Keywords in Subversive Film/Media Aesthetics
BOOK LAUNCH/VIDEO PRESENTATION
with authors Robert Stam, Richard Porton, and Leo Goldsmith
"Keywords is no list of p.c. pre-approved jargon, but rather an almost Borgesian carnival of concepts that inspires something akin to hope. Flipping through these pages is like being at a party where the brightest, most passionate thinkers and dreamers have gathered to celebrate the role of the critical imagination as a tool for genuine social change.”
— James Schamus, Oscar-nominated screenwriter (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) producer (Brokeback Mountain) and professor of Cinema Studies at Columbia University
Keywords in Subversive Film/Media Aesthetics offers a scintillating coffee-house style conversation about radical aesthetics and film. With seemingly effortless erudition, the book leads the reader through hundreds of illuminating concepts and filmic examples that criss-cross the usual geographic and disciplinary boundaries, in an intellectual experience as enjoyable as it is informative. A subversive tour de force.
— Stephen Duncombe (author of Dream: Re-Imagining Progressive Politics in an Age of Fantasy), Associate Professor, New York University
“The thrillingly expansive field of vision of this astonishing book synthetically gathers up multiple media, cultures and historical eras as part of an energizing project whose ultimate objective is nothing less than profound social transformation through art and culture.”
— Girish Shambu, film blogger and Associate Professor, Canisius College
For more information about the book, visit the publisher's webpage.
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