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Visual Culture and New Media


Photo by Natalia Samutina

Staff:

Research in Visual Culture has always been one of the main priorities for the Centre, although the focus has been shifting recently. From the broader fields of cinema theory and new media theory our projects are moving into more historically saturated, case-oriented studies of cult movies, street art on the Internet, visual culture of contemporary cities, etc. We are trying to combine our theoretical interest in the development of visual (post)Modernity with the task of finding appropriate methodological tools for analysis of multiple visual phenomena surrounding us in everyday life.  

Our research areas include:

·      Early cinema and the birth of Modernity

·      Science fiction cinema and “cinema of attractions”

·      Cult movies

·      Graffiti and Street art

·      Visual imagery of contemporary cities

·      City on the Internet


Projects:

Graffiti and Street Art in Cultural Cityscape (2012-2013)

Actual issues of contemporary cinema studies (2006-2009)

Cult movies: new approaches (2012-)


Publications:

Samutina, Natalia; Stepanov, Boris (2014). Eds. Tsarytsyno. Attraktsion s istoriej [Tsaritsyno. Attractions with History]. M: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie [New Literary Observer Publishing House].

Samutina, Natalia (2006). Ed. Fantasticheskoe kino. Epizod pervyj [Science Fiction Cinema. Episode one]. M.: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie [New Literary Observer Publishing House].

Samutina, Natalia (2014). Pruzhinki Hamburga: graffiti-raiter OZ I nevidimoe soobschestvo vidjaschih [Little Springs of Hamburg: Graffiti Writer OZ and the Invisible Community of Those Who See] in Mikrourbanism. Gorod v detaljah [Micro-urbanism. City in details]. Eds. Brednikova, Olga; Zaporozhets, Oksana. M.: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie [New Literary Observer Publishing House].

Samutina, Natalia; Zaporozhets, Oksana; Kobyscha, Varvara (2012). Ne tolko Banksy: street art v kontexte sovremennoj gorodskoj kultury [Not Only Banksy: Street Art in the Context of Contemporary City Culture]. Neprikosnovenny Zapas [Reserve Stock]. #86(6).

Samutina, Natalia; Zaporozhets, Oksana (2012). Svoj sredi drugih: antropologija normy v prostranstve Tsaritsynskogo parka [Being with Others: Anthropology of Norm in Tsaritsyno Park]. HSE Preprints, WP6 #06.

Samutina, Natalia; Komarova, Natalia (2011). Tonny vody letat po nemyslimym traectoriam: fontan-attrackcion I novaya obraznost parka Tsaritsino [“Tons of water fly in inconceivable ways”: fountain-attraction and the new imagery of Tsaritsyno park]. Neprikosnovenny Zapas [Reserve Stock]. #1(75).

Samutina, Natalia (2011). Transformaciya ob'ekta kak vyzov nauke o kino [Transformation of the Object as a Challenge for Cinema Studies]. Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie [New Literary Observer]. #109.

Samutina, Natalia (2011). Slovo iz dvuh problemnyh chastej: kinoissledovanija 2010-h o svojom uskolzajuschem objecte [Troubles with Both Parts of the Notion: Cinema Studies and Their Vanishing Object]. HSE Preprints, WP6 #05.

Samutina, Natalia (2010). Rannee kino kak teoria nastojaschego [Early cinema as a Theory of Present]. Kinovedcheskie zapiski [Notes on Cinema]. #94/95.

Samutina, Natalia; Stepanov, Boris (2009). A Vas, Shtirlitz, ya snova poproshu ostat'sya...: k probleme sovremennoy retseptsii sovetskogo kino ["And You, Shtirlits, Please, Stay": Examining Contemporary Reception of Soviet Cinema. M: Neprikosnovenny Zapas [Reserve Stock]. #3(65).

Samutina, Natalia (2009) Teoriya, istoriya, attraktsiony: rannee kino i novyje media [Theory, History and the Attractions: Early Cinema and New Media]. HSE Preprints, WP6 #07.

Samutina, Natalia (2009). "Cult camp classics": spezifika normativnosti i strategii zritel'skogo vospriyatiya v kinematografe ["Cult Camp Classics": Norms and Strategies of Reception in Cinema] in Savelieva, Irina; Poletayev, Andrey, eds. Klassika i klassiki v sozial'nom i gumanitarnom znanii [Classics and Classicists in Modern Social and Humanitarian Disciplines]. M: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie [New Literary Observer Publishing House].

Samutina, Natalia (2008). Za protzvetanie Shvedii! Kultovoe kino i ego nestandartnyy zritel [More Films Sweded! Cult Movies and Their Untipical Spectator]. M: Neprikosnovenny Zapas [Reserve Stock]. #6(62).

Samutina, Natalia (2007). Ideologija nostalgii: problema proshlogo v sovremennom evropejjskom kino [Ideology of Nostalgia: Problem of the Past in Contemporary European Cinema]. HSE Preprints, WP6 #01

Zaporozhets, Oksana; Lavrinec, Jekaterina (2007). Poteryatsia, chtobi uvidet: fotographicheskoe vospriyatie goroda [To Get Lost for to Find: On the Photographic Experience of the Urban]. In Yarskaya-Smirnova, Elena; Romanov, Pavel; Krutkin, Viktor (eds.) Visualnaya Antropologiya: novie podhodi k sotsialnoy realnosti [Visual Anthropology: New Approaches to Social Reality]. Saratov: Academic Press.

Zaporozhets, Oksana (2007). Visualnaya sotsiologiya: konturi podhoda [Visual Sociology: Contours of the Field]. Inter. Interaction. Interview. Interpretation. #4.

Dashkova, Tatiana; Stepanov, Boris (2006). "The Fanastic" and Andrei Tarkovsky's "Solaris" and "Stalker" [Fantasticheskoe v fil'makh Andreja Tarkovskogo "Soljaris" i "Stalker"] in Fantasticheskoe kino. Epizod pervyj [Science Fiction Cinema. Episode one]. Ed. Samutina, Natalia. M.: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie [New Literary Observer Publishing House ].

Samutina, Natalia (2005). Melies zhiv, ili Magija perevoda [Melies is Still Alive, or The Magic of Translation]. Sinij divan [Blie Sofa]. #7.

Samutina, Natalia (2005). Sovremennoye evropeiskoye kino i ideya kultury ("proshlogo") [Contemporary European Cinema and the Idea of Culture (of the "Past")] in Savelieva, Irina; Poletayev, Andrey. Eds. Fenomen proshlogo [The Phenomenon of the Past]. M: HSE Publishing House.

Samutina, Natalia (2004). Teo Angelopulos: proshloye, pamyat, istoki [Teo Angelopulos: Past, Memory, Roots]. Kinovedcheskie zapiski [Notes on Cinema]. #66.

Samutina, Natalia (2003). Kultovoe kino: dazhe zritel' imeet pravo na svobodu [Cult Movies: Even the Spectator Can Be Free]. Logos. #5–6. 

Zaposkaya, Alexandra (2014). Proizvodstvo novostnoi fotografii: analiticheskie resursy sotsyalnykh nauk [Production of news photography: analytical resources of social sciences]. Vestnik Samarskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta. Gumanitarnaya seriya [Bulletin of the Samara State University. Humanities]. #5.