The Routledge Companion to Media and Activism (edited by Graham Meikle)

I am happy to announce that the The Routledge Companion to Media and Activism has been published. I am contributing with the chapter “Affective activism and political secularism – The unending body in the Femen movement”. The abstract for the chapter is: The activist movement Femen is notorious for topless protests and the ideology ‘sextremism, atheism…

Medieteori

Min kollega Carsten Stage og jeg har skrevet et kapitel om medieteori og affekt til bogen Medieteori.  Bogen Medieteori kortlægger de dominerende teorier, der sætter vores brogede mediekultur på begreb. Den gør det ved at præsentere et bredt udvalg af medieteorier i et aktuelt perspektiv. Bogen rækker fra kapitler om kommunikationsteorier, Medium Theory, kognitionsteori, mediehistorie, offentlighedsteorier,…

Affective Methodologies

Affective Methodologies: Developing Cultural Research Strategies for the Study of Affect was first published in 2015, but it has more recently been released in a more accessible paperback version. It is an exciting collection and I contributed with the chapter ‘From Artwork to Net-Work: Affective Effects of Political Art’.

Fiktionalitet

Tilbage i 2013 udgav Louise Brix Jacobsen, Stefan Kjerkegaard, Rikke Andersen Kraglund, Henrik Skov Nielsen, Carsten Stage og jeg bogen Fiktionalitet, som også vandt lærebogsprisen. Bogen introducerer begrebet fiktionalitet og viser, hvordan fx politiske taler, dokumentarfilm, litteratur og facebook-opdateringer kan benytte sig af fiktionaliserede former for kommunikation. Fiktionalitet anvendes således både i og uden for traditionelle…

The Democratic Public Sphere

My colleague Carsten Stage and I have contributed with the article “New Media Crowds and the Participatory Politics of Trolling in Innocence of Muslims and Happy British Muslims” in the new publication The Democratic Public Sphere (eds. Henrik Kaare Nielsen). Here is a bit of info on the book: Even in well-established democratic societies, the political system currently faces a…

Globalizing art

Back in 2011 I was fortunate enough to be working with good colleagues on Globalizing Art: Negotiating Place, Identity and Nation in Contemporary Nordic Art. I co-wrote the introduction and contributes on a chapter on “Claus Beck-Nielsen Memorial”. The cultural agenda during the last decade has in Nordic countries embraced a branding of local identities…