Songs of home (and away): Ethnically-coded diegetic music and multidirectional nostalgia in fiction films about Polish migrants

by Kris Van Heuckelom and Iwona Guść ‘More, Olek, more, please … Sing, sing … sing a song!’ – Norwegian host addressing his Polish guest (in Cabin Fever)[1] Introduction ... Read more →

The home screen as an anchor point for mobile media use: Technologies, practices, identities

by Stefan Werning Introduction The notion of home as a place to return to has been particularly prominent (e.g. in popular culture) at times of ‘abrupt change either within the social or p... Read more →

The filmic representation of home in transnational families: The case of ‘I for India’

by Efrén Cuevas In an increasingly globalised world, the phenomenon of transnational families has spanned many countries, raising questions as to the traditional understanding of home, a co... Read more →

From the bedroom to LA: Revisiting the settings of early video blogs on YouTube

by Rainer Hillrichs The home is only one of many settings in contemporary YouTube videos. On professionalised video blogs, domestic settings are only used when they are motivated by particul... Read more →

The Calais Jungle: Mediations of home

by Mireille Rosello In October 2016 something happened that the French authorities would like the international community to interpret as a long-overdue humanitarian intervention: the disman... Read more →

A place between desire and experience: Afterthoughts on Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting

‘I want the evocation of space, a place between desire and experience.’ This calls forth from a screen suspended in the Museum der Moderne, Salzburg on the occasion of the exhibition Car... Read more →

‘Pierdom’ by Simon Roberts

Simon Roberts is a British photographer whose work centres on questions of people and place, particularly in regard to the construction and promotion of national identity. From 2011-2013 the... Read more →

The politics of spatiality in experimental nonfiction cinema: Jonathan Perel’s ‘Toponimia’

by Patrick Brian Smith A whole history remains to be written of spaces – which would at the same time be the history of powers – from the great strategies of geopolitics to the little [&... Read more →

From single male guest worker to Muslim: An archaeology of iterating archival footage on Dutch television

by Andrea Meuzelaar Introduction Over the course of more than 50 years Dutch television has generated an enormous amount of stories about Islamic immigration and has produced a collection of... Read more →

Even today there are people who think these harmless little books are dangerous: An interview with David Bordwell

by Malte Hagener Following the conversation with Richard Dyer featured in the Spring 2016 issue of NECSUS, we continue our series of interviews with key figures in the field of media studies... Read more →