Examines meanings and functions of narrative in film. One of the great excitement of this book is the way that the perspective it obtains enables an entirely fresh look at the whole question of film, and politics.
Author: Fredric Jameson
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Examines meanings and functions of narrative in film.
The Victorian Geopolitical Aesthetic explores some of the most influential realist authors of the nineteenth century, explaining the origins of these powerful novelistic experiments in the expansion of empire and the globalization of ...
Author: Lauren M. E. Goodlad
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
How did realist fiction alter in the effort to craft forms and genres receptive to the dynamism of an expanding empire and globalizing world? Do these nineteenth-century variations on the "geopolitical aesthetic" continue to resonate today? Crossing literary criticism, political theory, and longue duree history, The Victorian Geopolitical Aesthetic explores these questions from the standpoint of mid-nineteenth-century novelists such as Wilkie Collins, George Eliot, Gustave Flaubert, and Anthony Trollope as well as successors including E. M. Forster and the creators of recent television serials. By looking at the category of "sovereignty" at multiple scales and in diverse formal, geographic, and historical contexts, Lauren M. E. Goodlad shows that the ideological crucible for "high" realism was not a hegemonic liberalism. It was, rather, a clash of modern liberal ideals struggling to distintricate themselves from a powerful conservative vision of empire while striving to negotiate the inequalities of power along lines of race, gender, nationality, and ethnicity which a supposedly universalistic liberalism had helped to generate. The material occasion for the mid-Victorian era's rich realist experiments was, thus, the transition from an informal empire of trade that could be celebrated as "liberal" to a neo-feudal imperialism that only Tories could warmly embrace. In this way the book places realism's "geopolitical aesthetic" at the heart of recurring modern experiences of breached sovereignty, forgotten history, and subjective exile. The Coda, titled "The Way We Historicize Now", concludes the book with connections to recent debates about "surface reading", "distant reading" and the hermeneutics of suspicion.
... le pouvoir et la réalité du monde' ['conscious of representing power and the
real world'] (246, 153). With their shadowy demeanor, these men, embodying
Fredric Jameson's geopolitical aesthetic, stand in for totalized corporate 'power'
Author: Joshua Armstrong
The rapidity of postwar globalization and the structural changes it has brought to both social and spatial aspects of everyday life has meant, in France as elsewhere, the destabilizing of senses of place, identity, and belonging, as once familiar, local environments are increasingly de-localized and made porous to global trends and planetary preoccupations. Maps and Territories identifies such preoccupations as a fundamental underlying impetus for the contemporary French novel. Indeed, like France itself, the protagonists of its best fiction are constantly called upon to renegotiate their identity in order to maintain any sense of belonging within the troubled territories they call home. Maps and Territories reads today's French novel for how it re-maps such territories, and for how it positions its protagonists vis-à-vis the pressures of globalization, uncovering previously unseen affinities amongst, and offering fresh readings of - and offering exciting new perspectives on - a diverse set of authors: namely, Michel Houellebecq, Chloé Delaume, Lydie Salvayre, Jean-Philippe Toussaint, Virginie Despentes, Philippe Vasset, Jean Rolin, and Marie Darrieussecq. In the process, it sets the literary works into dialogue with a range of today's most influential theorists of postmodernity and globalization, including Paul Virilio, Marc Augé, Peter Sloterdijk, Bruno Latour, Fredric Jameson, Edward Casey, David Harvey, and Ursula K. Heise.
To downplay the risk of his implicit alignment of the aesthetic and ideology , he
quickly then emphasizes the status of the ... of a particular phase in the history of
capitalism , but also in several chapters of The Geopolitical Aesthetic ( see pp .
Author: John Mowitt
A reading of Theory that in tracing when and where Theory arises in the event of reading, proposes how Theory might best be handled in the context of higher education today.
For example, at about the same time that these essays were collected and sent to
the publisher, Fredric jameson's The Geopolitical Aesthetic: Cinema and Space
in the World System (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1992) was ...
Author: Stuart C. Aitken
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
'Nowhere has such a fine collection of essays argued so forcefully on the power of film to shape and mediate human experiences of place and environment.'-Kenneth E. Foote, The University of Texas at Austin
Film Quarterly , summer , 1993 , Christopher Sharrett , review of The Geopolitical
Aesthetic , pp . 39 - 41 . French Review , April , 1992 , Naomi Green , review of
Signatures of the Visible , pp . 845 - 846 . Journal of Asian Studies , May , 2000 ...
Author: Gale Cengage Publishing
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.
He sees functioning in these films a geopolitical aesthetic within which particular
textual processes , in particular narrative and allegory , move their audience
toward a recognition of the « reification and commodification that have become
Author: Isabel Santaolalla
Publisher: Prensas Universitarias Universidad de Zaragoza
El presente volumen incluye una amplia variedad de artículos sobre la figura de Luis Buñuel (1900-1983), escritos por algunos de los especialistas más prominentes dentro del mundo de los estudios fímicos. Se trata de una colección única, que por primera vez recoge en un mismo volumen trabajos en español, francés e inglés. Tal decisión no sólo supone una muestra de respeto hacia los tres idiomas en los que se expresó Buñuel, sino que es también una forma de poner en evidencia el reconocimiento que su obra ha tenido y tiene en los entornos francófono y anglófono, además del hispano. Este libro nace con la ambición de abarcar la totalidad del trabajo de Buñuel, principalmente sus películas, pero también sus escritos. Cuenta, además, con capítulos que abordan cuestiones biográficas, como las relaciones de Buñuel con otros cineastas de la época, o con escritores y artistas. El Buñuel que emerge de estas páginas confirma el hecho de que el director aragonés sigue siendo uno de los cineastas más famosos e influyentes del siglo XX. Los capítulos aquí reunidos dan cuenta de todas las fases de su carrera: la primera etapa surrealista, sus colaboraciones con Dalí, su amistad con Lorca y con otros autores coetáneos, su trabajo en Filmófono, los años del exilio y la fase tardía y más internacional. En distitntas contribuciones se concede importancia a la forma, la ideología, la temática, las "películas alimenticias" de su periodo mexicano y las más personales y artísticas, consideradas su legado más universal y perdurable.
Jameson , F . ( 1992 ) The Geopolitical Aesthetic . Cinema and Space in the
World System . Bloomington and Indianapolis : Indiana University Press . Jensen
, K . ( 1995 ) The Social Semiotics of Mass Communication . London : Sage .
Author: Ullamaija Kivikuru
Publisher: Nordiskt Informationscenter for
Gennem indledende refleksioner omkring medier, kultur og etnicitet efterfulgt af case studier, analyseres og identificeres nogle af de vilkår, hvorpå borgere i Danmark, Norge og Sverige forhandler, skaber og konstituerer deres historie, deres socialorden og deres kulturelle praksis
This advantage is much more striking in The Geopolitical Aesthetic ( 1991 ) than
it was in the original Political Unconscious . The original theory was elaborated in
the context of a reading of nineteenth- and early twentieth - century fiction .
Author: Colin MacCabe
Publisher: British Film Inst
Cultural theorist Colin McCabe reflects on cultural change from Shakespeare to Derek Jarman, on the institutional forms of knowledge, on the links between the popular and elite art, and on the role of the intellectual in contemporary life.
The Geopolitical Aesthetic: Cinema and Space in the World System. Bloomington
: Indiana University Press, 1992. -. Signatures of the Visible. New York:
Routledge, 1992. Jauss, Hans Robert. Toward an Aesthetic of Reception.
Translated by ...
Author: Arthur Asa Berger
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
In 50 Ways to Understand Communication, Arthur Asa Berger familiarizes readers with important concepts written by leading communication and cultural theorists, such as Saussure, Lévi-Strauss, de Certeau, McLuhan, Postman, and many others. Organized in fifty short segments, this concise guide covers a wide range of important ideas from psychoanalysis and semiology to humor, "otherness," and nonverbal communication. Berger's clear explanations surround this assortment of influential writing. This engaging, accessible book is essential for students of communication and anyone interested in how we communicate in a world of rapidly changing media.
The Emperor system today is the expression not only of the rising sense of
nationalism , but also , of the geopolitical status of Japan as a globalised ... The
Geopolitical Aesthetic : Cinema and Gekidan Kaitaisha ' s Performance in Hong
Author: Peter Eckersall
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing
This book investigates alternative ways of working between cultural, artistic, and intellectual spaces in an era when the reality of globalisation imposes on our world view. Essays by leading performance scholars in Australia, Japan and USA are inspired by the Journey to Con-Fusion project; a collaboration between Tokyo's 'Gekidan Kaitaisha' and Melbourne's 'Not Yet It's Difficult' performance groups. Discussed in Alternatives are issues of cultural politics; intercultural exchange; representation and interpretation of contemporary performance; dramaturgical analysis; and readings of performative sites. This book also includes a photo essay of Journey to Con-Fusion. In addition, this multi-disciplinary volume offers analyses of outstanding examples of rarely seen Japanese and Australian performance. This material will be of vital interest to scholars working at the intersections of theatre and cultural studies. This study results from the fruitful collaboration between artists and scholars through alternative networks and cross-cultural partnership. It addresses wide-ranging contexts for the arts, and debates possibilities for far-reaching alternatives in an age of advanced capitalism and globalisation.