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Pleasure | Obvious | Queer: A conversation with Richard Dyer

by Catherine Grant and Jaap Kooijman How to introduce Richard Dyer? One could start by recognising that he is an academic star, as Su Holmes and Sean Redmond have done in their introduction to Framing Celebrity. Referring to Dyer’s 2006 SCMS keynote lecture, they write: [h]is entrance was greeted with ecstatic applause and he delivered […]

Horseplay: Equine performance and creaturely acts in cinema

by Stella Hockenhull Béla Tarr’s latest and reputedly final film, The Turin Horse (2011), takes its prompt from the story about an encounter that Nietzsche claims to have experienced with a maltreated horse on Via Carlo Alberto, Turin.[1] Tarr’s film opens with an image of a large horse pulling a cart through the bleak, inhospitable […]

Feminist film studies 40 years after ‘Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema’, a triologue

by Laura Mulvey, Anna Backman Rogers, and Annie van den Oever Forty years after the publication of her seminal essay ‘Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema’ in Screen, Laura Mulvey, together with Anna Backman Rogers, has edited Feminisms: Diversity, Difference, and Multiplicity in Contemporary Film Cultures (Amsterdam University Press, 2015), which is the latest instalment of […]