European Film Theory (AFI Film Readers)

European Film Theory (AFI Film Readers)

By: Temenuga Trifonova (editor)Hardback

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European Film Theory explores the `Europeanness' of European film theory, its philosophical origins, the `culture wars' between `Continental' and `Analytical' film theory and philosophy, the major discursive and epistemological shifts in the history of Continental film theory, the relationship between Continental philosophy of art and philosophy of history and European film theory. Writing from a range of disciplines and perspectives, the contributors to this new volume in the AFI FILM READERS series offer fresh interpretations of European film theorists and illuminate the political potential of European film theory.

About Author

Temenuga Trifonova is Assistant Professor of Film Studies at York University, Canada. She is the author of The Image in French Philosophy.


Introduction: That Perpetually Obscure Object of Theory Part One: European Film Theory 1. European Film Theory: From Crypto-Nationalism to Trans-Nationalism, Paul Coates 2. The Aesthetics of Race in European Film Theory, Tobias Nagl 3. The Disunity of Film Theory and the Disunity of Aesthetics, Casey Haskins 4. Real Location, Fantasy Space, Performative Place: Double Occupancy and Mutual Interference in European Cinema, Thomas Elsaesser Part Two: Film and Philosophy 5. Film as Philosophy: A Mission Impossible?, John Mullarkey 6. Platonic Reconstruction and Residual Kantianism in Film Theory, Colin Burnett 7. Epstein, Bergson, and Vision, Malcolm Turvey 8. Heidegger and Cinema, Brian Price 9. Listening and Touching, Looking and Thinking: The Dialogue in Philosophy and Film between Jean-Luc Nancy and Claire Denis, Douglas Morrey Part Three: Politics, History, Ideology and Film Theory 10. Fabulation and Contradiction: Jacques Ranciere on Cinema, Tom Conley 11. The Gaze of Biocinema, A. Kiarina Kordela 12. From Cinema to History: Kracauer's Shifting Philosophical Historiography, Scott MacKenzie 13. Disposition: From Film Theory to Human Action, Astrid Oesmann Part Four: Aesthetics and Film Theory 14. Between the Ornament and the Corpse: Adolf Loos and Classical Film Theory, Rosalind Galt 15. Baroque Dialectics or Dialectical Baroque: Sergei Eisenstein in/on Mexico, Masha Salazkina 16. A Screen for Projection: Ricciotto Canudo's Exponential Aesthetics and the Parisian Avant-Gardes, Ara H. Merjian 17. Synaesthesia in Film Theory, Sabine Doran Part Five: Realism Revisited 18. Innocence and Ontology: The Truthfulness of Andre Bazin, Lisabeth During 19. From Distraction to Indeterminancy to Distraction: Kracauer and Contemporary Film Realist Discourse, Temenuga Trifonova 20. National Identity and Realism in Postwar Itlaian Film and Film Theory, Ora Gelley 21. Neorealism at a Distance, Karl Schoonover Appendix: Teaching Aid Contributors Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780415960434
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 350
  • ID: 9780415960434
  • weight: 635
  • ISBN10: 0415960436

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