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Representing the catastrophic : coming to terms with "unimaginable" suffering and "incomprehensible" horror in visual culture

Author: Aaron Kerner
Publisher: Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2007.
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Analyzes the way in which cultures represent and make sense of catastrophic events through the medium of the visual arts. This work is of interest to scholars interested in art history, film studies,  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kerner, Aaron.
Representing the catastrophic.
Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, c2007
(OCoLC)654249812
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron Kerner
ISBN: 9780773454101 0773454101
OCLC Number: 137246003
Description: v, 316 p., [8] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : representing the catastrophic --
Catastrophic history : the qualities of catastrophe --
Witness and the historical process : testifying to the catastrophic --
Allegory : history as palimpsest --
Gojira vs. Godzilla : allegories of the catastrophic event --
Marquis de Sade : the allegoreis of a catastrophic historian --
Pier Paolo Pasolini's Salò : the 120 days of Sodom : cinema that speaks abjection --
Documentary : documenting the catastrophic --
Catastrophic comics --
Conclusion : reconstructing memories.
Responsibility: Aaron Kerner ; with a preface by Bill Nichols.
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"Dr. Kerner demonstrates originality and insight in his investigation of a crucial problem: by what means might we represent catastrophic events that are of human origin, and in what ways do such Read more...

 
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