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Conclusion: Postmodern theory after the end of history

Matthew Flisfeder

Matthew Flisfeder is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications at the University of Winnipeg. He is the author of The Symbolic, The Sublime, and Slavoj Žižek’s Theory of Film (2012) and co-editor of Žižek and Media Studies: A Reader (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Postmodern Theory and Blade Runner

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Postmodernism is a theory of culture that begins first as a reaction to modern narratives of history, including liberal and Enlightenment narratives of progress, and dialectical models of change and transformation, particularly Marxist...

Postmodernism and Blade Runner

Matthew Flisfeder

Matthew Flisfeder is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications at the University of Winnipeg. He is the author of The Symbolic, The Sublime, and Slavoj Žižek’s Theory of Film (2012) and co-editor of Žižek and Media Studies: A Reader (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Postmodern Theory and Blade Runner

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Mapping the historical logic of Blade Runner Blade Runner is a film that, depending upon the manner in which it is addressed, can be claimed by various critical perspectives and theoretical approaches. Perhaps it is this very fact...

Introduction

Matthew Flisfeder

Matthew Flisfeder is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications at the University of Winnipeg. He is the author of The Symbolic, The Sublime, and Slavoj Žižek’s Theory of Film (2012) and co-editor of Žižek and Media Studies: A Reader (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Postmodern Theory and Blade Runner

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...The term “postmodernism” expresses something quite peculiar about, but also something that is rather particular to the financial stage of capitalism. In a sense, finance helps to obliterate the future. Finance forces us into an experience...

Posthuman Objects

Elizabeth Ezra

Elizabeth Ezra is Professor of Cinema and Culture at the University of Stirling in Scotland. Major publications include: The Colonial Unconscious (2000); Georges Méliès: The Birth of the Auteur (2000); Jean-Pierre Jeunet (2008); European Cinema (2004); and Transnational Cinema: The Film Reader (2006) as well as numerous contributions to scholarly journals including Screen and Yale French Studies. Current work includes projects on screen tests and on the posthuman in children's literature and cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema of Things : Globalization and the Posthuman Object

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...If, in the films explored in the last chapter, subjectivity was an illusion closely manipulated by magicians, film directors, and scientists in order to make their creations seem more life-like, in the films discussed in this chapter...

Postmodernism and postmodern theory

Matthew Flisfeder

Matthew Flisfeder is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications at the University of Winnipeg. He is the author of The Symbolic, The Sublime, and Slavoj Žižek’s Theory of Film (2012) and co-editor of Žižek and Media Studies: A Reader (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Postmodern Theory and Blade Runner

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Toward a theory of the postmodern My approach to postmodernism involves first providing a historical sketch of its emergence, and especially its relationship to modernism. Since, in my view, postmodernism is on the one hand the product...

Families Forever

James Russell

James Russell is Principal Lecturer in Film Studies at De Montfort University, UK. His last book was The Historical Epic and Contemporary Hollywood (Bloomsbury, 2007). His short writing has appeared in Cinema Journal, the Journal of American Studies, the Guardian and numerous edited collections. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jim Whalley

Jim Whalley is an independent scholar based in the UK. He writes on American cinema history, and is the author of Saturday Night Live, Hollywood Comedy and American Culture (2010). His short writing has also appeared in The New Review of Film and Television Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hollywood and the Baby Boom : A Social History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Despite its astounding and unanticipated success, Forrest Gump was the last time that boomer audiences could claim to be the primary focus of the Hollywood studios. From the mid-1990s Hollywood’s attention shifted back to producing mass...