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《猜火車》 : 當「無因」的反叛成為奇觀, Linan LIU 2020 Lingnan University

《猜火車》 : 當「無因」的反叛成為奇觀, Linan Liu

Cultural Studies@Lingnan 文化研究@嶺南

《猜火車》(Trainspotting,香港譯名為《迷幻列車》)是丹尼·鮑伊(Danny Boyle)於一九九六年執導的一部頗具爭議的電影,批評者認為這部電影展示了一種極其墮落的生活方式,可能會鼓勵青少年吸食毒品,但也有人認為電影是對這種生活方式的批評。這些爭議似乎不妨礙它在商業上取得成功,該片以接近一百七十萬美元的成本斬獲了近七千二百萬美元的全球票房,成為當年最賺錢的商業電影之一,並獲得了當年奧斯卡金像獎最佳改編劇本的提名。


陳果電影與後殖民香港的文化身份, Dian ZHENG 2020 Lingnan University

陳果電影與後殖民香港的文化身份, Dian Zheng

Cultural Studies@Lingnan 文化研究@嶺南

回歸以前,香港後殖民處境下港人的身份危機不僅在學術領域廣受探討,亦成為眾多文藝作品的靈感來源。一九八四年,中英簽署聯合聲明後,香港人對未來的焦慮更為頻繁地呈現在銀幕上方。


「不在現場,勝於現場」 : 雲劇場是否即將取代實體劇場?, Pui Yiu LO 2020 Lingnan University

「不在現場,勝於現場」 : 雲劇場是否即將取代實體劇場?, Pui Yiu Lo

Cultural Studies@Lingnan 文化研究@嶺南

本文將會先淺談在疫情下線上劇場的實行情況,從而探討在這些演出中帶出的演出新定義。筆者亦將為題目中的「取代」落下定義,包括劇場工業、市場、劇場美學等多方面,比較線上劇場及實體劇場在此等方面的情況,看看線上劇場是否終將能把實體劇場全面取締。


看見棄民 : 二十一世紀電影中的底層反抗, Jing ZHONG 2020 Lingnan University

看見棄民 : 二十一世紀電影中的底層反抗, Jing Zhong

Cultural Studies@Lingnan 文化研究@嶺南

在二十世紀,電影一度是重要的政治手腕,大量地被左翼電影人用於銘記歷史、批判現實,關照受壓迫和邊緣化的底層。或是作一張面向社會事實的窗戶;或是作一盞燈,以藝術方法照耀鮮為人知的社會苦難。時至今日,電影本體論中的兩種解讀面向仍然不同程度地在敘事電影中成立,電影仍然是理解和批判現實的有效手段。關注當下的底層反抗電影,尤其是引發爭議的抗爭電影,有助於理解我們這個時代的歷史命運,尋找變革的可能。


No Longer, Not Yet: Retrofuture Hauntings On The Jetsons, Stefano Morello 2020 CUNY Graduate Center

No Longer, Not Yet: Retrofuture Hauntings On The Jetsons, Stefano Morello

Publications and Research

From Back to the Future to The Wonder Years, from Peggy Sue Got Married to The Stray Cats’ records – 1980s youth culture abounds with what Michael D. Dwyer has called “pop nostalgia,” a set of critical affective responses to representations of previous eras used to remake the present or to imagine corrective alternatives to it. Longings for the Fifties, Dwyer observes, were especially key to America’s self-fashioning during the Reagan era (2015).

Moving from these premises, I turn to anachronisms, aesthetic resonances, and intertextual references that point to, as Mark Fisher would have it, both a lost past and ...


Representing Absence: Contemporary Ekphrasis In “Apesh-T”, Agata Handley 2020 University of Lodz

Representing Absence: Contemporary Ekphrasis In “Apesh-T”, Agata Handley

Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture

Traditionally, ekphrasis has been defined as the description and analysis of works of art in poetry, and so it has been understood as the verbalization of visual images (Sager Eidt). The article examines the concept in the light of contemporary definitions that include non-verbal media as targets (Cariboni Killander, Lutas and Strukelj; Sager Eidt; Bruhn; Pethö) in order to analyze its applicability to music videos.

It concentrates in particular on “Apesh-t,” a video for a track by Beyoncé and Jay-Z from the album Everything Is Love (2018). The video is filmed in different interiors of the Louvre, where the singers ...


It’S About Time: Trying An Essay Film, Mieke Bal 2020 University of Amsterdam

It’S About Time: Trying An Essay Film, Mieke Bal

Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture

This essay is about the essay, a form (as Adorno called it) of thought alive that is partial in the two senses of the word: subjective and fragmented. Thinking as social, performative, and always un-finished; as dialogic. Through the mythical figure of Cassandra, who could foresee the future but was cursed to be never believed, I tried to “figure,” make a figural shape for the thoughts on the indifference of people towards the imminent ecological disaster of the world. At the invitation of Jakub Mikurda of the Łódź Film School to come and make an essay film, within one week ...


Dalí, Disney And Destino: Alchemy In Animation, David Allen 2020 Midland Actors Theatre, Birmingham

Dalí, Disney And Destino: Alchemy In Animation, David Allen

Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture

Salvador Dalí claimed that he made his whole life “a work of alchemy.” He saw in alchemy the principle of metamorphosis and “the transmutation of bodies.” Carl Jung recognized “imaginatio” as the key to alchemy. As Patrick Harpur suggests: “The Work takes place in a realm intermediate between mind and matter. It is a daimonic process, a ‘chemical theatre’ in which processes and psychic transformations interpenetrate.” The alchemist does not simply work on matter, but on the self.

In Dalí’s “paranoiac-critical method,” objects similarly seem to exist in an “intermediate realm between mind and matter”; they are animated presences ...


Made To Connive: Revisioning Cinderella In A Music Video. From Disney To Arthur Pirozkhov: A Case Study, Dorota Filipczak 2020 University of Lodz

Made To Connive: Revisioning Cinderella In A Music Video. From Disney To Arthur Pirozkhov: A Case Study, Dorota Filipczak

Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture

The article focuses on the way in which music videos can subvert and refigure the message of literature and film. The author sets out to demonstrate how a music video entitled “Зацепила” by Arthur Pirozkhov (Aleksandr Revva) enters a dialogue with the recent Disney version of Cinderella by Kenneth Branagh (2015), which, in turn, is an attempt to do justice to Perrault’s famous fairy tale. Starting out with Michèle Le Dœuff’s comment on the limitations imposed upon women’s intellectual freedom throughout the centuries, Filipczak applies the French philosopher’s concept of “regulatory myth” to illustrate the impact ...


Camp And Pop: David Bowie, Oskar Schlemmer, Madonna And Janelle Monáe, Kathrin Dreckmann 2020 Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf

Camp And Pop: David Bowie, Oskar Schlemmer, Madonna And Janelle Monáe, Kathrin Dreckmann

Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture

While contemporary pop culture is nowadays considered part of the cultural mainstream, its practices of codification and its use and circulation of signifiers are still shaped by its roots in counterculture. This leads to a second order esthetic that reflects upon mass culture and subverts it by means of transgression and rearrangement. This essay argues that this subversive logic of reference is closely linked to what Susan Sontag has described as “camp.” While doing so it not only sheds light on the aspect of subversion and identity building, but also on the aspect of performance and staging that plays an ...


Cowboy Cops And Black Lives Matter: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri And The Great White West[Ern], Debbie Olson 2020 Missouri Valley College, Marshall, MO

Cowboy Cops And Black Lives Matter: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri And The Great White West[Ern], Debbie Olson

Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture

The racial framework of Martin McDonagh’s 2017 film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri rests at the intersection of three persistent cultural myths—the Frontier Myth, the hero cowboy myth and the myth of white supremacy. There has been much criticism of the portrayal of black characters in the film, and particularly the lack of significant black characters in a film that sports a solid undercurrent of racial politics. While the black characters in the film occupy a small amount of screen time, this paper argues that the film’s treatment of black characters, including their absence, puts on display ...


In The Universe Of Cassandra: The Ancient Topos Of Clairvoyance In The Futuristic World Of Minority Report (2002), Małgorzata Budzowska 2020 University of Lodz

In The Universe Of Cassandra: The Ancient Topos Of Clairvoyance In The Futuristic World Of Minority Report (2002), Małgorzata Budzowska

Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture

The figure of Cassandra is well-known from numerous representations in ancient and modern literature as an archetype of a woman who has the power to see the future, but whose visions are not believed. In ancient Greek literature, Cassandra was an important character serving as a prophet of an approaching catastrophe. In her modern adaptations, this figure became a metaphor in psychoanalytical research on human moral behaviour (Melanie Klein and the Cassandra complex) developed in feminist writing. Cassandra has also been of interest to filmmakers, with perhaps the best adaptation of the subject of Cassandra’s clairvoyance being Steven Spielberg ...


Stranger Than Fiction: Gothic Intertextuality In Shakespears Sister’S Music Videos, Tomasz Fisiak 2020 University of Lodz

Stranger Than Fiction: Gothic Intertextuality In Shakespears Sister’S Music Videos, Tomasz Fisiak

Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture

The following article is going to focus on a selection of music videos by Shakespears Sister, a British indie pop band consisting of Siobhan Fahey and Marcella Detroit, which rose to prominence in the late 1980s. This article scrutinizes five of the band’s music videos: “Goodbye Cruel World” (1991), “I Don’t Care” (1992), “Stay” (1992), “All the Queen’s Horses” (2019) and “When She Finds You” (2019; the last two filmed 26 years after the duo’s turbulent split), all of them displaying a strong affinity with Gothicism. Fahey and Detroit, together with director Sophie Muller, a long-time ...


Taking Horror As You Find It: From Found Manuscripts To Found Footage Aesthetics, Tomasz Sawczuk 2020 University of Bialystok

Taking Horror As You Find It: From Found Manuscripts To Found Footage Aesthetics, Tomasz Sawczuk

Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture

An authenticator of the story and a well-tested enhancer of immersion, the trope of the found manuscript has been a persistent presence in Gothic writing since the birth of the genre. The narrative frame offered by purported textual artifacts has always aligned well with the genre’s preoccupation with questions of literary integrity, veracity, authorial originality, ontological anxiety and agency. However, for some time now the application of the found manuscript convention to Gothic fiction has been reduced to a mere token of the genre, failing to gain impact or credibility. A revival of the convention appears to have taken ...


Houston, We Have A Problem: Humanity & Home In 2001: A Space Odyssey, Charlotte Grace McGill Wood 2020 Johns Hopkins University

Houston, We Have A Problem: Humanity & Home In 2001: A Space Odyssey, Charlotte Grace Mcgill Wood

The Macksey Journal

Stanley Kubrick's watershed film 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) is epic in its undertaking. In just under three hours, Kubrick attempts to capture the totality of human history, beginning before the evolution of humankind as we know it and ending in a kind of post-physical dream space. The question of the environment's role weighs heavily throughout, as humankind becomes increasingly divorced from the Earth and begins a love affair with the wider universe. This affair is, of course, mediated. It is possible only because of suits and ships, tools invented by and for humans that allow them to ...


Playing With Noise: Anne Elliot, The Narrator, And Sound In Jane Austen's And Adrian Shergold's Persuasion, Brianna R. Phillips 2020 Georgia College & State University

Playing With Noise: Anne Elliot, The Narrator, And Sound In Jane Austen's And Adrian Shergold's Persuasion, Brianna R. Phillips

The Corinthian

This paper pushes against the critical tradition that views silence or listening in relation to passivity and powerlessness by exploring the role of noise in Jane Austen’s Persuasion and in Adrian Shergold’s experimental 2007 film adaptation of that novel and how sound relates to Anne Elliot’s emotional legibility. Austen fills the narrative landscape with sounds that are filtered almost exclusively through Anne so that even when she is silent, she is “making noise” through her focalizations and through free indirect narration. Both Austen and Shergold align noise with Anne’s emotions such that Anne’s sensorial responses ...


Welt Im Film, Der Augenzeuge, Und Die Deutsche Demokratische Republik: The Power Of Propaganda In Germany’S Post-World War Ii Climate (1945 - 1953), Georgina Bianca Laube 2020 University of Pittsburgh

Welt Im Film, Der Augenzeuge, Und Die Deutsche Demokratische Republik: The Power Of Propaganda In Germany’S Post-World War Ii Climate (1945 - 1953), Georgina Bianca Laube

The Macksey Journal

1945 marked the end of World War II, the fall of the National Socialist Workers Party (NSDAP, or Nazi Party), and led to a divided Germany. When the war officially ended, Germany was broken and Stunde Null, or ‘zero hour,’ was implemented. The intention was to allow Germany to rebuild and encouraged forgetting the past in order to move forward. Initiating this plan during this vulnerable period left fertile ground for the country to be swayed politically. An easy way to reach audiences was through cinema and photography. The NSDAP capitalized on technological advancements in film and photography to revolutionize ...


Postmodernism In Monty Python And The Holy Grail, Alexander Reece Loescher Quinlan 2020 University of Georgia

Postmodernism In Monty Python And The Holy Grail, Alexander Reece Loescher Quinlan

The Macksey Journal

Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a film that epitomizes the various forms of deconstruction in Postmodern Philosophy. The 1975 film presents a farcical version of the Arthurian Legend of the quest for the Holy Grail, along with this are a series of metanarrative deconstructions that permeate the film. Consistent with the definition of Postmodernism presented by Jean-Francois Lyotard, the film disparages metanarratives. This is presented at a surface level in the deconstruction of Arthurian tropes, from the base concept of the chivalrous noble to the knights of the round table and King Arthur. As each of the Arthurian ...


“It Wasn’T Made For Him” Examining Female-Led Superhero Films Wonder Woman And Captain Marvel And The Internet Commentary That Follows, Rachel Fimbianti 2020 Northwestern University

“It Wasn’T Made For Him” Examining Female-Led Superhero Films Wonder Woman And Captain Marvel And The Internet Commentary That Follows, Rachel Fimbianti

The Macksey Journal

Recently, there has been a public push for the film industry to improve female representation; subsequently, DC and Marvel released Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel to both critical praise and record box office figures. Strictly looking at industry measures of success (critics’ reviews and box office totals) it would appear that the industry and public are demanding more films with similar female representation. However, public opinion cannot be captured by critical interpretation and viewership alone; it is important to understand both how audiences feel after viewing a film and which aspects did or did not resonate with them. With my ...


Were Shakespeare And Kurosawa Marxists?: Examining Structural Critiques In Hamlet And The Bad Sleep Well, Maple Wyand 2020 University of Baltimore

Were Shakespeare And Kurosawa Marxists?: Examining Structural Critiques In Hamlet And The Bad Sleep Well, Maple Wyand

The Macksey Journal

Most film adaptations of Hamlet focus on the emotional distress of the titular character. One notable to exception to this is Akira Kurosawa's film, The Bad Sleep Well. In this adaptation of Hamlet, Kurosawa amplifies the hints of a Marxist viewpoint in Shakespeare's original play into a film with a systemic anti-capitalist worldview. This version of the story replaces the state government of Denmark with the corporate business sector of Japan. This change of setting allows Kurosawa to examine not only the corruption that stems from hegemonic incompetence that Shakespeare comments on, but also, a more finely-tuned critique ...


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