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A Cognitive-Affective Approach to Foregrounding Categorical-Thematic Patterns in Popular Cinema

Bartosz Stopel

Burn After Reading (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, 2008) is suspicion and paranoia involving espionage. In fact, in a way, the film thematizes both the futility and the unexpected outcomes of looking for patterns of deeper, hidden meaning in the real world

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Toward a Model of Distributed Affectivity for Cinematic Ethics

Ethical Experience, Trauma, and History

Philip Martin

expressionistic techniques to shape tone and mood within an otherwise neorealist style), systematically reorient the psychological focus, and retroactively confuse the affective flow of the film. The multiperspectival, emotional thematization of the material

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Steven Eastwood

or any number of perceived abnormalities) to be characterized and thematized” (Murray 2008: 249) . In such films we are given permission to stare at the exaggerated autistic or disabled character, rather than have access to the particularities of

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Ruined Abjection and Allegory in Deadgirl

Sol Neely

serve. Citing Krauss, Chanter recognizes—like Tyler—how “abjection has been invoked in ways that insists on ‘themes and substances’ … and that abject art tends to thematize ‘the marginalized, the traumatized, the wounded, as an essence that is feminine

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Peter Lurie, Antonio Sanna, Hansen Hsu, Ella Houston, and Kristof van Baarle

influence of Hollywood has often been, there are many other national industries and filmic practices that may offer very different thematizings of race, including indigenous and ethnic film, Third Cinema, and a range of non-Western traditions. Another

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Toxic Representation and the Politics of Care for Antiracist Queer and Trans History

Jess Dorrance

, to mix different regimes of racial, gender, and sexual formations together? How can my writing about Toxic resist the violences of transparency—violences that Toxic itself thematizes—and work toward the undoing of oppressive surface epistemologies