Spectatorship, Embodiment and Physicality in the Contemporary Mutilation Film

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Springer, Jul 28, 2015 - Performing Arts - 192 pages
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Spectatorship, Embodiment and Physicality in the Contemporary Mutilation Film explores 'physical spectatorship': the representation of mutilation on the screen and the physical responses this evokes. The book is organised around the study of a series of dynamic engagements that reconfigure the film-viewer relationship.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Embodied Voyeurism
19
2 Mutilation as Spectacle
42
SelfHarm as Affect
60
4 Extreme Frequencies
80
5 The Gut
102
Conclusion
126
Notes
135
Bibliography
170
Filmography
180
Index
184
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Laura Wilson completed her PhD at the University of Manchester where she also taught introductory modules on film, led seminars for the Manchester Leadership Programme and lectured for Ahmed Iqbal's Race Relations Resource Centre. She has presented her work at UK and international conferences. Further publications include articles on race, gender and physical spectatorship.

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