News archive from Media, Film and Communication.
Tuesday, 27 February 2018
- R6N4, Richardson Building, University of Otago - 85 Albany Street
Professor Stephanie Schwerter, Professor of Anglophone Literature, University of Valenciennes, France
Wednesday, 6 December 2017
- Massey University, Wellington Campus
Keynote Speakers: Professor Patricia Hill Collins (University of Maryland), Professor Jodi Dean (Hobart and William Smith Colleges), Professor Jeremy Gilbert (University of East London), Professor Wendy Larner (University of Victoria, Wellington).
Thursday, 23 November 2017 - Richardson Building, 6th Floor, North, Room 4 (R6N4)
Kim Toffoletti: Sexy surfers, selfies, and social media – Encounters with Jean Baudrillard, Postfeminism and Post-truth
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 - Richardson, 6th Floor, North, Room 4 (R6N4)
Wednesday, 22 November 2017
- Richardson Building, 6th Floor, North, room 4 (R6N4), Dunedin campus
This conference asks and unpacks the interactions of (post) truth, the 'real' and contemporary media.
Friday, 3 November 2017
- Richardson 6N4
This presentation build son critiques of post-racialism and use Charles Mills’ concept of white ignorance, to demonstrate how the disavowal of race in the Spanish context is related to a form of colonial amnesia.
Wednesday, 25 October 2017
- Richardson Building, R6N6
Victoria Duckett is a lecturer in Screen and the Director of Entertainment Production at Deakin University. She has published extensively on actresses, archives and early film. Her book, Seeing Sarah Bernhardt: Performance and Silent Film (University of Illinois Press, 2015) was named a 2016 Choice Outstanding Academic Title. This year, she was awarded a Harry Ransom Center Fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin and the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum (University of Exeter) International Stipend.
Friday, 20 October 2017
Drawing on Foucault, the research shows that neo-liberalism has a varied and, at times, contradictory relationship with social media platforms.
Friday, 29 September 2017
Every discipline has a metaphorical geography that delineates the shape and course of its intellectual itineraries. Cinema Studies is no exception. In reflecting on the ways in which our scholarly explorations might be experienced as expressions of, and interactions with, surfaces, spaces, situations and speeds we might ask, what are the particular perspectives and projections that delineate our paths to knowledge. And more importantly, how might they be reshaped.
Friday, 15 September 2017
Associate Professor Chris Brickell, Gender Studies, University of Otago
Friday, 25 August 2017
This paper considers two related propositions, which are interrogated as part of the Lacanian struggle for subjective articulation. The first proposition is that information and communication technologies retain their autonomy beyond the subject and the second is that such technologies are a product of their storage and containment.
Monday, 14 August 2017
- Castle 2
University of Otago
Thursday, 13 July 2017
- Richardson 6N4
This presentation explores portrayals of the American Civil War (1861-1865) in the dominant television primetime genre of the early 1960s, the western.
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 10:29am
Some of the most prolific and central figures of the New Zealand film industry have been attracted to the country’s first international conference dedicated to screenwriting, being held at the University of Otago.
Friday, 21 April 2017
CANCELLED - Analysing Pleasure: A Symposium - Masterclass with Professor Richard Dyer
Wednesday, 5 April 2017
- Moot Court
Ciara / Colin Cremin is a critical theorist who teaches sociology at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Friday, 31 March 2017
- Pequeño Lounge Bar, 50 Princes St, opposite Rialto Cinema
Come celebrate the launch of “Security, Race, Biopower: Essays on Technology and Corporeality”, a new collection from Palgrave MacMillan, edited by Dr Holly Randell-Moon and Ryan Tippet from the University of Otago’s Department of Media, Film and Communication.
Thursday, 30 March 2017
- St David Seminar Room 5, University of Otago
This seminar features three speakers on their research contributions to the edited collection, Security, Race, Biopower: Essays on Technology and Corporeality (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).
Friday, 24 March 2017 3:54pm
This presentation involves a search for interracial entanglements in South African sporrt and considers how these experiences may be narrated.
Thursday, 20 October 2016 10:30am
This seminar examines the group of films based on the story of Nathan F. Leopold Jr. and Richard Loeb, whose joint kidnap and murder of 14-year-old Bobby Franks in Chicago on May 21, 1924 was famously dubbed the ‘crime of the century’.
Wednesday, 31 August 2016
- Castle C and D
Keynote speakers: Misha Kavka (The University of Auckland); Allen Meek (Massey University) & Agon Hamza (Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts). This conference addresses what the ‘Real’ might mean in contemporary media studies.
Sunday, 28 August 2016 10:36am
In 2017 the annual international conference on screenwriting research will be hosted and organised by the Department of Media, Film, and Communication at the University of Otago in Dunedin, Aotearoa New Zealand.
Tuesday, 28 June 2016 1:42pm
Dr David Paterno, who gained his PhD at Otago in 2015, has received a prestigious Media Ecology Association (MEA) award for his PhD thesis.
Thursday, 17 December 2015 10:39am
MFCO rewards top 300-level essays ...
Thursday, 9 July 2015 4:36pm
Friday 31 July at 11:00am
From Reality to the Dream is an open discussion about film making, from small story to big screen.
Thursday, 9 July 2015 4:26pm
Family Portraits: telling rainbow stories through comic style narratives
Wednesday, 8 July 2015 4:16pm
MFCO lecturer, Dr Michael Bourk and Donald Matheson from the University of Canterbury are co-convening the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association's 2015 conference titled Rethinking Communication, Place and Identity.
Thursday, 2 July 2015 11:15am
A celebration was held recently to launch Dr Davinia Thornley’s book, 'Cinema, Cross-Cultural Collaboration, and Criticism: Filming on an Uneven Field', published by Palgrave Macmillan.
Thursday, 11 June 2015 10:33am
The strategic communication activities of local community organisations were on display in a student competition at the Dunedin Council Chambers last night.
Thursday, 11 June 2015 10:41am
The Postcolonial Studies Research Network and the Department of Media, Film and Communication (University of Otago) present:
Colonial Attritions: State Violence and Social Forgetting symposium, 5 August 2015
Keynote Speaker: Professor Sherene Razack (University of Toronto)
Thursday, 28 May 2015 4:28pm
NZ Young Writers Festival
Thursday, 7 May 2015 8:48am
Article by Davinia Thornley - Mobilizing Māori identity: cultural capital and expatriate “portable personhood”
Wednesday, 29 April 2015
- Castle 1, University of Otago campus
Public lecture by award-winning Israeli journalist Amira Hass. Wednesday April 29, 6 p.m., Castle 1.
Thursday, 19 March 2015
Friday, 13 March 2015 3:27pm
Cinema and Post-Disaster Public Space
Monday, 9 February 2015 1:20pm
Writing for the Media and Digital Asia
Sunday, 8 February 2015 11:03am
There are MFCO academic advisers available to help you choose papers for 2015.
Thursday, 18 December 2014 2:19pm
MFCO December Graduation Morning Tea
Thursday, 13 November 2014 9:01am
Winners of this year's Essay Competition
Thursday, 13 November 2014 10:31am
The Department of Media, Film and Communication is bidding to host the annual international conference on screenwriting research in 2017 at the University of Otago in Dunedin, Aotearoa New Zealand.
Thursday, 16 October 2014 10:53am
Edward Said: Intellectual Cultural Critic, Activist
Thursday, 16 October 2014 10:54am
States of Violence: Geopolitics, Law, Technology
Tuesday, 10 June 2014 12:51pm
The latest issue of Critical Race and Whiteness Studies is out
Constructing Frames: Goffman, Bateson, and Frame Analysis as a Neglected Part of Social Construction Theory
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 11:30am
Internationally respected scholar, Professor Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, will be presenting on frame analysis on Friday 21 March at 4:00 in R6N4.
Wednesday, 5 February 2014 12:05pm
The Inaugural conference of the Digital Humanities Otago Research Group "Surveillance, Copyright, Privacy: the end of the open internet" was hosted by the MFCO department 30 January-1 February 2014.
Friday, 10 January 2014 9:03am
The inaugural MFCO Early Career-Graduate Conference, Environments, Spaces and Transformations, will be held on Thursday 5th - Friday 6th June 2014.
Keynote speakers: Dr Fiona Allon, University of Sydney and Dr Vijay Devadas, University of Otago.
Friday, 6 December 2013 11:37am
Professor Patricia Hill Collins (University of Maryland), Professor Jodi Dean (Hobart and William Smith Colleges), Professor Jeremy Gilbert (University of East London), Professor Wendy Larner (University of Victoria, Wellington).
Friday, 1 November 2013 10:05am
Anumber of MFCO students have been awarded interships with the Special Olympics 2013
Friday, 1 November 2013 4:22pm
Associate Professor Catherine Fowler was awarded a prize in the recent 2014 BAFTSS award ceremony
Environments, Spaces and Transformations: Inaugural MFCO Early Career-Graduate Conference
5-6 June 2014
Friday, 1 November 2013 12:30pm
Friday, 1 November 2013 10:11am
Congratulations to the 2013 400 level students for a successful year, culminating in the submission of their dissertations
Friday, 1 November 2013 10:22am
New papers for 2015
Friday, 1 November 2013 12:41pm
MFCO rewards top 300-level essays ...
Friday, 1 November 2013 10:11am
The Centenary of Indian Cinema Conference was held in Dunedin on 3-4 October 2013. It was a thoroughly successful event and a good opportunity to share ideas and research opportunities with colleagues.
Thursday, 24 October 2013 9:05am
MFCO and the New Zealand India Research Institute (NZIRI) recently hosted a conference to celebrate the centenary of cinema in india. The event attracted a wide group of experts in their respective fields and caught the attention of the local news media.
Tuesday, 8 October 2013 4:23pm
MFCO student Will Prosor has won the 2013 Humanities Student Phone Video competition.
Friday, 27 September 2013 11:48am
Summer School at MFCO will be HOT!
This topical 200-level paper will have you thinking about the news and media that surrounds us.
Friday, 27 September 2013 4:11pm
The Department of Media, Film and Communication will be hosting an Open Day for interested High School students.
Staff and current students will give presentations about the department and the topics studied.
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 9:19am
Six years after the Boxing Day tsunami that devastated coastal communities throughout South East Asia, survivors in southern Sri Lanka still struggle to make sense of the tragedy, according to new research by Dr Michael Bourk at the University of Otago.
Tuesday, 5 July 2011 8:57am
The Government’s rural broadband initiatives are likely to be very important for rural Otago communities, according to a recent survey conducted by Professor Geoff Kearsley from Otago University’s Department of Media, Film and Communication.