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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...

Steampunked Kung Fu: Technologized Modernity in Stephen Fung’s Tai Chi Films

Exploiting East Asian Cinemas : Genre, Circulation, Reception

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Introduction: Exploiting Kung Fu Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (臥虎藏龍, 2000) is one of those seminal works that have directed popular and critical attention to a cinematic genre, the wuxia pian (武俠片, Chinese martial arts film...

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 and Bamboozled

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

...Bamboozled is a satire of the desire for blackness in American mass media. It centers on a television writer, Pierre Delacroix, who is so dissatisfied with his inability to bring to production successful shows with “positive content” about...

Bare Life

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

...We live in a world which is generally disagreeable, where not only people but the established powers have a stake in transmitting sad affects to us. Sadness, sad affects are all those which reduce our power to act. The established powers...

Blue Velvet and Paradoxical Chastity

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

...The Play of Light and Dark In an interview, Lynch once remarked on the subject of Blue Velvet. When asked about the film’s ambiguous ending, he claimed that the main theme of this film is partial apprehension. Whenever we perceive things...

Queer theory and Brokeback Mountain

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

...Biopolitics in Brokeback Mountain The conceptual tools of queer theory are expansive in their ability to analyze and understand gender and sexuality more generally, but we can now turn to the specific text of Brokeback Mountain in order...

Introduction From Violence to Forces: Extreme Cinemas as Ethological Experimentation

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

...There is, then, a philosophy of “life” in Spinoza: it consists precisely in denouncing all that separates us from life, all these transcendent values that are turned against life, these values that are tied to the conditions and illusions...