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‘Some Really Raging Peculiarity’: Female Fetishism in The Little Girls

Patricia Juliana Smith

in Elizabeth Bowen: Theory, Thought and Things

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474458641
eISBN:
9781474477147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474458641.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter shows that many of Bowen’s female characters have curious relationships with inanimate objects, endowing them with special powers or personal attributes. The pattern of these relations, ... More


Contexts of the Aesthetic

Alexander Gelley

in Benjamin's Passages: Dreaming, Awakening

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262564
eISBN:
9780823266562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262564.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The problem of philosophical aesthetics may be formulated in a double sense: What justifies the privileged access of art to truth? What constitutes the historicity of art’s “configurational” status? ... More


Photogénie from Renoir to Gance to Renoir

Jesse Matz

in Lasting Impressions: The Legacies of Impressionism in Contemporary Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231164061
eISBN:
9780231543057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164061.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

French Impressionist Cinema, explained as fetishized version of the way filmic meaning was expected to “emerge” from moving photography, focusing on Abel Gance's 1922 film La Roue as well as works by ... More


Parody and History in Late Tokugawa Culture

Katsuya Hirano

in The Politics of Dialogic Imagination: Power and Popular Culture in Early Modern Japan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226060422
eISBN:
9780226060736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226060736.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 2 shifts the focus from tragedy to a new literary and artistic form, parody. Although tragedy continued to be a popular genre among townspeople, parody became a more prevalent form of ... More


Idolatry Nietzsche, Blake, and Poussin

W. J. T. Mitchell

in Things: Religion and the Question of Materiality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239450
eISBN:
9780823239498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239450.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter addresses the difficult relationship between words and images, as religiously encoded in the Second Commandment (“You shall not make for yourself a graven image”) and as inscribed at the ... More


Alienation: A Foundational Concept

Daniel O. Sayers

in A Desolate Place for a Defiant People: The Archaeology of Maroons, Indigenous Americans, and Enslaved Laborers in the Great Dismal Swamp

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060187
eISBN:
9780813050607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060187.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Chapter 2 lays out the various dimensions of Karl Marx’s conceptualization of alienation that are used in the analysis of the pre–Civil War people of the Great Dismal Swamp. It is argued that the ... More


Mutual Affection-Images and Daydreaming Consumers

Eric S. Jenkins

in Special Affects: Cinema, Animation and the Translation of Consumer Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748695478
eISBN:
9781474406413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695478.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes Disney's full-length features to illustrate how Disney develops mutual affection-images as interfaces for the mode of animistic mimesis. It is in these mutual affection-images ... More


Arousal: Graphic Encounters

Aaron Michael Kerner and Jonathan L. Knapp

in Extreme Cinema: Affective Strategies in Transnational Media

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402903
eISBN:
9781474422000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402903.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the inclusion of graphic sexual content in post-millennial cinema. Art films have increasingly incorporated scenes of unsimulated, hardcore sex acts—traditionally associated ... More


Viridiana: The World, the Flesh, and the Devil

Alejandro Yarza

in The Making and Unmaking of Francoist Kitsch Cinema: From Raza to Pan's Labyrinth

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748699247
eISBN:
9781474444729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699247.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Viridiana is a critically acclaimed film directed in 1961 (made with special permission by Franco himself) by world-renowned director Luis Buñuel. Buñuel’s film was the official entry representing ... More


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