Transcending the Nostalgic

Transcending the Nostalgic

To effectively transcend the shortsightedness in our relationship with oil, it is crucial to reconsider the spaces of petroleum and provide a better understanding of ... Transcending the Nostalgic of Oil As explored by Nigel Thrift ...

Author: George Jaramillo

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781800732223

Category: History

Page: 272

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Even as the global economy of the twenty-first century continues its dramatic and unpredictable transformations, the landscapes it leaves in its wake bear the indelible marks of their industrial past. Whether in the form of abandoned physical structures, displaced populations, or ecological impacts, they persist in memory and lived experience across the developed world. This collection explores the affective and “more-than-representational” dimensions of post-industrial landscapes, including narratives, practices, social formations, and other phenomena. Focusing on case studies from across Europe, it examines both the objective and the subjective aspects of societies that, increasingly, produce fewer things and employ fewer workers.
Categories: History

Musical Sincerity and Transcendence in Film

Musical Sincerity and Transcendence in Film

Mid-century viewers informed by concert reviews, advertisements, and other mass media may have understood intuitively the paradoxical nature of “Clair de lune's” nostalgic impact. Questioning sincerity and transcendence Nostalgia is a ...

Author: Timothy B. Cochran

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429874697

Category: Music

Page: 216

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Musical Sincerity and Transcendence in Film focuses on the ways filmmakers treat music reflexively—that is, draw attention to what it is and what it can do. Examining a wide range of movies from recent decades including examples from Indiewood, teen film, and blockbuster cinema, the book explores two recurring ideas about music implied by foregrounded musical activity on screen: that music can be a potent means of sincere expression and genuine human connection and that music can enable transcendence of disenchantment and the mundane. As an historical musicologist, Timothy Cochran explores these assumptions through analysis of musical style, aesthetic implications, and narrative strategy while treating the ideas as historically-grounded and culturally-situated with conceptual origins often lying outside of film. The book covers eclectic critical terrain to highlight various layers of musical sincerity and transcendence in film, including the nineteenth-century aesthetics of E.T.A. Hoffmann, David Foster Wallace’s literary resistance to irony (sometimes called the New Sincerity), strategies of self-revelation in singer-songwriter repertoires, Lionel Trilling’s distinction between sincerity and authenticity, theories of play, David Nye’s notion of the American technological sublime, and Svetlana Boym’s writings on nostalgia. These lenses reveal that film is a way of perpetuating, revising, and critiquing ideas about music and that music in film is a potent means of exploring broader social, emotional, and spiritual desires.
Categories: Music

Echoes of a Voice

Echoes of a Voice

Philosopher Anthony Simon Laden, for example, rejects metaphysical transcendence (“transcendence as a property of objects”), but argues for what ... He says that a colleague at the University of Texas thought the remark was “nostalgic.

Author: James W. Sire

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781625644152

Category: Religion

Page: 260

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Early evening, a young boy alone on his pony on the rim of the Nebraska Sandhills. Three darkening thunderclouds rising higher and higher on the horizon. An electric atmosphere, a quickening, light cooling breeze. A slight shiver and the boy wonders, "Am I being pursued by the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost?" These sudden, unbidden, unexpected, strange experiences. We all have them. What are they? Mere plucking on the emotional strings of our material selves? Or do they have a deeper meaning? Do they signal the Presence of something other, maybe some Other, maybe some one Other, some thing or some one, above, below, beyond our normal waking consciousness? James W. Sire has studied a massive number of these accounts. He pairs them with his own experiences and turns to scientists, philosophers, and theologians for explanation. These experiences, he concludes, are signals of transcendence or what N. T. Wright calls echoes of a voice--"the voice of Jesus, calling us to follow him into God's new world." This book is an account of the author's journey to this conclusion.
Categories: Religion

Classical Hollywood Comedy

Classical Hollywood Comedy

Nostalgia displaces collective history into either personal reminiscence ( what these films meant to me when I was a child ) or universalizing claims ( the image of laughter transcending traditional barriers between class or gender ) .

Author: Kristine Brunovska Karnick

Publisher: Other

ISBN: 0415906393

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 826

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Applies the recent return to history' in film studies to the genre of classical Hollywood comedy as well as broadening the definition of those works considered central in this field.
Categories: Performing Arts

Transcending Architecture

Transcending Architecture

19 This poses the question of how to understand this modern cult of beauty: as a secularized pursuit of grace, where the artist assumes the role of the priest, or as a nostalgic attempt to hold on to something that in fact has ...

Author: Julio Cesar Bermúdez

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 9780813226798

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

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Categories: Architecture

Mediated Nostalgia

Mediated Nostalgia

nostalgia is a healthy version of pluralist thought that could serve to break up the convenient historical narrative ... nostalgic mode will be exposed as a full-blown narcissistic cultural mentality, transcending simple repetition.

Author: Ryan Lizardi

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739196229

Category: Social Science

Page: 167

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Considering the current rash of film remakes, vintage video game downloads, and box sets of bygone television shows, media today is obsessed with nostalgia. Instead of presenting a past that functions as an adaptive mirror with which we can compare our contemporary situation, the past is instead presented as an individualized version that transfixes us as uncritical citizens of our own culture. Mediated Nostalgia: Individual Memory and Contemporary Mass Media argues that the cultural implication of a cross-media eternal return to nostalgia is an increasing reliance on defining who we are as people and societies by what media we consumed as children. The unblinking eye toward the past knows no progress, or at the very least, does not employ the past to compare and adaptively engage with the present or future. Examining film, literature, television, and video games, Ryan Lizardi tackles the idea of why that strong sense of nostalgia is such a popular tactic for the media industry, and why it is problematic.
Categories: Social Science

Politics of Nostalgia in the Arabic Novel

Politics of Nostalgia in the Arabic Novel

It is living with the knowledge that there can be no way of transcending tyranny and there is nothing anyone can do about it – even if the subject wishes, it can never transcend its own tyranny. The subject is always divided between its ...

Author: Wen-chin Ouyang

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748655700

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Uncovers the politics of nostalgia and madness inherent in the Arabic novel. The Arabic novel has taken shape in the intercultural networks of exchange between East and West, past and present. Wen-chin Ouyang shows how this has created a politics of nostalgia which can be traced to discourses on aesthetics, ethics and politics relevant to cultural and literary transformations of the Arabic speaking world in the 19th and 20th centuries. She reveals nostalgia and madness as the tropes through which the Arabic novel writes its own story of grappling with and resisting the hegemony of both the state and cultural heritage.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Modernism and Nostalgia

Modernism and Nostalgia

For both McIntire and Linett, modernist nostalgia apprehendsa wishfor transcendence and plentitude that might provide an experience of permanence, meaning,and stability for otherwise transient subjects. Inan implicit challenge to the ...

Author: T. Clewell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137326607

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 273

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This book addresses the multiple meanings of nostalgia in the literature of the period. Whether depicted as an emotion, remembrance, or fixation, these essays demonstrate that the nostalgic impulse reveals how deeply rooted in the damaged, the old, and the vanishing, were the variety of efforts to imagine and produce the new—the distinctly modern.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Screening Transcendence

Screening Transcendence

... German or otherwise) has specifically come to also enjoy the folk music and the nostalgic depiction of the imperial era popular culture of the Prater (Mizzi's performance) and desires such traditional and harmless entertainment.

Author: Robert Dassanowsky

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253034243

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 444

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During the 1930s, Austrian film production companies developed a process to navigate the competing demands of audiences in Nazi Germany and those found in broader Western markets. In Screening Transcendence, film historian Robert Dassanowsky explores how Austrian filmmakers during the Austrofascist period (1933–1938) developed two overlapping industries: "Aryanized" films for distribution in Germany, its largest market, and "Emigrantenfilm," which employed émigré and Jewish talent that appealed to international audiences. Through detailed archival research in both Vienna and the United States, Dassanowsky reveals what was culturally, socially, and politically at stake in these two simultaneous and overlapping film industries. Influenced by French auteurism, admired by Italian cinephiles, and ardently remade by Hollywood, these period Austrian films demonstrate a distinctive regional style mixed with transnational influences. Combining brilliant close readings of individual films with thoroughly informed historical and cultural observations, Dassanowsky presents the story of a nation and an industry mired in politics, power, and intrigue on the brink of Nazi occupation.
Categories: Performing Arts

Imaging Religion in Film

Imaging Religion in Film

The Politics of Nostalgia M. Gail Hamner ... but still real religious hope constituted through images of transcendence, andthis intersectiongenerates a potent nostalgic affectand tremendous (albeitpotential) political charge to viewers.

Author: M. Gail Hamner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137013248

Category: Social Science

Page: 193

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This book offers a new methodology for examining the ethico-political dimensions of religion and film which foregrounds film's social power both to shape subjectivity and to image contemporary social contradictions and analyses three specific films: Kurosawa's Dersu Uzala ; Kiarostami's Taste of Cherry ; and the Coens' The Man Who Wasn't There .
Categories: Social Science