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FINAL CALL FOR CHAPTERS - ReFocus: The Films of Mary Harron

Submission deadline: October 15, 2016
ReFocus: The Films of Mary Harron Edited by Kyle Barrett and Paula Blair Edinburgh University Press Series Editors: Gary D. Rhodes and Robert Singer
ALTHOUGH WE HAD A GREAT RESPONSE TO OUR ORIGINAL POST, THERE ARE STILL WORKS AND TOPICS WHICH ARE UNDER-REPRESENTED IN THE VOLUME. WE ARE PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN RECEIVING ABSTRACTS AND EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR THE FOLLOWING:

Exclusive interviews/discussions with Harron or regular collaborators (e.g. Guinevere Turner, Lili Taylor)Forthcoming projects such as Alias Grace, The FamilyXX, etc.Commercials/advertising, e.g. Armani's 2012 campaignShort projects and documentaries such as Sonnet for a TowncarHolding Fast, We the Economy, Winds of ChangeHarron as director for hire and/or analysis of her work on television shows such as Fear Itself, Graceland, Constantine, The FollowingHomicide: Life on the Streets, The Nine, Six Degrees, Big Love, The L Word, Six Feet Under, Pasadena, Oz, The L…

Why I'm not on strike

Yesterday and today see a strike action calling for fair pay in Higher Education, initiated by the University and College Union. As well as the dispute over the substantial decline in pay in real terms for staff while vice-chancellors' pay packets are soaring, this action challenges persisting gender inequality in earnings and the casualization of teaching labour. I happen to be one of the 75,000 or so individuals working on fixed-term contracts with limited prospects of more secure employment and little stability in any area of my life, who is expected to produce work of the highest REF-able/TEF-able quality. Something has to give, and increasingly that something is my physical and mental health.

However, I am continuing to mark exams, read PhD work, do peer reviews, check emails, and think about how I can improve my job applications and interview skills instead of taking part in the action. My reason is that faced with at least three months without wages in just over a month I c…

Paula at Belfast Film Festival 2016

List of events I plan to attend at the 2016 Belfast Film Festival. Join me if you can!
Thu 14 April District Zero 7pm MAC Remake Remix Rip-Off 9pm Beanbag Cinema 
Fri 15 April Parisienne 6.30pm QFT  When Marnie Was There 9pm QFT
Sat 16 April Only A Free Individual Can Create A Free Society 12noon QFT Mairead McClean 2.30pm QFT House of Mirth 3.30pm QFT Virgin Mountain 6.30pm QFT Land of Mine 8.30pm QFT
Sun 17 April Belfast Nativity 12noon Movie House Dublin Rd Swansong 1.15pm QFT Elephant 4pm QFT Fractured City 6pm Movie House Dublin Rd 3 1/2 Minutes 8pm Pavillion Bar
Mon 18 April Almost Holy 6.30pm QFT Notfilm 20.45pm QFT
Tue 19 April  Contact 7pm Beanbag Cinema Psychomania 9pm Beanbag Cinema
Wed 20 April Psy-Warriors 6.30pm Beanbag Cinema No Home Movie 9pm Movie House Dublin Rd
Thu 21 April Vessel 4pm MAC Traders 6.40pm QFT Son of Saul 9.15pm QFT
Fri 22 April Short Competition Programme 1 4pm QFT Outcasts By Choice 8.15pm Strand Arts Centre
Sat 23 April Short Competition Programme 2 10am QFT UNresolved 2pm …