The Romanian magazine “Cinema”, 1924-48.

Today, our blog features a guest post by Oana-Maria Mazilu (University of Kent), one of our conference presenters who is currently working on her PhD on Romanian movie magazine culture. Hello NoRMMAs, Following my presentation on Nicolae Ceausescu’s image in the Romanian film magazine Cinema for our Ghent conference, I thought I would take this opportunity to show and discuss…

NAPS: the Network of American Periodical Studies

Here’s a new and exciting network for those of us interested in American periodicals of all kinds! Thanks to a call for registration for their exciting upcoming symposium at the British Library, NoRMMA recently found out about NAPS, the Network of American Periodical Studies. Do have a look at their website, which can be found at https://periodicalstudies.wordpress.com/. For more information about…

“Life and happiness wait upon its ring… and horror… and loneliness… and death…”: Sorry, Wrong Number (Litvak, 1948)

Our second joint screening with the Melodrama Research Group took place on Monday, and although we initially hoped to show Uncle Silas (Frank, 1947), we ended up watching Sorry, Wrong Number (Litvak, 1948) instead, due to some technical issues. This (glorious) film was originally based on a radio play by Lucille Fletcher and was, interestingly, also the subject of another radio version about a…

“Do you think the dead come back and watch the living?”: Rebecca (Hitchcock, 1940)

Last Monday, we attended a screening organised by the Melodrama Research Group (also based at the University of Kent); the film in question was Rebecca (1940), and an excellent summary of the discussion afterward can be found here: http://blogs.kent.ac.uk/melodramaresearchgroup/2015/10/27/summary-of-discussion-on-rebecca/ Since many of the core NoRMMA members at Kent are members of the Melodrama Research Group as well, we are aiming to provide a…

Final Programme for Turning The Page: Digitalization, movie magazines and historical audience studies, Ghent, November 2015

DAY 1 – 12 November 9.00 – 10.00 Registration Welcome note NoRMMA Welcome note DICIS   Tamar Jeffers McDonald, University of Kent Daniël Biltereyst, Ghent University 10.00 – 11.00 Keynote Eric Hoyt, University of Wisconsin-Madison: Variety’s Transformations: Digitizing and Analyzing the First 35 Years of a Canonical Trade Paper 11.00 – 11.30 Break 11.30 – 1.00 PANEL 1: Digital Impacts…

Yarrrrrr, mateys!

Ahoy! As you can likely tell, we at NoRMMA decided that International Talk Like a Pirate Day – which has taken place on 19 September since 1995, apparently, which would make this year its 20th jubilee! –  is indeed a holiday worthy of being observed. As such, for your enjoyment and education, we are proud to present some pirate-related fan magazine offerings… with a…

Update + “Pictorial Insight into Filmland”

Hi all, and welcome back after a little while of NoRMMA radio silence! We’ve been busy planning our conference, entitled “Turning The Page: Digitalization, movie magazines and historical audience studies”, which we are coorganising with the Centre for Cinema and Media Studies (CIMS) at the University of Ghent, Belgium. The event will take place in Ghent on 12-14 November, and we…

Screen Romances: 1935-1946

Thanks to a very generous friend, I recently came in the possession of seven issues of Screen Romances, ranging in publication date from April 1935 to January 1946. While various issues of the magazine are regularly on sale via eBay, it has not, as far as I know, been digitised just yet, so the opportunity to look through such a range…