Helena Heald

Helena Heald

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Centering the Victim

Protest sticker on the forced disappearance of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa. An orange sticker with the words "43 #Nos Faltan Ayotzinapa". Photo: Padaguan via Wikimedia Commons

Niamh Thornton, co-editor of Legacies of the Past explores the changing role of the victim in discussions of violence. A change of focus towards the victim A shift is taking place in whose stories are told. It has been a…

The Life and Career of Paul Leni

The Waxworks cast and crew relax with friends and colleagues on the film's carousel set. Paul Leni is seated fourth from left, facing the camera. From L-R: Wilhelm (William) Dieterle, Ali Hubert, E. A. Dupont, Leni, Fritz Maurischat, John Gottowt, Lore Sello, Leo Birinski. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

by Erica Tortolani and Martin Norden Silent-era film director Paul Leni was at the forefront of German filmmakers whose stylistically daring and narratively innovative productions garnered international acclaim and who found themselves heavily recruited by Hollywood studios during the 1920s.…