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“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...

Grotesquerie as Marker of Success in Aging Female Stars

In the Limelight and Under the Microscope : Forms and Functions of Female Celebrity

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...WHILE THE CONCEPT OF THE GROTESQUE has been extensively studied by literary scholars such as Wolfgang Kayser and Mikhail Bakhtin, it has been of only intermittent interest to media scholars, usually in its comic manifestations...

A postmodern family romance: Antichrist

Lars von Trier’s Women

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...This paper explores the significance of how Lars von Trier's Antichrist is framed within the context of a series of important flashbacks that detail a number of events that took place the summer before the son's death, and which provide...

Issues of Authorship and the Case of Lina Wertmüller

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

...The Difficulties of Authorship Despite the decisive defeat of the auterists in the critical debates of the seventies, the author has not died. While the critique of the romantic individualism involved in positing a singular creative source...

Bloody Blondes and Bobbed-Haired Bandits

In the Limelight and Under the Microscope : Forms and Functions of Female Celebrity

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...“DEAD!” That single word, printed below the infamous photograph of her execution, brought to an abrupt end the American public’s year-long obsession with one of the most well-known celebrity criminals of the 1920s: Ruth Snyder. The blurry...

Female fight club: Lars von Trier’s women and the paradox of Being

Lars von Trier’s Women

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Taken together, the women of Lars von Trier's films make up a kind of female Fight Club. But unlike their male counterparts in David Fincher's 1999 film, who resort to violence and self-beating as a response to an alienated life under...

Listening to Dancer in the Dark: Singing as recalling the world

Lars von Trier’s Women

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Drawing upon Stanley Cavell's influential study of a series of Hollywood melodramas of the 1930s and 1940s, Contesting Tears: The Hollywood Melodramas of the Unknown Woman, this essay seeks to read von Trier's work through the lens...

How to face nothing: Melancholia and the feminine

Lars von Trier’s Women

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Lars von Trier proclaims that his 2012 film, Melancholia, concludes with the “happiest ending he's ever made,” and Slavoj Žižek declares Melancholia a “profoundly optimistic” film. In the light of these remarks, it might surprise those...

Lars von Trier’s fantasy of femininity in Nymphomaniac

Hilary Neroni

Hilary Neroni is Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Vermont, USA. She is the author of The Subject of Torture (2015) and The Violent Woman (2005), and has also published numerous essays on female directors. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lars von Trier’s Women

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...In von Trier's Nymphomaniac, the social restrictions that Women experiences generate femininity while at the same time condemning any expression or exploration of the feminine. By presenting femininity in this way, von Trier uncovers...