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Seminars and visiting scholars

2021

  • Cindy Zeiher (University of Canterbury) Reading desire as mediating force.
  • Kelley Conway (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Agnès Varda, producer.
  • Jake Mahaffy (University of Auckland) Reunion: From creative concept to final cut — The evolution of a scene.
  •  유정석 Jung Seok Yu — Lucas (University of Otago, Media, Film and Communication, PhD candidate) How to regulate social media in a democracy: A study of platform accountability in South Korea.
  • Oliver Dearnley-Smith (University of Otago, Media, Film and Communication, PhD candidate) Alienation as Negative Affect – Critical Theory and the Disintegrated Individual.
  • Taylor Adams (University of Otago, Media, Film and Communication, MA candidate) Ingesting slow, soft technology: Somatechnics and the biomedicalisation of the healthy 'well' being.
  • Lisa Ellis (University of Otago, Philosophy) Just action in a non-ideal world: Why we should tax international aviation fuel.
  • Poala Voci (University of Otago, Languages and cultures) This Is Not Reality (Ceci n'est pas la réalité): Capturing the Imagination of the People Creativity, the Chinese Subaltern, and Documentary Storytelling.
  • Hugh Slotten (University of Otago, Media, Film and Communication) The Global South in the Space Age: Satellite Communications and 'Developing' Countries, 1964-2001.

2020

  • Ryan Tippet (University of Otago, PhD candidate, Media, Film and Communication) Constitutive surveillance and social media.
  • Kevin Fletcher (University of Otago, PhD candidate, Media, Film and Communication) The family in United States media culture.
  • George Elliott (University of Otago, PhD candidate, Media, Film and Communication) What does the astronaut encounter? The crew demo 1 mission, speed as repose and the spaceman’s Baudrillard double.
  • Kevin Fisher (University of Otago, Media, Film and Communication) Rhizomatic Flesh in Fantastic Fungi.
  • Mariska Mannes (University of Otago, PhD candidate, Media, Film and Communication) Cultural and professional value differences in NZ's multicultural health sector.
  • Rosie Overell (University of Otago, Media, Film and Communication) #hashtag politics and the Lacanian Real.
  • Catherine Fowler (University of Otago,Media, Film and Communication) Teaching with the audio-visual essay: Case studies for creative criticality.
  • Gianna Savoie (University of Otago, Science Communication) I am ocean: Hawaii (2016) and Te Mana o Te Moana: The Pacific Voyagers (2012).
  • Susan Wardell (University of Otago, Social anthropology) Health on(the)line: Medical crowdfunding and the circulation of care.
  • Keziah Wallis (University of the Fraser Valley) Revisiting fourth cinema.
  • Deniz Karahan-Alp (University of Otago, PhD candidate, Media, Film and Communication) Between emancipation and domination: Herbert Marcuse and social media.
  • David Greene (University of Otago, PhD candidate, Media, Film and Communication) Disarticulated cinema.

2019

  • Anne Begg (University of Otago,Media, Film and Communication) Narrating democracy in an age of media and algorithmic governmentality.
  • Hugh Slotten (University of Otago,Media, Film and Communication) Satellite communications, global research, and applying for international grants and fellowships.
  • Paul Ramaeker (University of Otago,Media, Film and Communication) Elevated horror: Contemporary prestige horror cinema in a transmedia market.
  • Cathy Fowler (University of Otago,Media, Film and Communication) Ways of thinking outside the (black) box: The artists’ long take as passage.
  • Olivier Jutel (University of Otago,Media, Film and Communication) Fake news, civility and subversion: Journalism’s cultural capital and Donald Trump.
  • Kevin Fisher (University of Otago,Media, Film and Communication) Post-cinematic ontology and the reversibility of the flesh.
  • Brett Nicholls (University of Otago,Media, Film and Communication) Jordan Peterson and his concept of postmodern marxism.
  • Davinia Thornley (University of Otago,Media, Film and Communication) Working together to groduce 'true' event adaptation.

2018

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