Film and Video Intermediality: The Question of Medium Specificity in Contemporary Moving Images

Author:   Janna Houwen (Leiden University, The Netherlands)
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
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9781501349003


Pages:   344
Publication Date:   07 February 2019
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Author:   Janna Houwen (Leiden University, The Netherlands)
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Imprint:   Bloomsbury Academic USA
ISBN:  

9781501349003


ISBN 10:   1501349007
Pages:   344
Publication Date:   07 February 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1: The Reality Effect 1 Reality Effects: Literature, Film and Video 2 Devices in Video 3 Devices in Film 4 Sliding Scales 5 Mediumspecificity and the Reality Effect 6 Interaction Part 2: (Dis)embodiment 7 Dispositif: A New Layered Structure 8 (Dis)Embodying Dispositifs 9 Cinema's Disembodying Dispositif: An Effect of an Effect 10 Other Views on Film Viewing 11 Surfaces and Screens: Video's Embodying Dispositifs 12 In Between: Three Intermedial Installations Part 3: Social Structures 13 The Medium,The Media and The Social 14 Video: Flow and Feedback 15 Film: Private/Production 16 Electronic Diaries, Cinematic Stories Part 4: Violent Features 17 Objective Representation 18 The Production of Portable Objects 19 Freezing 20 Touching 21 Surveillance 22 Voyeurism Conclusion Bibliography List of Films and Videos Index

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This excellent book brilliantly examines complex arguments about media and their impact. As we transit from conventional forms of expression to multi-modal media, Janna Houwen expertly studies the shift in our understanding of meaning and messages and their role in contemporary society. * Ron Burnett Order of Canada, Order of BC, Chevalier de l'ordre des arts et des lettres, RCA, President and Vice-Chancellor, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Canada * An inventive reimagining of and incisive look into the materialism of video, what makes it tick but remain elusive both in and out of the filmic register. This volume expands the boundaries of a medium to include the haptic, the sensual and the state of being post-media; the very real question of how reality is structured and envisioned and what might constitute flow, power and surveillance in the 21st century. What does video do when rewound? How does it imprint the boundaries of surveillance on everyday activities? How is video embedded in films' legacy and how are screens integrated into the everyday environment(s)? Can video be embodied or embody itself and if so what are its aftereffects and its future tense? These are some of the tendrils followed deftly in Film and Video Intermediality. This volume is a rich theoretical engagement with both the legacy of video's embedded-ness in everyday life as well as a searching interrogation of medium specificity as Modernist touchstone. Is video a thing born of re-use, morphing and a questioning of the reality effect? Or is it born of an upending of the indexical relationship between image and viewer, a relationship often taken for truth. This volume is a brisk investigation of a medium and a media inculcated into the fabric of the everyday in surprising, insidious and illuminating ways. * Erika Suderburg, Professor, Department of Media and Cultural Studies, University of California, Riverside, USA *


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Janna Houwen is an Assistant Professor at the department of Film and Literary studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands.

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