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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
...White critics’ blindness to the importance of blackness in a racial sense to film noir has still not been adequately addressed. Race is film noir’s repressed unconscious Signifier. It was convenient that French critics first named...

Back to the Future: Nostalgia, Tradition and Masculinity in the 1980s

Stella Bruzzi

Stella Bruzzi is Professor in the Department of English at University College London, UK. She is the author of Bringing Up Daddy: Fatherhood and Masculinity in Post-war Hollywood (BFI 2005) and New Documentary: A Critical Introduction (Second edition, 2006). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bringing Up Daddy : Fatherhood and Masculinity in Post-War Hollywood

British Film Institute, 2005

Book chapter

...In 1988, British writer Jonathan Rutherford expressed a central male concern with the effects of feminism on men and masculinity. Rutherford quotes a man who left a workshop on the politics of the family upset and confused:A group of women...