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Cinema and Sensation: French Film and the Art of Transgression

Martine Beugnet

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620425
eISBN:
9780748670840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620425.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book looks at a much-debated phenomenon in contemporary cinema: the re-emergence of filmmaking practices – and, by extension, of theoretical approaches – that give precedence to cinema as the ... More


Introduction

Alison J. Murray Levine

in Vivre Ici: Space, Place and Experience in Contemporary French Documentary

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786940414
eISBN:
9781789629408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940414.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The central question in this book is how and why many French documentary films in the past twenty years counter the common caricature of documentary as a dry form of expository cinema and instead ... More


Planet

Alison J. Murray Levine

in Vivre Ici: Space, Place and Experience in Contemporary French Documentary

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786940414
eISBN:
9781789629408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940414.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines a cluster of high-budget French environmental documentaries that have brought unprecedented attention back to the wildlife genre by reinventing it. It pays particular attention ... More


I Am Collecting Beautiful Objects: Michel Gondry’s Taxidermy of Emotions

Jenny Pyke

in ReFocus: The Films of Michel Gondry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474456012
eISBN:
9781474490672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456012.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Continuing both the examination of the materiality of objects and the employment of frameworks from contemporary art, this chapter by Jenny Pyke uses a comparison with taxidermy as an art form to ... More


Acedia and David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King

Zuzanna Ladyga

in The Labour of Laziness in Twentieth-Century American Literature

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474442923
eISBN:
9781474477031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442923.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

David Foster Wallace’s novel The Pale King (2011) employs the trope of acedia as the mode of its literary subjectivity. The analysis in this chapter focuses on Wallace’s detailed study of ... More


. The Ethical Subject of New Media Communications

Dave Boothroyd

in Ethical Subjects in Contemporary Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748640096
eISBN:
9780748693795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640096.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Previous chapters have established the manner in which ethical subjectivity can be derived from a materialist phenomenology of sensate life with reference to embodiment. This chapter now challenges ... More


Haptic Modernism: Touch and the Tactile in Modernist Writing

Abbie Garrington

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748641741
eISBN:
9780748689118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641741.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Haptic Modernism offers the first substantial account of the representation of the haptic sense modality in literature of the modernist period. That modality combines touch, kinaesthesis (the body’s ... More


Time, in Theory

Matilda Mroz

in Temporality and Film Analysis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748643462
eISBN:
9780748676514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643462.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter outlines how writing on film has frequently privileged particular moments that can be extracted from the flow of a film's time; the temporal continuum of film emerges in much analysis, ... More


Miniature Pleasures: On Watching Films on an iPhone

Martine Beugnet

in Cinematicity in Media History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748676118
eISBN:
9780748695096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676118.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter, written by Martine Beugnet, responds to the common complaint that watching movies on a smartphone is ‘uncinematic’, and investigates precisely the cinematicity particular to such ... More


What Is Touch?

Matthew Fulkerson

in The First Sense: A Philosophical Study of Human Touch

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019965
eISBN:
9780262318471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019965.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter introduces some of the methodological and theoretical difficulties raised by the sense of touch. In particular, it introduces the idea that human touch is a complex form of awareness, ... More


Interface Layer

Benjamin H. Bratton

in The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029575
eISBN:
9780262330183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029575.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the fifth of six layers in The Stack, the Interface layer. The chapter outlines a typological history of interfaces, from the mechanical and the iconic to the haptic and the ... More


Carving Cameras: Antonioni’s Lo Sguardo di Michelangelo

Steven Jacobs

in Cinematic Intermediality: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474446341
eISBN:
9781474495233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474446341.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Dealing with Michelangelo’s famous 1513 statue of Moses, Antonioni’s 2004 short film Lo Sguardo di Michelangelo (literally The Gaze of Michelangelo) is an impressive meditation on the encounter ... More


The Touch of History: A Phenomenological Approach to 1960s Czech Cinema

David Sorfa

in The Cinematic Bodies of Eastern Europe and Russia: Between Pain and Pleasure

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474405140
eISBN:
9781474426718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405140.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The films of the Czechoslovak filmmakers, František Vláčil and Karel Kachyňa, employ distinctive formal features, such as shallow focus, action obscured by objects in the foreground and symmetrical ... More


Growth: Ode; Then, a Year; and Travis

E. Dawn Hall

in ReFocus: The Films of Kelly Reichardt

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474411127
eISBN:
9781474444620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411127.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses all three of Reichardt’s experimental short films. Each contain elements of feminist ideology highlighting a mixture of social and cultural tensions pulled from news headlines. ... More


Haptic Modernism

Abbie Garrington

in Haptic Modernism: Touch and the Tactile in Modernist Writing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748641741
eISBN:
9780748689118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641741.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This opening chapter begins with a reading of hand depictions in Sinclair Lewis’s Babbitt (1922), spinning off to consider the representation and importance of manicures and manicurists in modernist ... More


Dorothy Richardson and the Haptic Reader

Abbie Garrington

in Haptic Modernism: Touch and the Tactile in Modernist Writing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748641741
eISBN:
9780748689118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641741.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter attends to Dorothy Richardson’s early attempts at a phenomenology of film spectatorship, in her ‘Continuous Performance’ columns (1927-1933), and suggests that Richardson is prescient in ... More


The Testimony of Blind Men: Diderot’s Lettre

Mark Paterson

in Seeing with the Hands: Blindness, Vision and Touch After Descartes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474405317
eISBN:
9781474418614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405317.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In 1749 Diderot composed his celebrated Letter on the Blind that dealt directly with blindness and what the blind supposedly ‘see’. Diderot sought out the testimony of an actual blind man in the ... More


A Politics of Nearness: Uses of Montage and Haptics in Documenting Cultural Experiences of Communities of India

Aparna Sharma

in Female Authorship and the Documentary Image: Theory, Practice and Aesthetics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419444
eISBN:
9781474444682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419444.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The essay focuses on the applications, epistemological and political implications of montage and haptics in documentary practice. The author argues that documenting local cultures and cultural ... More


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