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Affect and Environment in Two Artists’ Films and a Video

Cubitt, Sean. 2014. Affect and Environment in Two Artists’ Films and a Video. In: Alexa Weik von Mossner, ed. Moving Environment. Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, pp. 249-265. ISBN 978-1771120029 [Book Section]

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In Moving Environments: Affect, Emotion, Ecology, and Film, international scholars investigate how films portray human emotional relationships with the more-than-human world and how such films act upon their viewers' emotions. Emotion and affect are the basic mechanisms that connect us to our environment, shape our knowledge, and motivate our actions. Contributors explore how film represents and shapes human emotion in relation to different environments and what role time, place, and genre play in these affective processes. Individual essays resituate well-researched environmental films such as An Inconvenient Truth and March of the Penguins by paying close attention to their emotionalizing strategies, and bring to our attention the affective qualities of films that have so far received little attention from ecocritics, such as Stan Brakhage's Dog Star Man. The collection opens a new discursive space at the disciplinary intersection of film studies, affect studies, and a growing body of ecocritical scholarship. It will be of interest not only to scholars and students working in the field of ecocriticism and the environmental humanities, but for everyone with an interest in our emotional responses to film.

Item Type: Book Section

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Media and Communications

Dates:

DateEvent
2014Published

Item ID:

14134

Date Deposited:

13 Oct 2015 15:22

Last Modified:

27 Jun 2017 13:53

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/14134
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