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“The serial self”: the Influence of Autobiography on contemporary television and internet series
Cultural Theory and Concepts / Event

“The serial self”: the Influence of Autobiography on contemporary television and internet series

Today we witness a sharp rise in autobiographical series, probably with Girls as the most popular example. Writer Lena Dunham, who plays the main character Hannah Horvath, has often been confused with her creation. Actor, stand-up comedian and screenwriter Louis C.K. also wrote several series – Lucky Louie (2006) and Louie (2010) – around a character that resembled him very strongly. In the Australian series Please Like Me, screenwriter Josh Thomas plays the main character Josh. Continue reading

An Evening with Mike Dibb in Cinema ZED
Art Media and Performance

An Evening with Mike Dibb in Cinema ZED

The name Mike Dibb may not immediately ring a bell to younger generations, though his contributions to British television and to British cultural studies cannot be underestimated. Mike Dibb (1940) began his career as a trainee at the BBC in the early sixties and remained there for more than 2 decades as a director and producer for the Music and Arts department, where he made documentaries about literature, music, history, painting and ideas. Continue reading

Relaunching the European Avant-Gardes
Book review / Cultural Theory and Concepts

Relaunching the European Avant-Gardes

The publisher calls it an “introduction” to the works, the authors, the currents, and the contexts of the European avant-gardes in the period 1905-1935 (three decades that in Anglo-Saxon criticism are often called “High Modernism”, a powerful streamlining of the exceptional dynamism and diversity of these years). But this is really not the best word to qualify the “portable guide” proposed by one of the leading voices in the field. Continue reading