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Conclusion: China’s Luckless but Hopeful Angels of History

Qi Wang

in Memory, Subjectivity and Independent Chinese Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748692330
eISBN:
9781474406390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692330.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The conclusion provides an analysis of the contradictory conflation of stylistic excess and thematic obscuration in Jiang Wen’s film, The Sun Also Rises. In its juxtaposition of hyperactivity and ... More


Décalage Permanent: Jean-Philippe Toussaint’s Fuir

Joshua Armstrong

in Maps and Territories: Global Positioning in the Contemporary French Novel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786942012
eISBN:
9781789629897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786942012.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter turns to Jean-Philippe Toussaint’s Fuir [Running Away] (Prix Médicis, 2005), which takes place in the overcrowded and fever-pitched territories of industrial hubs of Shanghai and Beijing ... More


The Price of the Modern: Walter Benjamin and Counterfactuals

Christopher Prendergast

in Tradition, Translation, Trauma: The Classic and the Modern

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199554591
eISBN:
9780191808258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199554591.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents a reading of Walter Benjamin’s ‘Theses on the Philosophy of History’. It highlights two aspects, both relating to the more general topic of the price of the modern, and which ... More


Conclusion

Joshua Armstrong

in Maps and Territories: Global Positioning in the Contemporary French Novel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786942012
eISBN:
9781789629897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786942012.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Conclusion summarizes the most prominent aspects of the spatial crisis of globalized capitalism, as these have been encountered in the corpus. It draws parallels between these and current ... More


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