This cutting-edge collection of essays by the most important writers working on animal life and moving image culture addresses the theoretical, philosophical, political and ethical questions raised by images of animals. Thorough and timely, it considers a wide range of film, television, video and digital texts - from early cinema to YouTube.
Michael LAWRENCE is Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Sussex, UK. He is the author of Sabu (2014) and co-editor of The Zoo and Screen Media: Images of Exhibition and Encounter (2016). Laura McMAHON is a College Lecturer in French at Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge, UK. She is the author of Cinema and Contact (2012) and editor of 'The Screen Animals Dossier' (Screen, 2015).
Foreword; Akira Mizuta Lippit Introduction: Animal Lives and the Moving Image; Michael Lawrence and Laura McMahon PART 1: ANIMAL LIFE AND CINEMATIC SPECIFICITY 1. Animal Photogenie: The Wild Side of French Film Theory's First Wave; James Leo Cahill 2. Cats and the Moving Image: Feline Cinematicity from Lumiere to Maru; Rosalind Galt 3. Bunuel's Bull Meets YouTube's Lion: Surrealist and Digital Posthumanisms; Adam Lowenstein 4. Muybridgean Motion/Materialist Film: Malcolm Le Grice's Berlin Horse; Michael Lawrence PART 2: CROSS-SPECIES INDENTIFICATIONS 5. 'You Can See What Species I Belong To, But Don't Treat Me Lightly': Rhetorics of Representation in Animated Animal Narratives; Paul Wells 6. A Cut or a Dissolve? Insects and Identification in Microcosmos; Georgina Evans 7. Subjunctive Desires: Becoming Animal in Green Porno and Seduce Me; Cynthia Chris 8. Animal Melancholia: On the Scent of Dean Spanley; Lynn Turner PART 3: ANIMAL ECONOMIES 9. King Kong Capitalism; Julian Murphet 10. Animal Life and Moral Agency in Post-war Cinema: Velma Johnston, Marilyn Monroe, Arthur Miller and John Huston's The Misfits; Robert McKay 11. Being Struck: On the Force of Slaughter and Cinematic Affect; Nicole Shukin and Sarah O'Brien 12. Screening Pigs: Visibility, Materiality and the Production of Species; Laura McMahon PART 4: TOWARDS A NON-ANTHROPOCENTRIC CINEMA 13. Animal Life in the Cinematic Umwelt; Anat Pick 14. Bear Images: Human Performativity and Animal Touch in Grizzly Man; Cecilia Novero 15. The Tumult of Integrations Out of the Sky: The Movement of Birds and Film's Ornithology; Jonathan Burt 16. Unknowing Animals: Wild Bird Films and the Limits of Knowledge; Susan McHugh 17. Hitchcock: The Animal, Life and Death; Raymond Bellour Index
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