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What is Non-fiction Cinema?

Trevor Ponech

in Film Theory and Philosophy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159216
eISBN:
9780191673566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159216.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter gives a pragmatic account on the different reasons for why a movie is categorized as non-fiction. This chapter's analysis of non-fictional audio-visual communication owes more to speech ... More


Public Constructions of Authorship in Grass's Political Writings, 1965–2005

Rebecca Braun

in Constructing Authorship in the Work of Günter Grass

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199542703
eISBN:
9780191715372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542703.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The guiding premise of this chapter is that, over the course of his career, Grass has had to negotiate various public constructions of his identity, and the way in which he has done so reveals much ... More


Representation

Gregory Currie

in Narratives and Narrators: A Philosophy of Stories

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199282609
eISBN:
9780191712432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282609.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

Narratives are intentional‐communicative artefacts; intentionally fashioned devices of representation that work by manifesting the communicative intentions of their makers. The representational ... More


From Xu Xi to the Chief Executive: Hong Kong in the Dock

Kam Louie (ed.)

in Hong Kong Culture: Word and Image

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028412
eISBN:
9789882206960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028412.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses one of Xu Xi's most critically acute recent essays, “A Short History of Our Shores,” and Herman Yau's controversial 1999 film essay Danghau Tung Chee-hwa Fatlok and argues that ... More


The Practice of Story-Telling

Peter Lamarque and Stein Haugom Olsen

in Truth, Fiction, and Literature: A Philosophical Perspective

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236818
eISBN:
9780191679377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236818.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter argues that some constraint on content is required for a work (or a story) to be fictional. The content must originate in a fictive utterance, not only in the sense that it is ... More


Fiction, Non-fiction, and the Film of Presumptive Assertion: A Conceptual Analysis

NoÈl Carroll

in Film Theory and Philosophy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159216
eISBN:
9780191673566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159216.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter attempts to define ‘films of presumptive assertion’. This is the proposed label for the field of film studies that has been typically labeled as documentary and non-fiction. The chapter ... More


Negotiating Dissidence: The Pioneering Women of Arab Documentary

Stefanie Van de Peer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696062
eISBN:
9781474434836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696062.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In spite of harsh censorship, conservative morals and a lack of investment, women documentarists in the Arab world have found ways to subtly negotiate dissidence in their films, something that is ... More


Mr Mills and Mr Boon, 1908–1913

Joseph McAleer

in Passion’s Fortune: The Story of Mills & Boon

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204558
eISBN:
9780191676345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204558.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

When Gerald Mills and Charles Boon decided to launch a new publishing house in 1908, they were two among many young entrepreneurs. The newcomers entered an industry dominated by a few large firms ... More


The Bubble Nearly Bursts, 1914–1928

Joseph McAleer

in Passion’s Fortune: The Story of Mills & Boon

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204558
eISBN:
9780191676345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204558.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

The story of Mills & Boon's next fifteen years is not nearly as rosy as that of the firm's first five years. The 1920s would bring a rapid decline in Mills & Boon's fortunes. At the end of the ... More


Imagination, Fantasy, and Sexual Desire 1

Cain Todd

in Art and Pornography: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199609581
eISBN:
9780191746260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609581.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

The starting point for this chapter is the idea that the appreciation of pornographic representations is heterogeneous. In particular, it makes a distinction between two different appreciative ... More


Cinema as Agent of Urban Change

Iván Villarmea Álvarez

in Documenting Cityscapes: Urban Change in Contemporary Non-Fiction Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174534
eISBN:
9780231850780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174534.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This concluding chapter argues that many non-fiction films are agents of urban change, because they ultimately convey a critical perception of late-capitalist urban planning in order to draw the ... More


The 1791 revolt and the borderland from below

Maria Cristina Fumagalli

in On the Edge: Writing the Border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381601
eISBN:
9781781382349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381601.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter analyses three autobiographical captivity narratives by white eyewitnesses who were taken prisoners by the rebels just after the slave revolt of 1791 and put them in dialogue with five ... More


The Missionary Novel in Decline, Mark Twain, and America’s Second Manifest Destiny

Albert H. Tricomi

in Missionary Positions: Evangelicalism and Empire in American Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035451
eISBN:
9780813039640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035451.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter outlines the decline of missionary novel in America and the rise of a kind of non-fiction which was written to meet the moment. The chapter references particularly Mark Twain's ... More


Henry James's Style of Retrospect: Late Personal Writings, 1890–1915

Oliver Herford

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198734802
eISBN:
9780191799310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198734802.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This book examines Henry James’s engagement with the writing of the recent past across the last twenty-five years of his life and analyses the changes his style underwent as he gradually turned from ... More


‘You Know How it Ends’: Metafiction and 9/11 in Windows on the World

Martin Randall

in 9/11 and the Literature of Terror

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638529
eISBN:
9780748651825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638529.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter studies Frederic Beigbeder's Windows on the World, which takes the most creative and ethical risks in dealing with the attacks. It considers the developing suggestion that fictional ... More


Memoirs and Memorials

Kenneth Millard

in Coming of Age in Contemporary American Fiction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621736
eISBN:
9780748651740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621736.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the last two coming-of-age novels, namely Dorothy Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina and Elizabeth Wurtzel's Prozac Nation. These two novels are first-person narratives of ... More


Documenting Cityscapes: Urban Change in Contemporary Non-Fiction Film

Iván Villarmea Álvarez

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174534
eISBN:
9780231850780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174534.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book explores the way the city has been depicted by non-fiction filmmakers since the late 1970s, paying particular attention to three aesthetic tendencies: documentary landscaping, urban ... More


Jocelyne Saab: Artistic-Journalistic Documentaries in Lebanese Times of War

Stefanie Van de Peer

in Negotiating Dissidence: The Pioneering Women of Arab Documentary

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696062
eISBN:
9781474434836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696062.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The second case study looks at Jocelyne Saab’s early work. She is well-known for fiction films Dunia, Kiss Me Not on the Eyes (2005) and What is Going On (2010). However, it is less well-known that ... More


“Unrivalled Charms”: Folklore, Nonfiction, and Lafcadio Hearn

Frank de Caro

in Folklore Recycled: Old Traditions in New Contexts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037641
eISBN:
9781617037658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037641.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter explores Lafcadio Hearn’s non-fiction folklore writing. Hearn wrote several non-fiction folklore books that detailed folk entities such as ghosts. When Hearn stayed in Japan, the ... More


Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the Journey From Within

Mary A. Hill

in A Very Different Story: Studies on the Fiction of Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853235910
eISBN:
9781781380420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235910.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the letters written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman to her second husband, Houghton Gilman, between 1897 and 1900. It considers the personal discourse Gilman created in her ... More


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