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Barry Monahan

Barry Monahan is lecturer in Film Studies at the University College Cork, Ireland. He has published Ireland’s Theatre on Film: Style, Stories and the National Stage on Screen (2009), and also written on Irish cinema from different theoretical and aesthetic perspectives in various collections of essays, including Screening Irish America (2009), Genre and Cinema: Ireland and Transnationalism (2007), and Viewpoints: Theoretical Perspectives on Irish Visual Texts (2013). He contributes regularly to Estudios Irlandeses, the Spanish Journal of Irish Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Films of Lenny Abrahamson : A Filmmaking of Philosophy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Contexts for the novel and its adaptation On 19 April 2008, as three hostages were released from a cell in a small town near Vienna, international media began to report on the horrific story of Josef Fritzl...

Anatomy Lesson of A Vanished Country

Thomas Elsaesser

Thomas Elsaesser is Emeritus Professor at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and since 2013 Visiting Professor at Columbia University. European Cinema and Continental Philosophy further develops Elsaesser’s approach to national and auteur cinema begun with Fassbinder’s Germany: History Identity Subject (1996), continued with European Cinema – Face to Face with Hollywood (2005) and given a theoretical turn in Film Theory: An Introduction through the Senses (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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European Cinema and Continental Philosophy : Film as Thought Experiment

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...How aware – and wary – are European directors of the kind of self-exoticism that is often the temptation of an ‘auteur cinema’ showcased at film festivals? On the one hand, auteurs need to assert their artistic autonomy and unique voice...
...Scholarly discussion of documentary film and ‘the voice’ tends to focus on the politics of representation – who gets to speak for whom and how (see, for example, Nichols 1994; Ruby 1991). Given the power dynamics that often organize...

Annihilation (2018)

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Alex Garland

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Alex Garland

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...Interrogation Room Lena is seated in the interrogation room. Lomax and two scientists are standing. Facing her. Behind glass, more scientists observe. A beat, before Lomax speaks. Lomax What did you eat? Lena … I don’t remember eating...

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Barry Monahan

Barry Monahan is lecturer in Film Studies at the University College Cork, Ireland. He has published Ireland’s Theatre on Film: Style, Stories and the National Stage on Screen (2009), and also written on Irish cinema from different theoretical and aesthetic perspectives in various collections of essays, including Screening Irish America (2009), Genre and Cinema: Ireland and Transnationalism (2007), and Viewpoints: Theoretical Perspectives on Irish Visual Texts (2013). He contributes regularly to Estudios Irlandeses, the Spanish Journal of Irish Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Films of Lenny Abrahamson : A Filmmaking of Philosophy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Inside the head of the character in early cinema The spectacular nature of the earliest cinematic projections enthralled audiences because of the ways that details and movements were...

Fabulous Thinking, Chimeric Voice: Kathy High’s Lily Does Derrida: A Dog’s Video (2010)

Vocal Projections : Voices in Documentary

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...In memory of Pancho (2001–13) ‘I am … was a dog’, the eponymous Lily from Kathy High’s Lily Does Derrida: A Dog’s Video (2010) corrects herself. She does this in the same way any human speaker, if self-reflexive enough, would be able...

Transformers: Rescue Bots: Representation in Disguise

Nichola Dobson

Nichola Dobson is a teaching fellow in design and screen cultures at Edinburgh College of Art, UK. Founding editor of Animation Studies (2006 - 2011) and Animation Studies 2.0 (2012- present). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Animation Studies Reader

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...TV animation series aimed at children and teens often feature subtle (and not so subtle) content aimed at an adult audience. There are multiple layers of meaning which can be in the form of subversion for political purposes, simple pop...

Crime Documentary’s Confessing Voice

Vocal Projections : Voices in Documentary

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...People who are innocent don’t confess. The defendant confessed because he was guilty, because he did it. These words, spoken during prosecuting attorney Tom Fallon’s closing arguments, emerge in the ninth episode of the popular...

Pasolini embodied

Luca Peretti

Luca Peretti is Visiting Assistant Professor in Contemporary Italian Studies at Ohio State University, USA. He works on film history, non-fiction cinema, Jewish Italian culture, and Italian intellectual history. He co-edited Immagini di piombo: Cinema, storia e terrorismi in Europa (2014) and has published for, among others, Senses of Cinema, The Italianist: Film Issue, and Cinema e storia. He is also a freelance journalist. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Karen T. Raizen

Karen T. Raizen is Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian at Bard College, USA. Her research focuses mainly on aesthetics and language in baroque opera and theater; her current book project explores the diffusion and evolution of the figure of Pulcinella from the Commedia dell’Arte tradition. Her publications have appeared in I Tatti Studies, Italica, and Senses of Cinema, among others. She also works as a translator and editor. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Pier Paolo Pasolini, Framed and Unframed : A Thinker for the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...The film Pasolini (Abel Ferrara, 2014) recounts the last days of the life of the filmmaker and poet. Willem Dafoe plays Pasolini; the author of this interview, Maurizio Braucci, is one of the screenwriters of the film...

Pasolini Reloaded

Pier Paolo Pasolini, Framed and Unframed : A Thinker for the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Dico a N.: “Voglio fare l’impresa, scrivere del Pigneto senza nominare Pasolini,” poiché Pasolini, come ho già scritto altrove, a Roma è come il prezzemolo; lo trovi dappertutto, figuriamoci al Pigneto. [I say to N, “I...