Dr Kay Dickinson

  • Senior Lecturer (UG Programme Convenor) (School of Culture & Creative Arts Administration Office)

Biography

Prior to my appointment at Glasgow, I held positions at Concordia University, Montreal (2013-2021), Goldsmiths, University of London (2005-2012), King’s College, University of London (2003-2005) and Middlesex University (1997-2003). In the academic year of 2010-11, I was a Fellow at the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University and, in 2019, the Distinguished Visiting Professor at MICA (Mudra Institute of Communications) in Ahmedabad, India.

Research interests

My research examines how revolutionary and popular media from the Arab world functions amidst and in resistance to transnational global capital. I have co-edited anthologies on these topics and published two monographs: Arab Cinema Travels: Transnational Syria, Palestine, Dubai and Beyond (British Film Institute Press, 2016) and Arab Film and Video Manifestos (Palgrave, 2018).  

A constant concern for labour practices, histories and rights inflects my work. My first monograph, Off Key: When Film and Music Won’t Work Together (Oxford University Press, 2008), sought to understand the film and music industries’ traditions of production, representation, dissemination and consumption in line with the broader employment landscapes of so-called post-Fordism and the rise of creative economy culture. My current book project, Supply Chain Cinema: Producing Workers for Transnational Media, continues in this vein through investigations of off-shored film production and the educational structures that support it.

Publications

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Number of items: 31.

2021

Dickinson, K. (2021) Be wary of anniversaries: inside the archive, out on the street. Film Quarterly, 75(2), pp. 40-48. (doi: 10.1525/fq.2021.75.2.40)

Dickinson, K. (2021) The manifesto of new cinema in Egypt. Black Camera, 13(1), pp. 13-18.

Dickinson, K. (2021) Manifesto of the Palestinian Cinema Group: Beirut, Lebanon, 1972. Black Camera, 13(1), pp. 402-403.

Dickinson, K. (2021) Supply chain cinema, supply chain education: training creative wizardry for offshored exploitation. In: Hockenberry, M., Starosielski, N. and Zieger, S. (eds.) Assembly Codes: the Logistics of Media. Duke University Press: Durham, pp. 171-187. ISBN 9781478009733 (doi: 10.1215/9781478013037-013)

2020

Dickinson, K. (2020) “Make it what you want it to be”: logistics, labor, and land financialization via the globalized free zone studio. In: Jacobson, B. R. (ed.) In the Studio: Visual Creation and Its Material Environments. University of California Press: Oakland, California, pp. 261-280. ISBN 9780520297593 (doi: 10.2307/j.ctv125jsnh.16)

Della Ratta, D., Dickinson, K. and Haugbolle, S. (Eds.) (2020) The Arab Archive: Mediated Memories and Digital Flows. Series: Theory on demand. Institute of Network Cultures: Amsterdam. ISBN 9789492302564

Dickinson, K. (2020) Manifesto writing as populist praxis (within the university and beyond). Culture Machine, 19,

2019

Dickinson, K. (2019) Re-citation and resuscitation from the archives of Arab revolution. Screen, 60(1), pp. 46-69. (doi: 10.1093/screen/hjy063)

2018

Dickinson, K. (2018) Arab Film and Video Manifestos: Forty-Five Years of the Moving Image Amid Revolution. Series: Palgrave studies in Arab cinema. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham. ISBN 9783319998008 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-99801-5)

2017

Dickinson, K. (2017) “Everyone’s property”: video copying, poetry, and revolution in Arab West Asia. In: Neves, J. and Sarkar, B. (eds.) Asian Video Cultures: In the Penumbra of the Global. Duke University Press: Durham, pp. 307-326. ISBN 9780822368915 (doi: 10.1215/9780822372547-015)

Dickinson, K. (2017) More than just extras: FAMU within Czechoslovak-Syrian relations. In: Stejskalová, T. (ed.) Filmmakers of the World, Unite! Forgotten Internationalism, Czechoslovak Film and the Third World. Tranzit.cz: Praha, pp. 85-96. ISBN 9788087259412

2016

Dickinson, K. (2016) Arab Cinema Travels: Transnational Syria, Palestine, Dubai and Beyond. Palgrave; BFI: London. ISBN 9781844577859 (doi: 10.5040/9781838711542)

2015

Dickinson, K. (2015) At what cost “theory”? An economics and poetics of uptake. Framework, 56(2), pp. 433-450. (doi: 10.13110/framework.56.2.0433)

Davis, G., Dickinson, K. , Patti, L. and Villarejo, A. (2015) Film Studies: a Global Introduction. Routledge: New York ; London. ISBN 9780415734349 (doi: 10.4324/9781315754192)

2013

Burkhalter, T., Dickinson, K. and Harbert, B. J. (Eds.) (2013) The Arab Avant-Garde: Music, Politics, Modernity. Wesleyan University Press: Middletown, Connecticut. ISBN 9780819573865

2012

Dickinson, K. (2012) Introduction. Cinema Journal, 52(1), pp. 132-136. (doi: 10.1353/cj.2012.0110)

Dickinson, K. (2012) Syrian cinema: out of time? Screening the Past(34),

Dickinson, K. (2012) The state of labor and labor for the state: Syrian and Egyptian cinema beyond the 2011 uprisings. Framework, 53(1), pp. 99-116. (doi: 10.1353/frm.2012.0012)

2010

Dickinson, K. (2010) The Palestinian road (block) movie: everyday geographies of Second Intifada filmmaking. In: Iordanova, D., Martin-Jones, D. and Vidal, B. (eds.) Cinema at the Periphery. Wayne State University Press: Detroit, pp. 137-155. ISBN 9780814336946

2009

Dickinson, K. (2009) Palestinian Cinema: Landscape, Trauma, and Memory, Lebanese Cinema: Imagining the Civil War and Beyond, Insights into Syrian Cinema: Essays and Conversations with Contemporary Filmmakers. Screen, 50(3), pp. 351-354. (doi: 10.1093/screen/hjp022)[Book Review]

2008

Dickinson, K. (2008) Off Key: When Film and Music Won't Work Together. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN 9780195326635 (doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326635.001.0001)

2007

Dickinson, K. (2007) Troubling synthesis: the horrific sights and incompatible sounds of video nasties. In: Sconce, J. (ed.) Sleaze Artists: Cinema at the Margins of Taste, Style, and Politics. Duke University Press: Durham, NC, pp. 167-188. ISBN 9780822339649 (doi: 10.1215/9780822390190-008)

Dickinson, K. (2007) Music video and synaesthetic possibility. In: Beebe, R. and Middleton, J. (eds.) Medium Cool: Music Videos from Soundies to Cellphones. Duke University Press: Durham, NC, pp. 13-29. ISBN 9780822341390 (doi: 10.1215/9780822390206-002)

Dickinson, K. (2007) Changes in direction: Ken Russell and the limits of experimental Television. In: Mulvey, L. and Sexton, J. (eds.) Experimental British Television. Manchester University Press: Manchester ; New York, pp. 70-88. ISBN 9780719075551

Dickinson, K. (2007) Candyfloss. In: Dönmez-Colin, G. and Kiarostami, A. (eds.) The Cinema of North Africa and the Middle East. Wallflower Press: London ; New York, pp. 13-22. ISBN 9781905674114

Dickinson, K. (2007) “I have one daughter and that is Egyptian cinema”: `Azīza Amīr amid the histories and geographies of national allegory. Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies, 22(1), pp. 137-177. (doi: 10.1215/02705346-2006-023)

2005

Dickinson, K. (2005) Report on the first Ramallah international film festival. Screen, 46(2), pp. 265-274. (doi: 10.1093/screen/46.2.265)

2004

Dickinson, K. (Ed.) (2004) Teen TV: Genre, Consumption, Identity. BFI Publishing: London. ISBN 9780851709994

Dickinson, K. (2004) Pop stars who can't act: the limits of celebrity 'multi-tasking'. MediaActive, 2,

2002

Dickinson, K. (Ed.) (2002) Movie Music, The Film Reader. Series: In Focus: Routledge Film Readers. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415281607

2001

Dickinson, K. (2001) ‘Believe’? Vocoders, digitalised female identity and camp. Popular Music, 20(3), pp. 333-347. (doi: 10.1017/S0261143001001532)

This list was generated on Fri Dec 2 20:40:34 2022 GMT.
Number of items: 31.

Articles

Dickinson, K. (2021) Be wary of anniversaries: inside the archive, out on the street. Film Quarterly, 75(2), pp. 40-48. (doi: 10.1525/fq.2021.75.2.40)

Dickinson, K. (2021) The manifesto of new cinema in Egypt. Black Camera, 13(1), pp. 13-18.

Dickinson, K. (2021) Manifesto of the Palestinian Cinema Group: Beirut, Lebanon, 1972. Black Camera, 13(1), pp. 402-403.

Dickinson, K. (2020) Manifesto writing as populist praxis (within the university and beyond). Culture Machine, 19,

Dickinson, K. (2019) Re-citation and resuscitation from the archives of Arab revolution. Screen, 60(1), pp. 46-69. (doi: 10.1093/screen/hjy063)

Dickinson, K. (2015) At what cost “theory”? An economics and poetics of uptake. Framework, 56(2), pp. 433-450. (doi: 10.13110/framework.56.2.0433)

Dickinson, K. (2012) Introduction. Cinema Journal, 52(1), pp. 132-136. (doi: 10.1353/cj.2012.0110)

Dickinson, K. (2012) Syrian cinema: out of time? Screening the Past(34),

Dickinson, K. (2012) The state of labor and labor for the state: Syrian and Egyptian cinema beyond the 2011 uprisings. Framework, 53(1), pp. 99-116. (doi: 10.1353/frm.2012.0012)

Dickinson, K. (2007) “I have one daughter and that is Egyptian cinema”: `Azīza Amīr amid the histories and geographies of national allegory. Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies, 22(1), pp. 137-177. (doi: 10.1215/02705346-2006-023)

Dickinson, K. (2005) Report on the first Ramallah international film festival. Screen, 46(2), pp. 265-274. (doi: 10.1093/screen/46.2.265)

Dickinson, K. (2004) Pop stars who can't act: the limits of celebrity 'multi-tasking'. MediaActive, 2,

Dickinson, K. (2001) ‘Believe’? Vocoders, digitalised female identity and camp. Popular Music, 20(3), pp. 333-347. (doi: 10.1017/S0261143001001532)

Books

Dickinson, K. (2018) Arab Film and Video Manifestos: Forty-Five Years of the Moving Image Amid Revolution. Series: Palgrave studies in Arab cinema. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham. ISBN 9783319998008 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-99801-5)

Dickinson, K. (2016) Arab Cinema Travels: Transnational Syria, Palestine, Dubai and Beyond. Palgrave; BFI: London. ISBN 9781844577859 (doi: 10.5040/9781838711542)

Davis, G., Dickinson, K. , Patti, L. and Villarejo, A. (2015) Film Studies: a Global Introduction. Routledge: New York ; London. ISBN 9780415734349 (doi: 10.4324/9781315754192)

Dickinson, K. (2008) Off Key: When Film and Music Won't Work Together. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN 9780195326635 (doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326635.001.0001)

Book Sections

Dickinson, K. (2021) Supply chain cinema, supply chain education: training creative wizardry for offshored exploitation. In: Hockenberry, M., Starosielski, N. and Zieger, S. (eds.) Assembly Codes: the Logistics of Media. Duke University Press: Durham, pp. 171-187. ISBN 9781478009733 (doi: 10.1215/9781478013037-013)

Dickinson, K. (2020) “Make it what you want it to be”: logistics, labor, and land financialization via the globalized free zone studio. In: Jacobson, B. R. (ed.) In the Studio: Visual Creation and Its Material Environments. University of California Press: Oakland, California, pp. 261-280. ISBN 9780520297593 (doi: 10.2307/j.ctv125jsnh.16)

Dickinson, K. (2017) “Everyone’s property”: video copying, poetry, and revolution in Arab West Asia. In: Neves, J. and Sarkar, B. (eds.) Asian Video Cultures: In the Penumbra of the Global. Duke University Press: Durham, pp. 307-326. ISBN 9780822368915 (doi: 10.1215/9780822372547-015)

Dickinson, K. (2017) More than just extras: FAMU within Czechoslovak-Syrian relations. In: Stejskalová, T. (ed.) Filmmakers of the World, Unite! Forgotten Internationalism, Czechoslovak Film and the Third World. Tranzit.cz: Praha, pp. 85-96. ISBN 9788087259412

Dickinson, K. (2010) The Palestinian road (block) movie: everyday geographies of Second Intifada filmmaking. In: Iordanova, D., Martin-Jones, D. and Vidal, B. (eds.) Cinema at the Periphery. Wayne State University Press: Detroit, pp. 137-155. ISBN 9780814336946

Dickinson, K. (2007) Troubling synthesis: the horrific sights and incompatible sounds of video nasties. In: Sconce, J. (ed.) Sleaze Artists: Cinema at the Margins of Taste, Style, and Politics. Duke University Press: Durham, NC, pp. 167-188. ISBN 9780822339649 (doi: 10.1215/9780822390190-008)

Dickinson, K. (2007) Music video and synaesthetic possibility. In: Beebe, R. and Middleton, J. (eds.) Medium Cool: Music Videos from Soundies to Cellphones. Duke University Press: Durham, NC, pp. 13-29. ISBN 9780822341390 (doi: 10.1215/9780822390206-002)

Dickinson, K. (2007) Changes in direction: Ken Russell and the limits of experimental Television. In: Mulvey, L. and Sexton, J. (eds.) Experimental British Television. Manchester University Press: Manchester ; New York, pp. 70-88. ISBN 9780719075551

Dickinson, K. (2007) Candyfloss. In: Dönmez-Colin, G. and Kiarostami, A. (eds.) The Cinema of North Africa and the Middle East. Wallflower Press: London ; New York, pp. 13-22. ISBN 9781905674114

Book Reviews

Dickinson, K. (2009) Palestinian Cinema: Landscape, Trauma, and Memory, Lebanese Cinema: Imagining the Civil War and Beyond, Insights into Syrian Cinema: Essays and Conversations with Contemporary Filmmakers. Screen, 50(3), pp. 351-354. (doi: 10.1093/screen/hjp022)[Book Review]

Edited Books

Della Ratta, D., Dickinson, K. and Haugbolle, S. (Eds.) (2020) The Arab Archive: Mediated Memories and Digital Flows. Series: Theory on demand. Institute of Network Cultures: Amsterdam. ISBN 9789492302564

Burkhalter, T., Dickinson, K. and Harbert, B. J. (Eds.) (2013) The Arab Avant-Garde: Music, Politics, Modernity. Wesleyan University Press: Middletown, Connecticut. ISBN 9780819573865

Dickinson, K. (Ed.) (2004) Teen TV: Genre, Consumption, Identity. BFI Publishing: London. ISBN 9780851709994

Dickinson, K. (Ed.) (2002) Movie Music, The Film Reader. Series: In Focus: Routledge Film Readers. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415281607

This list was generated on Fri Dec 2 20:40:34 2022 GMT.

Grants

  • 2016-2021: “Video Cultures of the Arab Uprisings: Archives of Revolution, Revolutionizing the Archive”. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (Principal Investigator)
  • 2012: “An Active Archive for the Videos of the Arab Revolutions”. Middle East Institute/Brismes Network Award (Network Lead)
  • 2012: “Revolutionary Change and Revolutionary Continuity Amidst the Current Arab Uprisings”. Council for British Research in the Levant (Principal Investigator/Senior Residential Research Fellow, Amman, Jordan)

 

Supervision

I would welcome students whose interests align with my established specialisms, be that media of the Arab world, revolutionary culture, or creative industries and labour. I am particularly interested in supporting projects that seek to prioritize Global Southern and anti-colonial approaches and topics.

I have nearly twenty years of supervisorial experience across a broad range of subjects that have included: the economies of Palestinian cinema; precarity and racialized artistic labour; famine history and rhetoric; media representations of veiling; resource extraction cinema; and media infrastructure in post-financial crisis Ireland.

Teaching

  • Convenor of MA Creative Arts and Industries
  • MLitt Advanced Topics in Film Studies
  • MA Introduction to Creative Industries

Additional information

  • Editorial board member for the following academic journals: Journal of Cinema and Media Studies (formerly Cinema Journal), New Formations, The Soundtrack, World Picture, Intensities: The Journal of Cult Media, Velvet Light Trap (until May 2017) and Sound, Music and the Moving Image (until January 2019)
  • Editorial board member for the following book series: The Cultural Histories of Cinema (British Film Institute Press), Cinema Cultures in Contact (University of California Press), Cinema and Media Cultures in the Middle East (Peter Lang Publishing), Moving Image (Legenda)
  • Contributor to the following film festivals and series in various capacities: Ramallah International Film Festival; Shashat Women’s Film Festival, Palestine; Regards palestiniens and syriens, Montreal, Présence Autochtone Festival, Montreal
  • Advisory board member of ArteEast, Middle East Arts Platform, New York
  • Adjudication committee member for: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Insight Grant (Communications, Media Studies, Gender Studies, Library and Information Sciences), Society for Cinema and Media Studies Student Writing Award, Society for Cinema and Media Studies Middle East Caucus Student Writing Award