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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...

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

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...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...

Socialist Night Fever

Popular Music and the Moving Image in Eastern Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...I remember a party at my friend’s flat, an opera singer. Some 500 people showed up. It was winter. The hall was full, outside 100 more waiting. Some held the elevator doors and made their own party there. The police arrived and tried...

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...

“Europe” and the “European Film”

Dimitris Eleftheriotis

Dimitris Eleftheriotis, Lecturer, Dept of Theatre, Film and TV Studies, University of Glasgow, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popular Cinemas of Europe : Studies of Texts, Contexts and Frameworks

Continuum, 2001

Book chapter

...“Europe” is a slippery term. With every effort made to pin down its meaning(s), new sets of excluded concepts, overlooked relations and forgotten histories surface. This book adopts a prima facie pragmatic view of Europe: “Europe...
...‘I understand Hitler. I can sympathize with him a little bit.’ The ‘Nazi’ remark made by Danish director Lars von Trier at the premiere of his film Melancholia at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011 is infamous, but as the website Senses...