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The Resource Shimmering images : trans cinema, embodiment, and the aesthetics of change, Eliza Steinbock

Shimmering images : trans cinema, embodiment, and the aesthetics of change, Eliza Steinbock

Label
Shimmering images : trans cinema, embodiment, and the aesthetics of change
Title
Shimmering images
Title remainder
trans cinema, embodiment, and the aesthetics of change
Statement of responsibility
Eliza Steinbock
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Traces how cinema offers alternative ways to understand gender transitions through a specific aesthetics of change. Drawing on Barthe's idea of the "shimmer" and Foucault's notion of sex as a mirage, the author shows how sex and gender can appear mirage-like on film, an effect they label shimmering. The author applies the concept of shimmering - which delineates change in its emergent form as well as the qualities of transforming bodies, images, and affects - to analyses of films that span time and genre. These include examinations of the fantastic and phantasmagorical shimmerings of sex change in Georges Méliès's nineteenth-century trick films and Lili Elbe's 1931 autobiographical writings and photomontage in "Man into Woman." The author also explores more recent documentaries, science fiction, and pornographic and experimental films. Presenting a cinematic philosophy of transgender embodiment that demonstrates how shimmering images mediate transitioning, the author not only offers a corrective to the gender binary orientation of feminist film theory; they open up new means to understand trans ontologies aepistemologiesies as emergent, affective, and processual
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
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Steinbock, Eliza
Dewey number
791.43/65267
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.S47
LC item number
S74 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Transgender people in motion pictures
  • Transsexuals in motion pictures
  • Gender identity in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Gender identity in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Transgender people in motion pictures
  • Transsexuals in motion pictures
  • Film
  • Geschlechterrolle
  • Transgender
Label
Shimmering images : trans cinema, embodiment, and the aesthetics of change, Eliza Steinbock
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface : Call me they -- Introduction : disjunction and conjunction : thinking trans through cinema -- Shimmering phantasmagoria : trans/cinema/aesthetics in an age of technological reproducibility -- Shimmering sex : docu-porn's trans-sexualities, confession culture, and suturing practices -- Shimmering multiplicity : trans*forms in Dandy Dust and I.K.U. from Dada to data to d@d@ -- Conclusion : an ensemble of shimmers
Control code
1046461682
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 231 pages
Isbn
9781478003243
Lccn
2018037349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1046461682
Label
Shimmering images : trans cinema, embodiment, and the aesthetics of change, Eliza Steinbock
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface : Call me they -- Introduction : disjunction and conjunction : thinking trans through cinema -- Shimmering phantasmagoria : trans/cinema/aesthetics in an age of technological reproducibility -- Shimmering sex : docu-porn's trans-sexualities, confession culture, and suturing practices -- Shimmering multiplicity : trans*forms in Dandy Dust and I.K.U. from Dada to data to d@d@ -- Conclusion : an ensemble of shimmers
Control code
1046461682
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 231 pages
Isbn
9781478003243
Lccn
2018037349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1046461682

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