July 20, 2006

Publications

BOOKS

MakingHumansOrnella, Alexander D. (ed)., Making Humans: Religious, Technological, and Aesthetic Perspectives, Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2015. Read the TOC and introduction.

 

 

 

communicating-bodies-frontcoverOrnella, Alexander D. / Knauss, Stefanie / Höpflinger, Anna-Katharina (eds.), Commun(icat)ing Bodies. The Body as Medium in Religious Communication Systems, London: Bloomsbury, 2015 (hardback). Read the Table of Contents and the Introduction.

 

 

communicating-bodies-frontcoverOrnella, Alexander D. / Knauss, Stefanie / Höpflinger, Anna-Katharina (eds.), Commun(icat)ing Bodies. The Body as Medium in Religious Communication Systems, Zurich: TVZ, 2014 (paperback). Read the Table of Contents and the Introduction or buy from TVZ or Amazon UK.

 

 

fascinatingly-disturbing-frontcover

Ornella, Alexander D. / Knauss, Stefanie (eds.), Fascinatingly Disturbing. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Michael Haneke’s Cinema, Eugene: Pickwick, 2010. Download the flyer.

 

mediengesellschaft

Wessely, Christian / Ornella, Alexander Darius (eds.), Religion und Mediengesellschaft [Religion and Media Society], Innsbruck: Tyrolia, 2010.

 

 

 

subjektOrnella, Alexander Darius, Das vernetzte Subjekt. Eine theologische Annäherung an das Verständnis von Subjektivität unter den Bedingungen der Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologien. [The Networked Subject. A Theological Approach to the Understanding of Subjectivity in the Context of Information and Communication Technology], Vienna: LIT, 2010.

 

ReconfigurationsKnauss, Stefanie / Ornella, Alexander D. (eds.), Reconfigurations. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Religion in a Post-Secular Society, Vienna: LIT, 2007. Download the book as PDF file or view on Google Books or get the e-book (free).

 

 

ARTICLES

Ornella, Alexander Darius, “‘Jesus Saves’ and ‘Clothed in Christ’: Athletic Religious Apparel in the Christian CrossFit Community”, in: Sport in Society, 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17430437.2017.1360580. Access the pre-publication draft.

My new paper on religious garments in the sport of CrossFit has just been published! Get in touch to discuss: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17430437.2017.1360580, access the pre-publication draft here:

Ornella, Alexander Darius, “Losers, Food, and Sex: Clerical Masculinity in the BBC Sitcom REV.“, in: Journal for Religion, Film and Media 2 (2), 2016, 99-121. PDF.

Ornella, Alexander Darius, “Of Imprints and Metaphors. The Construction of Stubborn Bodies in the Science Fiction Film Chrysalis“, in: Ornella, Alexander Darius (ed.), Making Humans: Religious, Technological, and Aesthetic Perspectives, Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2015, 209-230.

Ornella, Alexander Darius, “Introduction“, in: Ornella, Alexander Darius (ed.), Making Humans: Religious, Technological, and Aesthetic Perspectives, Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2015, vii-xiv. PDF.

Ornella, Alexander Darius, “Uncanny Intimacies. Humans and Machines in Film”, in: Hauskeller, Michael et al. (eds.), Palgrave Handbook of Posthumanism in Film and Television, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, 330-338.

Ornella, Alexander Darius, “‘Clothed with Strength’: Meaningful Material Practices in the Sport of CrossFit“, in: Material Religions Blog, 29 July 2015, http://materialreligions.blogspot.com/2015/07/clothed-with-strength-meaningful.html.

Ornella, Alexander Darius, “Towards a ‘Circuit of Technological Imaginaries`. A Theoretical Approach“, in: Pezzoli-Olgiati, Daria (ed.), Religion in Cultural Imaginary. Explorations in Visual und Material Practices,Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2015, 303-332. PDF.

Ornella, Alexander Darius, “‘…ihnen aber wurden die Augen geöffnet’ (Lk 24,31). Transhumanismus im Film und Fernsehen“, in: Aufklärung und Kritik 54 (3), 2015,  151-167.

Ornella, Alexander Darius, “…watching Donny beat Nazis to death is the closest we ever get to going to the movies.” Mediale Gewalt und ihre Ambivalenz im Kon- text gesellschaftlicher Strukturen der Krise [The Ambivalence of Media Violence in Social Structures of Crises], in: Regensburger, Dietmar; Wessely, Christian (eds.), Von Ödipus zu Eichmann. Kulturanthropologische Voraussetzungen von Gewalt, Marburg: Schüren, 2015, 285-304.

Ornella, Alexander Darius, “Opening Up and Closing Down. Bodies – Technologies – Boundaries“, in: Ornella, Alexander D. / Knauss, Stefanie / Höpflinger, Anna-Katharina (eds.), Commun(icat)ing Bodies. The Body as Medium in Religious Communication Systems, Zurich: TVZ, 2014, 153-186, PDF.

Höpflinger, Anna-Katharina &Knauss, Stefanie & Ornella, Alexander Darius, “Introduction“, in: Ornella, Alexander D. / Knauss, Stefanie / Höpflinger, Anna-Katharina (eds.), Commun(icat)ing Bodies. The Body as Medium in Religious Communication Systems, Zurich: TVZ, 2014, 11-24, PDF.

Ornella, Alexander Darius, “Bodies In and Out of Place. Django Unchained and Body Spaces“, in: Speck, Oliver C. (ed.): Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. The Continuation of Metacinema, London: Bloomsbury, 2014, 93-122, PDF.

Ornella, Alexander Darius, “Of Watchdogs and Safe Havens. Control Mechanisms and/in Online Sacred Spaces“, in: Ahlbäck, Tore & Dahla, Björn (eds.): Digital Religion, Åbo: Donner Institute, 2013, 150-180, read the article as PDF or on the open-access journal website.

Ornella, Alexander Darius, “Theology in Mediatic Societies“, in: Runehov, Anne L. & Oviedo, Lluis (eds.): Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religion, Dordrecht: Springer, 2013, 1259-1268, PDF.

Ornella, Alexander Darius, “It’s all about Sex. The Peculiar Case of Technology and Gender“, in: Verifiche 42 (1-3), 2013, 182-213, PDF.

Ornella, Alexander Darius, “Kommunikations(t)räume. Smart Garments als Kommunikationsprozess [Communicative Dreams/Spaces. Smart Garments as Commu- nication Processes]“, in: Höpflinger, Anna-Katharina et al. (eds)., Second Skin. Körper – Kleidung – Religion, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2013, 203-218, PDF.

Knauss, Stefanie & Ornella, Alexander Darius, “Weiter denken”, in: Ammicht-Quinn, Regina (ed.), “Guter Sex”. Moral, Moderne und die katholische Kirche, Paderborn: Ferdinand Schöningh, 2013, 219-224.

Ornella, Alexander D., “Disruptive Violence as Means to Create a Space for Reflection: Thoughts on Tarantino’s Attempts at Audience Irritation“, in: Dassanowsky, Robert (ed.), Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious BasterdsA Manipulation of Metacinema, London: Continuum, 2012, 215-245, PDF.

Ornella, Alexander Darius, L’estetica della soggetività [The Aesthetics of Subjectivi- ty], in: Knauss, Stefanie; Zordan, Davide (eds.), La promessa immaginata. Proposte per una teologia estetica fondamentale, Bologna: EDB, 2011, 73-89.

Ornella, Alexander D., “Cat and Mouse. Haneke’s Joy in the Spectator’s Distress“, in: Ornella, Alexander D. & Knauss, Stefanie (eds.), Fascinatingly Disturbing. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Michael Haneke’s Cinema, Eugene, Pickwick, 2010, 145-166, PDF.

Ornella, Alexander D., “Creation Technologies. The Technological Condition of Humanity“, in: ET-Studies, vol 1 (1), 2010,53-68, PDF.

Ornella, Alexander D., “Posthuman Pleasures: Transcending the Human-Machine Boundary“, in: Theology and Sexuality, vol 15 (3), 2009, 311-328, PDF.

Ornella, Alexander D., “The Promethean Myth. An Argument for Methodological Atheism“, in: Masaryk University Journal of Law and Technology, vol 3 (1), 2009, 125-151. PDF.

Ornella, Alexander D.: “Networked – Subjectivity Revisited”, in: Knauß, Stefanie, Ornella, Alexander D. (eds.), Reconfigurations: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Religion in a Post-Secular Society, Vienna: LIT, 2007, pp. 217-231. PDF.

Knauß, Stefanie, Ornella, Alexander Darius, “There are no angels in America”? Eine fundamentaltheologische Annäherung an religiöse Phänomene in der Medienkultur [A Foundational Theological Approach to Religious Phenomena in Media Culture], in: Wessely, Christian (ed.), Kunst des Glaubens – Glaube der Kunst: Der Blick auf das “unverfügbare Andere”, FS G. Larcher, Regensburg: Pustet, 2006.

Ornella, Alexander Darius, Das Spiel mit der Wirklichkeit. Gedanken zur medialen Konstruktion von Wirklichkeit anhand des Films Funny Games [Playing with Reality. Some thoughts on Michael Haneke’s Film Funny Games], in: Wessely, Christian, Larcher, Gerhard, Grabner, Franz, Michael Haneke und seine Filme. Eine Pathologie der Konsumgesellschaft, Marburg: Schüren, 2005, pp. 105-114.

Ornella, Alexander Darius, Mediale Inszenierung von Wirklichkeit. Michael Moores Sein und Schein [Production of Reality in Media. Appearance and Reality in Michael Moore’s Documentaries], in: Lesch, Walter, Martig, Charles, Valentin, Joachim, Filmkunst und Gesellschaftskritik. Sozialethische Erkundungen, Marburg: Schüren, 2005, pp. 135-154.

Ornella, Alexander Darius, Medien und ihre Wirklichkeit [Media and Their Reality], in: Lesch, Walter, Martig, Charles, Valentin, Joachim, Filmkunst und Gesellschaftskritik. Sozialethische Erkundungen, Marburg: Schüren, 2005, pp. 215-218.

Ornella, Alexander Darius, The Interaction of Religion and Media in Western (European) Media Society, in: Hoelzl, Michael (ed.), The New Visibility of Religion in European Democratic Culture. Conference Proceedings, http://www.art.man.ac.uk/RELTHEOL/network/conference%20proceed.pdf, 2004, pp. 45-46.

Ornella, Alexander Darius, Als Märtyrer für die Freiheit [As Martyrs for Freedom], in: Die Furche, September 19, 2002, Vol. 58, Nr. 38, p. 6.