Bender, Stuart Marshall
Dr Stuart Marshall Bender is an Early Career Research Fellow working in the field of the digital aesthetics of violence in the School of Media, Creative Arts, and Social Inquiry at Curtin University. His most recent monograph Legacies of the Degraded Image in Violent Digital Media was published by Palgrave Macmillan (2017), and his research has appeared in The Journal of Popular Film and Television, Senses of Cinema and TEXT Journal.
ArticlesIntroductionI stumble to my feet breathing heavily and, over the roar of a tank, a nearby soldier yells right into my face: “We’re surrounded! We have to hold this line!” I follow him, moving past burning debris and wounded men being helped walk back in the opposite direction. Shells explode around me, a whistle sounds, and then the Hun attack;...Read more
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