Belong to Us’: Videogames and Play in the Information Age : Tom Apperley and Justin Clemens
  2. A Critique of Play – Sean Cubitt
  3. ‘The code which governs war and play’: Computer games, sport and modern combat – Jeff Sparrow
  4. Being Played: Games Culture and Asian American Dis/identifications – Dean Chan
  5. “I’m OK”: How young people articulate ‘violence’ in videogames – Gareth Schott
  6. How to Do Things With Images – Darshana Jayemanne
  7. Myths of Neoconservatism and Privatization in World of Warcraft – Kyle Kontour
  8. Babelswarm -Justin Clemens, Christopher Dodds and Adam Nash

Refractory, Volume 15, 2009

Double Issue: General Issue and Television Issue, Editors: Angela Ndalianis and Lucian Chaffey

  1. Reality is in the performance’: Issues of Digital Technology, Simulation and Artificial Acting in S1mOne – Anna Notaro
  2. The Neo-baroque in Lucha Libre – Kat Austin
  3. Ryan Is Being Beaten: Incest, Fanfiction, and The OC – Jes Battis
  4. Mobile Content Market: an Exploratory Analysis of Problems and Drivers in the U.S. – Giuseppe Bonometti, Raffaello Balocco, Peter Chu, Shiv Prabhu, Rajit Gadh
  5. Televisual control: The resistance of the mockumentary – Wendy Davis
  6. The Classic Hollywood Town at the Dawn of Suburbia – Stephen Rowley
  7. Digital Intervention: Remixes, Mash Ups and Pixel Pirates – Amanda Trevisanut
  8. The Bill 1984 – 2009: Genre, Production, Redefinition – Margaret Rogers
  9. Guiding Stars – Carly Nugent

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