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Post-Cinema: Theorizing 21st-Century Film (Volume 3)

ByShane DensonJulia Leyda

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If cinema and television, as the dominant media of the 20th century, shaped and reflected our cultural sensibilities, how do new digital media in the 21st century help to shape and reflect new forms of sensibility? In this collection, editors Shane Denson and Julia Leyda have gathered a range of essays that approach this question by way of a critical engagement with the notion of "post-cinema." The contributions take as their critical starting-points concepts such as David Bordwell's "intensified continuity" or Steven Shaviro’s "post-cinematic affect" and "post-continuity." They expand and build upon the ideas of these and a range of other thinkers, with the goal of coming to terms with an apparently new media ecology that requires us to search for a fresh critical vocabulary. By examining the experiential, technological, political, historical, and ecological aspects of the transition from a cinematic to a post-cinematic media regime, the chapters explore key questions in breaking this new ground, seeking and articulating both continuities and disjunctures between film’s first and second centuries. Questions of aesthetics and form overlap with investigations of changing technological and industrial practices, contemporary formations of capital, and cultural concerns such as identity and social inequalities. The impact of digitization on taken-for-granted conventions is also in play: intermediality, new forms of distribution both licit and illicit, academic and critical reliance on genres and discrete media formats – all of these come under scrutiny as paradigms shift in the post-cinematic era. Volume 3 of 4

Details

Publication Date
Apr 1, 2023
Language
English
ISBN
9781739582043
Category
Art & Photography
Copyright
Creative Commons NonCommercial, NoDerivatives (CC BY-NC-ND)
Contributors
Edited by: Shane Denson, Edited by: Julia Leyda

Specifications

Pages
284
Binding
Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
A5 (5.83 x 8.27 in / 148 x 210 mm)

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