The persistence of the soul: the afterlife in postsecular television
Helen Wheatley / University of Warwick
Helen Wheatley discusses the recent proliferation of afterlife-themed television shows and how creators navigate multiple conceptions of “post-death experience.”
Cinema’s First Nasty Women (Or, How to Record a Celebrity Video Intro)
Maggie Hennefeld / University of Minnesota
Maggie Hennefeld discusses efforts to curate 99 silent films spotlighting early film feminism, and discusses the challenges of navigating the early feminist film archive.
“Name One Male Director”: Gender, Genre, and Authorship in Rose Matafeo’s Starstruck
Stefania Marghitu / Loyola University New Orleans
Stefania Marghitu explores the intersections between gender, genre, and authorship via Rose Matafeo’s Starstruck.
Cara Dickason examines how corporations sell Smart TVs as domestic surveillance technologies through gendered formulas.
Were You Looking at the Woman in the Red Dress? The Male Gaze in The Matrix
Nicole Erin Morse / Florida Atlantic University
Nicole Erin Morse examines how The Matrix (1999) interrupts and deconstructs the male gaze.
Sarah E.S. Sinwell details how one art house cinema continues to adapt to the pandemic while serving its local community.
Isabel Molina-Guzmán discusses how Bridgerton‘s escapist, colorblind narrative discursively produces a racial nostalgia that simultaneously erases unpleasant histories of racial conflict, generates pleasure in non-white audiences, and maintains white subjectivity.