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Corporeal Projections and Drone Bodies

Steen Ledet Christiansen

Steen Ledet Christiansen is Associate Professor of English at Aalborg University, Denmark. His research focuses on popular visual culture, particularly film and the burgeoning field of post-cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Drone Age Cinema : Action Film and Sensory Assault

I.B.Tauris, 2017

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...With action cinema’s emphasis on physical empowerment and ability, power becomes a central concern. I have already shown several ways in which post-cinematic bodies express power and render forces across and with our bodies. These lines...

Conclusion

Gautam Basu Thakur

Gautam Basu Thakur is Assistant Professor of English at Boise State University, USA. His teaching and research interests include postcolonial literature and theory, transnational/world literature, critical theory with a particular focus on Freudian-Lacanian psychoanalysis, and nineteenth- and twentieth-century British literature of the Empire. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Postcolonial Theory and Avatar

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The conclusion undertakes a cross-cultural analysis and comparative study of subject-production in Mahasweta Devi’s Bengali short story “Strange Children,” Michael Haneke's French film Caché, and James Cameron’s Avatar. Each...

Postcolonial Theory and Avatar, Or, Postcolonial Criticism in a Multicultural World

Gautam Basu Thakur

Gautam Basu Thakur is Assistant Professor of English at Boise State University, USA. His teaching and research interests include postcolonial literature and theory, transnational/world literature, critical theory with a particular focus on Freudian-Lacanian psychoanalysis, and nineteenth- and twentieth-century British literature of the Empire. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Postcolonial Theory and Avatar

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...This chapter investigates four colonial narrative tropes employed in Avatar to constitute the white, male Western subject as rational, entrepreneurial, and political in contrast to the indigene other Na’vi. However, unlike colonial...

Ripley Gets Her Gun

Ximena C. Gallardo

C. Jason Smith is Assistant Professor of English at LaGuardia Community College-CUNY. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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C. Jason Smith

A native of Chile, Ximena Gallardo-C. graduated with a Ph.D. in English from Louisiana State University. She lives in New York. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alien Woman : The Making of Lt. Ellen Ripley

Continuum, 2004

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...I have my veto pen drawn and ready for any tax increase that Congress might even think of sending up. And I have only one thing to say to the tax increasers. Go ahead—make my day. Rewriting Ripley: From Sci-Fi Horror to Action Adventure...

Marketing the ‘Avatar Revolution’, or How to Sell Digital Technology to Exhibitors

Film Marketing into the Twenty-First Century

British Film Institute, 2015

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...Hailed by critics and industry insiders as a technological and cinematic breakthrough, James Cameron’s epic movie Avatar offers an illustration of how Hollywood blockbusters are ‘discursively supported and constructed’Daniel Biltereyst...

Avatar

Barry Keith Grant

Barry Keith Grant is Professor of Film Studies and Popular Culture at Brock University, Canada. He is author of Film Genre (2007) and Voyages of Discovery (1992) and co-author of The Film Studies Dictionary (2001) and 100 Documentary Films (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Science Fiction Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2013

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...DIRECTOR James CameronPRODUCER James Cameron, Jon LandauSCREENPLAY James CameronDIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Mauro FioreEDITOR James Cameron, John Refuoa, Steven RifkinMUSIC James HornerPRODUCTION DESIGN Rick Carter, Robert StrombergMAIN CAST...

Introduction

Gautam Basu Thakur

Gautam Basu Thakur is Assistant Professor of English at Boise State University, USA. His teaching and research interests include postcolonial literature and theory, transnational/world literature, critical theory with a particular focus on Freudian-Lacanian psychoanalysis, and nineteenth- and twentieth-century British literature of the Empire. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Postcolonial Theory and Avatar

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Playing on the vernacular valences and English meaning of the word avatar, the introduction establishes the need to incarnate postcolonial theory in the wake of its rumored death. As a response it calls for making the discipline uncanny...

Posthuman Objects

Elizabeth Ezra

Elizabeth Ezra is Professor of Cinema and Culture at the University of Stirling in Scotland. Major publications include: The Colonial Unconscious (2000); Georges Méliès: The Birth of the Auteur (2000); Jean-Pierre Jeunet (2008); European Cinema (2004); and Transnational Cinema: The Film Reader (2006) as well as numerous contributions to scholarly journals including Screen and Yale French Studies. Current work includes projects on screen tests and on the posthuman in children's literature and cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema of Things : Globalization and the Posthuman Object

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...If, in the films explored in the last chapter, subjectivity was an illusion closely manipulated by magicians, film directors, and scientists in order to make their creations seem more life-like, in the films discussed in this chapter...

Vulnerable Hypermasculinity

Marianne Kac-Vergne

Marianne Kac-Vergne is Associate Professor at the Université de Picardie Jules Verne in Amiens, France, where she teaches courses in American cultural history at graduate and undergraduate levels. Her research focuses on gender and genre in American cinema, and she has published and presented on masculinity and femininity in science fiction, romantic comedy and western films. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Masculinity in Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema : Cyborgs, Troopers and other Men of the Future

I.B.Tauris, 2018

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...American society in the 1980s witnessed an important shift in the representations and significance of masculinity in both politics and Hollywood. Indeed, the emergence and popularity of extremely masculine heroes embodied by the likes...

The Postcolonial Avatar: A Brief History of Postcolonial Theory

Gautam Basu Thakur

Gautam Basu Thakur is Assistant Professor of English at Boise State University, USA. His teaching and research interests include postcolonial literature and theory, transnational/world literature, critical theory with a particular focus on Freudian-Lacanian psychoanalysis, and nineteenth- and twentieth-century British literature of the Empire. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Postcolonial Theory and Avatar

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...This chapter examines more closely the criticisms and challenges assailing the discipline of postcolonial theory in the present to segue into an overview of the historical background and epistemological precepts of postcolonial theory...