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Scientific Criticism: Evolutionary Theory

Michael Ryan

Dr Sean Michael Ryan is a Lecturer in Biblical Studies, Heythrop College, University of London Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Melissa Lenos

Melissa Lenos is Assistant Professor of English, Donnelly College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to Film Analysis : Technique and Meaning in Narrative Film

Continuum, 2012

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...The human species is millions of years old. Our culture, however, our ability to do things like make meaningful marks on a page, is only about 40,000 years old. The kind of non-violent civilization regulated by laws that you take...

Digital Acinema from Afrance

William Brown

William Brown is Senior Lecturer in Film at the University of Roehampton, UK. He is the author of Supercinema: Film-Philosophy for the Digital Age (2013), Moving People, Moving Images: Cinema and Trafficking in the New Europe (2010), with Dina Iordanova and Leshu Torchin, and co-editor, with David Martin-Jones, of Deleuze and Film (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Non-Cinema : Global Digital Film-making and the Multitude

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...I did not remember much of the plot of Alain Gomis’s L’Afrance (France/Senegal, 2001) after seeing it for the first time at the Ritzy cinema in Brixton, London, in November 2013. I knew that the film is about a Senegalese man, El Hadj Diop...

The Loss of the Separated World: On Pasolini’s Communism

Pier Paolo Pasolini, Framed and Unframed : A Thinker for the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...“We’re all in danger,” in In Danger: A Pasolini Anthology , ed. Jack Hirschman (San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 2010), 235. Translations are mine unless otherwise noted. In cases where a good English...

The “D” Is Silent, but Human Rights Are Not: Django Unchained as Human Rights Discourse

Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained : The Continuation of Metacinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Life, liberty, and the pursuit of vengeanceWe hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit...

“Was of the Worlds”

Alien Imaginations : Science Fiction and Tales of Transnationalism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The “gag” that opens Sonnenfeld’s Men in Black, namely, the discovery of an extraterrestrial cloaked inside an immigrant, suggests a relation that this essay explores at length. If one is not satisfied with the merely philological yoking...

Hollywood’s ‘Passing’ Narratives

Zélie Asava

Zélie Asava is an Assistant Film Classifier at the Irish Film Classification Office and lectures on Film Studies at University College Dublin. Her monograph The Black Irish Onscreen: Representing Black and Mixed-Race Identities on Irish Film and Television (2013) examines racial representations in Irish screen culture from the 1990s to the present day. She is the co-author of ‘Race and Cinema’ in Oxford Bibliographies Online: Cinema and Media Studies (2013), and has published many essays on race, gender and sexuality in American, Irish, French and Francophone African cinemas in a wide range of journals and edited collections, including: Masculinity and Irish Popular Culture: Tiger’s Tales (2014); World Cinema Directory: Africa (2014); Viewpoints: Theoretical Perspectives on Irish Visual Texts (2013); Images of the Modern Vampire: The Hip and the Atavistic (2013); France’s Colonial Legacies: Memory, Identity and Narrative (2013); World Cinema Directory: France (2013); Contemporary Irish Film: New Perspectives on a National Cinema (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mixed Race Cinemas : Multiracial Dynamics in America and France

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In ‘passing’ narratives, characters designated ‘black’ according to the hypodescent or ‘one drop rule’ ‘pass’ for white. The ‘passing’ female in American film dates from 1911 and was often used as an anti-miscegenation tool to link...

A Brief History of the USDA Motion Picture Service to 1943

J. Emmett Winn

J. Emmett Winn is Professor of Film Studies at Auburn University. He is the co-editor of Transmitting the Past: Historical and Cultural Perspectives on Broadcasting (University of Alabama Press, 2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Documenting Racism : African Americans in U.S. Department of Agriculture Documentaries, 1921–42

Continuum, 2012

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...An understanding of the history of the USDA’s Motion Picture Service (MPS) is helpful in placing the USDA films that focused on African Americans in the broader context of the USDA’s motion picture program.In this book I use the Motion...

Meeting the Other: Cyborgs, Aliens, and Beyond

Alien Imaginations : Science Fiction and Tales of Transnationalism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...A German version of this essay is published in Spangenberg and Westermann (2012: 161–92). Compared to this version, the German essay focuses on questions of (bodily) identity raised by the transitory hybrids in Avatar and District 9.Avatar...

Assimilating Aliens: Imagining National Identity in Oskar Panizza’s Operated Goy

Alien Imaginations : Science Fiction and Tales of Transnationalism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Around 1900, debates about German national identity were intimately related to the question of Jewish assimilation. This essay presents two literary grotesques—one written by a Jewish author in response to another by a non-Jewish...

Critical Race Theory and Bamboozled

Alessandra Raengo

Alessandra Raengo teaches in the Moving Image Studies doctoral program at Georgia State University, USA. Her research focuses on blackness in the visual and aesthetic fields. She is the author of On the Sleeve of the Visual: Race as Face Value, and coordinator of liquid blackness, a research project on blackness and aesthetics. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Critical Race Theory and Bamboozled

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Bamboozled is a satire of the desire for blackness in American mass media. It centers on a television writer, Pierre Delacroix, who is so dissatisfied with his inability to bring to production successful shows with “positive content” about...