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Putting the Culture into Bioculturalism

A Naturalized Aesthetics and the Challenge of Modernism

Dominic Topp

Alfred Hitchcock and Otto Preminger with the Soviet montage films of Sergei Eisenstein and Alexander Dovzhenko and the modernism of Robert Bresson, Luis Buñuel, and Raúl Ruiz, and this “comparative approach” ( Smith 2017: 9 ) has continued in his

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Hubert I. Cohen

Review of András Bálint Kovács, SCREENING MODERNISM: EUROPEAN ART CINEMA, 1950–1980

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Murray Smith

on the kind of aesthetic experience generally sought by proponents of modernism, but then still wonders on what grounds that type of “exalted” aesthetic experience could be judged to be superior to his counterexample types of aesthetic experience

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Grey Gardens and the Problem of Objectivity

Notes on the Ethics of Observational Documentary

Mathew Abbott

,” and to confronting “experiences whose contradictions cannot be resolved” (1981, 12). Along with his understanding of modernism as a “offering… a multi-leveled and relativistic perspective on the subject being represented” (1981, 7) crucial to Davidson

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Jane Stadler

Plantinga terms “estrangement theory.” Estrangement theory encapsulates political modernism, apparatus theory, Brechtian distanciation, and various semiotic and ideological critiques of the negative influence screen media are presumed to have because of

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Christopher Blake Evernden, Cynthia A. Freeland, Thomas Schatz, and Frank P. Tomasulo

elsewhere over the following decade—not to mention the auteurism of the Cahiers du cinéma critics (and eventual New Wave cineastes). Bordwell devotes one of his later interludes to “Remaking Middlebrow Modernism,” for instance, and the last substantive

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Tru Leverette and Barbara Mennel

Zélie Asava. Mixed Race Cinemas: Multiracial Dynamics in America and France (New York Bloomsbury, 2017). 216 pp., ISBN: 1501312456 (paperback: $35.96)

Elizabeth Otto and Patrick Rössler, eds. Bauhaus Bodies: Gender, Sexuality, and Body Culture in Modernism’s Legendary Art School (New York: Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019). xl + 345 pp., ISBN: 9781501344787 (hardback, $110), (paperback, $29.95)

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Before and After Ghostcatching

Animation, Primitivism, and the Choreography of Vitality

Heather Warren-Crow

theories that attempt to critique, re-enchant, and rejuvenate Western civilization (such as Walter Benjamin’s theory of mimesis, which I address below). Surprisingly, perhaps, the rhetoric of cartoons dovetails with that of European modernism in the fine

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Linda Howell, Ryan Bell, Laura Helen Marks, Jennifer L. Lieberman, and Joseph Christopher Schaub

“attunement with the machinery of the cinema” (45). In observing this distinction, one may suspect that Richmond has simply created a Cartesian binary, with modernism’s intellect on one side and proprioception’s bodily responses on the other. However, he

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On Shock Therapy

Modernist Aesthetics and American Underground Film

William Solomon

Italian Avant-Garde Poetics .” In The Mind of Modernism: Medicine, Psychology, and the Arts in Europe and America, 1880–1940 , ed. Mark S. Micale , 197 – 213 . Stanford : Stanford University Press . Schivelbusch , Wolfgang . 1986 . The Railway