Practicing Superhuman Law: Creative License, Industrial Identity, and Spider-Man's Homecoming

In The Superhero Symbol: Media, Culture, and Politics, edited by Liam Burke, Ian Gordon, and Angela Ndalianis. Published by Rutgers University Press, 2019. Book Description “As a man, I’m flesh and blood, I can be ignored, I can be destroyed; but as a symbol… as a symbol I can be incorruptible, I can be everlasting”. In the 2005 reboot of the Batman film franchise, Batman Begins, … Continue reading Practicing Superhuman Law: Creative License, Industrial Identity, and Spider-Man's Homecoming

Hannibal Lecter’s Monstrous Return: The Horror of Seriality in Bryan Fuller’s ‘Hannibal’

Chapter co-authored by Jessica Balanzategui, Naja Later, and Tara Lomax. In Becoming: Genre, Queerness, and Transformation in NBC’s Hannibal, edited by Kavita Mudan Finn and EJ Nielsen. Published by Syracuse University Press (July 2019). Available at Amazon An interdisciplinary collection of essays analyzing and dissecting the NBC series Hannibal (2013-2015), focusing on its manipulation of genre, its emphasis on queerness — in terms of sexuality … Continue reading Hannibal Lecter’s Monstrous Return: The Horror of Seriality in Bryan Fuller’s ‘Hannibal’

Senses of Cinema, World Poll 2018

The Senses of Cinema World Poll has come around again and I’m happy to have contributed to this significant and extensive project for another year. As with my 2017 contribution, I focus only on franchise instalments because I consider franchise cinema to be an important mode of contemporary entertainment and worth acknowledging in any celebration of cinema and cinephilia. In 2017, I ordered my list … Continue reading Senses of Cinema, World Poll 2018

“Too Busy Building a World to Tell a Story”: Between World-Building and Storytelling in the Cleverman Storyworld

Journal article publication in a special dossier on Australian superheroes and the Cleverman television series, published in Senses of Cinema to coincided with the Superheroes Beyond Conference and the affiliated Cleverman exhibition at ACMI Continue reading “Too Busy Building a World to Tell a Story”: Between World-Building and Storytelling in the Cleverman Storyworld

The Legacy of Superhero Film Serials: Early Adaptations, Crude Licensing Agreements, and the Case of Republic Pictures’ ‘Captain America’ (1944)

Presentation at the Superheroes Beyond Conference, convened by the ARC-supported research group Superheroes & Me and hosted by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne, Australia — 6–8 December, 2018. Continue reading The Legacy of Superhero Film Serials: Early Adaptations, Crude Licensing Agreements, and the Case of Republic Pictures’ ‘Captain America’ (1944)

Making it in Post-Production: Special/Visual Effects Distinctions and Digital Disruptions in the Screen Production Process

Presentation at the Australian Screen Production Education and Research Association (ASPERA) annual conference, at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in Melbourne. Continue reading Making it in Post-Production: Special/Visual Effects Distinctions and Digital Disruptions in the Screen Production Process