• Performing Arts

The Queer German Cinema


Author: Alice A. Kuzniar
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804739955
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 314
View: 5340
This ambitious and pioneering work rewrites German cinematic history queerly. It shows how, since the Weimar era, German cinema has played a leading role in the innovation of gay and lesbian cinema, with the tantalizing sexual illegibility and gender instability of German films of the 1920s anticipating the queer sensibilities of the 1990s.

    • Performing Arts

Queer Cinema

Schoolgirls, Vampires, and Gay Cowboys
Author: Barbara Mennel
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231850204
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 224
View: 2295
Queer Cinema: Schoolgirls, Vampires, and Gay Cowboys illustrates queer cinematic aesthetics by highlighting key films that emerged at historical turning points throughout the twentieth century. Barbara Mennel traces the representation of gays and lesbians from the sexual liberation movements of the roaring 1920s in Berlin to the Stonewall Rebellion in New York City and the emergence of queer activism and film in the early 1990s. She explains early tropes of queerness, such as the boarding school or the vampire, and describes the development of camp from 1950s Hollywood to underground art of the late 1960s in New York City. Mennel concludes with an exploration of the contemporary mainstreaming of gay and lesbian films and global queer cinema. Queer Cinema: Schoolgirls, Vampires and Gay Cowboys not only offers an introduction to a gay and lesbian film history, but also contributes to an academic discussion about queer subversion of mainstream film.

    • History

No Place Like Home

Locations of Heimat in German Cinema
Author: Johannes von Moltke
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520244117
Category: History
Page: 302
View: 6899
Charting the development of the 'Heimatfilm', Johannes von Moltke focuses on its heyday in the 1950s. Questions of what it could mean to call the German nation 'home' after World War II are present in these films and Moltke uses them as a lens to view contemporary discourses on German national identity.

    • Social Science

Spanish Queer Cinema


Author: Chris Perriam
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748665889
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
View: 5758
Since the Catalan government passed the first of Spain's regional governmental laws on same-sex partnership in 1998, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and queer culture in Spain has thrived. Spanish Queer Cinema assesses the impact of this significant c

    • Performing Arts

New Queer Cinema

The Director’s Cut
Author: B. Ruby Rich
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822399695
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 352
View: 8475
B. Ruby Rich designated a brand new genre, the New Queer Cinema (NQC), in her groundbreaking article in the Village Voice in 1992. This movement in film and video was intensely political and aesthetically innovative, made possible by the debut of the camcorder, and driven initially by outrage over the unchecked spread of AIDS. The genre has grown to include an entire generation of queer artists, filmmakers, and activists. As a critic, curator, journalist, and scholar, Rich has been inextricably linked to the New Queer Cinema from its inception. This volume presents her new thoughts on the topic, as well as bringing together the best of her writing on the NQC. She follows this cinematic movement from its origins in the mid-1980s all the way to the present in essays and articles directed at a range of audiences, from readers of academic journals to popular glossies and weekly newspapers. She presents her insights into such NQC pioneers as Derek Jarman and Isaac Julien and investigates such celebrated films as Go Fish, Brokeback Mountain, Itty Bitty Titty Committee, and Milk. In addition to exploring less-known films and international cinemas (including Latin American and French films and videos), she documents the more recent incarnations of the NQC on screen, on the web, and in art galleries.

    • History

The New German Cinema

Music, History, and the Matter of Style
Author: Caryl Flinn
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520228955
Category: History
Page: 323
View: 3011
"An original, intelligent, and insightful book. Over the past twenty years, the New German Cinema has been the topic of some of our most sophisticated studies of memory, history, and political identity. Flinn extends, deepens, and expands on this work to offer necessary insights about music, cinema, and national identity in postwar Germany. With wit, rigor, and an engaging prose style, Flinn exposes the New German Cinema in its ability to dramatize a commitment to historical memory that is not sentimental, romanticized, or fueled by nationalist fervor. This is a remarkably innovative, transformative, and important work."—Patrice Petro, author of Aftershocks of the New: Feminism & Film History "Using the musical soundtrack as her 'Auftakt,' Caryl Flinn revisits melodrama and melancholia, camp and kitsch, and memory and shock in the works of such filmmakers as Fassbinder, Kluge, Ottinger, Treut, and Schroeter. The resulting intellectual counterpoint is dazzling. In the wake of this articulate analysis, the New German Cinema will never be the same again. In these 'leaden times' of ours, Flinn reminds us of the hope that an alternative aesthetics has to offer."—Alice Kuzniar, Professor of German and Comparative Literature, author of The Queer German Cinema

Edinburgh German Yearbook 10

Queering German Culture
Author: Leanne Dawson
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 1571139656
Category:
Page: 244
View: 5046
Contributions exploring the representation and reality of LGBTQ+ individuals and issues in historical and contemporary German-speaking culture.

    • Performing Arts

German Film after Germany

Toward a Transnational Aesthetic
Author: Randall Halle
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252091442
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 256
View: 9855
What is the work of film in the age of transnational production? To answer that question, Randall Halle focuses on the film industry of Germany, one of Europe's largest film markets and one of the world's largest film-producing nations. In the 1990s Germany experienced an extreme transition from a state-subsidized mode of film production that was free of anxious concerns about profit and audience entertainment to a mode dominated by private interest and big capital. At the same time, the European Union began actively drawing together the national markets of Germany and other European nations, sublating their individual significances into a synergistic whole. This book studies these changes broadly, but also focuses on the transformations in their particular national context. It balances film politics and film aesthetics, tracing transformations in financing along with analyses of particular films to describe the effects on the film object itself. Halle concludes that we witness currently the emergence of a new transnational aesthetic, a fundamental shift in cultural production with ramifications for communal identifications, state cohesion, and national economies.

    • Performing Arts

New German Cinema

Images of a Generation
Author: Julia Knight
Publisher: Wallflower Press
ISBN: 9781903364284
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 124
View: 2754
Joseph Walser provides the first examination of Nagarjuna's life and writings in the context of the religious and monastic debates of the second century CE. Walser explores how Nagarjuna secured the canonical authority of Mahayana teachings and considers his use of rhetoric to ensure the transmission of his writings by Buddhist monks. Drawing on close textual analysis of Nagarjuna's writings and other Buddhist and non-Buddhist sources, Walser offers an original contribution to the understanding of Nagarjuna and the early history of Buddhism.

    • History

Gender and Sexuality in East German Film

Intimacy and Alienation
Author: Kyle Frackman,Faye Stewart
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 1571139923
Category: History
Page: 296
View: 7811
The first scholarly collection in English or German to fully address the treatment of gender and sexuality in the productions of DEFA across genres and in social, political, and cultural context.

    • History

The New German Cinema

Music, History, and the Matter of Style
Author: Caryl Flinn
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520238230
Category: History
Page: 352
View: 2262
"An original, intelligent, and insightful book. Over the past twenty years, the New German Cinema has been the topic of some of our most sophisticated studies of memory, history, and political identity. Flinn extends, deepens, and expands on this work to offer necessary insights about music, cinema, and national identity in postwar Germany. With wit, rigor, and an engaging prose style, Flinn exposes the New German Cinema in its ability to dramatize a commitment to historical memory that is not sentimental, romanticized, or fueled by nationalist fervor. This is a remarkably innovative, transformative, and important work."—Patrice Petro, author of Aftershocks of the New: Feminism & Film History "Using the musical soundtrack as her 'Auftakt,' Caryl Flinn revisits melodrama and melancholia, camp and kitsch, and memory and shock in the works of such filmmakers as Fassbinder, Kluge, Ottinger, Treut, and Schroeter. The resulting intellectual counterpoint is dazzling. In the wake of this articulate analysis, the New German Cinema will never be the same again. In these 'leaden times' of ours, Flinn reminds us of the hope that an alternative aesthetics has to offer."—Alice Kuzniar, Professor of German and Comparative Literature, author of The Queer German Cinema


    • History

The A to Z of German Cinema


Author: Robert C. Reimer,Carol J. Reimer
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 1461731860
Category: History
Page: 524
View: 2504
Outlining the richness of German film, The A to Z of German Cinema covers mainstream, alternative, and experimental film from 1895 to the present through a chronology, introductory essay, appendix of the 100 most significant German films, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on directors, actors, films, cinematographers, composers, producers, and major historical events that greatly affected the direction and development of German cinema. The book's broad canvas will lead students and scholars of cinema to appreciate the complex nature of German film.

    • Performing Arts

A Companion to German Cinema


Author: Terri Ginsberg,Andrea Mensch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405194367
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 601
View: 4660
A Companion to German Cinema offers a wide-ranging collection of essays demonstrating state-of-play scholarship on German cinema at a time during which cinema studies as well as German cinema have once again begun to flourish. Offers a careful combination of theoretical rigor, conceptual accessibility, and intellectual inclusiveness Includes essays by well-known writers as well as up-and-coming scholars who take innovative critical approaches to both time-honored and emergent areas in the field, especially regarding race, gender, sexuality, and (trans)nationalism Distinctive for its contemporary relevance, reorienting the field to the global twenty-first century Fills critical gaps in the extant scholarship, opening the field onto new terrains of critical engagement

    • Drama

Queer Cinema in Europe


Author: Robin Griffiths
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 1841500798
Category: Drama
Page: 227
View: 5707
A collection of insightful essays that explore, for the first time, the questions and conflicts of gender, sexuality and spectatorship in contemporary European cinema. Contributors discuss the shifting deployments of lesbian, gay and queer representation to re-define and deconstruct notions of national identity and culture from within a unique and diverse European context. A number of films, directors and genres are explored for their relevance to new understandings of queer desire in the new millennium.

    • Literary Criticism

The Representation of Masochism and Queer Desire in Film and Literature


Author: B. Mennel
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137069996
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 208
View: 5213
Defining masochism as 'literary perversion', this book probes the productivity of masochistic aesthetics in the literature of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch and contemporary queer films, analysing radical accounts of desire, gender, and sexuality.

    • Performing Arts

Triangulated Visions

Women in Recent German Cinema
Author: Ingeborg Majer O'Sickey,Ingeborg von Zadow
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791437179
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 291
View: 2928
This broad-ranging collection, the first of its kind, gathers essays on the representation of women in recent German cinema, as well as recent interviews with German women filmmakers.

Queer European Cinema

Queering Cinematic Time and Space
Author: Leanne Dawson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781138037564
Category:
Page: 126
View: 7831
Queer European Cinema commences with an overview of LGBTQ representation throughout cinematic history, interwoven with socio-political reality in Europe and beyond, to consider trends including the boarding school film, the gay road movie, and queer horror such as the lesbian vampire tale, before analysing case studies from the �low culture� of pornography to the �high culture� of arthouse cinema. This collection of essays explores borders and boundaries of geography, temporality, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, and desire in a range of European films at a time when both LGBTQ politics and the concept of Europe are under intense scrutiny in representation and reality, to demonstrate how LGBTQ film can serve as a political tool to create visibility and acceptance as well as providing entertainment. Chapters include an analysis of both trans and femme identities in Academy Award-winning Boys Don�t Cry alongside German film, Unveiled; the intersection of lesbian visibility and the notion of nation on the Croatian screen at its point of entry into the European Union and during the gay marriage referendum; music and its relation to camp in Italian transnational cinema; European lesbian feminist pornography; and an analysis of liminal spaces and citizenship in queer French-language road movies. This book was originally published as a special issue of Studies in European Cinema.

    • Performing Arts

German Cinema

Since Unification
Author: David Clarke
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826491060
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 239
View: 9767
Edited book offering a survey of recent German cinema >

    • Performing Arts

The German Cinema Book


Author: Tim Bergfelder,Erica Carter,Deniz Gokturk
Publisher: British Film Institute
ISBN: 9780851709468
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 291
View: 3139
This work brings together film specialists from Europe and the United States to explore German film history from the late 19th to the early 21st century. It re-evaluates traditional areas of interest in German cinema, and looks at neglected aspects, including early cinema.