New Podcast: Boy with Apple: The “Comfortable Uncanny” in the Films of Wes Anderson and Jean-Pierre Jeunet

With films like The Life Aquatic, Amélie, and the recent Grand Budapest Hotel, the directors Wes Anderson and Jean-Pierre Jeunet are known for the slightly weird, sometimes unsettling twists that they give to reality. Using colour filters, child-like musical scores, and shots that make locations look like models, both directors evoke fairy-tale like worlds in... Continue Reading →

New Podcast: Dickensian Steampunk: Charles Dickens and His Overlooked Mudfog Papers

What happens when you try to keep a railway in your pocket? Or take a horse into a courtroom filled with automata? In this podcast, recorded as part of the Late Summer Lecture Series 2013, Elizabeth Drialo introduces Charles Dickens' Mudfog Papers, which can be considered to be an example of Victorian steampunk. With the growing... Continue Reading →

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