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The Avant-Garde’s Asia: Factography and Roar China

Steven S. Lee

in The Ethnic Avant-Garde: Minority Cultures and World Revolution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173520
eISBN:
9780231540117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173520.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 2 focuses on Sergei Tret'iakov's futurist technique known as factography (emphasizing the journalistic "precise fixation of facts"), which Tret'iakov himself used to represent 1920s China. ... More


The Cinema of George A. Romero: Knight of the Living Dead

Tony Williams

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231173551
eISBN:
9780231850759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173551.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In placing George A. Romero's oeuvre in the context of literary naturalism, this book explores the relevance of the director's films within American cultural traditions and thus explains the potency ... More


Nabokov and Machado de Assis

Brain Boyd

in Stalking Nabokov

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158572
eISBN:
9780231530293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158572.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter compares Vladimir Nabokov with Brazilian novelist Joaquím Maria Machado de Assis and examines how the similarities and differences between them throw light on the resources of fiction ... More


The Antispeculative View: Habermas as an Example

Isabelle Thomas-Fogiel

in The Death of Philosophy: Reference and Self-reference in Contemporary Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147781
eISBN:
9780231519632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147781.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter offers a critique of Jürgen Habermas’s contemporary philosophy, with particular emphasis on its “antispeculative” habitus. This “antispeculative” habitus is entirely structured around a ... More


“I’m Evolving!”: Birds, Beasts, and Parodies

Kirsten Shepherd-Barr

in Theatre and Evolution from Ibsen to Beckett

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164702
eISBN:
9780231538923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164702.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on theatrical engagements with evolution during the nineteenth century. The Victorian era witnessed a cultural landscape in which “curiosity was a great leveler.” Every type of ... More


Helmholtz’s Choice as a Choice for Reference: The Naturalization of Critique

Isabelle Thomas-Fogiel

in The Death of Philosophy: Reference and Self-reference in Contemporary Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147781
eISBN:
9780231519632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147781.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines Hermann von Helmholtz’s positivist reading of Immanuel Kant that tended to “naturalize” the critical project—a resolute naturalism that reflected his scientific training. ... More


A Director and his Traditions

Tony Williams

in The Cinema of George A. Romero: Knight of the Living Dead

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231173551
eISBN:
9780231850759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173551.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines George A. Romero's traditions as a filmmaker. Romero was hailed as the director of Night of the Living Dead (1968), a film popularly associated with initiating the gore and ... More


Night of the Living Dead

Tony Williams

in The Cinema of George A. Romero: Knight of the Living Dead

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231173551
eISBN:
9780231850759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173551.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter reviews Romero's Night of the Living Dead (1968). Night of the Living Dead has long been associated with the derogative term “splatter movie.” But it is much more than just a horror ... More


Dawn of the Dead

Tony Williams

in The Cinema of George A. Romero: Knight of the Living Dead

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231173551
eISBN:
9780231850759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173551.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers the film Dawn of the Dead (1978) and its intrinsic relationship to literary naturalism. Widely regarded as a “gross-out” horror film relying on the EC Comic tradition, Dawn of ... More


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