Released on 2019-02-18Categories Literary Criticism

Community, Seriality, and the State of the Nation: British and Irish Television Series in the 21st Century

Community, Seriality, and the State of the Nation: British and Irish Television Series in the 21st Century

Author: Caroline Lusin

Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag

ISBN: 9783823301356

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Since the turn of the 21st century, the television series has rivalled cinema as the paradigmatic filmic medium. Like few other genres, it lends itself to exploring society in its different layers. In the case of Great Britain and Ireland, it functions as a key medium in depicting the state of the nation. Focussing on questions of genre, narrative form, and serialisation, this volume examines the variety of ways in which popular recent British and Irish television series negotiate the concept of community as a key component of the state of the nation.
Released on 2021-12-15Categories Literary Criticism

Growing Sideways in Twenty-first Century British Culture

Growing Sideways in Twenty-first Century British Culture

Author: Anne Malewski

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027258403

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 229

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This volume examines changing boundaries between childhood and adulthood in British society and culture at the beginning of the twenty-first century − where these age boundaries are widely debated, policed, and contested − to investigate alternatives to conventional ideas of growing up. Building on observations, especially in children’s literature criticism, that human growth is shaped by a grand narrative that privileges adulthood, and on terminologies of non-normative growth, particularly in queer theory, this monograph develops growing sideways as a concept that queers this grand narrative by destabilising childhood and adulthood, and the boundaries between them. The concept is refined through close readings of twenty-first century British children’s literature, television series, film, and participatory events, troubling age boundaries via specific strategies in three conceptual areas: appearance, play, and space. Exploring power structures around age and gender, this monograph traces growing sideways as a distinct and important alternative discourse of human growth.
Released on 2021-01-01Categories Social Science

Cinemas of Boyhood

Cinemas of Boyhood

Author: Timothy Shary

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781789209952

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Drawing from political sociology, pop psychology, and film studies, Cinemas of Boyhood explores the important yet often overlooked subject of boys and boyhood in film. This collected volume features an eclectic range of films from British and Indian cinemas to silent Hollywood and the new Hollywood of the 1980s, culminating in a comprehensive overview of the diverse concerns surrounding representations of boyhood in film.
Released on 2009-06-15Categories Performing Arts

Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009

Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009

Author: Roger Ebert

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740792168

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 944

View: 838

Nobody has been more important in telling Americans why we should love film than Roger Ebert. --Michael Shamberg, Editor and Publisher Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert presents more than 650 full-length critical movie reviews, along with interviews, essays, tributes, film festival reports, and Q and As from Questions for the Movie Answer Man. Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009 collects more than two years' worth of his engaging film critiques. From Bee Movie to Darfur Now to No Country for Old Men, and from Juno to Persepolis to La Vie en Rose, Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009 includes every review Ebert has written from January 2006 to June 2008. Also included in the Yearbook, which boasts 65 percent new content, are: * Interviews with newsmakers, such as Juno director Jason Reitman and Jerry Seinfeld, a touching tribute to Deborah Kerr, and an emotional letter of appreciation to Werner Herzog. * Essays on film issues, and tributes to actors and directors who died during the year. * Daily film festival reports from Cannes, Toronto, Sundance, and Telluride. * All-new questions and answers from his Questions for the Movie Answer Man columns.
Released on 2020-03-18Categories Performing Arts

New Realism

New Realism

Author: David Forrest

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474413046

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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The tradition of British realism has changed dramatically over the last 20 years, where films by directors such as Duane Hopkins, Joanna Hogg, Andrea Arnold, Shane Meadows and Clio Barnard have suggested a markedly poetic turn. This new realism rejects the instrumentalism and didacticism of filmmakers like Ken Loach in favour of lyrical and often ambiguous encounters with place, where the physical processes of lived experience interacts with the rhythms of everyday life. Taking these 5 filmmakers as case studies, this book seeks to explore in depth this new tradition of British cinema - and in the process, it reignites debates over realism that have concerned scholars for decades.
Released on 2010-01Categories History

The Red Cross Letters

The Red Cross Letters

Author: Dorothy Trebilcox

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781449072919

Category: History

Page: 616

View: 179

Like many American women during World War II, Dorothy F. Trebilcox (Eiland) wanted to be a part of the war effort. She found her opportunity by serving in the Red Cross in England. This book contains her numerous letters home, exactly as she wrote them, describing her life and adventures from 1944 to 1946. Leaving Sacramento by train, she describes the journey eastward, crossing the Atlantic under threat of U-boats, and daily life in the Red Cross in England during these tumultuous times.
Released on 2020-06-02Categories Performing Arts

Post-Crisis European Cinema

Post-Crisis European Cinema

Author: György Kalmár

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030450359

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 273

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This book explores the cinematic representations of the pervasive socio-cultural change that the 21st century brought to Europe and the world. Discussing films such as I, Daniel Blake, Cold War and Jupiter’s Moon, it puts distinctively “post-crisis”, gendered representations in a complex, theoretically informed and socially committed interdisciplinary perspective that maps the newly emerging formations of masculinity at a time of rapid socio-economic transition. Kalmar argues that the series of crises that started with the 9/11 terrorist attacks changed some of our fundamental expectations about history, debunked many of our grand narratives, and thus changed the cultural logic of our (thoroughly globalized) civilization. The book focuses on the ways cinema reflects, interprets and shapes a rapidly changing world: the hot issues of the times, the new formations of identity, and the shifts in cinematic representation. This is an interdisciplinary research that is equally interested in what new the 21st century brought about, most specifically to Europe and to its white men, as in film and its responses to these socio-cultural changes.
Released on 2021-03-08Categories Literary Criticism

Literarische Perspektiven auf den Kapitalismus

Literarische Perspektiven auf den Kapitalismus

Author: Annika Gonnermann

Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag

ISBN: 9783823302834

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 275

View: 640

Über die Epochen hinweg haben sich literarische Werke und Genres explizit oder implizit mit dem Kapitalismus auseinandergesetzt. Doch gerade die vergangenen Jahrzehnte, in welchen der Kapitalismus nach Mark Fisher zum ausweglosen Vorstellungshorizont avanciert ist, zeugen von einer vermehrten Infragestellung des Kapitalismus in der literarischen Produktion sowie der Literaturwissenschaft. Vor diesem Hintergrund vereint der interdisziplinäre Sammelband Beiträge aus der Germanistik, Romanistik, Amerikanistik und Anglistik, die den Blick auf verschiedene zeitgenössische Manifestationen des globalen Kapitalismus und deren literarische oder filmische Repräsentationen richten.
Released on 2018-03-24Categories Literary Criticism

Romanticism

Romanticism

Author: Simon Bainbridge

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781137113863

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 342

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A wide-ranging collection of the key contextual documents which inform the Romantic period. It includes material on fiercely debated areas such as the French Revolution, women, the slave trade, science and religion. Documents are supported by substantial editorial material, drawing connections to the major Romantic texts.