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Postfeminist Whiteness: Problematising Melancholic Burden in Contemporary Hollywood

Kendra Marston

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474430296
eISBN:
9781474453608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430296.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book is the first extended study into the politics of whiteness inherent within postfeminist popular cinema. It analyses a selection of Hollywood films dating from the turn of the millennium, ... More


Critical Theory and Feeling: The Affective Politics of the Early Frankfurt School

Simon Mussell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526105707
eISBN:
9781526132253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526105707.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The book provides a new perspective on the early work of the Frankfurt School, by focusing on the vital role that affect and feeling play in the development of critical theory. Building on ... More


Melancholia, or The After-All

Peter Szendy

in Apocalypse-Cinema: 2012 and Other Ends of the World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264803
eISBN:
9780823266845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264803.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that Lars von Trier's Melancholia (2011) is and may perhaps forever be the only rigorously apocalyptic film in the history of cinema. Before Melancholia there were already movies ... More


Rituals, Mourning, and Grief

Harriet E. H. Earle

in Comics, Trauma, and the New Art of War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812469
eISBN:
9781496812506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812469.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Chapter two begins with the contention that conflict texts are all, to some extent, texts of mourning and traumatic grief, rather than violence and traumatic experience. Using Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’s ... More


Feeling blue: melancholic dispositions and conscious unhappiness

Simon Mussell

in Critical Theory and Feeling: The Affective Politics of the Early Frankfurt School

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526105707
eISBN:
9781526132253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526105707.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 2 begins by looking at how medical and cultural histories of melancholy and unhappiness have traditionally defined and diagnosed such feelings as negative, unhealthy, and undesirable, even ... More


There’s Magic in the Air

Nicholas Mee

in Celestial Tapestry: The Warp and Weft of Art and Mathematics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198851950
eISBN:
9780191886690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851950.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Carl Friedrich Gauss showed remarkable mathematical ability from a young age. As a child he found a formula for calculating the sum of sequences of consecutive numbers, a type of arithmetic ... More


Saturn

Anna Katharina Schaffner

in Exhaustion: A History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231172301
eISBN:
9780231538855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172301.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The Renaissance scholar Marsilio Ficino believed that the symptoms of exhaustion were caused by planetary movements. Mixing medical, Neo-Platonic and astrological cures, Ficino tried to enlist the ... More


Introduction: Landscape and Subjectivity—Imagining England at the End of the Twentieth Century

David Anderson

in Landscape and Subjectivity in the Work of Patrick Keiller, W.G. Sebald, and Iain Sinclair

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198847199
eISBN:
9780191882104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847199.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The introduction commences with a ‘detour’ into the history of landscape art and the picturesque, suggesting ways that this mode pre-empted what may seem like more modern ideas about the interference ... More


A Vagrant Sensibility: Patrick Keiller’s Robinson Films

David Anderson

in Landscape and Subjectivity in the Work of Patrick Keiller, W.G. Sebald, and Iain Sinclair

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198847199
eISBN:
9780191882104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847199.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The second chapter, ‘A Vagrant Sensibility: Patrick Keiller’s Robinson Films’, casts new light on Keiller’s later work, partly by considering it in relation to the idea of ‘left-wing melancholy’ and ... More


Lovers in Time: An Essay Film of Contested Memories

Thomas Elsaesser and Agnieszka Piotrowska

in World Cinema and the Essay Film: Transnational Perspectives on a Global Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474429245
eISBN:
9781474464772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429245.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter is in two parts – part one is by Thomas Elsaesser commenting on the unstable form of the essay film and making the case for practice based research to count as an essayistic form, ... More


Trauma, Memory and the Political

Kate Schick

in Gillian Rose: A Good Enough Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748639847
eISBN:
9780748676675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639847.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter interrogates the question of how we should think about and respond to historical trauma. It argues that predominant responses to trauma in theory and practice are melancholic and eschew ... More


Epilogue Disassembling Melancholy

Drew Daniel

in The Melancholy Assemblage: Affect and Epistemology in the English Renaissance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251278
eISBN:
9780823252701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251278.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores the question of melancholy as “matter,” explains how and why melancholy still matters, and where it continues to circulate. It first reviews the various definitions of the ... More


Evils of Representation in Europa and Melancholia

Joshua Foa Dienstag

in Politics, Theory, and Film: Critical Encounters with Lars von Trier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190600181
eISBN:
9780190600211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600181.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter argues that von Trier’s response to the problem of evil and his cinematic style have evolved along with his views on representation. Once committed to the rejection of all cinematic ... More


Black Suns and a Bright Planet: Melancholia

Thomas Elsaesser

in Politics, Theory, and Film: Critical Encounters with Lars von Trier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190600181
eISBN:
9780190600211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600181.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter uses Melancholia as a case study for two related issues. First, it aligns a typically European “sense of an ending”—about the sustainability of a certain way of life—with epochal shifts ... More


“Out Like a Lion”: Melancholia

Bonnie Honig

in Politics, Theory, and Film: Critical Encounters with Lars von Trier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190600181
eISBN:
9780190600211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600181.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter treats von Trier’s Melancholia as a reception of Euripides’ Bacchae, a world-ending tragedy in which women leave their work to worship a hypnotic foreign god and are bewitched by strange ... More


The Gravity of Melancholia

Christopher Peterson

in Politics, Theory, and Film: Critical Encounters with Lars von Trier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190600181
eISBN:
9780190600211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600181.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter gives a reading of von Trier’s Melancholia with Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity. Gravity as a physical force and melancholia as a psychological force are compared and contrasted throughout; in ... More


Melancholia and US

William E. Connolly

in Politics, Theory, and Film: Critical Encounters with Lars von Trier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190600181
eISBN:
9780190600211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600181.003.0019
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter further explores the themes of attachment in Melancholia. This film dramatizes a sense that humanity matters immensely, chastising the antihumanist impulse of some recent theory, while ... More


The (Un)Buried Life: Death in the Modern Necropolis

Haewon Hwang

in London's Underground Spaces: Representing the Victorian City, 1840-1915

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748676071
eISBN:
9780748693818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676071.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

From tunnels and transport networks that intimately connect urban dwellers, the next subterranean structure that radically reconfigures the socio-spatial dynamics of the city is the urban cemetery. ... More


Pause, for Inventory (the “Apo”)

Peter Szendy

in Apocalypse-Cinema: 2012 and Other Ends of the World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264803
eISBN:
9780823266845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264803.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter begins by discussing how Nietzsche, like Kant, also imagined a scene for the end of the world through glaciation. It then turns to the apocalyptic genre, arguing that the end of a ... More


The Blob, or The Bubble

Peter Szendy

in Apocalypse-Cinema: 2012 and Other Ends of the World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264803
eISBN:
9780823266845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264803.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses how bubble structures—the blob in The Blob (Irvin Yeaworth, 1958), the hologram in Escape from L.A. (John Carpenter, 1996), the submarine in On the Beach (Stanley Kramer, ... More


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