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Imaginary Signifiers/Voyeuristic Pleasures

Nitzan Ben-Shaul

Nitzan Ben-Shaul is Associate Professor at the Film and Television Department in Tel Aviv University. He is the author of Mythical Expressions of Siege in Israeli Films, Introduction to Film Theories and A Violent World: Competing Images of Middle East Conflicts. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film : The Key Concepts

Berg, 2007

Book chapter

...Introduction The psychological effects of films on spectators have intrigued theoreticians since the medium’s inception. Two major psychological approaches to film can be discerned. One focuses upon the conscious perceptual and cognitive...

Case Histories: Alienated Labor in William Gibson’s Pattern Recognition and Zero History

Alien Imaginations : Science Fiction and Tales of Transnationalism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...William Gibson’s 2003 Pattern Recognition presents a gender shift from Neuromancer’s male protagonist “Case” to the female “Cayce,” a critical reworking of the figure of the global nomad, which John Marx recognizes as part...

Transformers: Rescue Bots: Representation in Disguise

Nichola Dobson

Nichola Dobson is a teaching fellow in design and screen cultures at Edinburgh College of Art, UK. Founding editor of Animation Studies (2006 - 2011) and Animation Studies 2.0 (2012- present). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Animation Studies Reader

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...TV animation series aimed at children and teens often feature subtle (and not so subtle) content aimed at an adult audience. There are multiple layers of meaning which can be in the form of subversion for political purposes, simple pop...

Lust, Trust, and Educational Torture

Rikke Schubart

Rikke Schubart is Associate Professor in Media Studies at the Institute for the Study of Culture, University of Southern Denmark in Odense, Denmark. Her research focuses on gender, genre, and emotions in cinema and media. Schubart’s publications include Bloomsbury’s recent Women of Ice and Fire: Gender, Game of Thrones and Multiple Media Engagements (2016, co-edited with Anne Gjelsvik), Eastwood’s Iwo Jima: A Critical Engagement with Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima (2013, co-edited with Anne Gjelsvik), and Super Bitches and Action Babes: The Female Hero in Popular Cinema, 1970–2006 (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mastering Fear : Women, Emotions, and Contemporary Horror

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Caroline in The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017, CW) starts as a dumb blonde who performs life from a me-me-me script.See Joel Stein, “The New Greatest Generation: Why Millennials Will Save Us All,” Time, May 20 (2013): 28–35. See also English...

What’s at stake in the history of literary genre theory?

Rick Altman

Rick Altman is a professor of Cinema and Comparative Literature in the Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature, University of Iowa, USA. His many books include ‘Film/Genre’ (BFI 1999) and ‘Silent Film Sound’ (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film/Genre

British Film Institute, 1999

Book chapter

...We discover that the critical theory of genres is stuck precisely where Aristotle left it. The very word ‘genre’ sticks out in an English sentence as the unpronounceable and alien thing it is. Most critical efforts to handle such generic...

Introduction: Theorising Colour and Ambivalence

Paul Coates

Paul Coates is Professor in the Film Studies Department of the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He is the author of The Story of the Lost Reflection (1985), The Gorgon's Gaze: German Cinema, Expressionism and the Image of Horror (1991) and Cinema, Religion and the Romantic Legacy (2003). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema and Colour : The Saturated Image

British Film Institute, 2010

Book chapter

...Liberation and Ambivalence: Giotto’s Joy, Munch’s Depression Moments of liberation are ambiguous, even before the revolution begins to consume its children: divesting objects of the contexts that first lent them meaning cannot dispel...

Video Games and Animation

Chris Pallant

Chris Pallant is Senior Lecturer in Film and Digital Media at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK, where he teaches courses on animation, film studies and popular culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Animation Studies Reader

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...At the time of writing (summer 2017), there is considerable excitement in animation and video game circles about the upcoming release of Cuphead (2017). The historic distinction that has been made between video games...

The Bio-Logic of Vengeance in Let the Right One In

Rikke Schubart

Rikke Schubart is Associate Professor in Media Studies at the Institute for the Study of Culture, University of Southern Denmark in Odense, Denmark. Her research focuses on gender, genre, and emotions in cinema and media. Schubart’s publications include Bloomsbury’s recent Women of Ice and Fire: Gender, Game of Thrones and Multiple Media Engagements (2016, co-edited with Anne Gjelsvik), Eastwood’s Iwo Jima: A Critical Engagement with Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima (2013, co-edited with Anne Gjelsvik), and Super Bitches and Action Babes: The Female Hero in Popular Cinema, 1970–2006 (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mastering Fear : Women, Emotions, and Contemporary Horror

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...What would you do if someone made you squeal like a pig, hit you, and peed on your clothes? Hit back? And what if they were three and you were afraid to stand up for your rights? What then?Tomas Alfredson’s Swedish film Let the Right One...

Introduction

Rikke Schubart

Rikke Schubart is Associate Professor in Media Studies at the Institute for the Study of Culture, University of Southern Denmark in Odense, Denmark. Her research focuses on gender, genre, and emotions in cinema and media. Schubart’s publications include Bloomsbury’s recent Women of Ice and Fire: Gender, Game of Thrones and Multiple Media Engagements (2016, co-edited with Anne Gjelsvik), Eastwood’s Iwo Jima: A Critical Engagement with Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima (2013, co-edited with Anne Gjelsvik), and Super Bitches and Action Babes: The Female Hero in Popular Cinema, 1970–2006 (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mastering Fear : Women, Emotions, and Contemporary Horror

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...This book analyses contemporary horror as a playground which offers negative and positive emotions to the player who is willing to engage with the genre’s painful and potentially traumatizing scenarios. It asks why this play is attractive...