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Consuming Katniss

Spectacle and Spectatorship in The Hunger Games

Samantha Poulos

readers Katniss is, at least in part, an assemblage of fantasies about girlhood … . The Hunger Games , like speculation in general is not instructive but aspirational” (98). Katniss, they suggest, should not be understood merely as a novel or film

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Marie Puysségur

-ended, thus extending the fluidity of the filmscharacters to their own narrative and aesthetic form. Both films avoid a fixity of meaning: Mia and Marieme leave the estate behind, but their destination is uncertain. Sciamma, writes Emma Wilson, leaves

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Transitions Within Queer North African Cinema

Nouri Bouzid, Abdellah Taïa, and the Transnational Tourist

Walter S. Temple

relations between European and North African film characters. To recall my discussion on cartographies of queer desire, Bouzid’s and Taïa’s films point to a rewriting of earlier episodes described by both French and Arab writers who linger in the background

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Monstrous Masses

The Human Body as Raw Material

John Marmysz

that the body, in being what it is, opens the door to something it is not. In Max Renn, we find a rare sort of film character. He is someone who undergoes agonizing bodily abuse, but who comes to embrace the transformations that this abuse makes