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Postmodernism and FilmRethinking Hollywood's Aesthestics

Postmodernism and Film: Rethinking Hollywood's Aesthestics

Catherine Constable

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231174558
eISBN:
9780231850834
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174558.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This volume focuses on postmodern film aesthetics, thinking through ways in which it challenges the aesthetic paradigms currently dominating analyses of Hollywood cinema. The first chapter explores ... More

The Problem with PleasureModernism and Its Discontents

The Problem with Pleasure: Modernism and Its Discontents

Laura Frost

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152723
eISBN:
9780231526463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152723.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Aldous Huxley decried “the horrors of modern pleasure,” or the proliferation of mass produced, widely accessible entertainment that could degrade or dull the mind. He and his contemporaries, ... More

Promised BodiesTime, Language, and Corporeality in Medieval Women's Mystical Texts

Promised Bodies: Time, Language, and Corporeality in Medieval Women's Mystical Texts

Patricia Dailey

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161206
eISBN:
9780231535526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161206.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In the Christian tradition, especially in the works of Paul, Augustine, and the exegetes of the Middle Ages, the body is a twofold entity consisting of inner and outer persons that promises to find ... More

Prose of the WorldModernism and the Banality of Empire

Prose of the World: Modernism and the Banality of Empire

Saikat Majumdar

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156950
eISBN:
9780231527675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156950.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Everyday life in the far outposts of empire can be static, empty of the excitement of progress. A pervading sense of banality and boredom are, therefore, common elements of the daily experience for ... More

Rewiring the RealIn Conversation with William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, and Don DeLillo

Rewiring the Real: In Conversation with William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, and Don DeLillo

Mark Taylor

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160414
eISBN:
9780231531641
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160414.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Digital and electronic technologies that act as extensions of our bodies and minds are changing how we live, think, act, and write. Some welcome these developments as bringing humans closer to ... More

Roberto Bolaño's FictionAn Expanding Universe

Roberto Bolaño's Fiction: An Expanding Universe

Chris Andrews

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168069
eISBN:
9780231537537
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168069.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Since the publication of The Savage Detectives in 2007, the work of Roberto Bolaño (1953–2003) has achieved an acclaim rarely enjoyed by literature in translation. This book explores the singular ... More

Scotch VerdictThe Real-Life Story That Inspired "The Children's Hour"

Scotch Verdict: The Real-Life Story That Inspired "The Children's Hour"

Lillian Faderman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163255
eISBN:
9780231533249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163255.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In 1810, a Scottish student named Jane Cumming accused her school mistresses, Jane Pirie and Marianne Woods, of having an affair in the presence of their students. Dame Helen Cumming Gordon, the ... More

Sebald'S Vision

Sebald'S Vision

Carol Jacobs

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171823
eISBN:
9780231540100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171823.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

W. G. Sebald’s writing has been widely recognized for its intense, nuanced engagement with the Holocaust, the Allied bombing of Germany in WWII, and other episodes of violence throughout history. ... More

SpiralsThe Whirled Image in Twentieth-Century Literature and Art

Spirals: The Whirled Image in Twentieth-Century Literature and Art

Nico Israel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153027
eISBN:
9780231526685
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153027.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book reveals how spirals are at the heart of the most significant literature and visual art of the twentieth century. Juxtaposing the work of writers and artists—including W. B. Yeats and ... More

Stalking Nabokov

Stalking Nabokov

Brian Boyd

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158572
eISBN:
9780231530293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158572.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

At the age of twenty-one, the author wrote a thesis on Vladimir Nabokov that Nabokov called “brilliant.” After gaining exclusive access to the writer's archives, he wrote a two-part, award-winning ... More

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