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Peter Schepelern and Lars von Trier

Interview with Lars von Trier

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Lorenzo Javier Torres Hortelano

In Antichrist (Lars Von Trier, 2009), the inverted story of a modern-day Adam (He) and Eve (She) and the death of their son, we witness the deep wound that von Trier himself suffered when his mother revealed to him a truth. He would later reveal this truth to the general public, and I follow the film’s own allusive structure by returning to this revelation only at the end of this report.

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Henry Bacon

According to constructivist theory a film cues us to apply a variety of schemata in mentally constructing a narrative and the diegetic world in which it takes place. But to what extent and with what degree of precision do we mentally construct time, space, causality, and the characters when we watch a film? We are not aware of the real world and our immediate environment much in excess of what our interests, needs, and desires are in any given situation. Similarly, we do not conceive of a complete fictional world when watching a film. Rather, a film cues us to fill in to the extent and with a precision that is relevant to our attempts at making sense of what is happening, often as focalized in terms of character interest. The cueing takes place through an interplay of what Thompson (1988) has defined as the realistic and the aesthetic background construction. This article outlines how this interplay functions to override apparent discrepancies in the material on the one hand, and to produce a variety of aesthetic effects on the other hand. Von Trier's Antichrist serves as an example of how the partial blocking of the filling in function can serve intriguing aesthetic purposes.

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Emanuel Stelzer

. 17 Peter Lake and Michael Questier, The Antichrist’s Lewd Hat: Protestants, Papists and Players in Post-Reformation England (London and New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002). 18 Quoted in Lake and Questier, The Antichrist’s Lewd Hat , 17. 19

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Editorial

In Memoriam Rabbi Dr Lionel Blue OBE, 6 February 1930–19 December 2016

Rabbi Jonathan Magonet

Testament, Lao Tse, Vivekananda on Yoga, Soloviev’s ‘Antichrist’ and C.S. Lewis’s ‘The Screwtape Letters’. Lionel was a very anxious person and yet he always found the courage to take on issues he felt strongly about. He was a breaker of taboos. Recognizing

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John H. Gillespie

evident in The Antichrist ( Der Antichrist , 1895). Bernard Schweizer classifies him as a misotheist, a hater of God, and it is hard to argue against that judgement. 16 It is Nietzsche’s rebellion against God and Christianity that directs him to create

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“Loving and Cruel, All at the Same Time”

Girlhood Identity in The Craft

Emily Chandler

calls out, “I can feel you in me! I am your daughter now.” This positions Nancy “in Christlike terms, but as a perversion, an anti-Christ of sorts” ( P. Thomas 2009: 225 ). Sarah and Nancy are depicted as opposite sides of the same coin. While Sarah does

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Jablonka’s History

Literature and the Search for Truth

Sarah Fishman

continue scribbling notes as he makes evermore outrageous statements (“Jefferson was the Anti-Christ! Democracy is Fascism! Black is White! Night is Day!”) The professor eventually gives up, just as the students whisper amongst themselves, “Boy, this course

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Ambiguous Attachments and Industrious Nostalgias

Heritage Narratives of Russian Old Believers in Romania

Cristina Clopot

://www.crlr.ro/statut-crlr.html > (accessed 10 February 2017 ). Crummey , R. ( 1970 ), The Old Believers and the World of Antichrist: The Vyg Community & the Russian State, 1694–1855 ( Madison : University of Wisconsin Press ). Crummey , R. ( 1993 ), ‘ Old Belief as Popular Religion

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Guest Editor's Introduction

Phenomenology Encounters Cognitivism

Robert Sinnerbrink

: 10.5840/studphaen2016161 . 10.5840/studphaen2016161 Grodal , Torben . 2012 . “ Frozen Style and Strong Emotions of Panic and Separation: Trier's Prologues to Antichrist and Melancholia .” Journal of Scandinavian Cinema 2 ( 1 ): 47 – 53