Acinemas: Lyotard's Philosophy of Film

Acinemas: Lyotard's Philosophy of Film


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This collection presents, for the first time in English, all of Lyotard's major essays on film, an introductory essay by the leading French scholar on Lyotard's film-philosophy, an overview of Lyotard's practical film projects written by his collaborators, and a selection of critical essays by philosophers and film theorists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781474418942
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 10/01/2017
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Graham Jones is Lecturer in Creative Writing, Literary Studies and Media and Communications at Monash University, Australia.

Ashley Woodward is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Dundee and is a founding member of the Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy. He is the author and editor of a number of books, including Lyotard and the Inhuman Condition: Reflections on Nihilism, Information and Art (Edinburgh University Press, 2016), Gilbert Simondon: Being and Technology (Edinburgh University Press, 2012) and Nihilism in Postmodernity: Lyotard, Baudrillard, Vattimo (The Davies Group, 2009).

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors

Susana Viegas and James Williams

Editor's Introduction
Graham Jones and Ashley Woodward

Cinema Lyotard: An Introduction
Jean-Michel Durafour

Lyotard's Essays on Film
The Unconscious as Mise-en-scène
Two Metamorphoses of the Seductive in Cinema
The Idea of a Sovereign Film

Approaches and Interpretations
Imaginary Constructs? A Libidinal Economy of the Cinematographic Medium
Julie Gaillard

Lyotard, Gorgias and the Art of Seduction
Keith Crome

Authorisation: Lyotard's Sovereign Image
Peter W. Milne

Applications And Extentions
Discourse, Figure, Suture: Lyotard and Cinematic Space
Jon Hackett

On Dialogue as Performative Art Criticism
Vlad Ionescu

Give Me a Sign: An Anxious Exploration of Performance on Film, Under Lyotard's Shadow
Kiff Bamford

How Desire Works: A Lyotardian Lynch
Graham Jones and Ashley Woodward

Aberrant Movement and Somatography in the Hysterical Films of Roméo Bosetti
Lisa Trahair

1. Lyotard's Film Work
Claudine Eizykman and Guy Fihman

2. Memorial Immemorial
Jean-François Lyotard

3. Lyotard Filmography


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