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Cinema, Technologies of Visibility, and the Reanimation of Desire

Authors: Hausmann, V.

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Exploring the dead/alive figure in such films as The Ring, American Beauty , and The Elephant Man , Vincent Hausmann charts the spectacular reduction of psychic life and assesses calls for shoring up psychic/social spaces that transfer bodily drives to language.

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VINCENT J. HAUSMANN is an Associate Professor of English at Furman University, South Carolina, USA.  

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"A thrilling maelstrom of critical theory, film and media analysis, and visual cultural studies. In an electrifying descent into the insides of quasi-film genres from melodrama to horror and science fiction, Hausmann brings back a timeless work of film theory at once past, present, and future in its address. An energetic work that resists the paralyses of any given moment, Hausmann's work remains vigorously out of time and place, outstanding in every dimension it enters." - Akira Mizuta Lippit, Chair, Division of Critical Studies, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California"An enduring contribution to film studies. Films, Hausmann argues, rehearse the history of their modes of production via direct allusion to optical technologies. Hausmann reaps uncommon rewards through close and informed reading of visual form." - Tom Conley, Abbott Lawrence Lowell Professor, Departments of Romance Languages and Visual/Environmental Studies, Harvard University


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction: Cinema, Technologies of Visibility, and the Reanimation of Desire

    Pages 1-11

    Hausmann, Vincent J.

  • Envisioning the (W)hole World “Behind Things” in Sam Mendes’s American Beauty

    Pages 13-47

    Hausmann, Vincent J.

  • Burning Transmission: Stilling Psychic Space in Gore Verbinski’s The Ring

    Pages 49-104

    Hausmann, Vincent J.

  • “Turning into Another Thing” in David Lynch’s The Elephant Man

    Pages 105-155

    Hausmann, Vincent J.

  • Inscribing the Dream of Otherness in Wim Wenders’s Until the End of the World

    Pages 157-197

    Hausmann, Vincent J.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cinema, Technologies of Visibility, and the Reanimation of Desire
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-11850-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230118508
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-11092-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29349-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 231
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