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For an Ethics of the Cinema

Cinema and Agamben : Ethics, Biopolitics and the Moving Image

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Translated by John V. Garner and Colin Williamson Type In his “Notes sur les Tableaux parisiens de Baudelaire,” drafted in French during the last years of his exile in Paris, Walter Benjamin evokes a “nightmare” familiar to anyone who...

Film-of-Life

Cinema and Agamben : Ethics, Biopolitics and the Moving Image

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...From Plato’s anxieties concerning the simulacra’s disruption of the distinction between original and copy, to Lacan’s implicit critique of the imaginary as the site of doubling and deadly violence, Western metaphysics attests...

Gesture, Time, Movement

Janet Harbord

Janet Harbord is Professor of Film Studies at Queen Mary, University of London, UK. She is the author of several books on film and philosophies of the moving image, including Chris Marker: La Jetée (2009), The Evolution of Film (2006) and Film Cultures (2002). She is the recipient of grants from the AHRC, EPSRC and the Leverhulme Trust. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema and Agamben : Ethics, Biopolitics and the Moving Image

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Across the corpus of Giorgio Agamben’s work lie scattered a number of speculative propositions on what may be said to define or characterize the species of the human. One of the most forceful of these speculations occurs in the introduction...

Passion, Agamben and the Gestures of Work

Cinema and Agamben : Ethics, Biopolitics and the Moving Image

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Film is linked to the movements and rhythms of work. Recent critical writing has opened new perspectives on the medium’s relation to labor, energy and the human body. Mary Ann Doane points out that the emergence of cinema coincided...

Montage and the Dark Margin of the Archive

Cinema and Agamben : Ethics, Biopolitics and the Moving Image

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The witness The testimony, and its forensic value in juridical processes as well as its validity in historiography, depends on its human agent, the witness, and his or her personal memories of an event in history. These memories must...

Propositions for a Gestural Cinema

Cinema and Agamben : Ethics, Biopolitics and the Moving Image

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...To be able to leap from one point to another is my essential dream. To be able to go everywhere, to ramble about like you ramble in a dream, to go someplace else. The mobile camera, the walking, flying camera—that’s everybody’s dream...

Counterfactual, Potential, Virtual

Cinema and Agamben : Ethics, Biopolitics and the Moving Image

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Agamben and Cinema: a conceptual juncture more broadly productive than Agamben on cinema. This is because Agamben’s strictly philosophical essays, often concerned with a unique mode of temporal paradox, shed more light not just...

Remnants of Palestine, or, Archaeology after Auschwitz

Henrik Gustafsson

Henrik Gustafsson is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Culture and Literature, University of Tromsø, Norway and a member of the Nomadikon Centre of Visual Culture. He is the author of Out of Site: Landscape and Cultural Reflexivity in New Hollywood Cinema, 1969-1974 (2008) and the editor (together with Asbjørn Grønstad) of Ethics and Images of Pain (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema and Agamben : Ethics, Biopolitics and the Moving Image

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...I feel like an occupied country. Change lies between the images. Pilgrimage and profanation In the early summer of 1963 Pier Paolo Pasolini retraced the itinerary of Christ along the border of Israel and Jordan, scouting locations...

Cinema and History

Cinema and Agamben : Ethics, Biopolitics and the Moving Image

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Translated by John V. Garner and Colin WilliamsonOne of the principal theses of Godard’s work seems to me to concern the essential, constitutive link between history and cinema. What historical task belongs properly to the cinema...

Engaging Hand to Hand with the Moving Image

Cinema and Agamben : Ethics, Biopolitics and the Moving Image

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...My translation is based upon the original French text: “Mais je vais vous faire une confidence bien plus terrible: je n’aime pas le cinéma, sauf quand je tourne; alors, il faut savoir ne pas être timide avec la caméra, lui faire violence...