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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...

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...

Glimpses of Eternity: Stanley Kubrick’s Time Machines

Jeremi Szaniawski

Jeremi Szaniawski is Assistant Professor of comparative literature and film studies in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA. He is the editor of Directory of World Cinema: Belgium and the author of The Cinema of Alexander Sokurov: Figures of Paradox (both 2014), as well as the translator, into French, of Thomas Elsaesser’s and Malte Hagener’s Film Theory: An Introduction Through the Senses (2011) and Alexander Sokurov’s V tsentre okeana (2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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After Kubrick : A Filmmaker’s Legacy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Whoever the director may be, and however perceptively he has filmed and edited his movie, he can never have the same experience that the audience has when it sees the film for the first time. The director’s first time is the first reading...

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...

From Sarah Connor 2.0 to Sarah Connor 3.0

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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Women Who Kill : Gender and Sexuality in Film and Series of the Post-feminist Era

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Sarah Connor has become one of the most famous embodiments of the gun-toting action heroine since the release of Terminator 2: Judgment Day (James Cameron, 1991), where she is played by the muscular, stone-faced Linda Hamilton. So iconic...

“It’s just him—and me”: The Terminator

David Greven

David Greven is Professor of English at the University of South Carolina, USA, and the author of many books, including Psycho-Sexual: Male Desire in Hitchcock, De Palma, Scorsese, and Friedkin and Manhood in Hollywood from Bush to Bush. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Queering The Terminator : Sexuality and Cyborg cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...When I was in my early adolescence, my parents moved us all from the city to the suburbs, a transition I found particularly difficult. Books and movies were a refuge as I negotiated my bewilderment at things other people of my age, boys...