IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film
Editor: Dr James Rowlins
The IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film is an internationally reviewed and editorially independent interdisciplinary journal associated with IAFOR’s international conferences on Media, Communication and Film. Like all IAFOR publications, it is freely available to read online, and is free of publication fees for authors. The first issue was published in April 2012, and the journal continues to publish annually.
The journal Editor welcomes submissions related to Media, Communication & Film from academics, practitioners and professionals from within the field. Full papers submitted to the related IAFOR conference proceedings research repositories will also be considered, providing that they meet the journal submission guidelines. Authors will be contacted if their paper is selected for review. All papers are reviewed equally according to standard peer review processes, regardless of whether or not the authors have attended a related IAFOR conference.
The IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film seeks scholarship exploring the relationship between society, film and media including new and digital media.
The journal’s focus is on Asia and Asian cultures’ interaction and interrelation with the wider world. While some journal issues will privilege scholarship particular to specific countries, cultures, ethnicities or demographics, other editions will be organised according to themes designated by the editors and will not necessarily relate to any particular national situation. The journal will endeavour, in particular, to give a voice to scholars considering hitherto unexamined aspects of contemporary media and visual culture, with the aim of providing new perspectives and keeping abreast of the socio-political changes taking place on the world’s fastest-developing continent.
The articles published in this journal will primarily be concerned with practice; that is to say, with tangible problems of a social, societal, political, gender, religious or ethical order and the ways in which they are represented and problematised in film and media. It goes without saying, of course, that any exploration of society through the lens of media and film raises a number of theoretical questions. Invoking Aristotle’s claim that a speaking being is also a political being, Jacques Rancière has defined politics as that which revolves around what is seen and what can be said about it, around who has the ability to see and talent to speak, around the properties of spaces and the possibilities of time. By this measure, all forms of representation that entail the art of seeing, saying and showing are, at some level, political. Through their interpretative analyses of media, contributors will thus be engaging in a discourse, either directly or indirectly, on politics’ complex relationship with aesthetics.
Dr James Rowlins
Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
James Rowlins left his native England for Paris, France, where he studied for a BA (Hons) and MA specializing in French cinema. His passion for visual culture subsequently took him to Los Angeles, where he earned a doctorate at the University of Southern California, USA. In addition to exploring literature and film through a theoretical lens, as well as dabbling in filmmaking, his dissertation focused on the crossover between post-war American film noir and the French New Wave, arguing that the subversive manipulation of the Hollywood genre formula by the auteurs constitutes a political aesthetic. He has published articles on contemporary French fiction, film and existentialism, cinematic phenomenology and new perspectives on the New Wave. He has held teaching positions in Europe, America and Japan, and is currently a Lecturer in the Humanities and the Arts Department at the Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore established in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.
Dr Celia Lam
University of Notre Dame Australia, Australia
Celia Lam is a Lecturer in Communications and Media at School of Arts and Sciences, University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney. She received a BMedia in Screen Production from the Macquarie University, Sydney and subsequently a PhD from the University of Sydney. Her research focuses on the cultural and aesthetic impact of digital technologies on media production and consumption, audience reception and fan studies. She also has an interest in mediated self-presentation, including online identity presentation and management. In 2012 she was awarded an Endeavour Award Post Doctoral Fellowship from the Australian Government to undertake research in the area of online identity presentation in Hong Kong. She is currently an Advisory Board Member for the Centre of Media and Celebrity Studies.
Dr George Radics
George Radics is originally from Los Angeles, California and received his BA, summa cum laude, in Sociology and Asian American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, USA. He subsequently earned his PhD from the Department of Sociology at the National University of Singapore, Singapore. George also has a law degree, with a concentration in Asian law, from University of Washington, USA. George subsequently served as a Research Attorney for the Supreme Court of Guam, where he participated in the first ever Guam International Film Festival. His interests are law and development, media policy, sociology of emotions, postcolonial studies and Southeast Asia. His work engages a wide range of media related issues, including militarisation, corruption, law reform, privacy rights and the depiction of minorities.
Anna Krivoruchko received her BA in Russian specialising in literature and MA in art history in Russia. Her keen interest in both literature and visual culture naturally resulted in a Kandidat dissertation on ekphrasis defended in 2009 at Tver State University, Russia, as well as in a number of articles. Later she immersed herself in law and literature studies and is currently finishing a doctoral dissertation in the Slavic Department at the University of Southern California, USA. Once again, her research appears interdisciplinary and cross-cultural as it brings together Russian and Anglophone literature and film.
Assistant Professor Jecheol Park
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Jecheol Park is Assistant Professor of Film Studies in the Department of English Language and Literature in the National University of Singapore, Singapore. His research and teaching interests include East Asian cinema, postcolonial and Third World cinema, aesthetics and politics in film and media, psychoanalysis and poststructuralist thoughts, and contemporary Korean visual culture. His essays have appeared in the journal Film Criticism and the collection World Cinema and the Visual Arts. He is currently working on a manuscript on the aesthetics and politics of affects in contemporary East Asian films entitled The Vicissitudes of Postnational Affects: Visuality, Temporality, and Corporeality in Global East Asian Films.
- James Rowlins, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
- George Radics, National University of Singapore, Singapore
- Celia Lam, University of Notre Dame Australia, Australia
- Anna Krivoruchko, University of Southern California, USA
- Jecheol Park, National University of Singapore, Singapore
- June Sham, University of California Los Angeles
- H. Esra Arcan, Instanbul University, Turkey
- Nazry Bahrawi, Singapore University of Design and Technology
- Vicki Callahan, USC School of Cinematic Arts, USA
- Lucille Toth-Colombie, University of Southern California/EHESS, USA
- Yann Descamps, Université Paris XII, France
- Alastair Gornall, Singapore University of Design and Technology
- Anna Krakus, University of Southern California
- Eftihia Mihelakis, University of Montreal, Canada
- Linda Mokdad, University of Iowa, USA
- Panivong Norindr, University of Southern California, USA
- Dahlia Petrus, University of Michigan, USA
- Vincent Piturro, Metropolitan State University of Denver
- Nilanjan Raghunath, SUTD, Singapore
- John David Rhodes, University of Sussex, UK
- Olivier Roland, University of Southern California, USA
- Ayako Saito, Meijigakuin University, Japan
- Kevin Smets, University of Antwerp, Belgium
- Chuan Yean Soon, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
The IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film: Volume 3 – Issue 1 – Spring 2016
Published: June 2016
Editor: James Rowlins, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
The IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film: Volume 1 – Issue 2 – Summer 2014
Published: July 2014
Editor: James Rowlins, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
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