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Andrew J. Webber

on Cate Shortland’s 2012 feature Lore , a German-Australian co-production based on Rachel Seiffert’s narrative of the same name from The Dark Room (2001) and shot in Germany, in German, with a German cast. The film, set at the end of World War II

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Daisuke Miyao

The process of modernization in Japan appeared as a separation of the senses and remapping of the body, particularly privileging the sense of vision. How did the filmmakers, critics, and novelists in the 1920s and 1930s respond to such a reorganization of the body and the elevation of vision in the context of film culture? How did they formulate a cinematic discourse on remapping the body when the status of cinema was still in flux and its definition was debated? Focusing on cinematic commentary made by different writers, this article tackles these questions. Sato Haruo, Ozu Yasujiro, and Iwasaki Akira questioned the separation of the senses, which was often enforced by state. Inspired by German cinema released in Japan at that time, they explored the notion of the haptic in cinema and problematized the privileged sense of vision in this new visual medium.

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Tru Leverette and Barbara Mennel

Bauhaus, the German art-and-design school (1919 to 1933), not only with a focus on bodies but also on gender, sexuality, and everyday life. Leadership moved from founding director, architect Walter Gropius, to Hannes Meyer, and then Ludwig Mies van der

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Transitions Within Queer North African Cinema

Nouri Bouzid, Abdellah Taïa, and the Transnational Tourist

Walter S. Temple

trappings of gay sexual tourism, and it is also a symbolic marker of his “Arab” heterosexual masculinity. But in a rather ironic twist, what makes Roufa’s voyage (and future marriage) possible in the first place is the aid of a former male German lover who

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Karen Fiss

German legislation.” The second part of the project was the live event Genitals on Trial that took place within the context of the larger exhibition. Visitors to the nGbK were invited to become part of the performance by entering a private recording

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Digitizing the Western Gaze

The End FGM Guardian Global Media Campaign

Jessica Cammaert

three and forced into marriage at thirteen, but moved to Germany shortly thereafter to become a runway model. In the film adaptation, the beautiful Dirie is played by Liya Kebede, a former “America’s Next Top Model” participant. Her beauty contrasts with

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“Banal Apocalypse”

An Interview with Author Ta-wei Chi on the New Translation of The Membranes

Jane Chi Hyun Park and Ta-wei Chi

recognition of disabilities as everyday facts. I used to be preoccupied with the queer, and as I grow older I finally realize how the queer and the disabled have shared strikingly similar fates. In various histories, including those of Nazi Germany and of

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Anthony Enns

eyes at the time of death” ( 1870, 75 ). However, there was renewed interest in this practice after German physiologist Franz Christian Boll discovered that the retina contains a pigment that is bleached by light and restored in darkness ( 1877, 226

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The iAnimal Film Series

Activating Empathy Through Virtual Reality

Holly Cecil

about subjecting themselves to viewing challenging content. International versions of the iAnimal: Pigs film are narrated in German by musician Thomas D, in Spanish by musician and actress Angy Fernández, in Italian by television presenter Giulia

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Shadows, Screens, Bodies, and Light

Reading the Discursive Shadow in the Age of American Silent Cinema

Amy E. Borden

, at the time the year's great invention was the discovery of the x-ray by German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen. 2 Film scholar Lisa Cartwright (1995) and art historian Linda Dalrymple Henderson (1988 , 1989 ) have each documented the immense cultural