Pretty excited to find parts of the FilmIndia archive online, especially 1948 with a (idiosyncratic) review of Sunny’s Mela (stars Nargis and Dilip Kumar). Also I am quite taken by the concept of ’emotional masochism’ used to describe the film. Other films reviews are in a caustic tone, with the phrase ‘hotch-potch’ appearing in at least three article titles I read, and ‘hotch-potch of coincidences’ possibly the most often repeated phrase. But great details, covers, and things not to be forgotten. Full credit for making this available (John McElwee donation to the Media History Digital Library, scanned from the collection of the Museum of Modern Art Library). A lock on resources, but opened up a little, thanks heaps.
I’ll collect various things to come back to regarding alt-publishing here:
First up, a thesis that sets the scene (from Canada, but international in scope) – by Heather Morrison
That thesis was the one linked to in the previous post about big publisher profits
in anticipation of the CCS workshop on questions of academic publishing mid Feb
Which is just after this important meet at INIVA on National Libraries Day
The Stuart Hall Library celebrates National Libraries Day with a talk and display
A talk introducing Iniva’s special Library collection. A display will include exhibition catalogues, journals, monographs, zines and artists’ books, archival documents and ephemera.
Find out more about the Library and get advice on researching visual art using Iniva’s collection.
National Libraries Day will be the finale to a week of events at UK libraries celebrating libraries and librarians, and highlighting the importance of reading.
Book online to register your interest
Book online here. For enquiries contact the Library on 0207 749 1255 or emailLibrary@iniva.org
I used to buy copies of this hugely desirable magazine from Manic Ex Poseur shop in Collingwood (Melbourne). I’ve no idea where they got to, which is strange cos I basically horde everything. They must be in a box in the attic somewhere, and if I could brave the dust I’d go get them now. They were beautiful beastly things.