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Barry Lyndon and Aesthetic Time

Maria Pramaggiore

is Head of Media Studies at the National University of Ireland at Maynooth. She has published four books, two on Irish cinema, and one a co-authored textbook, Film: A Critical Introduction (2011; with Tom Wallis), now in its third edition. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Making Time in Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon : Art, History, and Empire

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Eternity itself rests in unity, and this image we call time.A new relationship to time was the most significant change, and perhaps the defining development, of the French Revolution.When it emphasizes the time in which things take place...

Postmodernism and Blade Runner

Matthew Flisfeder

Matthew Flisfeder is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications at the University of Winnipeg. He is the author of The Symbolic, The Sublime, and Slavoj Žižek’s Theory of Film (2012) and co-editor of Žižek and Media Studies: A Reader (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Postmodern Theory and Blade Runner

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Mapping the historical logic of Blade Runner Blade Runner is a film that, depending upon the manner in which it is addressed, can be claimed by various critical perspectives and theoretical approaches. Perhaps it is this very fact...

Paternal Crisis, or: History as Succession

Maria Pramaggiore

is Head of Media Studies at the National University of Ireland at Maynooth. She has published four books, two on Irish cinema, and one a co-authored textbook, Film: A Critical Introduction (2011; with Tom Wallis), now in its third edition. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Making Time in Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon : Art, History, and Empire

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Considered Kubrick’s “most literary” film by Vincent Lo Brutto (45) and described by Frank Rich as “as far away from literary modes of filmmaking as you can possibly get” (27), Barry Lyndon is, in fact, both literary and abstract....

The Film Theory of Fredric Jameson

Clint Burnham

Clint Burnham teaches theory and popular culture at Simon Fraser University, Canada. His books include The Jamesonian Unconscious: The Aesthetics of Marxist Theory (1995), The Only Poetry that Matters: Reading the Kootenay School of Writing (2011), and the collections Digital Natives (2011, co-ed. with Lorna Brown) and From Text to Txting: New Media in the Classroom (2012, co-ed. with Paul Budra). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fredric Jameson and The Wolf of Wall Street

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...When Fredric Jameson begins Signatures of the Visible, his 1990 collection of film criticism, with the astonishing declaration that the “visual is essentially pornographic,” he might as well be talking about The Wolf of Wall Street. Arguing...

Intimate Volver

Frances Restuccia

Frances L. Restuccia is an English Professor at Boston College, where she teaches contemporary literary and cultural theory, the modern novel, the world novel, and film/film theory. She is the author of Amorous Acts: Lacanian Ethics in Modernism, Film, and Queer Theory (Stanford UP). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Blue Box : Kristevan/Lacanian Readings of Contemporary Cinema

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...Kristeva’s semiotic/Almodóvar’s signature Pedro Almodóvar’s Volver can seem to embody so many components of Kristeva’s recent work that it may look like the quintessential Kristevan thought-specular film. It is as though Almodóvar made...

Postmodernism and postmodern theory

Matthew Flisfeder

Matthew Flisfeder is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications at the University of Winnipeg. He is the author of The Symbolic, The Sublime, and Slavoj Žižek’s Theory of Film (2012) and co-editor of Žižek and Media Studies: A Reader (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Postmodern Theory and Blade Runner

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Toward a theory of the postmodern My approach to postmodernism involves first providing a historical sketch of its emergence, and especially its relationship to modernism. Since, in my view, postmodernism is on the one hand the product...

“The void of another enjoyment”

Frances Restuccia

Frances L. Restuccia is an English Professor at Boston College, where she teaches contemporary literary and cultural theory, the modern novel, the world novel, and film/film theory. She is the author of Amorous Acts: Lacanian Ethics in Modernism, Film, and Queer Theory (Stanford UP). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Blue Box : Kristevan/Lacanian Readings of Contemporary Cinema

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...The cinema substitutes for our gaze—a world more in harmony with our desires.This chapter focuses on hysteria. In Chapter 4, through an analysis of Shainberg’s Secretary and Haneke’s The Piano Teacher, perversion will be added to our array...

How to perform a critical race analysis

Alessandra Raengo

Alessandra Raengo teaches in the Moving Image Studies doctoral program at Georgia State University, USA. Her research focuses on blackness in the visual and aesthetic fields. She is the author of On the Sleeve of the Visual: Race as Face Value, and coordinator of liquid blackness, a research project on blackness and aesthetics. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Critical Race Theory and Bamboozled

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...The purpose of this book has been to conceptualize how concerns addressed within Critical Race Theory can provide tools of formal analysis to be employed in film studies. The book’s narrative has drawn from three bodies of scholarship...

Transnational Topographies: Barry Lyndon as Irish Odyssey

Maria Pramaggiore

is Head of Media Studies at the National University of Ireland at Maynooth. She has published four books, two on Irish cinema, and one a co-authored textbook, Film: A Critical Introduction (2011; with Tom Wallis), now in its third edition. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Making Time in Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon : Art, History, and Empire

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...A little bit of Hollywood has fallen off the merry-go-round and landed in Ireland.An innovation every day.In Chapter 3, I argue that succession—which is both a temporal ordering and a process of exchange between generations—structures...

Black and Blue

Frances Restuccia

Frances L. Restuccia is an English Professor at Boston College, where she teaches contemporary literary and cultural theory, the modern novel, the world novel, and film/film theory. She is the author of Amorous Acts: Lacanian Ethics in Modernism, Film, and Queer Theory (Stanford UP). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Blue Box : Kristevan/Lacanian Readings of Contemporary Cinema

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...In The Fragile Absolute, Slavoj Žižek explicates Pauline love or agape as entirely distinct from “love within the confines of the Law.” The “true agape,” Žižek informs us, is “closer to the modest dispensing of spontaneous goodness” (Žižek,...