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New monthly blogger – Mark Steven!

A big thank-you to our last monthly blogger, Jessica White, for her insightful posts. Our blogger for October is Mark Steven. Mark Steven is a Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of New South Wales. His research is focused on the narrative forms of class...

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Post (mortem) Cards #2: We Follow (Because) We Are Virgins

By Chloe Wilson I’m not sure what drew me to read the one- and two-star reviews for Palermo’s Catacombe dei Cappuccini (Capuchin Catacombs). Perhaps it was their inherent potential for absurdity — there’s something so tenaciously churlish in taking the time and effort...

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Post (mortem) cards #1: Ohimè (Oh Me)

By Chloe Wilson In Palermo, I came across a portrait of a rather unhappy-looking nun. The image was cluttered with accoutrements demonstrating her piety: a spindly bunch of white flowers, a crucifix, a crown of thorns. For all that, her expression was sullen, or...

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Metal Gear Socialist

By Mark Steven   In Lenin’s Plan for Monumental Propaganda, first announced in April 1918, we encounter a moment of direct, unmediated contact between state power and the aesthetic regime. Lenin’s objective was a public art that affirmed socialism by using the...

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