Dr Katarzyna Ancuta, a lecturer at King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology to hold a guest lecture at Webster's Bangkok centre.
The talk will start with a brief introduction of censorship as a form of power, its history as a regulatory mechanism in the film industry, and the main concepts and methods of the media effects theory seen as relevant for the discussion. Drawing on the late 20th century examples of government campaigns and public calls to censor and regulate ‘sexual and violent’ film content the talk will demonstrate how such cases are used to serve a more general purpose of silencing the media and asserting governmental control over media content.
About the guest speaker:
Dr Katarzyna Ancuta is a lecturer at King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand. Her research interests oscillate around the interdisciplinary contexts of contemporary Gothic/Horror, currently with a strong Asian focus. She is the author of Where Angels Fear to Hover: Between the Gothic Disease and the Meataphysics of Horror (2005) and her recent publications include contributions to A New Companion to the Gothic (2012), Globalgothic (2013), The Cambridge Companion to the Modern Gothic (2014), Neoliberal Gothic (2017), and The Routledge Handbook to the Ghost Story (2017). She also co-edited two special journal issues on Thai (2014) and Southeast Asian (2015) horror film and The Complete Guide to Thai Cinema (2018).
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Webster University Thailand - Bangkok Academic Center, 602