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Filming the Body in Crisis

Trauma, Healing and Hopefulness

Authors: Quinlivan, Davina

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How does film affect the way we understand crises of the body and mind and how does it manifest other kinds of crises levelled at the spectator? This book offers vital scholarly analysis of the embodied nature of film viewing and the ways in which film deals with the question of loss, the healing body and its material registering of trauma.

About the authors

Davina Quinlivan is Senior Lecturer in Performance and Screen Studies at Kingston University, UK. She is the author of The Place of Breath in Cinema (2012).

Reviews

'In this highly evocative book, Davina Quinlivan combines Melanie Klein's thought with film theory to argue that film and screen-based media can serve as reparative objects for their viewers, with the potential to heal and sustain hope. Compelling, touching, and poised, Quinlivan's prose is a joy to read.' Sarah Cooper, author of The Soul of Film Theory (Palgrave, 2013)

'Davina Quinlivan's writing offers itself as a rare and precious combination of advanced theoretical acumen with humaneness of vision. Quinlivan's empathy with her object of study is tangible and it enriches her theoretical elaboration and critical approach, revealing a deep analytical versatility. That this exploration of the restorative powers of cinema includes close and insightful readings of key films (from A Dangerous Method to Waltz with Bashir to The Tree of Life to name but a few films that have caught the attention in the recent years and feature prominently in this book) makes its reading all the more enjoyable and important.' Martine Beugnet, University of Paris 7 Diderot

'Filming the Body in Crisis will be a defining text of film studies for the 21st century, as Quinlivan remembers the body remembers our bodies as sentient, physical, pained, suffering, full of desire, sadness, hope, and possibility. Arguing deftly for film as an object of hope, this very book models how film scholarship when sensitive, intelligent, mindful, rigorous, poetic might also heal and offer hope. I am grateful for this monograph, to which I will undoubtedly return in my own scholarship and teaching.' Kristi McKim, Hendrix College, USA

'Can non-visual perceptions, such as touch or the physical sensations of breathing, be experienced through audio-visual representation? Through an emphasis on human experience and its representation, Davina Quinlivan calls what is invisible of the body's interactions with the world, replicated by the privileging of the image in theories of film spectatorship, into question. As a consideration of the history of film theory and of the memories that shape each viewing subject, Filming the Body in Crisis is insightful.' - Elizabeth I. Watkins, University of Leeds, UK


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: Hopefulness

    Quinlivan, Davina

    Pages 1-28

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  • Resistance and Reparation: Steve McQueen’s Hunger

    Quinlivan, Davina

    Pages 29-43

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  • Queer Bodies between Hopefulness and Rebirth: Rewriting and Transforming the Matter of Bodies in Isaac Julien’s True North and Derek Jarman’s Blue

    Quinlivan, Davina

    Pages 44-59

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  • The Haunted House Egoyan Built: Archiving the Ghosted Body and Imagination in the Films of Atom Egoyan and the Art of Janet Cardiff

    Quinlivan, Davina

    Pages 60-76

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  • Cronenberg’s ‘Cure’: A Dangerous Method, Spider and The Spectre of Psychosis in The Lost Explorer

    Quinlivan, Davina

    Pages 77-95

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eBook 66,99 €
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Hardcover 83,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-36136-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Filming the Body in Crisis
Book Subtitle
Trauma, Healing and Hopefulness
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-36137-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137361370
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-36136-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 187
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