Film and Media

Television, Tabloids, and Tears: Fassbinder and Popular Culture Television, Tabloids, and Tears Fassbinder and Popular Culture Jane Shattuc 1994 Fall
The first book to discuss Rainer Werner Fassbinder in the context of West German television and popular culture.
Narrative Mortality: Death, Closure, and New Wave Cinemas Narrative Mortality Death, Closure, and New Wave Cinemas Catherine Russell 1994 Fall
Analyzes New Wave cinema from a postmodern perspective.
Syncope: The Philosophy of Rapture Syncope The Philosophy of Rapture Catherine Clement 1994 Fall
Clément takes us whirling through the timelessness of syncope, the stop-time of music, literature, psychoanalysis, and philosophy. Examining moments of “syncopation” in the discourses of Plato, Descartes, Pascal, Hegel, and Kierkegaard, the author critiques a classical Western logocentric philosophy that always tries to master any fissure of uncertainty.
Small Media Big Revolution: Communication, Culture and the Iranian Revolution Small Media Big Revolution Communication, Culture and the Iranian Revolution Annabelle Sreberny-Mohammadi and Ali Mohammadi 1994 Fall
Reveals how small media (leaflets and audio cassettes) played an important role in the revolution that deposed the Shah of Iran.
Mapping World Communication: War, Progress, Culture Mapping World Communication War, Progress, Culture Armand Mattelart 1994 Fall
A distinguished media theorist exposes the connection between militarism and the evolution of the media industry.
The Electronic Eye: The Rise of Surveillance Society The Electronic Eye The Rise of Surveillance Society David Lyon 1994 Spring
Lyon looks into our mediated way of life, where every transaction and phone call, border crossing, vote, and application registers in some computer, to show how electronic surveillance influences social order in our day.
Rethinking Technologies Rethinking Technologies Verena Andermatt Conley, Editor 1993 Fall
Grounded on the assumption that the relationship between the arts and the sciences is dictated by technology, the essays in Rethinking Technologies explore trends in contemporary thought that have been changing our awareness of science, technology, and the arts. Contributors: Teresa Brennan, Patrick Clancy, Verena Andermatt Conley, Scott Durham, Thierry de Duve, Françoise Gaillard, Félix Guattari, N. Katherine Hayles, Alberto Moreiras, Jean-Luc Nancy, Avital Ronell, Ingrid Scheibler, and Paul Virilio.
Multiple Voices in Feminist Film Criticism Multiple Voices in Feminist Film Criticism Diane Carson and Janice R. Welsch, Editors 1994 Spring
Collecting some of the most important writings in feminist film criticism and theory past and present, this volume offers readers a comprehensive survey of the rich and varied contributions feminist scholars have been making to film study over the past two decades. Includes essays by B. Ruby Rich, Teresa de Lauretis, Janet Staiger, Beverle Houston, Chris Straayer, bell hooks, Linda Williams, and Julia Lesage, among others.
A Political Companion to American Film A Political Companion to American Film Gary Crowdus, Editor None None
The Branded Eye: Buñuel's Un Chien andalou The Branded Eye Buñuel's Un Chien andalou Jenaro Talens 1993 Fall
In 1929, Un Chien andalou opened in Paris to a riotous response. People were enraged and disturbed by its shocking content, structure, and narrative form. This innovative study offers a detailed analysis of the film, including its production background, Salvator Dali’s influence in its making, biographical information on Buñuel, and an annotated script of the film, shot-by-shot description, and complete film découpage.
The Bronze Screen: Chicana and Chicano Film Culture The Bronze Screen Chicana and Chicano Film Culture Rosa Linda Fregoso 1993 Fall
Explores Chicana and Chicano popular culture through contemporary representations in both Hollywood commercial and independent cinema.
Contested Closets: The Politics and Ethics of Outing Contested Closets The Politics and Ethics of Outing Larry Gross 1993 Fall
A landmark exploration of the practice of revealing a public figure’s hidden homosexuality through the controversial practice of outing. “Combines a powerfully argued essay with a comprehensive anthology of articles to create an invaluable document on ‘outing.’ Gross’s fearless and fascinating book calls persuasively for ending a code of silence that has long served hypocrisy and double-standard morality at the expense of truth.” --Martin Duberman “This is a valuable contribution to the ongoing debate among journalists and gay activists over ‘outing.’ . . . Gross is a defender of the controversial practice, but one of the greatest strengths of this book is the evenhandedness with which he presents the arguments of each side. He argues that outing is a practice with ‘a long past, if only a short history,’ and spends much of the book’s first half putting it into a historical context. In the course of doing so, he discusses the nature and construction of gay identity and a history of the outing controversies of the past ten years. Gross is a lucid writer who makes a difficult case well. . . . The second half of the book is a collection of key texts in the debate on outing-including several by Michelangelo Signorile, the foremost journalistic proponent of the practice.” --Publishers Weekly
The Cinematic Body The Cinematic Body Steven Shaviro 1993 Spring
Moving between Jerry Lewis and Andy Warhol, between Fassbinder’s gay sex icons and George Romero’s flesh-eating zombies, Shaviro radically critiques the Lacanian model currently popular in film theory and film studies, arguing against that model’s obsessive emphasis on the phallus, castration anxiety, sadistic mastery, ideology, and the structure of the signifier. Shaviro also explores issues of popular culture, postmodernism, the politics of the body, the construction of masculinity and of homo/heterosexualities, the nature and uses of pornography, and the aesthetics of masochism. “Invokes and evokes the force and sensation of film from within a Deleuze-Guattarian perspective. . . . well-written, elegant, and eloquent.” --Dana Polan
Making Things Perfectly Queer: Interpreting Mass Culture Making Things Perfectly Queer Interpreting Mass Culture Alexander Doty 1993 Spring
Doty demonstrates how queer readings can be—and are—performed by examining star images like Jack Benny and Pee-wee Herman, women-centered sitcoms like Laverne and Shirley and Designing Women, film directors like George Cukor and Dorothy Arzner, and genres like the musical.
Ecstasy Unlimited: On Sex, Capital, Gender, and Aesthetics Ecstasy Unlimited On Sex, Capital, Gender, and Aesthetics Laura Kipnis 1993 Spring
A unique collection of essays on popular culture, politics, aesthetics, feminism, and postmodernism, along with complete scripts from three of Kipnis’ videotapes.