This page contains a selection of chapters and articles that can be accessed online.

Heart of the Matter

Heart of the Matter: Bodies without Organs and Biopolitics in Organ Transplant Film”, in Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, 19:4, 23-36 (2014). See for the full Special Issue on Sacrifice and Cinema of Angelaki the online version here. As editor Costica Bradatan describes in the introduction "In Heart of the Matter Patricia Pisters four films in terms of Jean-Luc Nancy’s notion of the “intruder”: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s 21 Grams, Claire Denis’s L’Intrus, Stephen Frears’ Dirty Pretty Things,and Leon Geller and Markus Vetter’s Heart of Jenin. What emerges from this analysis is a renewed concept of sacrifice, one that brings about a switch from the original sense of religious offering to that of political and ethical resistance, areligious in nature. Download PDF.

Image as Gesture: Notes on Aernout Mik's Communitas and the Modern Political Film

Published in Journal for Cultural Research, special issue on gesture, ed. by Elisabeth Watkins. First online 21 July 2014. DOI 10.1080/14797585.2014.920186The article can be downloaded from Taylor Francis online here  or download PDF.

A Metaphysical Star War? Celestial Consciousness in Contemporary Cinema

In Sonja Neef and Henry Sussman, eds. Astroculture: Figurations of Cosmology in Media and Arts. Wlhelm Fink Verlag, 2014, pp. 181-194. Download PDF.

The Neurothriller

In: The New Review of Film and Television Studies, January 2014, pp. 1-11.

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Madness, Miracles, Machines: Living in a Delirious World without Walls

In: Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism, Part One. Ed. by Arne de Boever and Warren Neidich (Berlin: Archive, 2013), pp. 157-184.   

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Form, Punch, Caress: Johan van der Keuken's Global Amsterdam

In: Marco de Waard (ed.), Imagining Global Amsterdam: History, Culture and Geography in a World City. Amsterdam: Amsterdam Univeristy Press, 2012, pp. 125-141.

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The Mosaic Film: Nomadic Style and Politics in Transnational Media Culture

In: Thamyris Intersecting 23 (2011): pp.175-190. Mieke Bal and  Miguel Á. Hernández-Navarro, eds.  Art and Visibility in  Migratory Culture. Conflict, Resistance, and Agency. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi.

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Flashforward: The Future is Now

Deleuze Studies, 5 supplement 'Deleuzian Futures' (2011): pp. 98-115

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