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

Memory is no longer what is used to be

In: Sebastian Groes, ed. Memory in the Twenty-first Century: New Critical Perspectives from the Arts, Humanities and Sciences (New York: Palgrave, 2015,  213-216).

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Deleuze's Metallurgic Machines

The Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB) of 8 November 2015 has published a special issue "The Event of Life" on the occasion of teh 20th anniversary of the death of Gilles Deleuze. Arne de Boever and Brad Evans asked scholars what might be said about Deleuze today. Contributions by Adrian Parr, Brian Massumi, Greg Lambert, Bracha L. Ettinger and Patricia Pisters ('Deleuze's Metallurgic Machines').

Chantal Akerman: "Lachen in de Onmogelijkheid"

Op 5 Oktober 2015 overleed Chantal Akerman op 65-jarige leeftijd. Op haar 25ste debuteerde ze met een meesterwerk. Lees meer in De Filmkrant, #381 November 2015, p. 39. PDF versie is hier te lezen.

Dexter's Plastic Brain: Mentalizing and Mirroring in Cinematic Empathy

In Neurofilmology: Audiovisual Studies and the Challenge of Neuroscience. Adriano D'Aloia and Ruggero Eugeni, eds. Special Issue of Cinema & Cie.International Film Studies Journal.  Vol. XIV, No, 22/23, Fall/Winter 2014, pp. 53-63. Download PDF.

Door Nieuwsgierigheid Gedreven

Column over nieuwsgierigheid in de wetenschap. Uitgesproken op 10 juni 2015 voor Jose van Dijck's afscheid als voorzitter van SPUI25. Hier te lezen in PDF.

Controle op Controle

Over het vastgelopen academische systeem. In De Groene Amsterdammer 11 maart 2015. In PDF hier te vinden.

Cutting and Folding the Borgesian Map

 “Cutting and Folding the Borgesian Map: Film as Complex temporal Object in the Industrialization of Memory” in    Ekman, Ulrik, Jay David Bolter, Lily Diaz, Maria Engberg, Morten Søndergaard, eds. Ubiquitous Computing, Complexity, and Culture. New York: Routledge, 2015, pp. 322-333. Find here  PDF.

Transplanting Life

Transplanting Life: Bios and Zoe in Images with Imagination” In Bolette Blaagaard and Iris van der Tuin (eds.) The Subject of Rosi Braidotti. Bloomsbury 2014, 65-71. This article is a companion piece to 'Heart of the Matter' (see below) where I explore organ transplantation in their cinemaptographic mediations. Transplanting Life reads this 'posthuman' problem through the powerful Indian film Ship of Theseus. Download PDF.


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.