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Inhospitable World: Cinema in the Time of the Anthropocene

ISBN : 9780190696788

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Author: 
Jennifer Fay
Pages
272 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Apr 2018
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While standard ecological cricitism attends to the environmental crisis as an unraveling of our natural state, this book looks to films and media theory to consider how they reflect upon the creation and destruction of artifial, human environments. What are the implications of ecological inhospitality? And what role might cinema and media theory play in challenging our presumed right to occupy and populate the world? As an art form, cinema enjoys a unique relationship to the material, elemental world it captures and produces. Through it, we may appreciate the ambitions to design an unhomely planet that may no longer accommodate us.

Index: 

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Part One: On Location
1. Buster Keaton's Climate Change
2. Nuclear Conditioning
3. The Ecologies of Film Noir
Part Two: At the End of the World
4. Still Life
5. Antarctica and Siegfried Kracauer's Extraterrestrial Film Theory
Conclusion: The Epoch and the Archive
Notes
Bibliography
Index

About the author: 

Jennifer Fay is Associate Professor of Film and English at Vanderbilt University where she also directs the Program in Cinema and Media Arts. Her books include Theaters of Occupation: Hollywood and the Reeducation of Postwar Germany (Minnesota, 2008) and Film Noir: Hard-Boiled Modernity and the Cultures of Globalization co-authored with Justus Nieland (Routledge, 2010).

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