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Dialogue

Lu Xiao

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028122
eISBN:
9789882206816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028122.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

What forces continue to oppress and restrain women artists in contemporary China? Some powerful answers are provided in this fictional memoir of an author who played an important role in the ... More


Regarding the Real: Cinema, documentary, and the visual arts

Des O'Rawe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099663
eISBN:
9781526104137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099663.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Regarding the real: cinema, documentary, and the visual arts develops an approach to the study of documentary film focussing on its aesthetic and cultural relations to the modern visual arts, ... More


The Last Snapshot of the British Intelligentsia: Documentary, Mass-Observation, and the Fate of the Liberal Avant-Garde

Thomas S. Davis

in The Extinct Scene: Late Modernism and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231169424
eISBN:
9780231537889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169424.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that documentary aesthetics turn to everyday life in order to create works that promoted the norms and values of the British liberal state during its period of greatest distress.


Somewhere in the city

Des O’Rawe

in Regarding the Real: Cinema, documentary, and the visual arts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099663
eISBN:
9781526104137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099663.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In Joseph Cornell’s New York films from the 1950s, documentary forms shift between realism and symbolism, materiality and mystery. This chapter emphasizes several converging critical contexts for the ... More


Kathy Acker: Writing the Impossible

Georgina Colby

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748683505
eISBN:
9781474426930
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683505.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Kathy Acker’s body of work is one of the most significant collections of experimental writing in English. In Kathy Acker: Writing the Impossible, Georgina Colby explores the compositional processes ... More


American Avant-Garde Cinema's Philosophy of the In-Between

Rebecca A. Sheehan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190949709
eISBN:
9780190949747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949709.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Can films philosophize rather than simply represent philosophical ideas developed outside the cinematic medium? Taking up this question crucial to the field of film-philosophy, this book argues that ... More


Brecht in Hong Kong: Evans Chan’s The Life and Times of Wu Zhong Xian

Gina Marchetti

in Postcolonialism, Diaspora, and Alternative Histories: The Cinema of Evans Chan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789888208166
eISBN:
9789888313488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208166.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Techniques associated with Bertolt Brecht surface in many of Evans Chan’s films. The Life and Times of Wu Zhongxian is perhaps the clearest and most self-conscious illustration of this interest. In ... More


Sound and Vision: The Artistry of Margaret Leng Tan and Evans Chan in Sorceress of the New Piano, Makrokosmos I & II, and The Maverick Piano

Michael Ingham

in Postcolonialism, Diaspora, and Alternative Histories: The Cinema of Evans Chan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789888208166
eISBN:
9789888313488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208166.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Written in the light of theories of cinematic sound and musical composition, this essay examines the four documentaries Evans Chan has filmed about the work of the pianist Margaret Leng Tan. Like ... More


A Window onto the East: Baku’s Avant-garde Poetics and the Translatio Imperii

Leah Feldman

in On the Threshold of Eurasia: Revolutionary Poetics in the Caucasus

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501726507
eISBN:
9781501726514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501726507.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter shifts to the immediate post-revolutionary moment to discuss the beginnings of the Soviet consolidation of the empire. In particular, it takes up the construction of an idea of an ... More


Tom McCarthy

Daniel Lea

in Twenty-First-Century Fiction: Contemporary British Voices

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719081491
eISBN:
9781526121097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081491.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter explores the writing of Tom McCarthy and situates him as one of the exciting experimental voices of contemporary British writing that is seeking to explore the limits and tolerances of ... More


Catherine Walsh: A Poetics of Flux

Lucy Collins

in Contemporary Irish Women Poets: Memory and Estrangement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781781381878
eISBN:
9781781382271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381878.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Catherine Walsh is the most significant woman amongst Irish avant-garde poets, best known for her long poems in experimental form. Throughout her career to date she has engaged with the intersection ... More


Vanishing Subtitles: The Invisible Cinema (1970–4)

Tessa Dwyer

in Speaking in Subtitles: Revaluing Screen Translation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474410946
eISBN:
9781474434720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410946.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This case-study chapter focuses on the blanket rejection of both subtitling and dubbing at New York’s short-lived Invisible Cinema, established by Anthology Film Archives in the early 1970s. In ... More


Losing the Ground: Chance, Transparency, and Cinematic Space, 1948–1958

Richard H. Brown

in Through The Looking Glass: John Cage and Avant-Garde Film

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190628079
eISBN:
9780190628116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190628079.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter centers on the relationships between acoustic projection and cinematic space. I start with Cage’s rhetoric on the medium of magnetic tape as the second transformation of sound ... More


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