Call for a Reviewer: The Films of Antoinetta Angelidi
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MSJ Issue 7.2 (Winter 2022): Horror
Issue 7.2 is a special themed edition guest edited by Dr. Michael Howarth from Missouri Southern State University. Focusing on the horror genre, it showcases the impact of the genre on popular culture and its transmedial expressions. Amongst 7.2’s diverse pieces is a fortieth anniversary retrospective of John Carpenter’s The Thing; an interview with Bram Stoker’s great-grandnephew, Dacre Stoker; and an exploration of domestic abuse between Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining and Bryan Bertino’s The Dark and the Wicked. Another highlight of the issue is a review of the 2022 Vancouver Horror Show Festival by KPU's resident zombie specialist Dr. Kelly Doyle, who returned as a judge and featured speaker on the VHS Talks “The Female Gaze” panel.
Welcome to the the headquarters of Mise-en-scène: The Journal of Film & Visual Narration (MSJ), the official film studies journal of Kwantlen Polytechnic University that endeavours to promote and advance the study of film as an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural art form grounded in the visual narrative. Supported by an international board and readership, this peer-reviewed publication is dedicated to the scholarly investigation of filmic storytelling, one frame at a time. From its articles to its interviews, its contents are deeply in conversation with what film critic Adrian Martin has called "A Term that Means Everything, and Nothing Very Specific." Every piece featured in the journal strives to define part of the mise-en-scène enigma and its underlying role in the screen narrative.
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The Floating Coffins: Cataleptic Terror and Prismatic Vision in Watson and Webber's The Fall of the House of Usher (MSJ 7.2) from Art & Trash on Vimeo.
Focusing on Hank (and Marie) by Jason Mittell on Vimeo.
Seems Like Old Times - Staging, Control, and (Mis)memory in Annie Hall by Max Tohline on Vimeo.
"Untethered: Engaging the Senses in Post-2013 Space-Travel Films" by Melanie Robson
"Female Objectification in Bollywood Films" by Asma Sayed