Category Archives: Mexican film

1976: Haunted by 1968

I have spent much of the last few weeks drafting and re-drafting a chapter for a forthcoming edited collection on Memory and Trauma in Mexican Visual Culture, a project I am co-editing with Miriam Haddu. My chapter considers three films … Continue reading

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Alejandro G. Iñárritu Day at Sussex

I was invited to participate in a one day symposium on the Mexican filmmaker Alejandro G. Iñárritu (as he has now taken to naming himself). Alongside Paul Julian Smith, Geoffrey Kantaris, Deborah Shaw and Dolores Tierney who gave fascinating papers … Continue reading

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María Félix – on happenstance and segueways in online research

I am writing a chapter on women in world cinema taking Mexico as a case study. No doubt, I will write more on this anon. Here, I want to post a short reflection on a brief segueway in my research. … Continue reading

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Re-Framing Mexican Women’s Filmmaking: the case of Marcela Fernández Violante

I have recently completed editing on a chapter entitled, “Re-Framing Mexican Women’s Filmmaking:  the case of Marcela Fernández Violante” that will come out in 2016 in Debbie Martin and Deborah Shaw edited collection of essays, Latin American Filmmakers: Production, Politics, Poetics (I.B. … Continue reading

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Cine de la Revolución en Linea / Films of the Revolution Online: Reading and Viewing

If you want to carry out online research on films of the Mexican Revolution there are a small number of resources to guide you. I thought I’d curate a sample that includes a range from the introductory to the applied. … Continue reading

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YouTube as Archive: Fans, Gender and Mexican Film Stars Online

I am doing the final edits of a chapter, “YouTube as Archive: Fans, Gender and Mexican Film Stars Online” for a book entitled Revising Star Studies edited by Guy Austin and Sabrina Yu.  In the chapter I’m exploring what it … Continue reading

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Museo de la Revolución

Whilst in Mexico City I was invited to give a talk by the UNAM and the Museo Nacional de la Revolución. I also launched my book, Revolution and Rebellion in Mexican Cinema. Here’s the poster of the event.  

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“De gran importancia” – Mexican film scholarship

Lauro Zavala, UAM Xochimilco, Mexico and Ignacio Sánchez Prado, Washington University, St Louis discuss the need for a Film Research Institute in Mexico in the Mexican national newspaper, El Universal. It is a good survey of the current state of film scholarship. Also, I am … Continue reading

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Los de abajo Commemoration in Los Angeles

On the 15th and 16th of May I’ll be a featured speaker in a second conference commemorating the 100 year anniversary of the publication of Mariano Azuela’s novela de la Revolución, Los de abajo. Click herefor more information. My paper,”A Question of … Continue reading

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Mexican Film of the 80s: ¿El cine de la crisis? / Cinema of Crisis? – SCMS and Morelia Film Festival

From March 25-28, I attended the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Montréal. I gave a paper,“Taste, Trash, and Distinction: Historical Lessons from Mexican Screen Studies”, as part of a panel, ‘The Cinema of “Crisis” Reading 1980s Mexican Film … Continue reading

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