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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...

Introduction

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 term “Critical Race Theory” emerged in the context of legal studies in the 1980s but has since come to indicate, more broadly, scholarship from several disciplines in the humanities that focuses on issues of race. When scholars...

Ethology of Death

Elena del Río

Elena del Río is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Alberta, Canada. Her essays have been featured in journals such as Camera Obscura, Discourse, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Film-Philosophy, The New Review of Film and Television Studies, SubStance, and Deleuze Studies. She has also contributed essays to edited collections on the films of Atom Egoyan, Rainer W. Fassbinder, and on the philosophy of film, and Deleuze and cinema. She is the author of Deleuze and the Cinemas of Performance: Powers of Affection (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Grace of Destruction : A Vital Ethology of Extreme Cinemas

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...A love of life which can say yes to death.As anyone minimally familiar with the films of Takeshi Kitano knows, the most notable characteristic of these films is their pervasive engagement with violent death. It will be the purpose...

Positive Negation in Lost Highway

Eric G. Wilson

Eric Wilson is Professor of English and Z. Smith Reynolds Faculty Fellow at Wake Forest University. He is the author of four books, including The Spiritual History of Ice: Romanticism, Science, and the Imagination (Palgrave, 2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Strange World of David Lynch : Transcendental Irony from Eraserhead to Mulholland Dr.

Continuum, 2007

Book chapter

...Luminous Gloom When asked about the inspiration behind Lost Highway, Lynch claimed that meditation can often lead to a film’s major ideas. In practicing this kind of meditation, one simply starts thinking and then allows one idea...

Critical Race Theory

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

...Formal equality and the problem of the “color-blind” Any piece of scholarship about race will have to explicitly or implicitly justify its own existence in the larger world. Why talk about race? Why risk being divisive by bringing it up...

The Disease of Morality

Elena del Río

Elena del Río is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Alberta, Canada. Her essays have been featured in journals such as Camera Obscura, Discourse, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Film-Philosophy, The New Review of Film and Television Studies, SubStance, and Deleuze Studies. She has also contributed essays to edited collections on the films of Atom Egoyan, Rainer W. Fassbinder, and on the philosophy of film, and Deleuze and cinema. She is the author of Deleuze and the Cinemas of Performance: Powers of Affection (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Grace of Destruction : A Vital Ethology of Extreme Cinemas

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...What matters is to affirm the movement of errance and hospitality . . . the force of the outside—against the sedentary, paranoid disposition of consensual community, not only because the community form . . . is sick, but because its control...

Extinction

Elena del Río

Elena del Río is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Alberta, Canada. Her essays have been featured in journals such as Camera Obscura, Discourse, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Film-Philosophy, The New Review of Film and Television Studies, SubStance, and Deleuze Studies. She has also contributed essays to edited collections on the films of Atom Egoyan, Rainer W. Fassbinder, and on the philosophy of film, and Deleuze and cinema. She is the author of Deleuze and the Cinemas of Performance: Powers of Affection (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Grace of Destruction : A Vital Ethology of Extreme Cinemas

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...The Marxist premise that we cannot save the world ecologically until capitalism is dealt with, should be questioned, and reversed: as long as we imagine life and the world to be primarily anthropogenic, or emerging from human meaning...

Physics of Violence, Folds of Pain

Elena del Río

Elena del Río is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Alberta, Canada. Her essays have been featured in journals such as Camera Obscura, Discourse, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Film-Philosophy, The New Review of Film and Television Studies, SubStance, and Deleuze Studies. She has also contributed essays to edited collections on the films of Atom Egoyan, Rainer W. Fassbinder, and on the philosophy of film, and Deleuze and cinema. She is the author of Deleuze and the Cinemas of Performance: Powers of Affection (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Grace of Destruction : A Vital Ethology of Extreme Cinemas

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...As it focuses on the pain involved in scenarios of sexual difference and desire, this chapter concerns itself with the most intimate instances of negative affects and forces in this study. But, despite their intimate tone, Rainer W....

Sacred Sensuality in Wild at Heart

Eric G. Wilson

Eric Wilson is Professor of English and Z. Smith Reynolds Faculty Fellow at Wake Forest University. He is the author of four books, including The Spiritual History of Ice: Romanticism, Science, and the Imagination (Palgrave, 2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Strange World of David Lynch : Transcendental Irony from Eraserhead to Mulholland Dr.

Continuum, 2007

Book chapter

...Love among the Ruins Soon after making Wild at Heart, a film loosely based on Barry Gifford’s novel of the same name, a reporter asked Lynch what inspired him about the story. Lynch’s answer was immediate and clear. He was most drawn, he...

Queer theory

Matthew Tinkcom

Matthew Tinkcom is Associate Professor of Communication, Culture and Technology and Affiliate Faculty of English at Georgetown University, USA. He is the author of Working Like a Homosexual: Camp, Capital, Cinema and Grey Gardens, co-editor of Key Frames: Popular Cinema and Cultural Studies as well as articles that have appeared in Cinema Journal, South Atlantic Quarterly and collections from Duke University Press and the British Film Institute. He has served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar and Director of the Program in American Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Queer Theory and Brokeback Mountain

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality, Volume One, trans. Robert Hurley (New York: Vintage Books, 1978), 158.People will ask themselves why we were so bent on ending the rule of silence regarding what was the noisiest of our...