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...Beach at Malo les Bains – Continuous The longest, widest beach he’s ever seen, sunlight dazzling off the water, endless dark fences snaking across the sand and out into the water. Tommy squints – not fences, lines of men, hundreds...
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...Black. The Gentle Sound of Wind in Corn A row of books. From spaces between them, dust falls. Interstellar Elderly Female Voice V.O. Sure. Dad was a farmer. Bright Corn Stalks Fill The Frame, Swaying in the Breeze Elderly Female...

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

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...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...

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...
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...Sunlight Flickers Through Black. Sunlight Through Trees Running through a summer garden. A boy (Bruce Wayne, aged eight) chasing a girl (Rachel Dawes, also eight). Young Bruce Rachel! Let me see! They reach a Victorian greenhouse. Rachel...

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...
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...Office, High Rise – Day A man in a clown mask holding a smoking silenced pistol ejects a shell casing. This is Dopey. He turns to a second man, Happy, also in clown mask, who steps forward with a cable-launcher, aims at a lower roof across...
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...Gotham Street – Day Gordon stands before a massive picture of Harvey Dent. Gordon But I knew Harvey Dent. I was … his friend. And it will be a very long time before someone inspires us the way he did. Gordon, choked with emotion, gathers...

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

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...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...