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Comparative Cinema

Late and Last Things in Literature and Film

Authors: Coates, Paul

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  • Transplants into Film Studies the protocols and procedures of Comparative Literature
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  • Offers an original theory of the relationship between comparatism and the sense of ending, with particular reference to theories of modernism, abstraction, quotation and randomization
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  • Theorizes the emergence of cinema as a ‘late thing’ in the histories of society, the mind, the arts and the senses
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  • Presents a wide international range of literary and filmic texts, both occidental and oriental, that raise the question of ending in various ways
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  • Affords a uniquely dialectical consideration of the relationship between intertextuality, intratextuality and intermediality
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  • Provides an original contribution to adaptation studies that has relevance to other fields also, particularly aesthetics and philosophy
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  • Maps the relationship between texts’ endings or endlessness, and figures of escape, the labyrinth, the ruin, the double, and dusk
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About this book

This book comprises what may be called exercises in ‘comparative cinema’. Its focus on endings, near-endings and ‘late style’ is connected with the author’s argument that comparative criticism itself may constitute an endgame of criticism, arising at the moment at which societies or individuals relinquish primary adherence to one tradition or medium. The comparisons embrace different works and artistic media and primarily concern works of literature and film, though they also consider issues raised by the interrelationship of language and moving and still images, as well as inter- and intra-textuality. The works probed most fully are ones by Theo Angelopoulos, Ingmar Bergman, Harun Farocki, Theodor Fontane, Henry James, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Chang-dong Lee, Roman Polański, Thomas Pynchon, and Paul Schrader, while the key recurrent motifs are those of dusk, the horizon, the labyrinth, and the ruin.

About the authors

Paul Coates is an Emeritus Professor in the Film Studies Programme at Western University, Canada. He also taught at McGill, Georgia and Aberdeen. His books include studies of the novel, Symbolist poetry, Polish and German cinema, colour, the double, and the face in film.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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eBook 85,59 €
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Comparative Cinema
Book Subtitle
Late and Last Things in Literature and Film
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-69044-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-69044-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-69043-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 243
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations
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