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Philip J. Hohle

reason that blockbuster film narratives indeed play a significant role in shaping people’s identities and worldview—even more salient in the construction of identity than other means of social norming. One of those strong-effects perspectives is

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The Aesthetics of Boredom

Slow Cinema and the Virtues of the Long Take in Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

Emre Çağlayan

to each other, its recurrent dialogue, simultaneously witty and banal, reveals the cruel and bitter relationship between different groups of provincial identities and social classes. Balancing dramatic ambiguity with deadpan humor, the film also

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Torben Grodal

in the film, and to simulate him only implies those features that are portrayed and made salient in the film. Similarly, viewers in real life do, in a given situation, only activate a small fraction of their total identity and full capabilities. Some

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Looking for Something to Signify

Something to Signify Gender Performance and Cuban Masculinity in Viva

David Yagüe González

who were considered sexual minorities were all sent to these camps, which were later closed due to international and national pressures and due to the inappropriate conduct of the guards. Masculinity was also seen as a national identity. The

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Andrew J. Webber

attention. 2 Here, German film is intended to encompass films—including transnational productions such as Lore —made in and about Germany and directly bound up with its conditions of national identity. My particular concern is with childhood as a

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Los Roldán and the Inclusion of Travesti Narratives

Representations of Gender-Nonconforming Identities in Argentinian Telenovelas

Martín Ponti

one of the leading voices in trans* studies and activism. Radi, alongside a national coalition, drafted part of the Gender Identity Law passed by the Argentine Congress in May 2012. 8 Since independence from Spain in 1816, the Argentine Civil Code

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Lieke Hettinga and Terrance Wooten

shifted to make room for trans and gender-nonconforming actors, characters, and producers. This has not been without risk of overrepresenting trans people as “included” into the national body politic, enabling a progress narrative that suggests US civil

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Andrew J. Ball

oppositional symbolic form is appropriated by those in power and redeployed to maintain the existent hierarchy. In particular, Eddy tracks how the American film industry used the marginalized identities and emancipatory idiom of the slasher movie to reproduce

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Editor's Introduction

Screening Transgression

Andrew J. Ball

connecting the artists on view was a shared engagement with the body and its mediated image, raising important questions about representation especially in terms of identity, embodiment, race, gender, sexuality, class, and belonging.” We are also pleased to

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Queer Sinofuturism

The Aberrant Movements and Posthumanist Mutations of Body, Identity, and Matter in Lu Yang's Uterus Man

Gabriel Remy-Handfield

-human technological (both physical and virtual) artifacts” ( Kim 2017: 235 ). In Lu Yang's strange posthuman universe, identities are not fixed but mutable, and they are mediated by new technologies. If posthumanism can be generally described as a reaction to humanism