Filmic Representation and the Spectator's Experience
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"Subjectivity in Film is a timely and vital contribution to film and cultural studies. Written from a variety of backgrounds and national traditions, by way of theory or applied analysis each chapter reflects on what it means to experience cinema: how it shapes our consciousness, how we live with it, and how we invent our lives through its history and ever-changing aspect and form. The book opens us onto new and unforeseen avenues of inquiry." - Tom Conley, Lowell Professor of Romance Languages and Visual & Environmental Studies, Harvard University

"In this wide-ranging collection, Dominique Chateau brings a fine group of scholars to explore the diverse, contested meanings and manifestations of subjectivity in film." - Richard Shusterman, Florida Atlantic University and author of Pragmatist Aesthetics

Dominique Chateau (ed.)


Filmic Representation and the Spectator's Experience

Subjectivity is a central concept in film theory, philosophy and cultural studies. It was also a key term in the reception of the Nouvelle Vague film movement in France and Italy from the start of 1945. This timely volume explores the ways in which the concept of subjectivity has made its way into film theory, history, practice and criticism, as well as the confrontations of the subject with this rapidly changing medium.
Contributors to this timely study include Francesco Casetti, Gregory Currie, Marina Grzinic, Maria Klonaris and Katerina Thomadaki, Jacinto Lageira, José Moure, Pere Salabert, Céline Scemama, Karl Sierek, Vivian Sobchack, and Pierre Taminiaux. Their illuminating essays are a testimony to their profound involvement in the subjectivity debate, enriching our perception of film history and our understanding of the medium.
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Dominique Chateau

Dominique Chateau is Emeritus Professor of Aesthetics and Cinema at the Sorbonne School of the Arts at Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Paris I.