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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


The Passing of the Canon

Geoffrey Hartman

in Pleasure and Change: The Aesthetics of Canon

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195309355
eISBN:
9780199850860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309355.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the response of Geoffrey Hartman to Frank Kermode's lectures. Hartman questions the role of pleasure set forth by Kermode. He criticizes the use of the term pleasure as ... More


On the Comments of the Discussants

Frank Kermode

in Pleasure and Change: The Aesthetics of Canon

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195309355
eISBN:
9780199850860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309355.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This concluding chapter focuses on Frank Kermode's response to the comments on his lectures on pleasure and change. It begins with Kermode's expression of gratitude to Geoffrey Hartman, John ... More


The Problem with Pleasure: Modernism and Its Discontents

Laura Frost

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152723
eISBN:
9780231526463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152723.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Aldous Huxley decried “the horrors of modern pleasure,” or the proliferation of mass produced, widely accessible entertainment that could degrade or dull the mind. He and his contemporaries, ... More


Introduction: The Repudiation of Pleasure

Laura Frost

in The Problem with Pleasure: Modernism and Its Discontents

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152723
eISBN:
9780231526463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152723.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book explores the interwar debate about pleasure and the rise of unpleasure, with particular emphasis on how pleasure is reconceptualized in modernist literature. Focusing on stimulants as ... More


James Joyce and the Scent of Modernity

Laura Frost

in The Problem with Pleasure: Modernism and Its Discontents

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152723
eISBN:
9780231526463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152723.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines how James Joyce deploys scent, and particularly perfume, as a means of expanding the conventional boundaries of what is “scentually” appealing to include the repulsive and the ... More


Huxley’s Feelies: Engineered Pleasure in Brave New World

Laura Frost

in The Problem with Pleasure: Modernism and Its Discontents

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152723
eISBN:
9780231526463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152723.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the intricate balance of pleasure and unpleasure in Aldous Huxley's novel, Brave New World. In particular, it considers the dense composite of references around the “feelies” in ... More


Blondes Have More Fun: Anita Loos and the Language of Silent Cinema

Laura Frost

in The Problem with Pleasure: Modernism and Its Discontents

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152723
eISBN:
9780231526463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152723.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter offers a reading of Anita Loos's 1925 novel Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, with particular emphasis on its creation of a distinct style that incorporates the kinds of linguistic projects ... More


Coda: Modernism’s Afterlife in the Age of Prosthetic Pleasure

Laura Frost

in The Problem with Pleasure: Modernism and Its Discontents

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152723
eISBN:
9780231526463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152723.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This coda focuses on the legacy of modernism's anxiety about and hierarchization of pleasure by offering a reading of David Foster Wallace's 1996 novel Infinite Jest. Since his death in 2008, critics ... More


The Impasse of Pleasure: Patrick Hamilton and Jean Rhys

Laura Frost

in The Problem with Pleasure: Modernism and Its Discontents

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152723
eISBN:
9780231526463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152723.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores pleasure—of an idiosyncratic texture—as a dominant theme in the interwar fictions of Patrick Hamilton and Jean Rhys. It considers how Hamilton and Rhys deploy several common ... More


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