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The Suffering Spectator?: in Antichrist Nymphomaniac

Rosalind Galt

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/9780190600181.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter argues that the structures of spectatorial complicity offered in von Trier’s films illustrate how entwined cinema, sexuality, and the political can be. It examines how Antichrist and ... More


The Nymph Shoots Back

Lynne Huffer

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/9780190600181.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter focuses on the gendered structure of Nymphomaniac’s passionate ambivalence and agonistic dénouement. It begins with Nymphomaniac’s dialogic narrative frame as a sexually differentiated ... More


Monstrous Masses: The Human Body as Raw Material

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/9781474424561.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines The Human Centipede, Nymphomaniac, and Videodrome; films that push the boundaries of human objectification. The chapter draws on the works of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and ... More


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