The September issue of EuropeNow has arrived with a special feature on European Culture and the Moving Image. This issue presents the complex connectivity of European moving images, revealing new possibilities of archival research made possible by alternative and audience-generated archives. Some essays address the rising power and reach of digital platforms and high-end television series made in Europe. Others demonstrate the continuing relevance and currency in European screen media of themes such as work, precarity, migration, and the post-socialist transition, or explore new and alternative communities and networks of belonging, including post-migrant and queer cinemas.
Ipek Çelik Rappas is an Associate Professor of Media and Visual Arts at Koç University, Istanbul. She is the author of In Permanent Crisis: Ethnicity in Contemporary European Media and Cinema (University of Michigan Press, 2015). Her research topics include the representation of migrants and minorities in European cinema, popular genre films in Europe, and the role of arts and screen industries in the urban renewal of European cities. She has published articles in Cinema Journal, Continuum, Television and New Media and Studies in European Cinema.
Michael Gott is Associate Professor of Film & Media Studies and French at the University of Cincinnati. His books include French-language Road Cinema: Borders, Diasporas, Migration and “New Europe” and East, West and Centre: Reframing European Cinema Since 1989.
Randall Halle is the Klaus W. Jonas Professor of German Film and Cultural Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. He directs the Film and Media Studies Program, as well as the Critical European Culture Studies Program. His books include The Europeanization of Cinema and German Film after Germany.