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Inventing film studies

Lee Grieveson

Inventing film studies

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Published by Duke University Press in Durham .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Motion pictures -- Study and teaching -- United States,
  • Motion pictures -- Study and teaching -- Great Britain,
  • Film criticism -- United States -- History,
  • Film criticism -- Great Britain -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementLee Grieveson and Haidee Wasson, editors.
    ContributionsWasson, Haidee, 1970-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1993.8.U5 G75 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16728606M
    ISBN 109780822342892, 9780822343073
    LC Control Number2008013870

    Norman Cantor, a noted medievalist associated with New York University at the time this book was written, is familiar with the major US and British universities. Links Awards H. Since the time film was created, the concept of film studies as a whole grew to analyze the formal aspects of film as they were created. Still, this book should never become dated. By the same token, of course, the study of these scholars will tell you almost as much about the 20th century as it will about the Middle Ages.

    Library Journal Cole adroitly captures Wells, from his mould-breaking books such as the science-fiction classic The Time Machine and Outline of History to his unlikely intellectual kinship with subtle modernists such as Virginia Woolf. The British enlightenment, Janes argues, invented the now widespread wish-fulfilling afterlife and illustrates how afterlives change. For adventurous wit on a forbidding terrain, this book has no precedent and will allow no imitator. Many programs conjoin film studies with media and television studies, taking knowledge from all parts of visual production in the approach.

    She also considers the surprising afterlife of afterlives among modern artists and writers who no longer believe in worlds beyond this one. In this way, film viewing, as an abandoning of conscious mental processes, is akin to hypnosis: "The extreme case is, of course, that of the hypnotizer whose word awakens in the mind of the hypnotized person ideas which he cannot resist. Inventing Tomorrow does justice to his vast range of work while emphasizing how Wells must be placed at the core of any consideration of intellectual life in the early twentieth century. While he expresses some admiration for the Romantic engagement of the Middle Ages found in the novels of Walter Scott and Victor Hugo, and even in the somewhat imaginative history of Jules Michelet, he says that it was not until the end of the nineteenth century that enough archival research and textual analysis had been done to make serious study possible. Any subsequent work on Wells will have to take her as its starting point. The more vividly the impressions force themselves on the mind, the more easily they become starting points for imitation and other motor responses


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Inventing film studies book

In the context of this rearticulation of dominant ideas about selfhood, the question of mimesis became central to the varied sciences of the human and of society: the individual, it was widely argued, develops a self through mimetic contact with others be that individuals or broad "attitudes" or "folkways"thus becoming in some respects what the psychologist James Mark Baldwin called a "copying machine.

The formalists, as Cantor describes them, seek to disclose and preserve an essential tradition in Western culture, one that can survive the tumults of modernity.

Sicinski Reviews Inventing Film Studies

The associations become as vivid as realities, because the mind is so completely given up to the moving pictures To buy Inventing Film Studies, click here. Jill Lepore, author of These Truths: A History of the United States From the prehistoric to the posthuman, from the microcosmic to the cosmic, Wells wrote about everything under the twentieth-century sun.

Wasson argues that MoMA's Film Library defined the individual film as cinema's object of study—an assumption that continues to inform most contemporary introductory film classes, emphasizing the individual film text over other aspects of the film-viewing experience.

Cantor suggests that Tolkien and Lewis are to be credited with making the spirit of the Middle Ages accessible to the general public, but here he is surely wrong. James and Baldwin understood the mind and self to be a consequence of interaction and imitative responses with, and to, others.

While Cantor is hardly dismissive of Annales and its worldwide Diaspora, he does note that this approach works best for subjects like peasant communes, Bloch's own area of study.

Book Review: Inventing the Middle Ages

Related Subjects:. He was born in Manitoba. For example, after years of working to figure out the general theory of relativity, the solution came to Einstein suddenly in a dream "like a giant die making an indelible impress, a huge map of the universe outlined itself in one clear vision".

Rhetoric about suggestion, imitation, and crowd behavior was closely tied to anxieties about the governance of mass publics, forming one part of the invention of the new epistemological and, in turn, institutional practices to govern individuals and populations flourishing in late-nineteenth-century modernity.

Maitland's explanations were "self-referential," in the sense of not invoking larger principles or higher forces. David Bromwich, Yale University Inventing Afterlives is an intensively researched and brilliant book.

It is only images that attract them and become motives for action Readers will also learn that Johan Huizinga's famous book, The Waning of the Middle Ages, is not actually the beginning and the end of all wisdom about late medieval culture.

Wells was a public intellectual with a worldwide readership. According to Cantor, the serious study of the Middle Ages really began only around Daniel T.

And even when the future looked dark in medieval times, the greater pessimism simply occasioned the greater optimism: Antichrist in the final analysis was just a harbinger of the Second Coming. Moreover, Zryd considers the lasting contemporary impact of this shift. Inventions may also become more useful after time passes and other changes occur.

Outer impressions overwhelm the subject-spectator. In much the same way, scholars in the 20th century can be said to have "invented" the Middle Ages, since their own age has sensitized them to see things in the material that would have meant nothing to prior centuries.

Rigorous in their historical methods, Polan and Wasson have demonstrated how the study of film grew in the s, '20s, and '30s through engagements between multiple institutions, disciplines, and communities. Scientific-technological inventions include railroads, aviationvaccinationhybridization, antibioticsastronautics, holographythe atomic bomb, computing, the Internetand the smartphone.

In this sense, the human and social sciences, as the quest for knowledge about psychology and social groupings, were connected to the increasingly pressing need to guide "the conduct of conduct" of mass publics in the newly configured gesellschaft of urban modernity.

In a curious passage toward the end of his chapter "Emotions," for example, he returned again to the example of hypnosis, invoked now as a way of explaining how emotions "take hold of us" in both a psychological and physical sense.

Cantor has a taste for macrohistory and cultural speculation on the grand scale, so Inventing the Middle Ages preserves in amber many of the concerns and unconsidered assumptions that were common among thoughtful people just after the end of the Cold War.

Tolkien and C.Inventing Film Studies offers original and provocative insights into the institutional and intellectual foundations of cinema studies.

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Many scholars have linked the origins of the discipline to lates developments in the academy such as structuralis. Jul 01,  · Inventing Afterlives is an intensively researched and brilliant book. The question of what humans have made of the afterlife is fascinating and Janes, who knows more about this subject than any scholar living (or, dare I say it, dead), has achieved something like completeness in.

She also co-edited (with Dr. Lee Grieveson) a collection of essays that explores how film came to be thought of as a university-based activity and source of knowledge, Inventing Film Studies (Duke UP, ); and (with Dr.

Charles Acland) the award-winning Useful Cinema (Duke UP, ), a book about the enduring and dynamic use of cinema beyond. The book was supported by Fellowships from the Leverhulme Foundation and the Arts and Humanities Research Council and it is the recipient both of the Limina Award for Best International Cinema Studies Book and the British Association of Film and Television Studies Award of Best Monograph.

Aug 11,  · In Inventing a Nation, Vidal transports the reader into the minds, the living rooms (and bedrooms), the convention halls, and the salons of Washington, Jefferson, Adams, and others. We come to know these men, through Vidal’s splendid and percipient prose, in ways we have not up to now—their opinions of each other, their worries about money.

Sarah Cole’s fascinating literary investigation Inventing Tomorrow shows how H. G. Wells’s work is relevant and meaningful today The book’s scholarship combines literary criticism with biographical elements, explaining how Wells mixed details of his own life and his modernist philosophy into his work.

Foreword Reviews (starred review).