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Un-American Gothic: The Alien Invasion Narrative and Global Modernity

Paul A. Cantor

in The Invisible Hand in Popular Culture: Liberty vs. Authority in American Film and TV

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140827
eISBN:
9780813141299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140827.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Chapter Ten examines the development of a mode of un-American Gothic in alien invasion narratives on television, including The X-Files, Invasion, The Event, V, Fringe, and Falling Skies. These shows ... More


‘9/11’ and the noise of contemporary fiction

Rachel Sykes

in The Quiet Contemporary American Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526108876
eISBN:
9781526132444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526108876.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter engages with the problem of ‘event’ as a noisy narrative device and discusses the opposition of quiet texts to narratives written in the aftermath of 11 September 2001, an event that ... More


The Black Notebooks and Heidegger’s Writings on the Event (1936–1942)

Daniela Vallega-Neu

in Reading Heidegger's Black Notebooks 1931-1941

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034012
eISBN:
9780262334631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034012.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This Chapter traces the relation between Heidegger’s Black Notebooks between 1932 and 1941 and his non-public writings on the event between 1936 and 1941 (the latter starting with Contributions to ... More


Ron Artest: The Black Body at Rest (Alain Badiou)

Grant Farred

in In Motion, At Rest: The Event of the Athletic Body

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816650231
eISBN:
9781452946115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816650231.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Ron Artest commits a flagrant foul in an NBA game between the Indiana Pacers and the Detroit Pistons; after this incident, Artest chooses to lie supine on the scorer’s table, “provoking” (mainly ... More


Zinedine Zidane: Coup de Boule (Jacques Derrida)

Grant Farred

in In Motion, At Rest: The Event of the Athletic Body

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816650231
eISBN:
9781452946115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816650231.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

In the waning moments of the 2006 World Cup final in Berlin, between France and Italy, Zindine Zidane, the French captain, headbutted – the famed coup de boule – an Italian player who had insulted ... More


Eric Cantona: The Body in Motion (Gilles Deleuze)

Grant Farred

in In Motion, At Rest: The Event of the Athletic Body

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816650231
eISBN:
9781452946115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816650231.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

In January, 1995, Eric Cantona, after enduring a torrid time on the pitch in an English Premier League game, takes exception to the taunts of a xenophobic fan. After being sent off, Cantona launches ... More


In Motion, At Rest: The Event of the Athletic Body

Grant Farred

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816650231
eISBN:
9781452946115
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816650231.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Using the work of Alain Badiou, Gilles Deleuze and Jacques Derrida, “In Motion, At Rest: The Event of the Athletic Body,” explores three events in sport: Ron Artest in basketball and Eric Cantona and ... More


Streisand’s Cinema

Ethan Mordden

in On Streisand: An Opinionated Guide

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190651763
eISBN:
9780190931322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190651763.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Barbra Streisand’s movies, beginning with Funny Girl in 1968 followed by Hello, Dolly! a year later. A roadshow release, Funny Girl dropped eight of the numbers, including the ... More


Retrieving Chance: Neoliberalism, Finance Capitalism, and the Antinomies of Governmental Reason

Robyn Marasco

in The Intellectual Origins of the Global Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823249602
eISBN:
9780823250752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249602.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Greed is often demonized as a cause of the recent crisis. Marasco views this modern “value” not as a cause of the crash, but as a consequence endemic to our society. It is not greed for money and ... More


The Individuation of Action

Alvin I. Goldman

in Joint Ventures: Mindreading, Mirroring, and Embodied Cognition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199874187
eISBN:
9780190267674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199874187.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter explains the theory of act individuation initially through G. E. M. Anscombe's interpretation, which states that there is a natural ordering of the descriptions of actions. However, this ... More


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