University of Calgary

Publications - 2020


“Ad fontes? Eligius von Münch Bellinghausen und die Kritik der Quellenforschung in der zweiten Hälfte des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts.”

Wagner, Martin

“Andy Baiz’ La cara oculta: Suspense, Performance, and Minimal Difference”

Bermúdez Barrios, Nayibe

College Boy (2013) de Xavier Dolan : pérenniser le “backward feeling”

Hakeem, Hasheem

"Genres of Obedience." Special issue of "Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies."

Wagner, Martin and Griffiths, Elystan

How to plan an Italian grammar lesson through an eclectic approach

Peltekov, Peter

"La espada de la justicia: la vida desnuda en el filme Tesis de un homicidio"

Bermúdez Barrios, Nayibe

La représentation du soi dans le monde littéraire et artistique : une instance mobile, plurielle et fragmentée

Hakeem, Hasheem and Laurence Gauvreau

Marie Guyart de l'Incarnation: Une femme d'action en Nouvelle-France

Carron, Samantha

Multitudes queer

Hakeem, Hasheem, Guillaume Poirier Girard and Marie-Dominique Duval

Navigating and Owning Obedience: Reassessing Friedrich Halm’s "Griseldis"

Wagner, Martin

Reporter-Streifzüge. Metropolitane Nachrichtenkultur und die Wahrnehmung der Welt 1870–1918. By Michael Homberg. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2017.

Wagner, Martin

SOGI 1 2 3 et son lecteur idéal : une analyse du discours social

Hakeem, Hasheem

The Effectiveness of Implicit and Explicit Instruction on German L2 Learners’ Pronunciation

Peltekov, Peter

The Good, the Bad, and the Heretic in Early Islamic History

Asatryan, Mushegh in Majid Daneshgar and Aaron Hughes Deconstructing Islamic Studies

"Thriller and Performance in State of Siege (1972)".

Montes Garcés, Elizabeth in Pettey, Homer, ed. The Films of Costa-Gavras: New Perspectives. Manchester, UK., Manchester University Press, 2020.

Costa (Konstantinos)-Gavras’ State of Siege (1972) deals with the kidnap, trail, and assassination of the undercover FBI agent Philip Michael Santor (Yves Montand) by the MLN-Tupamaro Guerilla, as well as the investigation carried out by the secret police in Uruguay in 1970. Based on the true story of the execution of the Italian-born US FBI agent Dan Mitrione by the Tupamaro on August 9, 1970, the film is structured as a political thriller. Following the classic thriller conventions, State of Siege starts with the discovery of Philip Michael Santor’s body inside the back seat of a 1948 Candillac in downtown Montevideo. The discovery ignites the investigation of the crime carried out by the police. Simultaneously, the story of the crime is depicted by reenacting the procedure followed by the Tupamaro to kidnap and to put Philip Michael Santor to trial at the “Cárcel del pueblo” (a secret people’s court located in the basement of a Tupamaro leader). Santor faces his captors and goes through a lengthy interrogatory that reveals how he was indeed an FBI agent posing as a USAID worker. The sequences depicting the interrogation process allow spectators to discover how Santor was hired by the US government to conduct counter-guerrilla warfare and to train police officers to torture their victims by using electrical shocks in several Latin American countries including the Dominican Republic, Brazil and Uruguay. By analyzing not only the innovations implemented by Costa-Gavras in the organization of the récit in his thriller, but also the reenactment of both Santor’s kidnapping and trial, reveals the reliance Costa-Gavras has on the performative aspects of film. He uses what performance scholar Richard Schechner has called “restorative behaviors” by reenacting historical events on the screen in order to move his audience to a reflection on the cost that a political organization pays when it uses violence to advance their cause.


Wer war Friedrich Halm: Zum Pseudonym von Eligius von Münch-Bellinghausen.

Wagner, Martin and Slipp, Richard

When Anne Frank Met Astro Boy: Drawing the Holocaust through Manga

Whaley, Ben

“Zur Gehorsamskritik im Burgtheater des Vormärz: Friedrich Halm und Eduard von Bauernfeld.”

Wagner, Martin
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