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MA Student Ioana Stamatescu Publishes Article on Peter Strickland’s Berberian Sound Studio

February 17, 2021

On December 31st 2020, Film Studies MA student Ioana Stamatescu’s essay Berberian Sound Studio – Peter Strickland’s Postmodern Pastiche was published online by Canadian publication Cineaction.

The essay explores the ways in which Strickland's film qualifies as an affectionate pastiche, a labor of love both visually and aurally. It centers on the meaning of sound as an object of fetish, divorced from the visuals, and the meanings associated with this split. The text also takes a look at the critique of the "giallo" genre, triggered by the distance from the original that the pastiche takes and which it analyses in relation to the notions of pastiche, schizophonia and rhizophonia.

Ioana Stamatescu holds a Ph.D. in English (with a dissertation on the late 20th century New York City fiction) and is currently doing an M.A. in Film Studies at Concordia. Her SSHRC-funded M.A. thesis focuses on family ties and cultural intimacy in the New Romanian Cinema.

The Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema is pleased to share Stamatescu’s work!

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