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Cinema and Sensation: French Film and the Art of Transgression

Martine Beugnet

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620425
eISBN:
9780748670840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620425.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book looks at a much-debated phenomenon in contemporary cinema: the re-emergence of filmmaking practices – and, by extension, of theoretical approaches – that give precedence to cinema as the ... More


The Feel-Bad Film

Nikolaj Lübecker

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748697977
eISBN:
9781474412209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697977.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In recent years some of the most innovative European and American directors have made films that place the spectator in a position of intense discomfort: Feel-Bad Films. Systematically manipulating ... More


Women and the Railway, 1850-1915

Anna Despotopoulou

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748676941
eISBN:
9781474412407
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676941.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Examining the representation of women in the spaces of the railway in literature and culture of the nineteenth and early twentieth century, this book explores the extraordinary and unprecedented ... More


The Evolving Practice and Meaning of Military Occupation

Peter M. R. Stirk

in The Politics of Military Occupation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636716
eISBN:
9780748652754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636716.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book makes no pretensions to be a history of military occupation. Too many instances of the genre find no mention or highly selective discussion in order to illustrate specific points. This ... More


Engendering Faith: Sexual Defilement and Spiritual Redemption in The Renegado

Jane Hwang Degenhardt

in Islamic Conversion and Christian Resistance on the Early Modern Stage

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640843
eISBN:
9780748651597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640843.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses in more detail the gendered implications of Islamic conversion. It considers the stakes of redemption, sexual seduction and redemption in Philip Massinger's The Renegado, and ... More


‘Wild Thoughts and Desire! Things I Can’t Tell You – Words I Can’t Speak!’: The Drama of Identity in The Importance of Being Earnest and Guy Domville

Michèle Mendelssohn

in Henry James, Oscar Wilde and Aesthetic Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623853
eISBN:
9780748651634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623853.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Oscar Wilde's vigorous rejection and absorption of James McNeill Whistler and Henry James demonstrates that he reinvented himself and Aestheticism by successfully challenging assumptions about ... More


Playing the Fool: Comedy and the end of Everyman

Gill Plain

in John Mills and British Cinema: Masculinity, Identity and Nation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621071
eISBN:
9780748651092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621071.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Comedy is a form that facilitates the disruption of gender norms, both through the stereotypical inversions of the hen-pecked husband and the shrewish wife, and through more subtle manipulations of ... More


Reframing Bataille: On Tacky Spectatorship in the New European Extremism

Tina Kendall

in The New Extremism in Cinema: From France to Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641604
eISBN:
9780748651221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641604.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter addresses one of the cultural figures who has been central to understandings of sexuality and transgression in France: Georges Bataille. It examines Christophe Honoré's Ma mère (France, ... More


Parody: Targeting Cinema’s Narrative Technics

Ryan Bishop

in Comedy and Cultural Critique in American Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748643073
eISBN:
9780748689071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643073.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

If the assertion that parody is one of the most pervasive enunciative modalities of art in the twentieth century proves viable, then the role of parody for cultural, self-reflexive critique provides ... More


‘Charmides’ and The Sphinx: Crashing into Objets d’Art

Kostas Boyiopoulos

in The Decadent Image: The Poetry of Wilde, Symons, and Dowson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748690923
eISBN:
9781474412377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690923.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Sensualising the frozen spaces of art is best exemplified in the erotic entanglement with inert bodies in two narrative poems by Wilde, ‘Charmides’ (1881) and The Sphinx (1894). In these two poems ... More


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