Category: Media, Film Studies, Theatre, Communication


The Value of Online News: Addressing the Problem of Online Investment Fraud Crimes in Thailand

Investment fraud is not a new type of crime, but the number of victims has increased during the Internet of Things era. This crime is recognized both nationally and internationally as a significant financial threat. Thailand too has grappled with this form of crime. This research investigates whether the mass media, which should cover news


The Intersection Between Anti-fandom and Public Perception: Exploring the Propagation of Hatred Among Generation Z

The entertainment industry is experiencing rapid growth due to the mediatization and globalization of modern society. Within this context, fandom and anti-fandom have emerged as two contrasting phenomena. While fandom represents a collective community sharing common interests and affinities towards a particular object, anti-fandom defines a community characterized by its opposition and dislike for the


The Glocalization Strategy of Contemporary Thai Cinema

Since the success of Bad Genius (2017, Nattawut Poonpiriya), the most recent international success story in Thai cinema, Thai content has proven itself as a subject of interest in the global market. Following its success, many Thai filmmakers attempted to follow this formula. They utilized local culture and beliefs in order to attract international audiences.


Challenging the Social Order of a Patriarchy Through Social Media Activism: The Case of the Greek #MeToo Movement

Greece’s traditionally patriarchal society was shaken by the emergence of the Greek #MeToo movement in 2021, enabled by social media’s speed and networked power. However, two and a half years since the movement’s emergence on Greek social media and mainstream news media, its legacy and long-term impact on Greek society are still being questioned. Although


Toho’s Uncanny Monster: Re-imaging Japanese Postwar National Identity Through the Godzilla Franchise Films

Whereas Godzilla (1954) made by Toho, one of the biggest Japanese studios, is most discussed by academic researchers who see this film as a significant sci-fi monster genre film in the post-war cinema, the twenty-eight Godzilla franchise films made in the past sixty years still have been remained under-researched by academic film scholars in relation


Media Space for Female Political Representatives in Sri Lanka: A Study on Women Politicians Appearing on TV Programs

Adeline Molamure, Sri Lanka’s first female legislator, entered the State Council of Ceylon in 1931 by winning a by-election following her father’s demise. Forty-eight years later, in 1979, Sri Lanka officially initiated television broadcasting. The newly introduced audio-visual media soon turned into the citizens’ primary source of information. On June 5, 1797, the government took


Cultural Representations of Emiratis in British Media: Stereotypes, Discourses, and Dominance

This paper aimed to interpret the cultural representations of the Emiratis in the British media through content analysis of two newspapers with significant circulation between 2020 and 2021: Metro and The Sun. Through a quantitative and qualitative analysis of news, information trends were established, and the cultural representations of the United Arab Emirates and its


Chinese Top Vlogger: A Textual Analysis of the Audience’s Reaction to Li Ziqi’s YouTube Channel

With the significant growth of social media and its wide reach among active users, celebrities on these platforms have become a major attraction for individuals seeking various needs. This study employs textual (content) analysis combined with gratification theory to explore the perspectives of YouTube views regarding Li Ziqi’s most popular video (with over 116 M


Re-investigation of Cinematic Narrator: An Analysis of Japanese Film Narratage

This research re-questions the concept of cinematic narrator, to evaluate the understanding towards narrative cinema and its operations. Through a case study on the feature film Narratage (2017), this research attempts to problematize how film arranges the logic of its storytelling through narrative structure and narration, as well as how the elements of film style


Theatrical Space, Seating Arrangement and Audience Participation in the Blackfriars Playhouse

The play-going and play-watching experience in a recreated early modern indoor playhouse is drastically different from a more “traditional” proscenium theater in many fundamental ways, such as the breakdown of the fourth wall and direct audience contacts, which are closely intertwined with the unique theatrical space and the dynamic and fluid exchange between actors and


The Crisis of Alzheimer’s Disease in “The Father” and “Still Alice”: Media Representations of Dementia in Contemporary Film Narratives

Film and television have an essential impact on how we understand and respond to contemporary medical issues. In the case of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, this has translated into a fear of and stigmatization of the disease. While the standard frames for dementia in contemporary media focus on the biomedical aspects, these representations often translate


Flesh, Bones, and Meat: Approaching the Becoming-Cow in Julio Medem’s Cows

This paper takes as the starting point the lifelong obsession of the protagonist for the cow that further introduces an uncanny relationship of symbiosis between man, cow, and camera in Julio Medem’s Cows/Vacas (1992). Enlightened by Deleuze’s and Guattari’s writings on becoming- animal in A Thousand Plateaus (1980) and Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation


Influence of Romantic Comedies on Young Adults’ Perception of Relationships

The paper “Influence of romantic comedies on young adults’ perception of relationships” focuses on the effect of the consumption of romantic comedies. The goal of the paper is to whether a correlation exists between the consumption of romantic comedies and young adults’ attitudes toward romantic relationships, including their opinions, ideas, expectations, and relationship behavior. The


“I Like to Chew on the Words..”: Older Adults with Low-Vision Talk about Reading

In this paper, I present research on the experience of reading by older adults (80+) with low-vision. Conducted in collaboration with a Montreal community organization, RECLAIM, we have spoken with older adults about their what they like to read, when they like to read, how they read, what digital devices they have that would allow


Discriminatory Structures in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a 1994 Australian road movie in which three drag queens travel through the Australian desert in a bus named “Priscilla” while confronting various forms of discrimination and prejudice. About 30 years ago, when this film was released, the term “LGBT” was not widely used and there


Reinforcement and Deconstruction: The Impact of Digital Media on Gender Identity Understanding and Expression

Digital media, the technology translating all information into numerical form regardless of its medium, has almost penetrated every aspect of the life of the masses. Immersing in a world saturated with digital technology, individuals seem to be constantly influenced by the digital products that they are exposed to. One aspect of this impact may be


Hayao Miyazaki, Shinto and Environmentalism

Hayao Miyazaki (1941-) is arguably Japan’s most successful and revered animator and screenwriter. It can be argued that three of his most iconic animations, My Neighbor Totoro (Tonari no Totoro, 1988), Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-Hime, 1997), and Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi, 2001), embody three unique variations of the human-spiritual-natural relationship. Respectively, the first


Research on the Application of Virtual Reality in the Field of Handicrafts

The protection and inheritance of cultural heritage and intangible cultural heritage are very important to the development of culture. Due to the continuous innovation of technology, the inheritance and innovation of handicrafts tend to be dynamic and diversified. The application of virtual reality technology in many fields also brings more possibilities for the inheritance and


The Influence of Instagram on Consumer Behavior and Brand Community: Effect of Location on Brand Positioning in Northern Cyprus

Nowadays, technology has started to take place in all areas of our lives. Social media has become a part of our lives through this developing technology. One of these and popular social media tools is Instagram. These days, Instagram has a huge impact on consumer behavior and brand community. Mardo is a brand that produces


Indonesia’s Elimination of Sexual Violence Bill: A Framing Analysis of Coverage by Foreign Online Media

Indonesia has been experiencing an increase in the number of sexual violence cases and this number has spiked even more during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Elimination of Sexual Violence bill (RUU PKS) was drafted by the National Commission on Violence against Women and the Service Provider Forum. On January 26, 2016, it was proposed to


We Love to Hate ‘Emily in Paris’ Because We Love to Hate Ourselves: American Female Viewer’s Ambivalence to “Emily”

The Netflix show “Emily in Paris”, has generated tremendous media buzz over the fact that viewers supposedly love to watch it because they hate it so much. Created by “Sex and the City” showrunner Darren Star, Emily (played by Lily Collins), demonstrates all of the American qualities that French people, in particular, find so repellant.


What “She” Was…’: Representations of Women in Films – A Historical Perspective

Women in India have been stereotyped for as long as History could have known. The question that arises is why are women defined in such stereotypical roles? Is it because of the Indian culture, society or religion? Despite the era of globalization and rapid transformation, why have gendered roles in India, not changed at the


Digital Stakeholder Engagement in Corporate Social Responsibility: An Exploratory Study in Hong Kong

Corporate social responsibility (CSR), as “the social responsibility of business encompasses the economic, legal, ethical, and discretionary expectations that society has of organizations at a given point in time” (Carroll, 1979, p. 500), has been occupying a significant role in society. As an essence of CSR, stakeholder engagement, which is a “process of involving individuals


Contact Tracing Apps for Community Resilience Battle Against COVID-19 The App Review Analysis From US COVIDWISE; France TousAntiCovid; Finland Koronavilkku; and China Alipay Health Code

The purpose of this research is to interpret of what features are discussed in the COVID-19 contact tracing apps’ reviews by utilizing opinion methods. Four apps are selected including: US COVIDWISE; Finland Koronavilkku; France TousAntiCovid: and China Alipay health code. The features of the apps’ reviews are extracted and categorized into various groups, to measure


Strategies of Film Archives in the Face of National Trauma: Exile and Colonies

National film archives are complex institutions with many levels of management, which also carry the weight of the history and identities of states. They are sensitive spaces of collective history, given the complexity of their activity as regulators of visual materials that shape national identities. As a result of the patrimonial turn that film libraries


Indonesia’s Digital Native Perception of the Concept of ‘Privacy’

This study focuses on describing Indonesia’s Digital Native Perception of the Concept of ‘Privacy’ concept in social media. The significance of this research is the case violations’ high number of internet users’ privacy, which have a serious impact on the aspects of security. It is chosen the digital native age group as the subject of


Turkish Dramas and Saudi Female Perceptions of Socio-cultural Values

In the 2000s Turkish drama series began airing in Saudi Arabia and other countries outside Turkey. Perhaps unexpectedly they have proven exceptionally attractive to global audiences. Typically, these dramas define and present female characters who can be considered liberal in terms of their adherence to traditional cultural values. To date, despite the growing popularity of


Patriarchal Misconceptions? Resilient Womanhood in Japanese Television Dramas

Some Japanese television drama genres have been broadcasted continuously since the 1960s. They have been regarded as crafters of national identity that have long depicted the ideal Japanese lifestyle, imbued with normative concepts of femininity and masculinity. However, the golden age of Japanese dramas arrived in the 1990s with the so-called ‘trendy dramas’, love stories


Rebuild Resilience: Film Communication Within East Asia in the Pre-pandemic, Pandemic, and Post-pandemic Era

The increasing in-depth cooperation of the film industry among Japan China and South Korea has accelerated the integration of film cultures among the three countries. The global epidemic in 2020 not only has an impact on the film industry in every country, but also has a great impact on film exchanges among the countries. The


Adapting Complex Time: Story of Your Life (1998) and Arrival (2016)

In both literature and film, we’re faced with complex characters, complex plots, complex themes, complexity in narration and, occasionally, complexity in narrative structure, all of which have been long present in fictional works and all of which have been addressed extensively by scholars (we’ve witnessed a resurgence of these terms in academic circles in recent


The Effect of Smell in the Representation of Family in Post-war Japanese Films

This study aims to examine the effect of smell in the representation of family in Japanese films of the 1950s and 60s. Previous Japanese film studies have concentrated on analyzing vision and sound instead of smell because the sense of smell has been thought to be too subjective. This paper explores the importance of smell


Content Analysis of the Forum Theater Play Melanie on HIV/AIDS Stigma

The study aimed to determine how the forum theater play Melanie portrayed HIV/AIDS stigma, specifically: 1) count occurrences of HIV/AIDS stigma based on three conceptual frameworks on stigmatization; 2) analyze how the theatrical codes identified by Kowzan (1975; as cited by Segre, 1980) are related to the portrayal of HIV/AIDS stigma; and 3) identify the