Intimate Relationships in Cinema, Literature and Visual Culture

Editors: Padva, Gilad, Buchweitz, Nurit (Eds.)

  • First academic book about intimate relationships in cinema, literature and visual culture  
  • Interdisciplinary and sits at the intersection of cultural studies, gender and sexuality studies, cinema and photography studies and literature studies
  • Analyses diverse intimate pleasures such as inter-generational intimacies, inter-ethnic intimacies, cross-cultural intimacies, and intimate relationships between straights, queer and gay communities
  • Presents a multicultural study of past and present representations of intimacies in different countries, societies and ethnic communities
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About this book

This edited volume is an inquiry into the representation of intimate relationships in a diverse array of media including cinema, arts, literature, picture books, advertising and popular music. It examines artistic portrayal of intimate relationships as a subversion of the boundaries between the representable and the non-representable, the real and the surreal, the visceral and the ideal, the embodied and the abstracted, the configured and transfigured. The essays focus on artistic mediation of intimacy in diverse relationships, including heterosexual, same-sex, familial, sibling' , political, and sadomasochistic. The collection offers new interdisciplinary and multicultural perspectives on current trends in the study of popular representations of intimacy; representations that affect and formulate people's most personal inspirations, desires, angsts, dreams and nightmares in an increasingly alienated, industrialized world.

About the authors

Gilad Padva is a lecturer in Film and Media Studies at Beit Berl College and the Open University of Israel. He is the author of Queer Nostalgia in Cinema and Pop Culture (2014) and co-editor (with Nurit Buchweitz) of Sensational Pleasures in Cinema, Literature and Visual Culture: The Phallic Eye (Palgrave Macmillan 2014).

Nurit Buchweitz is Professor of Comparative Literature and Dean of the Faculty of Social and Cultural Studies at Beit Berl College, Israel. She is the author of Permit to Pass: Generation Shift, Meir Wiezeltier and the Poetry of the 1960s (2008) and An Officer of Civilization: The Poetics of Michel Houellebecq (2015).

Reviews

“Intimate Relationships recognizes that intimacy is a complex concept that can neither be quantified nor contained within the realm of romantic / erotic love. As a result, Intimate Relationships provides a new definition of intimacy and the manners in which it can be qualified.” (Dr. Dror Abend-David, Lecturer in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University of Florida, USA)

“A stunningly original contribution to scholarship on the multi-faceted topic of intimacy … These essays offer new critical perspectives and food for thought. Ambitious in scope, this collection is dazzling and challenging; the variety of approaches and cultures, and the wide choice of primary materials, will fascinate readers wishing to deepen their understanding of this essential aspect of being human.” (Dr Elisabetta Girelli, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, St Andrews University, UK)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Padva, Gilad (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

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  • Fifty Shades of Guilty Pleasure

    Howe, Sara K. (et al.)

    Pages 25-35

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  • Vitalities and Fatalities in Intimate Relationships in Etgar Keret’s Graphic Narratives

    Buchweitz, Nurit

    Pages 37-48

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  • Intimacy in Crisis: Family Dysfunction in Israeli Literature for Preschool Readers

    Eshel, Einat Baram

    Pages 49-62

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  • An Intimate Adaptation

    Borojević, Jelena

    Pages 65-73

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-55280-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Intimate Relationships in Cinema, Literature and Visual Culture
Editors
  • Gilad Padva
  • Nurit Buchweitz
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55281-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55281-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55280-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 246
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