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A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the Catholic Imagination

Michael P. Murphy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195333527
eISBN:
9780199868896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333527.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The turn of the millennium has brought with it a vigorous revival in the interdisciplinary study of theology and art. The notion of a Catholic imagination, however, as a specific category of ... More


 Locating Difference: Theological Imagination, Narrative Expression, and Critical Discourse

Michael Patrick Murphy

in A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195333527
eISBN:
9780199868896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333527.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In addition to laying out a general groundwork for the Catholic imagination as a critical lens—and suggesting a variety of ways that the work of Hans Urs von Balthasar aids critics in articulating ... More


  Breaking the Waves: The Cry That Finds the Ear of the Heart

Michael Patrick Murphy

in A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195333527
eISBN:
9780199868896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333527.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 4 isolates several essential aspects of Balthasar's theodramatic theory and discusses how they “play” in and through Lars von Trier's dramatic film Breaking the Waves (1996), the first ... More


New Punk Cinema

Nicholas Rombes (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620340
eISBN:
9780748671052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620340.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book examines a new breed of film that is indebted to the punk spirit of experimentation, do-it-yourself ethos, and an uneasy, often defiant relationship with the mainstream. An array of ... More


Reform: Giselbert, the Liudolfings, and Robert of Trier

JOHN NIGHTINGALE

in Monasteries and Patrons in the Gorze Reform: Lotharingia c.850-1000

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208358
eISBN:
9780191716645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208358.003.0017
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The monastic reform of 934 has been considered by historians as a watershed in the history of the abbey of Saint-Maximin. In attempting to detect the causes of reform they have tended to argue for ... More


One Amongst Many: The Ethical Significance of Antigone and the Films of Lars Von Trier

Calum Neill

in Interrogating Antigone in Postmodern Philosophy and Criticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199559213
eISBN:
9780191594403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559213.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Like Sophocles' Antigone, the work of Lars von Trier is often called upon to illustrate a point regarding ethics. Among those who so use these works are many Lacanians, such as Žižek, and, indeed, ... More


Structuralist Semantics

Dirk Geeraerts

in Theories of Lexical Semantics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198700302
eISBN:
9780191706288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198700302.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

The second chapter describes structuralist semantics. Taking its inspiration from De Saussure, structuralist semantics (from 1930 onwards) rejects the atomistic approach of historical‐philological ... More


The Feel-Bad Film

Nikolaj Lübecker

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748697977
eISBN:
9781474412209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697977.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In recent years some of the most innovative European and American directors have made films that place the spectator in a position of intense discomfort: Feel-Bad Films. Systematically manipulating ... More


The Solomon bar Simson Chronicle: The Trier and Cologne Units

Robert Chazan

in God, Humanity, and History: The Hebrew First Crusade Narratives

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520221277
eISBN:
9780520923959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221277.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter provides a third and final discussion on the Solomon bar Simson Chronicle, in which it analyzes the objectives and characteristics of two independent units: the reports on events in ... More


Lars von Trier

Linda Badley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252035913
eISBN:
9780252095429
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252035913.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Scandinavia's foremost living auteur and the catalyst of the Dogme 95 movement, Lars von Trier is arguably world cinema's most confrontational and polarizing figure. Willfully devastating audiences, ... More


All Thoughts Are Equal: Laruelle and Nonhuman Philosophy

John Ó Maoilearca

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816697342
eISBN:
9781452952291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697342.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

All Thoughts Are Equal is an introduction to the work of French philosopher François Laruelle and an experiment in nonhuman thinking. For Laruelle, standard forms of philosophy continue to dominate ... 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


Expansion

Honey Meconi

in Hildegard of Bingen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252033155
eISBN:
9780252050725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252033155.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The expansion of Hildegard’s world and influence is the subject of this chapter. It describes the numerous preaching tours she undertook and her close relationship with Trier, with special attention ... More


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

Bonnie Honig and Lori J. Marso (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190600181
eISBN:
9780190600211
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600181.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

Lars von Trier’s intense, disturbing, and sometimes funny films have led many to condemn him as misogynist or misanthropic. The same films inspire this collection’s reflections on how our fears and ... More


An Invitation from Lars von Trier

Bonnie Honig and Lori J. Marso

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/9780190600181.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter presents an interview with Lars von Trier by the Danish journalist Martin Krasnik. The interview took place in von Trier’s home in Brede, a small town just outside Copenhagen. It was ... More


Lars von Trier: Provocation, Condemnation and Confrontation

Simon Hobbs

in Cultivating Extreme Art Cinema: Text, Paratext and Home Video Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474427371
eISBN:
9781474453554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427371.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Lars von Trier role as a provocateur, although well established, is central to his paratextuality. Approaching his performances in the film festival space as additional paratexts, the chapter shows ... More


The New Extremism in Cinema: From France to Europe

Tanya C Horeck and Tina Kendall

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641604
eISBN:
9780748651221
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641604.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Explosive images of sex and violence in films by directors such as Catherine Breillat, Gaspar Noé, Michael Haneke and Lars von Trier have attracted media attention for the ways in which they seek to ... More


Lars von Trier's Dogville: A Feel-Bad Film

Nikolaj Lübecker

in The New Extremism in Cinema: From France to Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641604
eISBN:
9780748651221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641604.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on Lars von Trier's Dogville (Denmark, 2003) and argues that the film is really all about the spectator. More precisely, it is a film that seeks to manipulate the spectator and ... More


On the Unwatchable

Asbjørn Grønstad

in The New Extremism in Cinema: From France to Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641604
eISBN:
9780748651221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641604.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the notion of the ‘unwatchable’ in relation to a roughly decade-long cycle of art films that compel us to rethink the notions of spectatorship, desire, and ethics. The films of ... More


Denmark

Mette Hjort and Duncan Petrie

in The Cinema of Small Nations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625369
eISBN:
9780748671151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625369.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the factors that have allowed Danish film professionals to produce a leading small national cinema over the past few decades. Cultural policy and artistic leadership are seen as ... More


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