Research

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Articles & Chapters

#Afterglow: Notes on Transmediale 2014, Futurezone (Kurier), 11 February 2014.


Manghani S. and McDonald, K., ‘Desperately Seeking Kylie! Critical Reflections on William Baker’s White Diamond’ in Edgar, R., Fairclough-Issacs, K. and Halligan, B. (eds.) The Music Documentary in Film. Routledge, 2013.


Manghani, S., ‘Kylie Écriture’ in Bennett, P. & McDougall, J. (ed.) Barthes' “Mythologies” Today: Readings in Contemporary Culture. Routledge, 2013.


Fukukawa, K. and Manghani, S., ‘Transformations and Translations of Japanese Business and Society – A Retrospective’, in M. McIntosh (ed.), The Necessary Transition – Transition and Transformation Issues in the Journey towards the Sustainable Enterprise Economy. Greenleaf Publishing.


Guest Post: Designs on Conversation’, AHRC Digital Transformations Research Network (based on talk at Designing For Community-Powered Digital Transformations Workshop, Tate Britain, London, 15 May 2012).


‘Images: An Imaginary Problem?’ in J. Elkins and M. Naef (ed.) What is an Image? Pennsylvania State University Press, 2011, pp. 226-228.


Anonymous: Das Dilemma der Maske’, Futurezone (Kurier), 1 May 2012. [English version]


There’s Still 98% to Go’, Times Higher Education, 22 Dec 2011 - 4 Jan 2012, p.28.


‘Images: An Imaginary Problem?’ in J. Elkins and M. Naef (ed.) What is an Image? Pennsylvania State University Press, 2011, pp. 226-228.


Amidst the Culture of Efficiency’ in Culture Machine (part of ‘The University Debate’), Interzone, November 2010.


Yes... But When? - An Open Letter’ in Parallax (special issue, ‘Yes!’, ed. Gary Peters), Volume 16, No. 3, 2010, pp.62-73.


Ink and Wonder’, Times Higher Education, 15-26 April 2010, pp. 40-42.


‘Lost in Translation, Or Nothing to See But Everything' in Visual Cultures, ed. by James Elkins, Intellect Books, 2010, pp.27-42.


Instant History: The Berlin Wall Falls Again (and Again...)' in Eingebrannte Bilder. Zum Verhältnis von kollektivem Gedächtnis, Erinnerungskultur und Politik [Burnt Images. The Relationship among Collective Memory, Remembrance Culture and Politics]. Heinrich Böll Stiftung Dossier.


'Love Media: The Joy of Txt' in lo Squaderno, #13, September 2009, pp.27-30.

'Confessions of a Virtual Scholar, Or, Writing as Worldly Performance' in Journal of Writing in Creative Practices, special issue: ‘Writing Encounters within Performance and Pedagogical Practice’, Vol 2, Issue 2, 2009, pp.173-192.


'Making Metapictures Political: Public Screenings of the Fall of the Berlin Wall' in Northern Lights, Vol. 7, Issue 1, 2009, pp.113-131.

'Love Messaging: Mobile Phone Txting Seen Through the Lens of Tanka Poetry' in Theory, Culture & Society, Volume 26, Issues 2-3, 2009, pp.209-232.


Review: 'Bombay Cinema: An Archive of the City - Ranjani Mazumdar' in Film International, Volume 7, Part 1, 2009, pp.67-69.


MyResearch.com: speculations on bridging research and teaching in the arts in Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education, 2007, Vol 6, no. 2, pp 85-98.


The Business of Visual Culture in Electronic Journal of Radical Organization Theory, Volume 10 No. 1, October 2007.


'Public (re)visions: critical pictures of the fall of the Berlin Wall' in Film International, 2006, Vol.4, no.6, pp.16-27.


'London Film-maker's Co-opertative' and 'Television Documentary: Overview', entries for Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film, edited by Ian Aitken, Routledge, 2005.


In the Study of the Letters in Red in Journal of Visual Art Practice, 2005, Vol 4, no. 1, pp 19-27. See also: Rodrigo Velasco's Letters in Red


Review: James Elkins' 'A Skeptical Introduction to Visual Studies'in Journal of Visual Culture, 2004, Vol 3, no. 2, pp.373-377

Adventures in Subsemiotics: Towards a New 'Object' and Writing of Visual in Culture in Culture, Theory & Critique, 2003, Vol. 44, no. 1, pp.23-36.


Experimental Text-image Travel Literature in Theory, Culture & Society, 2003, Vol.20, no.3, pp.127-138.


Picturing Berlin, Piecing Together a Public Sphere / ベルリンをイメージする、公共圏をデザインする (Bilingual English/ Japanese edition). Originally published in Invisible Culture, Issue 6, 2003.

Situation Analysis:Forum for Critical Thought & International Current Affairs


Lectures, Conference Papers, Discussion Etc.


Talk: ‘A Theory of Image’, Imaging Images: Media, Model, Diagram (Images? Precisely! Symposium), Syracuse University, London, at studio of AL-A. 12 February 2014.


Talk: ‘Red Line, Many Lines’, DrawNEARFAR, UK - Vestlandsutstillingen, WSA Gallery, 17 October 2013.


Paper: Beyond Comprehension (panel: Back When Pluto Was Another Cold War Heavenly Body: Militarisation, Media & Space), Transmediale Festival, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 2 February 2013.


Keynote: LInes of Flight (with Tim Ingold and Martin Wood), Creativity and Critique, 6th Art of Management and Organization Conference, University of York (UK), 4-7 September 2012.


AHRC Research Network Talk: Designs on Conversation: #AreWeContent? at the Designing For Community-Powered Digital Transformations Workshop, Tate Britain, London, 15 May 2012 .


Public Talk: ‘Narrative & Image’ as part of a series of talks curated by the International Centre for Arts and Narrative. York Theatre Royal, Studio Theatre, 31 October 2011.


Neutral Views: “Philosophy” - Collaborative Analysis Session, Annual Conference of the Society for European Philosophy & the Forum for European Philosophy, 31 August - 3 September 2011.


Farewell To Visual Studies’, Stone Summer Theory Institute, Chicago.

Co-convened with James Elkins and Gustav Frank, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 17-23 July 2011.


Writing With Images: An Art Symposium (with moderated discussion of 'Image Critique and the Fall of the Berlin Wall'). University Galleries, Illinois State University (ISU Center for Visual Arts Building), 22 April 2011.


Neutral Reading Group - a shared online reading of Roland Barthes’ The Neutral, his penultimate lecture course at the Collège de France (1978). 18 February - 3 June 2011.


Paper: Regarding Images Studies: Towards a New Ecology of Images

Pacific Northwest College of Art, 7 April 2011. Also at: International Conference on The Image, University of California, Los Angeles, 2-3 December 2010


Roundtable: Where Does your Digital Identity Exist?

Co-convened with Abhay Adhikari, Pacific Northwest College of Art, 7 April 2011.


Guest Lecture: Making Metapictures Political - Rescaling Images of the fall of the Berlin Wall

Hosted by Pacific University Visiting Scholars Program and the German Club. Pacific University, Oregon, USA, 6 April 2011.


Seminar: From Hyperlocal to Globally Anonymous: Digital Identity and the Cultural Sector.

Co-convened with Abhay Adhikari, hosted by Pacific University Visiting Scholars Program and the Berglund Center for Internet Studies, Pacific University, Oregon, USA, 5 April 2011.


Workshop: How To Research an Image That Is Not (Only) a Picture: Workshop on Interdisciplinary Research of Cultural, Social and Political Imagery.

Co-presented with Jon Simons, International Conference on The Image, University of California, Los Angeles, 2-3 December 2010


Guest Lecture: Re-Scaling Images of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

University of Salford, School of Media, Music and Performance, 18 July 2009.


Media Representation of MPs Expenses Row

BBC Radio York, Interview. 20 May 2009.


Paper: Neutral Position: Picturing a Critical Moment In-Between Theory and an Unsustainable World

Cultural Typhoon - Inter/Space , Sendai Mediatheque, 28-29 June 2008.


Battle for the Ten O'Clock News

BBC Radio York, Interview. 14 January 2008.  

Paper: Love Media: Loving Exchanges from Tanka to Mobile Phone Texting
Ubiquitous Media: Asian Transformations
, Theory, Culture & Society / University of Tokyo, 13-16 July 2007 (Also presented at the Tanka, Art & Creative Writing Symposium, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, July 24th 2007).


Panel: The visual culture of business

5th International Critical Management Studies 2007, University of Manchester, 11-13 July 2007. (See Proceedings / Discussion Paper: The Business of Visual Culture in Electronic Journal of Radical Organization Theory, Volume 10 No. 1, October 2007).


Guest Lecture: Media Events, Instant History and Public Journalism

Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan, 20th December, 2006.


Paper: Apparitions of Ealing Comedy: Research Notes on The Ladykillers, past and present
Ealing Revisited, Hull University, 4th November 2006.


Paper: Lost in Translation, Or Nothing to See But Everything

Visual Literacy Conference, University of Cork, Ireland, April 2005. (Also presented at the research seminar of the Getting Lost in Tokyo exhibition, Visual Research Centre, University of Dundee, June, 2005).


Guest Lecture: Picturing Berlin, Piecing Together a Public Sphere
Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan, 14 December, 2004.


Image & Critique: Image - Thought - Text, University of Nottingham, September 2003


Guest Lecture: Academic Literacy: Critical Methods & Research in the UK
Kobe Design University, Japan, 9 April, 2003.

Paper: Angels Run To Ground: Benjamin's Dialectics as Oscillation, not Standstill
Reading Benjamin's Arcades
, King Alfred's College, UK (in association with New Formations), 13 July 2002.

Paper: The Real Thing! The 'Movement' after September 11th

International Social Theory Consortium: 3rd Annual Conference, Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik, Croatia, July 2-4 2002.

Crossroads in Cultural Studies: 4th International Conference, Tampere, Finland, 29 June - 2 July, 2002 - Paper: Naomi Klein's No Logo in Eastern Germany: reflections on an image critique discourse

Panel Member: Iconic Photography & Public Culture.
Visual Rhetoric, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA, 6-8 September 2001.


Panel Respondent: Text vs. Image: between Literature and the Visual Arts.

The Visual Turn, Yale University, USA, 6-8 April 2001.

Sunil Manghani | Reader in Critical & Cultural Theory

'97 Candles' (2012)

From 'RB' on FB, a 'living' reading of Mourning Diary.

Projects

Fickle (1994)

Black & White Super8 with original soundrack.

Lost Property Art Show (2001)

A (mis)guided tour of Lost Property prior to opening.



Image Studies: Theory and Practice,

Routledge, 2013.

See also: Companion Website


Images: A Reader
(with A.Piper & J.Simons),

Sage, 2006.


Intellect Books, 2008.


Images: Critical & Primary Sources,

Berg, 2013.


Farewell to Visual Studies. Penn State University Press, Stone Art Theory Institutes Series.  [In progress]















 

Work-in-Progress: Neutral Life: Reflections on Roland Barthes’ Late Works | Painting: Critical and Primary Sources | Farewell to Visual Studies. Penn State University Press, Stone Art Theory Institutes Series | Regarding Images Studies: Towards a New Ecology of Images’ | ‘Seeing Degree Zero: The ‘Neutral’ in the work of Photographer Shōmei Tōmatsu’ | Social Life of the Art Exhibition

Image Studies - Blog, Intertext, Library, etc.

‘You are so good as to have a theory [...]’ (2013)

Image in the Making - thinking/making the image