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Politics, theory and film : critical encounters with Lars von Trier

Author: Bonnie Honig; Lori Jo Marso
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The disturbing and intense films of Lars von Trier are often dismissed as misogynist, misanthropic, or anti-humanist. This book, however, invites us to engage with his work to found a new feminist vision and discover what might be distinctively hopeful for the future of our fragile human condition.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Politics, theory and film.
New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2016006212
Named Person: Lars von Trier; Lars von Trier
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bonnie Honig; Lori Jo Marso
ISBN: 9780190600198 0190600195 9780190600204 0190600209 9780190600211 0190600217
OCLC Number: 941140424
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Politics, Theory, and Film: Critical Encounters with Lars von Trier ; Copyright; Contents; PREFACE: SHOW, DON'T TELL; Notes; Bibliography ; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ; CONTRIBUTORS ; Introduction: Lars von Trier and the "Clichés of Our Times"; Notes; References and Further Reading; I: Anti-Semite/Jew; Von Trier: Tony Cokes; Insert1 ; Chapter 1: AN INVITATION FROM LARS VON TRIER: Translated by Troels Skadhauge and Lars Tonder ; II: Woman/Nymph; Chapter 2: MUST WE BURN LARS VON TRIER?: Simone de Beauvoir's Body Politics in Antichrist ; The Aberrant: Failed Femininity. The Grotesque: Nature's FeminineThe Excessive: Crushing the Dick; Feeling Our Way beyond Patriarchy; Notes; Bibliography ; Chapter 3: THE SUFFERING SPECTATOR?: Perversion and Complicity in Antichrist and Nymphomaniac ; The Sexual Scene and the Perverse Cinematic Apparatus; Playing (with) the Spectator; Affect and the Complicitous Spectator; Provocative Compositions; Queer Disorganizations; Coda: Escape; Notes; References; Chapter 4: THE NYMPH SHOOTS BACK: Agamben and the Feel of the Agon ; I. Nymphomaniac en Abyme; II. Pygmalion, Galatea, and Agamben's Nymph; III. The Nymph Shoots Back. IV. Coda: "Hey Joe"Notes; References; III: Fate/Martyr; Chapter 5: SHARING IN WHAT DEATH REVEALS: Breaking the Waves with Bataille ; The Question of Violence in Breaking the Waves; The Goodness Interpretation; The Bataillean Interpretation; Narrating Violence; Notes; References; Chapter 6: BROKEN BY GOD: Fate and Divine Intervention in Breaking the Waves ; Introduction: Bess's Rebellion; Bess and Her God; Belief and Sacrifice; Talking to God, Talking to Oneself; The Benefits of Belief; The Amor Fati of Bess McNeill; The Space for Judgment; Conclusion; Notes; References; IV: Young Americans. Chapter 7: BLIND SPOTS AND DOUBLE VISION: National and Individual Fantasy in Dancer in the Dark Notes; References; Chapter 8: "YOUNG AMERICANS"; Introduction: One Damn Song ... ; Dogville: A Brief Synopsis of the Film; Dogville's Documentation of the Ethical Turn; Surfaces, Authenticities, and Commodities in Dogville; Notes; References; Chapter 9: THREE EMANCIPATIONS; I. The Slavery of Emancipation: Wilhelm's Emancipation; II. Emancipation as Exoneration: Grace's Emancipation; III. The Performance of White Supremacy: Timothy's Emancipation; IV. Emancipatory Acts and Bad Behavior; Notes.
Responsibility: edited by Bonnie Honig and Lori J. Marso.

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