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Featured Articles

Teaching and Learning in Ultra High Def

The High Capacity Janet Network is supporting the use of UHD (Ultra High Definition) to enhance teaching, learning and research.
Emma Smith, Video Projects Coordinator, Janet, conducts a grand tour.

Exploring Jacobean Comedy Online

The University of York has published a cross-disciplinary multimedia website detailing its staging of John Marston’s rarely-produced comedy The Dutch Courtesan.
Michael Cordner looks at its realisation on the stage and online.

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Recent Reviews

  • Film and History

    Dr Keith M. Johnston eviews a comprehensive overview of film history as both discipline and subject matter.

  • The Woman Who Married Clark Gable

    Dr Barry Monahan reviews a sudy of Sean O’Faolain’s classic story that includes a DVD of Thaddeus O’Sullivan’s film adaptation.

  • Žižek and Media Studies: A Reader

    Gareth Longstaff takes a look at a new book on the work of Slavoj Žižek.

  • The Politics of Documentary

    Dr. Emma Sandon reviews Michael Chanan’s look at documentary film.

  • A History of Film Music

    Dr Kevin Donnelly reviews a tome that takes broad look at movie scores.

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