Archives for February 2020

“No Women Amongst Us” – Bare Life, Violence, And Gender in Byzantium (Jared Lacy)

This article is republished from The New Polis, Dec. 23, 2019. Neil Jordan’s film Byzantium (2012), which tells the story of a pair of mother/daughter vampires on the run from a male-only secret society of vampires known as Brotherhood, has been widely read as a feminist approach to the literary convention of…

Searching For The Soul In The Digital Age (Karli Brittz)

A version of this article appeared in Image & Text, Number 31, September 2018. In 2015 Pixar Animation and Disney released Inside Out, a clever, moving film depicting the science of emotion and workings of the inner mind. The film translates cognitive aspects of being human, feeling and memory into…