Examines meanings and functions of narrative in film. One of the great excitement of this book is the way that the perspective it obtains enables an entirely fresh look at the whole question of film, and politics.
Author: Fredric Jameson
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Examines meanings and functions of narrative in film.
The Victorian Geopolitical Aesthetic explores some of the most influential realist authors of the nineteenth century, explaining the origins of these powerful novelistic experiments in the expansion of empire and the globalization of ...
Author: Lauren M. E. Goodlad
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
How did realist fiction alter in the effort to craft forms and genres receptive to the dynamism of an expanding empire and globalizing world? Do these nineteenth-century variations on the "geopolitical aesthetic" continue to resonate today? Crossing literary criticism, political theory, and longue duree history, The Victorian Geopolitical Aesthetic explores these questions from the standpoint of mid-nineteenth-century novelists such as Wilkie Collins, George Eliot, Gustave Flaubert, and Anthony Trollope as well as successors including E. M. Forster and the creators of recent television serials. By looking at the category of "sovereignty" at multiple scales and in diverse formal, geographic, and historical contexts, Lauren M. E. Goodlad shows that the ideological crucible for "high" realism was not a hegemonic liberalism. It was, rather, a clash of modern liberal ideals struggling to distintricate themselves from a powerful conservative vision of empire while striving to negotiate the inequalities of power along lines of race, gender, nationality, and ethnicity which a supposedly universalistic liberalism had helped to generate. The material occasion for the mid-Victorian era's rich realist experiments was, thus, the transition from an informal empire of trade that could be celebrated as "liberal" to a neo-feudal imperialism that only Tories could warmly embrace. In this way the book places realism's "geopolitical aesthetic" at the heart of recurring modern experiences of breached sovereignty, forgotten history, and subjective exile. The Coda, titled "The Way We Historicize Now", concludes the book with connections to recent debates about "surface reading", "distant reading" and the hermeneutics of suspicion.
Crossing literary criticism, political theory, and longue durée history, 'The Victorian Geopolitical Aesthetic' explores these questions from the standpoint of mid-nineteenth-century novelists such as Wilkie Collins, George Eliot, Gustave ...
Author: Lauren M. E. Goodlad
How did realist narrative alter in the effort to craft forms and genres receptive to the dynamism of an expanding empire and globalizing world? Do these nineteenth-century variations on the 'geopolitical aesthetic' continue to resonate today? Crossing literary criticism, political theory, and longue durée history, 'The Victorian Geopolitical Aesthetic' explores these questions from the standpoint of mid-nineteenth-century novelists such as Wilkie Collins, George Eliot, Gustave Flaubert, and Anthony Trollope, as well as successors including E.M. Forster and the creators of recent television serials.
This thought-provoking book draws on an international range of contributions to discuss and fully investigate world cinema in light of key contemporary issues. This book was previously published as a special issue of Geopolitics.
Author: Marcus Power
With a detailed range of approaches, this new collection investigates how cinematic narratives can and have been used to portray different political 'threats' and 'dangers'. Including a range of chapters with a contemporary focus, it studies issues such as: how the geopolitical world has been constructed through film how cinema can provide explanatory narratives in periods of cultural and political anxiety, uneasiness and uncertainty. Examining the ways in which film impacts upon popular understandings of national identity and the changing geopolitical world, the book looks at how audiences make sense of the (geo)political messages and meanings contained within a variety of films - from the US productions of Hollywood, to Palestinian, Mexican, British, and German cinematic traditions. This thought-provoking book draws on an international range of contributions to discuss and fully investigate world cinema in light of key contemporary issues. This book was previously published as a special issue of Geopolitics.
In this book, one of America's foremost theorists of culture and politics treats those aspects of the "geopolitical aesthetic" that must be addressed in light of both the post cold war and post 9/11 world and contemporary film theory and ...
Author: Michael J. Shapiro
In recent years, film has been one of the major genres within which the imaginaries involved in mapping the geopolitical world have been represented and reflected upon. In this book, one of America's foremost theorists of culture and politics treats those aspects of the "geopolitical aesthetic" that must be addressed in light of both the post cold war and post 9/11 world and contemporary film theory and philosophy. Beginning with an account of his experience as a juror at film festival’s, Michael J. Shapiro’s Cinematic Geopolitics analyzes the ways in which film festival space and both feature and documentary films function as counter-spaces to the contemporary "violent cartography" occasioned by governmental policy, especially the current "war on terror." Influenced by the cinema-philosophy relationship developed by Gilles Deleuze and the politics of aesthetics thinking of Jacques Ranciere, the book’s chapters examines a range of films from established classics like the Deer Hunter and the Battle of Algiers to contemporary films such as Dirty Pretty Things and the Fog of War. Shapiro’s use of philosophical and theoretical works makes this cutting edge examination of film and politics essential reading for all students and scholars with an interest in film and politics.
Film Quarterly , summer , 1993 , Christopher Sharrett , review of The Geopolitical
Aesthetic , pp . 39 - 41 . French Review , April , 1992 , Naomi Green , review of
Signatures of the Visible , pp . 845 - 846 . Journal of Asian Studies , May , 2000 ...
Author: Gale Cengage Publishing
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.
... Whitney Museum of American Art , New York , 1992 Jameson , Fredric :
Postmodernism or , the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism ; Duke University Press ,
Durham 1991 Jameson , Fredric : The geopolitical aesthetic : cinema and space
in the ...
Author: Andreas Spiegl
Das Büro für kognitiven Urbanismus wurde 1999 als transdisziplinäres Label in Wien gegründet und hat in den letzten Jahren Fragestellungen zur Imagepolitik und ihren Konsequenzen für Subjekt- und Raumvorstellungen entwickelt, die u.a. in Kooperation mit KünstlerInnen, in Vorträgen, Texten und Projekten zur Diskussion gestellt wurden. Das Buch ist gegliedert in drei Kategorien: 1. "Projekte" (z.B. "Pedxing. A Journey into Space", ein Vortrag mit Bildspur in Tallinn, "Studiocity. Der mobilisierte Blick" im Kunstverein Wolfsburg oder "Dis-Sites" im Künstlerhaus, Wien) 2. "Masterplan" (Grundlagentexte) und 3. "Motive" (Der Urbanist, Die Wartezeit, Das Mobiltelefon, Das Irgendwo etc.). Beiträge von Alice Creischer, Andreas Siekmann, Marie Luise Angerer, Chrstian Kravagna u.v.m.
He sees functioning in these films a geopolitical aesthetic within which particular
textual processes , in particular narrative and allegory , move their audience
toward a recognition of the « reification and commodification that have become
Author: Isabel Santaolalla
Publisher: Prensas Universitarias Universidad de Zaragoza
El presente volumen incluye una amplia variedad de artículos sobre la figura de Luis Buñuel (1900-1983), escritos por algunos de los especialistas más prominentes dentro del mundo de los estudios fímicos. Se trata de una colección única, que por primera vez recoge en un mismo volumen trabajos en español, francés e inglés. Tal decisión no sólo supone una muestra de respeto hacia los tres idiomas en los que se expresó Buñuel, sino que es también una forma de poner en evidencia el reconocimiento que su obra ha tenido y tiene en los entornos francófono y anglófono, además del hispano. Este libro nace con la ambición de abarcar la totalidad del trabajo de Buñuel, principalmente sus películas, pero también sus escritos. Cuenta, además, con capítulos que abordan cuestiones biográficas, como las relaciones de Buñuel con otros cineastas de la época, o con escritores y artistas. El Buñuel que emerge de estas páginas confirma el hecho de que el director aragonés sigue siendo uno de los cineastas más famosos e influyentes del siglo XX. Los capítulos aquí reunidos dan cuenta de todas las fases de su carrera: la primera etapa surrealista, sus colaboraciones con Dalí, su amistad con Lorca y con otros autores coetáneos, su trabajo en Filmófono, los años del exilio y la fase tardía y más internacional. En distitntas contribuciones se concede importancia a la forma, la ideología, la temática, las "películas alimenticias" de su periodo mexicano y las más personales y artísticas, consideradas su legado más universal y perdurable.
This advantage is much more striking in The Geopolitical Aesthetic ( 1991 ) than
it was in the original Political Unconscious . The original theory was elaborated in
the context of a reading of nineteenth- and early twentieth - century fiction .
Author: Colin MacCabe
Publisher: British Film Inst
Cultural theorist Colin McCabe reflects on cultural change from Shakespeare to Derek Jarman, on the institutional forms of knowledge, on the links between the popular and elite art, and on the role of the intellectual in contemporary life.
Scholarly works on the aesthetics and politics of these films are mainly scattered
among different journals and ... I have Fredric Jameson's idea of “ geopolitical
unconscious ” in mind . ... See Jameson , The Geopolitical Aesthetic , 2-4 . 9 .
Author: Haomin Gong
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
This book makes a significant contribution to the burgeoning field of Chinese studies as well as the study of uneven development in general.
The Geopolitical Aesthetic : Cinema and Space in the World System .
Bloomington : Indiana University Press , 1992 . - Signatures of the Visible . New
York : Routledge , 1992 . Jauss , Hans Robert . Toward an Aesthetic of Reception
Author: Arthur Asa Berger
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
Is consciousness like an iceberg? Does advertising lead to the commodification of humans? What is the hidden meaning of fairy tales? In 50 Ways to Understand Communication, Arthur Asa Berger familiarizes readers with important concepts written by leading communication and cultural theorists, such as Saussure, LZvi-Strauss, de Certeau, Lasswell, McLuhan, Postman, and many others. Organized in fifty short segments, this concise guide covers a wide range of important ideas from psychoanalysis and semiology to humor, 'otherness, ' and nonverbal communication. Berger's clear explanations and examples surround this assortment of influential writing, walking the uninitiated through these sometimes dense theoretical works. His selections and commentary will challenge readers to reconsider the role of communication in our culture. This engaging, accessible book is essential for students of communication and anyone interested in how we communicate in a world of rapidly changing media