The news feed from the Centre for Culture and the Creative Industries at City, University of London

Casey writes about the magical girls of Japanese anime and manga for Austrian feminist magazine

The March 2014 issue of the Austrian feminist magazine an.schläge features a contribution by Dr Casey Brienza to the issue’s theme on Comic Superheroines, focusing on the shoujo superheroines of Japanese anime and manga. The article, titled “Magische Mädchen und Girl Revolutions” (Magical Girls and Girl Revolutions), is available in print and in German only.

The CCI seminar series continues…4:30 Weds 26th D427

Thanks to Irida Ntalla for a really interesting presentation about interactivity, affect and the postmodern  museum experience in our last seminar. The series continues on Wednesday 26th with Laura Garcia Favaro who will be presenting her research  about online community forums aimed at women. The seminar will start at 4.30 PM in Room D427. All…

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Cecilia gains funding for research in Rio on informal creative cities

Cecilia has been awarded £4,976 by City University London’s Pump Priming Fund. The scheme supports research across areas considered to be of strategic importance to enable early career researchers to develop proposals with the aim of attracting further funding from external sources. She will use the funds to undertake fieldwork in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,…

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Prof Ros Gill in Switzerland

Next month (March) Professor Rosalind Gill will be giving a ‘masterclass’ at Lausanne University in Switzerland, alongside Professor Angela McRobbie from Goldsmiths. The theme of the two days, aimed at doctoral students, is feminism and postfeminism. Ros will be talking about ‘Postfeminism, Power and Intimacy’.

Ros Gill is nominated for SAGE’s prize for Innovation and Excellence.

Congratulations to CCI’s own Ros Gill who is co-author of a paper that has been nominated for this year’s SAGE’s prize for Innovation and Excellence. The paper is one of 6 being considered for the award, which is supported by the British Sociological Association. The paper seeks to disrupt sensationalist racialised and classed media accounts of…

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New Books In Critical Theory Podcast.

Dave runs a monthly podcast for the New Books Network called New Books In Critical Theory. The latest podcast is now up and is available here: The archive is also well worth checking out, as there are a range of critical theory and cultural policy book podcasts This month will be of interest to…

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Creative Futures Event

Creative Futures Event on the 27 February 6-8pm for all the Creative Industries undergrads and I hope that some of you might be able to pop in.  The speakers are a great range of industry professionals across the Creative Industries,  including a couple of alumni students from the course who have gone on to get…

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Andy gives a lecture in New Orleans

Prof Andy Pratt was in New Orleans this week giving a lecture at Tulane University on the topic of ‘Can the Cultural Economy sustain New Orleans ? Global Lessons’. The visit was organised by the students of the PhD programme on City, Culture and Community at Tulane. The lecture was attended by faculty and students, but also…

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New book chapter by Ros Gill

Ros has a new book chapter out this week. ‘I matter and so does she: Girl Power, Postfeminism and the Girl Effect’ (co-authored with Ofra Koffman) has just come out in Youth Cultures in the Age of Global Media, edited by David Buckingham, Sara Bragg and Mary Jane Kehily (Palgrave Feb 12th 2014).

Turin: Training the next generation of cultural intermediaries

Andy was in Turin on 10th Feb lecturing to students on the MA in Cultural Projects for Development which is offered in association with UNESCO World Heritage Organisation, and the University of Turin. The sessions take place at the UN/ ILO/ International Training Centre (which was formerly accommodation for athletes in the Turin winter olympics:…

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