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Closed CircuitsScreening Narrative Surveillance

Closed Circuits: Screening Narrative Surveillance

Garrett Stewart

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226201214
eISBN:
9780226201351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226201351.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Long before the 2013 NSA scandal about electronic surveillance, narrative cinema had become a weathervane of social phobias in regard to national security, drawing on a long history of surveillance ... More

ConjugationsMarriage and Form in New Bollywood Cinema

Conjugations: Marriage and Form in New Bollywood Cinema

Sangita Gopal

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226304250
eISBN:
9780226304274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304274.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Bollywood movies have been long known for their colorful song-and-dance numbers and knack for combining drama, comedy, action-adventure, and music. But when India entered the global marketplace in ... More

Consuming YouthVampires, Cyborgs, and the Culture of Consumption

Consuming Youth: Vampires, Cyborgs, and the Culture of Consumption

Robert Latham

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226468914
eISBN:
9780226467023
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226467023.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

From the novels of Anne Rice to The Lost Boys, from The Terminator to cyberpunk science fiction, vampires and cyborgs have become strikingly visible figures within American popular culture, ... More

DaguerreotypesFugitive Subjects, Contemporary Objects

Daguerreotypes: Fugitive Subjects, Contemporary Objects

Lisa Saltzman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226242033
eISBN:
9780226242170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226242170.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

What is the fate of photography? Displaced as a tool of identification by genetics and biometrics, dematerialized and dispersed as a document into the virtual archives of data centers and social ... More

The Laws of CoolKnowledge Work and the Culture of Information

The Laws of Cool: Knowledge Work and the Culture of Information

Alan Liu

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226486987
eISBN:
9780226487007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226487007.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Knowledge work is now the reigning business paradigm and affects even the world of higher education. But what perspective can the knowledge of the humanities and arts contribute to a world of ... More

Network Aesthetics

Network Aesthetics

Patrick Jagoda

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226346489
eISBN:
9780226346656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226346656.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The language of networks now describes everything from the Internet to terrorist organizations. But even as “network” has become an early-twenty-first century keyword, its overuse has also limited ... More

Off-Screen CinemaIsidore Isou and the Lettrist Avant-Garde

Off-Screen Cinema: Isidore Isou and the Lettrist Avant-Garde

Kaira M. Cabañas

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226174457
eISBN:
9780226174624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226174624.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

One of the most important avant-garde movements of postwar Paris was Lettrism, which crucially built an interest in the relationship between writing and image into projects in poetry, painting, and ... More

PossessedHypnotic Crimes, Corporate Fiction, and the Invention of Cinema

Possessed: Hypnotic Crimes, Corporate Fiction, and the Invention of Cinema

Stefan Andriopoulos

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226020549
eISBN:
9780226020570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226020570.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Silent cinema and contemporaneous literature explored themes of mesmerism, possession, and the ominous agency of corporate bodies that subsumed individual identities. At the same time, critics ... More

The Resurrection of the BodyPier Paolo Pasolini from Saint Paul to Sade

The Resurrection of the Body: Pier Paolo Pasolini from Saint Paul to Sade

Armando Maggi

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226501345
eISBN:
9780226501369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501369.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Italian novelist, poet, and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini was brutally killed in Rome in 1975, a macabre end to a career that often explored humanity's capacity for violence and cruelty. Along with ... More

The RhapsodesHow 1940s Critics Changed American Film Culture

The Rhapsodes: How 1940s Critics Changed American Film Culture

David Bordwell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226352176
eISBN:
9780226352343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226352343.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Four American film critics of the 1940s—Otis Ferguson, James Agee, Manny Farber, and Parker Tyler—changed the way Hollywood cinema was understood. They also wrote idiosyncratic, multi-flavored prose ... More

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