From Materiality to Spectatorship : a Historical and Theoretical Reassessment

Author: Dominique Chateau,José Moure

Publisher: Key Debates - Mutations and Appropriations in European Film Studies

ISBN: 9789462981904

Category: Cinematography

Page: 357

View: 7621

This Sixth volume in the series The Key Debates. Mutations and Appropriations in European Film Studies investigates the question of screens in the context both of the dematerialization due to digitalization and the multiplication of media screens. Scholars offer various infomations and theories of topics such as the archeology of screen, film and media theories, contemporary art, pragmatics of new ways of screening (from home video to street screening)
Posted in Cinematography

Pacific Performances

Theatricality and Cross-Cultural Encounter in the South Seas

Author: C. Balme

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230599532

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 6385

This new study explores the history of cross-cultural performative encounters in the Pacific from the Eighteenth century to the present. It examines Western theatrical representations of Pacific cultures and investigates how Pacific Islanders used their own cultural performances to negotiate the colonial situation.
Posted in Performing Arts

A Companion to Early Cinema

Author: André Gaudreault,Nicolas Dulac,Santiago Hidalgo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444332317

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 631

View: 1278

An authoritative and much–needed overview of the main issues in the field of early cinema from over 30 leading international scholars in the field First collection of its kind to offer in one reference: original theory, new research, and reviews of existing studies in the field Features over 30 original essays from some of the leading scholars in early cinema and Film Studies, including Tom Gunning, Jane Gaines, Richard Abel, Thomas Elsaesser, and André Gaudreault Caters to renewed interest in film studies historical methods, with strict analysis of multiple and competing sources, providing a critical re–contextualization of films, printed material and technologies Covers a range of topics in early cinema, such as exhibition, promotion, industry, pre–cinema, and film criticism Broaches the latest research on the subject of archival practices, important particularly in the current digital context
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The Grid Book

Author: Hannah Higgins

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262512408

Category: Art

Page: 300

View: 9140

Ten grids that changed the world: the emergence and evolution of the most prominent visual structure in Western culture.
Posted in Art

The Writer on Film

Screening Literary Authorship

Author: Judith Buchanan

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230313842

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 6583

Recent years have seen a striking surge in the production of literary biopics. Writers turned cinema subject in recent films include Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Virginia Woolf, Iris Murdoch, Dylan Thomas, Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes, Lillian Hellman, Allen Ginsberg, Kafka, Keats, Kaufman, and many more. This cultural phenomenon prompts a re-examination of a long and varied history of cinematic engagements with authorial creativity. The Writer on Film examines films about writers, real and fictional, from the silent era to the present. It asks how filmmakers have narratively and iconographically configured writers' lives and acts of writing. How might the mysterious processes of a literary imagination at work be cinematically expressed? What views of inspiration, muses, redrafting and publication have films taken and how, in cinematic representation, have these been gendered? How has cinema chosen to configure the tools and symbols of writing – quills, pens, ink pots, desks, studies, typewriters, keyboards and books? And what cultural and commercial agendas are revealed in cinema's compulsive return not just to literary material (whose story is already well told) but, specifically, to literary process (whose story is not)? Case studies include Diary of a Country Priest, Letter from an Unknown Woman, Julia, My Brilliant Career, Prospero's Books, Adaptation, Shakespeare in Love, Sylvia, The Lives of Others, Becoming Jane, Atonement, Bright Star, Enid and Howl.
Posted in Performing Arts

The Powers of the False

Reading, Writing, Thinking beyond Truth and Fiction

Author: Doro Wiese

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810167891

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

View: 2402

Can literature make it possible to represent histories that are otherwise ineffable? Making use of the Deleuzian concept of “the powers of the false,” Doro Wiese offers readings of three novels that deal with the Shoah, with colonialism, and with racialized identities. She argues that Jonathan Safran Foer’s Everything Is Illuminated, Richard Flanagan’s Gould’s Book of Fish, and Richard Powers’s The Time of Our Singing are novels in which a space for unvoiced, silent, or silenced difference is created. Seen through the lens of Deleuze and his collaborators’ philosophy, literature is a means for mediating knowledge and affects about historical events. Going beyond any simple dichotomy between true and untrue accounts of what “really” happened in the past, literature’s powers of the false incite readers to long for a narrative space in which painful or shameful stories can be included.
Posted in Literary Criticism

The Literature of Melancholia

Early Modern to Postmodern

Author: M. Middeke,Christina Wald

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230336981

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 271

View: 5436

This collection analyzes philosophical, psycho-analytic and aesthetic contexts of the discourse of melancholia in British and postcolonial literature and culture and seeks to trace the multi-faceted phenomenon of melancholia from the early modern period to the present. Texts discussed range from Shakespeare and Milton to Coetzee and Barker.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Investigating Victorian Journalism

Author: Laurel Brake,Aled Jones,Lionel Madden

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 134920790X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 210

View: 7543

Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

A European Television History

Author: Jonathan Bignell,Andreas Fickers

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405163408

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 2607

European Television History brings together television historians and media scholars to chart the development of television in Europe since its inception. The volume interrogates the history of the medium in divergent political, economic, cultural and ideological national contexts Taking a comparative approach to the topic, the volume is organized around a set of common questions, themes, and methodological reflections Deals with European television in the context of television historiography and transnational traditions Case study chapters written by scholars from different European countries to reflect their specific areas of expertise
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The Transnational Fantasies of Guillermo del Toro

Author: A. Davies,D. Shaw,D. Tierney

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137407840

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 210

View: 9404

Offering a multifaceted approach to the Mexican-born director Guillermo del Toro, this volume examines his wide-ranging oeuvre and traces the connections between his Spanish language and English language commercial and art film projects.
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Posthumanism and the Graphic Novel in Latin America

Author: Edward King,Joanna Page

Publisher: UCL Press

ISBN: 1911576461

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 264

View: 2938

Latin America is experiencing a boom in graphic novels that are highly innovative in their conceptual play and their reworking of the medium. Inventive artwork and sophisticated scripts have combined to satisfy the demand of a growing readership, both at home and abroad. Posthumanism and the Graphic Novel in Latin America, which is the first book-length study of the topic, argues that the graphic novel is emerging in Latin America as a uniquely powerful force to explore the nature of twenty-first century subjectivity. The authors place particular emphasis on the ways in which humans are bound to their non-human environment, and these ideas are productively drawn out in relation to posthuman thought and experience. The book draws together a range of recent graphic novels from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Uruguay, many of which experiment with questions of transmediality, the representation of urban space, modes of perception and cognition, and a new form of ethics for a posthuman world. Praise for Posthumanism and the Graphic Novel in Latin America '...well-referenced and… well considered - the analyses it brings are overall well-executed and insightful...' Image and Narrative, Jan 2018, vol 18, no 4
Posted in Literary Collections

Jean Epstein

Critical Essays and New Translations

Author: Sarah Keller,Jason N. Paul

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789089642929

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 439

View: 4038

"Filmmaker and theoretician Jean Epstein profoundly influenced film practice, criticism and reception in France during the 1920s and well beyond. His work not only forms the crux of the debates of his time, but also remains key to understanding later developments in film practice and theory. Epstein's film criticism is among the most wide-ranging, provocative and poetic writing about cinema and his often breathtaking films offer insights into cinema and the experience of modernity. This collection - the first comprehensive study in English of Epstein's far-reaching influence - arrives as several of the concerns most central to Epstein's work are being reexamined, including theories of perception, realism, and the relationship between cinema and other arts. The volume also includes new translations from every major theoretical work Epstein published, presenting the widest possible historical and contextual range of Epstein's work, from his beginnings as a biology student and literary critic to his late film projects and posthumously published writings"--P. [4] of cover.
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The Routledge History of Western Empires

Author: Robert Aldrich,Kirsten McKenzie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131799986X

Category: History

Page: 526

View: 8496

The Routledge History of Western Empires is an all new volume focusing on the history of Western Empires in a comparative and thematic perspective. Comprising of thirty-three original chapters arranged in eight thematic sections, the book explores European overseas expansion from the Age of Discovery to the Age of Decolonisation. Studies by both well-known historians and new scholars offer fresh, accessible perspectives on a multitude of themes ranging from colonialism in the Arctic to the scramble for the coral sea, from attitudes to the environment in the East Indies to plans for colonial settlement in Australasia. Chapters examine colonial attitudes towards poisonous animals and the history of colonial medicine, evangelisaton in Africa and Oceania, colonial recreation in the tropics and the tragedy of the slave trade. The Routledge History of Western Empires ranges over five centuries and crosses continents and oceans highlighting transnational and cross-cultural links in the imperial world and underscoring connections between colonial history and world history. Through lively and engaging case studies, contributors not only weigh in on historiographical debates on themes such as human rights, religion and empire, and the ‘taproots’ of imperialism, but also illustrate the various approaches to the writing of colonial history. A vital contribution to the field.
Posted in History

The Other Side of the Wall

Author: Simon Schwartz

Publisher: Graphic Universe& 8482

ISBN: 1467760285

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 643

A debut graphic novel traces the author's parents' difficult decision to pursue greater freedom on the other side of the Berlin Wall in the early 1980s and their costly rejection of communist politics. Simultaneous.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction


Maritime Histories, Littoral Cultures, and Transoceanic Exchanges

Author: Jerry H. Bentley,Renate Bridenthal,Kären Wigen

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 082483027X

Category: History

Page: 261

View: 997

Historians have begun to chart the experiences of maritime regions and penetrate the historical processes at work there. This book aims to contribute to these efforts by bringing together original scholarship on historical issues arising from maritime regions around the world.
Posted in History

Reframing Immersive Theatre

The Politics and Pragmatics of Participatory Performance

Author: James Frieze

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137366044

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 345

View: 5312

This diverse collection of essays and testimonies challenges critical orthodoxies about the twenty-first century boom in immersive theatre and performance. A culturally and institutionally eclectic range of producers and critics comprehensively reconsider the term ‘immersive’ and the practices it has been used to describe. Applying ecological, phenomenological and political ideas to both renowned and lesser-known performances, contributing scholars and artists offers fresh ideas on the ethics and practicalities of participatory performance. These ideas interrogate claims that have frequently been made by producers and by critics that participatory performance extends engagement. These claims are interrogated across nine dimensions of engagement: bodily, technological, spatial, temporal, spiritual, performative, pedagogical, textual, social. Enquiry is focussed along the following seams of analysis: the participant as co-designer; the challenges facing the facilitator of immersive/participatory performance; the challenges facing the critic of immersive/participatory performance; how and why immersion troubles boundaries between the material and the magical.
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Queen Summer, Or, The Tourney of the Lily & the Rose

Author: Walter Crane

Publisher: N.A


Category: Arts

Page: 80

View: 4452

Queen Summer, or, The Tourney of the Lily and the Rose is an illustrated book featuring 60 colorful pages drawn by Walter Crane.
Posted in Arts

The Broadview Reader in Book History

Author: Michelle Levy,Tom Mole

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1554810884

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 648

View: 1588

Book History has emerged as one of the most exciting new interdisciplinary fields of study in the humanities. By focusing on the production, circulation and reception of the book in all its forms, it has transformed the study of history, literature and culture. The Broadview Book History Reader is the most complete and up-to-date introduction available to this area of study. The reader reprints 33 key essays in the field, grouped conceptually and provided with headnotes, explanatory footnotes, an introduction, a chronology, and a glossary of terms.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Hollywood’s South Seas and the Pacific War

Searching for Dorothy Lamour

Author: S. Brawley,C. Dixon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137090677

Category: History

Page: 263

View: 7443

This book explores the expectations, experiences, and reactions of Allied servicemen and women who served in the wartime Pacific and viewed the South Pacific through the lens of Hollywood's South Seas. Based on extensive archival research, it explores the intersections between military experiences and cultural history.
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Displacement, Memory, and Travel in Contemporary Migrant Writing

Author: Jopi Nyman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004342060

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

View: 7760

This book examines contemporary literary representations of global mobility. It pays particular attention to refugee writing and displacement, migration and memory, and new European identities, and revises the field of postcolonial studies.
Posted in Literary Criticism