Dr. Virginia Crisp
PhD - Goldsmiths College, University of London - Media and Communications
MA - UCL - FIlm Studies
BA - University of Nottingham - Social and Cultural Studies with Film Studies
Virginia's PhD explored the relationship between formal and informal distribution of East Asian cinema. Her research interests include digital piracy, filesharing, copyright, the cultural industries and digital research methods.
Crisp, Virginia (Forthcoming, 2013) 'To Name A Thief: Constructing the Deviant Pirate' in Martin Fredriksson and James Arvanitakis eds. Piracy: Leakages from Modernity Los Angeles, CA: Litwin Books
Crisp, Virginia and Jon Hickman, Stephanie Janes and Richard McCulloch (Forthcoming, 2013) ‘Of Proprietors and Poachers: Fandom as Negotiated Brand Ownership’ Participations, 10 (1).
Crisp, Virginia (2012) ‘BLOODY PIRATES!!! *shakes fist*’: Re-imagining East Asian Film Distribution & Reception through Online Filesharing Networks. Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema, 3 (1). ISSN 17564905
Upcoming & Recent Conference Papers
(upcoming) ‘Whose Copy is this?: Filesharers, ownership and (co-)creation’ Making and Sharing Conference on Audience Creativity, 4 – 5 July 2013, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
(upcoming) ‘Access and Power: Film Distribution, Disintermediation and Digital Piracy’ (invited speaker) plenary address at the University of Udine Gorizia International Film Studies Spring School, 19 – 29 March 2013, Gorizia, Italy.
‘Pirates and Professionals: The Attitudes of Filesharers to Film Distribution Companies’ (invited speaker) paper presented at a Symposium on the Distribution and Exhibition of Chinese and Asian Cinema in the UK, 28 – 29 March 2012, Cornerhouse, Manchester.
‘Filesharing Communities, Ethics and 'Adding Value'" paper presented at The Edinburgh International Film Audiences Conference (EIFAC) Bi-annual conference, 17-18 March 2011, Filmhouse, Edinburgh
‘Symbiotic Distribution Networks: East Asian Cinema, Distribution Companies & Filesharing Communities’ paper presented at The 2011 Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) Annual Conference, University of Salford, 12 – 14 Jan 2011.
‘BLOODY PIRATES!!! *shakes fist*’: Re-imagining East Asian Film Distribution & Reception through Online Filesharing Networks’ presented at Breaking Boundaries: Alternative Approaches to Japanese Film, 6 November 2010, Leeds, UK.
‘The Loneliness of the Early Career Researcher: Networking, Collaboration & Peer Support’ paper presented at the Early Career Research Seminar Series, Middlesex University, October 2010
‘An Exploration of the Interdependent Decision Making Strategies of Industry-based Professional and Internet-based Autonomous Distributors of East Asian Cinema’ paper presented at the Westminster/LSE/Goldsmiths Joint Symposium, University Of Westminster, April 2010
Virginia is the Programme Leader for the MA Media and Communications Management. She teaches in both Media & Cultural Studies and Film is currently the module leader for the following modules:
MCS2300 - Media, Image, Power
MCS3100 - Culture, Consumption & Identity
MDA3300 - Film Research & Context
Virginia is the co-organizer of the ‘Besides the Screen’ events held at Goldsmiths in 2010 & 2012 (www.bts.re).