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Introduction

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

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...The term “postmodernism” expresses something quite peculiar about, but also something that is rather particular to the financial stage of capitalism. In a sense, finance helps to obliterate the future. Finance forces us into an experience...

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

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...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...

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

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...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...

Conclusion: Postmodern theory after the end of history

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

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...Postmodernism is a theory of culture that begins first as a reaction to modern narratives of history, including liberal and Enlightenment narratives of progress, and dialectical models of change and transformation, particularly Marxist...

Batman: The Movie Narrative – The Hyperconscious

Many More Lives of the Batman

British Film Institute, 2015

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...Perhaps the best way to introduce the difficulties involved in trying to specify the distinctive features of the Batman narrative in its various incarnations is to begin by relating what occurred when I began my fieldwork for this article.I...

Everybody Runs

Brian Baker

Brian Baker is Lecturer in English at Lancaster University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Contemporary Masculinities in Fiction, Film and Television

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...In this chapter we will analyse in detail two texts, Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler's Wife (2005) and Steven Spielberg's film Minority Report (2002), itself freely adapted from a short story by Philip K. Dick called ‘The Minority...

Science Fiction and Horror

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

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...Science fiction Steve Neale As has often been noted, it is sometimes difficult to distinguish between horror and science fiction. Not only that, it can at times be difficult to distinguish between horror and the crime film, and science...

Discovery of Space

Michael Chanan

MICHAEL CHANAN is a documentary film-maker and Professor of Film and Video at Roehampton University. His films include 'Detroit - Ruin of a City' (with George Steinmetz, 2005). His books include 'Cuban Cinema' (2003) and 'Repeated Takes: A Short History of Recording and its Effects on Music' (1995). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Politics of Documentary

British Film Institute, 2007

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...I Thom Andersen’s film essay Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) presents us with the paradox of the city which is probably the most photographed on earth yet also one of the most invisible, because it is only usually there as background...

Blade Runner

Scott Bukatman

SCOTT BUKATMAN is a cultural theorist and Professor of Film and Media Studies at Stanford University, USA. His books include Terminal Identity: The Virtual Subject in Postmodern Science Fiction, ‘Blade Runner’ in the BFI Film Classics series, and a collection of essays, Matters of Gravity: Special Effects and Supermen in the 20th Century. Bukatman has been published in abundant journals and anthologies, including October, Critical Inquiry, Camera Obscura, and Science Fiction Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Film Institute, 2012

Focused Study

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...Ridley Scott’s dystopian classic Blade Runner, an adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, combines noir with science fiction to create a groundbreaking cyberpunk vision of urban life in the twenty-first...

Annihilations

Brian Baker

Brian Baker is Lecturer in English at Lancaster University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Contemporary Masculinities in Fiction, Film and Television

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...In this chapter, we will consider the relation between subjectivity and technology, and in particular forms of masculinity inhabited by technical subjects in science fiction narratives (either the astronauts and scientists of space...