Corporeality in Early Cinema

Viscera, Skin, and Physical Form

Editors
Marina Dahlquist, Doron Galili, Jan Olsson, Valentine Robert

Publisher
Indiana University Press

Description

Corporeality in Early Cinema inspires a heightened awareness of the ways in which early film culture, and screen praxes overall are inherently embodied. Contributors argue that on and off screen (and in affiliated media and technological constellations), the body consists of flesh and nerves and is not just an abstract spectator or statistical audience entity.

Audience responses from arousal to disgust, from identification to detachment, offer us a means to understand what spectators took and still take away from their cinematic experience. Through theoretical approaches and case studies, scholars offer a variety of models for stimulating historical research on corporeality and cinema by exploring the matrix of screened bodies, machine-made scaffolding, and their connections to the physical bodies in front of the screen.

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Details

  • Type:
    Anthology (peer reviewed)
  • Published:
    2018
  • Publisher:
  • Language:
    English
  • ISBN:
    978-0-253-03365-9
  • Edition:
    1st
  • Pages:
    416

About the Editors

Marina Dahlquist

Marina Dahlquist received her PhD in Cinema Studies at Stockholm University in 2001 with a thesis titled The Invisible Seen in French Cinema before 1917. Her research interests include historical reception studies, educational films, and issues o... Read more

Doron Galili

Doron Galili is a research fellow in the Department of Media Studies at Stockholm University. He is co-editor of Corporeality in Early Cinema (Indiana University Press, 2018) and author of Seeing by Electricity: The Emergence of Television, 1878–1... Read more

Jan Olsson

Jan Olsson (born 1952 in Helsingborg) is a Swedish film scholar, professor of cinema studies and former head of department at Stockholm University. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Southern California, UCLA, Northwestern Unive... Read more

Reference

Dahlquist, M., Galili, D., Olsson, J. and Robert, V. (eds.). (2018). Corporeality in Early Cinema: Viscera, Skin, and Physical Form. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.