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Polynesia Is a Project, Not a Place: Polynesian Proximities to Whiteness in Cloud Atlas and Beyond

Maile Arvin

in Beyond Ethnicity: New Politics of Race in Hawai'i

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780824869885
eISBN:
9780824877859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824869885.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the Western idea that Polynesians are an almost white race and the significant ideological work this racial construction does for naturalizing both settler colonialism and white ... More


The World Begins Its Turn with You, or How David Mitchell's Novels Think

Berthold Schoene

in The Cosmopolitan Novel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638154
eISBN:
9780748651795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638154.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter takes a look at David Mitchell, his writing and his works, showing that Mitchell's writing outlines human existence both transterritorially and as determined by locally specific ... More


Interview with Lana Wachowski

Cáel M. Keegan

in Lana and Lilly Wachowski

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042126
eISBN:
9780252050879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042126.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this original, in-person interview with Cáel M. Keegan, Lana Wachowski discusses her filmmaking career as a transgender and queer writer and director. Topics covered include Sense8’s cancellation ... More


Genres within Genres within Genres: Nested Narrative and Metalepsis

Dominic Lash

in The Cinema of Disorientation: Inviting Confusions

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474462778
eISBN:
9781474490603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474462778.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the relationship between genre and orientation by means of studies of two films with heavily nested narratives that are distinguished by genre: Cloud Atlas (Tom Tykwer, Lana ... More


Twenty-First-Century Excess: Levels of Narration in Contemporary Fiction

Ben Masters

in Novel Style: Ethics and Excess in English Fiction since the 1960s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198766148
eISBN:
9780191820731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198766148.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Criticism/Theory

This chapter evaluates the legacy of Burgess, Carter, and Amis by examining the work of a new generation of excessive English stylists, including Zadie Smith, Nicola Barker, and David Mitchell. It ... More


The Myth of Scotland as Nowhere in Particular

John Marmysz

in Cinematic Nihilism: Encounters, Confrontations, Overcomings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474424561
eISBN:
9781474438421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424561.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter a cinematic phenomenon is examined involving a crop of movies – including Prometheus, The Dark Knight Rises, Perfect Sense, Under the Skin, World War Z, and Cloud Atlas – set or ... More


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