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Beckett on Film
Jonathan Bignell

's work was renegotiated in the twenty-first century in order to better survive. This chapter argues that Beckett on Film has been agile, resilient and adaptable in ways that suited an emergent culture of media convergence. Adaptation, authorship, text and medium There are (at least) two axes for the analysis of adaptation. As Sarah Cardwell ( 2018 ) has explored, adaptation implies the production of sequential versions based on an original, in a temporal and relatively linear progression. Alternatively, adaptation can describe

in Beckett’s afterlives
Daniel Weinbren

5 Convergence and divergence From the early 1990s onwards the OU became both more and less like the rest of the higher education sector. It was no longer directly managed by the Department of Education but instead shared in the evolution of the national funding councils. Where once it had been the only public UK university to charge for its education, the rest of the sector incrementally introduced fees. The focus of funding shifted away from government and towards individual learners and external partners.1 This trend was exacerbated when, in 2010, teaching

in The Open University
An interview with David Byrne
Graham Spencer

will find a convergence of law and politics and a seamless overlay of the two. Irish people have a strong regard for the Constitution and they respect and insist on the preservation of constitutional rights. Did the unionists, nationalists and republicans react to Articles Two and Three differently? Did you get difficulties from the parties in Northern Ireland on that

in Inside Accounts, Volume II
Paul Routledge
Andrew Cumbers

5217P GLOBAL JUSTICE-PT/lb.qxd 1111 2 3 4 5111 6 7 8 9 10111 11 12 3111 4 5 6 7 8 9 20111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 40 1 42111 13/1/09 19:59 Page 173 7 Social Forums as convergence spaces The emergence of the World Social Forum (WSF), and its associated regional and local fora, is the most significant process of convergence for the diverse movements that have emerged to contest neoliberal globalisation. Beyond individual days of action, such as protests against G8, WTO, WB or IMF meetings, the establishment of the WSF signalled a step

in Global justice networks
Robust but differentiated unequal European cities
Patrick Le Galès

14  Patrick Le Galès Urban political economy beyond convergence: robust but differentiated unequal European cities This chapter discusses the transformations of contemporary European cities and is intellectually influenced by the Italian political economy tradition (Andreotti and Benassi 2014; Tosi and Vitale 2016), which is particularly attentive to territories and cities. This tradition paved the way for sophisticated intellectual arguments about informality, social networks, labour markets, firms tradition, religion, locality, family, state failure, poverty

in Western capitalism in transition
Four Conversations with Canadian Communications Officers
Dominique Marshall

Introduction ‘We are both storytellers and connectors.’ This is how Sara Falconer, Director, Digital Communications at the Canadian Red Cross (CRC), explains the convergence of interests between historians and humanitarian publicists. The involvement of Communication Officers has become a feature of the work of the Canadian Network on Humanitarian History (CNHH: ). Initiated by historians, archivists, and NGO employees a decade ago, the network has fostered a variety of projects, from the recording of stories of retired workers and

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
A Roundtable Conversation at the 2014 American Studies Convention
Brian Norman
Aliyyah I. Abdur-Rahman
John E. Drabinski
Julius Fleming
Nigel Hatton
Dagmawi Woubshet
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Magdalena Zaborowska

Six key Baldwin scholars converged at the 2014 American Studies Association to consider the question of privacy, informed by their own book-length projects in process. Key topics included Baldwin’s sexuality and the (open) secret, historical lack of access to privacy in African-American experience, obligations for public representation in African-American literary history, Baldwin’s attempts to construct home spaces, public access to Baldwin’s private documents, and ethical matters for scholars in creating and preserving Baldwin’s legacy, including his final home in St. Paul-de-Vence.

James Baldwin Review
An Analysis of RED Production Company and Warp Films
Andrew Spicer
Steve Presence

This article analyses the production cultures of two film and television companies in the United Kingdom – RED Production and Warp Films – by discussing the companies formation and identity, aims and ethos, internal structures and their networks of external relationships. The article argues that although managing directors and senior personnel exercise considerable power within the companies themselves, the companies depend on the extent to which they are able to engage with other industry agents, in particular the large-scale institutions that dominate the film and television industries. By situating analysis of these negotiated dependencies within shifting macroeconomic, historical and cultural contexts, the article argues that the increasing power of multinational conglomerates and the cultural convergence between film and high-end television drama marks a threshold moment for both companies which will alter their production cultures significantly.

Film Studies
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Re-Reading European Trash Cinema (1988–98)
Antonio Lázaro-Reboll

Discussion of the horror film fanzine culture of the 1980s and early 1990s has been dominated by an emphasis on questions around the politics of taste, considerations of subcultural capital and cultism in fan writing, and processes of cultural distinction and the circulation of forms of capital. Sconce‘s concept of paracinema has come to shape the conceptual approach to fanzines. The aim of this article is to refocus attention on other areas of fanzine production, providing a more nuanced and richer historicisation of these publications and the ways they contributed to the circulation, reception and consumption of European horror film. Focusing on the fanzine European Trash Cinema (1988–98) I propose a return to the actual cultural object – the printed zine – examining the networks of producers converging around, and writing about, Eurohorror films and related European trash cinematic forms, as well as the contents within the publication itself.

Film Studies
Spencer J. Weinreich

Drawing on Maggie Kilgour’s dictum that the Gothic activates a dormant past with the power to harm the present, this article explores the early modern histories invoked by the Regnum Congo, a sixteenth-century account of Africa featured in H. P. Lovecraft’s cannibal story ‘The Picture in the House’. The Regnum Congo taps into Lovecraft’s racism, instantiating, within and beyond the story, the racial and cultural convergence he dreaded. The tale’s cannibal resembles the Africans depicted in the Regnum Congo to a striking degree, even as his reverence for the book colours his putative status as a puritan. Integrating the book itself into the analysis enables a reading of the tale’s controversial cataclysmic ending as oneof several exemplars of Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock’s ‘Gothic thing-power’, which disrupts subject/object boundaries. The multifarious histories summoned by ‘Picture’ reflect Lovecraft’s own ambivalence about the past, as well as the possibilities of attention to Gothic pasts.

Gothic Studies