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[Commlist] New Book: The Cinematic Sublime: Negative Pleasures, Structuring Absences

Wed Nov 18 17:16:31 GMT 2020

Intellect is pleased to announce that /*The Cinematic Sublime: Negative Pleasures, Structuring Absences <>*/, edited by Nathan Carroll, is now available in hardback and ebook.

A significant contribution to the literature on film-philosophy, this original and stimulating collection of interdisciplinary essays explores the idea of the cinematic sublime by bringing together film studies and aesthetics to examine cinema and cinematic experience.

This book views the idea of ‘the sublime’ in cinema from a variety of perspectives; the essays range in focus from early cinema, through classical Hollywood, documentary, avant-garde and art cinema traditions, and on to contemporary digital cinema. Offers new and exciting insights into how cinema engages with traditional historical and aesthetic discourse. This wide-ranging and coherent volume is a useful resource for both post-graduate students and established scholars interested in the interrelations between film and philosophy.

*_Table of Contents
*Foreword *– /Joan Hawkins/
*Introduction* – /Nathan Carroll/

*Part I: Sublime Spectatorship *
*1.* Sublime Spectatorship on Tour: The Early British Scenic and the Quest for the Perfect View – /Samantha Wilson/ *2.* Stars Up Close: Celebrity, Ephemerality, and the Banal Sublime – /Claire Sisco King/

*Part II: Staging Sublimity: “Presenting the Unpresentable” *
*3.* Between Preservation and Disintegration in Decayed Cinema: The Uncanny and the Weird of the Sublime Archival Image in Hollis Frampton’s (/nostalgia/) (1971) and Bill Morrison’s /Decasia/ (2002) – /Kornelia Boczkowska/ *4.* Negative Epiphanies and Sublime Emotion in Steven Spielberg’s /A.I. Artificial Intelligence/ – /James Kendrick/

*Part III: Time, Memory, and History: Ruptures and Fragments *
*5.* Claude Lanzmann’s /Shoah/ and the Historical Sublime – /Steve Ostovich/*
6.* Jerry Lewis’s Holocaust and the Limits of Invisibility – /Chris Dumas/

*Part IV: The Limits of Control: Sublime Cinemascapes*
*7.* A Short History of the Long Take: Digital Cinema and the “Infinite Cut” – /Nathan Carroll/ *8.* Stalking the Sublime: Nature and Affect in Andrei Tarkovsky’s /Stalker/ – /Robert Lee Jones/

*Part V: The Limits of Light: The Other(s) *
*9.* Sublime Abject or Abject Sublime: Sublimation and Jouissance in Andrezj Żuławski’s /Szamanka/ – /Carolin Kirchner/ *10.* The Fear of Beauty and the Beauty of Fear: The Sublime in Jonathan Glazer’s /Under the Skin/ – /Kwasu David Tembo/

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