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Dead Matter: The Meaning of Iconic Corpses

Margaret Schwartz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816694334
eISBN:
9781452953588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694334.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

An Iconography of the Flesh theorizes the relationship between the body and the image by looking at the corpse as a special instance of a body that is both thing and representation. Unlike ... More


Documentarization and Amplified Realism in Jia Zhangke’s Films

G. Andrew Stuckey

in Metacinema in Contemporary Chinese Film

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9789888390816
eISBN:
9789888455133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390816.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Documentary film in the PRC has become an important mode in the palate of Sixth Generation (or urban or independent) filmmaking. The recent prominence of documentary turns on the notion of ... More


The Memories of <i>Belleville Baby</i>: Autofiction as Evidence

Boel Ulfsdotter

in Female Authorship and the Documentary Image: Theory, Practice and Aesthetics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419444
eISBN:
9781474444682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419444.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The essay studies the impact of autofiction and memory on the requirement that documentary filmmaking is an evidence based practice. Using Mia Engberg’s film Belleville Baby as an example, the author ... More


Semiotic Things

Henning Schmidgen

in The Helmholtz Curves: Tracing Lost Time

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823261949
eISBN:
9780823266463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823261949.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Drawing on Bruno Latour’s notion of “circulating reference,” this chapter shows how the curves that Helmholtz recorded in the context of his time experiments were meant to be integrated into his ... More


Multiple Indexicality and Multiple Realism in André Bazin

Seung-hoon Jeong

in The Major Realist Film Theorists: A Critical Anthology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474402217
eISBN:
9781474421959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402217.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter proposes a new theorization of André Bazin’s realism in two directions in which the medium-specific notion of photographic indexicality can be deconstructed and reframed in view of ... More


Preliminaries: Language-Mind, Super Indexicals, and Opacity

Herman Cappelen and Josh Dever

in The Inessential Indexical: On the Philosophical Insignificance of Perspective and the First Person

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199686742
eISBN:
9780191766824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686742.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter addresses three preliminary issues that will come up repeatedly throughout the book: whether Essential Indexicality is about mind or language; whether some indexicals (e.g., ‘I’ are ... More


Indexicality, Opacity, and Fregeanism

Herman Cappelen and Josh Dever

in The Inessential Indexical: On the Philosophical Insignificance of Perspective and the First Person

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199686742
eISBN:
9780191766824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686742.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines the role of indexicality in an account of opacity. It makes four central arguments: the claim that co-referential indexicals cannot be substituted in attitude (and other ... More


Indexicality and Immunity to Error

Herman Cappelen and Josh Dever

in The Inessential Indexical: On the Philosophical Insignificance of Perspective and the First Person

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199686742
eISBN:
9780191766824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686742.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues for three theses regarding a proposed epistemic route to Essential Indexicality. First, there is no philosophically interesting phenomenon of immunity to error through ... More


The De Se and the Semantics of PRO Constructions

Herman Cappelen and Josh Dever

in The Inessential Indexical: On the Philosophical Insignificance of Perspective and the First Person

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199686742
eISBN:
9780191766824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686742.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter addresses the question of whether the semantics of PRO constructions can be helpful to those who think there is a distinctive kind of de se content. First, it argues that even if the ... More


Epilogue: Berlin Returns, Again

Brigitta B. Wagner

in Berlin Replayed: Cinema and Urban Nostalgia in the Postwall Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816691715
eISBN:
9781452953595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691715.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The epilogue turns to some final observations on cinematographic and cartographic indexicality by examining three instances in which film material confronts urban space from 2008-2010, critical years ... More


The Body of the Nation: Abraham Lincoln, Vladimir Lenin, and Eva Perón

Margaret Schwartz

in Dead Matter: The Meaning of Iconic Corpses

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816694334
eISBN:
9781452953588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694334.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Chapter 1 introduces photographic indexicality and uses it as the metric to understanding the relationship between the body of the dead leader (Lincoln, Lenin, Eva Peron) and the “body politic” for ... More


Social Discourses about Domestic Violence and Hearsay: Interdiscursivity and Indexicality in the US Supreme Court

Jennifer Andrus

in Entextualizing Domestic Violence: Language Ideology and Violence Against Women in the Anglo-American Hearsay Principle

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780190225834
eISBN:
9780190225858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190225834.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

At the center of this chapter is the relationship between “testimonial” statement and “witness” that is established in Crawford v. Washington (2004) and the presupposition about the reliability of ... More


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