JUMP CUT
A REVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY MEDIA

Pirates without piracy: criminality, rebellion, and anarcho-libertarianism in the pirate film

 

Michael D. High

Michael D. High is a lecturer at Fordham University in the Department of Communication and Media Studies. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from San Diego State University in 2005. He recently completed his doctorate in Comparative Literature at Stony Brook University. His dissertation on portrayals of piracy in cinema, anti-piracy campaigns, and the Swedish Pirate Movement is titled, Piratical Designations: Power and Possibility in Representations of Piracy. His article, “Taxi Driver and Veteran Trauma,” appears in Wiley-Blackwell’s A Companion to Martin Scorsese: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/
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