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Mimesis, movies, and media

Author: Scott Cowdell; Chris Fleming; Joel Hodge
Publisher: New York London Oxford New Delhi Sydney Bloomsbury Academic New York London Oxford New Delhi Sydney Bloomsbury Academic 2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Introduction -- Media and representation. On the one medium / Eric Gans -- The scapegoat mechanism and the media: beyond the folk devil paradigm / John O'Carroll -- The apocalypse will not be televised / Chris Fleming -- Film. Mirrors of nature: artificial agents in real life and virtual worlds / Paul Dumouchel -- Superheroes, scapegoats, and saviors: the problem of evil and the need for redemption / Joel Hodge --  Read more...
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Named Person: René Girard; René Girard
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Cowdell; Chris Fleming; Joel Hodge
ISBN: 9781501324376 1501324373 9781628924640 1628924640 9781628924657 1628924659 9781628924664 1628924667
OCLC Number: 959279830
Description: XI, 241 Seiten Illustrationen 24 cm
Contents: IntroductionMedia and representation. On the one medium / Eric Gans --
The scapegoat mechanism and the media: beyond the folk devil paradigm / John O'Carroll --
The apocalypse will not be televised / Chris Fleming --
Film. Mirrors of nature: artificial agents in real life and virtual worlds / Paul Dumouchel --
Superheroes, scapegoats, and saviors: the problem of evil and the need for redemption / Joel Hodge --
Sanctified victimage on page and screen: The hunger games as prophetic media / Debra E. Macdonald --
The mimetic e-motion: from The matrix to Avatar / Nidesh Lawtoo --
Apocalypse of the therapeutic: The cabin in the woods and the death of mimetic desire / Peter Y. Paik --
Eyes wide shut: mimesis and historical memory in Stanley Kubrick's The shining / David Humbert --
Against romantic love: mimeticism and satire in Woody Allen's Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona; you will meet a tall dark stranger; and To Rome with love / Scott Cowdell --
A beautiful crisis: Ang Lee's film adaptation of The ice storm / Carly Osborn --
Cowboy metaphysics, the virtuous-enough cowboy, and mimetic desire in Stephen Fears' The hi-lo country / Thomas Ryba --
Television. The self in crisis: watching Mad men and Homeland with Girard and Hegel / Paolo Diego Bubbio --
Media, murder, and memoir: Girardian baroque in Robert Drewe's The shark net / Rosamund Dalziell --
Conversion in Dexter / Matthew John Paul Tan and Joel Hodge.
Responsibility: edited by Scott Cowdell, Chris Fleming, and Joel Hodge
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Introduction -- Media and representation. On the one medium / Eric Gans -- The scapegoat mechanism and the media: beyond the folk devil paradigm / John O'Carroll -- The apocalypse will not be televised / Chris Fleming -- Film. Mirrors of nature: artificial agents in real life and virtual worlds / Paul Dumouchel -- Superheroes, scapegoats, and saviors: the problem of evil and the need for redemption / Joel Hodge -- Sanctified victimage on page and screen: The hunger games as prophetic media / Debra E. Macdonald -- The mimetic e-motion: from The matrix to Avatar / Nidesh Lawtoo -- Apocalypse of the therapeutic: The cabin in the woods and the death of mimetic desire / Peter Y. Paik -- Eyes wide shut: mimesis and historical memory in Stanley Kubrick's The shining / David Humbert -- Against romantic love: mimeticism and satire in Woody Allen's Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona; you will meet a tall dark stranger; and To Rome with love / Scott Cowdell -- A beautiful crisis: Ang Lee's film adaptation of The ice storm / Carly Osborn -- Cowboy metaphysics, the virtuous-enough cowboy, and mimetic desire in Stephen Fears' The hi-lo country / Thomas Ryba -- Television. The self in crisis: watching Mad men and Homeland with Girard and Hegel / Paolo Diego Bubbio -- Media, murder, and memoir: Girardian baroque in Robert Drewe's The shark net / Rosamund Dalziell -- Conversion in Dexter / Matthew John Paul Tan and Joel Hodge

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