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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

Screening ModernismEuropean Art Cinema, 1950–1980

Screening Modernism: European Art Cinema, 1950–1980

András Bálint Kovács

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451633
eISBN:
9780226451664
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451664.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Casting light on the renowned productions of auteurs like Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico Fellini, and Robert Bresson, and drawing out from the shadows a range of important but lesser-known works, ... More

SpecLabDigital Aesthetics and Projects in Speculative Computing

SpecLab: Digital Aesthetics and Projects in Speculative Computing

Johanna Drucker

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226165073
eISBN:
9780226165097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226165097.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Nearly a decade ago, the author of this book cofounded the University of Virginia's SpecLab, a digital humanities laboratory dedicated to risky projects with serious aims. This book explores the ... More

The Traffic in Women’s WorkEast European Migration and the Making of Europe

The Traffic in Women’s Work: East European Migration and the Making of Europe

Anca Parvulescu

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226118246
eISBN:
9780226118413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226118413.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

“Welcome to the European Family!” is the banner under which East European countries joined the European Union following the collapse of the Iron Curtain in 1989. This book offers an analysis of the ... More

TransmediumConceptualism 2.0 and the New Object Art

Transmedium: Conceptualism 2.0 and the New Object Art

Garrett Stewart

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226500874
eISBN:
9780226501062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501062.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book follows recent artists in a vein of second-wave of Conceptual art practice dubbed Conceptualism 2.0—in works shadowed by the digital if not directly employing it: works that negotiate a ... More

What Philosophy Wants from Images

What Philosophy Wants from Images

D. N. Rodowick

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226513058
eISBN:
9780226513225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226513225.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In the past two decades, the contemporary art world has exhibited an ever-increasing fascination with the cinema; or better, a certain memory of the history of theatrical cinema. A principle material ... More

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