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Post-Marxism, Fredric Jameson

Edward L. Tomarken

Edward Tomarken is the author of six books including Genre and Ethics: The Education of an Eighteenth-century Literary Critic and Johnson, “Rasselas,” and the Choice of Criticism. He is an emeritus professor of English at Miami University, Ohio. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Filmspeak : How to Understand Literary Theory by Watching Movies

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

Book chapter

...Summary: The chapter begins by explaining that Jameson’s innovation is in establishing a distinction between the inner and outer form of artworks. The first section addresses how to analyze form, or hermeneutics, illustrated by “Goodbye...

Post-feminism: Hélène Cixous

Edward L. Tomarken

Edward Tomarken is the author of six books including Genre and Ethics: The Education of an Eighteenth-century Literary Critic and Johnson, “Rasselas,” and the Choice of Criticism. He is an emeritus professor of English at Miami University, Ohio. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Filmspeak : How to Understand Literary Theory by Watching Movies

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

Book chapter

...Summary: The chapter begins by explaining that Cixous was chosen because in addition to her critical works her creative writings are an integral part of her influential feminist position. The main innovative element of Cixous’s theory...

Jacques Lacan and post-Freudianism

Edward L. Tomarken

Edward Tomarken is the author of six books including Genre and Ethics: The Education of an Eighteenth-century Literary Critic and Johnson, “Rasselas,” and the Choice of Criticism. He is an emeritus professor of English at Miami University, Ohio. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Filmspeak : How to Understand Literary Theory by Watching Movies

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

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...Summary: Lacan believes the instinctive ego of Freud is a function of discourse. This deconstructed ego originates with the “mirror stage,” when a child, aged between six months and 18 months, is held up by his or her parent to a mirror...

Deconstruction

Edward L. Tomarken

Edward Tomarken is the author of six books including Genre and Ethics: The Education of an Eighteenth-century Literary Critic and Johnson, “Rasselas,” and the Choice of Criticism. He is an emeritus professor of English at Miami University, Ohio. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Filmspeak : How to Understand Literary Theory by Watching Movies

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

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...Summary: I begin with deconstruction because all of the other theorists in the volume use it as a strategy. The first topic of discussion is decentering, illustrated by Christoph Waltz who plays SS officer Hans Lander in Quentin Tarantino’s...

Michel Foucault and “power-knowledge”

Edward L. Tomarken

Edward Tomarken is the author of six books including Genre and Ethics: The Education of an Eighteenth-century Literary Critic and Johnson, “Rasselas,” and the Choice of Criticism. He is an emeritus professor of English at Miami University, Ohio. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Filmspeak : How to Understand Literary Theory by Watching Movies

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

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...Summary: This chapter begins by explaining the concepts of “discourse” and “author-function” by way of “Shakespeare in Love.” Since discourse is markedly affected by discipline, the next section is devoted to discipline and “Slumdog...

Reception theory: Wolfgang Iser

Edward L. Tomarken

Edward Tomarken is the author of six books including Genre and Ethics: The Education of an Eighteenth-century Literary Critic and Johnson, “Rasselas,” and the Choice of Criticism. He is an emeritus professor of English at Miami University, Ohio. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Filmspeak : How to Understand Literary Theory by Watching Movies

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

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...Summary: After some background information on the forebears of reception theory, I begin with the hermeneutic circle that helps to decode “The Da Vinci Code.” Two elements in this process, otherness and imagination, are clarified...

Batman and the Twilight of the Idols: An Interview with Frank Miller

Many More Lives of the Batman

British Film Institute, 2015

Book chapter

...If there is a single artist most identified with the resurgence in popularity of Batman it is without question Frank Miller. His 1986 graphic novel Batman: The Dark Knight Returns not only made Bob Kane’s 1939 creation once again the most...

Batsploitation: Parodies, Fan Films and Remakes

Many More Lives of the Batman

British Film Institute, 2015

Book chapter

...On 20 July 2012, a new Batman feature film was released to audiences worldwide. Directed by a film-maker with an established auteur reputation, the film included a number of elements adapted from the 1980s Batman graphic novels...

Batman in East Asia

Many More Lives of the Batman

British Film Institute, 2015

Book chapter

...Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy of 2005–12 (aka ‘the Dark Knight trilogy’) has been one of Warner Bros.’, and Hollywood’s, most successful franchises ever at the global box office. The first reboot of the Batman film franchise (and...

Man, Myth And Cultural Icon

Paul Levitz

PAUL LEVITZ is a comic fan (The Comic Reader), editor (Batman, among many titles), writer (Legion of Super-Heroes, including two New York Times best-sellers), executive (thirty years at DC, ending as President & Publisher), historian (75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Myth-Making) and educator (including the American Graphic Novel at Columbia University). His many awards include Comic-Con International’s Inkpot Award and the prestigious Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Many More Lives of the Batman

British Film Institute, 2015

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...Of the pantheon of superheroes who became world cultural figures, Batman stands out as the character whose portrayal is somehow the most elastic or protean, capable of capturing the gestalt in several very different tones and depictions...