Kriss Ravetto

about the author

Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli is a film and media scholar whose work focuses on representations and theorisations of violence in film and media and online. Her research interests include: nation building and ethnocentric and sexual violence in the Balkans and Eastern Europe; Nazism, Fascism, and the Holocaust; the relation of image to gesture and experience in film and digital media theory; surveillance and social media; digital art and experimental cinema and the uncanny; and glitching and the discourse of emergence. This research has resulted in The Unmaking of Fascist Aesthetics (University of Minnesota Press, 2001); she has completed a new manuscript, Mythopoetic Cinema on the Margins of Europe, and is currently working on a new book project on surveillance and the digital uncanny.

She has published articles on film, performance, installation art, new media, and the hacker group Anonymous in Camera Obscura, Film Quarterly, LEA, PAJ, Representations, Screen, Third Text, and numerous collected volumes. She is the co-editor with Professor Martine Begneut of the Edinburgh University Press series on film studies. Her interest in the “digital uncanny” and the culture of surveillance has inspired “Recoded,” the large international conference on the politics and landscapes of new media, and “Figures of the Visceral” and “Gaming the Game.” She is co-organising the Mellon initiative in Digital Culture with Professor Colin Milburn (English and STS) and is a core researcher on the IMMERSe and IFHA projects. She is also affiliated with the science and technology studies programme and the graduate programmes in cultural studies, performance studies, and science and technology studies.

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University of California, Davis US


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(in DARE 2015: the dark precursor )
keywords: copyright, Difference and Repetition, film