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Astonishment and the Fantastic in Live-Action Cinema

Eric S. Jenkins

in Special Affects: Cinema, Animation and the Translation of Consumer Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748695478
eISBN:
9781474406413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695478.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter traces the emergence of classical Hollywood cinema from the earlier practices often called the cinema of attractions. The chapter argues that the cinema of attractions attracted viewers ... More


The Laugh of Anansi: Why Science Fiction is Pertinent to Black Children’s Literature Pedagogy

Marleen S. Barr

in Black and Brown Planets: The Politics of Race in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628461237
eISBN:
9781626740686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461237.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Marleen Barr, in “The Laugh of Anansi: Why Science Fiction Is Pertinent to Black Children’s Literature Pedagogy,” illustrates why during the post-colonial moment the political elements of black ... More


Fantastic Cognition

Karin Kukkonen

in Cognitive Literary Science: Dialogues between Literature and Cognition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190496869
eISBN:
9780190496883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190496869.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

‘What role do art and neuroaesthetics play in disclosing mental models?’ asks Karl Friston in a (2013) review of a book on the interactions between the sciences and the humanities in Vienna around ... More


Magical Realism and the Fantastic

Eitan P. Fishbane

in The Art of Mystical Narrative: A Poetics of the Zohar

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199948635
eISBN:
9780190885489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199948635.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In this chapter we encounter the zoharic representation of reality as an enchanted realm, one in which miracles erupt in the ordinary stream of human events, where ordinary experience opens into an ... More


‘C’est justement qu’il n’y a rien!’: Introducing NDiayean Blankness

Andrew Asibong

in Marie NDiaye: Blankness and Recognition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319464
eISBN:
9781781380994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319464.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter presents some of the key contexts for understanding NDiaye’s mysterious deployment of ‘blankness’. It considers aspects of her biography and public persona, with particular reference to ... More


Metalepsis in Film and Its Implications

Dominic Lash

in The Cinema of Disorientation Inviting Confusions

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474462778
eISBN:
9781474490603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474462778.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter concentrates on the rhetorical figure of metalepsis as an important example of the ways that the two senses of confusion distinguished in the prospectus can intersect in narrative films. ... More


Latin American Gothic

Enrique Ajuria Ibarra

in Twenty-First-Century Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474440929
eISBN:
9781474477024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440929.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Recently, scholarly criticism has acknowledged the presence of the Gothic in Latin America, which should be distinguished from magic realism and the fantastic. Latin American Gothic evinces regional, ... More


Myth and the Fantastic in the Work of Junot Díaz

Justine McConnell

in Classicisms in the Black Atlantic

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198814122
eISBN:
9780191851780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814122.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the ways in which Junot Díaz draws on ancient Greek myth in two of his works, Drown (1996) and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007). Placing Greek myth alongside the ... More


Games Without Frontiers: The Representation of Politics and The Politics of Representation in Schuiten and Peeters’S La FrontiÈRe Invisible

Fabrice Leroy

in History and Politics in French-Language Comics and Graphic Novels

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604730043
eISBN:
9781604737615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604730043.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter analyzes La frontière invisible (The Invisible Frontier), a two-volume installment of “Les cités obscures” (Cities of the Fantastic), a series of graphic novels by Benoît Peeters and ... More


Lectures on the Philosophy of Fine Art

Aakash Singh Rathore and Rimina Mohapatra

in Hegel's India: A Reinterpretation, with Texts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199468270
eISBN:
9780199087464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199468270.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

In this chapter Hegel interrogates what constitutes the beautiful in Indian art, and suggests that it delves in the symbolic, or the fantastic, namely, products of sublime imagination— which forms ... More


Conclusion: Between the Machine and the Event: Film Comedy

Ryan Bishop

in Comedy and Cultural Critique in American Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748643073
eISBN:
9780748689071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643073.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This concluding chapter provides a meditation on the ontological status of cinema in light of its intermedial history and engagement with technological developments from the late 19th to early 21st ... More


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