Harry Potter and the Prisoners of Transnational Film

For decades film has been seen as vital to nation-building. A country’s identity was claimed by the cinema it produced. As such, countries competed to lead the film industry. Up until World War I, France dominated  world film production (source). However, by the 1930’s, 80% of films screened around the world had roots in Hollywood […]

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Surveillance Strikes Thirteen

It was a bright cold day in April and the clocks were striking thirteen. But it wasn’t 1984, it was 2015, and a young university student had just sat down at her desk and begun to write her BCM110 blog post on the public sphere. In the course of the writing of this blog, her […]

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