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“Presentism” Versus “Path Dependence”?

Reflections on the Second World War in Russian Textbooks of the 1990s

Serguey Ehrlich

shapes the various views of the past,” with that of Barry Schwartz, who argues that “memory has both cumulative and presentist aspects.” 1 This controversy has been defined as one between “presentism” and “path dependence.” 2 In my opinion, this

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Questions of Authorship

Some Comments on David Bordwell’s Narration in the Fiction Film

Paisley Livingston


These comments concern Bordwell’s explicit and implicit claims about cinematic authorship in his 1985 Narration in the Fiction Film. Distinctions are drawn between causal and attributionist conceptions of authorship, and between actualist and fictionalist views about the spectator’s attitude toward authorship. A key question concerns the autonomy or independence of a viewer’s competent uptake of story and narration, as opposed to its dependence on knowledge of authorship or authorial design. The example of cinematic quotation in Resnais’s Mon oncle d’Amérique is used to illustrate the pertinence of the latter option.

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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

literary movements in the ways in which newer generations of authors attempt to “interest” their readers ( 1995: 1–2 ). Reinhard Kuhn, on the other hand, dismisses simple boredom for its dependence on “external circumstances” and instead explores ennui as

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Narratives of Ambivalence

The Ethics of Vulnerability and Agency in Research with Girls in the Sex Trade

Alexandra Ricard-Guay and Myriam Denov

narratives may create a zone of discomfort for researchers and may prove destabilizing for them. Yet, these perceptions, even when they oppose or throw into question the nexus of protection/risk, vulnerability/agency, and independence/dependence must be seen

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Adolescent Girls with Disabilities in Humanitarian Settings

“I Am Not ‘Worthless’—I Am a Girl with a Lot to Share and Offer”

Emma Pearce, Kathryn Paik, and Omar J. Robles

-abuse-against-WWD-W.pdf (accessed 29 June 2015 ). Watson , Nick , Linda McKie , Bill Hughes , Debra Hopkins , and Sue Gregory . 2004 . “ (Inter)dependence, Needs and Care: The Potential for Disability and Feminist Theorists to Develop an Emancipatory Model

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De-Orientalizing the Western Gaze on Eastern Europe

The First Soviet Occupation in Lithuanian History Textbooks

Barbara Christophe

perhaps emphasizing more strongly their dependence on the external powers pulling the strings. Accordingly, the text states elsewhere that the government had been “pushed around” 42 by Moscow. At the same time, the textbook reiterates the broad base of

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Isabel Rivero-Vilá

dependence on the virtual by focusing our engagements back into the physical world. Producing such projects can help us to resist what I see as the increasingly urgent dangers of becoming overly dependent on social media, with its use of cookies to monitor

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Precarious Girls and (Cruel) Optimism

Protecting Sexually Abused Teenage Girls

Rosemary R. Carlton

which to self-protect from under-employment or future dependence on the state. Education was equated with “opening opportunities for the future,” as a “way out of poverty,” as “path to success in life,” and as a “way to raise yourself up from a lower

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“Like a Dream, an Illusion, a Drop of Dew, a Flash of Lightning”

Buddhist (Un)reality, Thought Experiments, and the “Ecological Dharma Eye” in Lu Yang's Material World Knight Game Film

Livia Monnet

that all things and phenomena arise in dependence on multiple causes and conditions, and as a specific instantiation of this law in the nidanas or the twelve links of dependent origination. The basic formula of the principle of dependent origination

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Bodies with Objects in Space through Screens

Casual Virtuality and the Self-Mediation of Laura Paolini's Constraining Aesthetics

Jakub Zdebik

document. And the document becomes an “ontological ‘anchor’” the indexicality of the performing body ( Auslander 2006: 2 ). Philip Auslander discusses how the performance is a reality through the window of photographic documentation, the “mutual dependence